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    Sertraline reinstatement

    Hi has anyone else reinstated sertraline after being off more than 3 weeks? I did and feel like i am dying :(

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    Re: Sertraline reinstatement

    yup sounds normal to me
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    Re: Sertraline reinstatement

    Quote Originally Posted by nomorepanic View Post
    yup sounds normal to me
    Does that mean there's no hope for me now? I've had akathisia I'm a mess

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    Re: Sertraline reinstatement

    Quote Originally Posted by NervousA1 View Post
    Hi has anyone else reinstated sertraline after being off more than 3 weeks? I did and feel like i am dying :(
    So you stopped taking sertraline 3 weeks ago and began taking it again in the last few days? How much sertraline were you taking, did you wean off, or quit cold-turkey, and how much are you taking now and why did you start taking it again?
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    Re: Sertraline reinstatement

    Quote Originally Posted by panic_down_under View Post
    So you stopped taking sertraline 3 weeks ago and began taking it again in the last few days? How much sertraline were you taking, did you wean off, or quit cold-turkey, and how much are you taking now?
    This was last year Dr took me off sertraline cold turkey waited a week then went on mirtazapine but felt no better so quit ct after 3 weeks.... 3 months went by then I was getting worse. So Dr put me back on sertraline again then it's been down hill since

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    Re: Sertraline reinstatement

    I feel totally dead like i don't even exist. Just an empty shell

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    Re: Sertraline reinstatement

    Quote Originally Posted by NervousA1 View Post
    This was last year Dr took me off sertraline cold turkey waited a week
    Do you know why the GP took you off it? How long had you been taking it before then and at what dose?

    So Dr put me back on sertraline again then it's been down hill since
    How much are you taking?
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    Re: Sertraline reinstatement

    Quote Originally Posted by panic_down_under View Post
    Do you know why the GP took you off it? How long had you been taking it before then and at what dose?



    How much are you taking?
    I'm off everything now apart from diazepam when needed. I was on 50mg for 2 years. I told the Dr i felt emotionally numb so he took me off it cold turkey and put on mirtazapine 15mg which I stopped after 3 weeks then went back on sertraline 50mg again after 3 months. Which is bad apparently I've read not supposed to reinstate after 3 weeks

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    Re: Sertraline reinstatement

    Quote Originally Posted by NervousA1 View Post
    I told the Dr i felt emotionally numb so he took me off it cold turkey
    Cutting back to 25mg for a week, or two would have been kinder.

    then went back on sertraline 50mg again after 3 months. Which is bad apparently I've read not supposed to reinstate after 3 weeks
    Where did you read this? There is no reason I'm aware of why you can't go back onto a med after a longer break. However, as with discontinuing, a week or two at 25mg would have been better. Plus, given the emotional blunting was an consideration given to taking another SSRI?
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