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    Weaning experiences?

    Has anyone gone through trying to wean off Setraline, and wondering whether what you are experiencing is withdrawal symptoms OR could it be relapse/actually needing a higher dose?

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    Re: Weaning experiences?

    What dose were you on and how are you weaning off? What symptoms do you have?
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    Re: Weaning experiences?

    I was on 100mg and the doctor said to half them so currently on 50mg. I feel kinda miserable and more anxious, whereas before I was quite content. It's been just over a month so I don't know if I should be settled into the lower dose now or not.

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    Re: Weaning experiences?

    Quote Originally Posted by raspberry22 View Post
    I was on 100mg and the doctor said to half them so currently on 50mg.
    Too big a cut, imo. I think a cut of no more than 25mg might have made it easier.

    I feel kinda miserable and more anxious, whereas before I was quite content.
    Was it your decision to wean off, or your doctors? Also how long have you been taking sertraline?

    It's been just over a month so I don't know if I should be settled into the lower dose now or not.
    The symptoms should be diminishing. How long are you supposed to remain on 50mg?
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    Re: Weaning experiences?

    Well it was my decision as even though my mood was stable there were some side effects I wasn't happy with, so I spoke to the doctor and the thought lowering the dose might help, but now I'm not so sure if it was a good idea!

    I've been on sertraline for a good few years now!

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    Re: Weaning experiences?

    While lowering the dose may reduce the severity of side-effects it will often be at the expense of effectiveness. If a side-effect, or side-effects are a significant issue then either 'treating' them, or switching to another AD can be the better options. All ADs have potential side-effects, but they tend to be different from AD to AD so the trick is to find one whose side-effects you can live with.
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    Re: Weaning experiences?

    Quote Originally Posted by panic_down_under View Post
    While lowering the dose may reduce the severity of side-effects it will often be at the expense of effectiveness. If a side-effect, or side-effects are a significant issue then either 'treating' them, or switching to another AD can be the better options. All ADs have potential side-effects, but they tend to be different from AD to AD so the trick is to find one whose side-effects you can live with.
    Thanks for the reply, I think that might be sometihng to discuss with the doctor

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