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Weaning off Zoloft (100mg) on 50mg now, took me about 5 weeks tp get down without much issue. Anyway after a violent altercation with a family member i took my original 100mg just for that day to see if the rage i felt was withdrawal induced or not. I then continued on 50mg the following days, haven't felt much different maybe a bit more depressed. So would any problems arise if I reinstated my original dose on just that occasion? Can I continue my taper despite reinstating 100mg dosage?

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Jonathan -- Welcome to Surviving Antidepressants (SA)! I've moved your post and topic to the Introductions Forum so that more people will see your question.


Changing dose for 1 day *might* have an effect but it's not likely given that you've been taking sertraline for a while.  When did you start taking Zoloft?


About your taper: You may be in for some difficulty -- a 50% reduction in 5 weeks is too fast for many people.  We suggest that people decrease by no more than 10% per month!  Here are some discussion topics about that:

Before you begin tapering -- what you need to know.

Why taper by 10% of my dosage?.

How your brain responds to psychiatric drugs - aka "Brain remodeling"


Also a topic specifically about Zoloft: Tips for tapering off Zoloft (sertraline)


I hope you'll read those topics and carefully consider holding steady at 50 mg for at least a month to give your CNS (central nervous system) a chance to catch up to the dose.


If you're going to post regularly on the site, please take a few minutes to create a signature that appears below each of your posts. Summarize your history in a signature -- drugs, doses, dates, and discontinuations & reinstatements, in the last 12-24 months particularly.

  • Any drugs prior to 24 months ago can just be listed with start and stop years.
  • Please use actual dates or approximate dates (mid-June, Late October) rather than relative time frames (last week, 3 months ago)
  • Spell out months, e.g. "October" or "Oct."; 9/1/2016 can be interpreted as Jan. 9, 2016 or Sept. 1, 2016.
  • Please leave out symptoms and diagnoses.
  • A list is easier to understand than one or multiple paragraphs.
  • Link to Account Settings – Create or Edit a signature.


This is YOUR introduction topic -- the place for you to ask questions, record symptoms, share your progress, and connect with other members of the SA community.  I hope you'll find the information in the SA forums helpful for your situation. I'm sorry that you are in the position that you need the information, but am glad that you found us.


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Tapered off luvox in four months, stopped completely exactly 21 days ago. Ever since coming off I've noticed this very restless feeling especially in the legs such as, constantly moving them while sitting, tingling sensation, and body twitching while falling asleep. Could this be a mild form of akathisia or RLS? Don't want to schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist since they all have this very condescending, "it's all in your head" sort of attitude about any complaints. Thanks

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Ever since i came off luvox I've noticed my muscles (face, arms, legs etc.) randomly twitch. I also have myoclonic jerks that wake up when im falling asleep more often than not. What could this be due to? Is it too early to be dyskinesia, since it's almost always due to anti psychotics(which ive never taken)? I've also noticed a mild restless feeling.

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If you use google and type in survivingantidepressants.org jerk it will bring up some topics and also posts where members have mentioned their experiences.

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