Author Topic: Can I stay on my SSRI for now??  (Read 220 times)

[Buddie]

Can I stay on my SSRI for now??
« on: May 20, 2022, 01:02:18 pm »
Iím 10 weeks off clonazepam, and having a hard time with some withdrawals which I know is normal but my anxiety is saying ďwhat if suddenly the Zoloft youíve been on is causing all of this?Ē Mind you Iíve been on the Zoloft for several years (before the clonazepam) and I donít want to taper it just yet if I donít have to because Iíd rather heal from the benzo first. I guess what Iím asking is it wouldnít suddenly be that the Zoloft is acting different and causing my anxiety / depression / Dpdr after coming off clonazepam right? Is that just my head messing with me?? This is probably strictly benzo related yes? The Zoloft never effected me before but Iím scared it is now because Iím not taking clonazepam with it Ö
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[Buddie]

Re: Can I stay on my SSRI for now??
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2022, 10:42:22 pm »
It sounds like benzo fear has a grip on you, isn't it amazing how we find stuff to worry about, stuff that never bothered us before?  My suggestion is to not go off the Zoloft, you've made enough changes for now, give your body time to heal and yes, it can even while taking an SSRI.   :thumbsup:
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[Buddie]

Re: Can I stay on my SSRI for now??
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2022, 11:23:29 pm »
I stayed on my SSRI all through the taper. Still on it now. Got Abilify to worry about now.
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[Buddie]

Re: Can I stay on my SSRI for now??
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2022, 12:39:26 am »
Benzo fear..is that what all this OMG WHAT IF stuff is?  :D That all makes sense because my head keeps coming up with new ways to freak out! Thank you for the reply
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[Buddie]

Re: Can I stay on my SSRI for now??
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2022, 12:44:45 am »
We call them benzo lies so feel free to add your own.  ;) Benzo Lies That Have Been Busted
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[Buddie]

Re: Can I stay on my SSRI for now??
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2022, 05:46:14 am »
Agreed. If it were me, I would not taper the Zoloft yet!
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[Buddie]

Re: Can I stay on my SSRI for now??
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2022, 02:03:29 am »
Bounce ideas about meds off doctor but I wouldnít make any further life changing decisions. This deal is already chaotic enough. I have to sit on my hands sometimes and force myself to be quiet.
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[Buddie]

Re: Can I stay on my SSRI for now??
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2022, 01:20:01 am »
Hello

I have been on effexor 75mg once per day for many years and I stayed in it during my CT and am still on it.  Never had an issue.  My thought is stay the course.  Only one at a time

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