For the past week or so I have been tapering off of Zoloft. I was taking 150mg and went down to 100mg, then 50mg, then 25mg, and for the past two days I haven't taken any at all. I'll tell you, it's kicking my ass. I thought that Zoloft was working for me, and I'm sure it was helping depression somewhat, but it was having some adverse reactions lately (major irritability and anger). My psychiatrist told me that people who have bipolar tendencies have these kinds of reactions when on medications like Zoloft. The only medications that would help me are mood stabilizers, and unfortunately none of them are safe while breastfeeding. I'm going to just go the no medication route for a while and see if that will work out.
If I had known what coming off of these meds was going to be like then I don't know if I would have even wanted to ever start taking it.
My first symptom was this weird detached feeling in my head. I would feel slightly lightheaded and like my head was floating. It wasn't that bad, I thought that if that's all that was going to happen then I could deal. Then the dizziness started getting worse, I started occasionally feeling nauseous, and now I have full blown vertigo half the time, cold sweats and hot flashes, brain zaps (sudden intense pain on one side of my head), increased irritability, I've cried for no reason several times, I cry easier in general.
It's pretty intense, pretty shitty, and making being a mama during the day really hard.
Anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to make these symptoms not as harsh?