Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Please let this just be a fluke

Previous dosage: 16.7 mg
Current dosage: 12.5 mg
Days on current dosage: 2
Supplements: B-12 complex, niacinamide, fish oil
Withdrawal symptoms: slight nausea

I seriously hope the slight nausea I'm feeling this morning doesn't mean I'm going to start experiencing nasty withdrawal is a few days. I can deal with the nausea...but please oh please not the dizziness and the vertigo. That's the worst.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Down another notch

Previous dosage: 16.7 mg
Current dosage: 12.5 mg
Days on current dosage: 1
Supplements: B-12 complex, niacinamide, fish oil
Withdrawal symptoms: none

We'll see if I start experiencing withdrawal in a few days.

Monday, January 24, 2011

I lost Liam, but I did not loose my wits

Dosage for the past few months: 25 mg
Current dosage: 16.7 mg
Days on current dosage: 17
Supplements: B-12 complex, niacinamide, fish oil
Withdrawal symptoms: none

We were at Super Walmart yesterday looking car seats and I lost Liam. I turned around and he wasn't there. When he did not show up after repeatedly calling his name and looking in the neighboring isles, I started to think someone must have taken him. He was probably gone for a total of 3 or 5 minutes, but it felt like an eternity. Finally another customer yells "He's here"! It turns out he was hiding behind one of those huge car seat boxes. So he had never gone anywhere actually. When he saw me he started laughing and playing peekabo with car seat box. It had all been one big game for him.
The funny thing is, I did not start crying hysterically after I found him, which is what would normally happen to me. It's like I was a little too calm.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Uh-oh, weird feelings are cropping up

Dosage for the past few months: 25 mg
Current dosage: 16.7 mg
Days on current dosage: 13
Supplements: B-12 complex, niacinamide, fish oil
Withdrawal symptoms: slight anxiety

Thank goodness I haven't had any more physical withdrawal symptoms crop up, but I am starting to notice a weird panicky feeling in the pit of my stomach. It may have to do with the fact that I know I have to go get a physical, as my last Pap smear was when I was pregnant with Liam. So almost 4 years ago. And I've always been afraid of the doctor, so this may not have anything to do with my taper. 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Thinking of going down further

Dosage for the past few months: 25 mg
Current dosage: 16.7 mg
Days on current dosage: 8
Supplements: B-12 complex, niacinamide
Withdrawal symptoms: NONE!

I can't believe it, but so far I haven't had any more nasty withdrawal symptoms. I may be getting ahead of myself, but if things continue to go well in the next few days I may try going down to 12.5 mg. 


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

So far, so good

I've been on Zoloft for 2.5 years.
Dosage for the past few months: 25 mg
Current dosage: 16.7 mg
Days on current dosage: 4
Supplements: B-12 complex, niacinamide
Withdrawal symptons: slight nausea in the morning, sleepiness

I woke up with a bit of nausea this morning, but nothing like what I had last week when I forgot two dosages. I haven't had any dizziness either. So far it's nothing noteworthy, but I've read enough on mental health forums about ssri withdrawal to know that it's not going to get better.