So….I made the executive decision to come off of zoloft. It’s been 3 days now and I’ve never felt better. I went from 75mg to 0 cold turkey and luckily, I haven’t had any withdrawal symptoms. Also, I’ve felt practically the same, other than the fact that I actually have my emotions back; puppy videos make me cry again lol. Haven’t told my psych yet and don’t plan on it until I’m off for a month..just so I can see how it goes. I’ve noticed my anxiety is slowly returning, but the depressive thoughts aren’t, so I guess that’s good? My biggest fear was becoming dependent on meds all my life, so I’m glad I don’t have to rely on them in order to feel “happy”. Hopefully this continues going well. If I experience withdrawal in the future, I guess I’ll go back on the meds and step down as recommended when coming off of them. For now, I’m glad I decided to stop.
My next step will be exploring other coping mechanisms for my depression and anxiety. Natural remedies? Meditation? Not sure….will update again.