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Yes these are side effects from stopping sertraline.
These side effects usually subside over next 3-4 weeks.
You have reduced the sertraline dose too fast.
If these symptoms are not tolerable, you can start sertraline at low dosage 25 mg daily.
Then you should go down to 12.5 mg daily after 2 weeks.
Then you can stop after 2 more weeks on 12.5 mg daily.
If you do not want to go back on sertraline, then you can consider herbal supplements.
Ginkgo biloba 400 mg daily and St John's wort 300 mg daily can be tried to help with your symptoms.