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Linda D., Psychotherapist, LMSW, CASAC
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I have taken olanzapine for 10 years. Last week my

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I have taken olanzapine for 10 years. Last week my psychiatrist prescribed me zoloft when I told him about my depression and anxiety. I took one 25mg tab the night of 1/12/16. I started reading up about withdrawl symptoms from zoloft and I've decided that I'm not sure I want to take it. So I haven't taken my dose tonight and its been 27 hours since the first 25mg.I'm feeling fatigued, headache and a little hard to concentrate. Is it okay to discontinue zoloft after the first dose and talk with my psychiatrist further before making my decision?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Right now I'm starting to get some anxiety. Can you withdraw after one dose?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did take my 10mg of olanzapine tonight even tho I didn't take the zoloft.
Expert:  Linda D. replied 1 year ago.

Hi there, my name is ***** ***** I am a psychotherapist and would like to help you with your concerns regarding your medication change. I would like to ask you a few questions first. Is there something else going on in your life right now that may be causing you higher levels of stress or anxiety? Are you feeling less physical symptoms now? It would be unusual to have severe withdrawal symptoms after taking one dose of 25mg Zoloft. I do hear your anxiety tho. Are you working with a therapist and/or your psychiatrist to share your concerns? Medications are very helpful in treating anxiety and depression but they are not an exact science. It is very helpful to have a good partnership with a professional who can help you through the process. I hope this was helpful, please let me know how you are doing. Sincerely, Linda

Expert:  Linda D. replied 1 year ago.

Hi there, I answered a question you had a few days ago regarding a dose of Zoloft you had taken. I wanted to check in with you and see how you are feeling now. I hope you are feeling better by now. I look forward to hearing from you.