is stopping sertraline making me aggressive?
i was put on sertraline anti deppression tablets about 6 years ago. I decided about 3 weeks ago to stop taking them, but in the last week or so i have become really angry and aggressive, could it be some kind of withdrawl? i was not aggressve before taking the pils
- TefiLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
If you just stopped taking them, then aggression might just be only one of the side effects. You should never stop taking a medication like Sertraline without talking to a doctor as they must be reduced really gradually. Please start taking them again, or at least go straight to your doctor and tell him you have come off them and see what he says. Maybe at least take one ever two days for two weeks, then every three days for two weeks and so on until you are taking one a week for two weeks, then half a one a week for two weeks, then that's it, you should be free of them. This is how I had to reduce. I stopped taking another similar anti depressant before just like you and ended up trying to kill myself, it was all down to the tablets. Then when I tried to stop taking Sertraline, my legs stopped working, so I carried on taking them and went to see my doctor, who put me on the reduction programme I described above, it really does have to be done that gradually. The aggression is bound to be part of it, I hope you sort it out soon, and well done you for wanting to be off the tablets, but please, do it the way its meant to be done, and save yourself the aggro. Good luck, and God bless.
- Anonymous6 years ago
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- 1 decade ago
You've been on them a long time so you probably need to come off them gradually. Sertraline (Zoloft) is the second strongest anti-depressant available so it's not surprising you're angry and irritable. You need to taper off them more slowly.
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- JudithLv 44 years ago
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- mlud12000Lv 41 decade ago
I would suggest you go see your G.P. If he stopped them he could tell you of any withdrawl symptons you might be experiencing. I know someone who is on 5mg a day but hes also on clonazepam, he has some behavioural problems.