I say taper off your antidepresant.
I was told to stop taking my antidepressant because I may get an overdose of seretonin. Otherwise know as Seritonin Syndrome. I stopped CT and have been tapering off tramadol for 2 weeks. I would not recommend to anyone to stop their antidepressant CT. Here's what an article said about stopping an antidepressant suddenly.
"If you decide to stop taking antidepressants, it’s essential to taper off slowly. If you stop abruptly, you may experience a number of unpleasant withdrawal symptoms such as crying spells, extreme restlessness, dizziness, fatigue, and aches and pains. These withdrawal symptoms are known as antidepressant discontinuation syndrome. Antidepressant discontinuation syndrome is especially common when you stop taking Paxil or Zoloft. However, all medications for depression can cause withdrawal symptoms."
I am one of the unfortunate ones who take zoloft, so it especially requires a taper. Today, I suffered a set back and a kind of emotional breakdown. I was crying and had scary thoughts. I've been crying more and more leading up to this, expecially in the evening when the wd symptoms came the hardest.
Unfortunately, I relapsed as well. I just couldn't take it anymore. I figured it was a combination of not taking my antidepressant, and wd too quickly off my tramadol. Tomorrow I will get back to my routine. I am going to start taking my antidessant again. I think I really need it.
A thoughtful warning for anyone who maybe more reliant on there antidepressant medication than others.
Not to say, I was informed incorrectly. It may have saved my life. Once I cut out the zoloft my involuntary twitches stopped. I just don't think I should have been off of it that long and should of been more informed that a wd from it does happed. Perhaps by the time I got down to 12 pills /day, (for me personally) I should have started taking half of my regular dose at least to get some in my system.
I was getting very dizzy and in a fog. some here have had that symptom and some have not. It is a wd symp. for both tramadol and zoloft. I got a double wammy.