After experiencing sudden onset of bilateral loss of vision, I was seen in an ER, the MD ruled out retinal detachment, glaucoma other critical issues, he did observe some change inthe optic nerves. He postulated side effects from long term (10yr) use of Zoloft 100mg, Trazadone 100mg, and Serax, (oxazepam 10mg) BID. He also recommended immediate discontinuance of all medication. My questions:
* have you ever heard of side effects of sudden onset severe loss of vision of any of the mentioned drugs, or combination as above.
* should we discontinue the medication, and should it be tapered off rather than immediately discontinued.
The medication has effectively managed what has been a life long battle with depression, which has run in our family.