I think you should get off of everthing except what you need to sleep. Ambien is good but klonopin is longer lasting. Zoloft is having a stimulating effect on you and you would be much better off without it or any other antidepressant. It is definetly worht a try if you and your doctor agree.
Thank you very much for your response. I spoke to my doctor and am doing as you suggested.
Hey, I have similar tremors. I am on a combo of 50mg zoloft and 150wellbutrin xl. I also take Ambien for insomnia. I have also had that "jump out of your skin' feeling before and it is the worst physical experience I have ever had. I can understand increased suicide rate when these things make your body feel this way. Because of my tremors, I want to go off the meds as well. I would reccomend SAM-E, a natural anti-depressant that is very effective. There have been tons of clinical trials on its safety and such. Check with your doctor to make sure, but I have found SAM-E to help just as much if not more than the anti-deprssents without the annoying side effects. Just a thought. I am hoping the tremors go away when I stop taking the meds. I too am extremely sensitive to medication.
I was on 20 MG of Paxil for 3 years and then on 50-100 MG of Zoloft for 5 years for anxiety and depression. I was diagnosed with RLS by a neurologist 4 years ago and have been to at least 10 other doctors about this condition but none mentioned a possible relationship between this condition and SSRIs. I even told them that alcohol and caffeine made the symptoms worse but it didn't ring a bell with them. I also found that the RLS symptoms were making my anxiety and depression symptoms worse than they were before I got on these medications. I have tried to got off of Zoloft in the past but the withdrawal symptoms dissuaded me. Since reading on the web that SSRIs can make the symptoms of RLS worse, I have reduced my dose of Zoloft to 25 mg and plan to discontinue its use in a week. The withdrawal symptoms (dizziness, headache, wooziness, etc.) have been terrible. Even at 25 MG, my leg symptoms have been reduced considerably. I look forward to being off Zoloft so I can see what I'm like without this medication. My experience is that doctors do not monitor the side effects of these medications. All the doctors I have gon to for help have taken for granted that taking these medication are a universal good thing. The drug companies should also inform doctors of the risks with the same effort that they put into informing them of the benefits.
Thank you very much for your recommendation of the SAM-e. I may give it a shot. I'm sorry that you went through the "jump out of your skin" routine. It was one of my worst experiences.
Just an update: I have been off Zoloft for a little over two weeks now and I actually feel much calmer. The first two weeks the only withdrawal symptoms I had were a few electric "zap" type things and some dizziness. The pins and needles in my legs and that restless leg syndrome issue is totally gone. I still have chest tremors (especially at night) but I figure due to the fact that I was on Wellbutrin for 5 years and then took Zoloft right away, that perhaps it's withdrawal from that as well.
Two psychiatrists still insist that these antidepressants were not causing my tremors and rls and insomnia! (Funny, but I never had them before I started these medications and even though I always had trouble sleeping the insomnia worsened...that's why I had to take the Ambien!)
I'm also trying to wean off of Ambien since I've been on that for about 5 years and my doctor won't give it to me anymore.
I'm looking for more natural ways to treat my insomnia/anxiety/depression. More aerobic exercise and I've started taking magnesium which is supposed to be sedating. Also I put lavender oil on a cotton ball on my pillowcase. Isn't falling asleep supposed to be a natural thing? If none of this works, I will consider either cognitive or behavioral therapy.
Good luck to the both of you. I wish you well.
I had my galbladder removed over 2 months ago though i still feel nausea and vomit at times I'm also taking 50 mg of zoloft what i would like to know if the nausea and vomiting is due to the zoloft ??