Since March 2009 I have been taking 50 mg of Zoloft a day. I wasn't happy about starting the meds but it was for a good reason. I recently saw my doctor and she and I both felt I was ready to stop so for three weeks I took 25 mg a day then for one week I took 25 mg every other day, for the past week I haven't taken any. I feel fine except for a few minor withdrawal symptoms ("zaps", insomnia, anxiety, all very mild) but now I'm wondering how long it takes the medicine to completely clear my system. I know that it has a half life of about 26 hours and I have done the math. However, I want to know when it will be completely gone...not even .0000001 left. I also want to know how soon I can drink alcohol, without having to constantly monitor myself. I'm not a heavy drinker but I don't want to have to worry about having a crazy reaction so I don't want to drink until it is COMPLETELY out of my system. Thank you for your help. I would ask my doc but she is always so vague. I want specifics.