Sertraline Withdrawal and Tapering Help
"After spending virtually all of my adult life on antidepressants, I had often wondered if I’d ever feel as “alive” again inside as I had remembered feeling in my late teens and early twenties. - Stephen (Sertraline)
Are you looking for the best way to get off Sertraline, how to wean off Sertraline, or how to taper off Sertraline? Approximately 40% of patients will have Discontinuation Withdrawal Symptoms from Sertraline. Our NonProfit has been helping people withdraw safely for 15 Years. Contact the Prescription Drug Experts for help.
Real Results for Sertraline Dependency
The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Sertraline while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to help ease symptoms. We eliminate Interaction items to help make Sertraline withdrawal more comfortable. Our physician recommended schedules allow your doctor to taper you off Sertraline correctly. The success of our program is due to our unmatched service and unique mentoring approach. Sertraline can be dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while tapering. Read program FAQ page .
We are experts that specialize in Antidepressant withdrawals.
Key Components of Our In-Home Program
- Skilled Experts guiding you throughout the process
- Assessment at the onset to determine a gameplan (a $400 value)
- *Nutraceuticals specially formulated to help ease symptoms, these are utilized throughout the whole process
- Unlike herbs and many vitamins, our nutraceuticals will not interact with any medications
- 24/7 discussion board with encouraging members and knowledgeable mentors
- Recommendations for addressing symptoms
- Experienced team of committed experts with over 15 years experience
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At Point of Return, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we have spent the last 15 years helping people wean off antidepressants correctly. With customized taper rates and all natural nutraceuticals, our program allows you to come off Sertraline, once and for all, from the comfort of your home. Read program FAQs
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Sertraline history and info
By 2013 Sertraline (Zoloft) was the most prescribed antidepressant and second most prescribed psychiatric medication (Alprazolam was first) on the United States market, with over 41 million prescriptions.
New research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center found that Sertraline significantly increased the volume of one brain region in depressed subjects but decreased the volume in two brain areas in other subjects. Both areas in the brain are critical for a wide array of functions including memory, learning, spatial navigation, will, motivation and emotion.
Because SSRI's influence numerous systems of the body and brain, stopping Sertraline abruptly can cause a discontinuation syndrome known as withdrawal. 60% of Sertraline patients were found to experience Sertraline withdrawal symptoms.
Zoloft's (Sertraline) history dates back to the early 1970s when a scientist named Reinhard Sarges was working on a set of psychoactive compounds called tametraline for Pfizer Pharmaceutical. The initial development brought strange and unwanted side effects in animal tests but in 1977 two other scientists combined tematraline with other compounds and found a Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor that later became Zoloft (Sertraline).
In 1991 Sertraline was officially approved by the FDA and in 2002, Zoloft was approved for use in children and teenagers under the age of 18 (with OCD). In 2005 the FDA added a warning label about Zoloft (Sertraline) advising of suicidal behavior, but in 2007 the warning was revised to include young adults up to the age of 24. By 2013 Zoloft (Sertraline) was the most prescribed antidepressant and second most prescribed psychiatric medication (Alprazolam was first) on the United States market, with over 41 million prescriptions.
New research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center found that Sertraline (Zoloft) significantly increased the volume of one brain region in depressed subjects but decreased the volume in two brain areas in other subjects. Both areas in the brain are critical for a wide array of functions including memory, learning, spatial navigation, will, motivation and emotion.
Sertraline is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) that exerts the majority of its action on Serotonin, with minimal effects on Norepinephrine and Dopamine. Compared to other SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors), Sertraline tends to have a higher rate of psychiatric side effects including anxiety, agitation, and insomnia.
Serotonin influences the cardiovascular, renal, immune and gastrointestinal systems due to its effect on the contraction of smooth muscles, and is essential to regulate body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and the sympathetic nervous system. The alteration of Serotonin by Sertraline explains the high rate of gut and cardiovascular related side effects. Patients on Sertraline have much higher rates of sexual dysfunction versus other antidepressants due to Sertraline effect on Serotonin, but lower rates of cognitive decline from its secondary effect on Dopamine. In pregnant women, higher rates of birth defects have been associated with Sertraline due to significant concentrations being present in fetal blood.
*While great care has been taken in organizing and presenting the material throughout this website, please note that it is provided for informational purposes only and should not be taken as Medical Advice.
*The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The products and labels mentioned / sold are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness.
* Testimonial results may vary person to person.
*The program outlined in Point of Return is not meant to substitute your doctor, instead it is to be utilized with your physician to help you with your drug withdrawal process and with his or her consent.
*Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support. More...