Zoloft has a half-life of about one day. That means that for every day that passes without taking the medication the level in the blood falls by 50%. When one stops Zoloft too rapidly discontinuation syndrome may develop. Among the symptoms that may be experienced are nausea, tremors, lightheadedness, muscle pains, weakness, insomnia, and anxiety.
Zoloft withdrawal symptoms can occur at any dosage. Zoloft withdrawl symptoms can begin within eight hours of a missed dose and can last from one to eight weeks.
Zoloft side effects
Pain in Limb - Sudden, sharp and uncontrolled leg discomfort.
Muscular Tone Increased - Uncontrolled and exaggeration muscle tension. Muscles are normally partially tensed and this is what gives us muscle tone. Paresthesia - Burning, prickly, itchy, or tingling skin with no obvious or understood physical cause.
Restless Legs - A need to move the legs without any apparent reason. Sometimes there is pain, twitching, jerking, cramping, burning, or a creepy-crawly sensation associated with the movements. It worsens when a person is inactive and can interrupt one’s sleep so one feels the need to move to gain some relief.
Shaking - Uncontrolled quivering and trembling as if one is cold and chilled.
Holy crap, I posted the things (of the ones I skimmed on that one page I was on) I experience on a regular basis ....not while "withdrawing"/missing a dose...what could that mean...maybe I need to up my dosage? Or, as everyone says, get off Zoloft completely? But tht's dumb because it works, so I never understand why they say that once it starts working you should get off it....
Maybe I will talk to my mom about this soon, after more research.