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I'm currently taking the same med as you but I'm taking 50mg a day(for the past 6 months too) and I learned a few months ago that I can survive days of anxiety/panic attacks without taking xanax. sorry I can't offer much help but just keep retelling yourself that you've made two weeks without it and though its awful you keep fighting on and making it to a knew day.
I recently lost my job so my anxiety kicked in full gear and caused me a couple bouts of depression. I tried Sertraline this past weekend and couldn't make it past 3 days at .25mg. This was my first time taking any SSRI or med. I just could not handle the heightened anxiety. Maybe the fact that I'm in school and I have a presentation on Saturday was causing it, but I also had insomnia and I didn't think .25mg of Xanax would take enough of the edge off or help me through the presentation.
So, as nowhopefull said, give it some time. Sertraline is one of the more rapidly acting ADs but ALL of them take time to work. This is just my opinion, but I would definitely give it a few more weeks. If you are really feeling anxious right now, you may want to discuss with your doctor using a mild, SHORT TERM benzo until the Zoloft kicks in fully. If you use the smallest dose possible and only for a few weeks, there will be no need to taper.
felt I was giving into my PANIC, but now I have come to terms that it worked last time, so why am I waiting to take it? I do not enjoy this daily struggle to do things, ( I do have my xanax .25mg TID) and like last time, I believe I will work on my issues, tappering off xanax and then zoloft like last time. I still believe this time is not as severe as last time, but is severe in its own right.
I had my first experience with a panic attack and subsequent deep depression on April 1, 2009. I went to the doctor and he started me on meds. I've been on Sertraline for five weeks and have had no significant improvement in depression or anxiety. My doctor tried Lexapro first for six weeks and I seem to get worse. He just increased my dose from 100mg to150mg of sertraline four days ago (June 30). I feel really strange.
I don't know how much background there is to the selection of Sertraline, and the idea of "trying out" Xanax makes me nervous and I don't even TAKE any meds at all. Seems to me like the time has come for a consult with a psychiatrist who is more qualified to assess your condition and approprioate medication that the family doc.
I'm guessing the doctor gave it to you because the anxiety is causing the high blood pressure. I would consider talking to him about taking Ativan (Lorazepam) or Xanax (Alprazolam) instead, though.
I think my low dose Xanax 0.25 mg is causing me to have depression. Is this possible? Has anyone else experienced this?
I have been on the Zoloft for 26 days and 21 of them I have taken a 1/2 of a .5mg of Xanax. I don't feel the need to take more than that but I am sooooooo scared of becoming addicted. Even at this little amount will I have problems when I stop taking it? Will I react if I don't take one tomorrow? My doctor tells me it's perfectly safe at such a low dose but I have heard so many horror stories. Any advice?
) Your doc wanted to up the sertraline dose and put you back on Xanax. While that regime MAY have worked for some people, your doctor is obligated to listen to what YOU'RE comfortable with and prescribe accordingly. I would advise you to find a doctor who is well versed in the withdrawal of psych meds and get off the sertraline correctly and begin again. You can discuss using the Xanax on a strictly PRN basis until the new AD has reached therapeutic levels, then leave it alone.
My doctor put me on Xanax and Sertraline last year but they both made me sick to my stomach. A friend of mine actually recommended panicyl to me since its a natural remedy and not as strong as the drug products are. I don't know anything about your situation so I dont know if it will help you or not too but I wanted to add my input since I haved used it. Take care and I hope you find what works for you landshark.
Even at it's peak it should not make you as sleepy as the Xanax. As far as Xanax goes you must be cautious. It can be VERY addictive. Unlike Zoloft, the longer you take Xanax the more you will need to get the same effect. In just a few months a person can find themselves at 4Mgs a day. Once you reach that high of a dosage then your addicted. Take it from a former Xanax addict like me. You can get hooked on it.
I have battled depression and anxiety for years. I've been in xanax and Zoloft. But I stopped when I got pregnant. I'm 22 weeks now and I cant do it anymore. I know this is far worse for my daughter then the pills could be. My doctor gave me my Zoloft back and told me it was safe. Is it? Anyone know first hand? Please help me, I can't go on like this. There right here in front of me but I'm worried for my daughter.
Okay, now I think I know what you are taking, sertraline, which in the states is Zoloft. Plus your Xanax equivalent. These are medications that are often prescribed for OCD, anxiety, depression. The sertraline can have side effects. What are you feeling like? I don't want to list side affects because I don't want you to start looking for particular one. :) How much Sertraline are you taking and how much alprazolam do you take during the day?
Just wondering if anyone is pregnant and taking either Zoloft (sertraline) or Toprol XL (metaporpolol). I currently take both - one for anxiety and the other because I have PVCs and tachycardia (which causes the anxiety). I am now estimated 6 weeks pregnant, and am having to make the decision about wether or not to come off my meds. I am in the process of weighing my pros and cons, but wonder if any other moms have been on any meds while pregnant. I would appreciate any input.
I would say that you would have better odds of being struck by lightining on a sunny day than to die from Zoloft. I took Zoloft (Sertraline) at a high dosage of 200Mgs a day for 4 years. I'm still kicking. Zoloft is probably the safest of all the SSRI's. It is time tested safe and has been around for 20 years. No risk there. If it makes you feel any better, I am currently taking a high dosage Tri-cyclic antidepressant, and 900Mgs of Lithium, and 200Mgs a day of Lamictal, and 2.
i have been on sertraline for 5 days now and i carnt sleep and i wake up sweating and feel anxiety and dow wont 2 eat
Let me first say that I am not a doctor, but am relating on my own experience with both Prozac and xanax.. Okay, .25 once a day, in most cases, is not very physically addictive. However, it can be a little mentally addictive and can cause anxiety when you stop taking it IF you think that you HAVE to have it to avoid panic. In my experience, if you can avoid taking another drug to get off another, then do so.
(1) I am not aware of any report of QT prolongation associated with setraline (zoloft) in the medical literature. The website www.torsades.org lists sertraline as a drug that may be associated with torsades; however, the 5 references they list only describe arrhthymias when sertraline was used in combination with drugs KNOWN to be associated with torsades such as cisapride, terfenadine, and anti-psychotics.
Dilantin 300Mg at night Darvocette 100Mg as needed Sertraline (?) once at night (a light brown pill) Flexeril 3-10 Mg at night Xanax 4Mg at night 3 Mg melatonin at night Lyrica 150 Mg at night 325 Mg aspirin each morning I'm now off the Sertraline and Darvocette ( somehow it hasn't effected my depression, if anything it's gotten better).....I had also had some hydrocodone and percocette right before that,......all this prescribed by my doctors or the Er doctors......
it could be anxiety or it could be your meds. do you know the side effects of sertraline? how long have you been on your meds? they all come with side effects, some go away and some don't. but if your shaky only when you worry about something then that could very well be anxiety. take care.
I've been on Prozac and Xanax (a benzo), and now Lexapro and Xanax for about 4 years now, and I've had the occasional drink (or 2) with no problems at all. The only thing is that the meds make the alcohol more "effective." That is 1 drink will feel like 2 drinks. So definitely don't binge drink, but a glass of wine or a cocktail here and there is not likely to cause any problems. Excessive alcohol use can definitely cause problems.
I was prescribed Sertraline (Zoloft) by my doctor. I was told to take half a pill, 25mg. This was a couple months ago. I haven't started taking it yet because I am taking an anti-arrhythmia drug called Pacerone (Amiodarone). I've had two doctors tell me that such a small dose of Zoloft won't interact with Amiodarone. But my other big worry is if it will make my anxiety and panic worse. I've read many posts here where people tried Zoloft and had to stop because it made them worse.
I had panic attacks x 5 yrs ago really bad, (see my profile or journal entries for details) anyway, I had xanax .25 mg and really did not want to take zoloft, fought it for years, attacks were so back I almost became house bound, The Zoloft turned my life around I got my life back, while taking zoloft, I lowered my xanax as xanax stays in system longer in combination with zoloft, I worked on my "situations" and weamed off zoloft and xanax was just a PRN (as needed). anyway after 5 yrs.
Hi- can anyone tell me if Lexapro can make you fell ill and dizzy, also hands sweating etc., I have been 3 days on this 10mg taken once a day, I had been taking xanax but GP took me off these after one month as he felt they are for as short of use as possible, but now I feel so awful I wonder is this how it is with them? I am taking them for anxiety with overactive thyroid.
I ask because I am seeing a psychologist next week to try and put a stop to my anxiety and my primary doctor wants me to start on Sertraline(Zoloft) and stop my Ativan. I was curious because I was wondering if you should be experiencing some anxiety (even though it's a terrible feeling) while going through therapy so you can learn how to challenge it and beat.
Hi all..I am currently on Sertraline (Zoloft) 100mg every day for depression. Ive been on it for 5 years now. I'm one who has constant worry over anything and everything. Well about 3 years ago I also started having anxiey/panic attacks. My first attack woke me from sleep and I went to the ER, I couldn't breath,swallow and was having chest pains and all.. I thought I was having a heart attack.
Ive even self medicated with my moms xanax prescription, and i stopped taking them cuz it wasnt fixing me. This has made me question my purpose in life; will i constantly be in this state or will i fix it? So i came to this forum to ask for some help and im hoping someone on this site will have the right answer this time...
Problem is that they are in the Benzodiazaphine class. Drugs such as Xanax, Valum, and Klonopin. Here's the problem with drugs such as Xanax. Sure they work great to vaporize anxiety and induce sleep, but they have risks. Sure they will absolutly ease your anxiety (for a short time) but then they wear off in 12 hours and you need more. Then a couple months later you need more, and more, and more. You get the picture? Next thing you know, your taking 3Mgs a day of xanax and your hooked.
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