Can you take zoloft with xanax

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Avatar n tn You didn't say how long you have taken it so its hard to tell you, but you should get better each day for a three week period. cold turkey is the wrong way, so be careful if you have to do it again.
Avatar n tn I have been on the max dose of zoloft for over 2 years along with xanax and therapy. I could not function without them. Zoloft needs to stay in your system. You and suppose to take at sametime everyday. I go to a shrink they specialize in these meds.They take at least 3 weeks to start working and you can only increase dose in small amounts.You cannot not skip then make up dose the next day. These drugs are mind altering and should not be played with but they do work if taken correctly.
Avatar f tn If you don't trust your doc to medicate you, you really also need to find a new doc. One you CAN trust. Anxiety isn't an easy thing to overcome, and it's far more prevalent than most people would dream. But a good team of a physician, therapist, and your own HARD efforts at getting to a better place in your life can make a life changing difference. I hope you will attack this with all you've got, to have a much better life to come. Please advise us.
Avatar n tn I want to know do any of you take zoloft, and if so (i know we are all different) but can u share you experiances both good and bad. I don't want to take a drug forever which is why i'm in therapy and off hydro's and percs any insight is welcome!!
Avatar n tn The above comment is a good one. Yes, you may feel spacey, but starting with an even lower dose or using klonopin at a low dose for a while can help that....in addition to medication, you should also explore counseling. That is the best combination...get to the source.
Avatar n tn Diazepam (valium) is great because it haves an extremely long half-life which means I can skip a day or 2 without too much side effects. Anyway my words on Xanax is take them only when needed and if you think you are about to be addicted switch to Klonopin or even diazepam...
Avatar f tn Hi, and welcome to this forum. You will find the people here to be very caring, nice and helpful. Can I ask what dose you were given? Sometimes, in my opinion, it's better to start with a smaller dose and work your way up. Again, just my opinion. Zoloft is used not only for depression but anxiety too. Many people do very well on it. It can take awhile to build up in your system so don't get upset if you do not see results immediately.
Avatar m tn You are headed in the right direction by seeing a p-doc. They can help to formulate a treatment plan that is right for YOU. You have to go in there with an open mind, willing to listen to a few different attack plans. Be very honest with the doc about your history of anxiety, what you've tried, as well as your history of abuse. Personally....the Xanax is not a good idea for you..
Avatar f tn I would have panic attacks at night, which could be from the medication, but can also be from the disorder as well. I firmly believe it was the latter and not the former with me. When do you take the Zoloft?
Avatar n tn But they did put me on Zoloft (not the same but helped with the anxiety issues).. to help with all the stuff I was going thru. Had to do LOTS of things to get in the mind set of being "normal" without themeds but it was totally worth all of it for a healthy baby. Good luck with stopping and be strong!
Avatar n tn In 1995 I was diagnosed with Depression and have been on Zoloft for about 4 years now. Recently I've been experiencing PVC's, as I found out from writing to you earlier in the week. What are the steps I should take to find out if Zoloft has in fact damaged my heart? Would a blood test show acid build-up or Seratonin in the bloodstream? What if I can't stop taking the Zoloft without a relapse of Depression?
Avatar f tn I can definitely say that in 5 weeks on Zoloft you probably don't feel much different. It takes at least 6 weeks to build up the Zoloft in your system to help combat the depression and anxiety. My question to you is...do you suffer from depression or anxiety or a combination of both? When I first was diagnosed I was diagnosed with depression so they put on on an SSRI and that was that.
Avatar n tn Also I was on pamelor 15 years ago, and the doctor I had then would do blood tests to check my blood level, to see where the medicine level was at , he told me if the level goes above a certain amount you can also get depressed again and then you have to lower the meds. especially if you have been on a long time. The doctors these days do not seem to do that.
Avatar f tn Right now, the doctor wants me to wean off the Zoloft and next week introduce the Lexapro. Just wondering if anyone else had this issue with Zoloft (50mg/daily). I also have severe anxiety and will be taking .25mg of Xanax as needed. Oh and how well does Lexapro work? I have taken Effexor in the past for a few years, was awesome (minus coming off it!!)...took it again almost two months ago and didn't like it (first week was good, but then it didn't do anything).
Avatar n tn THEY SHOULD TAKE XANAX OFF THE MARKET YEARS AGO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KLONIPIN IS A SEIZURE MED BUT ALSO A BENZO AS XANAX BUT NOT NEAR AS ADDICTIVE, MAYBE YOU CAN TAKE THAT WHILE WEANNING OFF OF XANAX WITH YOUR DOCTORS APPROVAL OF COURSE !! BUT DETOX A NA MEETINGS KEEP YOU OFF IT ! I STILL AT TIMES HAVE A BURNING IN MY STOMACH WANTING XANAX AFTER HAVING ZERO XANAX since 1994 & I WILL NEVER, EVER TOUCH OR LOOK AT XANAX AGAIN, NEVER EVER !
Avatar n tn I'M SO TIRED OF THE SUFFERING AND BOUNCING AROUND FROM ONE MEDICATION TO ANOTHER, AND THE XANAX IS THE ONLY RELIEF I EVER GET WITH ABSOLUTELY NO SIDE EFFECTS. CAN YOU PLEASE GIVE ME SOME ADVICE ON THE XANAX, THE LONG TERM USE OF IT, AND WITH THE SMALL AMOUNTS I'M TAKING IF I JUST NEED TO FIND ANOTHER DR THAT'S COMFORTABLE WITH PRESCRIBING IT TO ME? I'VE DONE THE PSHYCOLOGIST THING AND HAD SOME PROGRESS WITH IT ALONG W/THE PRESCRIPTION FOR XANAX.
Avatar n tn On that note, I guess I don't have an addictive personality, thank God, because I've used Ativan, Xanax and Valium all before and have never abused them and can taper off them if I want. So take that info.
311051 tn?1193419806 Xanax is addicting, and some folks have trouble weaning off of it, 'cuz you can only wean off with Xanax, not another of the benzos. With the doseages of Zoloft and Xanax that you're taking, maybe you and your psych would want to discuss a different ssri, or maybe going to a tricyclic?
Avatar f tn I followed up with my regular Dr and he prescribe 50mg of Zoloft and told me if need be I can take the Xanax if I have a panic attack while the Zoloft kicks in well I took my 1st Zoloft on June 9th and that night I also took a Xanax, I ended up back in the ER with my blood pressure tho the roof and a panic attack x10!!!!! I immediately discontinued the Zoloft but continued to take the Xanax, well I stopped taking the Xanax all together about 3 days ago!! Giant mistake!!!!!
Avatar n tn but if you have i might be able to help u out a bit.. but take a setp back and look at where you are and where you what to be.. i can tell you this will get better.. i know it might not seem like it it might take some time and you might have to find the meds that work for you but trust me you will and once you do you will be back out there living life the whay you whant just give it time it is worht it...
397118 tn?1219765850 Hi everyone, well I found out that my son is doing xanax but I started investigating how you can get high on xanax and I didn't know so I found out that he is snorting it I just don't know how you can abuse xanax can some one help me with this one please?
Avatar m tn Can taking 2 - 2.5 mgs of xanax every make you feel exhausted. I have no energy everyday. I'm either depressed out of my mind because I am not drinking or its the meds because I am taking it for anxiety but I am not really anxious all the time. Just tired. This gut I'm seeing wanted me to take 4 mgs for my anxiety.He says its the anxiety thatsmaking me tired or shall I say excruiatinly exhausted. I had blood tests and nothin showed. So whatever going on is in myn head or the xanax.
311051 tn?1193419806 It's not easy, but it can be done. I didn't take Xanax, but I did take Valium, with no bad side effects at all. Take the Xanax! I guarantee, it will help you. If you are still scared of it, then ask for something else, but right now, you're life is so constricted, you need something to help you. Good luck.
1691275 tn?1322331107 I think I would call your dr office and maybe talk to the nurse aabout what you have wrote here and let her convey that to the dr and see what they can come up with....I wish you the best and hope things get alot better for you really soon...
Avatar n tn if you stop xanax too quickly you could be subject to seizures, so if you go off it should be over several weeks of weaning. When you stress crisis is over, you should expect to function normally without xanax. These meds are not designed to drive you insane, but trying to figure out the right combination and doses in the midst of a high anxiety life situation can be very frustrating.
Avatar m tn I still am having breaktrhough anxiety symptoms even with the xanax. I'm 57 years old and have never had anxiety before. This all started six weeks ago. My doc encouraged counseling so I've been to two sessions and the conclusion seems to be that I no longer feel in control of my life because I've had health problems for the past 8 months and got downsized from my job. My question is - when do the meds take affect. I'm really tired of feeling so bad.