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Avatar n tn Hi. I posted here before about Zoloft and Xanax XR about the detachment feelings I've experienced. I've been on the 2 since Feburary of this year. I'm 21 years old, and lately, I've been experiencing memory lapses, where I forget things I've done 5 minutes ago kinda thing, where I have to focus really hard on what I did during the day, or the previous day. It feels something like ADD.
Avatar f tn and if so what helps you? How long does Zoloft take to actually start making a difference. Also, i have Xanax for emergencies.
Avatar f tn I've upped my Zoloft to 200 mg (DR approved), but it doesn't seem to be making a difference. My dad, who means well, has been giving me 0.25 mg of Xanax when the spells strike, but I can't tell if it's actually doing anything, or making me worse, or taking a while to kick in, or what. Kind of like an alcoholic, I guess, I'll have moments of clarity in which I realize I'm being ridiculous.
472191 tn?1213635731 My doctor is putting me on Zoloft. I start tomorrow. I am looking for some feedback from people who have been on it. Any advice or info would be appreciated!
Avatar f tn whats the difference between xanax and ativan? Drs. refuse to give me xanax because they say its addicting. But the ativan only helps if i take it b4 ed as prescribed. I still have panic attacks during the day. The xanax was most helpful. But then i dnt want to get addicted to them. my panic attacks are bad. i feel like my head is going to erupt, explode. i feel like i'm going to get n a car wreck. i always feel like im goin ti die n the most horrible way.
Avatar f tn I am not sure if that is from the Zoloft or anxiety. I did not get a script for Xanax. I took Xanax last year and did not like it. I was too scared to try it again. I found that when the Xanax wore off my anxiety was worse than before I took one. I have been dealing with this anxiety for a while now, so I am happy to FINALLY be doing something about it! Thank you for your help! I am thankful people like you are here to help others' out!
731247 tn?1233791186 Since day one I have been taking Xanax (.5 mg pill at night) to help me sleep. That has been working out fine. Lately, I have been feeling irratable and disengaged. My doc wants me to start taking an AD called Celexa (Citalporam). This is my deal: I'm worried about extra side effects. Does anyone else take both? It doesn't seem to be an issue with the Doc's, but then again their view point is that if there's a problem, lets just try something else. I don't want extra drugs screwing with me!
Avatar n tn I didnt really experience any depression before, but now that I have stopped the effexor and started the zoloft, I do feel alittle down. I have been taking xanax until the zoloft gets in my system.I suffer from panic attacks. The docotor did tell me, that we may have to change the dosage until we find the right amount. I appreciate any suggestions.
689327 tn?1240232764 Did Lexapro make you feel dull neither happy or sad I couldn't cry and even though I had horrible anxiety attacks hence the xanax the lexapro made me feel horrible, I have been off of it since May and I can't believe the difference.I can cry when I am sad I feel the difference between right and wrong, my kids can't believe the difference since I have been off the Lexapro had anyone else experienced that dull feeling while on the Lexapro?
Avatar m tn I too notice a difference in how I feel taking Zoloft vs. Sertraline. I like Sertraline better though because I don't feel as numbed out and my sex drive is not affected.
Avatar f tn "You've got to get long acting benzo in your system. But you need to do a "cross over" from Xanax to valium or klonopin. The taper needs to be very, very slow. A doctor has to taper you. You are addicted. You will find that doctors, hospitals, rehabs and detoxes will taper you WAY to fast. " I disagree. There is a difference between "addiction" and "dependency". Both require help, but in different ways.
Avatar f tn every medicine will affect us on a different level, but is there a difference between the two? I hope I don't have the same side effects I had on Zoloft.
Avatar m tn It worked great until 3 weeks ago when I started having more attcaks. The new Dr. gave me Xanax.5 every 8 hours and now zoloft 100mg and I am also going for CBT. can I go back to the klonopin?? I am afraid of the addiction to the Xanax?
Avatar n tn My doctor is recommending me to switch to Zoloft and I am getting married this June so I am a little worried that I may have a bad reaction and cant afford to get nutty before my wedding. Its a miracle that it hasnt happend yet! Anyway, my question is there any difference between the two drugs? And, does anyone know of any birth defects caused by Zoloft? Thank you for your help. Good Luck to All!
689267 tn?1235245349 tramadol is fairly new and is about as potent and has the addictive potential equal to codeine, whcih is fairly low..but the difference between the two is that tramadol also acts as a rapidly short acting SSRI(a type of Anti-depressant), so if taken for a long time and in large doses it can cause seizures and/or convulsions, along with some other mild opioid/anti-depressant withdrawal effects..
Avatar n tn Also, what is the difference in Prozac,Zoloft,and Ativan. Should any of these be taken in combination? Is it better to switch between these to avoid any withdrawl effects?
Avatar m tn A week between them is pretty fast IMO. There ARE meds, like a benzodiazepine (ie Xanax, Ativan) that can be used for a short time during the adjustment phase, to help with the side effects. That was always very helpful to me when I was experiencing the kinds of side effects you describe as I was starting a med. Usually, a benzo is only needed for a few weeks, maybe a bit longer. That's something you need to talk to your doctor about.
Avatar m tn Also, my psychiatrist diagnosed me with OCD, whats the difference between OCD with fear of harming onself and other with suicidal dieation?
Avatar n tn I got off all and crashed. Doctor put me on Zoloft and Xanax. I felt AWFUL on Zoloft. Terrible flu-like symptoms going on and up and worse coming down and off. Two months AFTER being off Zoloft I continued to have withdrawal symptoms My last Zoloft dose, and I tapered down slowly, was 8-31-06. I then had to taper down and go off Xanax (last Xanax dose was yesterday, 12-14-06). Continuing headaches, twitches, flu-like symptoms. I have read that this is all withdrawal symptoms.
Avatar n tn You will be fine if you come back to your medication that is Zoloft and yes this happenend to me too, I had stopped taking my medicines(SSRIs) for a year almost and then my condition got worst , I had never experience such anxiety attacks and my mind was not working at all, Doctor started my medicine again and this time I was prescribed Zoloft 50mg(once in the morning) with Xanax 0.
Avatar f tn I had been on xanax for about a year when I suddenly stopped because I didn't realize the amount I built up to taking daily, since my life is so incredibly stressful right now. I was taking from 6 to 8 1.0 mg tablets per DAY, which is far above the normal RX dose. When I stopped so suddenly like that, I got the sickest I've ever been and actually thought I might die.
Avatar n tn I slowly come back to 'myself' (which is unfortunantely a somewhat depressed person anyway) The difference, for me, is that the sedation of Xanax is so strong as to be 'unreal' A half a valium in the day or a whole at night keeps the ME there. Do I really want to be knocked out completely for such large portions of my life? (good question) For a depressive person like myself, the temptation to 'not be there at all' is too tempting.
Avatar n tn xanax is a stronger, faster acting benzo. klonipin is a longer acting benzo and in my opinion not as strong. but then nothings working for me right now cept valium and even then i need large doses (like 40mgs at least) but my anxiety is from withdrawing from opiates and alcohol so i might not be the best person to answer this one. I do know that xanax is one of the strongest benzos...
Avatar n tn I can tell you that I tried Zoloft around 1995 and it made my anxiety so bad that I could barely function. I too felt like I was in a constant state of a panic attack. I finally stopped taking it after 1 week and was terrified of trying another SSRI because of how Zoloft made me feel. I finally gave in about 9 weeks ago and started taking 10 mg. of Lexapro and I love it. I started out on just 5 mg. and then upped it to 10mg. after a couple of months.
784382 tn?1376934640 I take Zoloft and I also have Xanax in case I need them. Zoloft is for the overall everyday long term treatment. Xanax (in case you haven't tried it) is for fast relief. When my panic and anxiety kicked in and I was waiting for the Zoloft to kick in, I had Xanax and took it 2 - 3 times a day. Then I decreased it to night time so I wouldn't wake up in an attack. Now that the Zoloft has kicked in full blown I only take 1/2 pill at night or so to sleep.
Avatar n tn I am having problems with the Zoloft to. I have been on it for about three weeks and just feel totally blah. I don't feel interested in anything. (and am still having the nausea-when I first started taking it the nausea was so bad i almost quit because of it) I feel like my mind is racing all the time. I used to have PVC's but have only had two in three weeks, which is amazing. Still, I am wondering what to do about the zoloft. I feel "keyed up", but yet, almost depressed.
Avatar n tn I am writing this email with great anxiety. Since 1994, I have been suffering from depression, agoraphobia, simple phobias, and anxiety disorder. I do not drink alcoholic beverages, nor do I take "leisure" drugs. I was taking 100mg/day Zoloft and 2mg/day Xanax (prescribed "take as needed"). My prescription for Xanax began as 1mg a day and is now at 2mg a day, which is all I need. My prescription for Zoloft began at 50mg/day and is now at 100mg.
Avatar n tn my question is, what's the difference between regular xanax and xanax XR? I wonder if it lasts longer?
1139187 tn?1355710247 REPEAT AFTER ME, I will not take Zoloft. I will not take Zoloft. I will not take Zoloft. Bruce. Please do not resort to taking it. It is an anti-depressant and it is not something you want to experiment with. Take it from me who has had a horrendous time with anti-depressants!!! It will not remedy your buzzing ear! I hope to goodness you meant something else and not Zoloft!!!
Avatar n tn After the sudden loss of my 5 year old pet two months ago, I was placed on Zoloft (due to depression returning and extreme anxiety) and the Ambien (I try to take 5 mg. not 10 mg. I have been on 25 mg. of Zoloft for two months and have developed pins and needles in my legs (all day long). My insomnia has increased...even with the Ambien...and I now have twitching legs and chest tremors which start in the evening. It's strange because I feel kind of calm during the day in spite of the shakiness.