Sertraline xanax

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Avatar n tn I have been taking Xanax now for a year I tried stopping cold turkey when I found out I was preggo I am 12+3 today and still taking them but need help weening off of it I'm concerned that the baby could have deformities but I know I can't just stop due to the risk of seizure Can anyone help me??
Avatar m tn 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.
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 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.
5467587 tn?1370012147 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.
672514 tn?1265658741 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn Hi, I was dealing with both anxiety and depression for a while. A doctor prescribed me sertraline 50mg and trazodone 50mg. This is my 2nd week, first few days I was ok. The depression got better, but suddenly I suffered a panic attack at work. I had a few panic attacks before, I used to take xanax 25mg which stopped working. Then I began to feel nausea, especially in the morning. Also getting shortness of breath for a few days and it's so uncomfortable.
Avatar f tn 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.
15386971 tn?1440426700 com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-xanax-addiction/ I really do not know what to do.. Do you have experience with xanax or other lighter and less addictive or dangerous medication ? any advices ? Thanks a lot!
Avatar n tn I think my low dose Xanax 0.25 mg is causing me to have depression. Is this possible? Has anyone else experienced this?
Avatar f tn I was recently prescribed xanax an am afraid to take it because of all the warning labels. What does it do to you? Does it help you with the panicy feeling, or just put you to sleep. Is it anything like atarax?
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar f tn ) 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.
Avatar m tn 3 months (when I had the job) it got much worse. Then, about a month ago I was prescribed Sertraline (aka. Zoloft) and Xanax. Didn't start taking it (was afraid?). But here I am, feeling better again, able to do things again, just not feeling 100% when I am out, but overall fine. Since Nov 2014 I haven't been drinking, smoking or drinking caffeine, just started eating warm foods more and been taking magnesium supplements (tried couple of them) since then till now.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn I have severe anxiety and a panic.disorder. I take xanax bars when I'm not pregnant. But pregnant I take low doses of melatonin. Most people use it for sleep but I have a high drug tolerance so I was suggested it by my doc. It works amazing it calms my nerves like my xanax doe. and its all natural and safe during pregnancy. Ask your ob about it.
1123420 tn?1350564758 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.
Avatar m tn 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?
94902 tn?1330483267 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.
Avatar f tn on celexa for anxiety since I dont want to take a narcotic for it like xanax. Has anyone else been on this combination and how long did it take to start leveling out??
Avatar f tn Currently came off sertraline after five weeks on it it 2 weeks it took the anxiety edge off things then Bang 3 weeks of hell started venlafaxine 37.5mg Tuesday just gone and upped to 75mg Friday anxiety is sky high this weekend and had loads of crying out burst my anxiety is awful in the mornings after taking a zopiclone for sleep I was just wondering if anyone has had anything like benzodiazepines to help with there venlafaxine start up to get you through the first rough couple of weeks?
1533382 tn?1357965752 At this time (early 2000's) the counselor told me to go see my Dr. and ask him if he would put me on a time released Xanax (xanax er) because it was not as likely to cause addiction. To my surprise, my Dr. told me if they said this and I wanted to try it... he'd be more than happy to let me try it. It turned out to be a life saver. I too felt like I would snap and possibly hurt someone before taking this. After I began taking it, I felt wonderful and it never reversed on me.
Avatar n tn 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
Avatar m tn 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.
9266905 tn?1402812481 Hello, I am prescribed with Zoloft and Xanax xr due to my anxiety and panic attacks. I am taking Zoloft 50mg in the mornings for 9 days and yesterday I took extra 50mg afternoon (as my doctor prescribed) and after 2-3 hours I felt my regular symptoms (heartbeat increases and my left arm and left feels like there are ants walking on it) and I took 0,5mg Xanax immediately. Now, I am very scared to increase the dosage.
Avatar n tn (1) I am not aware of any report of QT prolongation associated with setraline (zoloft) in the medical literature. The website 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.