Zoloft dosage for panic attacks

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Avatar m tn Hello I've been taking Zoloft for 11 years for ocd. It's manageable but I still have issues. I'm only taking 50 mg. is that enough?
Avatar n tn and desided to go to the psychitrist... I was diagnosed with panic attacks... and I was prescriped with Zoloft... 25mg to begin with... and an other pill called "akamon" to help me sleep at night.... he said that its a therapy of 6 months and then I will be just fine but since I was very worried of taking these meds i kept visiting websites and they are all full with people that take them for years and no one that said... "ok i took them for 4-5 months and then I was ok"....
Avatar f tn Well, the Klonopin is very effective at first for most of the peoples, but some peoples build up a FAST tolerance to the Klonopin, same for the Xanax... The valium is maybe less suitable for the panic attacks, BUT is less addictive for sure, since the dose to treate a panic disorder with the Valium will be something like 40 mg or 60 mg a day (even if the maximum dose is 40 mg, some PDoc RX dose up to 120 mg of Valium like mine...).
Avatar n tn There are many drugs for panic attacks and depression, which you seem to have. Zoloft is one of the best...usually the side effects are quite tolerable and shouldn't be a problem. But in addition to medication, you should see a therapist to help you understand and overcome your fears. You might start online with the masteringstress program(above).
Avatar n tn Hi have been on zoloft for 12 years and abruptly stpped 4 months ago. I developed very profound panic attacks. I then started avoiding and slipped into a very severe depression. Before I started taking Zoloft I never had panic. Why Now?? Yes, I was somewhat depressed but now Im a mess and had to return to the drug. Can anyone help me with why all the panic attacks?
Avatar f tn I am a bit fearful and worried if I should continue the Zoloft. I didn't have panic attacks this severe before taking the Zoloft. Has anyone else experienced this? My doctor just prescribed Klonopin for me to take in the event I need to calm down. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
9266905 tn?1402812481 Hi! I hope you are feeling better! I have so many questions myself and just started a small dose of Zoloft Being on it before I do know it took like two weeks to start really working. I also know that when you increase, it should be in smaller increments. I'm not a doctor but why would he have you double your dose? Yikes? Some of the side effects can cause you more worry! Believe me..... I think I have every deadly thing going on in my body right now.
Avatar f tn My anxiety got so bad I was having severe panic attacks. This time when I went on the Zoloft it had the opposite effect....it was more stimulating that calming for me and I'm not sure why. Neither is my doctor. I also have OCD and it increased my OCD by 10x almost immediately. I'm at 100 mg now (for almost 7 weeks) and it hasn't gotten much better. I aslo take .5 mg of lorazapam twice a day. Some days I feel so anxious I want to crawl out of my skin.
440680 tn?1205685975 not only this, i just couldnt focus in school and couldn't do anything right. back then, i had at least 20 panic attacks every damn day. my last two years of high school pretty much sucked cause i almost failed english the second trimester, and the third trimester i failed algebra 2B and had to retake it next year. the last day of school i skipped public speaking class because i didnt wanna present in front of other people.
Avatar n tn Zoloft works well for my depression and Xanax helped me for my Panic attacks. Now, I am on lower dose of Zoloft and my symptoms are much better.
Avatar f tn hey i am currently taking zoloft right now. i have only been taking it for 5 days but i have had a couple side effects. for the first few days it made my anxiety go sky high, and caused me to have some dizziness. i am really anxious when i wake up in the morning but i cant say that that is caused from the zoloft or not. just because i have these symptoms doesnt mean that you are going to get them. these pills are different for everyone.
Avatar n tn I think as long as you are taking paxil going down on dose is not an issue, it's if you go off all at once but my son who is 14 and has just developed panic attacks was put on zoloft 50 mgs and it has helped him. I took zoloft first but gave me gastro problems so doc wanted me to switch. Zoloft seems to work very similar to paxil at least it did for me.
Avatar m tn 50 mg xanax to calm down and hopefully get back to sleep, but then after these (isolated) late at night attacks, the ensuing depression arrives hard, as well as the fear of another nighttime/wake up attack. Off and on for over ten years. Dr. just up'd zoloft from 100 to 150. Good days, bad days but the level of steady anxiety, although somewhat capped, is still there. Any thoughts or kind words? Male 51. Lots of excersize, eat well, busy and focused, cant seem to find long term relief.
Avatar n tn I can't take wellbutrin, it gives me panic attacks....sigh.... I do take zoloft for depression...and no..it doesn't do a thing for the addictions...
Avatar f tn Yes, dizziness is one of the possible side effects, but as you already mentioned, it is nearly impossible to determine what the culprit is...could be something else causing that (your illness, etc). The good news is, any side effects of Zoloft will typically start to resolve after about 2 weeks (give or take, varies per person). The key to really being able to fairly determine the success of these kinds of meds is sticking it out.
Avatar f tn But everything I've ever heard about panic attacks says that people always feel like they're having heart attacks, or they start *really* freaking out (my mom has a panic disorder and I've seen some of her episodes, so I've always associated that with panic attacks, I guess).
Avatar f tn I take it for panic attacks. I heard low estrogen levels can cause migraines, anxiety and night sweats. Do they do check this in a regular blood test? I'm not sure I have ever had this checked out. I had everything else checked...I am just so fed up with this I don't nkow what to do anymore. What medications has anyone been on to help them with this?
Avatar f tn Since they I have experienced quite a few panic attacks. I am very discouraged for I was hoping Zoloft would help me. Am I just being too impatient? Is it normal to experience MORE panic attacks at the beginning?
Avatar n tn I took Zoloft for 4 and a half months due to panic attacks. Initially I lost weight. Then I gained about 10 lbs by month 4 so I decided enough is enough, especially after reading NUMEROUS blog sites that state prolonged Zoloft use can contribute to an AVERAGE weight gain of 20 - 60 pounds. No thank you. I'd rather be fit and do yoga for stress relief. I have tapered off recently and am looking forward to losing the weight gained as well as 15 lbs I needed to lose before being prescribed Zoloft.
2198057 tn?1338534805 Also I was prescribed vistoril for when I do have panic attacks and haven't taken it when I've had a panic attack just because I hate the feeling of being out of control if anyone has any experience with that please also tell me about it. I also have hypothyroidism.
Avatar n tn About three days ago I started taking Alprazolam (xanax) I was hesitant to take it at first, but I did and I felt great after taking it. Now before I started taking it I could not leave my house because I was so scared to have a panic attack while being out, and not being close to home where I feel comfortable. Today I went to the doctors with my child with my gf, I went to the mall and I also went to my friends house and stayed there for quite awhile.
Avatar m tn Panic attacks happening usually only while trying to sleep. Can't focus on my schoolwork Feel like sleeping all day Feel depressed Randomly break down crying Don't feel like working out Going to work makes me so much worse Sleep for only 5 hours now What kind of dosage would be recommended for me on zoloft? Also, how would you taper off of this medication? Is it ok to take a 100mg tablet and split that into smaller doses?
Avatar f tn I've tried antidepressants for the anxiety but have problems taking meds. I took zoloft for four days. On the fourth day, had to go to ER with heart palps, shaking, trembling. They gave me something to calm down and all I did was sleep the next day. The anxiety is extremely hard to live with especially when you work. It's hard for me to sit still. I'm nervous and have the shakes all the time. I'm going to doctor in a few weeks and am going to tell him I'm tired of feeling this way.
652525 tn?1225068620 I know this old girl that around mid 20's, a stripper, and that illegally use them for mild anxiety and panic attacks and even for recreation. But they drink and smoke weed a lot too. They do have the side effect, like vomiting, and nautious, etc.. like the side effect says for Xanax. But does this happen for all people? I have bought Zanax Illegally before just to try them, and I had 10 blue .
Avatar f tn even on such a small dose I had some rotten panic attacks in the first few days. I had a strong sense of things not feeling real and had insomnia. things have settled and I was at the doctors today and she feels I am ready to up to 10mg.
Avatar n tn Chronic Anxiety and Panic Attacks are treated either through medications to prevent Panic Attacks and control anxiety (i.e. Effexor, Buspar, Zoloft) or for TREATMENT of the actual panic attack itself. True, deep breathing exercises are good but if these fail and you are indeed having a "panic attack", I see know reason why a doctor would not give you a medication such as Ativan or Xanax to control these attacks. It certainly doesn't sound like you are abusing the medication.
Avatar n tn I have had panic attacks for 2 years now, and they are extreme. I am currently taking sertraline (zoloft in America I believe)200mg daily.Iam also on buspirone 10mg daily (anti-anxiety drug) and 15mg Diazepam (valium) daily. Taking these drugs is like a balancing act, and to make matters worse I have a rare blood condition (hereditary angio-edema) which I take 10mg of Stanazolol a day for Life!
1115678 tn?1258816429 So I have been suffering from panic attacks for several years now. I can cope with them for the best part during the day, but sometimes they get the best of me. I have had EKG's done, blood work, chest xrays, and all is fine. But now my concern is Im having them at night, and I can't cope with these. I will wake up and my heart is racing about 150 bpm, Im shaking, and I'm a very dizzy. After a few min I calm down, and everything is ok.