Zoloft vs xanax

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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 The psychiatrist also told me to take Xanax in the morning and at night while I up my Zoloft dosage (upped it again yesterday). Maybe this is something you'd want to consider. With all that being said, I know you can feel better, too! It's so easy to lose hope...I felt at rock bottom on Tuesday, and on Wednesday, I felt like God gave me a miracle. The thing I just learned this week is that general practicioners really don't know a lot about what works best as far as SSRI's are concerned.
Avatar m tn I have taken in the past Zoloft, Paxil, Effexor XR, BuSpar, Ativan, Xanax, Wellbutrin. I hate SSRI and SSNRI's they make you lose yourself and lose emotion. Like a robot. I won't take them, no matter how much a doctor tries to downplay the side effects. i'm 23 years old, and have had drug problems in the past.
Avatar n tn Hi Ryan, Why did you write to Ellen that Klonopin could worsen her depression? I have been on Klonopin for about a month and a half and I have noticed an increase in depression (I am NOT on any anti depressants). Overall I just roll with it and try and stay positive and I started to get acupuncture along with talk therapy. This week I will see my p-doc and I'm sure all of this will come up in my visit. Do you think Klonopin causes weight gain as well?
796506 tn?1370191905 The Benzos are the best for anxiety dissorder, but being pregnant, I don't know if it's safe to take them. You can take Zoloft while pregnant. Zoloft will help a little with your anxiety, but it will take 6 weeks before it helps. I used to take Zoloft. Took it for 4 years (then it stopped working) I took it mainly for depression, but it helped with my anxiety also. I took 250Mgs a day. Any less didn't do anything.
Avatar m tn Are there any benefit to Klonopin over xanax? I have been on xanax for anxiety for a few months now. I'm trying to take as little as possible so that I don't become dependent or tolerant. I've been taking less than 1.5mg per day, sometimes only 0.25mg. My anxiety seems to be pretty chronic. When I don't take much xanax, it creeps up on me until I really feel horrible. Does Klonopin work as well? Is it less addictive?
Avatar m tn Xanax is a very GOOD drug for people with severe Panic attacks , NOT for people with anxiety! the zoloft is a good switch and for myself when I first started taking zoloft the need for xanax became less needed. Zoloft can take from 4-6 weeks to get the theraputic effect. but remember DRUGS ARE NOT A CURE, they are to help clear your mind to be able to deal with your Anxiety/Panic.
Avatar m tn will increase to 50mg, I was on zoloft b4 and it changed my life, short version, I was on xanax a number of years, I would not take another drug, finally gave in and took zoloft, was easy to stop xanax and then the zoloft, (ALONG with therapy) , I got my life back. this time I am off xanax and just started zoloft last week and will increase this week, I have been journalling about it.
1100999 tn?1257704980 It wont get any better, believe me. I have used Zoloft for 4 years, with Xanax, for panic disorder. I got better only after I stopped these drugs. It was not so easy... God helped me to get rid of the medicaments and to believe that I can manage the problems in my life. Medicaments wont ever solve your real problems.
Avatar n tn Then take just 0.25mgs of Xanax (NOT 25MGS of XANAX) just 0.25mgs (as in a quarter of one miligram.) Don't worry the Xanax is not going to produce any withdrawl symptoms when you stop taking it. (AS LONG AS YOU DON'T ABUSE IT) if need be 0.50Mgs can be good before bed to help you sleep. It takes the edge off the withdrawl symptoms and allows for the long deep sleep your brain needs to overcome the withdrawl.
Avatar f tn I have been out zoloft for the last 2 weeks also. I am sure the most of my situation was caused by the xanax, but I am becoming too frightened to take anything at this point.
Avatar f tn I went to the doctor and of course he said everything was fine it was just anxiety and prescribed me xanax. I take about a 4th of a pill in the morning which makes me feel better and then when I start getting anxious at night I take about a half of one and it helps a lot. I have been scared to take more than that. I haven't been able to eat much at all and I have to force myself to eat. I used to smoke week a lot and I have been scared to smoke it.
489656 tn?1250003583 Anyways, I have horrible anxiety and panic disorder and he wanted me to try and control it with veryy limited zanax use vs. a long term ssri. I dont want to have to take zanax 3x a week, or at all. But I had to when it got bad. So we are trying me on zoloft. Its like 50mg. A low dose. Has anyone else taken it with good results? Im scared to take the first pill :0 Ugh! Well thanks for any help you guys!
489656 tn?1250003583 Anyways, I have horrible anxiety and panic disorder and he wanted me to try and control it with veryy limited zanax use vs. a long term ssri. I dont want to have to take zanax 3x a week, or at all. But I had to when it got bad. So we are trying me on zoloft. Its like 50mg. A low dose. Has anyone else taken it with good results? Im scared to take the first pill :0 Ugh! Well thanks for any help you guys!
Avatar m tn I had gone to my Primary Care Physician after my old Psychaitrist retired and I had an Panic Attack. The PCP told me the lexapro stoppped working and to take Zoloft and Xanax> What a mistake! I had bad reactions to both and my new Psych has put me back on Lexapro and Klonopin and I am feelin. Has any one else had experieces similiar to this.
Avatar f tn Give the Zoloft a chance, and continue communicating to your doc. Taking the Xanax temporarily to help you thru some of the initial side effects is fine...just be sure to take it as prescribed. I would say if your shaking is the worst in the am...take a Xanax first thing after you awaken. If the shaking is keeping you up at night, and you are taking the Zoloft at night, ask your doc about switching it up to the am. Most times Zoloft is prescribed at bedtime,.
Avatar f tn And maybe it was from withdrawl vs the Zoloft- who knows now bc I stopped the Zoloft and went back on Cymbalta. I regret even switching (I've never been on anything but Prozac & Cymbalta- thought nothing of switching thinking the Cymbalta could simply use a "tweak)" It took like 4 weeks to have symptoms after the switch from Cymbalta to Zoloft so it caught me off guard. I can't renever if I mentioned it but something similar happened before I went on Cymbalta in April 2008.
605458 tn?1539232408 When I was in my 20's, I was finally treated with Zoloft for social anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, the depression turned out to actually be bipolar and I eventually was unable to take any antidepressants because they triggered manic episodes. That was all OK for many years as I wasn't interested in having a life outside of my little world. Recently, though, I have had the desire for a social life. I am doing things that I feel will relax me and help desensitize me to social situations.
Avatar f tn My OBGYN (yes, my gyno) prescribed me 50mg of Zoloft last Thursday. I know Zoloft is both an antidepressant and anti-anxiety, but I would prefer to be on something more geared towards the anxiety. I don't have a depression-just severe generalized anxiety. How should I go about discussing switching to a more anti-anxiety focused med? I've heard a lot of bad things about Zoloft. I hear a lot of people gain weight & this is a huge concern for me. Thanks for the help!
Avatar m tn Was of SSRI for 3 years and was put back on the Paxil for social phobia, no panic disorder this time, and had gain 60 pounds in less than 3 months, when my PDoc saw this, he ask me to stop the Paxil and give to me some sample box of the newer Celexa at the time (1999) and I start it at 20 mg, increase at 40 mg after 1month and it was doing nothing at all for my anxiety and the social phobia, also, I had gain another 20 pounds in 2 months on the Celexa and my PDoc was a lot worried about my we
Avatar n tn hey... right now I am on Trazodone.. its just ok.. I also take xanax for when i have panic attacks.. I used to be on lexapro which i feel worked alot better.. I am gonna wait til I am off pain meds and see how i feel I may go back to it.. So sorry you anxiety level is high.. I am off to bed talk more tommorrow..
Avatar f tn I have increased my meds from 10 mg Inderal to 20 mg Inderal to Xanax to Zoloft 75 mg and nothing seems to work. I still wake up with rapid heart beat and as soon as I stand up I go into a full blown attack. I'm too nervous and terrified to check my heart rate but I'm sure that it is way over 200 at times. Usually I call my mom to distract me and we usually talk long enough for my Inderal to kick in and then I'm okay.
429949 tn?1224695179 I had been abruptly taken off of Zoloft and Xanax and switched to Paroxetine( generic Paxil) six weeks prior to this attack. I had been on the Zoloft at 100mg for 14 years and the xanax .25mg for eight months. I was not tappered off and on for this switch. I suspected the recent medication change at that time. They done the CT scan looking for tumor , stroke or anything abnormal. They said it was negative.
Avatar n tn Try asking for an anti-depressant like Zoloft to help it counteract the next day effects. I currently take Xanax, Zoloft and Vistaril and all together they keep my panic attacks and sleep patterns normal. I was on the verge of losing my job before I got these medications.
Avatar f tn I'm wondering if anybody has had experience in taking Cymbalta for anxiety and depression. I took Lexapro for several years and it stopped working, so I tried Zoloft this summer, which didn't help my anxiety at all, so now I'm back on the Lexapro and Buspar. I feel better than I did a few months ago in terms of anxiety, but nowhere near as well as I did in the past, and now my depression is horrible. I barely get out of bed most days because I just don't seem to care about anything anymore.
Avatar f tn who prescribed me ativan and Zoloft, would not prescribe me the valium. Adventually I came off the Zoloft due to the side effects. The Ativan did its job for awhile but i was taking "too" much a day according to him so he just put me on Klonopin 4mg per day. It seems to be fine keeping me calm and not too many side effects but it is not helping with random anxiety onsets nor is it helping me with sleep.
Avatar n tn So I was sent home on dilantin( which still makes me dizzy, spacey, and not right) zoloft and xanax. I am scared of going anywhere, I am feeling anxiety all day long, hit with headaches four or five times a day, and a few days didn't get out of bed. Everyone is telling me get up get out your ok. I don't feel that way and I am scared. Does anyone knw if its possible for epileptics to have these pseudo seizures? Why am I still having them on dilantin? If my EEG is normal am I crazy??
Avatar n tn I am also on Lamictal so I think that is helping but I also take xanax for anxiety but my pharmacist said that I shouldn't take xanax with the wellbutrin?????? Oh, I have called my dr and to speak to her as I cryed my way through the message....and I haven't heard back from her yet.