Hello everyone and thanx for reading my post.I am sure others have had this same experience and I beleive the key to dealing with this demon called anxiety is support and networking. I have had anxiety for a LOOONG time.I have been off and on Zoloft for many years (which works wonderfully for me) When it kicks in it is like a dream! Everything is so much better.However about 8 months ago my doctor and I stopped it due to my being totally unable to lose weight.I felt fine (which is usually the trap,you feel fine when your on it like I'm all better) so I went off it.We tried Cymbalta and even some ADD meds thinking maybe that was my problem.Anyhow I started the Zoloft again 6 days ago and as many of you know it can take a while to kick in.In the meantime I have been sooooo anxious.The anxiety beast has really gotten ahold of me.I wake up at night with my heart racing and the hot and cold tingles and with the fight or flight response where I have to jump out of bed and find things to take my mind off of it (coming here is one).I also have it during the day.I will feel anxiety start to creep up and my heart will start to pound.But I feel like it is worse during the night and if I take a nap I wake up panicked.Has anyone else experienced this also? And what are some coping skills while waiting for the Zoloft to kick in? I do breathing exercises and that does help too but in between attacks all I can think about is the next one and when it will strike.I am taking 0.25 milligrams of Xanax as needed which I take about 3x a day for now.Some have told me that may be too low of a dose to do anything and I really dont feel like it helps that much.Sorry for the long post and thanx in advance for any advice!
Hi there...i am experiencing these exact symptoms...on day six of Zoloft, 50mg a day, supposed to increase to 100mg a day tomorrow...but am nervous about that as this jittery feeling is awful! Does anyone know how long this lasts? Thanks for the advice
Hang in there. I went down to 25 from 50 mg and thought I was going to lose it (maybe withdrwal syndrome but really dont care after four weeks of it, that was enough) . Went back up to 50 and now 4 days at 50, feeling better but the waves still come although the periods in between are getting longer. I hate the depression.