I'm just so frustrated with my Zoloft right now. I swear I have weeks/months where I feel great for the most part. I have minor agitation as a SE but nothing I can't handle, but for the most part, the anxiety and depression is kept at bay. However in the year I've taken it, it just seems so inconsistent. I started at 100mg, did well for 5 months after startup, then plummetted. Waited it out for a week and when I didn't improve, went up to 150mg. The adjustment to 150 wasn't as smooth and began to experience more agitation but nothing I couldn't handle. I did have to cut out my caffeine though as it just made me feel to jumpy. At any rate, that change was made in August. Been doing pretty good since then. Had a couple rough days but for the most part but was feeling good up until about a month ago. I posted here then about going through a rough patch due to the change in manufacturers (from Greenstone to Camber) and thought it resolved when I got back onto Greenstone. I felt better after a couple weeks and had done pretty good until last Sunday. I had a down day. Nothing horrible, and figured I'd be fine by the next day as usual. Only now it's Thursday, and I feel worse. I've started experiencing morning insomnia again and the agitation seems to be growing stronger where it becomes difficult to focus on work. I'm not particularly feeling depressed (thank God), but I am certainly not enjoying life. My lower back near my kidneys ache off and on.
I do have other things going on. I just interviewed for another job on 2/14 and am still awaiting their decision. I discussed this briefly with my pdoc over the phone who seems to think this spike might be related to that, but I don't think so. It's not something that I ponder about so much and it's not a make or break type of deal. If I don't get the job, I still have my current one.
At any rate... all of this has lead me to believe that the Zoloft is just not my drug. I intend to discuss this with my pdoc at our appointment tomorrow, but I wanted to get some insight from some of you. Am I jumping the gun? Is it time for a change? Is this the best I am to expect? If I do make a change, I've been looking at the Celexa/Lexapro family. How have you fared on that? How will the change go?
So many questions. This anxiety has me thinking at a 1000 miles a minute.
Thanks for listening to my ranting.