Well I upped my zoloft from 50 mg to 75 mg and I feel so much better!!!! I was on zoloft 50 mg for about 10 years. Felt like i didn't need it anymore and weaned myself off too fast (over only a 2 week period). Then i got i guess it was withdrawal and returning anxiety, a combo of both. So I tried lexapro for 3 days and that made it even worse. So i went back on zoloft 50 mg. The first 2 weeks were really rough, major nausea, diarrhea, increased anxiety, especially upon waking. I didn't feel better until after being back on it again for about 3 weeks. Then i felt ok until around the 7-8 week point. Felt just general uneasiness, but i could deal with it, but the fear of anxiety was always a thought in the back of my head. So last thursday I decided to up my dose to 75 mg of zoloft. So now, I have been on 75 mg zoloft for 5 1/2 days and it was definitely a good decision to up it. I feel a whole lot better. I have zanax 0.25 mg to take as needed, and I don't feel the need to take it since i have upped my dose, thank god!!! This may sound dumb, but the only thing that gives me anxiety is fear of anxiety itself. It's fear of the unknown and what if's. But the zoloft is helping those run-on thoughts to go away. And those thoughts are normal thoughts, i think, it's just that when people have anxiety it can get the better of them. During the past 3 months, i was also sick with multiple stomach viruses and stuff like that, so that didn't help my situation, either. I had a bad head cold, similar to the flu, but it wasn;t the flu, and that lasted 3 weeks. Then i had a stomach virus. Then I had another stomach virus, turns out I had salmonella and norovirus at the same time. So i have had my fair share of sicknesses (i work in a hospital so yes I am exposed to lots of germs). So i guess my story is kind of like on ongoing journey but a success story? Just wanted to throw this out there because it seems like people on this forum post about their anxiety when it's bad, but then when they feel better and their meds are working, they leave the forum, so then you don't hear of the success stories.