i am getting counselling and medication therapy for GAD, panic attacks, hypochondria, and somatic disorder. anywho.
i spent time in the hospital while i was being put on my zoloft. they started me with 25mg, then 50, 75, 100 and released me on 150mg. i started feeling great on day two of 100mg.
that was in dec, the doc said oh you feel good now, wait until you get the full effect at six weeks on 150mg.
that didn't happen. started feeling really depressed and tired. anxiety solved about 75%, seeing a counsellor and going to group. not obsessing about my health. but still felt 'off'
saw my psych doc, she put me up to 200mg... i felt a lot worse, in fact my stomach was being irritated and that started giving me health obsessions.
anyways, saw her again and she tapered me down to 100mg, i tapered quite well and quickly, now i feel A LOT better.
in feb and jan i felt extreme anxiety post menstrual cycle (this is my worst time of the month for anxiety as i've been keeping track for 2 years)
i am post menstrual right now and i feel pretty okay.
i guess my questions is why that old saying "LESS IS MORE" applying here? shouldn't i be the opposite?