Hello, my name is Nicole and I'm a 20 year old college student. I developed panic disorder/hypochondria last October and have been seeing a Psychiatrist since May 2013, who has prescribed me on 200mg of Zoloft and 1mg (.5 twice a day) of Klonopin. It's been a while now and I am FINALLY starting to feel stabilized from the meds (around a month ago), but I noticed that starting about three weeks ago I began feeling extremely fatigued. I get 8 hours of sleep every day but for some reason I keep falling asleep in the afternoon, and before I know it I'm sleeping like every day between 1 and 5ish. I'm not anemic or hypoglycemic.
Being a hypochondriac I am going crazy as to what could be wrong. Around April before I was stable I'd go to the ER a lot and they did tons of tests; EKGs, an echocardiogram, a CT Scan of my stomach, X-Rays, an ultrasound of my abdomen, a sigmoidoscopy, and a ton of blood tests to check if I'm deficient in certain Vitamins or something. Everything came out normal. I'm sort of worried because that was so long ago (6 months) and that maybe something else that is life-threatening is going on.
Does anyone think I should be concerned?! Or is it just the meds?! My psychiatrist just thinks it's the medicine so she started having me take Zoloft in the evening, but so far that hasn't worked. I am so frustrated because while my anxiety has gotten better, I feel like a zombie 24/7!!! Am I just crazy or can anyone relate to this? I dropped out of school and I want my life back. But I can't function being this tired all the time. Even the littlest things tire me out.
If this IS the medicine, when I try to taper it the anxiety just comes back. No matter how much I've asked she won't let me come off of it. I just feel so lost and I don't know what to do anymore...