Per my previous post, I had my first anxiety/panic attack on Saturday last week after over a year of NOT having one.
Since Saturday, I have been experiencing anxiety and that "on edge" feeling every single day with Sunday/Monday being the absolute worse. I went to see my Primary on Tuesday and told her what's been going on, she mentioned nothing about increasing my Zoloft (I am at 50mgs right now) but did prescribe me .25mg of Xanax to take as needed. Since Tuesday I feel like each day I feel a little better. Mornings are still the absolute worse. I used to be able to wake up, eating a huge breakfast, and get on with my day. Now, I can't eat when I get up because I'm jittery and anxious every morning. I have been taking a Xanax in the morning, eating something small, and by the time I got to work I was much much better. I have had random issues during the day, jitters, shakiness, nervous stomach, but it would pass. I would be fine at lunch, dinner, etc. Evenings have been fine as well. Sleeping is OK, I can sleep pretty well but I have noticed that everyday this week I woke up before my alarm and the minute I opened my eyes the anxiety hits.
I do not want to spend the rest of my life taking a Xanax in the morning and evening ... I was really hoping after a week I'd be doing better. This morning I actually slept in later than I have all week and the only reason I was up at 7 was because my daughter (9 months) woke up.
My anxiety is not as horrible right now, although I def. don't feel good enough to eat yet ... but I guess I'm just looking for some advice. I feel like I had a major set back and can't seem to get over it.
Am I expecting too much by thinking I would be back to normal a week later?
Oh, and I have an appointment with my Psychiatrist on Jan 28.