I'm so sorry you had a bad experience on Zoloft. I, too, am having a difficult time. I suddenly developed severe panic disorder (3-8 attacks per day) a few months ago. I tried all the alternative stuff - acupuncture, herbs, etc but nothing worked. I finally tried Lexapro - and within 3 days was vomiting for 10 hours, GI issues, suicidal thoughts, and 7 hour long panic attacks.
My doc took me off of it, and after taking a breaků.I finally agreed to go on Zoloft. It's been hell. I am incredibly sensitive to medication, so even just 12.5 mg (1/2 of the lowest dose pill) is giving me endless GI issues, anxiety, nausea, etc. I also have chronic dizziness from the anxiety.
I'm wrecked because they say Lexapro and Zoloft are the best for panic disorder, and have least side effects. Well if I can't even handle these, what is left to help me? When I saw you post my heart went out to you - I haven't found anyone else who is also so sensitive to meds. I also get GI issues when taking simple vitamins, fish oil, etc.
Please let me know if you find anything that works for you, and I will too! I'm going to try and stick out the Zoloft for another month or so. I want to try to get to 50mg, since that's the minimum effective dose. that feels impossible at this point though.
I've been on less than 25mg for 6 weeks, unable to increase.
Good luck to us both. :)