Hi Comoso, how are things going on the Zoloft? I was just reading through your posts and don't worry, lots of us have been through the same thing with meds. I am now just increasing from 10mg Lexapro to 15mg and it's a hard transition but I am also hopeful. And I have tried everything off and on for 20 years! But it's okay, just grateful to be here on this earth today.
I wanted to comment on your vitamin experience and the trigger. My anxiety was floating around in my background until I graduated from college. Then my friend and I went to a Grateful Dead show (ha ha, I am dating myself!) and we had some (I'm not sure if I can write it but I will just say illegal substance of the early 90s). That wasn't great (first and last time for everything!) but when it wore off, boom, massive anxiety. It lasted for a week and I thought I had cooked my brain, but it eventually went away. Then years later I had an endoscopy, when the drugs they give you for that procedure wore off, again, massive panic. Although then I didn't know what it was. I had a job by then and was supposed to go to a conference and was at work ready to drive to my flight when I just cracked. I called my sister to drive 30 miles to come get me. I spent a week at my Moms house unable to go outside. Finally my Moms friend drove me to see a psychiatrist that I found in my insurance plan and he prescribed Klonopin. I had a full blown anxiety disorder.
20 years later here I am! Still alive :) anxiety has been a struggle for me ever since (I have tried everything natural and meds and our only choice is to keep trying!)
But back to the vitamins. Be so careful from now on about supplements and such. My primary care physician gave me an inhaler last year when I had bronchitis - it has a stimulant in it and triggered a panic attack. I was so mad, it says in my chart I have anxiety. So now I always ask. Also I bought a drink supplement from Beach Body,again it has a stimulant in it, again a panic attack.
Hang in there!