I started taking 25mg of zoloft almost 3 weeks ago now for panic disorder/anxiety. I also have take up to 1mg of xanax per day (.5mg in morning and at night) Sometimes I will skip the morning dose if I feel okay. Anyway, since starting the zoloft I feel awful. I am more anxious then ever, I'm so sleepy I can barely function at work anymore, and I'm feeling depressed/hopeless about my condition and life in general, which is a new symptom. Long story short, I want to stop. Is it ok to just stop or do I need to taper still? Eventually I'd like to stop taking xanax too, but honestly since starting zoloft I've used xanax a lot more and that scares me.
Before I started zoloft I had bad anxiety/panic, but was still able to function at work, go out for a beer with friends, etc...now i'm so gross feeling and panic ridden I can't take it. And please don't tell me to wait it out, something is telling me this is the wrong drug for me, and now I'm panicking because I just want all these drugs out of my body. I thought I had anxiety before, well I would give anything to go back to the way I felt before I started zoloft. I've taken ssri's before and never felt this way, but I also was never as bad as I am now. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you.