Hi, I'm very new to having anxiety and being on meds (two weeks yesterday on Zoloft) but I can tell you that the anxiety symptoms DO happen without a full on attack. Since I started Zoloft I have felt better....not getting the weird feelings anymore, like the weird feeling in my head or extreme weak spells (thank God!)....but I do feel like I'd rather do nothing but lay down all day. And when I get an ache or something, my mind starts thinking about it too much. I'm at 100 mgs of Zoloft after just two weeks as the directions from my doctor were to increase my dose every four days starting at 25 mgs. Tomorrow will be the first day at 125. Everyone tells me I just have to be patient with getting back to normal, as well as with everything currently going on in my life (which caused the stress and anxiety in the first place).
I had bloodwork and urine done at the end of May and it all came back fine. I thought for sure my thyroid or B12 was low or something, but it wasn't. I have since developed a urinary tract infection so I'm on a med for that too but it's only 5 days. I made sure to ask my doctor if something would have shown up in the bloodwork if I had something wrong with me and he assured me it would...something would have been off. What I felt was ALL a result of my anxiety. I know this because the very weird symptoms have since gone away. I know I will be back to normal again but I have to be patient and stop overthinking things. Easier said than done, I know. Hang in there....you're not alone :)