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Re: Pregnant - Anxious - Zoloft?
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2014, 01:45:59 PM »
Miss Murphy, that is exactly how I feel. I have been on 125 mg for a month or two and even though I still get some anxiety, it is nowhere near what I used to get. Sometimes my heart will pound but I don't feel out of control. It's exactly how you described when you said that the adrenalin pumping sensation is dulled. I'm not 100% perfect but I can function and enjoy my son and that is something I never thought I'd get back.

I'm so happy to hear that it is working for you, especially since you are pregnant. You did the right thing to go on the medication and get your anxiety under control while pregnant. Best of luck! :action-smiley-065:
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Re: Pregnant - Anxious - Zoloft?
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2014, 05:56:05 PM »
Oh hugs bababel!! So glad its working for both of us! I tell my husband that it 'helps me deal'... I am glad I can get on with lufe. Hopefully it lasts!
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Re: Pregnant - Anxious - Zoloft?
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2014, 02:31:44 PM »
Yes, it helps me deal too! My husband has noticed such a huge difference in me. I used to pace around the house thinking I was going to throw up or pass out for hours on end. I don't do that at all anymore. It's really a life-saver as I was such a bad mom before I went on the sertraline. :(
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Re: Pregnant - Anxious - Zoloft?
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2014, 07:35:40 AM »
So when you get the anxious feelings, does it just feel like the physical chesty feeling? I have been getting the negative thoughts every now and then, I tell myself I'm the worst person in the world because of the past mistakes I've made... And then other days I'm fine and don't even think about it and wonder why I was so worried on my bad days.

Does zoloft ever even you out totally or do you continue to have bad days? I was on zoloft years ago before having kids and I was younger, so I think my chemistry was very different. I only needed 25mg to feel perfectly fine, and now I'm 100mg and still having really bad days (not sure if pregnancy is making things worse too though).
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Re: Pregnant - Anxious - Zoloft?
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2014, 01:37:00 PM »
Yes, my anxiety is almost all located in my chest. My heart pounds, I feel "skipped beats" and my chest feels heavy, like it is being crushed. The sertraline hasn't taken my anxiety away 100% by any means. I've been having a couple of bad days over the past week, but even when my anxiety is really "bad" nowadays, I can still function.

I know that some people find their anxiety goes away completely while on an SSRI, but I haven't had that experience. It just seems to keep it under control enough for me to get on with my day. Maybe a slightly higher dose would help, I'm not sure. Maybe I will try it eventually.

Your pregnancy can definitely play havoc with your anxiety. I was lucky in that my anxiety almost went away when I was pregnant, only to come back with a vengeance two years postpartum.

Bad days are normal, even for those of us on medication. Anxiety is so hard, I know, but you will get through this!
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Re: Pregnant - Anxious - Zoloft?
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2014, 06:31:20 PM »
Thanks bababel, very reassuring :)

My last pregnancy was the same, it was like a calm came over me and I was ecstaticly happy all the time... Maybe it was the excitement of a first baby.... Its certainly not like that this time unfortuntaley. But yes zoloft is def making the ride easier, I just have to keep telling myself that.
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« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2014, 07:32:06 PM »
I can understand what you are going thru. I am having a time getting on Zoloft in the last 6 wks I have gotten to 100 mgs been there for 2 wks Tues.  It has really been up and down. I have such physical symptoms like you said miss murphy they will be in my chest and my head feels funny. then another time they will be weak spells. I keep thinking it is something physical wrong with me but I have had blood test seen a heart dr. blood work I don't know which other way to go. I want to go screamy to the ER. I had what I thought was a panic attack driving home last Frid. I haven't had many in a long time. I got tight in my chest heart racing and feeling scared but I didn't have that run for the hills feeling. it scared me I kept thinking I need to go to the hospital.  I will be fine I kept driving and after I got home it took an hour for it to go away.  my blood pressure was up a little like 154/78  heart rate was 102.  If I new it was just anxiety but there is that doubt. am I on a not high enough dosage and has it not been long enough to tell yet? I see the pdr in 2 wks. I want to get on the right dose so I can get better.
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Re: Pregnant - Anxious - Zoloft?
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2014, 08:27:07 PM »
am I on a not high enough dosage and has it not been long enough to tell yet?

It might be either or both. The increase dose will probably need several more weeks to become fully effective so I think you should wait at least until you see your doctor in two weeks before considering increasing it.

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NOTE: I'm not a doctor, and particularly not yours, so there may be factors I'm unaware of. Therefore all advice is of a general nature and you should consult your doctor before following any of it, especially before changing med doses.

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Re: Pregnant - Anxious - Zoloft?
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2014, 06:43:35 AM »
Yes I have those feelings of increased anxiety too, still after being on zoloft for 6 weeks. Some days are a lot worse than others, but gladly I'm having a good relaxed day today and enjoying it while it lasts.
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