I started seeing a psychiatrist and psychologist to help me with my Anxiety. It's gotten to a point where i think I'm going to die of a horrible disease or heart attack. The psychiatrist feels I should be on some meds for a while to help me out.
Anyway I first started taking zoloft (5mg) about a month ago and had to stop after 3 days. The tremors, sleeplessness and restless feelings were way too much for me.
I was switched to Zoloft (25mg) and I took it for 6 days. I must say I was okay for the first 5 days; I was able to sleep, no real side effects... until yesterday. Although I didn't have any chest pains, I had a spaced out exhausted feeling all day long but unable to sleep / relax. I had a buzzing/tingly feeling in the back of my head all day long and even in my fingers. After going to bed I found myself tossing and turning all over again. This morning after about 1/2 hour awake the feelings started again. I skipped my dose today
This is not for me. I had my weekly therapy session and flat out said I can' t deal with these meds.. not for me. Most people like that floating feeling... not me!! We checked with the doctor and she said I can stop the meds for now and we can discuss alternatives in 2 weeks. For some reason the chest pains are back again.... came on during therapy today.
I found that in the past I've done real well on Cymbalta and Zanax to have in my back pocket for panic attacks. The only thing was it was really expensive and I gained a bunch of weight
What do you guys think? I know there is an adjustment period but it's way too much for me as I need to be clear headed all day. I don't want to commit my life to maintenance meds. I've heard the longer you are on them the longer and harder it is to come off of them.
I'm going to give the psychotherapy some time and then see where it goes.
Anyone with similar experiences? Did speech therapy work and how long did it take? I'm only 2 session in.