I started zoloft 5 days ago (50 mg) and xanax (.25 mg) for anxiety and depression. Despite my overall lack of desire to take medications in general, I decided this is what I need to do because my anxiety and depression have started to effect me, my kids and my husband. I'm tired of feeling this way and ready for this to be gone. I've also started therapy about a month ago.
for the first 2 days on the zoloft I took the 50 mg. I was out of my mind with anxiety. the following days I've only taken 25 mg. struggling with nausea, fatigue, jaw clenching, gi problems and increased anxiety. My doc prescribed the xanax 2x a day. I have a terrible fear of becoming addicted to it but I'm so out of my mind with anxiety that today i'm going to take the xanax as prescribed. took one about an hour ago and will take another one when I tak my zoloft early this evening.
I know zoloft takes a while to kick in and when my se and anxiety are low I feel like i can stick it out, but when my se are high (usually 5-6 hours after I take it) I feel like I don't wanna take it anymore.
I have a f/u with my pcp in 2 weeks to see how I'm doing. should I continue to take only the 25 mg of zoloft not the rx'd 50 until my f/u with my doc? I'm scared to go up any further