Hi motherof2, Welcome to Healing Well forum, we are happy to have you join us here. I am sorry that your going through these withdrawal side effects from the Zoloft. These types of medications shouldn’t be stopped abruptly as it does make the side effects much more horrible...and always this should be done with your physician’s supervision as it can be dangerous. These medications regulate the serotonin levels in your brain and when you stop them all at once the chemicals have a difficult time keeping up. I do realize that these medications are expensive but there is prescription assistance now for antidepressants and the drug companies are helping patients pay for a big portion of their medications. So that is always an option for you to think about.
If your telling your doctor that your crying all the time over nothing and your having a problem with anxiety and panic attacks and the only medication they would prescribe is Zoloft with you not having any relief from this then perhaps you need to look for a different physician. Or if this doctor is a family doctor then you need to see a psychiatrist for this as there are many medications that can help. A Psychiatrist is really the only type of doctor that should be prescribing these types of meds and who should assess your situation anyhow. It could make all the difference for you.
In the mean time hang in there and keep posting, it does help. Take care
ElishaCo~Mod: DepressionModerator: Heart & Cardiovascular Diseasehttp://www.healingwell.com/donate