I DONT KNOW WHAT IOS WRONG WITH ME

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TWPRINCESS723
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   Posted 7/7/2008 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
sad  HAVE BEEN TO 6 DRS BECAUSE OF PANIC ATTACKS. ONE PUT ME ON PAXIL. IT MADE ME SO SIC TO MY STOMACH I STOPPED TAKING IT AFTER 2 WEEKS. I TRIED MANY OTHER SSRI'S OVER A 4 MONTH PERIOD BUT THE SIDE EFFECTS WERE SO BAD I STOPPED THEM.  I FINALLY TRIED ZOLOFT AND IT WORKED FOR about 4 MONTHS I FELT PRETTY GOOD.  THEN I STARTED GETTING DIZZY AGAIN WHICH HAS BEEN A MAJOR PROBI HAVE TO CALL MY HUSBAND HOME FROM WORK LEM FOR ME EVER SINCE I STARTED THE SSRI'S THE DR UPPED MY ZOLOFT DOSE FROM 50MG TO 100MG AND IT WORKED FOR A MONTH THEN THE DIZZINESS AND WEIRD HEAD FEELING STARTED AGAIN PLUS I HAD NO EMOTIONS WHAT SO EVER.  I STOPPED THE ZOLOFT TOTALLY COLD TURKEY(I KNOW OT A GOOD IDEA) I HAVE BEEN OFF THE ZOLOFT FOR about A MONTH AND I AM FINE WHEN I GET UP IN THE MORNING TILL AROUND 1 OR 2PM AND THEN EVERYTHING GOES DOWN HILL FROM THERE.  I CANT FOCUS ON ANYTHING. IM DIZZY I HAVE WEIRD HEAD PRESSURE AND IT LASTS UNTIL about 8 OR 9 AT NIGHT AND THEN I START TO GET SOME RELIEF. I HAVE TRIED TO TALK TO MY DR AND THEY ARE TELLING ME TO GO ONTO LEXAPRO.  IM GETTING TIRED OF BEING A GUINEA PIG WITH ALL THESE MEDS.  MUY EYES ARE ALL MESSED UP AND I NEED TO BE ABLE TO GET UP AND DO THINGS.  I HAVE 4 KIDS 4 YEAR OLD TWINS, A 2 YEAR OLD, AND A 1 YEAR OLD.  I HAVE TO BE ABLE TO FUNCTION AND GET BACK TO MY OLD SELF FOR THE SAKE OF MY KIDS AND MY FAMILY.  I DONT KNOW WHY I AM FEELING LIKE THIS. BEFORE I STARTED THE SSRI'S I HAD PANIC ATTACKS BUT I COULD FUNCTION EVERYDAY AND WAS FINE UNTIL I HAD A PANIC ATTACK AND NOW I CANT FUNCTION AT ALL.  IS THIS WITHDRAWAL? IS THIS EVEN ANXIETY? PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF ANYONE ELSE HAS FELT LIKE THIS. MY HUSBAND IS AT HIS WITS END. THANKS  TO YPOU ALL FOR LISTENING

stkitt
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   Posted 7/7/2008 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello Princess and Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P forum.

I am so sorry your having tough issues. Dizziness and being light headed are withdrawal symptoms of Zoloft. It can also cause numbness in your extremities, headaches, muscle cramps, mood swings that could last up to a couple of months. Its better to wean yourself off rather than quit cold turkey. Also you should include your Physician in the withdrawal. Please remember I am not a professional. :-)

I agree with you, talk to your Physician about a med that is not an SSRI/SSNI as they are notorious for causing withdrawal.  Some people have nasty sx and others get off easier.

I certainly understand how you feel with trying to take care of your children at home.  I am glad you have such a supportive hubby.

Just a request: using ALL CAPITAL LETTERS in posts is considered yelling and rude, plus it is difficult to read. 

Keep posting to us and you will find many warm and caring members that will be here to support you.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt


 

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nervymeg
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   Posted 7/8/2008 11:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello Princess, and welcome to HealingWell.

I'm sorry for what you are going through. I had the same problem when I tried anti-dep meds. I tried so many of them but they made me nauseous and dizzy. It must be frustrating as a mum to be feeling this way.

I know you are probably sick of doctors, but they may be able to help you with a different kind of med such as anti-anxiety or some form of therapy.??

I wish you all the best, again welcome to HW, I hope you find some support here. We understand anxiety!

Hugs,

Meg


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percycat
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   Posted 7/9/2008 5:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Princess,

I know you've been treated for anxiety, but how long is it since you had a routine physical? If it's been a while, it might be a good idea to try fitting one in - with 4 little children, I can't imagine! - to see whether something else is contributing to your symptoms.

My experience in coming off of Paxil - an SSRI - for a while was that the withdrawal period extended at least a month. I went back on it at that point. I suppose it's possible that what you're experiencing is still related to quitting the Zoloft.

Good luck to you, and please keep us posted on how you're doing!

percycat

shedontwearsocks
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   Posted 7/9/2008 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Princess,
 
What you have described sounds similiar to the way I felt when my anxiety disorder was presenting itself. I would feel extremely fatigued, very dizzy and lightheaded, and have a hard time functioning.
 
Although it was the start of my anxiety, I also related it to SINUS PROBLEMS and still continue to have uncomfortable pressure in my head from time to time as well as dizziness and nausea, especially when a different weather pattern (storms) is approaching.
 
Something to think about. Hope you feel better soon
 
Megan

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 7/10/2008 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I have Agoraphobia. I've had it all my life due to my Attention Deficit Disorder. (true) I didn't come to talk about this, Megan, I came to tell you that I LOVE your name. I'll bet you do some really creative work of some kind.
Pamela Neckpain

I have a terrible fear of a clerk touching my hand when he/she hands me my change. I have a million more fears, of course. They sound crazy ... but .... hmmmmmmm?

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