My guy started taking Zoloft four weeks ago and it is just kicking in. His doc has upped the dose to 100mg per day on Monday so make sure you tell your doc if it's not having an effect. It's important to get that doswe just right for you. Keep us posted on how you go.
Good luck with your gentle poodle. I hope it doesn't shed too much hair! Also keep my fingers crossed that counselling helps you out. PTSD can be one nasty customer. Have you started the Zoloft yet? It made my Fella a bit woozy for a few days. So if you were planning any marathons, or tight rope walking feats you may need to reschedule! Keep us posted.
Good Morning Ginny,
Zoloft has worked for many members but each person is diffeent. It may take 2 to 6 weeks until improvement occurs. The general rule of thumb is 4 weeks. It is good to research your drug and know the side effects and doses as well as withdrawl sx..
You are your own best advocate so don't be afraid to speak up and ask your questions.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
I would mention it to your surgeon just in case. I can't see it being a problem really.
It sounds to me like you have "uncued panic attacks" ie they happen just out of the blue. I find these the most frustrtaing because well, the just hit BAM! (sorry to yell). I find it helps me to keep a journal of when my anxiety peaks, often it is related to something I hadn't factored in.
PMDD is a nasty little sucker (major understatement)..I hope things improve after your operation.
P.S. My Fella started on 100mg last night. This morning he tripped over the coffee table and fell face down in his weeties. Beware the motor co-ordination. Yes, ok, I admit. I laughed!!
One of my favorites,
Just because you have these sensations doesn't mean you are crazy. These feelings are just unpleasant and frightening, not dangerous. Nothing worse will happen to you.
Let your feelings come. . Don't run away from panic. When you feel panic build up, take a deep breath and as you breathe out, let go. Keep trying. Stay there almost as if you were floating in space. Don't fight the feeling of panic. Accept it; you can deal with it.
Try to make yourself as comfortable as possible without escaping. If you're on a street, lean against a post or a store wall. If you're at the cosmetics department of a store, find a quieter counter or corner. If you're in a boutique, tell the salesperson you don't feel well and want to sit for a while. Do not jump into a car and go home in fear.
Don't indulge in stinkin thinking, "Why can't I be normal ? Why does this have to happen to me?" Just accept what is happening to you. If you do this, what you fear most will not happen.
Think about what is really happening to your body at this moment. Do not think "Something terrible is going to happen. I must get out." Repeat to yourself "I am ok, I will not die or lose control."
Try to distract yourself from what is going on inside you. Look at your surroundings. See the other people around you. .They are with you, not against you.
When the panic subsides, let your body go loose, take a deep breath, and go on with your day. Remember, each time you cope with panic and anxiety, you reduce your fear.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Oh Buddha! A trip! You are a hoot my poor Fella hasn't "trip"ped over anything yet today but he almost left the house with shaving cream up his nose this morning..the fun continues!
Ginny, I hate it when you go to ER and wait all that time and they say "ahh it's just a panic attack". JUST?! Ahhhh! Well I guess we can be thankful that it isn't a serious physical condition. I'm really hoping the zoloft goes well for you, you may want to put some soft cushions around the sharp edge furniture though and no cooking with knives you hear?!
Lyn, sorry to hear about Cait. I hope this helps her out with things though. You are still one of the greatest mothers on the world you know (up their with my mum and Kitt - real heroes)
Good Morning. yes you are normal but you have anxiety and remember it does not have you.
What is normal these days, each person is different and who gets to define normal? Maybe we should have Megs do that...............a wise and witty lady
I know some of my triggers that set off my anxiety and I go into the "what if" mode. I usualy shed a few tears which drops the anxiety level and then I can move through it.
I wish you a wonderful day.
Glad I could give you a chuckle
I certainly hope the zoloft gives your tired brain some rest. I know that SSRI's are good for regulating thoughts so hopefully that will stop them zipping around and making you feel so worn down.
Kitt is right (except for me being wise!) the "what if's" are just plain exhausting and not one of us is normal. Some of us are just saddled with a few more anxiety triggers than others. I hope all goes well and peacefully for you this weekend. Now get out the cushions and put those knives away...blood thinners you say?!
I'd get him to cut your steak for at least the next six weeks! And of course we all know what a health hazard doing dishes can be. He might just have to take over that task too!! I'm hoping all goes well for you. Please keep us posted!