Medication not working

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raze
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   Posted 7/2/2009 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey, I just found this forum and would like to share my issue.  I have been taking zoloft 75 mgs for about a  year.  All of a sudden, it just pooped out because I feel really anxious and I'm getting mini-panic attacks.  =(  I'm not sure what to do. 

stkitt
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   Posted 7/2/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HealingWell.  I am glad you found us. :-)
I am just wondering if you have had any triggers or changes in your life that may have caused your anxiety to rise?
 
I would see my physician re the medication not working as it may be the med just pooped out on you and you would benenfit from a change in medication or an increase in the med your on.
 
Take care and again a warm welcome,
Kitt
 

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raze
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   Posted 7/2/2009 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I've been diagnosed with GAD w/ agoraphobia. I recently had a few breakups plus I have a new job that requires an 1.5 hr commute one way to work 5-days per week. I also work in a cubical = / so no privacy at all. But I was coping with it pretty well and it just stopped working all of a sudden.

badfish
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   Posted 7/2/2009 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey raze, i used to have a 1hr30mins commute to work. It wasn't much fun and left me v.littl time to do things that i wanted todo. about a year ago i went through a very stressful time and meds stopped working for me. My doc put me on an increased dose and i was ok again. Recommend going to doc to see what he has to say.

Badfish :P

p.s welcome to HW
 


raze
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   Posted 7/2/2009 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the advice you two!

Nanners
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   Posted 7/2/2009 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I too agree you might need a new med or just an increase in your current med. Sending healing thoughts your way!
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

raze
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   Posted 7/2/2009 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Update: I just heard back from him. I'm on 100 mgs of zoloft now. We'll see how this goes. Should be a fun two weeks. Ugh.

Nanners
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   Posted 7/2/2009 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope the increase gets you feeling better in no time.

Big Hugs
Gail*Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

raze
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   Posted 7/2/2009 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks. My pdoc told me that it would take about 2 weeks to get used to the increase, so I am giving him a call in 2 weeks to let him know about my progress.

mamalicious
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   Posted 7/6/2009 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry.  I hate medication poop out.  I loved Lexapro.  I was sane and happy and never had any PA's.  I was up to the max dose of 20mg.  It just quit.
 
I hope your new dose works sooner than you expect.
 
Holly (don't know why my signature isn't working)
 
 
 
 
 
Holly
 

stkitt
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   Posted 7/7/2009 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning,

Holly, just wondering how long you were on the Lexapro before it quit working for you?

FYI, this forum does not support avatars or pictures so if you post a picture it will always come up "View Image"

Take care,
Kitt


 

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raze
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   Posted 7/7/2009 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Update: So far so good. I think I'm less anxious than I was. However, I think it can be better. The xanax has really been helping with the transition. I'm going to still give it a week or so before I report back to my pdoc.
"Getting an idea should be like sitting down on a pin; it should make you jump up and do something."  -E. L. Simpson
 
General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) with Agoraphobia
Zoloft (100 mgs) daily
Trazadone (50 mgs) nightly
Xanax (1.25 mgs) as needed at night
 
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Nanners
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   Posted 7/7/2009 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear that you are starting to feel a little better. Give it time, you should be feeling much much better soon.

Hugs
Gail *Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*
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