Problem with med..maybe?

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kitkat32
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   Posted 1/30/2010 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello friends,

It has been such a hard road these last few months. First losing it and going in patient...now I have a whole bunch of medical tests coming up. Scared out of my mind.

When I was in the hospital they put me on paxil and increased the dose at the end of the week to 40mg. I was feel pretty okay. Not exactly where I wanted to be but livable.

Then I went to my new psych doctor and he said he like zoloft better. We started at 50mg and now have been on 100mg for a week. The last few days the anxiety/depression seem to be increasing. I feel like I am going backwards. I had an appt. with him yesterday and he was surprised I wasn't feeling better. He wants me to give the zoloft another two weeks.

Honestly, I am scared of doing that. I don't want to end up back in the hospital. I feel so overwhelmed. He said if it gets worse by the end of next week to give him a call. Well, it was already worse this morning. Woke up with dry heaves again, can't eat, crying, constant worrying about my health problems.

I thought since paxil and zoloft were in the same class of meds it wouldn't take long for the zoloft to kick in.

Just looking for some opinions I guess. Do you really feel it's worth it to stick it out?

I have a therapist appt. this afternoon and it's about a 35 min. drive from my house. I don't even want to go but I will force myself too. My hubby has to work today so I have to go it alone.

Blessing to all, kitkat

stkitt
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   Posted 1/30/2010 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear kitkat,


Not sure why your Dr. is pushing the Zoloft as each person responds differently to the meds. I have tried at least 7 of them. When I was on one that was causing me to feel worse and I could not function while taking it, we stopped it and chose to try another.



Please do feel comfortable in calling your physician on Monday or sooner if you feel you need to and ask to go back to the Paxil if it was beginning to work for you.



Remember to be your own best advocate.



Gentle Hugs to you,



Kitt

2sad2care
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   Posted 1/30/2010 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I would ask him to add a mood stabilizer as well with your SSRI.

Im on 100mg of zoloft, 600mg gabetenian(didnt spell that right), xanax 2mg, temazepam and newly added wellbutrin, twice per day.

At first I felt okay but now Im back in the dumps. My psych said wellbutrin works well with zoloft and doesnt cause weight gain. We will have to see. I wish you luck.

Personally the best med I was on, but stopped was prozac. I didnt gain any weight and was ok for awhile.

Sunshine29
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   Posted 1/30/2010 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I would stick it out. It took me about 2 months to feel better on zoloft. I was also taking xanax to help me get through the anxiety and the racing mind. I also had dry heaves, nausea, no appitite and sleeplessness. I lost 20lbs and felt like crap. I was drinking many whey protien shakes w ice cream.Today I feel great, taking 75mg of zoloft..appitite is back, and so is the weight.Sleep is still crappy. If i didnt stick it out I dont know where I would be right now. There is a light at the end of the awful tunnel ur in....trust me. It does get better.
Sunshine

kitkat32
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   Posted 1/31/2010 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your advice. I am trying to stick it out. My morning dry heaves had gone away while on paxil. They are now back along with the heavy morning anxiety.

I think I will give it another week and then put a call back into the doctor.

Blessings, kitkat

stkitt
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   Posted 1/31/2010 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning Kitkat,


Glad to hear you made a decision and I do hope the medication kicks in for you.



As you can see everyone has their own cocktail that works for them. My Doctor would remind me as we looked for a combo of meds that worked for me that the meds are a bit like pain pills .............they won't take away all our anxiety or depression but they should help us to live a full life.



Gentle hugs,



Kitt

kitkat32
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   Posted 1/31/2010 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks kitt,

I know it won't take it all away but I was feeling much better with the paxil. I would only have a little anxiety throughout the day. It seemed to have stopped my constant worrying about my on going health issues. When I don't take medication I think about it all day..everyday.

That is what I am looking for from my medication and therapy. Not so much a cure but just a little brain fix...if you know what I mean.

Hope your feeling well...how is the hubby doing?

Blessings, kitkat
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