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Shebig
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   Posted 10/26/2006 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hope all are doing well,
 
Some might remember I am on 50mgs of Zoloft for anxiety, tonight I up the dose to 75mgs, please tell me I won't have the horrible anxiety side effects again or If I do they won't last so long. I am supposed to go up to 100mgs in 2 weeks and I'm really afraid of the side effects.
 
Is 2 weeks on 75mgs long enough before I go up to 100mgs? I do have Klonopin to help me out. Also is anyone taking just an anti-d that controls their A/P, without having to take a benzo as well? Any info would help and Thank-You in advance.
 
Hugs Judy smurf
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libbyf
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   Posted 10/26/2006 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I take 50mg of Zoloft a day (at night) and have been for 4yrs now.  I have no side effects so can't really help you.  I don't know what a benzo is???  I do have Xanax but only use it in full blown panic attacks.  Might take 3 a month?? I usually cut the Xanax in half so really only taking 1 1/2 pills a month.  I hope you don't have any problems and that you feel better soon. 

janetlee
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   Posted 10/26/2006 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Judy,
i was on 200mg of Zoloft for 12 years or so. It worked well for me. I don't recall any side effects, BUT my anxiety was sooooooooooo extreme, I probably wouldn't have known it was "aggravating" the anxiety at the first. I was also on 6mg of Xanax a day back then!!!! Hopefully, you'll smooth out and it won't be quite so bad. Keep us posted!
Libby,
Benzos are meds such as Xanax, Klonipin, and Ativan. :)
janet
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Shebig
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   Posted 10/26/2006 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for the support Libby and Janet. I hope Zoloft works as well for me and I can go down on the Klonopin. I guess I am afraid of anti-ds because I've never taken any, and I just don't see how they can help anxiety, obviously they do, because most here have been helped with them.

Janet I hear you, years ago my anxiety was so extreme, the doc's tried me on every anti phsycotic and  tranqualizer known to man, maybe they should have tried an anti-d all those years ago. I'm sure I would never have noticed a side effect back then anyways. I think maybe when I started Zoloft, the doctor should have started me on 25 mgs instead of 50mgs, maybe I wouldn't have felt so lousy, I don't have any side effects on the 50 now, so maybe I won't feel so bad on the 75mgs. Anyways I'm starting to ramble, I do that allot, sorry. Have a great night.

Hugs Judy smurf


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Shebig
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   Posted 10/30/2006 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey no big ugly side effects, I am on day 5 of 75mgs of Zoloft. I sure am glad I didn't get more side effects, I won't be so afraid to go up to the 100 mgs now. I do notice a wee difference, like I am sleeping better, and when I do get ancious, it's not as bad as it was, so I'm hoping 100mgs will be as high as I have to go. I do belive anti-d's will work for me. Have a great day to all.
 
Hugs Judy smurf
What dosen't kill me, will only make me stronger.


seechell
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   Posted 10/30/2006 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
All I can say is ((((HUGS)))). I've never been on Zoloft. Mt thoughts and prayers are with you as you struggle through this.
Take Care,
               Chelle
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MsKittie
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   Posted 10/30/2006 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Shebig

(((Hugs))) hun. I know how hard this can be on one's self but your not alone here. I am currently on Fluoxetine 20 mg in the mornings, Oxazepam 15 mg 3 x a day and Trazadone 50 mg at night for sleep. All of these are suppose to be to help my fibro, anxiety and depression. I can tell thay have done some good but I haven't been on them but a few months and they already changed up my Oxazepam. So hang in there youare in my prayers.


(((HUGS)))
   MsKittie
 
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Shebig
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   Posted 10/30/2006 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank-you Chelle & MsKittie for the hugs and prayers. I sure will hang in there MsKittie, I feel so much more positive about taking medication thanks to everyone here. I'm not afraid to take it anymore and I'm not going to worry about whether I will get side effects or not. I feel a real sence of relief, that medication will help me soon and I'll have a normal life. That is something big to look forward to.

Hugs Judy smurf

 


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