Long period with out anxiety attack..........

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   Posted 6/29/2007 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I have GAD and Panic attack since two years, taking zoloft 25-50 mg , last two months I ve taken 25 mg and I had 3 months free GAD and Panic except stomach problems, yesterday suddenly I ve got the anxiety attack which make me week , nauseating , palp , headache , slight chestpainm from yesterday till now with the drowsiness. I came from work 15:00 and fallen asleep 5 hour without any improvning , I have taken 5mg diazepam and waitting for a result.....any body got the same situation?? is it good to try diazepam with zoloft because I have done that by myself? when I'm getting the anxiety it stay for few days with me ,is it same with yours? any explanaitions and suggestions plz.

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   Posted 6/29/2007 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi angest. First off, congrats on going the 3 months free of the GAD and Panic. That must have been nice! I can say that what happens with me and my panic attacks is, I get them and they stay with me constant for weeks or even months at a time, and then they calm down for a while, but I may still have a lot of anxiety! Everyone is different, and for 8years, that is how it seems to have gone for me.

I can't tell you anything about your med question, because I have no idea. I think you should talk to your doctor and see what he suggests for you to do.

I wish you all the best, and I hope you start feeling better soon. I know what you are feeling right now, and it is NO FUN, I know.
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
Best Wishes to all...Tammy

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   Posted 6/29/2007 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I was anxiety and panic attack free for 8 years with 10mg of Paxil and I wasn't even taking it everyday as I was supposed to. about 6 months ago I started having anxiety attacks constantly after 8 years of freedom. It's a cycle and once your prone, I don't think you'll ever become anxiety and panic free. You just have to learn how to control them and hopefully then they will occur less frequently.

Good luck!!!

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   Posted 6/29/2007 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   

to angest

the smallest effective zoloft dose is 50, ask doc about upping it

yes diazepam goes well with zoloft, I suggest you carry a few diazepam tablets with you when out and disolve 1 under the tongue if another panic attack happens

sometimes zoloft type meds stop all panic attacks, but not always, the ones that arent stopped are called breakthru panic attacks

as always, it helps a lot to learn CBT relaxation and coping skills, dont just rely on meds

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   Posted 6/29/2007 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   


I am sorry your anxiety is increasing. I suggest you talk with your physician regarding your dosage and whether you need to use the Valium. Please consult with your physician before just taking meds.

I hope you get this straightened out quickly as anxiety is not a pleasant state, we would all agree on that yeah

Keep posting.

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Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
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