Hello and welcome back! I've only been around about 2 months, but I already think of this place as my safe haven.
Anyway, I have been on Zoloft for almost 5 years now (actually, I've been on and off antidepressants since I was 15-I'm 36 now), and I've never really had a problem with it (the Zoloft). My GP just upped my dosage to 150mg a day, and as much as I hate to admit it, I think it has helped. I haven't had any real freak outs and I don't feel so desperate all the time.
I agree with Karen (geting by). BTW-Karen, have you noticed that we tend to agree on a lot of things? OK, totally random, I know. Anyway, there are a lot of different meds you can try besides Zoloft. I also have anxiety-never had it until last year, and it sucks-so I take Klonopin twice a day. My anxiety has been better-most of the time, anyway. But, it really helps me to come here and talk to people who understand what I am going through. I live alone, and my family just doesn't get, or seem to want to get, how I feel.
Anyway, your anxiety might be getting in the way of things. Believe me, I understand that horrible, panicky, desperate feeling. I'm not trying to dx anything, I'm just sharing what I've gone through. If I've learned anything, I've learned that everyone with fibro is different, and we react to meds differently. Some of us can get by with Tylenol, and some of us need morphine. Really, I think fibro is just a crap shoot, sometimes.
OK, I realize that this post makes absolutely no sense. I'm sorry about that. I'm in a thick fog, today. However, if you take anything from this post (besides me being crazy ), please know that we are all here for you.
FINALLY dxd on 06/13/08
Vicodin, Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help, BTW
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what? Doesn't help!)
"I'll take the Chivas instead"