Vivid dreams/night mares on zoloft

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Around the corner
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   Posted 10/23/2017 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone

Ive been prescribed 50 mg of zoloft 25 mg for the first 8 days i am on day 8 now and already feel that during the day i feel a lot better than usual. Which is clearly a good thing the issue i am having is when its time for bed i shut the tv off and roll over to fall asleep but at this time my mind begins to run faster than ever unable to get it to calm down which is very scary times but right when i feel i cant sleep i fall right into that spot of just sleeping not to deep or anything and i start having these vivid life like dreams/nightmares which wakes me up and i feel as if it was real life and puts my anxiety and panic disorder into a tizzy and makes me fell like i am losing my mind if anyone out there feels the same or can relate at all i would love to hear from u to soothe some of my worry thank you

Hibee
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   Posted 10/23/2017 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi

Welcome to the forum you will find good support here from others who can relate to what you are going through.

Sorry to hear you have been having nightmares I get the same problem and they are usually worse when I am having a bad anxiety period. It can also be a side effect of antidepressant medication so it will be worth mentioning to your GP next time you see them if you are still having the same problem.

It's best not to watch tv just before you goto bed as that could be another cause to your nightmares I look to use Mindfulness meditation before bed which gets me in the right mode for sleep.

Keep us posted.

Hibee
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Around the corner
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   Posted 10/23/2017 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your reply i called my pcp this morning she is the one that put me on the zoloft to explain to her what side effects i am having she wants me to try and push through it for another week and in the mean time gave me xanax for the racing thoughts as needed but im afraid to b overly medicated as i have 4 daughters. And she told me to get an appointment with a psychologist for further treatment with this

Hibee
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   Posted 10/23/2017 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi

Yes seeing a therapist will make a big difference in the meantime take the xanax as prescribed.

Hibee
I try not to worry about the future -- so I take each day just one anxiety attack at a time.

ANXIETY & PANIC FORUM MODERATOR

Diagnosed with:- Asperger's Syndrome, Dyslexia, GAD, Social Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, OCD, Depression and Scheuermann's Disease (Adult)

Medications:- 60mg Prozac, Olanzapine 12.5mg, Dihydrocodeine 180mg per day

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   Posted 10/23/2017 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome!

Hibee has advised you well, so I will just add my encouragement in reaching your management goals!

Post with us anytime. 😊

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