Breakthrough anxiety on Zoloft for 9 months feeling scared HELP?

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Dog1216
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   Posted 1/2/2018 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Last time I was here I was 3 months in and I was having bad breakthrough anxiety. Now I'm back because I'm really worried again of all my medication pooping out. How normal is breakthrough anxiety on Zoloft? For a while I was taking at random times, I was also drinking a lot for a while which I think affected my medication also. I'm back on regular schedule since Saturday but I've drank for New Year's and yesterday. Am I going to be okay or I really don't want to go up on dosage. Thank you Happy New Year everyone and I hope you're doing well

Hopeful86
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   Posted 1/2/2018 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dog1216,

It sounds like the drinking is impacting your medication effectiveness. My doctor strongly suggest no caffeine or alcohol for the fear of Andy anxiety coming in. In fact, I would drink anything but non cafeeinated because I don’t want to risk having any anxiety. I think you should set small goals, try one week. Today is the second so it’s likely you’re body is responding to the alcohol that was once in your system and having anxiety makes us feel worse than it is. Stay relaxed...listening to some calming music. Try a week, then 2...3 and see if your anxiety settles a bit.

Breathe...you’re gonna be ok!
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Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 1/3/2018 12:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dog,

I think that consistency in taking your Rx and keeping any imbibing to a minimum will help you to get back on track.

Use your coping skills and be as positive and patient as you can. smile I am pretty sure with these steps you'll see the turnaround that you need.

Keep us updated, so we can keep you in support!

S.C.
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Dog1216
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   Posted 1/6/2018 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I was ok for a bit but still a bit odd. My issue is waking with that cheat feeling we all get from anxiety. I don't think it's ever lasted this long sad I don't want a relapse
In the end all will be okay ??anxiety does not define us.


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Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 1/6/2018 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
D.,

Some breakthrough anxiety would not be unexpected from the lack of consistency in your med regimen...

...so I do not think you are having a full blown relapse as much as just a temporary cause and effect.

Now that you are getting back, I think you'll see a rapid improvement.

S.C.
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
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