I am new here and I'm happy I found this site, I have been lurking around for about a month and figured it was time to join. You are all so supportive of each other I feel quite comfortable posting.
I have suffered A/P since I was about 14, I'm over 50 now. For a few years I was agoraphobic and did not leave my home, I did get over that with allot of difficulty. I also deal with an auto immune disorder. I have been on many medications, but none of them helped. The past decade has been great I was taking Rivortrol .5 3x a day and doing great.
about 3 weeks ago my neurologist felt I was still too ancious and put me on 50mgs of Zoloft, with the same dose of Rivotrol, I have never taken a anti-d before and it scares me. I am finding with the Zoloft my heart beats faster and I get more anxiety than I did before taking the Zoloft. I realize there are side effects with SSRI's, but how long does it take for the side effects to lessen? I really want to give this medication a try and lower my Rivortrol, but I am finding I need more to combat the side effects of Zoloft. I think I really need help with this, any imput would be appreiciated.
Thankyou Judy Please don't mind my spelling, I know it sucks.