My situation, not sure what to expect from here

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 11/21/2006 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I'll keep this as short as possible, since my issues go back a long way. But basically I started taking zoloft about 9 years ago for OCD and anxiety. it took me a full 5-6 weeks to improve and things got much worse before they got better. but once it kicked in it worked great and after 8 years of really having no real major anxiety problems i switched to lexapro because i was worried about taking any medication for so long and i wanted to see if it would help me lose some of the weight i gained on zoloft.
after about a year on the lexapro i had a setback and all the OCD and anxiety seemed to return out of nowhere one week. i thought maybe the switch to lexapro was a bad idea, so i finally went to the doc and she switched me back to zoloft, but the generic version. took that for a few days but got worried it wasn't working and asked for the brand name. started up with the brand name and did feel very anxious but knew that was probably to be expected given my past experience with the drug. i waited it out and after a few weeks i felt better. the prescription for the brand name ran out and my doc insisted i try the generic again now that i was feeling better and that it should work the same. i agreed and after a few days i just didn't feel right. so i had them switch me back again to the name brand.
this switching seemed to make things worse again for a little while but after a couple of weeks i was feeling better again. but over the last few days the anxiety and some depression seems to have returned a bit and i am worried. it's been a total of maybe 2 or 3 months since i went off the lexapro and i didn't expect to feel this way at this point. not sure if it has something to do with the switching between generic and brand name (though most docs will tell you they should be identical), or if maybe it's taking longer for the zoloft to really kick in this second time around.
anyway, i know i need to go to the doctor again soon, and that i should also try and see a therapist. in the meantime i am just wondering what's going on. and if maybe i should try and take something like xanax (which i have never taken before) to deal with the generalized anxiety i am dealing with right now.
any thoughts?

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   Posted 11/21/2006 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there personally if it were me yes I would ask for a fast acting anxiety med to help you thru this ........there are many out there that work well
I take ativan and diazapam have for yrs but only when needed and I find that woks the best for me
I also think seeing a therapist is a great idea and I am sure your doc can recommend a good one
You need to find one that does work with A/P peeps and that will be better for you IMO
Please do keep us posted on how things are going for you okay
Take care and I wish you all the best
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   Posted 11/21/2006 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I think Lyn said it well. Keep us posted.
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