But, the point of the medication, is that it was NOT prescribed for anxiety or depression. It was prescribed for pain relief. I dealt with the panic/anxiety caused by the fibro with Klonopin and education.. I no longer take any medication for them. I was taking a medication designed for depression, with the side of effect of sometimes helping anxiety, and some people get lucky enough it helps with the pain of fibromyalgia. I wasn't that lucky. My question, was the damage that can be done from something like Zoloft being taken when NOT needed, technically.
My doc gave me the option to go up from 12.5mg of Zoloft, to 50mg, in as many baby steps as I needed, until I hit a point that I was "comfy". I don't think he was lacking in understanding..it was a trial..which didn't work. I was never hitting anywhere near a dosage to be dangerous. I just didn't care for the side effects, so I bumped it back down and stopped.
I just wanted other's opinions on whether trying another SSRI would be worth it. I haven't done a lot of research on them, my research has been mostly into pain killers, benzo's at this point. I'm leaning towards not worth it, the doctors have NO clue what will really happen... fibro is incredibly hard to treat and manage.
A PDoc would be worthless to me in this situation, really. I'm not medicating for anxiety, I'm medicating for pain. (or..not medicating in my case). My anxiety/panic comes from my muscles being tensed up constantly, and locking into spasms, and refusing to work. I have gone thru therapy a bit to deal with the acceptance process.. and even the therapist agreed I was pretty much in a hole as far as the anxiety.. mine I have to live with. As long as the physical condition exists, so will the anxiety.
I'm not procrastinating----I'm still doing yesterday!!!!
I have no medical training, any medical opinions expressed in my posts are just that....opinions.