I've been using up to 1 mg of Lorazepam for years now, as needed, with no issues. All of a sudden, I started getting panic attacks at home after not having them for a long time. I took no more than 1 mg of Lorazepam per day as I alway would but this time it didn't work. My doctor advised me to take 2 tablets per day. That worked for a short time but then I started feeling tense and dizzy. He then prescribed Zoloft (50mg) once a day along with the 2 doses(1mg)ea of Lorazepam untill the Zoloft takes effect. The problem is I still feel like crap just about all day. Dizzy, sour stomach, a lttle shaky, weak feeling. I've been on the Zoloft for about a week now. It's hard, but, should I give the Zoloft time to work? Could I try using less or more Lorazepam? I really want to get off the Lorazepam. My doctor blames it on my upcoming retirement. I just want to feel better again. Thinking positive only goes so far. Thanks.
How long have you been on the Zoloft? For me, it actually took about a month or so, until I started beneifiting from it. In my experience, there is an 'adjustment' period where my anxiety and side effects actually increased, but they went away. Any time I start, stop, increase, or decrease dosage with an SSRI like Zoloft I do get some side effects. Furthermore, I believe you are doing the right thing by working with your doctor on this. Have you been recieving counseling as well? Sometimes a good talk can help one confront this in my opinion.
I've been on Zoloft just 1 week so far. Today, I started feeling a little better. I read it can take up to a month to work. I cut my dose of Lorazepam in half to see how I would feel and so far so good. I've been to counseling for years. I think the Lorazepam caught up to me as I'm not getting the benefits I used to out of it. Hopefully, the Zoloft alone will work eventually. Thanks for responding!
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