I am sorry that you are going through all of this right now. Just realize you are stronger than you think being able to handle all of this. As far as switching meds because of bp worries; they are both the same class of drugs, so while different meds affect people in different ways, there are many of the same side effects. I also tend to believe that they actually help with blood pressure in the long run because they do help with anxiety and depression which taxes our bodies both physically and mentally.
Our bodies can also build up a tolerance to benzos like Xanax. Have you talked to your doctor about a longer lasting one that is prescribed for long term use? (i.e. Klonopin?) Remember, many times we will read many horror stories about these medications...the same is true with Zoloft, BUT for every horror story out there, there are thousands of good stories where will people do so much better because of them.
Just remember that as you wean off of one SSRI and onto another you will feel some side effects, but if your prepared and you do it under the supervision of a doctor, you will be fine.
Welcome to this forum and please keep your questions and concerns coming! Keep us posted!
Thank you for you information. Maybe now since everything is going hey wire, may now is not the right time to start switching SSRI's. I can't afford anymore discomfort. I think the best thing is to wait until some of the dust settles and then make my switch if that's what I decide. I can't handle side effects right now even little one's. Do you think Lexapro is a better drug then Zoloft? Zoloft has always worked for me. As far as the Benzo's I tried Klonopin a but it made me feel very tired and I have to many people and responsibilities , I don't have that luxury of taking a nap , I have to keep on going.
Do you also think you build a tolerence to SSRI's? Maybe I just need to increase My zoloft a little and that might help.
thank you for you insight