Hello! I am a 41 female who is a long time anxiety sufferer.. I have been on SSRI's for approx 10 years, I started having problems with my anxiety again when I switched from Zoloft to Prozac. I was on Prozac from 1/06 to 11/08. I stopped Prozac because I started to get heart palpitations and hot flashes. Unfortunately, my anxiety came back in 8/09 I decided to give Prozac one more try. Well, that was a big mistake. I had chest pains, vision problems, fatigue, pelvic,abdominal pain, loose stools and hot flashes. I finally couldn't take it anymore so I tapered off Prozac in 3/10. The side effects I had from the prozac disappeared except for the loose stools. My Pych doc said the Prozac was too stimulating for me.
On 6/22/10 I had a major anxiety attack/breakdown. I stopped eating because the anxiety was terrible. I had a CBC blood panel, Metabolic blood panel with normal results.
I started on Klonopin about a week ago which seems to have lessened the stomach tightness and panic attacks. I was also put on Celexa but it seemed to make my stomach hurt and give me more anxiety so I stopped the 2.5 mg dose (I am very med sensitive) after 3 weeks. The K dosage is .5 2x a day. The issue I am concerned about is the daily morning anxiety ( I have loose stools every morning and moderate anxiety which seems to subside later in the day)
I have started taking the K first thing in the morning which is slowly decreasing the intensity of the anxiety. My other concern is the loss of appetite. I have went to 134 to 120 since 6/22/10.
I started a low dose of Zoloft yesterday because I did have success when I was on it 4 years ago. I was on Zoloft for approx 5 years previously.
My question is, should I be worried about this lack of appetite? Will the klonopin/ zoloft combo finally get my appetite back? I don't crave food like I used to and it scares me. I just want to be able to enjoy food again!! I am also afraid of losing more weight..