I posted here several times before. My concern now is with the medication I'm currently taking, and possible Xanax addiction.
I'm taking 150mg Zoloft and 3-4 .5 pills of the Xanax every day now. I've leveled off from 1.5 to 2 mgs a day on average for the last few months, and pushed myself not to go further. I'm still seeking employement, and trying to get my graduate degree, which is underlying stress, and I know if I stop the meds now, I feel I will be back to full force anxiety land. Though Panic attacks are down to a mimimum, I feel like I'm just on a sinking ship. In other words, I only feel the medication will only get me so far. The Xanax works great all the time. It's like that EASY button Staples uses in their ads, that I know is there. I'm at the point of going through maturualization, entering the work force, so I'm not sure if its just my mind maturing, or if I'm just going crazy with the meds. I'm in talk theorpy still with my theropist for 4 years now.
Here are my concerns.
1) Is 150mg for Zoloft too high?
2) I hear Xanax is life threatening if stopped suddenly because of the GABA dependency being loss, is this true?
3) If I stop the Xanax, will my brain bring back my natural "calming nerves"?
4) Will these meds drive me insane? It certainly feels that way.
Thanks for your help, as always.