When I was younger I never used to believe in anxiety and panic attacks, until I had my first one a few years ago when my Mum died of cancer. Since then, I've been battling mild anxiety. My Dr prescribed me with Zoloft almost 4 months ago.
I started at 50 mg together with Xanax 4 months ago. The first 2 weeks on Zoloft were terrible - I had diarrehea, nausea, hot and cold flushes. But I rode this out and I got rid of the Xanax 2 weeks into my treatment with Zoloft. Zoloft was fun for a while but I felt on edge all the time. It just felt unnatural.
Almost 2 months ago I decided to cut my Zoloft tablet in half (25mg) because I got sick of feeling all wound up, pupils dilated etc. I also got annoyed with not being able to have a good night's sleep - so I had to take the Xanax at night to go to sleep.
After reducing my dose to 25mg, I was able to fall asleep by myself and was able to get rid of the Xanax.
Unfortunately over the last few days I've been experiencing anxiety again - dizziness, heart racing, disturbed sleep, diarrehea. I'm not really concerned whether the Zoloft is to blame for this or lack of, but I'm stoping with the Zoloft.
I've bought myself Valerin which I take whenever I need it, and when I head for bed. This is all natural and its very calming - I'm sure its a lot better for my body as well. I've also started eating a lot more fruit and veg, walking at least an hour a day and after my anxiety subsides, I eat cholocate or something that I enjoy. I'm not going to waste anymore of my precious and beautiful on this.
I've decided to fight my anxiety on my own - what's the worst thing that can happen to me? Absolutely nothing, cos nothing ever does...In perspective, I think the flu hurts more. Anxiety is no longer going to rule my life and I'm going to live my life to the full!!!!!!!!