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Hey guys - hear me out please.
So I started on Zoloft 2 weeks ago. Doctor wanted me to start on 12.5 then raise to 25mg. I have also been taking .25mg of klonopin daily for maybe a month and a half (under dr supervision and was going to wean off within a few weeks) so it came to the point where it was time for me to raise to the full 25mg of Zoloft and stupid me went on google and found articles of people saying that after raising doses they started experiencing seizures. I know that is probably EXTREMELY rare especially in someone that has no other risk factors and is not epileptic like myself.. But it scared me out of continuing the Zoloft so I quit (gotta love anxiety)
And I've been terrified of having a seizure ever since.
I have never had a seizure, no one in my family is epileptic and I'm even taking klonopin which is an anti convulsant. It's such an irrational fear but I can't get it out of my head and now my anxiety is causing me to get weird sensations like headaches and my body feeling all shaky and whatnot.
And then my doctor brought up the fact that she doesn't want me to cause myself to have a "psuedoseizure" which set off my fears even more.
Now I don't know what to do. Part of me wants to wean off of the klonopin and just try to handle my anxiety in med free ways, but then another part of me wants to stay on the medications because to be honest they were helping me. But I know if I start up the Zoloft again that fear won't leave me.
Has anyone else ever had irrational fear of seizures? Sorry for the long post. This just sucks. I was doing so well then anxiety slapped in back in the face. Please no negative words either.. I'm just looking for some support.
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