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Hello!

I have been taking Zoloft for 4 weeks this coming Friday for anxiety! I was on 50mg for 2 weeks and 75mg for the last two weeks. I'm having more good days than bad, but so so tired! I used to take Zoloft and had to get up to 100mg before all the anxiety went away last time. Today was a good day until this afternoon. Anxiety spiked and now just feeling frustrated again. I just want to be back to normal and be able to do the things I love with my husband and daughter. It worked before and it will work again.... Why do I try to convince myself otherwise?! Positive feedback only please!

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    Hi Abby,

    I've been on it for eighteen months and I take 200mg a day.

    I don't find that they make me sleepy - but they have  definitely made me feel better.

    I am going to see my doctor next week and ask him to start tapering me off it, as I feel so much better.

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      Thank you so much for writing! It's encouraging when you have others to talk to. So glad you are doing well. I went off in February and about a month ago I had an incident that triggered my anxiety! So back on I went! Just want to feel normal again. I feel like I am asking a little too much at the moment though.... Lol it's only be about 4 weeks and I can function again. 4 weeks ago I was a disaster! Couldn't leave the house or be alone. So there's already been a huge improvement. Just have a little ways to go yet!

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      Hi Abby,

      Thanks for sharing your story! Im 4.5 weeks on fluoxetine and about at the same stage as you. I could leave the house 4 weeks ago but now im venturing out with my partner and kids. I still have a long way to go to recovery but its reassuring to see even small improvement. The past couple of months have been absolute hell for me.. I'm basically labeling it as a nervous breakdown. I can't wait to be better! Xx

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      So glad to hear things are looking up for you! We sound alike! The last month was hell! Now things are starting to look up. Looking forward to the day I don't feel on edge at all! I've been going more places with my husband and daughter, but in the back of my mind I'm always thinking about how I feel! Anxiety is horrible!

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      It truely is sad i have a hard time even seeing friends. I just don't feel like myself at all. But things will get better! Im glad theres forums like this so we know we're not alone. Its such an isolating illness.

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      I really have no interest in seeing friends either.... It makes me more anxious when I know everyone around me feels great and then there's me!!!

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    Keep thinking of the end result, especially because you know they are working.
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