Week six in 25 mg for anxiety and no relied

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Hello everyone.

Like many of you, I have been suffering with anxiety for most of my adult life. About 5 years ago I decided to change my lifestyle and get fit. I started to run and felt so good that I came off my meds. A few years later and find my knees are totally shot and can't run anymore. I still continued to go to the gym but it wasn't that same runner's high. at any rate, anxiety started to creep back in. I had no choice but to try out a few meds and just had no luck.. lexapro, celexa and wellbutrin. I know a lot of it is situational.. work, living with best friend's family with 2 little ones, family issues etc. But some days I am just a wreck. Panic, emotional, etc. I have found a house with my boyfriend and we make settlement on June 28th. The entire process was so stressful and exhausting. I am beyond excited. but that pesky anxiety will not let me enjoy any of this. I feel overwhelmed and dread it all..like the worst thing will happen before we get to the big day. At any rate, my family doc prescribed me zoloft to try. I had heard really good things and some friends have success on it. I am on about week six. I am not doing well. My stomach is a mess, pounding headache, restless sleep, overall groggy/foggy feeling immediately after taking it..and an odd pressure in my head.. even while typing this..it is a strange feeling. basically I feel worse than before. I contacted my doc today only to find out she left the practice last week. I am so bummed out. Just wondering if I should see this through. I am hoping after I settle and move and have my own place things will level. But..the feeling that blood is constantly rushing to my head has me a bit freaked out. I read if you're taking for anxiety that it takes a lot longer to be effective. I am desperate for relief. any advice I would appreciate. I am new here. I was also prescribed ativan on as needed basis and the doc who prescribed that last year left the practice and they will only give me 15 pills at a time. I get the addiction crisis but I'm no addict as I can go almost 2 months on a bottle. I tried CBD oil and vape which helps a bit but medical marijuana is not yet legal here. lol.. like I said im desperate!!

Thanks everyone.

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  • Posted

    Hi Jamers. sounds like you need to up your dose. 25 mg is actually not considered a therapeutic dose. just a starting dose. Try going up to 50, which is in fact a therapeutic dose. I found the difference between the 2 to be pretty significant. hope this helps. 😃

  • Posted

    hi jamers, i used to be on sertraline in fact i was on it 4 times, unfortunately they didnt work this time and im on another med but dont let that dishearten you when my sertraline did work i was back to myself once the tablets started to work. first dose i started on was 50mg and worked my way up to 150mg which was my go to dose should we say, they do work given time. im currently suffering with anxiety and im on venlafaxine and mirtazapine, hoping to see some improvements from these meds soon. Just hang in there sertraline did work wonders for me problem was once i felt better i forgot to take them in hine sight thats probably why theyve stopped working for me this time round so dont make that mistake.

    • Posted

      Hi Aaron

      sorry to jump in, but you say Sertraline worked really well for you. Can you tell me how long it was before you started to feel better, and was it gradual or did you feel better straight away once you got to your optimum dose?

      Many thanks


    • Posted

      hi if im totally honest with you sam once i was on 150mg i could not tell you exactly how long it took to feel better but it was gradual i felt less anxious everyday then it just sort of went, i would have the thoughts that would originally cause me anxiety but this time they wouldnt, inwas able to just shrug them off. sorry i couldnt tell you an exact time it helped though

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