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A little history: ive had Anxiety just about all my memorable life, i knew somthing wasnt quite right upstairs when i felt my heart racing, i felt panic like ive just drank a crate of red bull, That even when cold i sweat buckets. i have always been an obssesive googler, have always tried excersise, performance enhancments, alcholol, herbs and a whole other bunch of magicalpotions to make me feel (NORMAL) and so my brain didnt freeze in social situations. when i know im clever but i come out silly because i acted like a lunatic to compensate or to show i wasnt shy or could be taken advanatge of. Certainly making me troublesome and not a nice person to be around.
so about 4 months ago i realised what it was thats up. I was reading all about anxiety and discuverd i have just about every variety of it. strangly enough this made me happy because now i knew...... im not stupid or a rare breed and can possibly be treated or handled better.
Medication: I first went to my GP and explained how i was feeling (keeping it short) he agreed and proscribed me 50 MG sertraline per day.I took this for a month and felt no better the odd day i had a flash of anxiety free.so heading in the right direction. i was told to up the dossage to 100 mg and i continued at this dossage for a month. still not better i went to the GP and asked for another increase as im 6'4" and 19 stone maybe i needed a little more than average. i was told no if its not working at 2 months we will try this.... i was prescribed Fluoxotine (prozac) 20 mg per day and i took this for 2monthsnot really feeling any effect whats so ever, still sweating nervous panic stricken cold clammy, over thinking things.......
so i went back the other day and seen another GP a brittish one this time ( everytime i vistited the GP it was a differnt one, not the best way to cope with things, lesson leard always ask for same GP. so this time he said ok lets have you back on sertraline ( zoloft) and i will proscribe you up to 200MG per day. he just said get there as quick as you safely can........ what about 125 or 150? what happens if this is the correct dossage and i skip it out and go for 200? how do i even get to 200? do i do 100 for month ? then 150 for a a month ? just so so confused now as to what i do. so please if anyone has been in this situation or not. what do you think? should i try 150? should i do it over a month,over a week?
Thanks so much in adavance and thankyou for taking the time to read my rambling on.
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