Zoloft week 3

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So I've been on zoloft for just over 3 weeks and my anxiety and panic attacks are off the wall bad. idk what to do and it keeps getting worse and I can't hardly function at work or anything anymore and I just don't know what to do. is this normal or should stop?

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    hi Eric. I myself am on my 3rd week as well, been a bumby ride so far, every day has new symptoms or worries. all I can tell you is to try and stick it out for a couple more weeks, the meds have to get all the way into your system. unfortunately this is going to take some ti.e and patience. I know its rough man, im going through this with you as well, reach out to me if you need to talk

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      Thank you I appreciate it very much. when I first started it the Dr's didn't tell me anything besides I might have jitters for a day or two. little did I know I'd feel like I was crawling out of my own skin for the next month or so or that my anxiety would be worse than ever before. but it's nice to hear from someone that understands and I'm not alone because it's definitely felt like it and like I'm losing my mind. Hopefully it gets better in the next couple weeks. thank you again.

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    my friend,

    today makes 2 weeks for me. I was on citalopram last year and it didnt do the trick for me. I had a lot of side effects and it started to get counterproductive.

    I went without meds at all since September and it actually worked pretty well for a while, but as already stated here I am giving sertraline a go.

    the first week wasn't bad, but this last week has been a rough one. crawling out of my skin like you say. really shaky and my appetite/thirst is non existent. I have to force myself to even drink water.

    hopefully in a couple weeks this stuff will ease up and we can get some benefits

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      Yes!!! sorry not trying to sound all excited it's just nice to know I'm not the only one lol. yeah I can't eat to save my life I will be starving yet my system is saying I can't eat. I go to work and instantly start having anxiety for the rest of the day for no reason. there's nothing right now that doesn't put me on edge so I'm just really really hoping and praying that things get better soon.

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      today wasn't quite as bad. started off pretty crappy, but I ended up getting up and doing some work around the house. smoked up a pork shoulder. did some productive things. I would call it a win and I'll take any win right now.

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      That's good to hear. I'm still feeling like my life isn't really real but im really hoping things get better here soon. this feeling like I'm gonna pass out or have a heart attack or die or something crazy from anxiety n panic attacks is getting really old. so hopefully this actually helps.

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      I can totally relate to all of that my friend. feels like your heart is fluttering all over the place. chest gets super tight for hours on end feeling like you have a hard time breathing. it's truly exhausting. wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy

    • Posted

      hi! so sorry to hear you have been having a rough time. can i ask what you meant when you said your life doesn't really feel real? best wishes

  • Posted

    Hi Eric,

    How are you feeling now? I am currently 17 days into taking 50mg and its definitely been a rollercoaster.

  • Posted

    Hello there,

    I am on week 5 at 50 mg, and I had all the hellacious side effects.

    Anxiety, insomnia, night sweats, tummy issues..

    A lot of them have seemed to taper off a bit, and now I am left with some morning anxiety and repetitive thoughts, and the foggy head "unreal" feeling..

    I can also say that I feel a bit better in some ways. I'm not as depressed and overwhelmed by everything, and I've had a little more motivation.

    I would consider myself at the halfway point for these meds taking full effect, as from what I read on here, a lot of people say it kicks in/levels out by about 8-10 weeks.

    So glad we have a place to support each other!!

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