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In about April my primary Doctor put me on 5-10mg of buspar for my anxiety. I went to the dentist in May and was told I needed to have my wisdom teeth taken out. Which surgery was May 10th. A week before surgery, I stopped taking it due to them not telling me I could still take it. Anyways all went fine and I noticed the first week of recovery I was scared and very anxious. I could eat something and be afraid I was gonna get an infection of dry socket. I knew I was in for something. Towards the end of May I had my mental breakdown. Was taken to the emergency room twice. Aden no appointment for my closest phsych Doctor. They put me on Ativan and Zoloft. I felt perfect. I was back to my normal self again. I was able to do things without fearing for my life and being so anxious all the time. 4 weeks in to taking both, my doctor told me I should start weaning myself off due to its nature of being very addicting. WHY IS HE WANTING MY HAPPINESS TO STOP?! And so I did because he had put it into my head that the long term effects aren't good and it scared me but one thing he didn't do was tell HOW to wean. So I figured I would do it the way I think it's suppoed to be done. I was on 25mg of Zoloft and .5mg twice daily of Ativan. I kept taking the Zoloft and tried taking my Ativan once a day in the middle of the day around noonish that way the ativan Wil hold me for the rest of the day until the next day. Everything went fine when trying to wait until the middle so I figured maybe I should wait until before supper to take it to
Help me sleep. Oh no. I had the worst and weirdest feeling. My head and muscles started getting tight. I was panicking and my anxiety was through the roof. So I took the Ativan thinking hey maybe it's just my body trying to tell me this ain't the right way to taper. I felt worse. So I gave it until the next day and I still felt miserable. I called my doctor and told him and he said to stop taking the Zoloft because that's probably what it is. Stop taking the Ativan completely just in case it's that and I'm going to prescribe you 5 mg of Lexapro. I take the Lexapro one time and my body hates me. So I called BACK UP and they told me to stop taking it and switch back to the Zoloft. Everything started working itself back into place. I finally at stopped withdrawing from the Ativan about a week after being back on Zoloft. Being on just the Zoloft I felt so uneven. Dizziness my anxiety wasn't getting better its only gotten worse. So last week, I called an they told me to come in today. Although, over the weekend the side effects gotten worse so yesterday I stopped taking it. I do have to say I do feel much better off the Zoloft than on. And I was on 12.5 mg when I stopped taking it. I go tomorrow back to the doctor so they can see about putting me back on Ativan. And I'm wondering if it's a good idea to go back on the Ativan even though I felt so good.
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