the zoloft will be a big help when and if it starts working properly, if you are tollerating it OK i would ask doc about upping the dose as this may be needed for you, discuss with a pharmacist perhaps, a typical dose range is 50 to 200
ativan is also helpful and less will be needed with the zoloft working
self help books on overcoming panic disorder and agoraphobia have useful advice
most people get better with a combination of CBT, relaxation and meds
You sound just like me, a person wants to fast forward far enough to the point you don't have to deal with this crap, but it doesn't work that way. I've thought alot (to much, probably part of the problem) about if I'll feel like this in a year or two or three.
I've been dealing with this for two years and have had many good days. I believe a big part of the cure is to move on and make yourself do the things you like. I've gotten into activities for an evening or weekend and forgot my anxiety when my mind is busy with other things. It's the idle time that kills me. My two cent advice(probably what it's worth) is stay as busy as possible, force yourself to get up and do things, be it studying for college, excercising, hanging out with friends or whatever. These are what do me the most good. You know the saying "busy hands are happy hands" well I think it works the same for minds.
Hang in there, this too shall pass.
Last edited by Looneyinmn; 11-18-2005 at 12:44 PM.