Zoloft + caffeine = uh oh
I have been taking Zoloft for abut 3 weeks for anxiety attacks. After 4 unsuccessful weeks with Celexa, the Zoloft has been fantastic. Here's my problem. About 4 months ago when all my anxiety issues started I cut out caffeine completely. I really didn't miss it that much and I was feeling so rotten anyway, the idea of eating or drinking any sort of stimulant was not appealing.
Latley I have been feeling so completely normal while taking the Zoloft, I have gotten a little lazy and have been having some caffeine here and there. The past 2-3 days have been rough. I have really felt anxious, shaky, racing, very yucking. I also had a soda yesterday at about 10 am. Today I had an iced chai latte at about noon. It has more than 100 mg of caffeine - equal to slamming 2 mountain dews. I feel terrible. Trembling and heart just pounding. I just took an ativan, so we'll see if that helps.
Does anyone else have to avoid caffeine with Zoloft? I have been fine with alcohol - can drink a few glasses of wine or beer - even overdo it a little and be fine. But I cannot tolerate caffeine. I also wonder about sugar. Anyone notice feeling particularly racey with sugar while taking Zoloft?
I also wonder if sugar