Re: Anyone taking Zolof
I've been on Zoloft, off and on, for the last 10 years or so. Just recently went back on it a month ago. Increase in anxiety/panic is a normal side effect of starting ANY SSRI because it is trying to adjust the level of seratonin in your brain, that has been "out of whack", to normal levels. That is what's causing you to have anxiety/panic attacks, an imbalance in that chemical in your brain.
As far as increased anxiety and "heart racing" with dosage increase, it's the same thing. You're introducing more of the medication into your system and you end up with some of the same side effects you had when first starting it.
It all goes away though, it is a very small price to pay for how you feel afterwards in my opinion. Good luck! Fox