Recently Diagnosed with Anxiety and Prescribed Zoloft
Back story is on April 29th I ended up in the ER for an unknown reason, and was diagnosed as having a pulled chest wall muscle. 2 weeks later ended up in the ER again, and this time was suggested by the doc that it may be anxiety. Went and saw my own doc later that week and he confirmed it is most likely anxiety and prescribed me 0.5 mg Xanax. He said take only when needed, but little did we know that I would actually have to take it daily, which was usually a pill to a pill and a half a day to keep my anxiety at bay. Well after a third trip to the ER after having a severe anxiety attack, seen my doc this last Friday. He upped my Xanax to 1 mg, and also prescribed Zoloft. Little did I know how the Zoloft would effect me. I was instructed to start at 50 mg, since I am a 6'4", 215 lb guy, and go up to 100 mg in 2 weeks, and finally 150 mgs in a month. Well yesterday was my first day on Zoloft, and the first 3 hours were interesting in the sense I could tell I had a new med in me and was very jittery with a few other side effects. After those 3 hours, my body was thrown into a pretty bad anxiety attack. It was an hour to hour and a half of hell, even after I took a Xanax, but then it finally subsided. I was very, very hesitant to take my dose today, but I did and as I type this I can feel the jitters again with dizziness associated with it. Have also popped half a pill of my 1 mg Xanax. Hoping this subsides really soon because with my line of work, this will completly incapacitate me to perform my daily duties. After writing all this, I am not quite sure what I am asking or looking for, but I guess it would be any suggestions or insight on how long the initial side effects may last. Thanks for any and all help and support.