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Old 04-28-2003, 04:56 AM   #1
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Unhappy I feel anxious after taking zoloft!

I am taking zoloft for anxiety, not depression.
I was started on 25mg, I'm now on 100 mg.
After I take the medication, I get real nervous feeling. Rapid heartbeat, like I wanna run a mile!
I hate the feeling! Does anyone else experience this?
I've tried paxil, prozac, celexa, some sort of side effect with all of them.
Since i don't suffer from depression, in my opinion, I don't think I even need them. Maybe ativan or something like that? I have been taking zoloft for about 2 yrs. now. I have been on the 100 mg. for 2 months. Just trying to get other opinions before my next Dr. visit. Also Ive gained 25 pounds from zoloft!
Thank you for any helpful replys!

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Old 04-28-2003, 07:57 AM   #2
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I had similar side effects with Zoloft, only worse. I was trembling all the time and I started having panic attacks. Benzodiazepins are good anxiety medications. But be aware of the dependence potential they have. Some people have weird symptoms when they discontinue the benzos. Of course, if you taper off slowly there's no problem.

Old 04-28-2003, 09:31 AM   #3
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I also had thatproblem with zoloft. Only mine happened the first time I took it, not after months or yrs. I thought I was going to have to go to the hospital it was so bad. It made me feel like jumping through a window or running through a wall. It lasted for about 2 hrs. The doc said if I could handle it for a couple weeks that it might go away once my body adjusts. I was like right you try it! I've tried other meds and have had other side effects also. I'm not currently on any meds. Kinda hoping that it will go away without them. Anyway good luck and I hope you feel better soon.


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