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:bouncing: Yippee for me. Its been a long ride. I missed work. I couldn't spend time with my daughter. I cried almost everyday. I hated all the weird sensations my body was having. I hated the panic attacks. I hated the sweating and all that comes with anxiety. Although, not totally free. I no longer have panic attacks or worries. I give all praise to GOD :angel: and Zoloft. If anyone has been following my life as I posted on here religiously, then you know that I have been going through alot. Im have been off of zoloft for 3 weeks and ativan for 2. I take a multi-vitamin a day and thats it. My life is back to normal. I love my daughter even more and we spend more time together. I probably only watch 8 hours of TV a week. I workout and walk more. My fiance is wonderful, she has stuck with me through this and I love her for that. Im getting married in APRIL 06. :bouncing: . I wanna thank the board for listening and responding to my posts. Especially the thread about "Posting your weirdest symptoms" It really helped me that I wasnt the only one going through this and having these strange feelings. I hope everyone gets better and conquer this mental disease. I love everyone and much thanks to HEALTHBOARDS.COM for having this site. Hopefully, I wont need it again but thanks anyway ;) I hope everyone gets better again I say.
A couple of tips: Exercise, walk, drink water, GET OUT OF THE HOUSE IT ONLY GETS WORSE IF YOU STAY IN AND PONDER :nono: If anyone has any questions I will be checking all week and then after that I have to say goodbye. Thanks to everyone for sharing their Anxiety Stories. For inspiration DL Anxiety by THE BLACK EYED PEAS see ya
Yeah!!!!!!! Can you tell me how long you were on the zoloft? Did you have any side effects at first? I'm so hoping the Zoloft is going to work for me!!!

Keep up the good work!!

Liz
:) congrats to you. I am currently on my second round of Zoloft and have been doing wonderfully. I am so happy that you have conquered this. Congrats again!!!

Take Care
Fae
Thanks guys. Well, I had an allergic reaction to ativan. I was on 100mg of zoloft and it was too much for a 1st time user who never takes pills. My tongue swelled the size of a pickle and I thought I was going to die. I had the worst panic attack ever but I did not let that situation stop me. After my initial reaction I realized that it probably wouldnt happen again because now your body is used to it. I was at my worst people :eek: I was willing to try any and everything. I developed a fear of eating :eek: , I thought something was crawling under my skin :eek: , I hated feeling this way. I took charge. I got out of the house. I started eating after I had lost 37 pounds in 3 weeks :eek: :confused: , I was a huge mess! After I decided to start walking with my walkman and jogging, working-out and finding a hobby it all started to make me think better. I started to feel good about myself. I stopped throwing pitty parties and blaming my past on the present.
I found GOD through my ordeal and asked him to forgive me as I forgave others in my past who I thought made me this way. My pschiatrist was suprised that it happened so fast but you gotta STOP FEEDING DEPRESSION. My fiance never lets me go out of my new habits. We go to the gym together and we do family things throughout the week.
Also about the withdrawl: Zoloft (100mg) and Ativan (1mg) my body started shaking so heavily I couldnt walk but I knew what it was so I did not panic. The shaking last for 1 day and after that it stopped. It was like an on and off button all day. I dealt with it. Im still off the pills dont plan on going back and I still keep my schedule busy but not tiring. Im not interested in TV anymore and thats crazy because I was a boob tube kind of guy. I watch a couple shows here and there but mostly I play games with my daughter.
TIPS: Get out of the house
Forgive friends and family because in the end it makes you a better person
Dont spend time thinking about whats wrong with you because you already no :nono:
Research Anxiety and ways to get rid of it :bouncing:
Later on today I will put up a list of foods that help bring Anxiety Down
This is things that psychiatrists wont tell you. Theyll just keep feeding you pills until one works although there are people that need them. Not me Im going natural only pill I take is a multivitamin
be back later with that list :wave:
Quote from Stitcher317:
I am so happy for you!

How long were you on the Ativan, how much and how did you taper off if it? I am ready to stop taking it as I am feeling quite well now. I am terrified of the withdrawal effects I have been reading about....


Can't wait to be free of everything. I've learned so much. Increased exercise and reducing sugar made a huge difference in my life.

Cheers to you.




I was on Ativan for 2months. I think the Ativan worked better than the zoloft but I kept taking the zoloft because that helps your nerves
thanks for asking :wave:
Hey MCCORY,

Glad to hear that you are finally feeling better, NORMAL if you will....

I just have a couple of questions for you...if you don't mind....

I am also on ZOLOFT and ATIVAN.....

I began taking the ZOLOFT/ATIVAN 3 weeks ago....

50mg of ZOLOFT....Once Daily..In the morning....
1mg of ATIVAN.....Twice Daily...In the morning and at night....

Is this smiliar to what you started with?
Or is this simliar to what you were at?
How long were you on ZOLOFT/ATIVAN??? How long did the whole ordeal Last???

I was diagnosed three weeks ago with Anxiety/Panic Dissorder.....

My DOC appointment Yesterday (21st Day on MEDS) went well...and I got a lot of my questions answered....

He Wants to increase me DOSE of ZOLOFT to 100mg....once Daily....
As well as Start to wein off the ATIVAN....over the next couple weeks....

What do you think? I woke up today and took 75mg (Day 22), because I am scared to just make that jump to 100mg....What do you think?

The past few days I have felt good...I have really concentrated on Eating since I also lost 20 lbs in 4 weeks !!! That alone scares ME!!!

I have been Eating something Every couple hours to keep those awful Stomaches away...and it seems to help...really...

I have also been drinking lots of water...sometimes peeing 5-7 daily...but I also think this helps....

Any suggestions on the ATIVAN??? Tapering??? I am scared to stop taking it, because I don't want to feel bad....

Thanks,

-B
Quote from bderozi:
Hey MCCORY,

Glad to hear that you are finally feeling better, NORMAL if you will....

I just have a couple of questions for you...if you don't mind....

I am also on ZOLOFT and ATIVAN.....

I began taking the ZOLOFT/ATIVAN 3 weeks ago....

50mg of ZOLOFT....Once Daily..In the morning....
1mg of ATIVAN.....Twice Daily...In the morning and at night....

Is this smiliar to what you started with?
Or is this simliar to what you were at?
How long were you on ZOLOFT/ATIVAN??? How long did the whole ordeal Last???

I was diagnosed three weeks ago with Anxiety/Panic Dissorder.....

My DOC appointment Yesterday (21st Day on MEDS) went well...and I got a lot of my questions answered....

He Wants to increase me DOSE of ZOLOFT to 100mg....once Daily....
As well as Start to wein off the ATIVAN....over the next couple weeks....

What do you think? I woke up today and took 75mg (Day 22), because I am scared to just make that jump to 100mg....What do you think?

The past few days I have felt good...I have really concentrated on Eating since I also lost 20 lbs in 4 weeks !!! That alone scares ME!!!

I have been Eating something Every couple hours to keep those awful Stomaches away...and it seems to help...really...

I have also been drinking lots of water...sometimes peeing 5-7 daily...but I also think this helps....

Any suggestions on the ATIVAN??? Tapering??? I am scared to stop taking it, because I don't want to feel bad....

Thanks,

-B




Yes this is exactly how I was put on to Ativan and zoloft with the same directions as you. :bouncing: Ativan is the strongest of its kind with very minimum side effects but there are some. Keep following your docs orders and take that medication but if you are feeling better after 21 days its probably the meds. I was feeling better after a day of ativan but I was willing to let it go so quickly.
Keep up the good work and water does help try to stay away from sugar also :bouncing:
How about the ZOLOFT? Side Effects? Physical Feelings?

Anything I can look forward to??? Thanks.

-B
Quote from bderozi:
How about the ZOLOFT? Side Effects? Physical Feelings?

Anything I can look forward to??? Thanks.

-B


Zoloft: I didnt have any side effects, except for the first time I used it. I was so tired I couldnt move or keep my eyes open. Im glad I wasnt driving the first time I took it but a couple pills later my body was used to it and the tiredness went away.
I've been trying Zoloft, 50mg, for about two weeks along with zanax in the morning. I have only early morning to mid afternoon anxiety. I think the Zoloft has increased my anxiety. I am more anxious earlier in the morning, and it seems to last later in the day. I'm going to cut back to 20mg and if that doesn't work, just figure I'm one of those that can't take Zoloft. Good luck to the rest of you.
b
I have been taking ZOLOFT 50mg for 3 weeks...and have upped my dose to 75mg for 3 days....I also seem to have Morning Anxiety but feel much better during the evening hours??? I can't explain it?

I also seem to have some speach trouble? Almost like Im nervous and my tongue doesn't couperate with my mouth? Words sounds different, harder to say? Could this be from the ZOLOFT? Anxiety?

Has anyone else ever experienced something like this? Thanks

-B