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I take an Activan(.5-1mg) every night to help me sleep, I plan to get off it once the Zoloft kicks in. Activan(lorezepam) really helps me to eliminate this night time panic attack episodes. Good luck to you
Now, remember, Xanax is just a crutch, it isn't a final solution. I would try cutting caffeine and excessive sweets from your diet. Excercise helps too, even if it's just a casual stroll with your husband in the evenings. If you continually feel anxious on a daily basis, you might want to talk with your doctor. He might prescribe you on an SSRI. I'm an anxiety sufferer on Zoloft, Ativan, and Xanax. The initial weeks on Zoloft was a pain, but I am feeling better now than I have in months.

P.S. Let me know if you have any questions about Zoloft or Ativan.
Thanks for the input. I am actually on Paxil. I tried Zoloft a few years back and it didnt help. I went drug free for about 2 years, then my DR had to put me back on something so she tried me on Lexapro. I was on that for about 3 months with some bad side effects so I've now been on Paxil for 4 days. The only reason I use the xanax is until my meds get correct and I get full effect from them. I actually dont take the xanax everyday, just as needed. I hadnt taken one for over a month until the last 2 nights. I really try to work threw my anxiety before I take a xanax. But like I said 2 nights ago was really bad, then last night I was scared to sleep, so it helped me get to bed.

On the caffeine, I've never drank coffee and once I got anxiety I had to give it up in pop also. I really try to make sure I dont get it in any source. Plus Ive had to give up aspartane, which is not good for you anyways.

Now is ativan just for sleeping or is it an anxiety med? Are you liking the Zoloft so far? I was on the max dose my Dr could give me and it just didnt seem to help me. I tried some natural stuff for awhile then off for a couple of years, then wham my anxiety hit real hard again. Its so crazy, I hate it.