I just had an anxiety attack, while at work. Idiot me stopped taking my zoloft 2 days ago and my co-worker and supervisor I guess pissed me off and set n2 motion an anxiety attack. Its 2250 now and that was an hour ago. I got a ride home and I still feel shaky, sick, mad, etc. I immediately took my meds. Its not an emergency but any info would help. Thanks. You can yell at me for trying to stop my meds. I deserve it
Hello rawboots. Well, I 'm not going yell, but chuckle in a caring and polite way. It differs you know, from one to the other. Way back when, I used to have them frequently, but now, much less. Mine could last from a few minutes to almost 30. I'm glad that you're home safe, and hopefully now, since its much later that you posted this question, feeling a lot better. best to you rawboots, take care
not long ago my attacks lasted all day, i was able to learn more about my illness and learn techniches to help bring the level down, get back on your meds, is there a reason you stopped taking it? also im on xanax for my attacks, my dr prescribed it 3 times a day, the .5 dose, i only take it when i get an attack though cause it makes me feel like a noodle, hope it gets better
Hi and welcome. You have been given good advice here. May I ask why you chose to quit taking the Zoloft? If you are wanting a change of meds, I recommend getting in touch with your doctor and working out a taper plan and an implementation plan for another medication. Your panic attack may have been caused by stopping suddenly (most likely so) but, it is also an indication that you are still in need of something to address the attacks.
I remember one panic attack I had that woke me up out of a dead sleep. I thought I was having a heart attack. Could not figure out why in the world I had one while sleeping, but our brain stores all sorts of info, and it works through it in mysterious ways! Boy, did it! I shot awake, bolted out of bed, had ALL the symptoms of a heart attack, and was about to get in the truck to go to the ER (we were camping, middle of nowheresville..and the thought of walking 5 feet to the truck was overwhelming!) but, I ended up taking a benedryl and did some regulated breathing..finally got it under control.
I guess all of this prattling on is to say... you may need to see about either staying on the Zoloft, or taper down and try something different if you want to be off of it.
Best of luck to you,
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