Suffering from anxiety I went from Prozac 80mg to Zoloft 25mg. I know it takes weeks to kick in so I'm going through anxiety. Can anyone can help with a medicine I can take besides benzos to keep my anxiety under control until the Zoloft starts working? I really need help. It's tough rite now. Any feedback will help
I'm on my first week of Zoloft 25mg. What else is good to help with anxiety beside benzodiazepines??
- 30 Oct 2018 by Cloud718
- 16 March 2019 (9 weeks ago)
- prozac, zoloft, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, anxiety and stress, benzodiazepine
Valerian root has honestly become my best friend. From experience I can honestly tell you that I totally understand how you are feeling. And it is normal for you to fill this way. Transhisaning isn't easy. But don't always expect something to work right away. Valerian root is an over the counter vitamin. It helps with anxiety and will help you rest. I know that it seems far fetched, but it's working for me. Sometimes the answer to withdraw isn't always prescribed by a Dr, but over the counter meds. Such as in your vitamin section or closet gnc can work magic. Good luck and give it a try
Exercise. Swinging on a swing. Anything to occupy your mind. Music in ear buds. I have to just to walk thru Walmart. Walking. Keeping busy. Hot bath. For restless legs. I take Clonazepam 0.5mg as needex. On beginning 3rd wk of 5mg Lexapro. I have GAD, depression an fibromyalgia an possibly bi-polar 2. Ive tried 13 meds this is visit #2 with Lexapro. Trying to stick it out longer this time. I know Ill have to go to 10mg soon. Dreading it. Each upping is like starting over again. Usually couple wks. Its hard. Id rather sleep through it honestly... goodluck. U better check on interactions with any over counter meds to .
Valerian is a good option as mentioned previously.
If you find you’re still struggling with anxiety, you could ask your Dr. for a beta blocker. They are safer than benzodiazepines and help tremendously with anxiety.
I take 1000 mg of L-Tryptophan nightly for anxiety. I get it from a local pharmacy, not a chain store. I trust them to have a better quality product. I also take B complex and Vitamin D which if you are deficient can cause anxiety. However, it is not recommended that you take L-Tryptophan with zoloft or other medications like it. I would recommend talking to an integrative doctor about what supplements you could try before adding pharmaceuticals to the mix. Most doctors offices will be able to talk it through over the phone. If it is late a soak in a warm bath with lavender can help calm you enough to get you to bed so you can sleep until morning and can call into the doctor's office. I like to remind myself that the human body is extremely resilient and this will pass if I let it. Sometimes that helps too.
I strongly recommend trying the supplement L-Theanine. It is incredible!
Hi Cloud718! I realize that you have a lot of anxiety going on right now. It will get easier, I've been through it myself. I had to go through four different kinds of antidepressants to find the one that worked for me. It was also Zoloft. It does take about a month for your body to adjust to the medication and the side effects to go with it. If you are still having a hard time with it after, you may need to take something different. It's ok if you do, finding the right medication is what's needed to help you. In the meantime, try and do things you like, to try and take your mind off of it. I'm sure you've heard that a lot, but it may help! Hang in there and you'll be fine!! Keep us posted!
Talk to your doctor sooner rather than later. Many "natural" cures do not mix well with medications. Hopefully you and your doctor can come up with a solution together. I took Prozac years ago and had to go off cold turkey. Not a great time. Be careful with these meds. I do hope you find relief.
I feel your anxiety, I am just starting cipralex the first antidepressant for me, i have had anxiety most of my life but it is worse now, I have been on Xanax and lorazepam but it wasn't enough, so i started cipralex 6 days ago and my anxiety is worse I can't eat or sleep thats the side effects, Its terrible but my hope is that in a few weeks I will feel human again and get my life back, just know that you are not alone..
My psychiatrist recently added a mood stabilizer Because I'm so sick and tired of having to carry my bottle of Clonazepam with me every where I go so she gave me something called Toprimate i take 50 mg every night because it has a sedative effect and I also have severe insomina so I take it with my insomina meds and I'm finding that it does help decrease my anxiety levels but I'm also having a problem with my new antidepressant Zoloft I find it's making my anxiety worse so I've been taking a 25 mg Toprimate during the day along with my Clonazepam but I don't take as many Clonazepam as I used to take now that i am taking the mood stabilizer. There's many different mood stabilizers. You'd have to discuss with your doctor which one would be right for you to help with your anxiety.
Generic Atarax, its a common medication that has many uses, one is that of Anxiety and is not controlled. Hope this help!
Hang in there. Hopefully by now things have leveled out. After 4 weeks my anxiety has noticeably lessened, after 6 weeks I was feeling good, after 8 weeks I was back to who I am and feeling like my feet where on the ground for the first time in over a year. In the last month I’ve had some anxiety “leaking” through the Zoloft if that makes sense, meaning I could feel it inside so we’ve bumped my dosage up to 100mg a day and it’s stopped the anxiety leaks completely. I also started taking Wellbutrin after week 4 to offset the anorgasm side effects I got from the Zoloft. Although that didn’t make that side effect perfect it helped a ton and got me back to where I was mostly normal with my partner, and had the anxiety completely gone. Hope this helps people. I was searching like mad for answers on anxiety and then the anorgasm and the things I learned here really helped me and proved with me anyway to be true.
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