I am 19 years old and Im so relieved I'm not the only one who deals with this! I have also suffered from social anxiety / panic attacks since I was 17. Its like I wake up in a pannic every day and is afraid of conversation especially with strangers. I've went to multiple docters and my last one gave me zoloft. Ive been taking it for about 3 months and nothing noticable :( so far and xanex.. The only problem I'm havng now is if I don't take atleast 3-4 xanex when I wake up the whole day I'm a nervous wreck. I know I could never completly stop taking medication because my anxiety is so high. But the relying on xanex is getting old. Not to mention scarey! I don't know what to do anymore I'm syarting to feel hopeless. I feel lile no one understamds what I'm talking about because they don't have it. Anyway I hope I can get some feedback. This is my first time really openong up lile this. I'm normally way to embaressed to talk about it... this disorder is keeping me back from starting school and most importantly work.
You have been on the Zoloft long enough for results to be seen. You may need to have the dosage increased or try a different medication. Becoming dependent on the Xanax, as you know, is risky. You will need to slowly decrease your daily dosage in order to stop this medication so to prevent serious withdrawal. Your doctor needs to know that the Zoloft isn't working and that you are becoming reliant on the Xanax. Having a frank conversation with the doctor would be in your best interest.
- Zoloft Information for Consumers
- Zoloft Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zoloft (detailed)
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