I have suffered from anxiety and panic for over 25 years. I have tried pretty much everything here and there but have relied on Xanax each and every day. I take as little as I can to get me through the day. Usually around 2-3mg at most per day. However, I haven't felt "normal" since I had my first attack all those years ago. It keeps me from being who I truly know I am. I don't fear anything other than the fear itself. There are no real world issues that trigger my anxiety. It does what it wants when it wants. Which is everyday. I am in a position where I have relocated and I saw a new doctor. She prescribed Zoloft as a way to help with the anxiety and decrease my dependence on Xanax. I'm living alone right now and I am terrified that I will have a side effect or reaction to Zoloft while I'm in a new city with no family around. On the other hand, I want to feel better as soon as possible. I'm so fed up feeling on edge, foggy like and nervous to do the simplest things. Xanax has alleviated my symptoms over the years but never given me the relief I've been praying for. I absolutely hate taking meds. Nervous to try Zoloft. The TV ad with all it's side effects is enough to scare anyone!