I was diagnosed in July with panic disorder. My dr put me on Zoloft and said that I would be on it for 6-12 months. Well I was feeling MUCH better so I went to the doctor & told her I wanted to start weening off them. So I've been weening off and I went from 50 mgs to 25 mgs to 25 mgs every other day & now I'm on day 3 of no meds. Other than a slight headache I've had no other issues. My problem is I keep waiting for a panic attack to occur. My question is how long does it usually take to get out of your system? I know I can get panic attacks at anytime, however my doctor said that sometimes when you stop taking the medicine you can have even worse attacks in the beginning. I'm always waiting for the worst to happen. Am I only feeling ok because it's only day 3?
This may just be a stupid answer here, but stop waiting for the other shoe to drop! Anticipating a panic attack will only make things worse for you.
I know this from experience. Although I havent had one in a loooooong time.
Maybe it has run its course and you will NEVER have another one, ever thought of that? Wouldn't that be great?
hi dg,that answer you just got is right on the money. start living life again and if something happens then you can deal with it. if you never went outside because it might rain think of all natures beauty you would miss? when your doctor and you started to taper your meds did he/she tell you that the drugs helped realine the receptors in your brain.stop waiting for something to cause anxiety,and start living life again. p.s.there are no stupid questions,only stupid mistakes.so ask away that's what we are all here for.and if you stay here long enough im sure you will start helping people too.have a wonderful day... pete
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