In 62 . So much stress marriage, aging parent, health problems.
I'm taking zoloft and have extreme worries, depression, anxiety, I wonder if the worrying can be s?
- 6 Jun 2015 by Rosegal
- 7 Jun 2015
- zoloft, depression, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, health, aging
Added 7 Jun 2015:
I'm age 62. , I meant to ask if the worrying can be stopped or lessened by zoloft. I only started 2 weeks ago at 12.5. Mg. tomorrow I was going to increase to 25 mg. and then up to 50. Mg. goal...
I also take 1 mg of lorazepam a day, but the anxiety is still there. And severe depression. I've had a lot of losses and stressors over the last year that have brought me to my knees. . Crippling depression. And constant worry. I see a therapist. try CBT in my thinking..
I jump and panic easily.. My dr thinks zoloft will help...he said in 4 to 6 weeks...if it helps me..if not he wants to try a bi polar med...
Can zoloft help this OCD type worrying and thinking?
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You're medicine appears to not be enough or the right one for you at present. I would talk to the prescribing Dr. about this. Don't waste time feeling this badly. There are plenty of options, including having the right Dr. A GP can only take you so far and a good psychiatrist is the expert in this area.
I know exactly what you mean about the stressors you named. I've been there and still am. It's very tough and time consuming isn't it? I found I had to readjust by lowering my expectations about how much I got done and the perfection of my home, yard, car and my life. I learned to back off my feelings for my husband in order to handle his dementia-inspired verbal abuse. I had to set new priorities and push others to the back burner. Hang in there and get your depression and anxiety better controlled. As the stress decreases, you may find you need another medication adjustment.
Worry can become a habit. What can you change by worrying? If you can name a concrete thing that you can change, by all means work to change it. Research about your concerns. Worry that accomplishes nothing just drags you down and wastes your time. Train yourself to move your mind's focus to something more positive when you catch yourself worrying. It takes time. Try to expose yourself to anything that gives you joy or a laugh. Look at the things you love and find a way to bring them into your everyday life. Take care.
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