Xmas day out of the blue I had a panic attack. since then I have had severe anxiety which I am struggling with. gp gave me beta blockers and 5mg sertraline. I have no appetite and waking 4 am and taking half diazepam to sleep a bit longer. today is day 6 and worst so far. can't do normal duties with kids hubby came home to do school pick up and clubs. In bed feeling helpless. never suffered before Xmas no history of anxiety but now feeling pretty poorly. am I doing right thing be resting as today worst ever. went back to gp who said need to allow more time and changed my betas to 2 80mg slow release. hubby thinks I am going crazy.
Yes, 2-3 weeks at least to settle in, should being to improve over that time, if no change by three weeks, tell the Dr.
I know panic attacks can be crippling. I encourage you to see a psychiatrist who can work with you at getting the medications that will help. That is in what psychiatrists specialize.
It can take between 4-6 weeks for the zoloft to work and around 2 weeks the side effects should subside. Diazepam may be causing some problem. How much diazapam do you take and for how long have you been taking it?
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