It's been yrs since I've had a panic attack, started on zoloft 25mg. On the 9th & 10th day of taking it had panic attacks on both days lasting 2 & 3hrs. Took zanax to help calm me down. Ready to give up on the pill I can't fuction with these panic attacks.
Zoloft cause of my panic attacks?
Question posted by vandycole on 14 Feb 2010
Last updated on 14 February 2011 by Aussie Mel
I am also more anxious, nauseated, don't feel solid. If I could get something to put into my veins to stop the panic I would. I started talking the zoloft for digestive problems, I was unable to eat (all medical issues rulled out). That is the only thing the zoloft has helped I can eat without getting bloated, ect. I can't stand the PANIC
A great self help book is "Power Over Panic" by Bronwyn Fox. She is an Australian author (and former sufferer of Panic Disorder). It was published in Australia by Penguin / Viking. You might be able to track it down... if not she does have a website... just google her name.
zoloft can increase anxiety bringing back the panic. by the way panic attacks subside after 15-20 min, but theres residual anxiety... uh but yeah i would say try a different med
I also had alot of panic and anxiety on several of the SSRI anti depressants. Did they start you on the lower dose ( 1/2 of the full dose with plans to move up to a higher dose) or start you out on a higher dose. Please let your doc know tomorrow that you are having worse symptoms. I was able to take amitriptyline ( generic of Elavil) and that is what is known as a tri cyclic antidepressant. They actually gave it to me to treat fibromyalgia but one of the first things I notice is that it lifted my mood and stopped alot of my migraines. I took 25 milligrams of it at night and it helped me. I am glad you have your xanax and take it if you need it until you can get in touch with your doctor. Best Of Luck.
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