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?
- 14 Feb 2010 by vandycole
- 14 February 2011
- zoloft, panic disorder, anxiety and stress
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
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.
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
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 Information for Consumers
- Zoloft Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zoloft (detailed)
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