I've been on Zoloft for 6 weeks and feel worse than when I started them. I was previously on Lexapro for 4 weeks and a new GP that I started going to switched me to Z because I was having a lot of stomach issues and couldn't get out of bed on Lexapro-10mg. I went on AD because I have had a stressful year of several things and I was having insomnia, anxiety and a lot of stomach problems. My old GP said that stomach issues was due to dyspepsia. The current doc prescribed me 100mg of Zoloft. I cut the pills in half for the first 6 days and then started taking 100mg. It has been terrible to say the least. I wake up with an anxiety attack, heart pounding and nauseated. I have had no appetite and have lost 10 pounds. I am forcing myself to eat. After three weeks on 100mg I reduced it to 75mg for one week and now taking 50mg for almost a week. I cannot sleep without taking a .5mg of Xanax. Now I'm taking .5 X three times a day just to get through the day of trembling, tiredness and nausea. I'm going to reduce to 25mg for one week and try to get off of this drug. I have been on Lexapro in the past and after a few months it seemed to help. I know that I am probably still feeling awful because I am decreasing the mg each week.
I am now getting all kinds of medical tests done because of how bad I feel. I have had blood work-all good, CT scan-clear and having 2 gallbladder tests next week and an endoscopy and colonoscopy in a few weeks. My GP couldn't believe that I didn't feel better after two weeks but my therapist and several other people think that 100mg was too high of dose to start with and that could be some of the reason I feel so bad. Can't get into a psychiatrist for another month to figure out these meds! This has been so frustrating and I am so scared. Has anyone else had these side effects last so long and had to get off o Zoloft?
Sorry for such a long post.