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Does anybody feel anxious 24/7 ..on edge like that anxious feeling just lingures at your heart all day long as soon as you wake up till bed time???
And also if some of you on ssris do you think ssris such as zoloft would help with this problem..
Honestly I'm just all physical symptoms with this, I feel tension, dizzy, sometimes chest pains, my breathing is like having to breathe deeply to get a satisfying breathe....I realy need help, I do see a therapist I also take xanax to relax and also was given zoloft but still havent taken them due to fear of antidepressants....I just need some sense of support from those who have or is experiencing the same thing I'm going thru.
Any response is much apreciated, god bless you all..
 

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You should take the Zoloft. I took it for 10 years before it just stopped working for me. It was wonderful. I had no side effects. Highly recommend it
 

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I've found it takes a 3-person team to control my anxiety (and accompanying MDD): me, my psychiatrist, and my therapist. Drugs such as Zoloft plus talk therapy (pick your variety)
give me OK results.

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Hi DQ86. Why suffer without at least trying the Zoloft? It should knock down your anxiety for most of the day after a couple weeks, usually without any serious side effects. I used to be on both Zoloft and Xanax for over ten years before their effectiveness diminished. I am currently on Lexapro (another SSRI) and Klonopin (another benzo like xanax). With the exception of the first thing in the morning, they help me greatly throughout the day.
 

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That's the thing what I'm confused about is that my primary doctor told me to try zoloft,
But my therapist says she doesnt understand why when zoloft is for depression so she told me not to take it and just take xanax while we continue therapy....I'm stuck in the middle....

Anyways does zoloft help with controlling the anxiousness, I know it takes awhile but is this the purpose of the drug??...
And also I see some of you said you taken them for years then stopped because it wasnt working anymore..my other question is if it stops working would I be able to find another after years to continue to control my anxiety?
Thank you all for your comments, you are all very apreciated...and can inspire me to get on meds..
I'm a school bus driver but havent been driving for a year on light duty now because of this anxiety..
Do you think after getting on ssris I will be able to get back on a bus and continue my job??
So many questions I'm sorry just trying to find ways to get my life back to where it was functionable
 

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SSRIs like zoloft are mainly for depression but have shown to have positive results in controlling anxiety. I don't know if it will allow you to drive the school bus again but you'll never know until you try it for a month. Lexapro is approved for both depression and anxiety and zoloft is in the same family of drugs.
 

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Oh ok thank you for this information, iv heard alot of good reviews on lexapro but I guess I would never know until I try...thank you...
 

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Does anybody feel anxious 24/7 ..on edge like that anxious feeling just lingures at your heart all day long as soon as you wake up till bed time???
And also if some of you on ssris do you think ssris such as zoloft would help with this problem..
Honestly I'm just all physical symptoms with this, I feel tension, dizzy, sometimes chest pains, my breathing is like having to breathe deeply to get a satisfying breathe....I realy need help, I do see a therapist I also take xanax to relax and also was given zoloft but still havent taken them due to fear of antidepressants....I just need some sense of support from those who have or is experiencing the same thing I'm going thru.
Any response is much apreciated, god bless you all..
Tension think its my BFF. I have been tensed up for years.. so much so that my body forgot how to relax. This was due to a very difficult period in my life. I tried all types of meds years ago, nothing really helped. But I do take 1/4 valium as needed at night but so far, have not had to take it for a couple of months. I tried Zoloft years ago but could not get pass the 3rd day... tried it 2x. Its more for depression, I am not depressed just tight, tensed muscles. Is your neck. shoulders tight?
 

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Tension think its my BFF. I have been tensed up for years.. so much so that my body forgot how to relax. This was due to a very difficult period in my life. I tried all types of meds years ago, nothing really helped. But I do take 1/4 valium as needed at night but so far, have not had to take it for a couple of months. I tried Zoloft years ago but could not get pass the 3rd day... tried it 2x. Its more for depression, I am not depressed just tight, tensed muscles. Is your neck. shoulders tight?
Yes my body is tense because I'm always anxious, my neck wich causes tension headaches and my head would just stay tense...zoloft is for depression that's why my therapist thinks I shouldn't go on it , but my doctor says it also treats anxiety so idk at this point....I take xanax as needed but therapist says I should be taking it twice daily to relax and I wouldn't be getting all tense everyday ..
 

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As others have posted here, take advantage of the miracle of medicine. There are so many different kinds/combinations that it may take a bit for something to work. You can also ask the doc to start you at the lowest dose then go from there. But nothing to be afraid of. Think of the meds as another tool to use besides therapy.
 

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As others have posted here, take advantage of the miracle of medicine. There are so many different kinds/combinations that it may take a bit for something to work. You can also ask the doc to start you at the lowest dose then go from there. But nothing to be afraid of. Think of the meds as another tool to use besides therapy.
I agree very much, it's been said if you go into things positive chances are things will turn out positive.. I was just confused that my doctor said to take it, but my therapist thinks not...so I'm the one in the middle saying ,, so what?...
Who do I listen to, my doctor says hes not a physc so he says take it from your therapist, but yet he still prescribes the meds...so you know what I'm saying right? I'm confused...lol
 

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I agree very much, it's been said if you go into things positive chances are things will turn out positive.. I was just confused that my doctor said to take it, but my therapist thinks not...so I'm the one in the middle saying ,, so what?...
Who do I listen to, my doctor says hes not a physc so he says take it from your therapist, but yet he still prescribes the meds...so you know what I'm saying right? I'm confused...lol
That can be very confusing but its up to you as to which direction you want to go. There is a lot of good info on this site to help you along the way. I am not a huge medication fan but I did try several things. The only thing that works for me is Valium and I take the least amount when needed. I am sure I need to take it 2x a day but I choose to take 1/4 at night as needed. If you decide to try Zoloft, you will know whether or not its for you. I agree keep a positive attitude.. It wasn't for me, mainly because I was not depressed. I am sure it may help other people with anxiety but it did not help me.
 

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That can be very confusing but its up to you as to which direction you want to go. There is a lot of good info on this site to help you along the way. I am not a huge medication fan but I did try several things. The only thing that works for me is Valium and I take the least amount when needed. I am sure I need to take it 2x a day but I choose to take 1/4 at night as needed. If you decide to try Zoloft, you will know whether or not its for you. I agree keep a positive attitude.. It wasn't for me, mainly because I was not depressed. I am sure it may help other people with anxiety but it did not help me.
I agree. OP it's really up to you to make the decision. And it's ok to disagree with your therapist. I think the problem here is that you're letting everyone else make the decision for you which is causing your confusion. Do some research and see what you think may help. But realize it's all trial and error. Maybe start with this prescription and go from there.
 

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I used to have serious anxiety issues.

But even back then, I wouldn't feel nervous for an entire day. Instead, I'd feel anxious at certain times during the day, sometimes real bad and real unpleasant.
 

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I used to have serious anxiety issues.

But even back then, I wouldn't feel nervous for an entire day. Instead, I'd feel anxious at certain times during the day, sometimes real bad and real unpleasant.
Same here MainerMike....
 

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I take lexapro 10mg. I've been on it before and it helps. I've been on a few different ones and they do help. I have had to switch because sometimes they do what a doctor told me once "poop out". Basically they can sometimes stop working. But they do help. I understand being afraid of medicine BUT once you take it you will be happy you did. Give it a try.
 

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My Celexa 20 mg pooped out on me in September after 11 years. I basically am starting over and now I am going on day 6 tomorrow. I started on 20 mg and told the doctor after a couple of days I wanted to go to 10 to ease my system into it again. Hoping each day gets better! Brain fog is the worst and anxiety.
 

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I'm sorry your med did that. It sucks for sure! I guess the lexapro is helping me but also causing funky side effects. I am going to make a call to the doc tomorrow in hopes something else will work..although I can not stand to do a med change :( Hope you feel better each day as well.
 

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I was feeling anxious 24/7. What has helped me to have fewer panic attacks and periods of not being being anxious during the day is meds, therapy, journaling, prayer, self help books. I also plan to go back to the gym for regular workouts. I don't think I would have felt better without the meds.
 
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