Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1040495

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Add on to Zoloft to calm anxiety/aggitation?

Posted by PrettyLady on March 16, 2013, at 17:38:57

Hi,
I am on 100mg of Zoloft for anxiety and depression as well as 2.5 of Zyprexa. The Zyprexa is not controlling the anxiety I have and is making me eat everything, so I'm hoping to go another route to calm this anxiety. I am thinking I'll either try Lamictal again, or another antipsychotic such as Geodon.

I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions besides a benzo? The anxiety feels like a constant frustrated, on edge feeling. It is very bad, and I need help. Neurontin was helpful in the past, but I got a rash from it. Seroquel in a low dose was also helpful, but it doesn't work for me anymore (bad side effects). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 

Re: Add on to Zoloft to calm anxiety/aggitation?

Posted by ChicagoKat on March 18, 2013, at 20:27:40

In reply to Add on to Zoloft to calm anxiety/aggitation?, posted by PrettyLady on March 16, 2013, at 17:38:57

> Hi,
> I am on 100mg of Zoloft for anxiety and depression as well as 2.5 of Zyprexa. The Zyprexa is not controlling the anxiety I have and is making me eat everything, so I'm hoping to go another route to calm this anxiety. I am thinking I'll either try Lamictal again, or another antipsychotic such as Geodon.
>
> I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions besides a benzo? The anxiety feels like a constant frustrated, on edge feeling. It is very bad, and I need help. Neurontin was helpful in the past, but I got a rash from it. Seroquel in a low dose was also helpful, but it doesn't work for me anymore (bad side effects). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Vistaril?

 

Re: Add on to Zoloft to calm anxiety/aggitation?

Posted by creepy on March 19, 2013, at 13:31:30

In reply to Add on to Zoloft to calm anxiety/aggitation?, posted by PrettyLady on March 16, 2013, at 17:38:57

Ever tried beta blockers like clonidine? Or an AED like topamax?
I only mention topamax since its been studied for PTSD hyperarousal. It may help with the appetite issue too, allowing you to take enough zyprexa to get the anxiety under control.
Could also try something like hydroxyzine. Thats usually pretty good on anxiety.

 

Re: Add on to Zoloft to calm anxiety/aggitation?

Posted by sheilac on March 19, 2013, at 17:45:45

In reply to Re: Add on to Zoloft to calm anxiety/aggitation?, posted by creepy on March 19, 2013, at 13:31:30

I had terrible anxiety with zoloft as well (when I could tolerate ADs).

If Klonopin doesn't help, maybe a low dose of Trileptal would help? It's great for my anxiety (just leaves me depressed).

I wish I could take zoloft with my trileptal!

 

Re: Add on to Zoloft to calm anxiety/aggitation? sheilac

Posted by PrettyLady on March 20, 2013, at 23:48:41

In reply to Re: Add on to Zoloft to calm anxiety/aggitation?, posted by sheilac on March 19, 2013, at 17:45:45

What dose do you take of the trileptal?


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