Should I ask my doc to increase my 1mg klonopin with my now 100mg Zoloft (sertraline) if I still have panic like a panic attack is coming? Constantly panicky..

Yes,but.. You may want to increase the zoloft (sertraline) first before the klonopin. If you have reached the maximum dose of zoloft (sertraline) and your panic attacks continue, a 0.5 mg of Klonopin may help with breakthrough panic attacks . Cbt concomitant with medications will help a great deal.

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I'm prescribed 100mg zoloft (sertraline). 50 am & 50 pm. Can I take the 50 at bedtime with. 5 mg of klonopin im prescribed to help middle of the night panic attack?

Yes. Check with your prescribing doctor. If your panic attacks aren't controlled on this regimen, your doctor may wish to make other adjustments. Be sure to avoid caffeine, alcohol, and chocolate since they can worsen anxiety. Read more...
You can. Did you know that zoloft (sertraline) is 50% better absorbed if taken with food? I always prescribe zoloft (sertraline) in the mornings as for many it can contribute to insomnia if taken at bedtime. If you were my patient, i would try and wean you off of the klonopin, as it can be addictive. I would also try and learn other ways to deal with your panic attacks. Check out the book, stop obsessing by edna foa. Read more...
Zoloft (sertraline) Follow your prescribing md 's instructions and also inquire about behavior therapy if not already seeing a therapist. That will help you eventually come off of the klonopin (clonazepam). Read more...

I was prescribed Zoloft (sertraline) for moderate anxiety, had a panic attack after 4 days on it! Why do SSRIs increase anxiety at first?

May not be drug. It is hard to tell if it's the drug or the anxiety you already have. When a SSRI is used for anxiety, it usually takes 4-8 weeks before you see improvement. The drug may not have had enough time. However, SSRIs in general are associated with an 11-percent rate of anxiety. It's not known whether it's caused by the drug or the condition. If you have more or worse attacks than usual, tell your MD. Read more...
Serotonin jitters. Serotonin jitteriness syndrome describes increased anxiety during the initiation of an antidepressant. The precise reason for this isn't known but it has been speculated that it is related to stimulation of serotonergic activity in the limbic cortex (limbic system is the emotional processing center of the brain). More research is needed to really understand how this works. Read more...

What can do to calm myself down from a panic attack? Since starting Zoloft (sertraline) I've been having a lot of panic attacks.

Breath. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. Let your physician know about any medication side effects you are experiencing. Hopefully these will resolve. Take care. Read more...

Can hydroxyzine help with the head pressure symptom of a panic attack? I'm also taking Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg. Is this a good combination?

It can! Hydroxyzine has a sedative effect, generally a very strong one depending on the dose. That is, the more Hydroxyzine the greater the sedation. Combining medications is always a process that deserves attention because you want to avoid interactions. In this case there is no concern with zoloft (sertraline) and hydroxyzine. However, you want to be careful with metoprolol and zoloft (sertraline). Read more...

I am currently on Zoloft (sertraline) but I had a panic attack today, I'm only at 50mg about 1 week in using zoloft (sertraline). Should I talk to my psychiatrist about anxiety?

Mental Health. Yes. Of course. But, i would also be considering therapy. You are very young and pills will not be the only or best answer for the long term. Read more...
Panic attack. Zoloft (sertraline) takes 4 to 6 weeks to work. Trying medication, positive self talk, breathing in brown paper bag when having a panic attack, or taking short term benzodiazepines or cbt can help. Read more...
Zoloft/panic. Always talk to your psychiatrist if you are in distress. Often zoloft (sertraline) helps anxiety better at higher doses. 200 mg is the common upper limit, but occasionally people need more. It also takes time. Communicate if you worry about how you are doing. It is not uncommon to keep having panic attacks at the beginning of therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy is helpful. Very treatable problem! Read more...

I have social anxiety. My worst symptom is feeling faint during a panic attack. I feel like i'll be okay if I get over this. Will Zoloft (sertraline) relieve this?

Anxiety. You have been prescribed so wait and see. Check with your dr if you have any thyroid problem. Read more...
Sertraline, it may. Zoloft (sertraline) may be helpful with anxiety. Take the medication as prescribed as it may take a few weeks to show some benefits and may need titration as well. Be sure to continue to get regular dr. Appointments and follow-up exams. Therapy may be very helpful too in conjunction with the medications. Best wishes. Read more...

My doc has me on Zoloft & Xanax (alprazolam) for my dep & anxiety but I'm still having panic attacks everyday! My dose is. 25. Increase or ask 4 dif? And if so wht

Not enough info. I'm sorry, but you haven't shared your zoloft dose or how long you've been on it -- also we don't know how often you take your .25mg xanax (alprazolam). It's best to talk with your own psychiatrist about your continued panic attacks, since s/he does know these important details. Adjustments or changes might be made, and s/he's the best professional to make them. Best wishes. Read more...
Discuss with your. Prescribing doctor who is familiar with your case. Also make sure you use diaphragmatic breathing, get involved in cbt cognitive behavioral therapy and use one of the binaural relaxation apps. My personal selection for panic which has not had the time to respond to an ssri or which is not fully responsive to an ssri is clonazepam, a medication your psychiatrist. Certainly is familiar with. Best wishes. Read more...