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I was on zoloft last year January 2017 and got off july

I was on zoloft...

I was on zoloft last year January 2017 and got off july 2017. I recently started getting anxiety again. I started on 1-5-18 with .25 and now up to .75. how long will the increased anxiety last

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?

I have been diagnosed with GAD. Everything was great and i got the flu in December and it seemed during that time all my anxiety came back, including thinking about past mistakes

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Psychologist should know?

I am also peri menapuasal

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John-Michaels
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It is hard to say how long you will have anxiety. There are so many factors involved. What Medici e did you take while experiencing the flu? When is the anxiety worst? What does make it better? What in your past do you stress over? Any information would be helpful.
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Last year when I was on zoloft it helped and at 75 mg i felt great. I was able to enjoy life again instead of worrying about the future or overthinking the past. When I had the flu I only took theraflu.I stress over over an event 15 years ago that I saw a married man. for some strange reason after all these years, this started bothering me and i feel so bad it give me anxiety.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have an appointment for counseling next week, so i will wait till then, I was just curious being on Zoloft a second time will it work as effectively as it did the first time.
Was the theraflu prescribed?
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
no just over the counter
Ok. I was afraid you had actually taken tamiflu which has a side affect of anxiety. Theraflu is fine. I imagine the Zoloft will be fine. I would refrain from being taken off of it so quick though. If it is working, let it do it’s job.
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Thank you.
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