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Re: Have U had this experience starting an SSRI ?

Posted by jflange on January 1, 2009, at 1:52:48

In reply to Have U had this experience starting an SSRI ?, posted by crittercuddler on December 30, 2008, at 17:26:46


I had this problem with Zoloft, which is the only SSRI I ever tried. The detachment and impending sense of doom is anxiety, perhaps more specifically panic, though perhaps without the "final resolution" of a full-on panic attack. It's horrible and I remember well how hard it was for me, so I am sorry to hear about your experience.

My pdoc advised me to take Buspar with Zoloft to deal with these effects, since anxiety sufferers very frequently have them with SSRIs. I am sure you know that other docs prescribe Klonopin to help anxiety sufferers deal with SSRIs, but I read that it didn't work for you.

Buspar is not so great on its own, in my experience, but it has a very nice synergistic effect with Zoloft that allows me to tolerate it. Many anxiety sufferers must have a combo therapy. In my case, Zoloft was needed for the panic, buspar for the anticipatory anxiety (aka: Impending Sense of Doom - ugh).

Be well,




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