Zoloft Vestibular Nerve, Anxiety Attacks, Neck Surgeon, Mg Dosage, Lack of Exercise
I began taking 50 MG Zoloft in 1999 when I was awaiting a surgery schedule with the Neurosurgeon and the Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon for a left Vestibular Nerve Dissection due to anxiety resulting from fear of the pain I was having. For 26 days ... more »
I began taking 50 MG Zoloft in 1999 when I was awaiting a surgery schedule with the Neurosurgeon and the Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon for a left Vestibular Nerve Dissection due to anxiety resulting from fear of the pain I was having. For 26 days I lay in my bed, at home, with this drug and others to keep me sedated as I awaited a surgery date. After the surgery I maintained the same dosage. I reduced the dosage to 25 MG about 4-5 years later. A little less than 2 years ago I stopped taking Zoloft. I found that my temperament began to change for the worse. I didn't like the person I was and it was hard to claim the body I was in as mine. I thought my anxiety attacks were gone but one came like a heart attack and off to the ER I went. I have gone back on the Zoloft and maintained the 25 MG dosage. I find that what weight gain I may have put on is due to unhealthy eating and lack of exercise. I now have that under control. My small dosage doesn't affect my energy level but a larger dose does. By the way, I also take 600 MG Tegretol daily for Trigeminal Neuralgia on the right side of my face. When this disease originally hit me I began at 100 MG then was increased to 800 MG with 400 Dilantin. Oh how miserable I was in my skin, but the pain was so bad that this was what kept me somewhat pain free. Over the coarse of 20 years I have maintained the 600-800 MG. Another surgery on the right side, similar to the one I had on the left side is available should meds fail. I refuse to let the meds keep me tied down. I insist on enjoying life even with all the difficulties I have.