My age is 48, I was a very active person before Covid. I was in lock down, didn't go out of the house unless highly necessary. recently I have developed panic and anxiety disorder for the last two months (on and off, 12-15 episodes or so). I may have depression, but it has never affected me in anyway in the past. My symptoms were typical : high pulse, in voluntary swallowing, shortness of breath, high BP )140/95) for 30-45 mins (no H/O HTN), restlessness, fear of death, fear of loosing control, sleeplessness.
I never take medication without checking about the side-affects, whatever I am prescribed . I just want to make sure that I do not grow any dependency on the drug. This may be my fault.
I consulted two psychiatrists:
One prescribed : APLRAX 1mg Xr 0+0+1 Prozac 20 mg 2+0+0 agotin 25 mg 0+0+2 lexotanil 3mg late night
the 2nd doc prescribed : Zoloft 50 mg 1/2 +0+0 for 6 days and then 1+0+0 clonazepum 0.5 0+0+1
I planned to follow the 2nd one after reading a lot. But I had a severe reaction on my personality and had two severe panic attack after taking full 50 mg zoloft. I couldn't sleep whole night ever after taking clonazepum. Next day I stopped zoloft tried to follow the first Docs medication , but at a low dosage
Prozac 20 mg 1+0+0 clonazepum 0.5 0+0+1
I consulted the 2nd Doc about the reaction , I suggested if he could put me on prozac. He insisted that I continue zoloft 25mg 1+0+0 for 10 days and consult again.
However, I haven't followed his instruction and its my third day on prozac 20. I feel much better , slightly restless time to time. Bp , Pulse normal. No panic attacks yet. Sleeping pattern so so, as i have a habit of late night prayers.
Please help me. Which one should I take for my newly developed panic attack?
whether u suggest zoloft or prozac I would like to have a clear understanding why am I being prescribed that , also how do u plan to taper me off the medication , and for how long I have to take it. These are the question doctors here rarely answer to patients. I need help. regards.
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