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OCD Zoloft Dosage Increase, More Anxiety, Panic

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Hey all. I’m new to the forum. I have been dealing with OCD since I was about 12 or 13 years old. I’m 40 now so, it’s been a long while.

Anyways, about 3 years ago, I had a doctor prescribe medical marijuana for me for some neurological pain I was having. Long story short, the pharmacist gave me the wrong type of marijuana. She gave me 100% tch, which is never to be given to patients with any type of anxiety. So, when I used it, I basically had a bad reaction, thought I was dying, etc. I ended up in the hospital, and I have had increased OCD, depression, panic attacks (for the first time in my life), and just an overall fear of being in public, and of not being in control. It was a very traumatic experience that really messed up all the progress I had made over years of work.

So, currently, I am on Zoloft. Four weeks ago I was increased from 150mg to 200mg. Usually when I go up, I have a period of about 3-4 days where I feel like poop, which happened this time around as well. However, about 3 weeks in, I am feeling pretty awful again. Increased anxiety, worry, scared to do things and go out, and more panic attack feelings. I do have Ativan that I use once a day, but have been given the okay to use it 2x a day for now.

I’m wondering if anyone else has experienced some delayed side effects when increasing their Zoloft or other medications?

Thanks for reading and for your feedback.
 
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Did you tell the doctor? Maybe you should go back to the lower dose? We often have to go by how we feel. I have been given say 300mg and decided to take 150mg myself, and felt a lot better on that lower amount. I did tell the doctor what i was doing and i think it is acceptable for us to see how our own body reacts. We are all different and all need different amounts, have different metabolisms.
 
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