New to the forum.
Last December (2011) I decided it was time to go off of Zoloft. I was on 200mg a day and feeling very tense all the time, like it was too much. So I weaned myself off of it.
I had a big panic attack at the end of March and had another yesterday. My HR wouldn't go down below 120 either time. The first time an ear infection was discovered, and inner ear infections can cause anxiety (apparently). Yesterday I was diagnosed as healthy and given a prescription for a beta blocker (metoprolol succinate ER, 25mg).
This new script has greatly helped my physical symptoms, but the mental symptoms still persist. I've looked online and I can only find a poorly sourced interaction between Zoloft and Metoprolol ER. I went to my pharmacist today and she said it's okay to take them together, but of course the internet information still freaks me out a bit, so I took 12.5mg of Zoloft and am about to take my daily dose of Metoprolol ER.
Anyone else have any experience with beta blockers and ssri's?