(( Experiment breeds experience )) Zoloft,sertraline, is a good popular SSRI antidepressant which treats depression and many kinds of anxieties and phobias.lopez,my advice is that you've got to break the ice to ease your tension and that is by breaking the led open and swallow the little piece.Try not to give Zolft a suspicios look;it's not an ambush as you might think.There's some sense in your hesitation not to take it,and I think you worry about its side effects,right?Well,the first few days will be a little hard but the undesirable effects do disappear gradually.Just follow your doc's instructions and don't listen to that bothering whisper which tells don't.Remember, that you suffer from anxiety,and anxiety makes you suspects every strange thing as disastrous.You went to a doc because you couldn't fight the ugly anxiety within you,so now you are given a great opportunity..therefore seize it... seize it..and make some happy improvement..you will.lots of luck for you .P.S,give it a couple of weeks if it's no good ask for another one.ace_rick
Hello Lopez! I can understand your apprehension taking a new medication. But, how will you know it will not help you if you do not try it for awhile. I hope that the doctor went over the possible side effects of Zoloft with you. They are just POSSIBLE! side effects! I have been on Zolft for years now and it has really made a big difference in how I feel. Also, if Zoloft does not help you there are many more antideppresants available. So talk to your doctor about your concerns. It is normal to feel alittle uneasy when starting a new medication. I wish you the best! Sweetie Pie
Zoloft is a good choice of antidepressants that also help with anxiety. It may take as much as a month to reach full effectiveness. If you experience any of the possible side effects, keep in mind they generally subside after a couple of weeks. If anything becomes too bothersome give the doc a call.
If Zoloft happens to not work for you there are other antidepressants that help anxiety that you can try. Unfortunately it is a trail and error sort of deal, but you will find the one that works for you. So relax and take the medication and don't be too hard on yourself, a little apprehension is normal.
Good luck with the new med,
Lopez, yes it is normal to feel scared. Im the worst. It took my doc a while to get me to trust him to take meds. I have not taken zoloft but my daughter was on it for years and she did great on it. The only reason she is off is because her stupid ex husband told her she couldn't take it anymore. She is home with me and doing good so maybe she will be ok. But she would be the first to tel you it did great for her.
I didnt take any medicine for years out of fear of a adverse reaction.
But i did finally relieze that the only thing you need to fear is fear itself.
You will be fine.Look at it this way.If it helps it will be well worth it.
I do understand i have been there and if it hadnt been for my husband pushing me i probally would still not be on any medicine and still suffering.
I was prescribed Zoloft in 1992 and took it for a few years to help my obsessive compulsive disorder. With me there was no side effects and I was able to function. My opinion, if you want to fight your situation without medication good. If not, try the Zoloft. It may help. In the world of anxiety we shouldn't be scared but patient. as I have been there too.
Well I finally convinced myself to try it at first I felt really tired then I woke up really anxious then it went away I feel better like I can control my bad thoughts a little more but still got some anxiety but its the first day I hope it gets better I know it takes time thank you all for the advice I really appreciate it
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