Started 50mg of zoloft after stopping 100mg on my own last december. I suffer from anxiety, social anxiety. I feel like people are judging me all the time, basically irrational thoughts. I pretty much screwed myself out of a police dispatch job due to the anxiety problems and basically not having enough confidence in myself. How am im suppose to say "well chief, I need a week to adjust to a med that makes me more stable and confident in myself" lol..maybe at a shopping market job! Not at a department. I know I should have never cane off of the zoloft but depending on a medication isn't fun. I forgot how long it was before is saw a change, 1-2 weeks I think it was. But then the sexual problems come which is the worst for my and my love lol. Not being able to "finish" the deal lol. I have headaches, anxiety, the sleeplessness is the worst, loss of hunger, snappy moods. Any words of wisdom?
Yea, sometimes we think we are cured, only to find out otherwise. Gonna have to be patient while the Zoloft begins to work taking upwards of a month. Then the dosage may have to be adjusted. So again, patience. The initial side effects will subside in the first couple weeks. Unfortunately, the sexual ones are ongoing and a bummer. Don't know what to say to them. Hang in there!!
Why did you stop taking the Zoloft? Was it not helping you? Did you just suddenly stop taking it after taking it for a while? This is not a drug you just stop taking, you needed to taper off, if indeed you needed to stop taking it. Did you discuss this with your doctor when you stopped it? The only words of wisdom I can give you is that some people need this type of medication, and just not liking to take a pill every day seems like the wrong approach. Many of us here take this type of medication, including me. My advice is to return to your doctor and openly discuss your problems. Then follow his/her advice even if it means a pill every day. Is there more to this than you have mentioned?
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