I am 15, and for the past month I have felt nothing but fear and anxiety for no direct reason. I constantly feel detached from the world the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep. I started to get very scared and ended up telling my parents I felt I needed help. So they made me an appointment which went okay, my doctor prescribed me Zoloft and Singulair, (she felt it could also be asthma). I am very hesitant about taking this medicine, I have been reading reviews on here and I know I shouldn't but I'm just terrified of the side effects! Will I feel like my normal self after taking Zoloft? I don't have much will to do much anymore and like I said always feeling detached. Please let me know and thank you!
Hi Jessica, you've basically hit on the answer yourself. Some people have initial side effects that commonly resolve themselves. We can't guarantee if it will work or not; at least your doctor is proceeding with caution and you probably have little to fear (I think many of us have felt fearful over the years with new psych medications). Each of these types of medication have around a 65% chance of being beneficial if appropriately prescribed.
- Zoloft Information for Consumers
- Zoloft Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zoloft (detailed)
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