Didnt know this section existed, also posted in depression.
My primary doc wants to start me on zoloft, he offered it like offering candy. During a routine physical I told him I feel anxious and nervous at times and sometimes a bit depressed. I dont hink its any worse than any other person but he seemed to think I might benefit from Zoloft so he gave me a starter sample pack. I would'nt mind a little something to even out my moods but to be honest I am shocked at the ease and simplicity he just offered to put me on this drug. I have been doing some research into it and I dont think I want to go on it. What are some decent resources to look into this drug?
What are some of your experiences with it?
its one of many prozac type meds and does often help with anxiety and depression, however those starter packs usually dont have enough tablets as you have to take it daily for 2 to 6 weeks to find out whether its going to help you or not
a change of lifestyle with more exercise and learning relaxation may be preferable for you
It doesn't sound like you really need to go on a drug like this. Unless you are really suffering I'd do what hry33 said - diet and exercise etc. You could even try a therapeutic dose of St john's Wort.
I was put on Zoloft in early Jan. It sent me through the roof. I reckon it's more for people with depression and not anxiety because it really gives you a jolt and who needs a jolt when you're already anxious??
Zoloft is known to help anxiety. I myself was on it for about 7 years and benefited very much from it. Doctors find it easy to perscribe stuff to their paitents because they have seen this kind of thing many many times, diagnose someone with having anxiety many times.... He knows what he is doing... he wouldn't have perscribed it to you if he didn't think it could help you with your anxiety.
Go to Zoloft.com there actual website and it will tell you all about the different side effects, what to expect ect.
I have a PDR electronic library here on this computer where I can look up all any any drug and get all the information that a doctor would get. Don't think i'm suppose to have this program, but I have it none the less. Don't think i could copy some of it down with info on Zoloft because of copy write... but just do a search on Zoloft, and all the main sites will tell you what to expect ect like I said above.
Good luck to you
Last edited by Tanki; 08-26-2004 at 01:52 PM.
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Anxious people need to wean on SSRI's slowly and at the lowest possible dose. You can get the worst panic attacks of your life starting at high doses. If the doctor says 100mg of Zoloft to start with, take 25mgs for the first week and increase weekly in low increments until you get the 100mg level.