Many people have been successfully treated with Zoloft for depression, panic disorder, OCD, and PTSD.
How long does it take to feel better?
The time it takes to feel better is different for everyone. You may start to feel better within 2 to 4 weeks or it may take 6 to 8 weeks. Even if you don’t feel better right away, it’s important to keep taking your medicine as directed. The people around you may see a change for the better before you do.
all i am sayong is that yes zoloft can help the prevention of anity or panic, but it takes a long *** time to work. i know, i have been on it before. self diagnosing yourself by taking an old sample in the back of the pantry is not a soulution. this is a disorder that needs to be medically diagnosed properly. how interesting that she would have some but not want to take you to see if you need mental help. i am not saying this is a disorder you will have forever, mine comes and goes but what i have learned is that if i take the wrong stuff, i am even worse off. i want to support you and help, but i can only reflect off of my experiences.
without talking to a medical professional you don't know what kind of dose to take, how often even if it is the right medication for your symptoms, plus with a pre-existing heart condition it would seem you should take extra precaution.
i personally think that taking what is left in an old bottle will only make things worse. it is a stupid move for a potentially serious condition.