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Do you have any personal experience with Zoloft?

Asked by livelaughlove21 (13629 points ) December 17th, 2013

I see that this question was asked back in 2011, but we have new members now that I’d like to hear from.

I went to my OBGYN today for my annual exam. Some of you may know from previous questions that I have a lot of anxiety about my health and constantly think I’m dying of breast cancer or a brain tumor or something equally ridiculous. I talked to my doctor about all of these issues and after I told him I was having dizzy spells that I think might be caused by anxiety, he said, “For God’s sake, let me treat it!” So, he put me on Zoloft.

He told me not to look up side effects and just to be very aware of my body. So, please don’t just copy and paste side effects from some website. I want to know your personal experiences. I already have a low sex drive, which I attributed to my anxiety, and I’m worried that this will ruin my sex life completely. I’m also concerned about weight gain.

The thing is, my anxiety is not constant. If I’m particularly stressed out with other things in my life, that’s when I start freaking out about my health and noticing every sensation in my body. All other times, I’m fine. I don’t have panic attacks or anything like that. I’m not depressed. It’s just my obsessive thoughts control my life for a month or two before I chill out, but it happens 2–3 times per year.

I don’t know if I should try it and see what happens or just skip it to avoid the sexual side effects and possible weight gain. Thoughts?

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