I've been on Zoloft since June and it really has made all the difference. This first week or so was rough - dizziness, nausea, dry mouth, etc., but after that things have been pretty smooth.
The best thing about the medication is that it has calmed me enough to withstand the rigors of heavy counseling. I'm not really sure I would be able to deal with all my 'issues' otherwise. Previously, I suffered from anxiety, depression, PTSD. Each day was a struggle & I dealt with extreme highs and lows. Thank God my husband has the courage to say 'something is very wrong' It has been hard, but with his support, I am making improvements, dealing with the past and looking toward a better future, but I really do think the fist step was getting on medication. The doctor says I can go off of it in the Spring if everything is going well. The thought makes me a little nervous, because I've truly never felt so healthy before, but I'll take it one step at a time, knowing that I have a strength greater than I'd imagined and with God's grace, I can live a life free of my fears and free of the Zoloft - when the time is right.
If someone you love (and who loves you) tells you that pain and fear and desperation are written all over your face, listen and be courageous enough to face the truth. The truth will set you free.