Well folks it is official I am not one of the Zoloftians. I am taking 50 MG of Zoloft every morning. I have no idea what to expect except I heard it keeps us awake like Cymbalta did. It seems to have a lot fewer side effects and at least side effects I can live with better than those from Cymbalta. I have the Zoloft in the house now but my doctor said do not take the first dose till tomorrow. So 4 AM tomorrow this old gray wolf will embark on the good ship Zoloft.
Nice thing is that 50 MG is a smaller dose than the 60 of Cymbalta so hopefully I will get just tiny side effects I can live with. I would appreciate any insights you can give an old wolf on what to expect from Zoloft. I already know I am pretty much denied a sex life on Zoloft but I am autistic so sex is not one of my strong suits so it will not be missed at all. I hated the Cymbalta constipation but I am not sure I am looking forward to the opposite over loosening effect with Zoloft.
Just hope the Wolf is not secretly bi-polar because they say Zoloft will put a bi-polar person through the wringer. I will be monitoring all my psychological systems extra close over the next 6 weeks so if anything goes too far out of the expected norms I am hoping I will be sharp enough to catch it before it gets too far. Lucky for me I have friends at work who will alert me if the Wolf goes too far off his usual behavior track. I am honestly hoping this medication will be the right one for me. I am slightly worried about the aggression aspect of the side effects, since the last thing I need as an antisocial personality disorder sufferer is something that heightens agression under any circumstances.
It seems every anti depression medication has something that might screw with a negative aspect of my physical or psychological makeup. Finding the right antidepressant for me seems a lot like dating and finding that special someone who is my soul mate. Any help you can be is appeciated even words of support are welcome. I intend to stick with this medication longer than I did the cybalta because, I think its side effects profile is more favorable to my needs. Of course if anything vile happens I am prepared to back off but I am hoping "ZOLOFT is the ONE FOR ME!"