Hi and Welcome to Healing Well. You have found a great place to come to for advice, to vent, and to get other's experiences as they share them with you.
I was also on Zoloft that had been prescribed by my PCP. It was effective for me for a long time and I did not experience any side effects - but remember everyone reacts differently to the same medications. I am no longer on Zoloft because it just became ineffective for me, even at a higher dose. So I had to try something else.
I agree with Kitt that if you trust your doc then give this med a try. You can also talk with your pharmacist about any problems that may occur (i.e. possible side effects that may arise) - there should also be a print out about the medication that it comes with from the pharmacy. Just remember that because there are known side effects for some people, it does not mean that you will experience them too. If you are on any other meds, including over the counter, herbs, supplements, etc you can go to this site to check for possible interactions.... http://www.drugstore.com/pharmacy/drugchecker/default.asp
Good luck to you, keep us posted and we will do our best to help you. Welcome Aboard to Healing Well, this is a great community.
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