PCP prescribing Zoloft

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/28/2007 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I am new to this forum. Thanks in advance for this great service.
I have been suffering from some strange symptoms:
1. Dry mouth (especially in the night during sleep)
2. Burning tongue
3. Mild migratory pain in groin and armpits
4. Frequent bowel movements (not diarrhea)
It has not been easy to come up with a diagnosis. After several blood tests, my primary care physician has concluded that this is all only a physical manifestation of the extreme anxiety and stress related to an episode that took place in my life a couple of months ago. Therefore, the PCP has prescribed Zoloft hoping that that would make me feel better and make my strange symptoms go away.
I am a bit hesitant to get started on this medicine (maybe due to the possible side effects). If anyone here could say that this appears to be the right approach, that will make me feel better about getting started on Zoloft.
If anyone has any insight/advise/experience I would appreciate it.

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 12/28/2007 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   

Zoloft can be used for anxiety disorders, so if thats what the doctor has said you have then it sounds like a plausable idea. I take Zoloft myself. Once when I was a teenager and I recently started back on it again. I have not had any side effects to note really and I didnt find it that hard to come off when I came off it the first time. However, I should also point out that not all AD's affect people in the same way so my experience may be different to yours as we do not share a body!


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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 12/29/2007 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
RE: Zoloft  it can be used for anxiety disorders , or ocd, or depression
My Son (19)  has been on it now just over a month,.  what a wondrful difference for him from a NIGHTMARE experience with Effexor
*** NOW  he's Normal. totally...  sleeping well, eating well,.. acting  normal,as a Mom I am thankful and Relieved. 
Every person reacts differntly to medications,
so what works for one might not for another
unfortunately many of us ahv eeb   subjected to trial & error..
and soetimes  Hitting the nail on the head  & having  Success..
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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 2/1/2008 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   


I've been on Zoloft. It does help with anxitey and definetly depression. I have none

of  the side effects you named.  I have experienced some weight gain.  I do feel

better.  I have talked to alot of other people and alot of other anti-depressants

also cause weight gain.  I would exercise reguarly which I haven't done.  You only

might need a very low dose also. Good Luck. 


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