PCP prescribing Zoloft

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/28/2007 3:20 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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   Posted 12/28/2007 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello and Welcome to Healing Well.  I am sure you will find the members here very caring and supportive.  I am Kitt.

I have not used Zoloft but many members have. Zoloft is FDA approved to treat depression, social anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

If you have a good relationship with your physician then I would try the medication.  You never have to take any med if you choose not to but this appears to be a good choice.

Again a warm Welcome.


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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 12/29/2007 3:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I use zoloft and find the generic brand has less side effects for me. Dry mouth and nausea to start with was all I had. Good luck.

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   Posted 12/29/2007 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
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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