It certainly was a bad start, much like what others have posted about their Zoloft experiences. But with time, it can work for many. To be honest, i didn't realize what 'normal' felt like; i always thought what i felt was my normal. But now all of my previous struggles make sense. It just seems like everyone focuses on the negative aspects of the start-up to Zoloft, but once they feel better (or not as anxious) they don't post as much since they aren't as worried.
I admit i was at first worried about the Klonopin, but it was actually my Psychiatrist who explained the benefits and how best to use it, instead of focusing on the fear of dependence. If my low-dose regimen works, why be afraid of it? Given that others have had negative reactions from their psych's when discussing benzos, i was shocked when he first mentioned them in a positive light, lol.
Being in the military for a decade (and another decade still), I've obviously dealt with many stresses. This treatment, along with my therapy, has raised my quality of life and for that i am grateful.