I went to my PCP yesterday and he prescribed Zoloft. It still sits at the pharmacy and may stay there. In regards to sexual side effects he told me it just takes longer for him to reach orgasm. He himself has been on ssri's for 14 years.What are your thoughts?
The only way to know how Zoloft will affect you, both as a treatment for your anxiety and its impact on your libido is to try it Joe.
Also, aside from the sexual side effects what are your thoughts on Zoloft?
It can be a very effective med, but whether it will be for you will only be revealed by trying it. No antidepressant is intrinsically any better/more effective than any other, either generally or for a specific condition, however, one or two will probably be for an individual. The hard part is finding them.
Should I give CBT a chance with no meds at all
That is your call. CBT can be at least as effective as antidepressants. Just make sure your therapist has specific training in CBT. Not all actually do.