I just started (3 days) taking Zoloft (50mg) after doctor prescribed for my anxiety problems. It didn't do me any bad yet, apart from the scare of running into the side effects, which I go over (browse) in depth today in the internet. I am just wondering what if I don't need the pill for my specific problem and it end up being hard to stop taking it at some point? My story is, despite I'm 24 now, I've never been in a r/ship, and intimidate by girls, to say the least. I have also developed a lot of anger inside me lately. The other thing is I normally shake (when nervous, which is every time, I guess), and I give much emphasis for people's view that I usually end up embarrassed in minor cases. I also tend to worry too much for every details, and very desperate to finally take a huge leap from having platonic girl friends to girlfriend. Lack of confidence and fear of rejection are my biggest weak points, I suppose.
I was looking for such medications when I hold my own (its really hard to go to psychiatry here in my country) and bring the subject to others, but it scared the ***** out of me, specially when I read people have been on Zoloft for years. I thought its going to be for few months, at most. And now the thought of withdrawal side effects crossing my mind, and also I am eager to see if it solves my issues, on the other hand.
To wrap my awfully long topic, my concerns are pretty much
1) what is if I stop it after only taking it for few days .. withdrawal effects
2) Can't see living out of alchols, and I was confused with the instruction earlier, and I had one beer last night. Although at first I felt like puking (which is why I stopped with one), I was totally fine in the night (no sleep troubles) and I am very ecstatic today. So would it hurt to have a beer or two once in a while?
3) Of course, sex drive. Admittedly, one of my bigger problem was that already, which is why I present this as third concern as oppose to first since nothing changed anyways in that regard. But, still, I find it so scary.
So, what's your take on the subject? I sensed its a lot of (vague?) subjects to start off, but I am hyped and everything, and hope to hear from you guys soon.