Coping with Anxiety & Depression

By: Muna wa Wanjiru

Many people turn to medication to help them cope with anxiety and depression. Zoloft is a popular anti-depressant found on the market today and it has had some very positive effects on patients who use it for depression. There are times that I do consider seeking medical advice on whether or not I should take a medication to relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression and this medication is appealing, but I do want to consider Zoloft side effects before taking a big step.

From what I have read, Zoloft is a wonderful medication for many people. It helps to elevate the symptoms people who suffer from anxiety and depression have but Zoloft side effects are important to consider as well. I have to determine if my depression is seasonal. My anxiety and depression may be linked to a particular event. It may pass. I have to determine if Zoloft side effects are worth the relief of my anxiety and depression.

Everyone gets depressed at one time or another and everyone has anxiety at one time or another. Sometimes we need to use medication to help resolve the anxiety and depression, but sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. Zoloft side effects include sleeplessness. I have bouts of insomnia, so Zoloft may really have a negative effect on me.

Other Zoloft side effects include nausea and diarrhea. That's depressing in itself. In addition, the medication may interfere with sex drive. This would send my husband into a deep state of depression that no medication could fix. The makers of the anti-depressant also include anxiety and nervousness among the Zoloft side effects. Anxiety is what I'm trying to avoid.

My depression and anxiety do interfere with my daily routine on occasion. Some days I just want to stay in bed. Many times I have to call off work because I just feel fatigued and overwhelmed. I think that I may not be alone in that. Zoloft side effects would seem small if I were really suffering from anxiety and depression.

I guess that the best thing for me to do is consult my physician. I can consider Zoloft side effects and discuss it openly with my doctor. Who knows, maybe I'll find that I just get a little down every once in awhile and I get a little anxious. I may discover that I am quite normal in that. Sometimes we make things out to be worse than they really are.

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