So I thinks it’s been about 3 weeks since I’ve started Zoloft. The first week was rough; I couldn’t sleep yet I was drowsy all day, my brain was in a fog, and I generally felt like crap. I switched from taking it in the evening to taking morning, made sure I had food in my stomach, and had an extra cup of coffee, and that changed everything. I no longer have any of the negative side effects.
The number one thing I’ve noticed is that I feel normal. The other day I was thinking:
Is this medication even doing anything? I don’t feel like I’m on medication? Maybe I don’t need this.
But then I realized, holy crap I haven’t been depressed or anxious at all in the last few weeks. Yes I feel normal, but maybe that’s what the medication is ideally supposed to do. I remember a couple of years ago when my wife first went on Zoloft, the doctor said:
This isn’t a happy pill, it’s not going to ‘change’ you. It’s going to make you feel more like yourself.
That’s exactly what my experience has been so far. I still feel like myself, just without the heavy emotional issues.
On the TMI scale, many of you warned of possible decrease in libido when taking anti-depressants. I can say that yes, it has decreased my libido slightly. However it’s made it about the same as my wife’s, so I’m probably bugging her less. LOL.
Either way, Zoloft is proving to be a positive experience for me. Thanks for all those who gave me input and related your experiences about taking anti-depressed.