I think Zoloft absolutely saved my life in 2012. Circumstances my life such as losing everything after the 08 crash, and simultaneously aging out of my profession (ageism is real, don‘t let anyone tell you differently), having to couch surf in my late 50’s...all exacerbated what was already there, my predispostion to depression. It was a perfect sewage storm. I had no money, no job, no insurance. I found a study in which to apply to be in, on Craigslist. Without that and the subsequent prescription of 200 mg of Zoloft per day, I’m not sure where I would be today.
i moved last year to a rural area, my home town actually. I found a job that pays me very little but if im VERY frugal I can survive on it and my social security. Things got better. Since I had no more access to my prescribing doc, I weaned myself off the Zoloft, thinking I woulnt need it anymore. It seemed to be messing with my skin. Small scratches, bites, pimples, bruises took months to heal. I had not been aware of that side effect and wonder if anyone here has had that experience. I’m absoluteLy NOT doing well without the medication. I cry all the time, have no energy, no interest in doing anything or seeing people. I have terrible anxiety that keeps my stomach in knots all the time. I was able to get an appointment with a nurse practitioner for the end of this month to get a new prescription. I hope she will know what to prescribe. Do I ask for Zoloft again and sacrifice my skin? Do I ask for anti anxiety meds too?