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January 31, 2006



Congratulations on having the guts to make the appointment, and go through with it and ask for help. That first step is definitely the hardest. ("Well, nothing is wrong with me, per se, but, well, um, I cry a lot?")

I hope that your treatment works well for you. I'd encourage you to stop by Mental Health in addition to taking the happy pills. For me, the happy pills helped me get to a point where therapy was actually useful to me.

Anyhow, congratulations and good luck. If you ever have any questions, feel free to e-mail. I'm not an expert, by any means, but I'm willing to share my experience with the whole mess.


That's wonderful news and I wish you the best of luck with the Zoloft. You know, you are helping a lot of people by being brave enough to post your experiences. Someone might read this and go to the doctor for meds, when they might not have before.


hey there... dont feel bad for what you need... life is hard and if it takes those drugs to help, then so be it! i was on zoloft for a while... with 3 kids under 5 and a full time job, i had to do something!!!! it worked wonders for me too.. made me not so anal about every little thing that would drive me crazy... i liked it but after about 2 yrs of it, i switched to something else... i felt like i was done with it... doctor told me that with zoloft, other people will notice the difference in you before you will. good luck... it WILL get better! :)

Maribeth McEwan

I'm glad you went and saw someone. That's great! Let us know how you are doing.


Sweety, I take narcotics every day. It's just what I've gotta do. *I* have more issues with it and *I* feel worse about taking them than others do...I guess we just don't want to think we have to take something to be 'normal' (whatever that is). Think of it this way, if you were taking a pill every day for diabetes or whatever, would you feel as bad? No? Why? Focus on the 'medical' bit, not 'mental', ya know.

I'm proud of you for recognising that you need to do something to help yourself, and I'm proud of you for having the courage to share it. None of us are perfect, hon. I hope you start to feel better soon. :-)


Reading this I was encouraged. I think I need some help. Peri-menopause, a 20 year old daughter, a junior, just now going through what seems like freshman crazies, a health and happiness challenged mother who needs daily care and I am an only child. I'm exhausted and filled with an anxiety that knows no reason. But somehow I'd not thought about getting help. Thanks for the point in a direction different from the one I'm seeing.


Good for you! Going into a doctors office for a mental health issue is a very scary thing. I think that is why so many people don't do it.

Give the medication some time. Most literature you will read says it takes 2 weeks. I think that is a load, and you should start feeling the effects within a few days.

Good luck, and remember, if you have any questions, or just need to vent, I'm here!

Hugs to you!


I hate the fact that there's a stigma attached to taking a drug for a disease if the disease is mental instead of physical. After all, who's embarrassed to take an antibiotic or chemo? Hi, Michele sent me!


Yay for you! I'm glad you were brave (and cared about yourself) enough to go see the doc.

You'll be good as new in a couple of weeks and this stuff will be but a memory.


how do you feel today?

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It's all good. I took a little something while going through my divorce and it really helped. I don't take it anymore so you should feel comforted that it isn't a lifetime commitment.


It's all good. I took a little something while going through my divorce and it really helped. I don't take it anymore so you should feel comforted that it isn't a lifetime commitment.

Anonymous G

Good for you, honey! I'm proud of you for taking care of yourself and for having a great attitude about it. Looks GREAT with your shoes and doesn't make your butt look big, either!


I am so happy you went to the doc's and they were able to help.

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