To all those who suffer from Depression or Anxiety, I have a story with a happy, continuing ending. I'm 63 and suffered from bouts of depression and anxiety with a minor flare for OCD. I also abused alcohol for the first forty years of my life. When I finally got sick and tired of being sick and tired I went into medical detox and was introduced to AA. NO this is not about AA so keep on reading. I did learn how to live sober but I still had trouble with depression and anxiety. I finally let down my male ego and sought help. My PCP recommended a physiatrist who put me on Zoloft. It took about 6 weeks before I started noticing a difference but the change was there and my quality of life was noticeably improving. The medication did not make me feel euphoric or lethargic, it made me feel NORMAL. After just a few months I was able to make decisions based on facts not fear or other emotions. I no longer fed on the thoughts of what might happen but better still I started dreaming about future plans and then working a schedule to make them happen. Where was this stuff when I was eight? Anyway, I'm glad I did it and I hope that anyone who reads this, and, suffers like I did, may consider this option. Thanks,
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