While everyone reacts to medication differently, I have had experience with Zoloft a couple of times with very positive results. When doctors prescribe these medications they weigh the benefits versus the risks. For me, it actually opened up my feelings and allowed me to concentrate more and have more time with my family. Anxiety can consume you once it takes control. Now, in my experience there is no magic pill that will 'cure' someone of anxiety, but combined with talk therapy it is VERY useful in my opinion. Now, you may feel some side effects when you first start taking it and it takes a while to 'kick in' but I honestly have more adverse reactions from taking a Claritan. Remember for every horror story you read on the internet, I bet there are a hundred success stories out there as well, so don't focus on the negative. Go in with an open mind and ensure you get some sort of therapy along the way and I bet everything will turn out just fine. Also, please keep us posted!