I was on Zoloft a few years ago, but not for very long. For me, the only side effect was sexual dysfunction - I had a very low sex drive and could not orgasm. I started taking Wellbutrin with the Zoloft to try to counter the side effect, but it really didn't work. I am now taking Effexor XR 150 mg and have noticed that it takes longer for me to orgasm, but still isn't as bas as when I was on the Zoloft. However, this medication will work differently for everybody. I would suggest trying it, see how well it works and what the side effects are for you and then discuss this with your doctor.
My experience with Zoloft was very positive. It was the very first AD medication I was prescribed back in 1992 when I was first diagnosed with Severe depression.
Zoloft honestly saved my life. It really helped me get my lefe back from the dark side of my depression and anxiety. I took it for about 4 years at which point It stopped working for me and I had to change meds. I'm thankful for the 4 years it worked.
As for sexual dysfunction side effects.... I have gotten this from every AD med I have ever taken, including Zoloft. I am a male and in my case while Zoloft didn't effect my ability to get my submarine to periscope depth, it did take much longer than normal for me to fire off the torpeedo. (if you know what I mean) My wife actually liked this side effect because I was able to perform much longer. (sometimes too long for her)
It also made my mouth dry and gave me some diareea at first. I was taking 150Mgs a day. It didn't make me feel spacy or weird or anything like that. I suppose it just made me feel like I had felt before I was struck with depression and anxiety. I still felt sadness, joy, love and all the other normal emotions. It did make me a Zombie like some people think it does.
I should mention it will probably take about 4 to 6 weeks before you notice any difference. Takes time to work.