Zoloft is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Zoloft affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
Zoloft is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
Zoloft may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of Zoloft, which may include the symptoms you describe.
And, yes give it some more time to work. Up to six weeks may be needed for the maximum effects to be felt.
If, however, you feel that your symptoms are overly troublesome or concern you to such a degree that you obsess about them, you may want to consult witth your healthcare provider.
My daughter's pdoc gave her this advice about drinking when taking an AD (she's on Lexapro). She said that alcohol is a depressant and the effect can take three days to show up so people often don't realize that the depression they are feeling is because of the alcohol. When you are taking an antidepressant you are doing the opposite of what you are trying to accomplish by using any depressant (in this case alcohol).
Food for thought.
Thank you guys for your input. Your help and suggestions really means a lot to me.