I have been off of zoloft for 4 years. I'm still in therapy, and have been managing depression/anxiety/ocd pretty well with fish oil, exercise, and CBT.
Summer is a huge trigger for me. As a teenager, I was raped in the summer, August (my birthday) to be exact. I never realized it until last year, but I think that is a big trigger for my subconscious.
My anxiety/ocd gets much worse after ovulation, and gets almost immediately better when I start my period. For this reason, instead of looking at meds again, I have been thinking that low progesterone might be my problem. I had my hormones tested, and my progesterone is, indeed, in the "low" range of "normal".
I am wondering, though, since it is still normal, do I dare messing with my hormones, or do I just go back on medication? I have ADD as well, which makes it hard to get things done. When on zoloft, my ADD was much better.
My periods are also VERY (scary) heavy, and I suffer with anemia every month, which then makes my depression/anxiety worse.