... symptoms include chronic fatigue, lack of moti action or desire to do anything that I used to enjoy. I barely get out of bed any more and you can forget going to any store because I have panic attacks thinking about all the germs that are going to get on my baby. My ob/gyn prescribed Zoloft 50mg daily but after 13 days I found myself in he emergency room with a severe migraine. I tried to just not take anything for about 10days after that but I got worse. So I called and he prescribed wellbutrin xl 150mg daily and Lorazapam 0.5 mg as needed for panic attacks. I have been on this regimen for exactly 30 days with very little improvement. I'm still in bed 70% of the time and I still don't want to be around anyone at all. I get so frustrated and sad because I cannot even focus long enough to write in my baby's baby book. Something always distracts me. My mind just won't turn off. I would greatly appreciate any advice because I cannot live like this. I want my life back and I want to get out of the bed.THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
I had my daughter on December 31st 2014 and have since been dealing with postpardum depression. My?
- 23 Apr 2015 by GoingCrazyNeedHelp
- 24 Apr 2015
- depression, panic disorder, postpartum depression, chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs), binge eating disorder, fatigue, chronic, antidepressant, symptom
Added 23 Apr 2015:
I physically hurt all the time all over my body
First of all I am so so sorry! What a horrible thing to be dealing with with a new baby. I'm sure you've been find that they can take 4-6 weeks to have an effect. Headache is a common side effect so I don't know if the Zoloft was helping otherwise but I also know a migraine out of the blue can be scary! I took Wellbutrin and it made my arms numb. I stuck with it for a month but decided that side effect wasn't tolerable. I've never had ppd but I do have horrible anxiety panic and agoraphobia and four young children. So I feel your pain, a little anyway. I have friends that get bad depression after having a baby and I think it can take 6-12 months to finally get the hormones balanced again. The meds that have had success with my friends are celexa and Zoloft. One thing I will say from experience is get out of the house whenever you can. It becomes really easy really quickly to stay in bed. Use the lorazepam when you panic but only when you panic. It'll help you get outside. I don't know where you live but get some fresh air and sunshine everyday! Okay I'm rambling but I hope something I've said has helped. Sometimes if we just go through the motions for a bit we can break the bad cycle. I hope you find a good medication to help for now as well! Is this your first baby? Congratulations!
You need to have the wellbutrin increased. You are going to have a headache with these meds, until you're used to them. Believe me they are worth it compared to dealing with the black hole of depression. And you need to get out of bed. Laying in bed just makes it worse. Get out and get some fresh air. I've had days I didn't want to get up, my dogs would drag me outside and the air and sunshine would perk me up. Try to enjoy your baby if you can. This time is so precious with them.
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