Having postpartum anxiety, and I guess depression... On day 2 of Zoloft, anyone feel anything at the first few days?
How long does it take to even feel the slightest effect of Zoloft? ( I'm on day two)?
- 1 Jun 2013 by cheri56
- 1 June 2013
- zoloft, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, panic disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, postpartum depression, generalized anxiety disorder
Some people may find they feel a little better but it usually takes a few weeks to work and up to 4-6 weeks to work fully. If you are having significant anxiety you might ask your Dr for something that will work a little quicker but if you are breast feeding, they may be limited as to what they can give you.
Hi, SSRI's take about 4 weeks/a month to take full effect. It is possible to experience mood changes before this, but you will feel the best difference from 4 weeks on wards. You may find that you have unusual/scary/depressive thoughts, during the interim period. Please contact you doctor if you become worried about thoughts you are having. I just picked up on something that Dzoo said, about breastfeeding... Zoloft is excreted in to human milk. Adverse effects are unlikely, but you should inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding, so he can keep an eye on you & your baby. Again, i agree with Dzoo, about asking your doctor if there is a medication that you can take short term until the Zoloft kicks in fully. I can't recommend anything, because i don't know how you are feeding your baby. But please speak to your doctor, he/she is there to help you, so use the service. I hope you are feeling better soon!
- Zoloft Information for Consumers
- Zoloft Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zoloft (detailed)
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