I was dx with postpartum depression/anxiety over a year ago. I suffered with extreme anxiety, constant ruminating, and intrusive/disturbing thoughts. Personally I've been really reluctant to try medications because I'm anxious about them. Imagine that. Anyway, I've been on 25 mg for about 3 weeks and just bumped it up to 50mg. No side effects that I can really notice, other than I'm just generally anxious. I guess my question is how many moms, or people have had success with Zoloft diminishing intrusive thoughts, and rumination. For the past year I've tried counseling, yoga, meditation, acupuncture, which yes have been helpful. But I'm still a struggling mama, and I just want to be back to my old self. Before having my baby I was never like this. I know that being a mom is hard , but it shouldn't be full of this much anxiety, and fear. Need some positive feedback please!!
Give the Zoloft a bit more time, at least 6 weeks. You may want to consider a psych evaluation to rule out any other issues. You are right being a mom should not be full of so much anxiety and fear. That is why a second opinion may help. When was the last time you had a full physical with lab test run? Again to rule out anything like a thyroid issue. I check up with a GYBN to rule out any hormonal issues. It is hard when you do not feel like yourself to care for others. Remember you are brave and resourceful.
Hope things get better for you and your family :)
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