Postpartum Depression

Zoloft

My dr. just prescribed 50mg of Zoloft for me to take. Can you tell me what your experience with this med has been like? Also, did it really take you a couple of weeks to feel any better?
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  • I responded to you in two previous posts for most of this, but I started feeling SOME relief in the first week.
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  • I got no relief from Zoloft unfortunately. I was on 200 mg at one point. You can feel some relief in a few weeks though, if it is the right med for you.
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  • Thanks for taking the time to respond. Mrs. Braun, that stinks that you got no relief, that is kind of what I am fearful of. That, and having to switch so many times.
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  • image ladylisalt:
    Thanks for taking the time to respond. Mrs. Braun, that stinks that you got no relief, that is kind of what I am fearful of. That, and having to switch so many times.

    Switching every four weeks SUCKS, but that's not the case for everyone. More people that I've heard of find relief a lot sooner than I. All you can do is start a new med with a positive attitude, and make sure you give it time to work, as they can take up to 6 weeks to reach full effect.

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  •  I started on Zoloft immediately after my delivery since I had a history of PPD with my first 2 babies. I still felt horrible for about a week and a half but now feel SO MUCH better and more like my old self.  I had a couple annoying side effects with it. Some headaches, diarrhea, and my head just felt a little weird. I was on 50mg and now have tapered down to 25mg since I am feeling better.  Now I don't feel the side effects, but I still feel good emotionally. I am so thankful for zoloft and i hope it works great for you too. Good luck with everything!

  • I felt better at that dose after just a few days.  I'm so glad I started taking it, has made a huge difference.
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  • Thanks ladies, it is nice to see such motivation. (sorry it has not worked for you Mrs. Braun, although you seem to have gotten a handle on things). I took my first pill today. Although the thought of "the waiting game" for it to kick in sucks, I am glad I at least attempting something.
     
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  • Ps,  when did you notice your appetite got better?
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  • My doctor prescribed 100mg of  Zoloft for me and it helped the first couple of weeks I was on it. I could tell a difference in a matter of days. But after about a month of being on it, it quit helping me. I felt like I did before I started it. I switched to Pristiq and its made a world of difference. I feel like myself and normal

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  • Wow! That stinks. Just when you think you are feeling better, you get a wrench thrown at you. I am glad something else is working for you.

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  • I went on zoloft 1 month PP and it helped me a lot with PPD. I just wnet off it a few weeks ago because we're expecting #2. But I plan to go back on it after I deliever because I had a lot of anxiety PP. 
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  • Zoloft was a lifesaver for me. It hasn't cured everything, but has made a huge difference. I've been on it for about 10 years.

    But, It does take away and sort of sensation in the sex department, and I have had trouble with weight gain.  

    Married 07.07.07. Mom to 3: Ruby 11/08 and Oliver & Austin 12/11
  • Oral medications are often prescribed to depression sufferers. Zoloft SSRI antidepressant, manufactured by Pfizer, has been linked with various negative effects. Research says that Zoloft, which is supposed to treat depression, can increase the risk of suicide as clinical trials and researches found out. The Food and Drug Adminsitartion (FDA) already released various warnings regarding Zoloft intake.
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