Hello all - I have been a lurker for a bit, but have decided to jump in. It has been reassuring knowing I am not the only one going through tough times.
I have been feeling out of sorts for some time & after several attempts & trying to "help" myself ie. journal writing, getting outside, talking to family/friends & what nots, I finally went to a Pschyotherapist for some talk therapy...she said I basically have had a nervous breakdown & she suggested I contact my family or OB doc & get thyroid checked & if all was ok to get some antidepressants.
I contacted OB, thyroid is ok & she perscribed me with the generic version of Zoloft. I picked it up today but have not taken it. I absolutely feel like I need something to help me during this time in my life, BUT I am struggling with taking it because I am EBF my 4 month old. I dont want to stop BFing, but I also dont feel 100% comfortable with taking the Zoloft & BFing. OB obviously knows I BF & said this is what they perscribe now, but in the future that could change???? Pharmacist gave me a handout that was not helpful or reassuring.
I dont want to harm my baby now or in the long run by taking it. I am now at a crossroads as to what to do. Do I stop BFing & take it, keep BFing & hope for the best? Has anyone or does anyone take Zoloft & BF? Did you notice any effects to your baby or child when they got older?
Sorry this is so long - I am confused & not sure what to do??