OK, so Last week I had my appointment. She said I needed immediate chemical assistance. So I've been on Zoloft since Thursday. I wish I could say I'm all but really I'm just Whatever.
No, it HAS taken the edge off. I feel clearer-headed, and I can think when I sit down to read my class books or study or write. I am not as irritable with the kids. In a week I will be premenstrual, and we'll see if it helps with that- it'll be the 'acid test'.
What hasn't changed is the fact that I still cannot deal with my world. I really would like to try an ADD med after she's satisfied w/the zoloft.
That's about it...I'll be seeing her twice a month.
If the side effects from Zoloft aren't unbearable, give your mind plenty of time to get used to this new experience. This is just my take on my own experience: I felt the expected benefit from the antidepressant within a few days, leveling off at about a week and a half. Then began the re-learning process. Because I'd been depressed for so long my view of myself and the world had gotten pretty jaundiced. When some of the depression was lifted (and it's never completely gone away, and I don't expect it ever will) I started to see the world a little differently and unconsciously I started getting new thought habits. These seem to me to be the secondary, indirect effects of the medication, and this is where the real progress, real healing is.