Originally Posted by ivymae
Yikes - Becky is 3 months and 16.5 lbs, and in the 98th percentile. Average would be the 50th percentile, so I'm thinking someone was pulling stats out of their bum.
Today has been a rollercoaster. I just want one calm, level day! gah! I'm going to look into SAMe - how much are you taking Jess? (I have a herbalist appointment in TWO weeks - gah again!)
Ivy - my herbalist says SAMe works faster (1-2 weeks typically) than SSRIs and with fewer side effects. She encouraged me to try just the SAMe and 5HTP first and see how that goes but I was SO low that I started the Zoloft too. I and she think the SAMe might be what helped since I started feeling better about a week after increasing my SAMe dosage to 400mgs per day. (from 200mgs to start)... I'm also on 50mg Zoloft and now titrating to 25mg for a few days and then nothing. I hope to god that this itching stops soon, it has been 5 days and it's TERRIBLE.
The good news is that I saw a great dr today (my primary care guy, he's a really kind man) and he confirmed that 1-10% of people have itching with Zoloft (whereas my psychiatrist told me to "try lotion", argh), and that he sees a rash, it's just not super obvious. He seconded the titration and discontinuation of the Zoloft and then a possible switch to Paxil (we'll see), and said that if the itching doesn't stop in a few weeks (UGH), he will run a blood panel to rule out things like liver disease, anemia, leukemia (super super rare), thyroid, etc.
I'm pretty optimistic it's the Zoloft, esp after doing some other research online. Such a bummer! But I'm hoping that this will lead me back to just using the hopefully more effective and more natural amino acids in the SAMe. The problem with that is that it's quite expensive, but if it's a better choice and effective, then that would be great.
Ivy, I'd give it a shot, though it's expensive, maybe it can get you up and out of where you are feeling stuck? Hopefully that's what did it for me (as opposed to the Zoloft). And if you can wait a few weeks for it to kick in, then you won't be in the "was it the SSRIs or the SAMe" place I'm in now
Baby weights: don't worry, mamas! I"m guessing you would know instinctively if something was wrong. Everyone grows differently... I have friends with 3 month, 6 month, and 11 month old babies, all at 17 pounds right now. It's kind of funny and fun to see the huge discrepancies in sizes and shapes, but everyone is healthy and happy, so there are no problems there.
Something small and random - I hope - found a tiny smear of blood in S's poop this evening. She seems fine and I"m going to keep watching out - should I be concerned if it doesn't show up again?