Originally Posted by EmilyS
Well, today is day six on Zoloft. Overall I feel a lot better. I just can't help but worry that I will backslide--the panic feeling is something I don't want to ever feel again. Is this pretty much as good as it gets or does the medication keep making you less and less anxious?
Oh, big ((((hugs))))! I'm so glad you're starting to feel better. The first time I had PPD, I resisted meds for quite a while. When I finally decided to give in, I stated that it felt like there were lead weights around my ankles that had finally
been lifted! I was so happy to be rejoining the living.
Give the Zoloft a little time to get into your system before you evaluate it for effectiveness. Talk to your doctor, but I'd probably give it 4-6 weeks, just like a pp said. If you still don't feel completely up to par, don't hesitate to talk to your doctor about slowly increasing your dosage a little at a time until you get the right dose for you. Sometimes it can be a journey of trial and error trying to find the correct antidepressant in the correct dosage.
In the meantime, keep talking and processing your feelings. If you can afford it, talk therapy is a wonderful tool to help process matters and find some solutions. A combo of both meds and talk therapy have been shown time and again to be the most effective. Of course, most insurance doesn't pay for much when it comes to counseling. But it's worth checking it out.
Once again, I'm so glad you're starting to feel better. I'm so proud of you for stepping up and getting help!!
You're such a good mommy!!