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I wouldn't not fill it because of your DH's fears about how you'll feel. I've not personally taken Zoloft before, but I have taken SSRIs, and I can tell you they made me anything but loopy. I couldn't sleep on them very well, the serotonin makes me hyper. But that's me, and your response will be different. And you can't know what that will be until you try it. If you hate it, you don't have to take it.
Studies are showing that any depression has a lasting impact on your brain and it's important to get it treated. So try it. And speaking from experience, PPD is really very difficult. I had mine fully for a year and didn't seek treatment, I regret that now.
Other things you can do to help: increase your B6 intake to somewhere between 50 and 75mg daily. Take fish oil. Increase your fat intake in general. Lower your carbohydrate intake (no sugar or white bread at all). Add vitamin D (particularly D3, which most of them are) to your vitamin routine.
My DH had a very strange response to my PPD. And even though he's a great guy, I love him, and he gets mental health issues, I really regret listening to him to the extent I did. He didn't know what he was talking about!!!!
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