Hi. I was thinking about typing my whole story but it's so long and intense and I'm not a very familiar name around here so I've decided against it. I know I don't post a lot but after the months I've spent reading here, I've gotten so much information, help and comfort that I'd like to direct this question here.
I tried generic Zoloft and it didn't work. Like at all. I tried increasing milligrams and after a couple of months I gave up and just weaned myself off. I also moved and I don't have health care quite yet (if we get approved at all) so it all just made sense for me to stop and try other things. Does regular Zoloft work differently than the generic? When I do get health care, should I try that or maybe try a different drug altogether? Is anything as safe? I have a hard time trusting the word of a doctor, hopefully the insurance will cover counseling or therapy. I just thought I would ask here for reference.
I was wondering if anybody had any advice on other things I could be doing. I take vitamins, my prenatal, fish oil, b complex, calcium, mag and zinc. I've increased zinc but that doesn't seem to have helped at all. I exercise regularly-this used to be my cure all remedy but it doesn't seem to be helping one tiny bit this time around. I try to get out of the house but my 2 year old is incredibly challenging and I used to be able to be patient through it but now... We both end up on the floor just crying after struggle after struggle. He's having a tough time adjusting to the move too so things are particularly bad right now. I was concerned about my vitamin D since I just moved from WA but now I'm near Phoenix and have exposed myself to a ton of sunlight over the last week and still nothing. If anything, things just keep getting worse and worse. I'm 5 months postpartum by the way. I also get plently of sleep. This is not an issue. My new baby is a dream to take care of. Piece of cake.
We've considered getting a nanny or some other type of help for a day or two a week but the thought of this makes me feel like a failure. I know having help and getting a break helps but do any of you think it will help significantly enough to actually do? My husband has an extremely demanding job right now and can not help too often. Sometimes he works every day for a month, 12 hour days. It's rough. My nearest family is 2 hours away and could only help twice a month at the most.
Thanks for taking the time to help. I've debated posting here but over the last 3 days my thoughts have gotten so dark that I need to seek help in any way that I can. I truly appreciate it.