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#1 of 5 Old 01-15-2010, 02:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Just started Zoloft for depression - breastfeeding 6 month old - so far the side effects are terrible - jittery, insomnia, diarrhea, how can I do this to my baby? She also had a rough night last night - not sure why but I hope she doesn't feel this way!

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I started Zoloft when I was about 6ish months prego and am still taking it (ds is almost 6 months).

I didn't have any major side effects when I first started, but when I upped the dose to 100mg/day I did get diarrhea and headaches...but only for a handful of days.

It SHOULD pass...but if it doesn't, call your doctor asap. You can try something else. Don't give up though. I suffered through terrible ppd without help with my first and it's just NOT worth it.

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How long have you been taking it? And what is your dose?

My side effects got worse every day for a week and then I had numb limbs and sweating and was so dizzy I couldn't sit up....so I talked to my mw and reduced my dose to 25 mg per day. After that my side effects were less, they were manageable. After taking the meds for a month or maybe even more, the side effects were not noticeable all the time. After several months, I upped my dose to 50 mg for a while because I needed a little more help with the depression.

So...I know that doesn't sound too encouraging....I guess I just recommend talking to your prescribing doctor and/or your pharmacist.


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When are you taking it? I took mine in the morning as a friend had suggested it. My side affects weren't too bad. Really none that you are listing. Maybe try taking it at a different time.I stayed on it for 6mo or so then tapered off. I started to gain weight which is abnormal for me and I also found that I was over the PP hump. Hope you feel better soon.

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thanks i was taking 50 and dropped to 25 - feel fine now It's so scary for me to take anything while nursing!

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