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Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-14-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By estercita
(Cross-posted in toddlers forum.)   Hi, all....

(Cross-posted in toddlers forum.)
 
Hi, all. This is my first post in this forum. I'm writing in desperation for advice on dealing with my almost 4-year-old daughter.
 
I don't know what...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-14-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By estercita
Hi, all. This is my first post in this forum....

Hi, all. This is my first post in this forum. I'm writing in desperation for advice on dealing with my almost 4-year-old daughter.
 
I don't know what happened to our sweet girl, but over the last...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   02-21-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,479
Posted By estercita
It sounds like you're not at the right dose yet....

It sounds like you're not at the right dose yet. I didn't get relief from insomnia (my PPA/PPD symptom) until 150mg. It also takes 6 weeks at a given dose to reach the full effect. 75mg is...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   02-21-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By estercita
Do not hesitate to take medication if that's...

Do not hesitate to take medication if that's what you need. I took Zoloft and breastfed my daughter starting at 4 months until we stopped breastfeeding at 19 months. She is 3 years old now &...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   09-15-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By estercita
I'm a researcher at a large research university....

I'm a researcher at a large research university. I've gotten approval for countless research studies in the past 10 years. I'm curious why the poster did not include (a) her name, (b) the name of...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   05-27-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,461
Posted By estercita
Hi, everyone. I'd be really interested hearing...

Hi, everyone. I'd be really interested hearing from those of you who had insomnia as your primary symptom and who found an AD that worked. I'm weaning off of Zoloft for the 2nd time & am frustrated...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   09-14-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 631
Posted By estercita
A psychiatrist whose name I can't remember did a...

A psychiatrist whose name I can't remember did a study showing that skipping a dose 2 days in a row helped most of the research participants minimize the sexual side effects of SSRIs--without...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   07-30-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,277
Posted By estercita
I was super worried about taking medication, but...

I was super worried about taking medication, but after researching it extensively, I was assured that Zoloft was safe. I started taking it when my daughter was 5 months old & am still taking it (she...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   06-09-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,628
Posted By estercita
The only side effects for me were sexual. Zoloft...

The only side effects for me were sexual. Zoloft allowed me finally to sleep and enjoy my life and my baby after several months of insomnia hell. The issue is that side effects and effectiveness are...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   05-02-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By estercita
I definitely relate to your situation and...

I definitely relate to your situation and concern about meds. I developed awful insomnia at 3.5 months PP. Zoloft effectively treated the underlying anxiety & until that kicked in I used Remeron to...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   04-28-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,091
Posted By estercita
I agree with others that lower sex drive is...

I agree with others that lower sex drive is worth having my life back. I certainly don't like it, but it's not like we're all that frisky & energetic with a toddler & both working full-time. My sex...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   04-20-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,005
Posted By estercita
I can't believe the doctor told you that. I'm...

I can't believe the doctor told you that. I'm sorry, but what an idiot. A cursory glance at any research-based resource on PPD/A & breastfeeding indicates that there are several SAFE options! I've...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-19-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,507
Posted By estercita
My heart goes out to you. My husband "bounced"...

My heart goes out to you. My husband "bounced" my daughter to sleep pretty much every night for the first 4 months or so. I.e., he put her in the infant insert for the Ergo carrier and stood there...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   02-08-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,308
Posted By estercita
Thanks for your empathy. I appreciate it! I...

Thanks for your empathy. I appreciate it!

I talked to my pdoc this morning & he recommended that I take double the dose of Remeron (15mg, which is more sedating than the 7.5mg I had been taking...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   02-07-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,308
Posted By estercita
Thanks for your helpful response and for sharing...

Thanks for your helpful response and for sharing your experiences. The metaphor of feeling the water rising again is very apt. It's like, "Oh crap! I was safely back on the shore after months of...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   02-05-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,308
Posted By estercita
Hi, everyone. Haven't been on here for awhile...

Hi, everyone. Haven't been on here for awhile b/c I was doing so much better. Insomnia was my main issue & I took Zoloft, which cured the problem, and Remeron to help me sleep until Zoloft kicked...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   01-06-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,006
Posted By estercita
Just wanted to chime in with my experience. I...

Just wanted to chime in with my experience. I developed severe insomnia when my baby was 3.5 months old (now 14 mos.). I had no idea what was happening to me, having never had any mental health...
Forum: TV-Free   09-25-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,300
Posted By estercita
You can always try moving to Ithaca, NY, where,...

You can always try moving to Ithaca, NY, where, as an acquaintance of mine once joked, people have to make up excuses for having seen something on TV (e.g., I happened to be walking through the...
Forum: Women's Health   09-18-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,324
Posted By estercita
If you find that natural remedies don't work, I...

If you find that natural remedies don't work, I would seriously consider getting an appointment with a psychiatrist who can diagnose the problem and prescribe appropriate medications. I was very...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-18-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By estercita
TheDenverduo, I could have written your post...

TheDenverduo, I could have written your post several months ago. I was in exactly the same spot. I had gotten great sleep for about 6 weeks after LO started sleeping for longer stretches & then all...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-18-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,303
Posted By estercita
I started out using Ambien while BF & then...

I started out using Ambien while BF & then switched to Remeron (mirtazapine) b/c Ambien wasn't working. I took Rem. every night for 4-5 weeks while LO was 4.5 months old & then took it about every...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   07-19-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By estercita
Of the available ADs, I believe Prozac is...

Of the available ADs, I believe Prozac is considered the least safe for breastfeeding. See for example, this summary from Kellymom: www.kellymom.com/health/meds/antide...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   07-07-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,235
Posted By estercita
I'm writing with an update that I hope will...

I'm writing with an update that I hope will provide solace to those of you who are suffering from insomnia. I've been trying to sleep on my own since June 1, while on 100mg of Zoloft for anxiety. I...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   06-16-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,417
Posted By estercita
Seroquel can be prescribed in low doses for...

Seroquel can be prescribed in low doses for sleep. I've met several moms on-line who've taken it for insomnia. A psychiatric nurse suggested that I take it, but I switched to a psychiatrist who...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   06-05-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By estercita
See...

See http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/...hale10-02.html (http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/antidepressants-hale10-02.html)
http://www.womensmentalhealth.org/sp...ic-medication/...
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