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I have my 6 week PP check with my OB tomorrow and expect that she might suggest medication for my PPD symptoms. I posted a couple of days ago about nausea/no appetite and found out since then that I have a severe gastritis. But on top of it I still feel down, no energy, no joy...can't remember the last time I laughed. I sure some of that comes from sleep-deprivation, having a high-needs fussy baby and toddler, being physically sick...but I don't know...I just don't feel like myself. I was in therapy for anxiety/panic before (4 years ago...never any meds for it) and it really helped. But with depression, I just don't know how talk therapy or even behavioural therapy would make me feel better. I'm just sick of feeling so low.<br>
So I'm asking all the Mamas here that are on medication...if my OB suggests I take something, which one's good with breastfeeding and doesn't suppress the appetite too much. I'm already loosing weight way to quickly because of the gastritis. Prozac? Zoloft?<br><br>
Hoping to to make a step towards feeling better,<br>
Alex
 

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i think zoloft is supose to be the "safest" to use according to hales and kelleymom, ect. I tried it but it was not for me at all, it was hurting me and dh's relationship b/c I have NO sex drive, it wasn't a good thing for us. I switched to paxil and it's been great i only take it durring the fall and a little into the winter for sesional depression. But i would say zoloft is best to start/try first. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I am on effexor and that has always worked for me....My dr thinks it's safe for preg and I have read (dr hale's site?) that it is fine for bf....My dr also thinks SSRIs are the best class of meds out there.<br><br>
Tell your dr alll of your concerns and situation and they will find the perfect fit for you.....I am glad that you are reaching out....<br>
Loves and prayers, Jennifer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb">
 
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