Newbie, so bear with me.
I used to be on Zoloft for ppd, worked. Took it for approx 2 years, only problem was mild weight gain and sexual side effects. I didn't have many problems with other side effects, but it was really hard to discontinue use when the time came.
I quit Zoloft about 2 years ago, and since then have been doing OK, but have always been more irritable than my "previous life". about 6 months ago I started to feel like "the blues" were coming back, but they weren't so bad and I could handle it. Guess I wasn't doing a stellar job of "handling it", as my husband recently spoke to me about maybe going back on an antidepressant. (And he's a really holistic type of guy, so I knew this was hard for him) Talked to my doctor, and we decided to try Prozac (20mg), in hopes of avoiding previous weight and sexual side effects.
I've only been on Prozac for 3 days, and I'm crashing. I want to cry all the time, and I'm completely overwhelmed by tasks. (In all fairness, I was feeling some feelings of being overwhelmed for about a month before starting the medication.) I don't know if it's the medication, or if this is just a horrible coincidence of my spiriling down before the medication got a good start. I'm totally anxious, and a little blurry headed, but is that a side effect of the medicine, or my depression?
My first instinct is to tell my husband about what I'm feeling, and to have him help monitor what is going on for at least another week or so to see if I start to come back out of it, but I don't know if my instincts are all that good right now.
Has anyone got any advice, or had a reaction so soon after starting new meds?