My name is Carolyn and I have been having a hard time lately. I think I kinda hit bottom with all the stress of caring for my 4 young kids. I don't have any adult history of depression. I did have a nervous breakdown at 17 which I attribute to living with alcoholic parents.
Anyway, I asked my primary for some medication for what I was told was depression. I had just seen a psych Dr. to find out if I had ADD. He didn't think I did but thought I was certainly depressed. So he recommended an ad drug.
So it's been 10 days and I have been taking 12.5 mg. of Zoloft. At first I was sleepy but now during the day I feel wired and it makes me uncomfortable. One day I even had chest pains. Ironically, my brain is not following the same pattern. My mind feels sedated and I feel like everything is going in slo-mo. It's like "brain balm". It also makes me so unmotivated
The reason I am taking such a small dose is because I am very sensitive to drugs. I have never taken anything like this before. I really think I have ADD but can't take any of those drugs till I wean my 10 mo. old. I would like to try Adderal because I really think I have prefrontal cortex ADD. I have a hard time focusing and concentrating. I also have fibromyalgia.
Has anyone had any experience with Zoloft? How long did it take to feel an improvement. The only good thing from this is that I seem to laugh more.. and play with my kids more. I think that's a good thing.
I am a mother to 4 children; James 7 mo.'s, Davey 2 yrs, Dana 4 yrs, and Anne 9 yrs. I am currently studying to become a natural childbirth educator.... and just trying to figure out where my priorities are right now.