Hello again Twiggy2,
I'm on Prozac right now, but have only recently started back on meds. I used to take Zoloft. I have been dealing with depression on and off now for 6 years, starting with PPD after first daughter was born. Never had depression in my life before that (well, other than over things like breaking up with boyfriend in college). I'm not sure why I ended up with PPD, but it was truly the worst thing I've ever dealt with. I'm feeling quite lucky that the SSRI's seem to help me with both my depression and my anxiety that I've been getting as a sort of side effect of my depression. I had quite a bit of weight gain on zoloft (was on for a couple of years), but the side effects of prozac are different. It really exacerbates the effects of alcohol (not that I drink a lot, but even a glass of wine makes me sick on Prozac, that didn't happen on Zoloft), and the lack of libido (did I spell that right?) is a bummer. (Zoloft was the same)
Have I found my best medicine? I'm not sure. Zoloft was a horrible thing to quit, lots of withdrawl and sickness even with cutting back gradually. Dr. said that Prozac was an easier one to quit, but I've no idea on that at this point - - I'm sure it will be a long while before I find out. I do feel much happier while using the prozac, though, and find it easier to be an active member of my life now that I'm on it.