I've never been on these before, though I've been told I should have been for years, now. I've had major depression problems ever since I was around 10 years old, maybe earlier. My mom took me to counselors and therapists, but they only made things worse. They were strangers, and all they cared about was if my Dad had ever done anything to cause my feelings (no, he didn't, but who ever believes a kid about that?) True, it got better for a long time after I met my husband, but it was still there. but I finally gave in today and started searching for a doctor. This past year and a half has mildly broken the hold I had on my depression, and it's just getting worse by the day. I randomly burst into tears, I get angry at the drop of a hat, I have no motivation to do anything despite everything I am doing with exercise, eating better, just trying to -be- better, but no matter what I do, I'm just sinking lower. I feel like I'm suffocating. I'm sick of acting happy for Nina and for my husband (who, apparently, was never fooled at all and he's the one who has convinced me to seek help).
So what I ask is this: have any of you ladies ever taken anti-depressants? Did they help you? Did you have any problems?
I did really well on Zoloft for years, it was the first one that worked for me. I stopped taking it when I got pregnant with Bub, even though it is safe for pregnancy. When I stopped breastfeeding I went back on it but it wasn't the same.
Mine is actually prescribed off label for Fibromyalgia. I was taking that and Topamax for a long time and between the two my moods were very stable. The Topamax was off label for peripheral neuropathy (is also a mood stabilizer) but I just couldn't handle the side effects. I was happy and brainless, pretty much.