Samantha - posted on 01/21/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
My doctor says that my PPD is caused from all the hormones I have in my system with nursing and being on the mini pill. I've been on Zoloft since the beginning of October, and I'm wondering when I should start getting off it. My doctor said I would only need to be on it for about four months and then I could start tapering off, he's okay with me being on the medication as long as I feel like I need to though. I want to nurse for about four more months, so my question is if it is a good idea to wait until I am done nursing, or get off the meds as soon as possible. My worst fear is being stuck on these pills for the rest of my life. I tried only taking a half dose for past few days, and today has been a disaster. Is it normal to fight your way off and deal with the depression like this for a while, or should you really not notice too much if you are ready to wean yourself off? I'm just asking your advice, I'll definitely discuss things with my doctor, but I'm curious to find out what other moms have been through with this.