has anyone else had to take zoloft during their pregnancy for depression??

Chelsey - posted on 02/28/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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they told me that the babys hormones are messing with the chemicals in my brain and causing me to be depressed so they put me on zoloft 50 mg tablets. i would just start cryin over everything and wasnt eating rite @ all and had to force myself to get out tha bed in tha mornings i was just wanting to know that im not alone on this......

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Kristen - posted on 02/28/2010

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No, not during my pregnancy but was put on it when my last child, my son, now 2 was 10 months old due to me being diagnosed with severe depression and PND.

Sarah - posted on 02/28/2010

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I'm right there with you! I have been on Zoloft off and on for several years now due to OCD. When I got pregnant with my son, I was paranoid about being on ANY medications during my pregnancy, so I stopped taking it. HUGE mistake! Once I was off of my meds, my OCD was at its all time worst. Not only that, but I started suffering from depression for the first time in my life starting around the 32nd week of my pregnancy. My last 8 weeks of pregnancy were miserable. But, because I was so dang stubborn, I still refused to take anything for it. The day after my son was born I was back on Zoloft and it has made a WORLD of difference for me. And if I have any future children, I WILL take the Zoloft during my pregnancy, because I never want to experience what I did ever again.

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You are not alone at all. I have suffered from depression for many years and was on medication before i got pregnant. The medication i was on was not baby safe, so they switched me to zoloft for the duration of my pregnancy. It is safe for you to take and will definitely help with that feeling of hopelessness and not wanting to do anything. I wouldn't have made it through my pregnancy without it. Oh and one more thing that no one told me when I had my daughter. You may be so disconnected emotionally when you give birth that you don't bond right away. I thought I was doing something wrong. I mean i carried her for 9 months, you'd think the love would be instant. It wasn't for me, and I had to realize that the hormonal changes were so strong and severe that I wasn't thinking clearly. Thank goodness I had good family and good doctors to help me through it. If you have those feelings after you give birth, give it a couple weeks and if it still doesn't get better see your doctor. Post pardum depression is very real and very hard to deal with. Especially if you had depression problems during your pregnancy. Good luck and best to ya.

Samantha - posted on 02/28/2010

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You are absolutely not alone.....Ever since the birth of my first child in 2000. I have been on zoloft and I thank god for it. This is totally normal and after your pregnancy you may not need it at all. I also have a 2 year old and when I was pregnant with him I took lexapro because the zoloft did not work during my pregnancy. Two weeks later after I delivered I have been back on zoloft ever since. Hope this helps!

Mindy - posted on 02/28/2010

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You are definitely not alone!!! My youngest is six, and I had to take zoloft when I was pregnant with her as well. They call it post-partum depression, but for some of us it starts before the baby is ever born. I actually had a nurse (who knew my previous experiences with depression) tell my doctor to not let me leave until I agreed to take something for it. There's nothing wrong with you, and at some point after the baby is born you may be able to get off the zoloft and just be yourself again. Good luck! And congratulations on the expected new arrival!!!

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Kristin - posted on 03/08/2012

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You are definitely NOT alone. I was on Zoloft for years prior to my pregnancy. I was taking 100mg per day pre-pregnancy and cut down to 50mg per day during and post-pregnancy. I'm currently still on the 50mg per day but am struggling with some post pardum depression.

Chelsey - posted on 03/01/2010

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thanks so much you to all of you that commented to my post it helps alot to hear i am not alone!! i think that the medicine is starting to work for me because my dr. told me that it would take up to two weeks to get in my system and im starting to feel a change. also my fiance told me to tell you guys thank u also lol he dont know what to do or say when im going thru a moment so i think he appreciates someone who can say something to help me get thru it.

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