Postpartum depression and sertraline

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Hi there,

I’ve been suffering from postpartum depression 8 months now . 

I’ve been on Sertraline 6 months in total . I used to be on 100mg and now my doctor said to increase it to 125 and later to 150mg. I had some improvement but not much.

It’s been 4 days I have increased it to 125mg and it feels like my depression and anxiety are getting worse.

I wanted to ask if anyone has similar experience.

Also has anyone overcomed postpartum depression? Is there any light at the end of the tunnel ??

I m so sad and worried feels like I will never get over it .

Thank you 

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  • Posted

    YES u will get over this. Once u find the right dose u will feel urself again even if its just a few minutes gradually u will have more good days than bad 
    • Posted

      Thank you so much for your reply. I wish it’s going to happen soon 

      Today is one of the worst days for me.

      Your reply made me feel bettersmile

  • Posted

    The 1st few weeks of upping any dosage makes you feel worse before it gets better, you got well on a 100mg you just need to give time for 12 5mg to settle in your system, things will get better! I know it's hard but you have to think positive and this feeling won't last forever! How long did it take you to feel well on 100mg? Xx

    • Posted

      Hi smile thank you for your reply .

      When I started taking sertraline I was on 50mg and it was then that I ve seen a lot of improvement. After a month and a half we increased it to 100mg ( it took me a while to feel good again as my anxiety was increased for a while ) .

      I had been taking 100mg for 4 months but I realised it didn’t help me as it should and I had 50% bad days ....then the doctor suggested to increase it slowly slowly to 150mg.

      Now it’s day 5 on 125mg and I feel really bad ....-

  • Posted

    Hi Kaikia, I had severe PND, PNA and probably the psychosis thing as well. It was very traumatic, but after 6-7 months I was well on my way to recovery. I was so bad they upped my doses really quickly to 200mg, which may be why it’s taking you a bit longer. It is the worst thing to go through and I really sympathise because you so want to be happy but there’s  an imbalance causing you not to be. Try and eat as healthily as you can as well as that will help balance your body. Any dosage increase will make you feel worse before you feel better, unfortunately. It will end eventually, keep telling yourself that. Xx
    • Posted

      Hi Sarah ,

      Thank you so much for your reply . I have days that I feel ok but unfortunately most of the days I feel bad . I am anxious about everything...and I am afraid that I won’t get over it .

      The scariest thing that makes me believe that I ll be like this for ever is that I ve been on sertraline 6 months in total and I m only slightly better .

      Can you please tell me how long did it last it to you in total ? 

      Did you have mood swings as well ? 

      Is there anything else you did and helped you?

      I really appreciate your help .

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