After nearly three years on Zoloft for PPD, I am now in the process of weaning myself off of it. I had talked to my midwife about gradually taking myself off of this powerful drug once Madelyn was no longer nursing, and she gave me the "go ahead". For a week I alternated 100 mg and 50 mg. I am now taking 50 mg. a day. Next week I will be switching between 50 mg and 25 mg...and so on until it is completely out of my system.
Admittedly, I am scared. I've been completely open with my journey through PPD (it's the reason I started blogging in the first place) and the medication and self-help tools I've used. My hope is that since now my hormones have leveled out, I will no longer need to have a "mood stabilizer". If you've followed my blog since "You Me and Wipee", then you know that I was never "depressed"...more overwhelmed than anything. Even giving William a bath and getting him dressed for the day seemed like climbing a mountain. I never experienced those overwhelming feelings when Madelyn was a baby. I'm not sure if that's because I was on the medicine or not. Maybe I would have been fine after Mady was born, maybe not. Hopefully being off Zoloft will give me more energy, I'll lose weight, and I'll have less headaches and dizziness. We shall see! I'll keep ya'll posted on the progress! Wish me luck!