Home Home About Zen Mama Contact

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Weaning off Anti-Depressants - Day 1

Postpartum depression brought about a few years of Zoloft. (You can read more about that HERE.) I have no complaints. It's been a gift. I needed it, I've been taking it, it's been terrifically helpful, and now I'm ready to go off it. It's a weaning process, though, so I figured I'd do a little updating as I work through it.

Day 1:


I mean, do you want more detail than that?

Fine, but my writing will likely feel peevish, because I feel peevish.

I went to the doctor yesterday and discussed, among other things, weaning off my meds. He put me on half the dose I had been taking before and I started that this morning.

Now, in fairness, everyone could just be extra irritating today. People and pets can be jackasses. Chances are slim that they do it in unison, though, so I think it's probable that I'm the issue.

So far today, I've threatened to rip off the dogs limbs and beat her with them, I'm on the verge of sending her to the pound for digging up the tree I just planted this afternoon then adding insult to injury by traipsing through the house (including on my furniture) with her muddy paws; I've called my husband at work requesting a stiff drink when he gets home (I don't drink "stiff" and very rarely drink at all); I feel so tense my body is literally vibrating and my jaws are clenched tighter than usual; and my 4-year-old son has twice given me advice on how to destress - "Maybe you need sprinkles. Sprinkles always make me feel better when I'm grumpy" and "Try to think of happy things like rainbows and ponies and happy robots."

To recap...

Day 1:



  1. Thanks for sharing, nice post!

    Chia sẻ hướng dẫn cách nấu món ăn cho bé với công việc làm thêm trên mạng cho sinh viên cho bé ăn dặm hay quán cafe đẹp ở sài gòn hay không hay trẻ sơ sinh hay thai nhi nằm sấp trong bụng mẹ bà bầu có nên uống, thuốc bà bầu uống có sao không tre may thang moc rang có ảnh hưởng đến mẹ và thai nhi và bí quyết kinh nghiệm mua váng sữa montehay mua giấm táo với bài lông đẹn là gì như thế nào thai 14 tuần biết trai hay gái hay thai 13 tuần đã biết trai hay gái chưa thuốc có ảnh hưởng đến thai nhi không giun kim hiện tượng trẻ bị sôi bụng phải làm sao với otrivin hay mẹ bầu uống thuốc mắt trẻ sơ sinh bị vàng có ảnh hưởng đến thai nhi không.

  2. Công Ty CP Truyền Thông Và Thương Mại Nguyễn Hoàng:

    - MaiL: vanvuong909@gmail.com

    - Hotline: 0966.220.391

    - Skype: vanvuong21

    - Văn Phòng: 195 Bạch Mai – Hai Bà Trưng – Hà Nội

    Website: http://hoangpr.vn/