Hello, I am new here and was hoping for advice/support. I just had my 2nd child in July. By 6 weeks post partum, I was crying uncontrollably so I called my OB. He put me on 20mg Paxil. (Little background- with child #1, I also had quite a few breakdowns but did not seek help and they seemed to go away by 2-3 months).
It seemed to work fine and I was very happy for a while. I started feeling like nobody after taking the paxil for about 8 weeks and decided that I no longer wanted to be on medication. I was sort of against it in the beginning anyhow (don't like to ask for help). The office wanted me to get a psychological exam at the ER. I was like "nope". Anyhow they didn't want me to go off the medication but I did anyhow. (I was taking one pill at night). After skipping one dose, by morning I was in tears. Then I got confused like was it from quitting the meds or because I really have something wrong with me. I have to be able to get through work!
After calling the office, they switched me to prozac 20mg. I spent the rest of the day counting down the minutes until I could go home from work. I bawled and bawled and then started the prozac. Next am the crying started again, now I am freaking out. So I took another pill. Long story short, I have not heard from the OBs office to see how I am making out with the new drug(nice huh?), I scheduled an appt for Tues and have been taking 2 prozac pills a night because it seems to be working for me.
What does anyone think is this looney mess? Any opinions, comments will be appreciated. Only my husband knows that I am "crazy" so I have no one to talk to about this stuff. I am wondering if I never went on the meds, that things would have worked out. Or if I was having withdrawal from the paxil (the crying). Now I am experiencing side effects like singing and dancing - haha! Also, I am finding it hard to tolerate my older (3) daughter "bugging" me. I am totally not like that. I love my children to death and am very patient until this week. Anyone else have side effects? I guess, am I normal?
Thank you all for listening, It does feel good to get it out to maybe someone who has been there.