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HI all. I am having a bad day, and just don't know where to turn.

I have been having a lot of problems for three years now. I had PPD when my son was born 3 years ago. Started on Zoloft, and things seemed okay.

I started having MS symptoms about a year later- still on the zoloft, my doc didn't seem willing to taper even though mood was great.

Things really got bad with the symptoms, was sent to a few neurologists, and all my tests come back normal. my last neuro wants to see me again, he thinks it's organic, just not showing up.

Well, my doc. insists that it's all depression related, and kept upping the zoloft, especially when I complained that I had was dizzy, difficulting concentrating, and felt a "fog" in my head. I finally went to a psychiatrist, as the increase in zoloft wasn't helping.

Suprisingly :rolleyes: The psych. says that the zoloft is most likely the cause of the fog. He started wellbutrin for energy, and decreased the zoloft. It's now completely tapered off. I was feeling really good for a while there with all things, even my "ms" symptoms that are all in my head.

I was working out, planning on going back to work, and very happy. Suddenly last week, the symptoms all started up again. REally bad tingling in my arms and legs, and for the first time my face. The dizzyness is worse than ever - I'm so nauseated I can't stand it.

I tried talking to my dh today, as these have me feeling pretty down. It's frustrating to not know what's wrong, and even worse to think you're getting there, and have it hit again. I feel worse after talking to him. :(

We tried discussing exactly the physical symptoms, and my frustration with it all. finally he got upset, and said he didn't know what I wanted, I seem to function all right, so why focus suddenly now? I can't seem to get him to understand my frustration with everything. Yes, I'm functioning, but I want to feel normal. It also hit hard this time around, as things were looking great.

He's frustrated too I know. He doesn't deal with it well though. He wouldn't listen to what I was saying, was focusing on the fact that I can get through life, what's the big deal. He left it at - You are good enough to go out all the time and do what you want, why cry about it now?. Yes, I go out a lot - I have 2 pre-schoolers, physio, and numerous things going on. IT's much easier to keep busy, but he always makes it sound like I'm on a holiday while he's working.


I'm sorry for the novel, just am tired of feeling crappy, and the depression has hit, and I have no one to vent to.

Thanks for letting me vent.
Quote from schamp:
HI all. I am having a bad day, and just don't know where to turn.

I have been having a lot of problems for three years now. I had PPD when my son was born 3 years ago. Started on Zoloft, and things seemed okay.

I started having MS symptoms about a year later- still on the zoloft, my doc didn't seem willing to taper even though mood was great.

Things really got bad with the symptoms, was sent to a few neurologists, and all my tests come back normal. my last neuro wants to see me again, he thinks it's organic, just not showing up.

Well, my doc. insists that it's all depression related, and kept upping the zoloft, especially when I complained that I had was dizzy, difficulting concentrating, and felt a "fog" in my head. I finally went to a psychiatrist, as the increase in zoloft wasn't helping.

Suprisingly :rolleyes: The psych. says that the zoloft is most likely the cause of the fog. He started wellbutrin for energy, and decreased the zoloft. It's now completely tapered off. I was feeling really good for a while there with all things, even my "ms" symptoms that are all in my head.

I was working out, planning on going back to work, and very happy. Suddenly last week, the symptoms all started up again. REally bad tingling in my arms and legs, and for the first time my face. The dizzyness is worse than ever - I'm so nauseated I can't stand it.

I tried talking to my dh today, as these have me feeling pretty down. It's frustrating to not know what's wrong, and even worse to think you're getting there, and have it hit again. I feel worse after talking to him. :(

We tried discussing exactly the physical symptoms, and my frustration with it all. finally he got upset, and said he didn't know what I wanted, I seem to function all right, so why focus suddenly now? I can't seem to get him to understand my frustration with everything. Yes, I'm functioning, but I want to feel normal. It also hit hard this time around, as things were looking great.

He's frustrated too I know. He doesn't deal with it well though. He wouldn't listen to what I was saying, was focusing on the fact that I can get through life, what's the big deal. He left it at - You are good enough to go out all the time and do what you want, why cry about it now?. Yes, I go out a lot - I have 2 pre-schoolers, physio, and numerous things going on. IT's much easier to keep busy, but he always makes it sound like I'm on a holiday while he's working.


I'm sorry for the novel, just am tired of feeling crappy, and the depression has hit, and I have no one to vent to.

Thanks for letting me vent.


Ok, this is only IMHO, but from everything I've read and know about SSRi's and SSRNI's, those symptoms you've had are drug related, due to side effects and sometimes downregulation of brain receptors. Docs just don't want to face the fact that these drugs may only work temporarily, that they are not a lifelong answer and can possibly cause brain and nervous system problems.

So no wonder he's put out with you, he gave you his medicine and it doesn't work...and, it could be possibly causing you to feel worse than ever....that makes him look pretty bad, eh? And now the way for him to deal with it is to make it look like you are the problem, not his medicine.

If you are interested, you can go to [url]www.drugawareness.org(pre-approved[/url] by mod1) or may I recommend Dr. Peter Breggin's books "Your drug May be Your Problem" and "Toxic Psychiatry".