I Need To Connect With Others Like MeI am a 44 year old married mom of two and I suffer from anxiety and depression. I believe I had post partum depression when I had my daughter almost 6 years ago. I have been seeing a psychiatrist for 4 or 5 years and have been on a couple of different meds. I started with Lexapro then later changed to Celexa. This past March my anxiety got out of control and my sister recommended Zoloft. My sister is on it (150 mg) and my niece (her daugther) is also on it (200 mg). My brother is taking Zoloft also (200 mg). I believe it is chemical and runs in my family for obvious reasons. My doc. transitioned me from Celexa to Zoloft starting March 20. After seeing my doctor monthly since March 20 I am on 50 mg. of Zoloft. I still feel really bad. I am going to see a therapist for the first time in several years today. I am hoping it helps. My sister tells me I should be on a higher dose of Zoloft. I don't know if I should find another doctor or wait and see what my psych says. I don't see her again for almost 3 weeks. I don't know if I can last that long. I was laid off from my part time job last year so I am home all day. That doesn't help. It seems to make things unbarable. I feel lonely and want to get out of the house but I also feel paralyzed by my anxiety. I feel trapped in my body. I don't have the desire to do anything anymore. Food doesn't interest me and I have always loved to eat. I also have ADD and insomnia. I take Ambien to help me sleep.
I know there are many others out there like me I just haven't been able to connect. I would like to try. Anyone out there care to share advise or thoughts?