If you are one of those people whose chemistry is so balanced that you’ve never needed help finding your mental equilibrium, you may not know how torturous getting off of a daily antidepressant can be. It feels like what I imagine vertigo to be — but in your eyes. Getting off of a medicine fogs your …
Thank you for sharing your story! I didn’t get on antidepressants until after birth (PPD/PPA) and was really lucky that my doc told me it was 100% fine to nurse on my meds and didn’t try to guilt me about it at all.
Although when I quit nursing after a year, she advised me to switch to Effexor (I’d tried a bunch at this point) and when I finally went off it, the withdrawal was worse than I ever could have imagined.
I’m so glad you were strong enough to advocate for yourself and that you found what works for you!