Starting Zoloft

It’s been two weeks since I’ve made a post. I have ideas rattling around in my head for posts, but when I try to sit down to write them, nothing happens. Nothing much else is happening, either. I don’t feel much like doing anything at all.

I started taking Zoloft about three weeks ago. I had a week of physical side effects like dry mouth and muscle tension combined with a jittery desire to do stuff. Then I had a week or so of outright happiness. Now I’m feeling kind of flat, with a little bit of worry on top. Since it’s supposed to take 4-6 weeks for the effects to settle in, I’m sure I’ll feel differently next week. It was nice for the happiness to coincide with Alchemy because I had a great time and was more social than usual. I’d love to make a post about it all, but, well… this is all I’ve got.

Joshua and I have joked about how Zoloft is the one with the rain clouds in the commercials, so I was going to include a picture of that. I found this one, though, and it is more like how I experience depression: a happy little butterfly outside mocking me while I’m stuck in my dark cave.

Anyway, nothing to worry about; I’m doing okay. I’m just floating along, taking care of myself, and taking care of Dylan, and things like blog posts are a low priority for the moment. I hope to be back at it soon.


  1. New meds can be tricky like that. I hope the newness settles into something comfortable for you, and am glad to hear that you had a great time at Alchemy!

  2. New meds can be really hard to deal with and sometimes it takes going through a few of them to find one that fits. Zoloft was a bit too much for me and it made me completely content with starring at a wall. Lexapro worked well for me. Good luck with the transition. I know how maddening it can get.

    • I started with Zoloft because it’s thought to be the most compatible one with breastfeeding. I’m curious to see how it goes but trying to reserve judgment until I’ve been on it awhile.

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