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I was diagnosed with PTSD, but my gp believes that i also have mild PND ontop. Shes given me a lot of stuff to read about Zoloft....has anyone here experienced PTSD which has been treated with medication (and/or counselling) such as zoloft or another, and how did it help you, if it helped you at all?
Hey Lenny can you expalin what PTSD Means?
PTSD = Post-traumatic stress disorder.
Sorry, meant to add, Zoloft has helped dramatically with my PND, but I don't have PTSD so can't help you there...
Thanks Razzle....Was just curious....as Im on Zoloft too...But not for that for Panic attacks...
Sorry Leeny I cant help you...But popped in to see if I could....
Hi Leeny, im on Zoloft but not for PTSD im on it for anxiety & panic attacks, im also doing cognitive behaviour therapy and i find that it is really helping me manage the anxiety & panic attacks. Sorry can't help in regards to PTSD but i just thought you might like to know some +ve stories about using meds and therapy.
:fingerscrossed: you find it works for you if you choose to try it if not hope you find something else that does work for you.
Hi there Leeny :wave:
Well i have so many initials stacked onto my Clinical depression & PND i might as well have the degree to go with it :rolleyes:
I suffer PTSD & OCD ( Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ) i have been through a range of meds including Zoloft & have to say for almost a year it was the only thing that worked for me as its usually the wonder drug for OCD as well as depression & the likes. It can often take a little over a month for the drugs to work properly & your g.p should keep an eye on you to make sure no side effects occur & also to make sure your dosage is upped when needed. Zoloft was about the only one that didnt make me feel like i was high or a zombie it was great.
I have to say your best way of "combatting" this is to go with the drugs & counselling as its has been proven that combining the two you have a better chance of a quicker & smoother recovery so to speak.
Im not sure what state your in but if in Sydney i know of a few great psychologists if you need one & one down on the Pennisula in Melbourne but otherwise maybe someone else can help in your state. Its a good idea to get counselling honestly ! I was so against the idea i was taken kicking & screaming ( well almost ) but in the end i enjoyed it & am currently going to start it back up due to falling back a little. Its great to talk about things & let them out especially with someone who doesnt judge you but instead helps you see things a little bit differently but also understanding your need to feel the way you do. Often as nice as family & friends are they often do the " Oh you will be fine " or "Just get over it " plus they arent always on neutral ground so it can be hard to talk about some things iykwim.
I know the reason for you PTSD somes from your birthing experience as i remember your post & im glad your seeking help :hugs:
Anytime you need to talk you can PM :)
Thanx for the help guys...I think i will try the zoloft..my GP said that its the one that seems to work best for most people...I was just turned off because my dh has a mate who was depressed and cutting himself and zoloft did nothing for him except made him tired, but i think the good comments on it outweigh the 1 bad one. How much are you guys getting charged for counselling or seeing a psychiastrist?
Leeny - Some meds dont work on some people so its a case of trial & error so thats why your g.p should keep an eye on you & see how you go. The other thing people dont understand is that when your depressed you dont want to do anything & that often means you are depressed & have bad thoughts but wont act on them because it requires you to do something ( hope im making sense here ) the thing with the anti-d's is that they give you that energy so to speak so often thats where its crucial your g.p keeps an eye on you & you seek counselling.
You can find a lot of psych's who will work out a price with you due to your circumstances mine always charged below their standard because at the time i was out of work. The rough average i have found is anywhere from $60 up otherwise you can find great counsellors through the Salvo's & even Anglicare which is where i started out before going to a pysch & again they often work out what you can afford etc. As Mandy said also you can sometimes find your public hospital willing to help you out but i could never get them to but thats a different story.
Good luck i hope this becomes the starting point of a better sector or life for you :hugs:
I was on zoloft but honestly i didnt like it, it made me feel emotional-less. As if i was watching something bad on tv, like a car accident where someone has passed away i was just numb, like oh well theses things happen.
Usely something like that would shock me and would almost bring me to tears.
This is just MY experience as i workd diffrent for us all, its not easy to go thru and im so glad your getting help, thats just fantastic!!! Its more common then we think.
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