I have been on Zoloft for 1 year now for PND. I started on 50mg, and increased to 100mg after 6 months as I was still suffering some symptoms.
I have been feeling extremely tired for the past few months but put it down to my son not sleeping through the night. Now he sleeps through most nights, or will only wake once for a quick bottle and go straight back to sleep.
I usually go to bed at 9pm and will sleep until 6-7am, with maybe getting up once during the night. I can then easily have a two hour nap in the afternoon when my son sleeps. That is almost 10-12 hours per day! And trust me, I'd have more if I could get it. But it's annoying. I want to get stuff done. I want to be active and exercise and play with my son, but I can't because I am so lethargic.
I have mentioned it to my doctor and she said it would be the Zoloft as other problems with iron and thyroid levels etc are normal.
My PND symptoms have improved dramatically and I can confidently say I am not suffering anymore. I don't think my tiredness is due to depression (as I know this can be a symptom), but I am starting to feel depressed about being so tired all the time. When my husband is home on the weekend, all I do is sleep, as if I am catching up. He said he has never known me to sleep so much.
I am starting to look at returning to work a few days a week, but am worried I won't be able to cope because of the tiredness. My doctor suggested maybe trying to slowly come off the Zoloft, but I am so scared my PND symptoms will come back.
Anyone else experience this extreme fatigue while on Zoloft?
How long were you on Zoloft for?
How did you wean off it and did your symptoms reappear?
I know everyone's experience is unique and I would always talk to my doctor before making changes to my medication. I am just interested in the experience of others