I’d like to share a little about my latest journey on and off of the anti-depressant I was taking.
I have taken zoloft 3 separate times in my life, for very different reasons. This last time was for postpartum depression and anxiety.
Here we go…
I was a new mother, it was hard, like beyond harder than I ever expected. I had this new baby girl, that I was so excited for, yet I wasn’t happy. I wasn’t enjoying motherhood like I expected to. I knew something wasn’t right with that. I didn’t want to let this progress, so I got help right away, in the form of an anti-depressant. It had worked for me before and I knew it would work again, and it did. Within a week I was feeling better. Motherhood was still insanely hard but I was at least happier, and some of my anxiety was being managed as well. I probably could have taken a higher dose and it may have been more affective, but I didn’t want to do that. Overall, it helped me through a very difficult time, the beginning of motherhood.
I was on zoloft for one year and eight months, after having Olivia. I had tried weening myself off a few months ago and I just wasn’t patient with myself. I ended up taking it again because of the side affects of going off.
I decided to try again recently, because I knew I didn’t need it anymore. I was simply taking it because I was terrified of the side affects of going off, the withdrawal. So I started the process of weening. It took me two weeks of weening off the pill and about another week for it to totally get out of my system. So about 3 weeks total. It honestly wasn’t that bad of a process. I was incredibly patient with myself. I knew I’d have withdrawal symptoms and I just needed to be ok with that.
I used CBD oil the entire time. I was taking it 3 times a day to replace the anti-depressant and to combat any withdrawal I was having. It worked so well. It one hundred percent helped me to go off this prescription. I am now down to taking CBD twice a day, since my body is more adjusted and finding balance again.
Sine being off the anti-depressant I feel so much more like myself, and so much better overall. I feel happier!
I am so glad I was finally able to do this. I’m so glad CBD oil has replaced my anti-depressant. I wish I had known more about it when I was newly postpartum. I absolutely think I could have avoided zoloft all together if I had.
This is one of the reasons I love CBD so much, and want to spread information about it. I want to get CBD in as many homes as I can, because it truly heals and helps.
Has anyone else been able to cut a prescription med out of their life, with the help of CBD? Or even cut down a dosage? I’d love to hear about it.
Thanks for reading.