I have PCOS with insulin resistance and hypothyroidism (taking metformin and thyroid), in case that's somehow relevant. Last fall, I was prescribed zoloft to treat anxiety related to new workplace responsibilities. After taking it for a few months, I ran out of refills on the prescription this spring, and never scheduled in a follow-up with the psychiatrist. I decided going off the zoloft was just as well -- I had felt very strange the whole time I was on it (I was lazy, unmotivated, and lacked emotion, but felt unstable).
Since then I've been experiencing symptoms of major depression -- crying every day, headaches, body aches, exhaustion -- when I wake up in the morning I feel like I was hit by a train. I can't focus on anything, not even tv; I can't think, and I don't remember what I did yesterday or last week.
Could this still be part of the side effects of going off the zoloft? If I go back to a therapist, will I be prescribed an SSRI again? Being on Zoloft felt like being a zombie -- I literally feel like someone else lived those months of my life. I don't think it was a good choice for me. But I'm a mess right now, I'm not sure why, and I'm sure I don't know what to do about it.
I really need help!