Anybody Prego and on anti-depressants

Tracey - posted on 03/16/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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PLease help anyone out their know anything about anti-depressants in pregancy

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Dawnyka - posted on 03/21/2010

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I'd suggest checking out another community here on Circle of Mom's.

Its called "mental health issue amoung parents but not the children".
(yes, amoung is spelled wrong)

Its not a very busy group, but you may find more information (and support) there.

Stacy - posted on 03/17/2010

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im on luvox have been for the 4 of my pregnancys its safe to use and u can breast feed on it and i haven't had a problem but not every anti depressant is right for u u need the one that works for u and some just didn't do it for me but this one did ive been on a few different ones and they either made me worse or did nothing so it's trial and erra u need to find the one thats right for u so the best thing is to ask your gp cause he would know wat your like and should give u the best possible one

Tracey - posted on 03/17/2010

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Unfortunately ladies if you are in the states their is so much infor on this but here in christchurch,New zealand pretty much nothing i mean i have looked it up on the internet but again meds a little different to here.

I have been 2 3 doctors netheir one could help me,so im living every day hoping like heck that my baby will be ok.

I have cut down to 1/2 tablet a day but due to very bad withdrawl this is the best i can do without staying in bed for weeks vomating and not being able to move.

I am going to my midwife next week so hopefully will get some help from her.

This is my 3rd child and a total surprise so doing my best to keep (him,her) safe but my mind just wont stop thinking what if its the most horrible feeling i have every had.

Angie - posted on 03/16/2010

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Also, just thought I'd add this too. Talk to your OB/GYN about all the risks and side effects of any anti-depressants or any medications really that you are considering. And the internet has many sites that you can research any medication you're considering as well.

Serene - posted on 03/16/2010

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I'm taking Wilbutrin this is my second pregnancy while on it. It is safe and you can nurse while on it too.

Angie - posted on 03/16/2010

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I'm on Lexapro myself. I was on Cymbalta before I got pregnant, but I couldn't afford the prescription and my insurance wouldn't cover it, so they stuck me on Lexapro. My OB/GYN didn't really have a problem with me being on the Cymbalta because it was the best anti-depressant I'd found that would work properly for me. My personal opinion (keep in mind that everyone has different experiences with all medication) is that it sucks. My sex drive took a major hit. For the first couple of months that I was on Lexapro, I was very very tired all the time. Now that I've been on it for about 3 or 4 months, that's starting to fade away, but I still don't like the lexapro. It just doesn't seem to work as well for me, not like the Cymbalta did. I don't know for certain, but my doctors and nurses told me NOT to breastfeed while taking any type of anti-depressant, so I'm choosing to formula feed instead. Hope this helps. :)

Amanda - posted on 03/16/2010

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I was on celexa when I was pregnant with my first. That one was ok. Other than that, not sure which ones are safe.

Carolee - posted on 03/16/2010

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Lexapro is usually the one they give (at least around here) while pregnant. It can have side-effects on sex drive and can cause constipation, but it's deemed safe for those who need it during pregnancy and breastfeeding (if you choose to do that).

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