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Dana - posted on 10/19/2014 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hello, I'm currently taking 50mg a day of zololf and wanted to ask if I should stop taking if I think I might be pregnant? I have not spoken to my doctor yet but not sure if I should just start decreasing the dose. Thanks:)

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Jodi - posted on 10/19/2014

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The first miscarriage, I miscarried at 13 weeks, I was on it the entire time. The second time I started to go off it as soon as I found out I was pregnant and miscarried a week later. The third pregnancy, without zoloft, was healthy. BUT it could be that my stress and anxiety levels were still high while on zoloft because it didn't work for me, not the actual zoloft that was the problem with the pregnancies. The stress could have been the cause of the miscarriages.

You need to discuss this with your doctor. It really comes down to whether the risks to your pregnancy may be higher without it. There is no evidence that any anti-depressant is safe for pregnancy, because they honestly can't conduct ethical studies into it. But there is no evidence that it is harmful for your pregnancy either. This has to be a personal decision following discussions with your doctors and your therapist.

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Gena - posted on 10/19/2014

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Definatly something you need to talk with your doctor about. If you are planning to get pregnant you could also ask for folic acid and preg vitamines.

Jodi - posted on 10/19/2014

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I would definitely talk to your doctor. I was on Zoloft when I got pregnant, and I had two miscarriages. Now I can't say that was to do with the Zoloft, because in the end, I had to try a different anti-depressant anyway because on the Zoloft, I was still in an anxious and depressed state. So for me, it may have been that I was still not in a good place at the time and it was the stress and anxiety that was a problem. Who knows. But definitely talk to your doctor ASAP.

Chet - posted on 10/19/2014

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Talk to your doctor right away. The benefits and risks of antidepressants during pregnancy need to be weighed carefully. Some people stop taking them, and some don't because untreated depression in the mother can be worse for the baby. This is really something you need to decide in consultation with your doctor.

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