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Pregnant off anxiety/depression meds

Discussion in 'Anxiety, Panic & Agoraphobia' started by Angeleyes7715, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Angeleyes7715

    Angeleyes7715 Well-Known Member

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    I think the Zoloft was helping me possibly. I've been off it for months now since I've been pregnant. The first three months off I didn't even notice. Slowly I am beginning to have familiar feelings of just being disturbed even during good times. I am starting to wake up started again worrying when loved ones aren't near by. Have nightmares frequently. Can't settle down. Repeated thoughts of wanting to self harm for comfort. Constant fears that I'm just waiting for something bad to happen and just utter hopelessness all the time.

    It's all starting to come back.
     
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  2. Angeleyes7715

    Angeleyes7715 Well-Known Member

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    I have the most negative thoughts frequently that I am just sitting around waiting around for everyone I care about to die and leave me alone until I die also. Or that life is completely a waste. That education and society have to robbed me of spending time with my family and I'll never be able to make enough money to help everyone before they die. Thoughts that I'll spend all my time with people I don't care about while I lose my family. Thoughts that I don't know who I am anymore because I've grown up and lost myself. Thoughts that I'm not happy. Thoughts that nothing can make me happy because society dictates all that is possible for me to achieve.
     
  3. Llleopard

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    Can your doctor/LMC suggest an alternative medication that will help you through? Who have you spoken to for support? Hang in there. It WILL get better.
     
  4. blackribbon

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    I am a postpartum nurse. Please go have this conversation with your OB and your psychiatrist. You may need to go back on the zoloft or some other anti-depressant...for your safety and your baby's. You baby cannot be healthy if you are not. You have made it through the most important period of time which is the first three months when the baby is forming. Now the baby is growing.

    I have cared for lovely healthy babies who mothers did need to take antidepressants. But this needs to be discussed with your doctors to find the right dosages and the right medication to protect the both of you. Call the doctors and let them know about the problems you are recognizing and request to get in as soon as possible. This is really an emergency situation.

    I will be praying for you.
     
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  5. Julian of Norwich

    Julian of Norwich AngloCatholic

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    My daughter was told that the only anti-depressant that was safe to use during breastfeeding was Zoloft. She had PPD. She has been on it for most of her breastfeeding with no ill effects. Her twins pediatrician okayed it too. Is it contra-indicated in pregnancy?
     
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  6. blackribbon

    blackribbon Not a newbie

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    Per Mayo Clinic (an excellent medical system):

    Which antidepressants are considered OK during pregnancy? Generally, these antidepressants are an option during pregnancy: Certain selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). SSRIs are generally considered an option during pregnancy, including citalopram (Celexa), fluoxetine (Prozac) and sertraline (Zoloft)

    Antidepressants: Safe during pregnancy?
     
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