Depression medication for pregnant women

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Avatar f tn i have a question about a med. Its lexapro. i was wondering if u can get pregnant while u are on it. if so what do i have to do.
3250415 tn?1347310615 While both men and women suffer from depression, women are twice as likely to experience it and, according to the Mayo Clinic, approximately one in every five women will develop depression at some point in their life. Some of the most common symptoms of depression include: loss of interest in normal activities, reduced sex drive, insomnia or excessive sleeping, changes in appetite, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness and thoughts of suicide.
Avatar f tn I'm 9 weeks pregnant. I've been on seroqel 150mg a day for years also cymbalta 30mg. When I was 3 weeks pregnant I took myself of cymbalta completly. I've been in severe depression not wanting to do anything. I'm just wondering if I should go back on cymbalta. I'm on 150mg still because I was on it with my last pregnacy and everthing was fine.
Avatar f tn t be happier, but I have concerns about having depression and being on medication. By partner and I have been talking about wanting to start a family for sometime now. Back in April I made an appointment with my doctor and decided to go off my antidepressants as I wanted to do a trail run and see how I felt (wanting to be chemical free for when we do have a baby). Make a long story short it went awful a month in. I had severe anxiety attacks and my depression hit hard..
Avatar m tn I've had anxiety and depression since I was little. I am now 25 yrs old and I'm 11 weeks pregnant. I've gone on and off anxiety and depression medication for my whole life, and I was medication free for a few months before I got pregnant (I didn't want to deal with pills anymore- needed a break). Now I am experience shortness of breath, I feel like I can't breathe in all the way like I'm suffocating- it makes me tingle and dizzy.
Avatar f tn Depends on your md but zoloft and wellbutrin( no clue how to spell that) are frequently prescribed to pregnant women. Also depends on how severe the depression is a risks vs benefits thing. As far as anxiety not really sometimes anti depressants help. My md said take benadryl, it doesn't make you less anxious but makes you sleepy...
Avatar n tn This is a tough one. I do know of doctors that will prescribe medication during pregnancy for depression when the risk of not doing so outweighs the risks of taking it. There are 'safer' choices. What is difficult about this is that she is stopping medication to get pregnant and is prone to it happening again. But I think if she talks to her doctor about it, they can best guide her. It will be important to monitor her during and after pregnancy.
Avatar f tn I think somewhere between 10-15% of women devolop prepartum depression, and the risk of having postpartum for these women is much higher. I'm currently pregnant with my first due in 20 days and out of no where about a month ago I began feeling different alone, confused, scared, and several other little nagging feelings which won't go away. The best thing you can do for your baby and yourself is speak to a healthcare represenative so they can determine the best route of help.
Avatar n tn ve been taking my anxiety and depression meds since day 1 my psychologist took me off the medication and i got real depressed and my anxiety i couldn't control the baby started to go thru withdrawal my obgyn put me back on the medication immediately I'm due feb 22 and baby looks very healthy.
Avatar f tn I wonder was i going to be depressed anyway, my life is stressful i have six children and my eldest who is 17 is pregnant. I have argraphobia and panic attacks for 16 yrs now so that can also cause depression. I have a therapist who thinks the depression is stress related but i just wondered could it be the medication.
Avatar f tn Hello. First off. I'd like to say. It's important to bring up these issues with your doctor. Depression during pregnancy is common. Women who have suffered from depression before their pregnancy are more likely to see it again during their pregnancy. Depression, and or anxiety can be due to a number things. One is the obvious. Hormones. Your body is going threw a lot of changes. It's easy to feel overwhelmed. It's important to bring this up with your doctor.
Avatar f tn Im on medication for depression and anxiety. Also occasionally I have a sedative in case I go bizzercerz. Would that hurt my child more than stress would?
Avatar f tn Has anyone ever tooken anxiety and depression medication while either pregnant or breastfeeding. How safe is it?
Avatar f tn Has anyone had experience with adderall added to prozac for depression. I even went through ECT. the adderall helped a lot but of course then comes the time when like all good things must come to an end. one new doc and that is it you are off this addicting drug.Either there is an answer in meds or not. I am going to start a new intense therapy for anxiety. I was reading all of the bad withdrawal from Effoxer. I got off after 3 weeks and felt like i had the flu. i will never take it again.
Avatar n tn I am considering asking my doctor about discontinuing medication for depression completely to see how I can handle things with counseling, but am concerned since I have been on various medications for depression for such a length of time - probably 10 years. I'm not sure what to do, and when I consulted with my psychiatrist, who has been simply a medication manager, he said, I don't have any answers for you, come back in a month.
Avatar f tn I've known women that have been prescribed promethazine during pregnancy and not had issues. I do want you to be educated though, here is what the FDA says about it and pregnancy. I pulled this from the drugs .com website. "FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether promethazine is harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
1153011 tn?1262115915 t be bothered to do anything... it took every ounce of strehgth I had just to get up and go for a shower. Still feel disgusting and repulsive. Even if I did reach my weight loss goal I'd still never be beautiful or amazing. I'd still just be pathetic. On my wedding day I can only see how depressed i'll still be while other women come and look drop dead gorgeous and amazing and be happy and smiling and I'll just be pathetic em.
Avatar f tn Are depression medications okay to take while pregnant and breastfeeding? I am 36 weeks and my babys father has just pushed me to the edge where I physically ache because Im depressed. I don't want to go through post partum depression but I also don't want to harm my baby..anybody here on depression medications?
Avatar f tn Hi im a pregnant 23 year old woman with high anxiety, depression and sicological problems. I am perscribed generic kolonipen and wondering if i should keep takeing my medication so i wont have this problem because it helps me out alot and keeps me at ease?
17972735 tn?1463724135 • During pregnancy woman need 300 extra calories a day. Folic acid and vitamin B should be consumed to avoid birth defects. Colorful fruits, whole grains, vegetables, low fat milk and legumes provides all the necessary nutrients. Consume these foods on daily basis. • Calcium builds bones in the baby and prevent bone loss in mother. Pregnancy induced high blood pressure, normal function of muscles and nerves are all managed by calcium. Therefore calcium enrich food is necessary in pregnancy.
652671 tn?1353712165 I was prescribe wellburtan XL during my last 3 pregnancies. My doctors told me it was safe and better to keep taking my meds through out my pregnancy. I choose to stop my meds while pregnant just because I didnt want to chance anything. But then again, I refused to take the meds for MS too or any other kind off pill that wasnt a vitamin. But with any antidepressant you arent supposed to just stop taking the cold turkey. I weened my self and just dealt with life for those 9 months.
Avatar n tn How do you guys deal with depression during pregnacy? I have been fine up til now 22w1d. Now I don't feel like my self and just want to enjoy it since it's my last baby. I understand keeping stress under control but seems impossible right now. Dealing with my husband and his mentally unstable brother and moving in 3 weeks. It all seems impossible right now. I would like medication to be my last option.
Avatar n tn Can an increasing HCG level cause depression in some pregnant women? I am now 7.5 weeks pregnant, and everyday I feel more and more depressed. Sometimes I am so depressed that I feel I dont want the baby, then I feel extreme guilt, and this goes on all day long, along with crying. For Those of you who know my story, I miscarried once then planned to get pregnant, and at first it looked like this one wasnt going well either, but turned out to be ok. I dont know what is happening to me.
411389 tn?1230124477 You also need to taper off of benzodiazepines like the valium. Paxil is good for depression and I believe it is also good for social anxiety.
Avatar f tn i am 16 weeks pregnant... has anyone had depression during pregnancy? i don't even know what to do with myself...