Depression medication for pregnant women

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Has anyone ever tooken anxiety and depression medication while either pregnant or breastfeeding. How safe is it?
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 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.
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.
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 f tn You need to get a different Doctors. It's your body & there are anti-depressants that are safe for baby while you're pregnant or breastfeeding. Depression is so bad & to just tell you that they won't help you is so harsh! Ask to see a different doctor. One who does listen to their patients needs!
Avatar f tn I suffer from depression and anxiety, as soon as I found out I was pregnant I stopped taking all my medications. I was doing ok the first few weeks I am now 14 weeks 6days and my depression is getting bad again. I was told that the dr can put me on a low dosage of depressant meds but I dont want it to affect the baby in any way. Is anyone else suffering from this problem?
Avatar f tn I'm planning on going back onto medication for depression and anxiety as it's got much worse since being pregnant. I think after your first trimester any defects people claim pills can cause are massively decreased because your baby is developed much more. Just go through all options with your doctor first and any cons of pills you may take. Ask to see a counsellor as well as that may help as well.
Avatar f tn i am 16 weeks pregnant... has anyone had depression during pregnancy? i don't even know what to do with myself...
541196 tn?1293552936 I take Lexapro for depression and anxiety. It has really helped me tremendously. I am also diabetic and take Janumet. I would like to become pregnant soon and was wondering if anyone had experience with Lexapro while pregnant/breastfeeding. Do you know if it's approved or known safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Avatar m tn In any case, my spouse has stopped taken celexa and because we are trying to get pregnant. It was suggested for her not to take a medication as such during a pregnancy period. She did consider a natural medication to help with the depression (ie St. John's Wort) but to my knowledge is not taking anything at this time. Are there any suggestions to help her through this? Should she stay away from commercial medications? Is there a common or less common alternative? Thank you for your time.
Avatar f tn Seems this is an off-label indication, and doctors use it based on experience As for your question about decreasing chances to get pregnant, I have no idea about that, but I can tell you that seroquel is in category C of risk for pregnant women. As per FDA, this means: Either studies in animals have revealed adverse effects on the fetus (teratogenic or embryocidal or other) and there are no controlled studies in women, or studies in women and animals are not available.
Avatar f tn Before finding out i was pregnant i was put on depression meds (Zoloft). I discontinued them as soon as i found out i was pregnant.. I have been told my depression will get worse than before after i have my daughter... How will that affect BF nd what medication would be safe if any???