Depression medication while breastfeeding

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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?
7552207 tn?1427024003 So I have sever depression and ADHD. I stopped all my medication during my pregnancy just because there is no 100% safe medicine to take while pregnant. And for the most part I can cope with my ADHD, but my depression is absolutely terrible...so my question: After baby is here, will I be able to take my depression medicine and breast feed? I have my heart set on breast feeding and I feel selfish if I cant just because of my own reasons...
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.
Avatar f tn I'm in the same boat as you and I personally have decided to formula feed so they don't have to limit my medication. I did the same with my first and she is as healthy as can be. Women like us are much more prone to post pardem depression and personally I think you will enjoy your baby much more if you are properly medicated (and most doctors will strongly advise this) .
Avatar f tn I do have a history of depression, I usually take Celexa, but I cannot take that while pregnant, and I am really not comfortable taking a prescription antidepressant while pregnant.
Avatar f tn The hospital I am delivering at offered a breastfeeding class. It was really informative and gave me a chance to get to know the lactation consultant in my area. It might help you too.. you should check into whether there is a lactation consultant in your area or at your local hospital. Mine is on call 24/7..
Avatar f tn anxiety that I been dealing with forever. I have not used since I found out I was pregnant but is it fine to use while breastfeeding? Will cps take my baby? Any information would be helpful .Thanks!
541196 tn?1293556536 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 f tn said it's ok to take while breastfeeding, but what I read on the internet it says do not take while breastfeeding. I have a call out to the lactaction nurse but she has not called me back yet. Has anyone heard of the pill Soma and should I take this while breastfeeding? I would love to hear opions on this.
Avatar f tn How many of you ladies have/had postpartum depression and did you take medication for it or try and "ride-it-out"? What were your symptoms and how long did they last? Ive definitely been having bouts of depression and feelings of being overwhelmed - yesterday I was in Walmart and called hubby to ask about an item and he asked me to get something else and I suddenly felt overwhelmed and like I was going to cry! LOL.
377493 tn?1356505749 I have a healthy 3 month old baby boy. Several weeks ago I was diagnosed with Post Partum Depression that manifested itself with severe anxiety. I sought treatment and am currently on a med called Cypatrix that is working extremely well for me. I am feeling like myself again and truly enjoying my life and motherhood. The problem lies in that my pediatrician feels that this particular drug has not been studied enough on nursing moms.
13042940 tn?1437399556 To the person who recommended medication -- not a good idea when you're breastfeeding. Don't want to feed the little ones these medications.
Avatar n tn I know my doctor okayed the use of prozac while pg and while breastfeeding. I am Type II bi-polar and resisted the use of any and all meds while pg (mood stabilizers used to treat mi-polar are contraindicated during pregnancy and while breastfeeding so I stick with anti-depressants to help me through the lows). I did attempt prozac recently (I am currently breastfeeding) and unfortunately it wasn't much help.
541196 tn?1293556536 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?
180483 tn?1229532768 I go to the dr tomorrow for what I'm guessing is postpartum depression and I'm worried about any meds they might put me on affecting my breast milk. My DD will NOT take formula and when she does she projectile vomits so it's VERY important that I keep bf-ing her. Does anybody know how anti-depressants affect breast milk?
Avatar n tn I would like to know if I switch to Armour if that might help, or if there are any other suggestions for medication or herbs, which I could take now while breastfeeding or in the future after I am finished breastfeeding. Also if a switch to Armour would be helpful, what equivalent Armour dose would you recommend. Also do Synthroid Armour or any medications you may suggest (perhaps anti-depressants?) harmful to a baby if breastfeeding?
Avatar f tn it may help to focus on your family or try to find things that do make you happy, however if it is severe you may want to think about medication, I know during pregnancy we don't really want to take any medications, but there are some that are supposed to be safe during pregnancy, I am 27 weeks pregnant and I currently take wellbutrin for depression, it is supposed to be safe during all stages of pregnancy and while breastfeeding (and i have gotten several second opinions on this medication, to
Avatar f tn Zoloft is the safest med for anxiety and depression while you are pregnant and breastfeeding and no you do not need to wean off in the lat trimester usually. It is best to take it throughout your whole pregnancy as those who experience depression are at greater risk of post partum depression. Taking the Zoloft will decrease your risk of post partum depression.
Avatar f tn 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!
2063110 tn?1398570934 I agree with above. Consult another doctor. There has to be something that's safe while breastfeeding. Hang in there hun.
Avatar n tn Ceezo, I have been on Zoloft for the last 10 years. I stopped taking it when I started trying ttc due to the advice of my Dr. What I read from Zoloft's website is that they don't exactly advise taking it while pregnant, but that they also don't have any evidence that it causes harm to your baby. Plus, you are on a very low dosage. I was totally worried that I would freak out when I went off Zoloft. I am prone to anxiety attacks too.
5894884 tn?1386973171 I need some help. I'm currently 25w+1d and suffer severe depression and anxiety (both have been diagnosed and confirmed by doctors and psychologists). I came off medication about a year and a half-2 years ago. Since being pregnant my depression has got worse again due to my hormones being all over the place and i'm now debating going back onto medication (after talking to my doctor of course).
304970 tn?1331429594 I have a sis-in-law who is bipolar and takes a sleu of medication and she is not allowed to become pregnant. While bipolar is obviously a more severe case than just regular depression I still think any drug you'd take either 1). hasn't been tested on pregnant women or 2). is harmful. So sorry! Are you doing okay?
Avatar n tn Okay, just slap me if this gets too long because I really need to jump in the shower........lol I am breastfeeding (as you know) with some support but I'm not supported by some of the people that I thought would support me whole heartedly. I only see my mother maybe once a month but I talk to her at least once a week and every time she has something new to tell me that she "HEARD"......
Avatar f tn Got off of it and still felt great but Dr is concerned for after the baby and even during so he said if I need anything g zoloft is what he will prescribe because it doesn't pass through breastfeeding milk and is class b I guess while Prozac is c ..
Avatar f tn Hi Just wondering if anyone else is going through this too. I had depression years ago and overcame it with exercise and positive thinking. I never really guessed it would become an issue again but now since I'm pregnant it's reared it's ugly head in my third trimester. I find my mood extremely low, and very anxious feelings about life and how it's going to be as a ftm. I'm pretty scared . I'm usually such a positive person .
Avatar n tn as far as breastfeeding, there's very little medication you can take while breastfeeding. i think this is definitely something to discuss with your doctor. i just thought i would tell you my experience.