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Old Nov 12th, 2017, 11:42 AM   1
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Struggling big time :(


Hi ladies, I suffer extreme anxiety abd have done on and off since 2009. I came off sertraline (zoloft) about 5 months ago as they were making me feel worse and i started seeing a therapist as i want to try and beat this with no meds. However these past few weeks i feel shockingly bad as if all the happiness has been sucked out of my life which gets me down as i have such a good life and deep down I'm so happy with it. The thing is Im terrified of going back on tablets as there is increased chance of heart defect and also autism from what I've read. I would be completely devastated if either of these happened. I know they always say if the benefit outweighs the risk then do it but even though i think it does that doesn't put my mind at rest at all, and its going to ruin my whole pregnancy with worry that something will be wrong with my baby. Im.still seeing my therapist and having dome hypnosis tomorrow im praying it works. Please help someone im in pieces over this decision. X



 
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Not much help, as Iím roughly in the same boat, but didnít want to read and run.
I hope things start getting better for you.



 
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Old Nov 12th, 2017, 14:34 PM   3
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Not much help, as Iím roughly in the same boat, but didnít want to read and run.
I hope things start getting better for you.
Thank you for the reply! Are you on anything currently or thinking about it? Im glad its not just me with these concerns! X



 
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Old Nov 12th, 2017, 14:34 PM   4
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Ive suffered from severe anxiety and depression for over 10 years and been on my antidepressants throughout both my pregnancies and had no problems whatsoever. Both my kids are healthy and im continuing to take them throughout this one. For me the benefits outweigh the risks as i cannot cope without them and the risk is very very small. Feel free to pm me if i can help at all



 
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Ive suffered from severe anxiety and depression for over 10 years and been on my antidepressants throughout both my pregnancies and had no problems whatsoever. Both my kids are healthy and im continuing to take them throughout this one. For me the benefits outweigh the risks as i cannot cope without them and the risk is very very small. Feel free to pm me if i can help at all
Thank you so much for your reply its very reassuring. Pretty much everyone who has written on forums has said what you have, you'd think that would put my mind at rest lol its when you type it in google and all these studies come up that have been carried out and although says the chances are little it still worries the hell out of me. I know that i need medication for sure. Can i ask which one you are taking? X



 
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Im on 20mg fluoxitine (prozac) been on it throughout both of my pregnancies and now this one too. Im also breastfeeding my toddler on it as well, never had a problem with it x



 
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Not much help, as Iím roughly in the same boat, but didnít want to read and run.
I hope things start getting better for you.
Thank you for the reply! Are you on anything currently or thinking about it? Im glad its not just me with these concerns! X
I have been thinking about it, but have read so many bad things on dr google of course and then my doctors are adamant against me taking them in pregnancy and breastfeeding and the ones they say are safe donít work for me. Iím so paranoid of something happening to the baby. My anxiety meds specifically say Do NOT taking if pregnant or breastfeeding. Iíve just been trying to maintain. Itís harder with the pregnancy hormones.



 
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Old Nov 12th, 2017, 15:00 PM   8
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Im on 20mg fluoxitine (prozac) been on it throughout both of my pregnancies and now this one too. Im also breastfeeding my toddler on it as well, never had a problem with it x
Oh ok, so do you stay on the lower dose while pregnant then up it afterwards? Sorry for all the questions! I feel so so sad because i wanted a 4th child more than anything but was planning on waiting a year purely for this reason so i could sort myself out mentally and get tbe help i needed before getting pregnant. We had a broken condom followed by morning after pill and it still happened! Its not that im not happy but im terrified of this pregnancy and suffering with the anxiety it literally consumes me some days x



 
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Not much help, as Iím roughly in the same boat, but didnít want to read and run.
I hope things start getting better for you.
Thank you for the reply! Are you on anything currently or thinking about it? Im glad its not just me with these concerns! X
I have been thinking about it, but have read so many bad things on dr google of course and then my doctors are adamant against me taking them in pregnancy and breastfeeding and the ones they say are safe donít work for me. Iím so paranoid of something happening to the baby. My anxiety meds specifically say Do NOT taking if pregnant or breastfeeding. Iíve just been trying to maintain. Itís harder with the pregnancy hormones.
Oh im so sorry hun. It's horrible when the doctors are against it as that makes you worry more. Which one was it that says you mustn't take? From my knowledge it's sertraline abd fluoxetine which are considered the safer ones. Such a hard one isnt it. Would give anything if i could just get on with this pregnancy without having to consider this x



 
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Old Nov 12th, 2017, 15:22 PM   10
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Sorry didn't want to read & run but I'm not sure I have much advice. Could you try non-medical ways to ease your anxiety? You may have already tried this but it was just a thought if the risks of the medicine were going to stress you out even more. Mindfulness? Yoga? CBT? Anything that works for you?

Wish you all the best & congratulations!



 
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