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Old Feb 16th, 2011, 07:55 AM   1
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Confused about different things I've read

OK here is my situation again: I'm 38, have no children at the moment. I'm overweight. I have an underactive thyroid and my prolactin is too high. I haven't had a period since last April. I also have OCD and panic disorder.
Anyway I've been on meds since August 2009 for my OCD. This includes 20 mg of Lexapro and 200mg of amisulpride. I also take a beta blocker, take something for my thyroid and take something against the overactive prolactin. I also have been suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Anyway I've been reading very different opinions on here regarding staying on meds during pregnancy. My own doctors have said how important it is that I'm not on any meds and are weening me off before we TTC. I'm also hoping that the other meds that I'm on will correct the other symptoms and that I will get my period back shortly. I'm worried about coming off the ocd meds because I'm afraid that my OCD will come back with a vengance. People on here are saying sometimes it's better to stay on the meds. I'm really confused now as my doc says one thing and people are saying the opposite.

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Old Feb 16th, 2011, 08:04 AM   2
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I'd be inclined to listen to your doctor and not the views/opinions of people replying to threads. If you are concerned maybe you should seek the opinion of another doctor who can assess you and your medical history?

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Old Feb 16th, 2011, 08:08 AM   3
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I think in this instance a medical opinion would hold more weight for me and they know exactly what meds you are on and the possible effects it could have on a developing baby. Is it possible you could talk to your doctor about other options such as taking a milder drug during pregnancy or perhaps talking through your fears about your OCD and see if they have any other suggestions.

Although you can get some really good advice of ladies on here it is important to remember that what might have been good/worked for one person might not be right for you. I'd def speak to your doctor and find something you are happy with

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Old Feb 16th, 2011, 08:11 AM   4
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I would be inclined to go with the professional opinions of your doctors as after all it is what they are their for.

If people on here had said other options then maybe propose them to your doctor to see what they say? like the ladies above have said what works for one may not work for another

good luck

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