is anybody taking ocd tablets/depression tablets???

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  1. tixiie_licks

    tixiie_licks mum:)+teeny bit pregnant

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    i really need advice off ppl who are on them... im feeling dreadful at the moment i stopped taking tablets in may and now i just feel rock bottom low i know i need my tablets but im scared im puttin my baby at risk... i already have a 2 yr old son who needs me back to my normal self tho :(
     
  2. sjwebb

    sjwebb Well-Known Member

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    I was always told that antidepressants weren't safe during pregnancy but this would definitely be something that you need to ask your dr, maybe there is something else he can give you that you can take that will still have the same effect without the risks involved.
     
  3. erikab922

    erikab922 Well-Known Member

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    Did you stop them under a doctor's supervision or did you just quit 'cold turkey'? This will be one of those 'does the risk to the mother outweigh the risk to the baby' issues that you'll need to discuss with your doctor, but your mental health is a priority so I would urge you to do whatever you need to do in order to feel right within yourself again.
     
  4. Katielouisa

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    I hae OCD you can take fluoxtine (prozac) while pregnant and its perfectly safe my Dr and CBT lady said I taken it up until about 9 weeks but stopped as I felt okay...now my OCD is starting to come back abit again like picking up certain things cos that one doesn't feel right so it might be wrong or contaminated lol all daft stuff! So I think when the baby's here I will go back on paroxtine! I did a switch as I was on paroxtine when I feel pregnant but with prozac being the safest one I was swaped around... x
     
  5. fizzypop

    fizzypop Well-Known Member

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    I was on sertraline until a few weeks ago when my GP changed me to fluoxetine, which is safe during pregnancy. Basically, the risk of a heart defect increase from 0.4% to 0.6-1%.. For me, the risk to me far far outweighed the risk to baby. It needs me mentally healthy.

    I would really advise going to the doctor hun. Big hugs xxxx
     
  6. tixiie_licks

    tixiie_licks mum:)+teeny bit pregnant

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    thanks all i dunno what to do i have to constantly check about the house and check everythings how it should b and i have pure o and my thoughts are just gettin to me like worryin im a bad mother to my 2 yr old n not wanting to be alone incase i was to hurt him some how n i know itl get worse without treatment i was on sertraline but stopped when i fell pregnant and didnt wean off just did it straight away and was fine until about a month ago now i just feel i cant do another 3 months of feelin so awful, thanks for tellin me prozac is safe i hope that they will give me that and it works for me! xxxx
     
  7. Katielouisa

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    That's what I hae Pure O I check the cooker,plug sockets fridge freezer loads of times before bed! I then obsess im going to go crazy and loose it and hurt myself.... when I get bad it's all I think of all day and I just sit their and obsess really badly until I make myself ill and hide myself in my room lol I sound crazy!:dohh: x
     
  8. tixiie_licks

    tixiie_licks mum:)+teeny bit pregnant

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    im exactly same as u its horrible isnt it! im so scared im going to lose control and im so scared im going to do something awful without even knowing iv done it it makes me feel so bad i just wanna be myself and enjoy my family xxx
     
  9. Katielouisa

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    Yeah its awful! I get so scared that's why I go really in myself! Then when I went the Dr's to tell them last year cos I had pure O thoughts about suicide wasnt suicidal or anything I was scared I might hae some form of mental illness that will make me do it or I won't be able to cope or something and I'l hurt myself used to research all mental illness's thinking I had them and the obsess about it! I was so worried they was going to section me or something so I struggled for a few weeks until I told anyone! That's how I felt like omg what If I do go mental and then I do something to myself without me knowing lol! The only thing that helped me was meds and cbt! Are you under consultant care at the hospital for ur OCD? I am x
     
  10. tixiie_licks

    tixiie_licks mum:)+teeny bit pregnant

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    no never had to see anyone or anything just had to take the tablets and i was fine off them so never needed further care or anything but i feel like im stuck between a rock and a hard place atm cos i dont wanna jeopardise my unborn babbas health but i dont wanna get to that horrible place with the scared of being a danger :/ i know exactly how u felt! isnt it such a relief to talk to ppl xxx
     
  11. Katielouisa

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    Ahh yeah I had to pay for mine though! I got CBT at £30 a session each week! to show me how to get past the thoughts and get on with my day but didn't find it that great the tablets helped more! Yeah especially when you think your mental and worry about what they are going to say! I would try the Prozac as you don't want to be like this when new baby is here! They only can put you on 20mg so it's enough to take the edge off the pure O thoughts! x
     
  12. tixiie_licks

    tixiie_licks mum:)+teeny bit pregnant

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    is it definately safe? im so worried about taking anything :( but ur right definately cant be like this wen i have a newborn here... i feel so guilty lately on my 2 yr old i think what a crap mother i am i havent even been bothering to go anywhere on some days, some days we just sit and watch cartoons n cuddle all day cos i just have no energy to do out xxx
     
  13. Mummy Bean

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    i was on fluxotine but stopped about 9 months ago, but docs and mw kept a close eye on it as they told me with all the pregnacy hormones it can make symptons and feeling come back or feel even worse - which i certainly have struggled with a bit.

    I would agree with one of the above post it working out the risks between ur mental health and the needs of ur baby, i believe fluxotine is safe while preg but you need to discuss it with your doc as not all drugs work the same on all people and maybe diff to that u were on. as they tried me on other drugs before and made me worse.

    i deff would not let it be, as having a baby going to be such a change and we all need as much support as we can get even if it some of that may be medical.

    Hope you ok sending lots of hugs :hugs:
     
  14. SabrinaKat

    SabrinaKat Delighted Mum to Finn

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    I take 75mgs of amitriptyline to help me sleep; I used to take Seroxat and something else to help me sleep, but when I decided to try to get pregnant, my GP moved me over to the amitriptyline...In my case, sleep (and it still takes ages to fall asleep regardless) is paramount and so far, the little one is absolutely fine (heart, lungs, etc.)

    I would ask your doctor for specific advice, looking at websites isn't helpful at all (not referring to bnb, of course!)

    best wishes
     
  15. NuKe

    NuKe mummy to 2 gorgeous girls

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    I was on citaprolam for depression and stopped taking them the day i got my :bfp: several doctors have all told me they are 100% fine in pregnancy so i went back on them :hugs:
     
  16. frillyhilly

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    I was on citalopram but stopped them when i found out i was pregnant coz i thought u couldnt take them, anyway i was just a mess and needed to be on something for the sake of me and my other kids. so i went to the doctor and they prescribed me sertraline, there is a very slight risk with them but they have all said this is the safest one to be on. apparently citalopram has a lot more risk, so i didnt want to take those again, also u need to consider the breastfeeding element, u cant take citalopram and breastfeed but u can with sertraline. i was so scared at the beginning to take them but now im so glad that i have. i am much calmer and less stressed. i also see a specialist midwife at the hospital because they like to keep a closer eye on u but thats to be expected. i would strongly recommend u do wot u need to do. u need to be in good state of mind when the baby is born otherwise things could be ten times worse, i hope u get on ok, like i say im so glad i did it. good luck and keep ur chin up xx :)
     
  17. Sovereign

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    I took fluoxetine when I was pg with Charlie and im on venlafaxine with this baby cos its the only thing that works. Def go and speak to your Dr hun x
     
  18. tixiie_licks

    tixiie_licks mum:)+teeny bit pregnant

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    hey everyone thanks for ur responses, after two absolutely awful days, i saw the doctor yesterday and he said they are safe in 2 trimester and all the warnings on antidepressants and ocd medication is aimed at the first 3 months, but hes put me forward for CBT which will be one face to face meeting then a phone call session every wk (not sure about this phone call tho i hate talkin on the phone :/) and if i dont improve then it will b tablets as he wants to try this route first.... surprisingly after speakin to my husband, mam and close friend im feelin just about bk to myself now thank god but i know tomoro i could b on self destruct again which isnt a nice feeling... hope your all ok xxx
     
  19. Katielouisa

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    That's good they may do brain mapping with you that's what I had to do for my OCD it went like this:
    thought --- meaning--feeling--what happens next e.g another thought---feeling--outcome...
    It shows you that your thoughts are abit daft I still hae all my paperwork upstairs lol! x
     
  20. babyv_s2012

    babyv_s2012 1st little princess

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    I was on 50mg of citaprolam for anxiety and depression pre pregnancy and as soon as i found out i stopped them my Dr said the risks are still not known so i decided not to continue- im being monitered by my mw and they have been really good about everything.
     

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