18 wks pregnant--off meds for depression
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|Tue, 10-09-2012 - 7:56pm|
I just wanted to say hello to everyone.
I have been on meds for depression for most of my adult life. The recent 'cocktail' seems to work best and I have been functioning fine in recent years. After finding out I was pregnant on July 4th (and calling my Dr of course) I quit my meds cold turkey. It was rough the first few weeks...a lot of discomfort and withdraw. I recently went to a Dr appt and they were really pushing me to get back on some meds. I understand that some meds are thought to be safe during pregnancy...but I really want to try to go the whole pregnancy without medication. I think i am doing ok....not great...but ok. I guess I feel like 'ok' is good enough if it means that I can grow this beautiful baby without exposing him to unnecessary medications.
Has anyone here had any experiences with depression/pregnancy/ meds? What are your thoughts? Experiences?