No more "Happy Pills"
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|Sun, 10-30-2011 - 8:58pm|
After over 6 years of antidepressants I am flying solo!
Ok lets face it, 6 years on antidepressants is a pretty long time. I've done my research and taken multiple psychology classes and for the MOST part people only need to be medicated short-term...that's just one of the many reasons I decided it was time to say bye-bye to the happy pills! Not to mention it was originally believed that my depression may have been triggered by the BP medication I was on at the time; but my doctors took me off of the BP medication and started me on antidepressants simultaneously so no one really knows in the first place if I was actually depressed or if it was a side effect of my medication!!
We're not TTC yet but DH and I decided that when we do we would both feel better if I was on as little medication as possible. It is inevitable that I will need to be on BP medication and we are OK with that but we wanted that to be it.
I've talked to my doctor multiple times about it and he always tells me that it is my choice whether to stay on them or not while TTC and being pregnant; but he always adds in the fact that even though it's not FDA approved Wellbutrin is considered the safest to use during pregnancy. So at my last appointment I told him that I wanted to try to come off of my medication and he pretty much told me no...