Post # 1
So, in preparatin of our wedding and our hope to get pregnant soon after I have decided to go off my anti-depressants. I have been medicated since I was 18 (yes, that’s 14 years). I want to be able to get off of them the correct way and not cold turkey when I get pregnant. The problem is……….I am planning a wedding. It’s supposed to be a happy time. But, I have never hated my job more. I haven’t felt this irritable in a long time. My poor FH has been so supportive. I just wonder if I should wait until after the wedding to try this. Any advice?
Post # 3
@Purple Nurse: I think this is something you should consider talking with a physician about. My own short stint on anti-depressants (<1 year) and the condition I was in, I’d wait until a stress free time period (like after your wedding).
Post # 4
I can’t tell you what to do, but if I were you, I would wait until after you have at least finished planning the wedding. Working a full time job and planning a wedding are both very stressful, even by themselves. Have you spoke to your doctor about this? Maybe there is something that is, for lack of a better term, better for you and a possible baby than what you are taking now.
Post # 5
I am weaning off them under the direction of my prescribing doctor. We are doing it extra-special-slow. I don’t feel sad, I don’t feel depressed. I just feel anxious and irritable. I have wanted to do this for so long, and a baby seems like the perfect reason. Who knows?
Post # 6
I really think you should wait for your wedding. Stay on the meds, through planning and your wedding… ENJOY this special time, youll never get it back… If you end up hating it Im afraid youll end up regretting in the long run…. wean off the meds after the wedding, get your self in a good position medically to have children. Good luck
Post # 7
@Purple Nurse: I think any advice given about this situation on here, while it may be filled with support, shouldn’t be taken as truthful and legitimate. You really should take to your doctor about this and let you and your doctor decide what’s best for you. My dad was on anti-depressants for years and it started when he had started to hate his jobs (and then everything else in between). His doctor actually told him that once he quit his job, he’d get off the meds and most likely would start to feel better again. EVERYONE is different and responds to situations differently. Please, talk to your doctor about this.