(Closed) Meds and Pregnancy

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Before getting pregnant I was on Prozac. I cannot recall the dosage. When I told my doctor my plans to TTC they switched me to Zoloft. My OB said I could not be on it … 

My general doctor and my OB seen fine with Zoloft and said it’s one of the safest for pregnancy. I started at 150 and have slowly dropped to 100 and am hoping to stop at 50. I do read a lot and there are risks associated with using different medications – for me my doctor feels the benefits outweight the risks. I’d just be comfortable with a lower dose. 

 

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I took sertraline (Zoloft) for panic disorder throughout my pregnancy, and both my OB and my psychiatrist were 100% fine with it. I was on 100 mg/day. For me, the benefits outweighed possible risks.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Restaurant

I was on Prozac pre-pregnancy for PMDD (extreme PMS). 20mg per day (I think?) during weeks 3-4 of my cycle. Once I found out I was pregnant, I stopped taking it.  I was a little worried that I would become “the demon” (as my husband likes to call it) that I am when not on it, but so far so good. I do have mood swings, but nothing out of the ordinary of normal pregnancy craziness I think.

I did start to get severely depressed when I was sick with morning sickness in weeks 6-9, and considered talking to my doctor about taking it again, but when the morning sickness went away, I felt happier again.

That being said, if I feel that I need to start taking it again, I will. I agree that benefits can outweigh the risks for many people.

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