Anyone TTC while on anti depressant?

(21 Posts)
lindamagoo Thu 06-Dec-12 18:47:24

Yeah u can get them with the opk's aswell. I got my bfp at 9dpo and my pal got hers at 13dpo grin

lifeislikeaboxofchoccies Thu 06-Dec-12 18:26:32

Oh yes, I think I have the same ones, they came with some OPK sticks. 9dpo is so early to get a positive! Makes me want to test on Sat now, which is when I'll be 9dpo. Hmm....

lindamagoo Thu 06-Dec-12 14:00:54

That's true, my boys love going to their cousins house and playing with all the dolls and stuff...

I buy packs of the cheap 10miu tests from amazon, less than £4 for about 15 and got both my bfp 9 dpo...

lifeislikeaboxofchoccies Thu 06-Dec-12 13:37:43

Thanks Linda, I really hope they'll help me relax a little. Where do you buy your preg tests? I have a few cheapy ones you have to dip in some wee, maybe I will have a sneaky one of those on Sunday...

I think they may well love it. I have a 5 year old nephew who's asked for nothing but pretty stuff and glitters for Christmas! See, boys appreciate a thing of beauty too when they see it. grin

lindamagoo Thu 06-Dec-12 13:25:04

Glad you got something from the doc, should help u deal with the whole ttc a lot easier. It's so hard waiting for a late af before testing, I'm a total poas addict, lol. My boys say they want a sister but will they feel the same when the house is full of pink stuff and girly toys? I think not smile

lifeislikeaboxofchoccies Thu 06-Dec-12 12:20:43

I would rather not test until AF is late which would be somewhere around the 17th going by my longest cycle. But I'll probably cave and test on the 13th which would be exactly 2 weeks since OV. I went to the doc today and she prescribed me some antid's. I will start taking them when AF shows up. They're the same ones I had before and she said it is fine to take them throughout all of it, conceiving, preg, breastfeeding. But I will just stop taking them when I fall pregnant.

How cute that your boys want a girl! I guess they figure they've already got a brother. Oh well fingers crossed eh! xxx

lindamagoo Wed 05-Dec-12 19:57:07

I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get good news this month but if not have a fab Christmas and no baby stress, when will you be ready to test? I think I would like a girl but not bothered either way, my boys are great so I wouldn't mind another but they want a girl. xxx

lifeislikeaboxofchoccies Wed 05-Dec-12 19:29:27

Sorry to hear Jayden had a rocky start in life, that must have been really scary for you all. But really glad to hear he is doing well now! 2 years sound like the perfect age gap to me. That's what I was aiming for, but as my son is now 18 months, that's not going to happen. But hopefully a new baby will arrive before he is 3, that would be good.

We dtd every other day from the last day of my period up until OV, and then twice on O day and once the day after. I hoped that that would be enough, certainly seemed like a lot of sex! haha. But you are right, I think if this isn't my month then over Christmas will try to take it easy and only do when we want to. We won't have much opportunity anyway as we'll be staying with various family members over the holidays, so will leave my OPK sticks at home too!

I hope you'll have a nice New Year present too! Perhaps it will be a girl this time :-) xxx

lindamagoo Wed 05-Dec-12 17:56:27

Oh I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, hopefully get your bfp this month, be an amazing Christmas gift... There's 2 years between my boys, Jackson was born 4 days before Jayden's 2nd bday, he was quite poorly so had to have an emergency section and stay in hospital for a week so missed Jayden's bday, the wee one was born with hypothermia, he was hypoglycaemic, had a heart murmur and fluid on his lungs so he was in neonatal for a few days, he's perfect now though... I'd advise you to try maybe just having sex twice a week if this isn't your lucky month, that way there's always a supply there for the egg and have fun, it's amazing how taking the edge off can help things happen xxx

lifeislikeaboxofchoccies Wed 05-Dec-12 16:58:28

wow can't believe it took one go with your second. That is amazing! Just goes to show how stress and anxiety can have such a negative effect on your body. Well done getting off your antid's as well, I am glad you are feeling good. :-)

We didn't try at all for my son, he was a honeymoon surprise! So I have no experience with all this trying business - am finding it all rather trying! LOL. I am pretty much making my DH have sex on demand as well, which he finds difficult understandably. There is certainly no spontaneity which is sad. But I feel like we do have to make an effort you know? Am taking pregnacare, drink green tea and take EPO before OV and have almost completely cut out alcohol and sugar. Trying to be more healthy etc. Oh and tried some reflexology before OV this month. But we'll have to see if that made a difference. Am in my TWW at the moment, don't think anything's happened though. Don't feel at all preggo. Sigh.

What's the age gap between your boys? So nice that they are happy playing together. Sounds lovely. xxx

lindamagoo Wed 05-Dec-12 16:12:43

I was making my oh have on demand sex all the time, was stressing him out, lol, so decided just to do it when we actually wanted and that month we only did it once, spontaneous, and it happened, was amazed... It's great having 2, they r so happy playing away, can be a bit hectic and crazy but well worth it... I've said I'll be more relaxed about it this time but it's already all I'm thinking about that's why I've came on here, to drive you guys nuts instead of my oh, lol... I'm completely off my antid's now, came off them 6 months ago and so far I'm doing great but if I feel like I'm going backwards I'll go straight back on them... Going to docs on Fri to ask what kind of vits and things I should take to make things a little easier... How long did you try for your little one? xxx

lifeislikeaboxofchoccies Wed 05-Dec-12 15:46:50

That's amazing! How lovely that you have two gorgeous boys after being told that it might never happen. Just goes to show doesn't it! I really hope you'll manage to have another one. I would really like 3 myself. I don't know how you stopped trying though, seriously how did you do that? I think I need to definitely be more relaxed about it, but just can't seem to do it! It's pretty much on my mind 24/7, that's how badly I want a sibling for my little one. What are you doing to help things along, in terms of vits etc? Are you on antiDs now too? xxx

lindamagoo Wed 05-Dec-12 15:31:16

I was 37 before I ever managed to get pregnant, was told in my 20's it might never happen so imagine my surprise when my sick bug turned out to be my gorgeous little boy!!! It took almost a year with my 2nd, we had decided the month before to stop trying coz I was getting too upset every month and then it happened so I'm not expecting my bfp anytime soon but you never know xxx

lifeislikeaboxofchoccies Wed 05-Dec-12 15:12:41

Ah brilliant, good luck to you! How long did it take you to conceive your other boys? x

lindamagoo Tue 04-Dec-12 19:04:10

Yeah I sure am, just had my coil removed yesterday so this is officially day 1 of ttc x

lifeislikeaboxofchoccies Tue 04-Dec-12 18:42:24

Thanks! I hope the Doc will take me seriously, she's nice though so expect she will.

Lindamagoo, I wasn't sure if you are TTC also, but if you are good luck to you too!

SS I hope you'll get your BFP soon. :-) x

SeriousStuff Tue 04-Dec-12 17:21:18

Thank you! I'm very much looking forward to it!

And please do keep in touch - I hope you get the help you need and it's always great to hear other people's stories. Nice to know other people go through similar experiences to yourself x

lifeislikeaboxofchoccies Tue 04-Dec-12 15:13:55

Thank you both very much. It's nice to know I am not the only one. I have heard of the benefits outweighing the dangers, I was taking them when I was breastfeeding my son, he only fed twice a day and the doctor said it would not harm him. But think I would want to try and stop taking them as soon as I do get pregnant, just to be safe. I think I will go and ask for some on a low dose just to see if it will make a difference. TTC can take such a long time, the thought of having to go through the same emotional roller coaster ride every month I get a BFN is too scary. I don't want it to take over my every thought. Thanks again ladies and good luck SeriousStuff on your TTC journey. xxx

SeriousStuff Tue 04-Dec-12 14:22:02

Me! I'm on 10mg of Citalopram currently - low dose but they do make a heck of a difference. I suffer from quite bad panic attacks, but never when I'm on the meds.

My DH and I are planning on TTC in Jan, but have stopped being careful already...we spoke to our GP and she advised me that the benefits of being on the meds outweigh the dangers so I will stick with them.

The thought of the meds harming our baby scared me, but the thought of me being depressed and suffering badly from anxiety seemed worse somehow.

Let us know what you decide.

lindamagoo Tue 04-Dec-12 14:15:36

I was taking antid's when I fell pregnant with both my boys and my doctor advised me to stay on them during the pregnancies but I was too paranoid so he said just to wean myself off them which I did both times then started taking them again after I gave birth so it shouldn't be a problem if you feel like you need them xxx

lifeislikeaboxofchoccies Tue 04-Dec-12 13:13:27

Hi All,

Bit of a strange one I suppose, but I will explain why I ask. Been suffering from depression since early teens. Nothing ever done about it though until I had DS and got myself a little bit of PND which I was prescribed some antiD for. I only took them for 2 months. We are now ttc #2 with no luck (third cycle) and I am getting more and more anxious and depressed about it, so much so that's it's starting to put a strain on relationship with hubby. I feel really bad. Want so much to be happy go lucky about it but that's just not me. I was thinking of going to the Docs to ask if there is anything I can take just while trying to conceive, to give my brain a bit of a break. Would obviously come off as soon as I discover I am pregnant. But I just wanted to ask if anyone has any experience with this? Thanks in advance :-)

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