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Pregnancy vs citalopram

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dysx8 Mon 24-Sep-12 19:43:07

Is there anyone pregnant or had a baby whilst on citalopram? Safe or better to be left alone whilst I'm pregnant/breast feeding?

narmada Mon 24-Sep-12 23:38:15

Not me, but my friend has had two babies while on Sertraline, BF them both too. I BF dd for 2 years on sertraline.

One for an antenatal psychiatry-type person I think: Does that profession even exist?!?!?!?!

dysx8 Tue 25-Sep-12 10:19:44

Thanks. I had a little look online and generally it's not recommended,so I'll try to face the pregnancy without it, cold turkeysmile Wish me luck!

narmada Tue 25-Sep-12 12:34:08

please don't make the decision to come off meds without docs input tho will you?? in lots of cases the benefits of being medicated outweigh risks.

narmada Tue 25-Sep-12 12:35:46

cold turkey withdrawal from SSRI s is not particularly pleasant either. better to taper...

Noomininoo Fri 28-Sep-12 22:35:17

I took Citalopram throughout both of my pregnancies (10mg every other day for my first & 10mg a day during my 2nd) & both of my DDs seem perfectly happy healthy, normal kids. I didn't really get on with bfing so only managed 4 weeks for my 1st & just over a week for my 2nd (although I expressed & combination fed up till they were about 4 months).

I did try to come off it before I got pregnant but everytime I tried my depression & anxiety just came back with a vengeance so I had a word with my GP & he said that , as I was on a fairly low dose, it should be relatively safe to try for a baby.

Good luck with whatever you decide...

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