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Citalopram 10mg and early pregnancy

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Molotov Thu 04-Jun-15 19:36:58

I started taking 10mg of citalopram a few days ago for severe PMS. I hope that it will also help ease my more general anxiety issues.

I am irritable, snappy, tearful, over-sensitive and aggressive in the 2 weeks leading up to my period. Just an awful fire-breathing tyrant, really. I am naturally what I would call an anxious person but lately I find myself unable to make decisions due to anxieties.

We have 2 dds aged 6yo and 3yo and I've said 'enough is enough' with this moodiness and out of control worrying, for the sake of our family. However, one of the things I've been unable to make a decision about is to whether to ttc a dc3. I hope that I will soon be able to think clearly again, without the fog of anxiety and mood-swings.

I may decide that I want to stick at 2dcs but if we did ttc, I've read that citalopram might cause birth defects. I've stressed so much about whether to ttc again that if we did, I'd just like it to happen without over-analysis and planning on my part. Maybe actually being on citalopram should enable this. But, would it be better to withdraw from citalopram if we did want to ttc?

I have a review appointment with my GP in a couple of weeks, and will ask then, of course. I've also posted this on the pregnancy board.

TIA

Molotov Mon 08-Jun-15 09:19:22

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