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conceiving on antidepressants

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iamnotstressed Wed 25-Jul-07 19:22:09

My gp is adamant that i shouldn;t try and i tend to agree at least for the time being. I wondered if anyone concieved straight after stopping taking ads, did things work out? I am convinced that pregnancy hormones would do the same job as the antidepressants.

Ellie04Millie072606 Wed 25-Jul-07 20:15:54

Hi yes I conceived on anti depressants, but I waened off of them through my pregnancy, now i have a 11 week old, and i am o.k still at the moment!!

iamnotstressed Wed 25-Jul-07 20:22:46

i am on citalopram, and you?

Ellie04Millie072606 Wed 25-Jul-07 20:25:28

No I am on flouroxitine.

iamnotstressed Wed 25-Jul-07 20:29:46

Were you adviced to stop taking them before conceiving? They all seem to pose risks...what a pain.

Ellie04Millie072606 Wed 25-Jul-07 21:04:41

No i was planning, trying for over a year, and moved house and fell pregnant, rang gp, advised to ween off.

iamnotstressed Thu 26-Jul-07 21:21:40

thank you. i am trying to wean off them now and see what happens.

Trinityrhino Thu 26-Jul-07 21:24:51

I was on ad's when I fell pg with dd2 and they changed me from fluoxetine to citalopram

I was still on them when I had her and BF her then I fell pg with gecko and a different doctor decided that Ishould instead be on peroxetine whilst bf so am on that now

and yes pg hormones did he same job for me as I accidently forgot for weeks to take them whilst pg with gecko and felt fine ,appart ferom the two weeks of headaches that I later realised were caused by ad cold turkey, and then I felt fine until gecko was about 4 months and then fell into the hole again and restarted

iamnotstressed Thu 26-Jul-07 23:09:19

oh dear, there seem to be very different opinions about which ads are ok in pregnancy...

millseymum Mon 30-Jul-07 21:04:44

hi ladies,

I was on citalopram for panic attacks from 8 wks pg until my son was 8 mths old and he is fine so I found it v. helpful and my dr said it was fine.xx

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