I have an 8.5 month old son and have been having issues with anxiety since he was a few weeks old. I saw my primary care doctor last week, and am seeing a counselor in a few days. I was prescribed Paxil (10 mg) by my pcp, but have been too afraid to take it since I am still nursing.
Some days I feel fine, other days it's like a switch gets hit and I am a nervous wreck, which eventually exhausts me and sends me into a depression. I feel bad because when I'm in one of these moods, I'm not as much of an attentive and fun mother to my son and I don't want him to be negatively effected by my issues. But I'm also very afraid that he will have negative effects from me using Paxil like 10 years down the road.
Anyone who can share their experience taking Paxil or a similar anti depressant while nursing? Also interested in stories of those who chose not to use an anti depressant and were able to feel better on their own.