I really really want to stop taking anti-depressants. I have been on Celexa for over a year and my doctor just recently switched me to Effexor because I was complaining of being too tired to do anything while on the Celexa. I've only been on the Effexor for 5 days and only half the dose. I've been having problems with the side effects since the day I started it. My biggest concern and worry though, is my 2 year old who I still breastfeed, has started acting really tired and irritable, and just plain not acting herself. I don't know if it's the Effexor doing this to her, or the fact that I just weaned off the Celexa, but I don't want to continue taking anything that will have a possible side effect on my daughter! On top of this, my DH will be home from Iraq in a few months and we are going to TTC after he gets home. I would like to get a handle on my depression without the use of meds before I have to deal with pregnancy hormones on top of it. I'm finally going to bite the bullet and call a psychologist on monday to set up an appointment, so hopefully I can find some help there. I guess what this really long post is coming down to, is I wanted to find out how many have been able to come off the meds and get help otherwise. I'm interested in trying supplements that I see mentioned here and there on this board, but I don't really know where to find information about how much and how to use them. Any help is appreciated!
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11/3/07 at 2:30pm