I was recommended to take Cymbalta again at the end of my pregnancy by both my psychologist and my obgyn. I wish I had never touched it and listened to them because when my daughter was born she had colic severely. She would cry 18 hours a day. That's not the worst of it. Now that my daughter is two, she's been diagnosed with autism. It breaks my heart.
This thread is so helpful! I'm just starting Cymbalta (from Celexa) and feeling much better already, but I want to get pregnant soon and there's no end to the psych meds in the near future (I've been on some kind of SSRI for about 5 years). When I expressed concern to my OB, she said that taking care of mama was the first thing... What a relief!
I'm happy to hear all the comforting stories, though I empathize with those who have or are struggling. Thank you all for sharing.
I also just read this entire thread and wished that I had stumbled across it during my first pregnancy! I was on 30mg of Cymbalta during my first and breast fed for 12 months. My daughter is now 2 years old and so far has been very healthy, has been in 100% of growth her entire life, and reaches milestones early. I do hope there are no surprises around the corner.
I am now 28 weeks with my 2nd and have been on 60 mg of Cymbalta the entire pregnancy. I started out on Lamotrigne and Ablify as well, but have been able to wean myself off those drugs earlier in my pregnancy. I just picked up my prescription for Cymbalta and they started putting a label on the bottle that says "use in 3rd trimester could cause health problems"! This freaked me out even though I have experience with my first pregnancy. I am now on day 2 of no drugs. I didn't realize during my first pregnancy what class C meant, now that I have done my research I don't want to subject my 2nd child to the drug. My first could have been an exception and my second could be effected by the drug, so that is why I am going to try and stay off of it through the rest of my pregnancy and during breast feeding. I am worried about my depression coming back and for PMD. I appreciate hearing others experiences and stories on this forum!