at this point sleeping or not makes a HUGE difference in my depression. Even if you take the ambien for a night or two, it might be worth it to try and break the cycle
DS1 Dec 2009 DZ Twins July 2012
I had HORRIBLE insomnia and anxiety in my first trimester due to a relapse in PTSD (long story but my DH almost died last time I was pg and hormones triggered a relapse)
I started Zoloft at 15 wks which took a month to kick in. While I was waiting I took Ambien for a week or two. I am NOT a med taker and had never taken sleeping meds in my life. But I seriously did not sleep for a full week. Like not a wink. I was out of my mind. I was super worried about taking the Ambien but grateful for the sleep it gave me.
I'm due in Dec, so haven't had this little nut yet, but I really don't think it will be a problem.
Dr. Hales' book says that Ambien is Class B, not many meds are that safe for pg, not even SSRI's.
I did try Benedryl and Unisom before that but had creepy nights where it felt like my body was asleep but my mind was awake. Not fun.
mumma to sweet 7 year old girl
and darling 2 year old guy
Please take something to help you! Especially during this horrendous flu season, lack of sleep is going to make you more susceptible to getting sick.
I asked my midwife about Ambien. She was willing to prescribe it but said that depression is a side effect. If you can get by with something more mild, you might try that first, but I would definitely try something (acupuncture is a great idea).
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