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#1 of 8 Old 11-13-2003, 09:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I just wanted to say I'm grateful for having the posts to read. I'm 26 weeks and I'm definitely depressed. I had ppd with dd 2.5 years ago, but I didn't know it could show up while pg. I was so hoping to be ok this time I know myself pretty well, though and I think it's time to see my dr., sigh.

Can anyone give me a link for how safe different meds are during pg and bfing? I've read some of you take Zoloft, and Dr. Newman recommends that as well.

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Hello!

Sorry for the delay in responding. My kids are keeping me pretty busy...

I have always had my depression start during pregnancy. So; I know how awful it can be.

I found my info through the library. I asked the librarian to help me with a periodical search. Turns out they already subscribe to the medical journals. Just tell them what keywords; such as "SSRI", "antidepressant" & "pregnancy".
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Just wanted to offer my support. I had PPD really bad this last time and I think it started during my pregnancy. I'm on Prozac now and the first question that I asked was if I could take it while I was pregnant (for future referance). Anyway, the dr. said yes. Don't know if that helps at all. Take care and feel free to unload here at any time.

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Thanks guys, I see my dr. in a couple of weeks. I think it could be SAD as well, it's so grey and bleak here! I find myself wishing the time would go by...not something I want to do!

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On a personal note; I have taken Zoloft through two pregnancies with no ill effect on my babes.

I have read medical articles about Paxil. It has been reported to cause babies to go through withdrawal symptoms.
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I have seen Paxil cause withdrawal in an adult, so I'm not suprised. I have also had awful experiences coming off Effexor.

Did you have trouble with Zoloft?

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I am still taking Zoloft.

But I have not had any problems with withdrawal when I weaned off in the past. My problem was the return of my original symptoms of depression!
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I was on Zoloft also and had no problems weaning off it. In fact, I was on 50mg and weaned totally off in five days. I wanted to go off to get pregnant and for the first trimester, and I had been on an antidepressant for 9 months and felt like I was in a good place to go off for a while.
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