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I am 31 and ttc my first child. I have had depression and anxiety since I was a child and have been on prozac since I was 15. My psychiatrist has strongly recommended that I stay on the prozac while ttc and pregnant since she feels I am at a very high risk for depression if I go off of it. I have made peace with this decision as every time I've tried to go off of the prozac I have become severely depressed. What I am wondering about is ativan/lorazepam for helping me occasionally with my anxiety and sleeping. I usually don't take it very often but I have been feeling very stressed out lately because of work issues, and problems that I am having with my father. I have been trying to cleanse out my system as much as possible by reducing my caffeine intake, not drinking alcohol, eating healthily and avoiding toxic substances in makeup etc. I am also being treated by an acupuncturist/herbalist once a week. I practice yoga and meditation. But I am still feeling fairly stressed, and I don't know whether I should take the ativan once in a while. I am so afraid that the problems with my father and other stresses are going to affect my ovulation and that I won't be able to get pregnant soon. my cycle was completely thrown off for several months last year after a terrible fall out with a good friend. Any advice? Any natural remedies for anxiety that others have found effective?
Aimee, mom to Mirah b. 08/09/08
and my angel, Nico,
, lost to us at 19 weeks gestation, 12/27/12
Longing for our rainbow
Pregnant again after IVF, EDD July 6, 2015!