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I have a problem with depression and moodiness and have tried many medications in the past, none of which really helped. Recently, I've had great success taking the supplements recommended in The Mood Cure - specifically 5-HTP and L-Tyrosine with an occasional GABA.<br><br>
The problem is that they are not recommended during pregnancy - and I am now 7 weeks pregnant. I feel like I can't get anything done. Worse, I feel like I'm being a crappy mom to my almost 2 yr old ds - mommies who sit on the couch and have no energy to go outside and run around are no fun! It's getting harder and harder to make myself get up and go. I can't even get the basic stuff done around the house that needs doing. I know some of it is the pregnancy hormones but it's more than that. I feel like I finally found something that worked and it improved every aspect of my life and now I'm back to square one.<br><br>
Any ideas or suggestions that are safe during pregnancy and eventually BF'ing a newborn? I really don't want to start an 'official' medicine especially since they haven't worked in the past...
 

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i just went to my naturopath this morning and she actually called a company that makes the 5-HTP and GABA (Neuroscience) and talked with one of the consultants. She wouldn't give her an answer either way and pretty much said their hasn't been any studies done with pregnant women for ethical reasons. I have severe OCD and the only other thing that's helped me even in the slightest has been Prozac or Zoloft which docs will give to pregnant women - as it has a "C" classification for safety during pregnancy.<br><br>
The other natural thing that my psychologist recommended is exercise as it increases the "feel good hormone."<br><br>
Good luck to you mama, and I hope some others chime in and help out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Bumpin this! I'd love to hear any ideas. I won't take meds should we get pregnant because of Lexapros link to heart defects. DH has a congenital heart defect.
 
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