Re: advise on doctor giving SSRI's
What kind of diet are you eating? I suffer from depression (I'm not pregnant) but I choose to treat myself naturally. This includes some supplements. But at the moment I am mostly treating with diet. Getting plenty of protein & natural fats (butter, sour cream, nuts), and avoiding sugar, flour, hydrogenated oils, caffeine & artificial sweeteners can be very helpful for anxiety/depression. It helps to stabilize your blood sugar as well as your mood. Make sure you are eating enough. Smaller, frequent meals may be helpful. Eat plenty of vegetables & fruits. Hopefully at 29weeks you are able to stomach most things?
I took celexa (earlier version of lexapro) and didn't like its side effects. Lexapro is supposed to not have those side effects, but people I've talked to who take it say different. Ask a pharmacist about its safety during pregnancy. They know more about drugs than doctors do. They may also know about the safety of such natural supplements as fish oil or B-complex vitamins, which help with depression & stress.
Best wishes to you.
Last edited by sidnee74; 08-28-2004 at 08:49 AM.