Re: pregnancy and paxil
Do not stop taking your meds without talking to your doctor. A antidepressant is nothing you want to stop cold turkey.
I was on lexapro and though my doctor told me to stay on it I weened myself off with his permission after talking to him about it. I really wanted to go my pregnancy without it. BIG mistake we are obviously on these for a reason, well atleast I know that my familys predisposition to depression and anxiety I just need to come to terms with the fact I need these. During my sixth month I pretty much when into a tailspin and couldnt get myself out without going back on and seeking further help.
Also women who have anxiety and depression also are at risk for having pre-term babies, low weight babies and post pardom depression. With taking the meds the risks go down. I know a couple other women on this board who had the same issue as me and ended up going back on after a few months of hell. Honestly for me it would depend on why you are taking them in the first place if its for a short term reason then I would consider going off, but if you have been on for a long time I would talk to your doc.
I dont know if paxil is a class c drug or not but there are others that you may be able to switch too if its not, but I would definatly stay on if you feel you need it.
Oh and one more thing, internet searches can be great but also awful at the same time, they tend to always say the worst, its good for research but remember just go by what your doc says.
congrats and good luck
Last edited by rounsy222; 03-29-2006 at 06:22 AM.