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Old 03-05-2002, 01:52 PM   #1
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Zoloft and pregnancy

I wrote earlier about being on Claritin, but I have been considering restarting my Zoloft as well. I've been feeling down, and I guess being home all day isn't helping. Normally I work, but I am a painter and can't do it while I'm pregnant. I'm having a hard time getting out of the house during the day,- I don't know if it's because I am tired from the pregnancy or if I may be depressed. My doc said I could go back on Zoloft, but I am really scared it may affect my child. Has anyone been on Zoloft while pregnant? Did you notice any problems in your children that you can possibly attribute to the use of Zoloft?
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Old 03-05-2002, 04:01 PM   #2
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Re: Zoloft and pregnancy

hi there! i am 24 years old and the mother of 3, ages 1,2,and 6. i have obsessive compulsive disorder and been on medication for quite some time. i think maybe you should get a second opinion from another doctor because my doctor completely took me off of my medication the second he found out i was pregnant, saying the potential harm outweighs the possible benefits. if you have ANY doubts concerning the health of your unborn baby and any medication, seek more info. first. like i said, i stopped all meds so i don't know what effects a child would be born with. have you checked on the zoloft website? good luck! kim. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

 
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Old 03-06-2002, 12:36 AM   #3
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Re: Zoloft and pregnancy

I take Zoloft for my stress and continued through my last preg. and will through this one. I read a great article on this topic in Cosmo or Glamour. They had a doc who studies and helps women who are preg. or have kids and have depression and many other(and far worse) psychological problems. From what this woman is saying there have been studies done on Zoloft and preg. and there was one side affect..low birth weight. The doc was saying that for some women it is worse to take them off the meds. than to let them keep taking it. My doc recomended I stay on mine b/c I have a 6 month old..and I need my sanity!! Many docs know little about the emotions of preg. women and how to help them. I guess the choice really comes down to how bad you feel and if you think the risks are worth it. I'll tell you one thing..I notice a difference when I take my meds. I don't feel that I lose my temper over stupid stuff and I cry less. To me that is worth it. But after my 6 month postpartum the drugs go in the trash..I use them during my hormone fluctions and refuse to let them become a crutch. My doc agrees. I also know with my first son I felt better when I made myself get out of my house and walk or visit someone or to eat out..sunshine does wonders for your mood. It is a proven fact..sunshine is a mood booster. Some might help but you will never know until you try. I invested in a swing and sat outside in the cool evenings..it really helps. Well, I do live in the South..you may not have as much sunshine where you live as we do.

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