Originally Posted by karmax612
well first off I would stop taking your anti depressants, I heard they are really bad for baby and can mess things up the farther along you go.
Uh no, this is bad advice. There is a basic cost/benefit analysis regarding antidepressants during pregnancy, and if the mother needs them she needs them. Based on the information in the first post, this woman needs help.
I've been on antidepressants for my 3 pregnancies. I tried going off them for my first pregnancy then needed to start taking them again, then I didn't look back. I had a lot of anxiety along with depression (still do, but I believe pregnancy makes it all so much worse!). And my 3 children are wonderful.
If you are having depression symptoms during pregnancy, you are more likely to experience postpartum depression (and I know your major issue is anxiety but the two are so often linked, that's why I keep saying depression). So it is better to get that in check as soon as you can!
You need to talk to your doctors in a way to make them understand how bad it is. I get feeling bad that you're taking something and it's not even helping, but if you keep talking to your doctors until someone listens, they will hopefully help you find something that is more effective than what you are taking, either a different drug or just a boost in what you are already taking.
And PLEASE don't beat yourself up because you aren't all joyful. I think it's absolute BS when someone is expected to act a certain way during pregnancy. YOU are the one carrying the baby and it is not always comfortable, and it does bring a lot of anxiety, and there are a lot of hormonal things going on. I hated pregnancy, but I love my babies!