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Old 06-26-2005, 12:23 PM   #1
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Question Depression and OCD

Hello everyone, I have depression and ocd and can pretty much control it without meds but when i got pregnant look out! My ocd has been the worst ever, me and hubby just argue because it bothers me so bad my personality has even changed. My depression also, I cry everyday. My doctor put me on wellbutrin sr 150mg twice a day this has helped me tremendously. I am back to my normal self. The problem is I cannot quit thinking about taking this medicine while i am pregnant, I worry about the baby but the doctor has told me over and over this is the safest drug out there, he has used it many times. I dont know am i being paranoid? Is anyone else on this? I was told it is given to pregnant women to keep them from smoking while pregnant also.

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Old 06-27-2005, 10:32 AM   #2
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Re: Depression and OCD

I guess no one is in the same boat as me? No replies...

Old 06-27-2005, 11:28 AM   #3
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Re: Depression and OCD

Hi basstracker.

Sorry that not many people have repied. While I don't have OCD, I do have depression. After having many of the same internal arguments in my head that you seem to be wrestiling with, I decided to stay on my meds. (Celexa) I talked a lot with my OB/GYN and my psychiatris to come to this decision. My Psychiatrist consulted with a peri-natologist and the conclusion was that it is much better to stay on the meds than it is to be depressed.

If you do a search on this board for topics such as "Depression and medication" I bet you will get a lot of hits. There have been many postings here about this question.
I have found them all to be helpful. It seems to me that the majority of women choose to stay on their SSRI's while pregnant but may but back/eliminate other anxiety controlling drugs like Xanax and Klonopin.

Good luck.


Old 06-27-2005, 12:22 PM   #4
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Re: Depression and OCD

Thank you for the reply. I was pleased to hear from someone. I will search more on here and see if i can find more info. Thanks again....

Old 06-27-2005, 01:10 PM   #5
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Re: Depression and OCD

I am opposite of you. I suffer from Anxiety and Panic Disorder and I am unable to control it with out medication. I take 10mg Lexepro. I had to stop taking it until tomorrow morning to confirm that I am pregnant.

I am not sure what he is planning on doing. I am a little nervous about stopping the medication cold turkey!

If he puts me on something, I am also worried how it will affect the baby.

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Old 06-28-2005, 06:43 AM   #6
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Re: Depression and OCD

I am the same exact way before I got pregnant I started taking Lexapro and was doing great on it and then when I found out the doctor said that if I could stop that it may be better at least in the 1st trimester, and at first I was doing good then starting getting too OC-I was bad, so they prescribed me Zoloft in the 2nd trimester I am now 27 weeks and doing ok with it, although I do plan to switch back to lexapro after...I think that has been the best for me. I worried too that is all a part of OCD.

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