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Old 03-27-2012, 03:37 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: WA
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MommaOfThree33 HB User
Unhappy Pregnant & Very Anxious

I found out I'm pregnant, it's a surprise! I have 3 kids already but they are all older. 16 13 & 11
I already have an anxiety disorder, but since I've been pregnant it's 100% worse. I made an appointment with an OB clinic and was seen by a Nurse, who told me she wanted me to go to Mental health. I went to Mental health, and they told me they have 1 doctor to prescribe medicine and he's a month out, that I need to see my primary doc. So I went to my primary doc, and he had to consult with an OB doc, they took me up from 20mg of ciltaopram to 40mg. It's been 5 days and I'm still extremely anxious.
Has anyone or is anyone taking an antidepressant while pregnant?

I've also been having shortness of breath, rapid heart beat and dizziness. It makes me feel horrible and I don't even want to get up from the couch.

Also super bad reflux which I was told to try Zantac 150 twice a day, didn't help so now they told me to try Pepcid AC 20mg twice a day.

I'm only 6 weeks. I seriously don't know how I'm going to make it full term like this. Taking all these meds makes me think about birth defects constantly.

Any support you guys could offer would be much appreciate.

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Old 05-06-2012, 11:29 AM   #2
Join Date: May 2012
Location: West midlands
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Smidgeey HB User
Re: Pregnant & Very Anxious

Hey there , I have just posted a similar post .. I am currently on 40mg Prozac and will be 6 weeks pregnant on Tuesday , personally it isn't working for me but the doctors are so useless they don't listen .. Tbh honey I'm hoping that somehow I can get to see a mental health specialist for some therapy rather than using meds , I've also head tricyclic antidepressants can be safer to use in pregnancy than SSRI's which is what Prozac and citalopram are .. Sorry I can't be of more help though!

Old 05-09-2012, 11:07 PM   #3
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LostGirl89 HB User
Re: Pregnant & Very Anxious

Oh dear. Well first of all congratulations! And second from my understanding antidepressants are horrible for you and the unborn baby. Maybe you have underlying stressors and disorders that aren't being treated. Maybe try a homeopath and test your thyroid? I was on antidepressants for so long and then found out I have a condition called Hashimotos that totally mimicks bipolar, manic, and anxiety issues. It's a start anyway. Good luck honey!

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