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Old 02-20-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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Unhappy Arthritis and Anxiety Meds

I am 5 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child and have always stayed on some sort of anti-depressant with the first two pregnancies. However, after suffering my entire childhood with JRA, but being symptom free for more than 20 years, my family doctor discovered it had reared it's ugly head and had to put me on a regimen of arthritis and fibromyalgia medications about 2 weeks before I found out I was pregnant. Those 2 weeks were the best 2 weeks I've had in several years, pain free and able to sleep at night. Now, she wants me to quit taking all the medications including the Cymbalta (a duel use for depression & fibromyalgia) and go on Prozac only. I've taken Prozac before and it didn't work. In past pregnancies the mid-wife told me the benefits outweighed the risks but now they're wanting the family doctor to deal with my meds since she's the one who prescribed them. I've been off them for less than a week and I'm ready to lose my mind. I can't be around my children without yelling, I can't be in stores without full blown panic attacks, and I just feel like I want to rip my skin off. The medications are all Cat C so why is she so deadset on pulling me off of them cold turkey?

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