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#16 Em-Jay


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Posted 28 May 2010 - 01:50 PM

I'd just like to thank everybody for their responses and opinions - I really appreciate all of the support I get here on I-Do smile.gif

For anybody who is interested, I have made a decision that right now I will not take the cipramil. I am doing many many proactive things to help me prevent a relapse (although I am aware that this may not be enough at the end of the day!)

The things I am currently doing:
-Pregnancy yoga and pilates
-Weekly massage
-Seeing a dietician
-Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
-Seeing a psychiatrist
-Regular visits and open communication with my midwife and obs (who are both WONDERFUL!!) - if ever I am anxious they see me straight away for reassurance/heartbeat checks etc.
-Regular 'me' time before bub comes (Em goes to daycare an extra day when I don't have to work - so I can just fluff about/manicures/massages etc)
-I have requested that I get to stay in hospital for as long as I feel necessary (to establish feeding, let the baby blues pass etc) before heading home - private hospital has been extremely fantastic and I can stay there for as long as I need to get support from the middies post-birth
- Talking openly about it with others (that way if I don't notice that I am slipping back into the dark times, then hopefully somebody else will!!)

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#17 atua


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Posted 28 May 2010 - 02:01 PM

that sounds like a really great plan and safety net you have put in place for yourself hun smile.gif

the talking to others for me is one of THE most important things - that and choosing your ppl wisely, those that will pull you up if they see a change in your mood - i have friends that can now see when i am starting to get manic and will try to help me keep a lid on it so to speak.

with the zoloft - the only side effect i had was mouth was dry - really really dry - i didn't get the insomnia it can cause or anything else.

i was also on cipramil post birth with molly - she was bf til 17mths without effect at all - i did however wait with her until i knew she was in a 3hrly feeding window (ideally they want 3hrs between meds and fed to minimise further transfer) but james has fed whenever he wants and shows no effects at all.
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