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#1 Em-Jay

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 09:58 AM

I know that there are a few of us going through pregnancy at the moment with depression/anxiety and I often wonder about how we are all doing!!

My update: I started on the cipramil nearly 3 weeks ago and it has made some differences - although we are hanging out till 4-8 weeks to see the full effects!! I am much more balanced now (DH says he loves it as he isn't always wondering what 'mood' he will face when he gets home from work!!!) and am feeling just all round happier and content with my lot in life. As for the anxiety, well so far it hasn't made a huge difference (hoping that when combined with the CBT and counselling I will start making some progress) but I did manage to go out with DH and Em for dinner on Friday night without panicing and making myself sick (it was the first time we have been out to dinner for well over a year!) so that was nice, especially for DH smile.gif I am also finding it easier to make decisions, it was quite easy for me to decide that it was time to finish work and nurture myself, so I finished up last Wednesday and will now be off until bubs arrives (Em is staying in daycare 3 days a week too so I will have plenty of opportunity to relax and unwind!)

I start a 6-week CBT cours at the hospital next week, it will run 2 days a week and cover therapy, coping mechanisms and also a PPP Parenting course so I am really looking forward to that!

All in all, things are really good here smile.gif

How is everybody else???
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#2 lil chicken

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 04:55 PM

Such great news to hear EM-Jay! all sounds like it is falling into place for you- well done xx

I'm having ups and downs but when I really stop and think about it, I think I'm coping suprisingly well which is encouraging.

I had a few times recently when I was stressing about illnesses I may or may not have had and was conjouring up all sorts of scenarios where bubs would be effected by the treatment, or it would mean bubs would be born early and may not make it...it came down to scaring myself because I guess i still feel a little like it's too good to be true and there must be a catch somewhere. I am perfectly healthy and all my symptoms were anxiety or preg related weirdness.
Continuing my psychologist appts has been such a great thing, I've been able to work through each stage of my pregnancy and the worries that arise at the time so they don't build up.

My GP asked me recently how I'd feel about weaning or cutting down my Ad's in the last 4 weeks of my preg. I wasn't sure if he meant so when bubs was born I'd continue back on my regular dose or wean off completely. He said there is no pressure, Zoloft is safe etc.
I'm still weighing it up, I really want to avoid PND and also not be coping with anxiety symptoms at the same time I'm stressing about impending labour etc.
Also my GP said he is going away for the next 3 months so he wouldn't really be able to moniter
how I was going.

I'd rather try sooner rather than later to be honest...or not try at all and wait until I'm settled in with bubs.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 05:27 PM

Whta a great idea Em-Jay! Glad to see you are going really well!! biggrin.gif I really should give the hospital a call that my psychitrist recommended, I didnt know they could possibly do courses prior to the birth. I only thought it was after.

Lil: I have done the same thing nearly every day make up all these senarios in my mind..Its rediculous but maybe its out way of dealing wiht the stress?? Weaning is not fun! If I was you I would wait until after the birth. Unfortunatly I have no choice...I was told I had to do. So I have to do it!

I am going ok......I am down to 0.5mg of my meds and will be finished in 2 weeks ohmy.gif ohmy.gif Scary thought but also amazing at the same time! Its been a long enough journey and I want it over with!

Been having a bit of trouble lately with accepting things will be ok. Am petrified of something going wrong during labour. So much so I have been even considering an elective c-sect. I am not afraid of the pain or of taking any pain meds I am afriad I wont come home with a baby sad.gif I feel like for some reason because I was on meds I deserve for something to go wrong.... sad.gif

I have not been able to get into my psychologist so have been having to drop meds and cope alone with how I am feeling. Off to Psychiatrist next week so hopefully will discuss a bit more then.

Other then that, just plodding along! Sorry not plodding...Waddling!
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#4 Em-Jay

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 08:05 PM

Lil - My psych has said that he will try to cut me to half dose in the week leading up to the birth, and then go back to a full dose once bub is born - but I am not keen!! I think it is to minimise the risk of withdrawal symptoms in bubs, but reality is that I am on the lowest therapeutic dose anyway, and I would prefer to stay on and stay well IYKWIM? Will discuss this with my obs this week, and my psych has said that he will support whatever my obs has agreed with smile.gif
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Posted 30 July 2010 - 09:54 PM

I deleted my post because I'm not pregnant at the moment and put it in the wrong section.

I hope you all start feeling better soon.




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