Pregnancy/nursing and AD medications

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   Posted 2/29/2008 5:06 AM (GMT -6)   

I recently posted my difficulty getting off Zoloft. With the idea in mind of trying to conceive a second child, have an appointment with the GP who prescribed the antidepressant to me (after I was diagnosed with Crohn's this past summer) to get help tapering down from the drug. My question is, is it dangerous for me to try to become pregnant before I am completely free of the drug?

Also, I had a terrible time post partum last time, is there any particular antidepressant that is recommended for late pregnancy or for post partum if one wishes to nurse?

I would not post these medical questions here if I had much faith in my GP. I get the feeling he just blurts out whatever comes to mind first. I'm on a small island and my options for "shopping around" are limited, so I'm looking to acquire as much anecdotal info as possible.

Thank in advance, Jamie
36 year old wife, and mother of a fabulous toddler. Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease July '07. Meds: Asacol 1600 mg, Low Dose Naltrexone 4.5 mg, Sertraline (Zoloft) 50 mg.

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   Posted 2/29/2008 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jamie

I don't trust myself to give you any type of advice here because it is a serious situation.

If you do not have faith in your doctor,then what about calling a pharmacy?

My b/f's sister and one of his good friends are pharmacist,and they know their meds.... most of the pharmacists do.

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   Posted 2/29/2008 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Shy pretty much said it all. Also you can look on internet and it will tell you drug warnings, usually if it will be in breastmilk and whether or not you should be taken when trying to conceive.

But as Shy said, the pharmacists really do know. Also maybe you should look for a different physician.

Good luck,
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   Posted 3/1/2008 6:28 AM (GMT -6)   

I have to echo what has already been said really. If you cant talk to a doctor then a pharmacist is the net best thing. I have to disagree with Karen though regarding looking things up on the internet. The internet has a tendancy to be unreliable and inconsistent unless you know of a reliable website which has some kind of approval (Like FDA approval).


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   Posted 3/1/2008 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I myself have been thinking a lot about pregnancy, my psych told me that Zoloft is one of the safest meds during pregnancy. But I suppose all Dr.'s have different view points.
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