I agree with the others, get a second opinion and who told you to just stop and AD cold turkey................
You deserve to enjoy this pregnancy and there are lots of women taking their meds that do just fine...............
We are here for you so keep posting and get the second opinion or 3rd if you need too.
I too agree with everyone else - you have some great advice. I would definitely seek a second opinion.
Let us know what happens and congratulations to you!!
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Firstly, congratulations!! I hope this is a wonderful time for you. I think all the good advice has already been given here!! Keep seeing health professionals until you find one who can work with you and make you (and bubs) feel comfortable.
Please don't feel guilty for wanting to take a medication that keeps you in balance, just because you are bringing a new life into the world doesn't mean you should give up your own sanity!!! Bubs will thank you when it has a happy mum! keep up the search and congrats again!
Just wanted to add that Cymbalta is also a SSNRI just as Effexor is...hope that helps a bit in relieving your anxiety as well...I know everyone is different, but your baby will be just fine...keep your faith! And yes, please seek a 2nd opinion for your OB...they should be helping you as well as the baby!!!
P.S. You shouldn't feel horrible for wanting to take the Cymbalta again...you do what is right for you and your precious unborn bundle!
YAY! I am so happy he gave you your Cymbalta! Like I said earlier, keep your faith and you and your baby will be just fine....now you will be able to enjoy your pregnancy and feel like yourself!! Congrats!!!