Breastfeeding and confused

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MimiK
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   Posted 1/4/2010 12:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, im a new member, im breastfeeding and tried zoloft and got insomnia and tried biral natural products, and now its my first day at work and im shaking feeling terrible, dont know what to do, please advise my baby is 8 months old and enjoys breastfeeding.

stkitt
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   Posted 1/4/2010 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
MimiK

Hello and welcome to HealingWell. Not sure I understand, do you have dx of Anxiety and started on the medication for the anxiety?



Also wondering if your anxiety is running high because this is your first day back at work and you are feeling axious at being separated from your baby which would be a pretty normal feeling for most Moms.



Hang in there and if you want to share a bit more I may be able to help you out better.



Gentle Hugs



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MimiK
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   Posted 1/5/2010 12:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi i have anxiety and the last time i took medication was in 2007, now im having challenges and im so stressed, and im suppose to take zoloft, but im aftraid cause im always reading the side effects and always scared of drinking medication, so just wanted to know if there is anyone taking zoloft for advise.

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 1/5/2010 12:21 AM (GMT -7)   

 

ask your Dr if the Zoloft could affect your baby if you are breastfeeding....If so put the baby on the bottle......


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   Posted 1/5/2010 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I understand how it feels to be a breastfeeding mom with anxiety. My first psychiatrist told me Zoloft was ok to take while breastfeeding but she left it up to me and I decided not to take it. I know its not easy to just put your baby on the bottle either especially after 8months of nursing. If you don't plan on stopping breastfeeding maybe you should talk to your pediatrician and see what his or her opinion on Zoloft and breastfeeding is. Just trying to throw some suggestions out there good luck.
This too shall pass...


Treester
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   Posted 1/5/2010 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Is zoloft the only med you've tried?  I know there's some debate about Lexapro and nursing, but I have several friends whose doctors were OK with Lex while nursing.
 
Prozac is also an option, one which I can personally vouch for.  It has worked wonderfully for me, and I took it while nursing with my doctor's blessing.  In fact, my doctor prefers prozac for nursing moms because in his experience he has seen fewer complaints of weight gain and other side effects.
 
Definitely talk to your doctor if you have reservations about the zoloft or if you think it's not working.  You definitely have options.
 
I'm not sure what your long-term plans for nursing are, but weaning at 8 mos is an option as well.  I'm guessing your baby has just recently started solids and could be nursing less - it could be that your hormones are out of whack, so keep that in mind too.

MimiK
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   Posted 1/5/2010 11:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all your reply, im thinking of going for my next app, next week, and ask for a better option, otherwise thanks for allyour responses, but having anxiety while breastfeeding is so stressful...
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