I feel like I'm losing my mind!!

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   Posted 5/15/2008 10:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I know that my pregnancy hormanes are kicking and that I am off one of my medications but I still feel as if I am losing my mind.
Just a while ago, I tried feeding my 9 month old her baby food and she refused it crying for a bottle instead.  I have been trying for a month to get her to eat baby food; she use to love it but now doesn't.  It is frustrating since her doctor wants her on food and off the bottle by 12 months.  Anyway, I just started crying about it and feeling hopeless!!  And Frustrated!!  I feel as if I am falling apart!!  Losing my mind!!  And I can't keep taking Ativan every time I fall apart.  That is everyday!!!!
I am trying to get that Bipolar and Pregnancy book by Kristin Finn.  I go to my Psych on Monday.  I am afraid now to go back on the Tegretol; I am already taking Seroquel.  I am scared of birth defects.  I just don't know what to do anymore.  Except cry.

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   Posted 5/15/2008 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
OnMonday why don't you ask about taking two anti-psychotics since they are safer than mood stabilizers. I would ask about risperdal since it is less likely to increase your risk for gestational diabetes, although some hunger would help. There is a period of withdrawal so the baby may seem unhealthy and not feed well or need more time in the hospital. It need to be taken twice a day, but ofter two antipsychotics together work very well if they aren't too related and although botth are early atypicals, they work differently Also ask about Trilafon - it is often used in pregnant schizo-affetive patients and there are new studies showqing ituse onnly being related to marketing and it efficy as good or better than the new ones.

Right now give yo 9mo. her bottle and make food a play time thing. Put little bits of fod n a try and let her pla wthit. She will taste it sccidently. Then give her a bath or let her swinm it off in a little pool (let yor husband do any cleaning.) Another thing is that you can start giving her a cup that is spill proof and put diluted milk/juice in it or even water. Let her hold play and do whatever with it. For the three months that is all I would do. Since you are bring another baby home soon, don't fight over a bottle untli she happy with the baby. SHe may need a bottle for a while, you can try swaddling the older child and feed her cup-style like the infant in the end. She will give it up. I have two kids and I would never try to do what so many do these days, having their kids barely a year aprart. It is so hard and babies can even gang up on you! BTW,I am th oldest of five and there another 40 cousins that we all are close with in my family. I really think your doctor is off-track.


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   Posted 5/15/2008 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
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