Celexa and Pregnancy

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sak147
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   Posted 9/4/2011 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
I am currently on Celexa 40mg. It has helped me a ton. My husband and I would really like to try and get pregnant. I was just wondering if anyone has taken this while pregnant or if you stopped your meds. I have talked to my psych. doctor and she basically said it is really something I have to decide on. She said no med. is 100% safe and being depressed during pregnancy is not good for the baby eiher. I am also going to ask my OB/GYN what his opinion is. I just wanted to see if anyone on this forum has had experience with this. I am leaning on trying to go off the med. I am just nervous because I am in such a good place right now with my depression.
 
Thanks for any info. anyone can provide.
Shawna
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Celexa 40mg 1/day (for depression and anxiety disorder)
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   Posted 9/5/2011 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Shawna,

I have never taken Celexa, and I don't know anything about it other than it is an antidepressant. I know that you want what is best for the baby. But you want to feel good too. Some women feel more relaxed when they are pregnant. This could be the case for you too. Try going off and see what happens. I hope you can have a good safe pregnancy.

Welcome to the forum.

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   Posted 9/6/2011 4:39 AM (GMT -6)   
ditto. all the best, jamie.
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