Firstly I'd like to say hi. I'm new to posting on this forum, although I do post regularly on the Crohns disease forum.
I was wondering if I could ask you guys a little advice? I have suffered from moderate depression on and off for about the last 15 years, but more so since my crohns diagnosis 10 years ago. I have often had spells where I have had to take fluoxetine, combined with counselling from a community psychiatric nurse. I have managed to stay off the fluoxetine for the last 3 years, and also haven't needed counselling. However after going through a very very stressful year last year, and having a nasty flare up for the last 6 months I am really feeling very low, and feel that I may need to start taking medication again.
The reason I am putting this off is, my husband and I are trying for a baby, and I am concerned about taking more medication whilst trying. I was wondering whether anyone out there knew of any medications that are ok to take whilst trying to conceive, or pregnant?
Thanks in advance, I appreciate you taking the time to read my post
Diagnosed with severe Crohns in March 1999. 1 x bowel resection, 2 x strictureplasties. Currently beginning Infliximab (Remicade) for 3rd time before possible ileostomy. Taking azathioprine and endocort budesonide as well.
Also currently trying for our first child!