I went to a new Psych doc today and he decided to switch me from Prozac to Lexapro b/c I have been having anxiety issues and they are starting to affect my sleep and drive me crazy. My OB specifically recommended this doctor b/c he has a lot of experience with treating pregnant women with anxiety and he told me it was indeed safe to use during pregnancy. Then I call the pharmacy to see how much my script was going to be and I find out there isn't a generic and it's a $50 copay, which I really can't afford. The Pharmacy Tech checked with the Pharmacist and she said that Celexa is very close and has a generic and I could get 90 days supply for $12 but that the Pharmacist advised that Lexapro is not reccomended for use during pregnancy. I also, of course, did a bunch of my own internet research where I found some mixed info but it seemed that most professional sources were claiming that the risks were minimal.
Obviously I am going to put a call into my OB first thing in the morning but I was wondering if anyone here had any info or experiences on the subject.
I am now at 14 1/2 weeks and officially into my 2nd trimester, phew!