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doc has given me this instead of zoloft.
has any1 used this while breastfeeding?
how did bubs cope
did u get any sideeffects?
i start tomorrow morning. (morning is best apparently)
any info would be great
Morning is what they recommend for any antidepressants - but in the early stages you might find you get quite bad side effects of it - they might include things like dizziness, feeling nauseous, fatigue etc. If this is the case - there is actually no harm in taking them at bedtime and sleeping through the worst of the side effects. Be aware that the S/E will only last a couple of weeks too - if they go beyond about 3 or 4 weeks have a good chat to your GP because you might not be on a good one for you.
As for the baby - no I was never on lexapro, I don't know a lot about it. Most antidepressants are quite new to the market and the long-term side effects haven't really been able to be measured - the first babies who were given them through breastmilk are only in their late teens early 20s now - BUT your GP has clearly decided that the risk of harm to your baby is less than the benefit you will receive from taking them. Things to look out for in your bub are similar to what you experience yourself. It would probably be a good idea to read the medication information booklet included to check what sort of side effects are possible, and keep an eye on bubs.
When I was on antidepressants whilst breastfeeding - I didn't notice that DD suffered ANY side effects at all, and she certainly benefited from having a happier and healthier mum.
Good luck :hugs:
S & R's mum - check in the depression section, there are threads there on it and feeding etc..saw one the other day :)
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