I love these symbols!! Yet another thread on Efexor during pregnancy you say!! Yes, it is. I'm on Efexor-XR 150. Have been for about six months. I have suffered with mild depression most of my life, but had avoided taking antidepressants as I was under the impression that you couldn't take them whilst pregnant. Wasn't sure if I had finished family. With the help of a therapist, decided to start taking them as she advised that you could take them. GP also agreed and wrote prescription. Now I feel soooo much better, H and I are ready to have 4th baby. Don't think I would of been capable not on meds.
Now therapist is advising to speak to GP about changing meds. Ones that have more research about them. Eg: Luxoc or something like that. I would have to have a ween off period and a ween on to new meds. I have been mainly suffering from anxiety and panic attacks before efexor, concerned because Luxoc doesn't help anxiety.
My GP always seems to be on bloody holidays and hard to get an appointment. Most GP's in area have closed books. Can't change.
Not getting any younger, don't want delays.
All the info on Efexor is ???? Obviously want the best for baby, but don't want to have anxiety and depression either. Already had post baby depression bad enough, gets worse every baby! I'm high risk of relapse after birth.
Can you please tell me your story of Efexor pregnancies and how you were advised. Outcomes etc.
Confused and concerned.