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    Default Zoloft in pregnancy

    Wondering if anyone has had experience with this. Drs have left decision up to me whether to continue meds as no convincing evidence either way. Currently 7 weeks with 3rd bub 😊

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    I've stayed in 50mg while preg and feeding my boy. Better to have a healthy minded mum I think. Hoping to be preg again soon and still in the same dose.

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    Me too, 50mg I am told us safe while pregnant and feeding

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    I was on Zoloft and my ds 2 was born with 2 holes in his heart, a little early which had us spend a week in nicu, hearing problems and clubfoot. DS 1 has none of these and I wasnt taking anything at the time. Could be coincidence (likely) but I wont be taking anything for next baby just in case

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    I take Zoloft and considering the hormones and the morning sickness are making my anxiety much worse I don't think I could stop taking it. The effects on me would harm the baby.

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    I did a lot of research and found that although it is generally safe, it does increase the incidence of heart defects and there are "some" studies that show it increases the risk of autism. Therefore I opted not to with my first. HOWEVER, I think that the risk is quite small and the majority of women who take it have healthy babies. It's all about weighing up the pros and cons

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiAngel75 View Post
    Wondering if anyone has had experience with this. Drs have left decision up to me whether to continue meds as no convincing evidence either way. Currently 7 weeks with 3rd bub 😊
    Hello KiwiAngel75, I'm 7 weeks 1st pregnancy too and on 20 mg of Lovan (Prozac-Fluoxetine) another SSRI. I'm very concerned and scared about effects. I was told by my GP maybe to cross transfer to Zoloft and she thinks studies proven it to be slightly safer. Still from the research I've done risks such as physiological defects and mental (autism etc) are a possibility although in the smaller numbers. I am tossing up whether to give up the Lovan completely or switch to Zoloft or another 'safer' drug. Already bub has been exposed to 7 weeks of the stuff so who knows what that has done/not done. I am slowly reducing my Lovan dose and will see how I feel. I have been referred to a specialist psychiatrist and not sure when I'll see her but she may have more answers. Really it depends why you're taking it. You also have another two kids so have to stay healthy for them. Weigh up your pros and cons and seek further advice if needed. Very best of luck to you and bub.

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    I was on zoloft when I found out I was pregnant with baby no. 3. I was about to go upto 150mg. I didn't want to risk it and wanted to give the baby the best chance possible so I weaned off it with dr's approval...it has been hard but I still go to councelling to deal with issues but I am glad I am off the medication.

    Each to their own, but I just didn't want to risk my baby's health.

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    Hi Marchbundle,

    Thanks for your post. Are you still pregnancy or had your baby? If so, how is baby? did you go off Zoloft completely? If so what are your tips for managing the stress? I'm taking Lovan for anxiety and moderate depression so i'm scared of how I'll be. But I too want to give bub best chance.
    Thanks in advance for your reply :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntistasia View Post
    Hi Marchbundle,

    Thanks for your post. Are you still pregnancy or had your baby? If so, how is baby? did you go off Zoloft completely? If so what are your tips for managing the stress? I'm taking Lovan for anxiety and moderate depression so i'm scared of how I'll be. But I too want to give bub best chance.
    Thanks in advance for your reply :-)
    Hey I am 33 weeks on Tuesday. Baby is really healthy but I also have gestational diabetes, so I am on insulin and medication, which doesn't affect the baby, but the zoloft would have been another medication going into my body. It is really hard, especially when weaning off the medication, but I got to the stage where I feel normal and not rely on the medication any more. I go to councelling as pregnancy has brought out anger issues in me plus my insecurities affect my relationship with DP so I am constantly working on that. We have had some big arguments because my negative thoughts take over so every day it is a battle, but it is a battle I am determined to win eventually. Its your choice whether you go off the medication or stay on it but I had insecurity issues on the medication as well. I feel better being off it, I feel stronger for doing it, but I still have the same issues to deal with. What makes me feel better, is that I am not relying on the zoloft, I am relying on myself. I have good days, and I have crap days where I cry because I think my DP doesn't love me and thoughts like that, and where I don't feel good enough or attractive enough, but other days I feel really good.

    I have a girlfriend who has two children and she was on zoloft for the both of them and they are fine, but I just didn't want to take the risk.


 

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