I agree with Babelfish - see a perinatal psychiatrist if at all possible. I've found mine so great at putting my mind at ease.
Mine suggested two websites for finding info on pregnancy and breastfeeding and different drugs.
I also like pubmed.gov. They do have some very limited studies on breastfeeding while on seroquel (quietiapine).
Good luck! Try not to be too hard on yourself. I'm sure whatever you decide will be the right choice for you and your baby.
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I'm sorry, I don't know about other mood stabilisers in pregnancy or breastfeeding - it's a shame you can't get the information you are after. I'll ask my doctor about the Lamictil next time I see him.
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I was on fluoxetine too (Prozac) for many, many years before falling pregnant. It's a good one.
17-01-2011 07:00 #17
The great thing about Lamictal is that even though it's only been prescribed as a mood stabilizer for less than 10 years it has been on the market as an anti-convulsant for nearly 20. So, there is better research on it than most others.
My peri-natal psychiatrist and geneticist were both encouraging of my using it while pregnant and breast -feeding as neg side effects tend to be dosage related - over 200mg.
To all those very knowledgeable ladies on this thread - is there any support thread for women managing mental illness while TTC, preggers and beyond? I'm TTC and bipolar II and don't really fit into the existing mental health threads. Would love to have a group to check in with
12-03-2013 18:00 #18Junior Member
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I've been searching everywhere for information on Seroquel and pregnancy/breastfeeding and the information seems quite dated.
I'd love to know who your perinatal psychiatrist is, even if it's just to call him and ask for info. I live on the NSW/QLD border just south of the Gold Coast and no one around here knows of ANY perinatal psychiatrists existing (even my psychiatrist in Brisbane).
I'm currently on 300mg of Seroquel and as it's a much higher dose than you were on yourself, I'd love to speak to someone who has experience in this field.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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13-03-2013 19:47 #20Junior Member
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Thanks so much for your reply
Will definitely call them. Sort of more looking for information related to pregnancy at this point though.
300mg certainly makes me drowsy, but unfortunately it's the minimum I can have and be stable. It's much nicer than the 600mg I was on before I reduced. I've tried getting down to 200mg though and it didn't go well.
Did your psych refer you to a perinatal psych? Would really put my mind at ease to talk to someone who deals with this specifically. I'm really worried, but really determined to have a baby also.
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