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#1 wendi00

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 03:18 PM

Hello everyone!!!
I just found out I am expecting #3!!!! SURPRISE!! Iím all kind of worried and scared. Iím currently taking 600 mg of Lithium, 150 mg of Effexor and 25mg of Seroquel. So once I found out I was pregnant I INSTANTLY got worried about all the meds. I called my p-dr and she said to cut Lithium and Effexor dose in Ĺ and still take the 25 of seroquelÖ Problem is Iím scared s***less to take them during pregnancy!!! My first prenatal visit is the end of next month. I donít know what to do. I donít want anything to happen to my baby so I really donít want to take any of these meds. Can anyone offer advice or has anyone been in a similar situation. Thanks so muchÖ
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#2 wendi00

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 05:42 PM

Have you discussed this with your ob/gyn and pharmacist?
And has your pdoc given you a good explanation about the potential risks of staying on the meds vs. coming off of them?


TY for your reply. I haven't talked to my ob yet. I go for my first appt Sept 26th, but I am going to call first thing in the morning and ask about these meds. I only talked to my p-dr's secretary since my dr is on vacation till the 12th. The p-dr also wants to see me as soon as she gets back. I didn't take ANY of these meds today just because I'm so scared. I'm just so worried about the withdrawal symptoms. :/
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#3 wendi00

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 09:55 AM

I did call my OB this morning and I'm waiting on a phone call back from the dr.. I'm a nervous wreck :mad: Skipping meds def didn't help....
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:12 AM

just remember that if you go through withdrawal the baby does too, and that's why it's better to taper off than to just stop your meds cold turkey.

I'd cut them in half like you were told to, and talk to your pdoc as soon as you can.

You're such a good Mom to want to put the baby first!
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:25 AM

Keep in mind having a baby with uncontrolled BP carries its own risks.

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#6 wendi00

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 08:19 PM

Ty so much!! Today I ended up taking LI/Effexor since I was so sick. I also spoke with a nurse from the OB office... She contacted a high risk Dr (who called me but I wasn't home) He pretty much said TAKE my meds and I need to get an appt with maternal fetal medicine ASAP to talk about my meds... I just have to wait and hear back from my OB since the nurse isn't sure if I need a referral to see them first, and my first OB appt isnt till the 26th. So hopefully they will move this appt alot closer! They will be getting back to me sometimes tomorrow, so hopefully I can get this all figured out soon to easy my nerves.
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Posted 08 September 2011 - 01:20 PM

Just spotted this article and thought it relevant to this thread.

http://blogs.psychce...polar-disorder/
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 05:15 PM

Hi all,
Just wanted to drop a line here.. . I have been slowly coming down on my meds. Now taking 150 lithium, 75 effexor and 25 seroquel (Per p-dr). My first OB appt is Monday and I can't wait!!!!!! I was fighting a nasty sinus infection, now I just have been so out of it, little dizzy, headaches and nausea! I just don't know if it is from coming down on the meds or pregnancy! Either way it SUCKS and I hate feeling like this..... Hope Monday comes fast!!!!
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Posted 24 September 2011 - 10:00 AM

Wendi, I recommend you start a blog, so you can keep us abreast of how your pregnancy is going. Good luck with your OB appointment, and I hope you'll have a healthy baby!
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Posted 25 September 2011 - 02:00 PM

i receive TMS (transcranial magentic stimulation) treatments for my depression and recently added r-TMS http://en.wikipedia....tic_stimulation . r-TMS or repetitive TMS can also be used with pregnant patients as well as patients prone to seizure.

i am not pregnant nor trying, but i thought i would add this information here as an alternative idea to meds as it is working for me. TMS is costly and most insurance companies do not cover nor does it help everyone. just another idea.

i have written about it on my page and would be happy to share my experience if anyone wants it.

good luck with your health and a healthy delivery, wendi!
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#11 wendi00

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:59 PM

Hi everyone!
It was a ruff 9 months. My "little" guy gave me a run for my money! But after all the sickness I delivered my 9.4lb HEALTHY, HANDSOME little boy!!! Love him more than anything! Truly blessed with 3 kids. I stayed on all my meds during the pregnancy, and was under close eye of my Dr/OB and MFM :) I just wanted to stop in and thank everyone for the support!
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 03:17 PM

Hi everyone!
It was a ruff 9 months. My "little" guy gave me a run for my money! But after all the sickness I delivered my 9.4lb HEALTHY, HANDSOME little boy!!! Love him more than anything! Truly blessed with 3 kids. I stayed on all my meds during the pregnancy, and was under close eye of my Dr/OB and MFM :) I just wanted to stop in and thank everyone for the support!


From a husband with 4 kidlets Congrats Wendi!
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