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OCD and Pregnant Izzy!!!! Due June 9 (boy); Mississippi 83 posts
24th Mar '10

I have OCD, I seen doctors and taken meds but than stopped cause I believed that it was fine ...now that Im pregnant its worse than ever and I really need to take some thing for it but what could I take being pregnant? my doctor has me on zoloft

But is there something else I could be taking?

5.26.2010 1 child; Florida 31 posts
24th Mar '10

i have OCD too and my doctor took me off my medcine till afte the pregnancy bt lucklily i dont have it bad but i dont think you can take anything while pregnant cuz it could cause birth defects.

The Mrs 3 kids; Texas 2653 posts
24th Mar '10

Very few anxiety type meds are safe during pregnancy. I think zoloft is one of the few options you have. Maybe now would be a good time to try nonmedicinal options. Even if they didn't work before, you could probably use any relief that comes to you.

HeyThereElizabeth Due September 16 (boy); 2 kids; Hollansburg, OH, United States 4574 posts
24th Mar '10

You should try meditation and yoga.



I know nothing about the medicines
But I can relate to the stress & angst it causes...especially while hormonal & pregnant.



Also, take a walk when you feel overwhelmed if its possible.



or scream in a pillow.



im just throwing out suggestions.

Alexandra the gay 2 kids; 2 angel babies; El Paso, Texas 6702 posts
24th Mar '10

Being pregnant, I feel like my OCD has kicked into overdrive. I do a lot of meditation, yoga...things like that. It really has helped me out.

3 Men and a Crazy Lady 2 kids; Washington 4402 posts
24th Mar '10

I have had OCD for a long time now....about 11 years I think. I have never taken anything for it, mostly just tried to manage it myself. When I am pregnant it gets super bad. What has helped since I have been pregnant with #2 is doing yoga...something I didn't do when I was pregnant with my son. It might not help you, but might be worth a shot. Good luck :)

The Mrs 3 kids; Texas 2653 posts
24th Mar '10

Are you planning on breastfeeding him once he's here? Breastfeeding my son provided me with natural relief. I think it will really benefit you if you do, and how awesome would it feel to not need medicine?

Izzy!!!! Due June 9 (boy); Mississippi 83 posts
24th Mar '10

It got so bad last night that I had a panic attack and started cramping
I still have 11 weeks to go
I knowhe is going to come early but I wanna make sure he doesnt come too early
If I keep having panic attacks than he is going to get really stressed and I dont wanna loss him.



if there is some way I can control my OCD than Im sure he'll be fine and the panic attacks wont happen



I keep catching myself having thoughts about hoping he'd come early or just giving him up for adoption cause I dont want him and IHATE MYSELFfor thinking it
I love my son I wanna keep him
idk why Im having these thoughts and I really hope they dont get wosre and I end up have postpartum depression

That scares me.
I dont want postpartum depression, I love my son and I dont want him to think I dont

The Mrs 3 kids; Texas 2653 posts
24th Mar '10
Quoting Izzy!!!!:
Izzy!!!! Due June 9 (boy); Mississippi 83 posts
24th Mar '10

My doctor gave me a number to call to go see a therapist... I saw one when I was younger for OCD but she didnt help any so I quit going
but now with the risk of having my baby early or have postpartum depression I think its best to at least try seeing a therapist for my son

Izzy!!!! Due June 9 (boy); Mississippi 83 posts
24th Mar '10

he is sitting down really low and the doctor said he could come early just because of that.
because of my OCD I been stressed for the past two weeks and it got me really bad last night so bad that I was cramping cause of stress

besides the zoloft my doctor gave me some meds to take that would knock me out so I could sleep throu the panic attacks but it would make the baby very sleepy and less active when wake and I dont wanna risk it

I dont wanna take anything thats harmful for the baby but if I cant stop the panic attacks he'll come early

The Mrs 3 kids; Texas 2653 posts
24th Mar '10
Quoting Izzy!!!!:
Izzy!!!! Due June 9 (boy); Mississippi 83 posts
24th Mar '10

when I have a panic attack there is no way I could sleep
Imma need something to knock me out
but I dont wanna hurt the baby

so Im trying to find away to control the OCD so the panic attacks dont happen

I hope the zoloft can help
if it cant stop the OCD than maybe it can just stop the panic attacks

I dont really care about having OCD I just dont want the stress that it causes

Izzy!!!! Due June 9 (boy); Mississippi 83 posts
24th Mar '10

When I was little I didnt have panic attacks
I just had weird OCD moments lol

I almost died cause I wouldnt eat. my mom said that I didnt like my food touching lol so instead of eating Id just sit there and screamed lol but she figured out wat was wrong lol

I almost got hit by a car twice cause Id stop in the midddle of the parking lot to fix my sock or my shoe lol

I couldnt sleep at night cause my sheets would wrinkle when I laid down lol so Id stay up for hours straighing out my sheets ..my mom had to rock me to sleep everynight till oneday she just took the sheets off my bed lol

I didnt start wearing blue jeans till I was 12 years old cause I hated how they felt lol

I've had lots of OCD moments when I was little but than they just went away and I thought I was better but I guess cause im pregnant andthe hormones changing the OCD came back and so did Panic attacks.

I dont mind having weird OCD moments I just dont want the stress and panic attacks