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kaaw 2 kids; Bloomington, MN, United States 10192 posts
15th Nov '12
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Up In Smoke Signals:</b>" Yeah 50 is what I'm starting on then ... [snip!] ... ony been a little over a week. So idk. Well see as a couple more weeks go by. I hate having to be medicated during preg :("


you do what is best for you and your baby, though. i completely understand your feelings... i weaned off of the zoloft because i just found out i was pregnant and hoped that it would be okay. surprisingly, my pregnancy somehow kept my anxiety down. it was weird! now i am starting to feel a little bit of a presence hinting that it is coming back, so i think i will start taking it again if things worry me.



i used to take wellbutrin for depression. it was awesome and made me lose a ton of weight. however, it also gave me two of the worst scary alcohol experiences of my life. they aren't kidding when they say don't drink when you take wellbutrin. it also gave me really bad headaches. but, my depression was under control and i lost weight. seemed like an easy trade.

kaaw 2 kids; Bloomington, MN, United States 10192 posts
15th Nov '12
Quoting Mrs. Post-tato Head
lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
15th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting kaaw:</b>" you do what is best for you and your baby, though. i completely understand your feelings... i weaned ... [snip!] ... it also gave me really bad headaches. but, my depression was under control and i lost weight. seemed like an easy trade."</blockquote>



That's good to know about alcohol for after I have the baby.



Yeah I read you can Hve suppressed hunger and weight loss which I do like except I hope it doesn't hurt the baby in that way and she be all small :( but I have lost 2 lbs so far and that worries me being preg. :s

Pottuh 10 kids; Muthafuckin, GA, United States 26544 posts
15th Nov '12
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Up In Smoke Signals:</b>" Yeah 50 is what I'm starting on then ... [snip!] ... ony been a little over a week. So idk. Well see as a couple more weeks go by. I hate having to be medicated during preg :("


You do what you have to do to stay sane. I know how you feel though. I hate being medicated, period, and it took me a few years to come to the conclusion that I might need it for a while. If it's helping that's what matters. I hope it does help!

Pottuh 10 kids; Muthafuckin, GA, United States 26544 posts
15th Nov '12
Quoting kaaw:" i've heard that about klonopin... that it sucks."


It's awesome at night for sleeping and it helps with the akathesia from my Abilify but I don't take it unless I absolutely have to even though I'm supposed to nightly, because it's so physically addictive. My bestie is on it and her withdrawals just from not taking it for a day are ridiculous. I prefer my Xanax.

Pottuh 10 kids; Muthafuckin, GA, United States 26544 posts
15th Nov '12
Quoting SugaBritches.:" I take it. I have for the last 3 years. It is my life saver. Seriously. I've had no problems with it!"


<3 welcome back!
And that's awesome. Hopefully it'll be the same for me! I'm tired of being sad. Like on the verge of tears all the time.

Pottuh 10 kids; Muthafuckin, GA, United States 26544 posts
15th Nov '12
Quoting kaaw:" you do what is best for you and your baby, though. i completely understand your feelings... i weaned ... [snip!] ... it also gave me really bad headaches. but, my depression was under control and i lost weight. seemed like an easy trade."


Sounds like I know the reason now for not being prescribed Wellbutrin! I have a filthy alcohol habit. I've really slowed my intake since starting my anxiety meds though since I know what it's like to be drunk on Xanax and I hear Klonopin is worse.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
15th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Up In Smoke Signals:</b>" <3 welcome back! And that's awesome. Hopefully it'll be the same for me! I'm tired of being sad. Like on the verge of tears all the time."</blockquote>
That's how I feel. I'm sick of being sad. I think I end up medicating DUring preg more because I know it hurts the baby for me to be depressed. But when it's just me I deal through the pain. But I'm gonna try to stay medicated after this one because I know te meds I've me a false sense of being cured when it's a problem that I won't outgrow. I'm starting to accept that it's something I'm always going to struggle with and it's not my fault. I've been depressed more than half of my life. And I'm just tired of it.

Pottuh 10 kids; Muthafuckin, GA, United States 26544 posts
15th Nov '12
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Up In Smoke Signals:</b>" <3 welcome back! And that's awesome. ... [snip!] ... always going to struggle with and it's not my fault. I've been depressed more than half of my life. And I'm just tired of it."


Depression sucks. I sought help when I was having a manic episode and usually when my episode ends, I stop whatever treatment I was on because I feel better. It's hard not to do that! I'm right there with you. It's okay to need help and to continue the help. Just hard to come to terms with it.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
15th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Up In Smoke Signals:</b>" Sounds like I know the reason now for not being prescribed Wellbutrin! I have a filthy alcohol habit. ... [snip!] ... my intake since starting my anxiety meds though since I know what it's like to be drunk on Xanax and I hear Klonopin is worse."</blockquote>



I ultimately decided on meds cause I was contemplating alchoholism to cope (being preg). I was like wtf is wrong with me. Have a fetal alcohol child because of depression? I need help. So luckily I had a dr appt that week and he got me meds that day. Gah I was like seriously that is so effed up.

SugaBritches. 2 kids; Shaw AFB, SC, United States 8253 posts
15th Nov '12
Quoting Up In Smoke Signals:" <3 welcome back! And that's awesome. Hopefully it'll be the same for me! I'm tired of being sad. Like on the verge of tears all the time."


That's how I was. And I still get if I forget a dose.
Like, I can tell when I've forgotten a dose.
I get angry and irritable and all emotional.
It sucks

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
15th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SugaBritches.:</b>" That's how I was. And I still get if I forget a dose. Like, I can tell when I've forgotten a dose. I get angry and irritable and all emotional. It sucks"</blockquote>




Omg I melted down and couldn't function all day sat cause I missed one. I was so mad at myself and just couldn't bounce back. I hate the out of control feeling I get when I have a meltdown :( and I'm not resilient. I can't let stuff go.

tinyvessels 33 kids; Austin, TX, United States 5312 posts
15th Nov '12

I've been taking it for months now and the overwhelming sadness is a little better, but overall I haven't seen much change.

KendalSB 1 child; Alabama 404 posts
15th Nov '12

Love it. Been on it for bout 10 years (on and off so I wouldn't get immune)I got off of it while pregnant to avoid birth defects but my daughter was still born with a whole in her heart. B4 I got pregnant I was on 150 mg and after I gave birth I started at 50 mg but have recently bumped myself up cause that wasn't working for me anymore. I was trying not to get on a high dosage cause the withdrawal side effects are horrible. But it keeps my mood and anxiety under control. Not as good as it did b4 I became a mom though. I guess cause I now have more to worry bout lol

kaaw 2 kids; Bloomington, MN, United States 10192 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting kaaw:</b>" you do what is best for you and your baby, though. ... [snip!] ... it doesn't hurt the baby in that way and she be all small :( but I have lost 2 lbs so far and that worries me being preg. :s"


holy smokes, yeah... the alcohol combined with the sustained release pills lead to 2 scary situations. the people i was with can totally vouch for me. although it was back in my heavier drinking days, i was just out socially drinking, not hitting it hard, and was totally fine one minute, dancing with my friends, sitting at a table and visiting, etc.. i told them i needed to pee and went to the bathroom and disappeared. some people found me passed out cold in a stall later on and i had to be carried out of the place. again, not a hard core party night or anything, just a few social drinks over the course of an evening. i remember almost nothing.



it happened again one other time after that and from then on, i didn't drink until i was off of wellbutrin SR. i really, really liked the drug during that time i was suffering from depression, but the alcohol part was scary. i was just thankful that i wasn't driving at the time (not that drinking and driving is ever a good plan. but after 2 glasses of wine at dinner with a full meal or something, i'd still drive and it could've been catastrophic with the wellbutrin).