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mayB-baby Due July 22; United Kingdom 11 posts
23rd Nov '12

And never was medicated for depression just recieved counselling from a child mental health counsellor.....

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
23rd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting mayB-baby:</b>" Just a bit scared that they'll catogrise me as not fit for looking after the child because of my age and history of drug abuse :( sighhhhhhhh."</blockquote>



Do they know about the drug abuse? If you're not doing it while preg they have nothing on you to say you're unfit to parent. If you're baby came out addicted to drugs yes.

Dana +4 4 kids; Ontario 951 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mumz:</b>" What medication did you use? I keep hearing about ... [snip!] ... of the baby. But ive never heard of it being used as a mood stabilizer. I took Zoloft with dd1 and Wellbutrin for this one."

Ok i had a feeling thats all it was...lol

mayB-baby Due July 22; United Kingdom 11 posts
23rd Nov '12

Yes but haven't touched anything recently before I even found out about the pregnancy I quit all together. Should I let my counsellor know?

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
23rd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting mayB-baby:</b>" And never was medicated for depression just recieved counselling from a child mental health counsellor....."</blockquote>



You can try counseling again. If u go to a psychiatrist they can prescribe meds if they feel they're necessary for you. That might be the way to go. Then you'll know if being medicated is necessary.

mayB-baby Due July 22; United Kingdom 11 posts
23rd Nov '12

Okay thanks for the help :D

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
23rd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting mayB-baby:</b>" Yes but haven't touched anything recently before I even found out about the pregnancy I quit all together. Should I let my counsellor know?"</blockquote>



I would tell them. Did u do drugs as a self treatment? This is very common with depression.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
23rd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mumz:</b>" Ok i had a feeling thats all it was...lol"</blockquote>
Yeah it's brain development. Which is still good to take if your prenatal doesn't have it in it.

nita84 Due December 31; 2 kids; Nebraska 79 posts
23rd Nov '12

I would recommend asking your dr. about it, like everyone sad they cant take your baby away just because you are depressed. If you still dont want to talk to your dr you can try natural things like vitamin b, going for walks, etc. hope you get to feeling better.

mayB-baby Due July 22; United Kingdom 11 posts
23rd Nov '12

Yeah I always resorted to drugs after arguments, relationship breakdowns, and when i felt like I was going insane. I couldn't ever be left alone and would socialise with the wrong people everyday to keep my mind elsewhere.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
23rd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting mayB-baby:</b>" Yeah I always resorted to drugs after arguments, relationship breakdowns, and when i felt like I was ... [snip!] ... I was going insane. I couldn't ever be left alone and would socialise with the wrong people everyday to keep my mind elsewhere."</blockquote>



If you were self medicating for depression with drugs then you really might need some antidepressants. You should really talk to your dr about it or a psychiatrist. I knew I needed meds this preg when I was seriously contemplating drinking to self medicate.