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Thu, Jul. 31st, 2008, 05:10 pm

I have, for the past four weeks been feeling extremely depressed. I have a history of depression but have not been on medication for some time and been relatively stable. I currently HATE my job. The last time I took medication was about one year ago and it was celexa and I had a very good effect from it. I am debating whether to restart this medication. I don't have an appointment with my provider for another week or so and I will be switching to a new one at this upcoming visit. I am in a position to a) call in the prescription for myself or b) have a colleague write it for me before then but I'm just trying to weigh the pros and cons of possible effects of an SSRI on the baby versus how despondent I feel right now. I am 30 weeks and 2 days along. Anyone have personal experience with celexa during pregnancy and/or after?

Fri, Aug. 1st, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)

I was really depressed during my pregnancy.
I had to talk to my Doc. first to see what was right for me cause the pregnancy had it's little complications. I was put on Zoloft. :\
Took it for a few weeks and then I stopped.

I tried looking up about it (the celexa) but I really didn't find anything. http://depression.emedtv.com/celexa/celexa-and-pregnancy.html
My doctor was more concerned about what would happen after I had her, If your depressed during your pregnancy, your chances to have PPD (Postpartum Depression) are greater.


Tue, Apr. 6th, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC)

Very similar situation to mine (history of depression, benefited from meds in the past and back on an SSRI (zoloft) now).

If you benefited from being on an SSRI before, seems to me it would help now. To me, the risks of being on medication are outweighed by the risks of being severely depressed (I was feeling suicidal, etc.).

After taking zoloft for 3 weeks I'm feeling a lot less desperate and despair-y, not awesome but I think it's helping.