Depression, Meds, & Pregnancy. How do you make it work?
I am on an antidepressant and adhd medication (adderall). I have a h/x of depression and I don't think it is fully treated or I am at the age where it may be becoming more pronounced. I am in my late 20's and I want to have children but my obgyn always reminds me that I will have to come off of my meds when I start trying to conceive, during pregnancy, and while breastfeeding. Due to the number of depressive episodes I have had I am going to be on meds for the rest of my life. I am just one of "those people" - ugh! How did anyone else out there handle this situation?! No one ever seems to talk about this and I know I am not the only one out there that has had to deal with/ think about this situation. Who knows how long it will take me to conceive; and then pregnancy + breastfeeding = 2 years. And I would like to have more than one child. It's just really overwhelming to think about how all of this will work out. I also work and unfortunately it is not the type of job you can stop and start up again.
* Please no comments about the adderall being bad for me or anythign like that. I have heard and read it all so I know and I have done my due diligence to make sure this was the best thing for me. I take a low dose and always have and always will. I actually do have adhd and I have gotten several opinions regarding this. Adderall seemed to be the medication that worked best for me. I still have to manage my adhd symptoms to some degree but the medication enables me to actually be successful in managing the symptoms - if that makes sense.
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