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medication while pregnant

I'm 9 weeks pregnant.  I've been on seroqel 150mg a day for years also cymbalta 30mg.  When I was 3 weeks pregnant I took myself of cymbalta completly. I've been in severe depression not wanting to do anything.  I'm just wondering if I should go back on cymbalta.  I'm on 150mg still because I was on it with my last pregnacy and everthing was fine. So wondering if anyone has been ok on these med while pregnant and baby was ok
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6456395 tn?1381452996
I understand your concern. My personal opinion is that you should talk to your doctor about your meds. Anti-depression meds can lead to complications with the baby. I believe that you are early enough in your pregnancy that everything should be okay. I would look into classes or maybe therapy to help with depression issues.
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480448 tn?1426948538
Hello there!  Congrats on your pregnancy!

The decision to take medications during pregnancy is a very personal one, everyone has a different viewpoints about the topic.  Cymbalta is classified as a class C medication, which is middle of the road, risk wise (see table below).  That means you have to work with your doctor to determine if for YOU the benefits outweigh the risks.

PREGNANCY RISK CATEGORIES WITH EXPLANATIONS:

Category A
Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).

Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.

Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.

Best of luck to you with your pregnancy!
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