I was on Welbutrin (also an anti-depressant) and went off it the day I found out I was pregnant. I could only find conflicting articles as to whether it was ok thru pregnancy- although it did seem to say to stop the third trimester for sure. This is a tough call b/c unless you hear it's definitely safe,you're unsure to take it. But, as you've found out, going off it is like anyone else going off a medicine for a chronic disease- symptoms return. Although I don't believe stress like yours would keep u from getting pregnant, you should tell your Md how anxious you are. I'd probably go back on it for sanity. Deal w/the breastfeeding issue later b/c keep in mind stress will increase when the baby comes and the Prozac may be a God send. I'm doing OK w/out it,but will not hesitate to go back on it later if I need to.
Thank you Amy. I think I will go back on it, at least for the time being. Things may be a different story when I actually do get PG but for now I really want to feel better and I know that taking the med. will help me.
First off regardless, one should NEVER just up and stop taking anti depressants. ALWAYS alert your dr and have them tell you how to ween yourself off of them. If you just up anmd stop you can have MANY adverse reactions! So just be very careful, those drugs can be amazing to help a person, and detrimental to others. Good luck and always remember that there have never been any tests done on pregnant women to see if there acutally are birth defects caused by the drugs. There is only chance! And if you want to take that chance. Baby dust to you and I hope you let us know if you are PG soon:)