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You were on 3 medcations to control your psychiatric symptoms.
the withdrawal symptoms may be experienced for 3-4 weeks.
you can try lemon drops and ginger ale to control your nausea.
You can also take vitamin B6 30 mg daily to control your nausea. This is safe in pregnancy.
If your anxiety symptoms do not improve even after 3-4 weeks, then low dose sertraline 25 to 50 mg daily.
sertraline is found to be safe during pregnancy by clinical studies.
Isn't sertraline zoloft? zoloft and paxil are both named in those lawsuit commercials about how if your child was born with birth defects you may have a right to sue. Also my psycologist said, zoloft was a no no during pregnancy.
Also just for reference... the trazodone was for sleep, the clonazepam was for anxiety and sleep, and the celexa was for depression/anxiety. I don't know if that makes a difference, just trying to provide as much info as possible.
you are right about that.
But I meant zoloft is less dangerous than other SSRIs--although no ssri should be used during pregnancy.
clonazepam is a benzodiazepine and can affect the fetal brain
the main goal is to keep the mother healthy.
yes, i noticed the clonazepam was a category D so there was no question about stopping that cold turkey
if you are not psychological stable you will not be able to continue your pregnancy.
that is why in medicine it is always about risk and benefits.
trazodone is also an atypical antidepressant and this is also not suited.
right... my psychological state is decent for now. Its the insomnia and excessive nausea that is causing me the most problems
hence, you are going through tough phase.
but if you can keep yourself together for 3-4 weeks, hopefully you will be fine.
continue psychocounselling as that is helpful.
try the measures i suggested for nausea--helpful.
if you do have breakthrough anxiety, methyldopa--a blood pressure lowering medication may be helpful as offlabel use.
but again i will suggest no medication if at all possible.
Ok... sounds good. I'll wait a month and see if anything has changed any and then I'll talk to my doc about methyldopa. Thank you!