I just began taking 20 mg celexa for anxiety/ depression. I was very hesitant because I am EBF and not very comfortable with medications despite what doctors say is "safe". I have been on it 4 days now and so far it hasn't been so fun. I have the shakes a lot, feel 'high' and sometimes dizzy, and extremely tired. I really do worry that it is effecting the baby. He seems to be having a hard time sleeping the last few days, and also more lethargic in general. He is still happy, smiling, and he is playing with toys and rolling around, but he just seems different.
I'm not sure what to do, as I absolutely need to be on medication right now. My doc is out of town til next week. I am waiting for a call from my pediatrician.
Anyone have experiences with celexa or other meds like it while bfing?
Answer by Keeely07 at 1:28 PM on May. 31, 2011
I tried celexa and I felt like a I was sleep walking, I was so tired. Tried Wellbutrin too, that made me dizzy, and started having panic attacks. Doc switched me to Zoloft and I had no side effects on that. Your reaction might mean that the doc needs to try a different med on you, it's a process figuring out what works for each person. And yes I breastfeed while I took the meds.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:29 PM on May. 31, 2011
this link may help you feel better about taking the meds while breastfeeding http://kellymom.com/health/meds/antidepressants-hale10-02.html Hugs, finding the right med is all trial and error.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:31 PM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by Michelle451 at 3:20 PM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 4:48 PM on May. 31, 2011
the benefits of taking meds while breastfeeding by far out way the risks of formula feeding
Answer by Anonymous at 4:50 PM on May. 31, 2011
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Answer by Michelle451 at 10:39 PM on May. 31, 2011