See what CafeMoms are saying about saving time this holiday season..
I've had anxiety for a long time and I've been on more meds than I can possibly count. I made it through my first pregnancy with my son without meds fine. They did give me Wellbuterin while I was pregnant for him but I was too scared to take anything that I never ended up using it. About 2 years ago I found Cymbalta and it worked! But when I became pregnant with my daughter my doctor had to wean me off of it. Well it's also not safe for breastfeeding either. They've started me on Zoloft because these past few weeks my anxiety has come back with a vengeance! I've seen myself slowly decline and I've been having an average of 2 anxiety attacks a day.
Some days are ok and I can push through the attacks and make it through the day. But just making it through the day isn't good enough for my kids, to me anyways. I can't sleep at night and then it's hard just getting out of bed. So after much research I decided to ask about ativan for the anxiety attacks, only when they get really severe. Thing is I'm terrified to take it and honestly can't say if I will be able to take it or not when/if I have an attack. I've read that it peaks in breast milk 2 hours after you take it and to avoid nursing around that time. (I also read to take it after a feeding, like you're able to "plan" your attacks?) Anyways, have any of you been on this while breastfeeding? I just don't want this getting through to my daughter via my breast milk. I feel like I'm out of options though. I desperately want to breastfeed since it's going SO well for us but at the same time I need the medication to help me through my anxiety.