I have been taking 10mg a day of Celexa (1/2 pill) since before I was pregnant, and my doctor recommended that I don't stop. Now I've been looking online, and I see from medical sites that celexa has been linked to rare but serious heart and lung defects! Why did my doctor tell me to continue taking them!?! I'm sooooo worried for the safety of my baby now, and I know that my husband will never forgive me if God forbid anything like this happens, and I kept taking them for 'selfish' reasons, like my own well-being. Please someone help! Assure me that it's safe, or let me know if I should stop taking them!
u r obsessing and it is bad; bad for u and bad for your child. ALSO u r taking a very small amount, u r safe and fine but if u just stop which seems u r on the edge anyway this will only be worse, u might actually need more but allow Dr to work w/u
Don't believe every stupid story that gets printed or worse yet only visible digitally. There r way too many chicken little's who next yr u find out were phony.
Call Dr. office, talk to the Nurse but don't stop because u read something and u r nervous. That may say more about u than the story or truths and facts.
best to you;;
I agree with ohcalcuta. 10mg is a very low dose and celexa is probably the safest choice, heck i am trying for a baby and taking effexor which is more risky but still think about this first, Would you be causing your baby more harm withdrawing? as SSRI discontinuation is real and causes very severe physical and mental problems that last for years and can do more damage i imagine to the baby. Effexor withdrawal when i tried, almost gave me a heart attack, well i had terrible arrhythmia and was better on them than off and the doctor says if there are more positive than negative reasons both physically and mentally then stay on them. Plenty of women have healthy babies on high doses of Antidepressants. Just avoid Anticonvulsants and mood stabilizers like lithium and Carbamazepine as they can cause fetal damage, deformations and mental health problems.
On the small amount you take, you should be fine anyway