I don't know if this is a rant, a request for encouragement or a pity party, but I need to complain!
I have been on a combo of Wellbutrin and Prozac for the past 6 years for chronic clinical depression. It's been severe in the past.
I tried to come off of my meds last summer prior to starting IUI. We ended up miscarrying twins and I went back up to my full dose of both meds (300mg wellbutrin/40 Prozac)
I am almost 15 weeks (natural conception!) and I have been trying (with help from my doc) to ween from the wellbutrin. I started out too quickly (down to half the dose in 3 weeks) and ended up in the hospital with a terrible migraine and constant vomiting. We think I was having withdrawals.
I upp'ed my meds by a little and am now trying to come down 25 mgs at a time every 7-10 days. I am currently at 200mg/day and am scheduled to go to 175mgs in a few days. I'm experiencing migraines again and nausea. My Dr gave me 8 percocet to help (over a month ago), and I have been taking 1/2 a pill as needed here and there. It's helped, but I'm running out and the lower I go, the more I feel like I need it. *No, I'm not addicted to it, it just helps bring the migraine down a few notches so I can function*
While in the ER, Doc mentioned going cold turkey, dealing with withdrawals for awhile and putting me on pain meds in the meantime. I think this is a BAD BAD idea (what if I get addicted then?), but I'm so sick of dealing with all this crap daily, that I'm slightly considering the cold turkey without meds. I DON'T WANT TO PUT MY BABY IN DANGER just because I am miserable though.
Emotionally, I'm doing ok. I have my hormonal moments and I'm sure I could be doing better, but hubs and I are pretty proud that I have gotten down by 100mgs/day so far and doing well other than the headaches and puking...
I don't know if this makes any sense whatsoever, but I don't know what to do.
I have another apt with my OBGYN on the 3rd to discuss the progress.
I want to eventually come off of the Prozac as well, but we're tackling one at a time. My ultimate goal is to be off meds 1 month prior to birth so that baby and I are free of the meds at birthtime and baby will not (hopefully) experience any symptoms.
There are SO many pros and cons to all of this