So I posted on the breastfeeding board and on my birth month board also, but I wanted to ask here as well. I am pretty certain that I am suffering from PPA. I rarely sleep, I'm worried all the time, I have a lot of anxiety attacks, I'm grumpy and I snap at my husband, and I am basically just freaked out all the time about my LO. I always worry something is wrong with him and when I try to rest, I can feel my heart beat out of my entire body, I get hot all over, and just can't relax.
I called my OB yesterday and talked with the nurses about meds. At first, they said they would prescribe Effexor, but then when I talked with her more, and described my symptoms, she called back and said she wanted to switch me to Prozac 20mg.
I feel like a comic strip, because now I am having anxiety about taking my anxiety meds, haha! I am still exclusively breast feeding, and I'm worried that it is not good to take while I am nursing him. I asked my dr about it and also called my pediatrician too. They both said that it's not the "safest" med, but it is in the "safer" category. I've tried to research it a lot too and I haven't read anything horrible, especially since my LO is already 4 months old. But, I wanted to check with you all and see if you had any insight into taking Prozac?
A few years ago, I took Lexapro for a bout with depression and it worked well for me. Do you think taking Prozac will be ok? My drs seem to think it's fine, but like I said, now I am having anxiety about taking my anxiety meds! Geesh! Let me know what you think! Thanks so much!