I have struggled with depression all my life, but avoided medications essentially because I was too stubborn to admit I needed them. Now that I'm in the middle of the pregnancy, I have to admit to myself that I'm not okay, and that the depression i've always suffered from has taken a dramatic turn for the worst... I can't seem to find the motivation to do ANYTHING anymore. Even a simple phone call to pay a bill is too much to handle. I don't know how to explain it except to say that all my life all I ever wanted was to be functional. I don't need to be on cloud 9 every day, and I know that life has it's ups and downs, but it can't possibly be normal to not have the energy to accomplish even the simplest tasks in life. It's gotten so bad that I'm fearful of losing my job and/or losing my marriage if I don't do something immediately.
So my question: For any of you who take antidepressants while pregnant, which one are you taking? Myself and several of my sisters have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, and for them the only thing that worked was Wellbutrin XL.The research on Wellbutrin makes it seem like it is safer than other medications, but I've never taken it, and am terrified of starting any medication during pregnancy, but I'm at the point where I feel like I don't have a choice. I'm open to any and all advice from anyone with experience with this!!