I finally saw a psychiatrist earlier this week and she gave me a prescription for bupropion. She said it is ok to continue BF and from what I have read it is one of those drugs that hasn't been closely studied when it comes to BF but that there is no clear evidence that it harms BF babies. Which isn't completely reassuring to me but I understand many drugs are not studied in this way, and the benefits are supposed to outweigh the potential risks.
I know the root of my issues is sleep deprivation and if that were fixed I might not need drugs. But when we've tried sleep training it's ended in a total breakdown for me. So I think maybe I'll be more capable of dealing with it once I've been on the drug for awhile.
I've been trying really hard to deal with this without drugs and it just hasn't been enough. I know I need to try something else, but I am so conflicted about starting the bupropion. I worry about DS being affected, and DH isn't supportive. He's afraid I "won't be myself" and thinks all I need is more "romantic attention" from him. Yeah, he doesn't get it.
Help mommies! I need encouragement.