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Re: pregnancy and meds

Posted by Noa on January 7, 2003, at 17:58:13

In reply to pregnancy and meds, posted by Kar on January 7, 2003, at 7:30:04

Hi, Kar.

I take Effexor xr, Serzone, Adderall xr. I also take a very small amount of ativan to sleep, but that would not be a problem to stop, because I only take it to counteract the activating effects of the Effexor.

My pdoc recommended the in vitro as a way to eliminate the possibility of being off meds longer than absolutely necessary.

I am single, and haven't tried yet. If I do decide, it would be with donor sperm, an idea that I am only getting used to now (I still feel a little uncomfortable with having a kid who essentially has no identifiable father--but I don't feel nearly as uncomfortable with the idea as I used to). I have just started exploring this as a possibility, and am not sure if I will pursue it, or look into adoption. And even if I pursue it, I don't know if I will be able to conceive.

There are the med issues, but also the depression issues, like you mentioned. There are also other health issues and age to sort out. I know people older than me who have had kids, but I don't see this process happening that fast, and when I think about the feasibility in a few years, well, I have more doubts. And then there are the financial get the picture.

But before this last near-decade of hard-to-treat depression hit me, I had always envisioned myself becoming a parent. Now, I have many more doubts about being able to handle it, but I don't want to give up the dream.




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