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Re: Hospital question? Not sure where to post Racer

Posted by 4WD on January 3, 2006, at 22:04:31

In reply to Hospital question? Not sure where to post, posted by Racer on January 3, 2006, at 13:41:30

> Yesterday, my T asked me if I should be in the hospital. In terms of my mood, the answer is a pretty resounding "YES!" but I can't see what good it would do right now. Because we're trying to make a baby, I'm not going to be adding any new drugs, and I kinda need intimate access to my husband to manage it anyway. Plus there are a bunch of tests I'm supposed to be having along the way, blood tests, sonograms, fluoroscopy, etc, and maybe surgery. So it doesn't seem as though there's much point.
>
> So can anyone offer any ideas? Is there anything that a hospital could do that I can't do at home? Besides reduce the external stresses on me?
>
> Meh. It seemed worth asking.

I can only see three reasons for going to the hospital:
1. You are suicidal
2. You need yours meds changed and quick
3. You just need a rest

If you are suicidal, then you should go for that reason.

YOu aren't wanting to change or add any meds so you shouldn't go for that reason.

If you need a rest, will the hospital let you just check in for a week or two? Would that help in the long run?

Have you reduced all your meds since starting to try to get pregnant? Is that why you are so depressed? Did you add the Clomid at the same time?

You said that if you gave up on the idea of having a child there would be no reason to live. I don't think you would feel that way if you weren't depressed in the first place. I think (just my opinion) your first concern should be for yourself. Can you handle being off meds for months while you try to conceive and for more months while you are pregnant? Can you live the way you feel right now?

Most of the ADs say it's okay to take them during pregnancy if the benefits outweigh the risks. In your case, I think they do.

I was never able to have a child and while it hurt for a while, now I'm glad I didn't. I couldn't have handled it. (I'm 49)

It's possible that getting pregnant would improve your depression. It' also possible you could suffer a severe post partum depression.

God, this post is rambling and mostly a downer. I'm sorry. It was just some things that popped in my head when I read your post.

Marsha


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