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Re: Any legal recourse?

Posted by starlight on July 21, 2004, at 11:17:27

In reply to Any legal recourse?, posted by Joanna27 on July 20, 2004, at 21:05:11

Hey Joanna,
Sorry to hear about your withdrawl, but I actually think it happens with most of the drugs out there. I had a friend on about 6 different things, and she went through hell coming off of the things she was on and starting from a clean slate. But she made it and does so much better now, it's remarkable.

As far as the pregnancy thing, my pdoc thinks it's best to come off of everything that they don't have enough information about. I was recently pregnant and was taking Effexor (75mgs) Lamictal and Trileptal and she wanted me to come off of all three. I ended up terminating the pregnancy because my husband didn't want it. You can go online and check the Tetarogenic Societies. They specialize in medication effects on birth defects and see what's listed. Some people don't experience depression worsening during pregnancy because the hormones can make your chemistry different and have an effect on your mental health in a good way (although some people have a different experience).

She and I discussed planning a future pregnancy and we came to the conclusion that just prior to trying to get pregnant, we'd pull me off of everything - and do lots of vitamins, folate, fish oil, etc., in order to give the kid the best possible chance of being completely healthy. I do know that the anti-convulsants can cause neural tube defects like spina bifida. Good luck in your withdrawl, you'll be fine. Try to walk and write and drink a ton of water to try and flush it all from your system.




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