tgrimes1980 hugs. I started Zoloft last week. I've dealt with depression and anxiety since I was 16, off meds for 2 years bc pregnant. The side effects are driving me crazy. Half the time I feel like an emotionless zombie, the other half I feel jittery and out of control.
sophiegrace ughhh I hope you feel better soon! amberlie that pic is too cute! tgrimes1980 big hugs. I'm sorry you are dealing with that. We're here for you for anything you need, even if just to vent. starbuck27 ugh that's ridiculous. Do you think the reduced schedule you planned on will even be possible?
Post by shedreamsincolor on Jan 19, 2017 19:41:09 GMT -5
tgrimes1980 - I hope the Zoloft is helpful. I started back on Lexapro when DS2 was about 3 weeks and it has been amazing in terms of handling my anxiety. starbuck27 - omg my absolute pet peeve. My H does this all the time. I work in an ER so when I can't get in touch with him my anxiety goes through the roof (was he in an accident? etc). When I was pregnant with DS1 and just a few days before I gave birth I couldn't get in touch with him for 4 hours. I finally called the school office and told them it was an emergency and then when he called me back I told him I was at the hospital in labor. Not true and super passive aggressive but made my point that he needed to be available (thank god I actually went into labor both times in the middle of the night or seriously I think he might have missed DS2.)
Re: contraception. I'm still going between IUD and mini pill. IUD I'm worried about insertion and then the annoying spottingit seems most everyone gets. Mini pill I'm concerned about having to take it at the same time every day. I'm anal so it would probably be fine but it only takes one Miss at the wrong time....ugh I'm feeling stuck.
Post by ClassyMrsA on Jan 19, 2017 19:44:52 GMT -5
+1 to loving Lexapro for anxiety. I took it for several years. I've had anxiety problems for basically my entire life and Lexapro was my favorite of the SSRIs I tried. I had bad side effects with the others, but Lexapro was surprisingly side effect free and easy to get off of when I was ready.
@tgrimes1989 did H ever get to start his PPI? I remember it was back ordered for awhile.
He was on Prevacid but we just switched to Zantac. My pedi didn't feel comfortable leaving him on Prevacid because there aren't a lot of studies out there with that drug & the effects of use in infants, or something like that.
She was going to prescribe me Prilosec again, but didn't want to run the risk of it still being backordered.
How is M doing? Are y'all still on Zantac? Does she sleep with her head elevated or is she flat? I was thinking I may need to move H to the crib. He's been in the rock n play since he was 2 weeks old.
She's been on nexium since the 4th. The Pedi warned me that after 6-8 weeks Zantac can just stop being effective. We noticed around week five that what minuscule relief she was getting completely disappeared. Before the nexium there was so much crying, constant congestion, reflux episodes every 5-10 minutes, and choking on and off the boob. Honestly there wasn't even reclined sleeping, it was upright 24/7 with wake ups every 30 minutes all night long. Within 48 hours of her new medicine she stopped choking, 72 hours I could lie her down, within a week she could be flat. In this past week she's refluxed maybe twice? Different baby. Night and day. We're actually enjoying each other instead of just surviving. It was getting pretty bad mentally for awhile.
Did you notice a difference in H when he was on the Prilosec at all? Did the Pedi mention food allergies? When meds don't work and it's reflux then there's something else going on. M's MSPI definitely contributed, but it didn't get better after it was all out of her system (her rash and nasty diapers did, though) so we got sent to get scoped. The doctor ended up not doing it because of how high up the acid erosion went (damage up to and including the tonsils/back of tongue), he didn't need to put a camera down there to see that it was definitely reflux. Because she was thriving weight and development-wise it was decided that it should be controlled with medication and that she should grow out of it.
I really hope you guys get a solution soon. I'm not sure what I would have done going through that and having to keep a toddler alive. I know the whole you do what you got to do saying, but shit, doing what you got to do is just too much at some point.
My girl slept for a 7 hour stretch last night!! And my big boy slept 11 hours straight (hasn't done that in a number of weeks) and hasn't been sick. My not so terrific Thursday might turn into at least a Fine Friday. I have to keep O home again today so I'm hoping he's feeling good and less emotional today so I can effectively parent two kids. Hope everyone else had decent nights!
Post by cookswithwine9 on Jan 20, 2017 10:26:06 GMT -5
((Hugs)) tgrimes1980 I hope the meds help you feel better. When I worry I just try to remember that 9 out of 10 things you worry about will never happen. (Paraphrasing an abe Lincoln quote) It helps me refocus.
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