On Citalopram And Pregnant

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I'm 26 weeks pregnant and I've been on Citalopram for about 3 months. Problem is I really feel I need my dose increased as I'm still feeling really down a lot of the time except it has numbed my emotions, I can't cry or express my anger which I know is unhealthy. I recognise my symptoms because I've had depression for almost 10 years.

I just don't know if the Doctor would increase my dose with my being on 20mg a day already? I'm currently trying to get back into my old surgery (that I've been at all my life) after having moved away for a few months.

Fair enough me feeling down could also be down to the pregnancy hormones but I also think there is a clear difference.

I just feel unsure of my own mental health and I want to be more stable for when my boy is born as I wouldn't want it to impact on his life.

Does anyone have any thoughts?

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    hi,dont be hard on yourself,pregnancy depression is very common and such a crap thing to have to deal with,us women really go through it with all the hormones flying around!!! i think you should definately go and see your gp and midwife for that matter because they should be able to get you some councelling/cbt and you can discuss your wanting to go up to a higher dosage. i really hope that things improve for you and that things move quickly with your doctor smile keep your head up smile
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    Thanks smile I moved from Scotland to England and now I'm back in Scotland so I'm tryin to get back in my old surgery, but when I was in England I was referred to the peri natal team who support people with depression in pregnancy.. that was in August and I hadn't had a letter :\\ so hope I get see someone up here. Been to a couple of Psychologists but didn't really click as such with them.

    Hope things are ok for you.

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    hi,no problem,things are def getting better,i was actually laughing today!!! i know it sounds so cliche but try n ride it out,im not talking crap,im talking from real experience smile i really think if u go to a gp,explain ur situation they should be able to fast track u appointments,and the help u need,my friend was taking meds all through her pregnancy and now shes had the baby and they are both doing great. its so hard to explain to people how awful it feels,and im def gonna put some positive posts up on here as well cos i think alot of stories seem scary,take care :wink:
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    thats a good idea. its so much harder to deal with your own issues, it's so much easier to help other people. I'm a support worker so I'v loads of experience wi mental health and personal experience. gona be seeing the midwife on monday and I saw the doctor today so he knows pretty much everything.

    on a day when i feel better i'm gona try to write some positive things for others too smile

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