The medication discussion

Today I had my appointment with the doctor who prescribed my anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medications.  I've been nervous about this appointment because I wanted to know the risks and benefits associated with my continuing medication while expecting.

Things have definitely been easier and more emotionally stable for me being on the medication.  I feel like a better mother, wife, and woman than I have felt in a long time.  That being said, as the pregnancy progresses I've felt the familiar anxiety I felt before when my hormones were out of whack.  I know that recently when I take a bit more of my medication, I feel much better so I wanted to discuss maybe upping the dosage as a standard, but ONLY if it won't harm the baby.

I was more than relieved when the doctor not only gave me the assurance of remaining on the medication, but said I had plenty of room to adjust dosage as needed since we started off on such a limited dosage.  I am so thankful.  I feel much better and will be making sure she and my future obstetrician are on the same page when it comes to the baby.

I'm so glad I had that conversation.

-K

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