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A 41-year-old female asked:

I want to get pregnant of my second baby, so i reduced lexapro (escitalopram) to 10m &buspirone to 2.5m daily after 1month i started feeling bad, no more babys 4me?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Not necessarily: This is a conversation to have between you, your psychiatrist, and your ob-gyn doctor. All of you have important contributions to make. They can advise you about options & risks in dealing with your depression & anxiety, plus wanting to get pregnant. Some non-pharmaceutical ways to deal with these problems include psychotherapy. Please talk with your doctors; don't try to decide this alone.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Information!: I agree with dr. Pappas that you should discuss this with your docs. Also please go here for more info: http://www.Womensmentalhealth.Org/; providing information and treating women such as yourself is what they do full time. Most psychiatrists treat 1 or 2 pregnant women at any one time, if that. Being well informed removes a lot of unnecessary worry. Depression should not preclude your desire!
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Thanks for posting this resource, Dr. Reynolds.
Sep 15, 2012

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