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November 4th, 2017, 07:06 AM
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Hi everyone,

I have dealt with depression pretty much my whole life. I've always been able to keep it under control. There was a situation in my life in 2010 that basically aggravated my depression and just made things worse for me. Anyways, fast forward I met my husband who helped me through the toughest of times and now we have 3 beautiful children. I have a 4 year old, and 2 year old, and a 5 month old.

After my last pregnancy, my anxiety level hit the roof. My depression got worse and it's just been terrible every since. I've been put on several medications, all while I've been breastfeeding. My psychiatrist and family doctor have both said they are safe while breastfeeding. Currently, I am on Wellbutrin 150mg, and Prozac 20mg. The problem is my anxiety. Nothing helps with my anxiety. My doctor prescribed me Bromazepam (basically it's in the family of xanax and all anti-anxiety medications). The only problems here is that they didn't tell me whether I could take it while breastfeeding. They both know I am, so I assumed I could. BUT, after reading online, it's recommended not to. Now, some might say just to stop breastfeeding, but I really don't want to. It's the only thing that brings me some relief from what I am going through. I love breastfeeding my son, I love the bond, and it makes me feel like I am able to do something at least without feeling so miserable.

Has anyone here ever taken anything like that while breastfeeding? Any information will be greatly appreciated.
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