I am on Celexa, which is an anti-depressant. I have been on it for almost a year now after cutting and planning suicide. I have a really hard time coping with stress and dealing with life I guess.
Since being on the medication, I have been great. It just evens me out and keeps my mind from going to bad places. I haven't had a single suicidal thought since going on the medication, despite having been thinking about nothing else before hand.
Now my worry is that I know you can't, or aren't supposed to, take medication during pregnancy. I am getting married in less than 5 months and after that we plan on trying for a baby. Now whether that will happen right away, or down the road, I am not 100% sure of. But I feel like I should talk to my doctor about trying to wean off the of the anti-depressants just in case I do conceive after I am married.
My fear is that if I come off of them, that I will revert back to how I was before being put on them :(
Anyone have any experiences with this? How did you deal with your depression without medication? This is probably my biggest hurdle.