I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. This week, I had my med check with my OBGYN to see how my PPD symptoms were and if we needed to make any further adjustments to my medication. Luckily, things are looking really good and we didn’t need to make any changes. I will take this medication for one year and then I can start to wean off of it and see how I do.
I was able to get some answers to things I was concerned about. The medication that I take is safe during pregnancy. That means that next year, if I start to wean off and realize that I still have PPD symptoms, I can go back on and still choose to expand our family. Or, if I wean successfully only to experience symptoms of depression during a future pregnancy, I can go back on the medication while pregnant. I didn’t realize how much these things worried me until I received the answers to my questions today. I definitely want to have more children, and now my fears are allayed.
Now, I can put this chapter of my life – seeking help and adjusting to medication – behind me and move forward. It feels wonderful to reach this point!