Hello michal23. I read up on your question and its this, not to take effexor during the last 3 months of pregnancy. Also, no breast feeding for it will be passed on trough the milk to the new born. If you are pregnant, and taking effexor, its recommened you contact your doctor and decide what might be planned in regards to taking effexor. Best wishes to you and the new born to be.
My two cents would be to ask your doctor about options that are considered low risk through all stages of pregnancy (I've seen a few people talk about Latuda on here, although it looks like it is still not suggested during the 3rd trimester.) If you click on the "Pregnancy Warnings" link under "Drugs A to Z", there is a link for medication that is safe during breast feeding. The list under it, titled "Drugs PROBABLY Safe in Usual Doses", includes bupropion/Wellbutrin and Paroxetine/Paxil. If you go to specific warnings for those meds though, it looks like wellbutrin is the safer choice.
My main point that I wanted to make is that you should ask your doctor, as well as research, about options that you can use THROUGHTOUT your pregnancy. It seems to me that using Effexor for a few months then stopping could turn out to do a LOT more harm than good. No antidepressant should be started and stopped that quickly, ESPECIALLY Effexor. So I would highly suggest doing some research and maybe even printing out some information to take with you to your next doctors appointment. It can't hurt to inform yourself. And don't be afraid to ask questions or to question your doctor's suggestions (especially if they don't feel right to you.) And whatever you choose to do, I hope you choose not to breast feed unless you stay off all meds. But I'm sure you know that :)
Anyway, I just wanted to voice my concern about starting and stopping Effexor so quickly. I hope you and your doctor can find something to help manage your depression throughout your pregnancy. Good luck to you and don't be afraid to post more questions in the future! This is a great place to find drug information and just as good a place to read about others' experiences AND aquire a support system.
I wish you the best, let us know if there's anything else we can help with. :)
As I saw someone has written a comment today , I just wanted once again thank all the lovely people who replied at th time and let you know that I continued with the med And gave birth to a beautiful happy little girl with no issues what so ever.
we are a happy family.
If anyone needs anything I'm here for you !!!
All the best
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