Good news! As of today, I'm off the meds! I also got back to work on May 4th. I'm still coping with it, and I find it very difficult to leave my little girl every day. I'm usually back home at 6 p.m. and she goes to bed around 8.30, so that leaves us less than three hours. So, I live for the weekends (I guess that's just the way life is for most of us).
Anyway, I feel really well and I am proud of myself. One thing spoiled my mood a little, though. My psychiatrist told me today that I should really think twice before planning another pregnancy. She is aware of how bad my situation was (I dread to remember now), and seeing that schizophrenia runs in my family (both my aunt and my uncle suffering from it), she is afraid that I might develop a more severe and permanent mental disorder following subsequent pregnancies. Does anyone else have a similar problem?
However, there will be time to think about another pregnancy, right now I want to enjoy the fact that I can have an occasional cold beer with my friends. I hope you are all better and off the meds soon. Enjoy your time with the little ones.