It's been quite a while since I've posted.
My partner and I want to try for a baby. We started trying the beginning of this year but I've had 3 miscarriages unfortunately and have put it down to the antidepressants that I'm on. I was on venlafaxine 225mg once a day but I'm currently weening myself off them in order to go onto more 'pregnancy-friendly' anti depressants. Unfortunately I suffer from severe depression and anxiety so I cannot come off anti depressants altogether. I was on fluoxetine before I switched to venlafaxine as the fluoxetine wasn't helping at the time. The circumstances I was in back then have changed drastically and life has improved immensely for me. I don't just mean in terms of my mental health. My mental health has improved because my situation changed and I'm loving my life at the moment.
Anyway! Now my doctor is sort of insistent of me going back onto fluoxetine but I'm not 100% sure. I'd been on them for a while and they did help but my mental health took a sudden turn for the worst a year ago where any medication and even sharp objects had to be kept away from me. I had to be observed whilst bathing as I kept trying to drown myself and such. Now I couldn't imagine feeling the need to do that again, but it's not to say that I'd never feel that way again.
I have a breastfeeding friend at the moment who also suffers from severe depression and she's on sertraline and was during her whole pregnancy. I read up about it and sertraline appeals to me more but I'm not sure whether to insist to my doctor that I want to try myself on sertraline or to let her put me on fluoxetine if she believes that's for the best?
I don't suppose anyone else has been in a similar position and can say which anti depressant has work best for them?