Quoting Jamie ♥ [4.3.2013]:" I'm taking Lamictal and Wellbutrin right now, i'm 6 weeks pregnant. I'm scared to death of what will ... [snip!] ... i'm like without it, you'd be begging me to take them. Has everything been alright in your pregnancy so far with Lamictal?"
Absolutely. I am 29 weeks now, and my baby is beating me up just as much as the other two did (didn't have meds for the other two). She's also doing just as well on the ultrasounds (I've had two so far), and my doctors haven't expressed any concern about it whatsoever. Everything is fine.
The most important thing is that while all of my symptoms have not disappeared, I am doing Soooo much better in this pregnancy than I would be without the meds.
I am really really grateful to be on something that helps because I still have the same misgivings about this pregnancy and baby that I had before the meds started to work, but now those misgivings aren't all consuming horrifying and depressing concepts. It will be hard, but we'll manage.
Also, I'm yelling a Lot less. I'm able to relax a lot more, and I don't feel so overwhelmed by the needs of my husband and the two kids I already have.
The benefits greatly outweigh the risks in my opinion. I am confident that I can have this baby and cope with the struggles that I know I'll face having to raise three children (one of whom will be almost two when she's born) and not being able to have so much help from my husband (he's trying to find a second job to handle the financial stress).. and all the stuff that would seem completely and thoroughly impossible if I wasn't on medication.