I am 30 years old and I am BiPolar and Narcoleptic. I am currently on mood stabilizers, and anti-narcoleptic medication. I have been stable on these medications for over 5 years. My husband and I are planning a pregnancy (with the close help of my doctors). However, my doctors do not seem to have much experience with this situation. I only know that none of the medications I am on have been approved for pregnancy.
For the past several weeks, I have been weaning myself off of Adderal (used to help me stay awake) and caffine. It is going pretty well. I am still dependant on my Nuvigl (anti-narcoleptic med) and have not stopped taking my mood stabilizers (Abilify and Lamictal). After an appointment with my Psych doc in the end of June, I hope to start weaning off the rest of my meds and start Prozac.
I am so excited to try and have a baby, but I am terrified. My husband does not seem to appreciate the potential problems that could arise due to being off my meds. I do have all of the support in the world from him, family, and friends. We have planned for me to keep going to work, but I will not be able to drive (from the daytime sleepiness that occurs). My BiPolar disorder has been a severe problem in the past, but mostly when I was younger.
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