Hello, fellow Narkies. I haven't seen any recent posts regarding pregnancy and N/C or meds. If I've missed one by accident, sorry for bringing it up again. I just really need to hear from others who have been through what I'm going through.
I'm 33 yrs old, on 70mg of Vyvanse and 20mg of Lexapro a day for NwC. Diagnosed and being treated for 11 years. My boyfriend and I have been trying to get pregnant for 5 months now. I have weaned myself off the Lexapro, and in the process of weaning off Vyvanse. Per my neurologist, Vyvanse is a class C med, which is moderate risk for birth defects and complications. I hope to be off of all meds in the next 2 months, but will stop immediately if I become pregnant.
I'm terrified of my ability to function without stimulants, as I have a demanding full time job that I love. My neuro said that it's important for me to take scheduled power naps to compensate for no stimulants. Ladies, how did this work for you? What was the hardest part? Any advice? Anything you would have done differently?
I could really use some personal advice and REAL stories, warnings and words of encouragement, as everything I've been reading lately about the risks and failures of getting pregnant in your 30's, miscarriages, complications, birth defects, etc etc etc... along with the risks of my narcolepsy meds... and my fears of not being able to function off my meds... and the fact that despite the fact we've been doing everything right, we haven't gotten pregnant yet... I'm starting to really feel overwhelmed and scared. I'm not discouraged yet because it's only been 5 months of trying, and couples try for years, but I'm 33 and never been pregnant, which already puts me at a disadvantage.
Anyone have a success story to share? :)