Anxiety medication safe for breastfeeding

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) and I've been told by my midwives it's safe for baby and to use during breastfeeding, but comes with a small risk of pulmonary hypertension.
I stopped all my medication during my pregnancy just because there is no 100% safe medicine to take while pregnant. And for the most part I can cope with my ADHD, but my depression is absolutely terrible...so my question: After baby is here, will I be able to take my depression medicine and breast feed? I have my heart set on breast feeding and I feel selfish if I cant just because of my own reasons...
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I would like to become pregnant soon and was wondering if anyone had experience with Lexapro while pregnant/breastfeeding. Do you know if it's approved or known safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding?
I would like to become pregnant soon and was wondering if anyone had experience with Lexapro while pregnant/breastfeeding. Do you know if it's approved or known safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Thank You sooooooooo much. I am going to try your suggestions. I to, used to be able to drive the freeway like a crazy person. I actually LOVED the freeway & driving itself now I fear it everyday. I take back roads to work & have not driven the xpressway in a year but I want to so bad. I try to tell myself that this is NOT going to control me & some days are good & I feel like I can drive forever...but most days are a real challenge. I have trouble at stop lights....
I've been on 50 mg Zoloft during 8 months of my pregnancy for anxiety. I just realized that there may be some side effects in the baby during breasfeeding so I'm going to try to wean off over the next several weeks. Can you please let me know the effects of Zoloft on a breastfeeding baby and also the best dosage schedule for weaning. Thank you!
With my first daughter, I came off of meds. It was awful! I talked with my doctor when I was pregnant with my second daughter (now 6), and he told me while no studies had been done, Paxil was not shown to cause any issues for the baby. I stayed on it, had a much better pregnancy and she was a healthy 11 lb 4 and 3/4 oz baby! Ok, I had gestational diabeties too. Both girls were c-section, so the younger had a small issue with breathing, but she is ok.
throat feels like its closing up ect... Before I got pregnant I was on .5-1 mg of ativan 3 times a day as needed for anxiety. After I got pregnant my OBGYN here in North Dakota said absolutely no more. Well my regular family physician in Minnesota ---who I will be delivering with as I am moving back to my home area around Christmas---put me on Celexa and back on the Ativan as needed. The Celexa did not work out very well for me giving me thoughts Ive never had before..
anyway this probably wouldn't be the best option for you for treating your anxiety BUT if you are at high risk for PPD this is something your doctor may want to start you on at this time.
I was placed on this particular meds because i was breastfeeding and they are considered safe for the baby. I sugggest going to your GP and if you don't get a satisfactory result try to find a PND website that will give you information on doctors etc that specialise in PND related issues.
I was rather proud of myself that I was able to use the tools my Physciatrist taught me to overcome any mild feelings of anxiety. I did really really well. Well, this past week we have had something new. For the past few days, mild diarea. I just chalked it up to the fact that we are transitioning him from formula to cow's milk. Our pediatrician had said this could happen, and as long as it wasn't severe or bloody, not to worry. It was normal.
So, three weeks ago I did and they put me on Lexapro 10mg for anxiety and Protonix 40mg for stomach problems that go with my anxiety. So, now I feel better but I wonder if I could avoid all this by stopping the birth control pill. What other options are there for a 20 that doesn't want to have kids for at least 5-8 years?
I was on paxil for two of my pregnancies everything was fine. also, try a psychiatrist their expertise is anxiety meds and they would know it's affects. hang in there, we are here for you. there are lots of pregnant people on meds. there is an answer for you.
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I plan to tell my doc that I want to walk out of that hospital with a script for Zoloft. I will be breastfeeding but I took it while BFing my last one and had no issues. the only thing I have found that helps is getting out in the sun which is hard since it's so God forsaken hot outside here. I've talked to my doc about it and he hasn't suggested anything that can be taken while pregnant. I'm just sticking it out until the end I guess.
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everyday id wake up with the shakes alwaysa holding a pilow for safe keeping.. when i went out i had to take it really slow and was able to only go a certain farness without being scared and thinking something was wrong and i was going to die.. i kept going farther and father just took ibrprophin when i was in alot of pain and was given .5 ativan nerve pill for anxiety...
I am not on any medication nor am I taking birth control. I experienced the same thing back in 2005, I bled for 56 days, I was given birth control pills to regulate my period but that didn't work. I however remembered that I was stung in the stomach by a wasp.When the situation happend again 56 days later and I was rushed to the hospital. I was given a shot and perscribed benedril and the bleeding stopped. Now Since its winter, I know this is not the case.
I'm not on any medication other than lanzoprazil for acid reflux and st. John's Wort. I have trouble sleeping and sometimes take temazapam, grind my teeth, and have ongoing sinus problems, for which I was using nasal decongestants, until I read that they often have cortisol in them, which can cause CSR, and possibly the other problem. I've also heard coffee and chocolate can affect CSR.
Xanax is generally not recommended during pregnancy, you should definitively speak about it with your doctor. I used to take it here and there (0,5), for anxiety and mostly for sleep (it helped me going back to sleep in the middle of the night). As soon as I discovered I was pregnant (at 17 DPO) I never took it again, my baby is 6 months old and as I am breastfeeding him I still have not taken a single Xanax.
I had been on Zoloft for the past 5 months and before that Paxil (the lowest dosages for both). When I found out I was pregnant I stopped taking Zoloft but the depression and anxiety has returned. I would like to go back on Zoloft but am concerned if, because I quit "cold turkey", it's okay to do so. Should I ease back into it, or can I continue to take it as I had been? I've tried contacting my doctor but have not received a response. If possible, I'd like to go back on it ASAP.
Continue their medications or stop them? I DO NOT have epilepsy, but have taken this medication for panic/anxiety disorder.
When my boyfriend and I decided that we were going to try for a baby I spoke with my Dr. and they changed my medication to something safe for if I did become pregnant. I was on venlafaxine er for the longest time but when my birth control was up (implinon implant) I told the Dr. I wanted to change meds just incase we did decide to have a baby. I am now on sertraline have been since about a month before I got pregnant my baby is very healthy and very active.
(a physciatrist) feels it's safe, and he has prescribed it to both pregnant and nursing moms. It works very well for anxiety. He does not want to change it as my response has been so good, and he said that often they have to try 2 or 3 drugs before finding something that works. He is very comfortable with it, although he did tell me that it is best to try to avoid nursing for 4 hours after taking it as that is when it is most concentrated in my milk.
Well, my appt yesterday went great. After not feeling the girls for 24 hours I was a nervous wreck beforehand. Little ones started moving around after I left - FINALLY! The heartbeats were 146 and 150 which were right on track. I told the doc that I havent really felt the girls in the last 24 hours and he said if that happens again to call them and schedule to come in to make sure everything is okay. But thankfully this was a false alarm because the girls are looking great. Cervix is 3.9 (4.
I'd probably go back on it for sanity. Deal w/the breastfeeding issue later b/c keep in mind stress will increase when the baby comes and the Prozac may be a God send. I'm doing OK w/out it,but will not hesitate to go back on it later if I need to.
I have the same question as you, because i suffer from significant anxiety and depression, is it worse for the baby to have these in their system or suffer the effects of my anxiety? I know that if you google zoloft and pregnancy you can find articles that might help you. I hope any of this helped at least a little.
And this may spark a debate, but I literally have never known anyone who has taken Zoloft and responded well, especially for PPD. Most ended up with severe anxiety, so be cognizant of that possibility of you choose to start it.
I'd be afraid to stop completely, if the panic and anxiety is as bad as that. You can't stop abruptly, for sure. But perhaps a reduced dose would allow you to function well enough to tolerate?
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