Anti anxiety drugs and breastfeeding

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377493 tn?1356505749 However, ti hasn't stopped mine and I'm breastfeeding successfully. I researched and found that it is possible to breastfeed and no known risk to baby..... But whatever your decision, don't beat yourself up!
Avatar f tn Hi I have been using an antidepressant/anti anxiety drug called loxamine/aropax or paroxetine for almost two years to treat what was post natal depression and then residual anxiety. Alarmingly I have been informed by my Husband that I have been initiating and performing sexual acts at night that I have no memory of, and that also would be quite out of character for me.
Avatar m tn The decision is to treat the anxiety first then add an anti-depressant if needed. Just started the med today and am not having any serious side-effects just yet. Will update in a few more days. Thom.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Many different types of medications are used in the treatment of anxiety disorders, including traditional anti-anxiety drugs such as benzodiazepines, and newer options like antidepressants and beta-blockers. These medications can be very effective, but they shouldn’t be thought of as a cure. Anxiety medication can provide temporary relief, but it doesn’t treat the underlying cause of the anxiety disorder. Once you stop taking the drug, the anxiety symptoms often return in full force.
Avatar f tn the side effects are worse than the actual anxiety symptoms.., and god forbid you try and stop taking the anti- depressants- they will surely send you over the edge with the anxiety sypmtoms... had I known all of this- I would have never ever taken a pill... There are lots of women out there like us....some of them drowning in there own fear.......I pray for them, us and me....
Avatar n tn First off regardless, one should NEVER just up and stop taking anti depressants. ALWAYS alert your dr and have them tell you how to ween yourself off of them. If you just up anmd stop you can have MANY adverse reactions! So just be very careful, those drugs can be amazing to help a person, and detrimental to others. Good luck and always remember that there have never been any tests done on pregnant women to see if there acutally are birth defects caused by the drugs. There is only chance!
Avatar f tn However first 2 weeks was horrible with side effects but no still when I wake up I feel nervous and anxious and nausea. My problem was appetite loss sometimes and now since I started this med i feel it killed my appetite. Anyone had the same thing and then the appetite came back? how long should I wait? :( Thanking everyone who will respond in advance.
Avatar n tn The American Academy of Pediatrics is a wonderful source of information, and publishes a list of drugs that are compatible with pregnancy and breastfeeding. Thomas Hale's book "Medications and Mother's Milk" is a terrific resource for breastfeeding. In addition, many hospitals have lactation consultants, who have a wealth of information at their fingertips. But back to the immediate problem. My heartfelt hope is that Jenn Jenn finds the right support.
Avatar f tn but that isnt all, before i got pregnant i was diagnosed with severe depression and was put on meds that helped alot, i stopped taking them during the pregnancy and my first four weeks postpartum (breastfeeding) i feel so guilty for stopping breastfeeding and im constantly worried about germs and im overly paranoid about falling asleep with the baby in my lap.
Avatar n tn 5 minutes with my GP the next day left me with the name of a condition I couldn't remember after leaving and a prescription for anti-inflammatory drugs. I was confused for a bit, but after some research I found it was for inflammation of the cartilage around the rib cage area. I was very relieved as I have a huge history of irregular heartbeats. Seems like it's fairly common if very painful...
304970 tn?1331429594 I have bipolar 1 disease, and I am not allowed to take any of my anti-depressants at all. I have to be closely monitored by a shrink with weekly visits numerous times and even home visits. Before I had gotten pregnant I was on Cylexa(sp) it helped with my depression and my OCD. I do plan on going back on my medications after delivery. If you are feeling depressed or like your going to hurt yourself you need to let your doc know asap.
Avatar f tn If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately. Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.
Avatar n tn The mothers who are addicted to crack and other illicit drugs who keep doing drugs during pregnancy have their baby start life addicted to drugs and are very VERY miserable in their first months of life not to mention the disabilites and possible deformities they may have.They will have to work twice as hard to learn what should be normal and will have a very tough life only because the selfish mother did not care enough to give them a normal chance at life!
Avatar n tn Ive been anxious (never had anxiety before) and depressed and super emotional and inpatient about everything. I still haven't decided what to do. It's only been one month and physically I feel better as far as not bleeding for months at a time and not holding water. I also feel like I have a normal amount of energy and the headaches that initially were there have subsided. I am horrified if I keep taking this pill though that i will lose my emotional calm and optimism.
Avatar n tn I just found out I am 5 weeks pregnant and I have been on Xanax for anxiety, anti-inflamatory med voltaren and vicodin for pain due to 4 buldging disks in my spine...I am worried my baby may have defects caused by these medicines as I have been taking them daily....any thoughts would be appreciated.
Avatar m tn Both drugs are a category C on the pregnancy and breastfeeding warning. It said that problems could not be ruled out and should not be prescribed unless the benefit from the drug would outweigh the risks. It gave 1 case of a lady who had been on high doses tramadol for years having a baby who had withdrawals 35 hours after birth. I think a category C is like in the middle somewhere.
Avatar n tn I have been off of meds for 4 years and it has taken me TONZ of hard work to loose the 60 lbs paxil put on me, but I have started to gain it back (20 lbs) so far (I excersize with a trainer and eat 1200 cal a day and still am gaining) and my anxiety is back so I went to the doctor and told him I need help with my weight and anxiety/depression so he put me on EFFEXOR XR to loose weight. I was on it once before but I was pregnant so I don't know how the weight worked for me.
686473 tn?1227021174 Your ped should know or have access to knowledge about which drugs are compatible with breastfeeding, and which would necessitate pumping and dumping. Your OB might have the same access to knowledge about compatibility, too. Or a certified lactation consultant.
Avatar n tn I think that about 75% of my weight issues are mental and revolve around feeding my emotions (depression/anxiety) and the PCOS/insulin resistance only compounds habits that already existed. I have had to get "real" with myself and seek out other ways to deal with my anxiety and seasonal depression. Working out is that las thing that I would ever want to do, but it does work. I kinda view it like getting my yearly pap.....
Avatar n tn Hi I did IUI on Saturday and am now doing the dreadful 2WW and I am already feeling discouraged but not defeated. I have PMS signs and it sucks cuz IF and WHEN AF shows up I'm gonna feel like burying my self under my sheets and never waking up. Don't mean to seem negative but today I am feeling prety down. Anyhow good luck to both of us.
189586 tn?1297257661 5-HTP is used for sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, migraine and tension-type headaches, fibromyalgia, binge eating associated with obesity, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and along with prescription drugs to treat seizure disorder and Parkinson's disease. How does it work? 5-HTP works in the brain and central nervous system by increasing the production of the chemical serotonin.
Avatar n tn 2,2006 and also taking The anti-supr. together and I have lost since then 32lbs. I find I have more energy and even feel younger. I'm on high protein low carb. I do have both injections once a week. This is the only and the last breakthrough of dieting I'll ever do. I'm 52 and tried everytype of dieting since i was 27yrs. Of course after having my children. you name it i tried it. This is truly working for me. I havn't been this small since "kindergarten" lol.
Avatar n tn Funny you mention the panic disorder, after my second round of anti-biotics my GP said I was stressed and anxious and put me on a anti-depressent/anxiety med and I felt great for the first week or so, then had the WORST panic attacks ever, one after another and so on. (I had a reaction to the drug- I think it was celexa)? Then when I called my GP- and said what is going on here, they sent me to a pyschologist due to my sensitivy to meds.
541196 tn?1293556536 I take Lexapro for depression and anxiety. It has really helped me tremendously. I am also diabetic and take Janumet. 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?
Avatar n tn I was wondering if any of you have any other skin irritations on any other part of your body Other than your vaginal area?? I have the same irritation on my hand but not as bad as the vaginal area. The cream does work it just comes back a couple of weeks later...I am going to try and get an anti fungal pill to see if that works...
Avatar n tn I had one period after stopping breastfeeding. As I was approaching 2 months since that period I was going to call the Dr. to be seen and get priveria meds or whatever I needed to get myself back on track. To my surprise and shock I was pregnant. After just a few days, and a Dr. appt. wherein I was told everything was ok, I didn't feel right Friday. I was trying to tell myself it was just my mind and worry since we conceived naturally this time around...I was sure something had to be wrong.
Avatar n tn I tried to search using those key words both on this site and elsewhere, but I want to find an article that my doctor will take seriously. If there are challenges that might be being missed in my routine screening of the thyroid, I want to address them. I am basically not functioning. The sweating has started again and also my movement is out of control. These things seem to be related to my thyroid replacement.
Avatar n tn Well I ended up going to the Dr again and I was prescribed an anti-anxiety med-BuSpar. I took that until about July, and stopped because I felt like I didnt need it anymore. After i stopped taking it I felt GREAT. I believe in the winter I had the absolute worst pains due to stress from being in college and working full time. I also have moderate anxiety and I get stressed out easily.
Avatar n tn My baby is totally fine and was breastfeeding moments after birth...not much crying and a relaxed disposition, not to mention extremely healthy! I just wantd to ease your mind if you are freaked out about taking narcotics early on.