Anxiety medication during pregnancy

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Avatar f tn Are there ANY anxiety/depression meds that are allowed to take during pregnancy?
Avatar f tn hCG is produced by the placenta, and is therefore only present during pregnancy. Prozac should not affect the accuracy of a home pregnancy test. If you have had a negative oregnancy test, but think you may actually be pregnant, I recommend testing again. A home pregnancy test is most accurate at least one week after the first day of the missed period. This gives the hormone levels time to rise high enough to be detected in the urine.
Avatar f tn Sometimes cognitive behavioral therapy is a good option and sometimes, they weight risks to benefits and will still have a woman take medication during pregnancy. Under doctors supervision, that can sometimes be the best choice. Have no fear about struggling to care for or love your child. You will, no doubt. But you should be able to do so without suffering from the symptoms of bipolar and anxiety.
Avatar f tn So before I was pregnant I had extreme anxiety, and was on and off medication. Didnt really like the effects - I was either a mindless zombie, or super nice and happy. And for the first 2 trimesters my anxiety had been pretty low. But, now I'm 35 weeks and the anxiety is so bad. I get it for big things, small things, or i'll even just be sitting watching tv and get hit with a huge wave of anxiety for no reason. I've started scratching my self..
331213 tn?1217168431 i used to have them almost everyday at work but since i took my maternity leave i have only had them everytime i think about going back to work (work was very stressfull because i worked for a bunch of perverted railroad men) it is normal for a lot of women to experience anxiety during pregnancy, just relax and try to enjoy as much as you can!
Avatar f tn // Pretty much everything you've listed should not be taken during pregnancy. My wife won't even take Advil, as per doctor recommended, but this is a question best asked to your doctor. My advice? Kick the pills. If caffeine and Aspirin can hurt a child, imagine the effects of anti-depressants.
Avatar f tn Are there ANY anxiety/depression meds that are allowed to take during pregnancy?
Avatar f tn So I am 15 wks and 2 days and I have always had anxiety bit since I got pregnant it got worse and it seems the further get a long in my pregnancy the worse my anxiety gets and I told my Dr about and she prescribed me Zoloft. I've always been very cautious about pills and I don't want anything to happen to my baby but the Dr said everything will be fine.. but other people are telling me it can cause birth defects and such.. have any of you taken Zoloft while pregnant? Or know anybody that has?
94902 tn?1330483267 I took 20mg of Paxil throughout my pregnancy and all went well. For me, with severe anxiety, the benefit of the SSRI outweighed any risk. Not all anxiety meds have the same safety profile - for example you should definitely avoid Xanax during pregnancy. Talk to your doctor, because even among the SSRIs some are safer during pregnancy than others.
Avatar m tn Women can become very emotional during pregnancy, but nothing like what your wife is displaying, and she is no longer pregnant. Her reasoning for stopping her medication may have been due to paranoia. Your wife needs help and you DO need to keep your daughter's safety in mind. Know that your wife cannot help herself, and it's not intentional, she is sick and needs professional help. But still your daughter's safety is an issue here and you're right in being concerned.
1268578 tn?1274887817 Has anybody else had to take novo trazodone during pregnancy. Motherrisk has classified it as safe, no increase in birth defects in a study, so that makes me feel relatively good. However there was a small increase in miscarriages (4%). Im scared but I have no other choice as I have major insomnia and anxiety problems without the medication, and have already attempted to stop, causing several withdrawal problems.
11388046 tn?1418566821 Will I be able to have a baby if I need to stay on my medicine? Has anyone on here taken medicine during their pregnancy?
541196 tn?1293556536 Namaste, SSRI antidepressants(such as Lexapro) may cause serious or life-threatening lung problems in newborn babies whose mothers take the medication during pregnancy. However, you may have a relapse of depression if you stop taking your antidepressant during pregnancy. If you are planning a pregnancy, or if you become pregnant while taking Lexapro, do not stop taking the medication without first talking to your doctor.
Avatar m tn For example, women with diabetes must be especially careful about keeping their blood glucose levels under control, both before they begin trying to conceive and during their pregnancy. Abnormal levels increase the risk of birth defects and other complications. This is also a good time to talk with your health care provider about other habits that can pose a risk to your baby, such as drinking alcohol or smoking.
Avatar m tn Yes, there are anxiety meds you can take but before doing that I would really recommend therapy to find out why you're having this anxiety.
Avatar n tn Any mommies deal with anxiety during pregnancy? I'm 29 weeks pregnant. I usually take medication but now I don't since I got pregnant. What are your ways of dealing with it? Thanks in advance.
Avatar f tn I have had problems with anxiety for most of my life it started with bad separation anxiety when I started school, and seemed to get worse from their. I took medication for many years to treat it and have been off of the medication for about 4 years now. I have been fine; I have been doing well without it.
Avatar f tn I have a son who will be 2 in April I'm 8 months pregnant my husband works full time and my anxiety is getting worse like to the point where I can't control it and having anxiety and not being able to control something leads to me feeling depressed....I refuse to take medication so taking a bath or a walk it's my only way to relieve I alone on this?
Avatar f tn I suffer from anxiety have for years now. If you have questions about anxiety I probally have an answer or know where to find it just drop me a note. I also suffer from PTSD. which in turn affects anxiety. please don't be afraid to ask me questions. I am a mother of a 5 year old and one on the way. My husband is in the military and is gone for up to 6 months at a time out of the year. Its hard but I manage.
Avatar f tn I had anxiety prier to becoming pregnant and it go a whole lot worse during pregnancy. I have some ladies I know who never had it prier to & get it during pregnancy. I talked to my doc about it but unfortunately the only safe medication they wanted to put me on, I am allergic to. I have to deal with it in different ways : breathing exercises, visualization techniques, calming music, warm bathes, but mostly just keeping busy so I don't have time to think about stuff.
5528454 tn?1384296152 Id you tell your Dr he or she will give you something to help. My anxiety attacks are really bad. I am on my 6th pregnancy btw and is a very high risk one so i have alot of stress and anxiety but three pills do help. Hope you start feeling better.
Avatar n tn I would still consider blood pressure medication to treat this. Regarding the anxiety, I would suggest discussion of treatment. This can involve anti-anxiety medications (i.e. Buspar or benzodiazepines), as well as anti-depressant medications (i.e. Zoloft, Lexapro or Prozac). Each has been shown to help with anxiety, and these options should be discussed with your personal physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential.