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.
94902 tn?1330479667 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 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.
331213 tn?1217164831 Hi everyone, I know I haven't been on here much lately so here's an update on me..I'm 31 weeks 4 days now with a boy and other than placenta previa (that corrected it's self) I've had a pretty decent pregnancy. As some of you may know, I was a little stressed out the last time I was on and well, I think it's safe to say that it hasn't gotten better. If anything, worse.
Avatar f tn Are there ANY anxiety/depression meds that are allowed to take during pregnancy?
Avatar f tn Has anyone bn on antidepressants during pregnancy? I'm seeing a phycologist for different situation and she told me I'm depressed and hv anxiety and I shud tell my ob right away to give me a smal dose of medication. Otherwise I will not get postpartum but go into a deep depression.
1268578 tn?1274884217 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.
Avatar f tn I am 20+4 and on Zoloft. I was on something much stronger before pregnancy for my anxiety n depression. I made it thru the first trimester and had to go back on something. I talked with my ob, her partnering ob and a perinatal Dr. All agreed it was much safer to be on a low dose (50mg daily) than to continue with the panic attacks n depression.
Avatar f tn I also suffer from anxiety and depression and am now off of my medications because of this pregnancy. You're well-being is super important and women on anti-depressants deliver healthy babies all the time. Before i got pregnant, i talked with my psychiatrist about which meds i absolutely needed to get off of (the anti-anxiety meds are a big no-no) if i was thinking about conceiving, and most of mine would technically be fine to take through the whole pregnancy.
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..
541196 tn?1293552936 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 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?
Avatar n tn I am not doing very well without it. However, I know there still is a divided opinion among professionals about taking SSRIs during pregnancy. I also know a fairly recent study showed an increased risk in breathing problems after birth in women who took SSRIs in the 3rd trimester. My question is, can I take it for the next month or so and then wean off it by 28 weeks and would this avoid problems?
Avatar f tn Are there ANY anxiety/depression meds that are allowed to take during pregnancy?
Avatar n tn Don't take Zoloft or any anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic medication while pregnant or breast feeding! You need to go to a psychologist/therapist ASAP. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) will help you. Both individual and group therapy. You will learn alternative natural techniques to help with anxiety, stress, and depression.
Avatar m tn t have to take anything during pregnancy. The reality is that many people suffer from issues like yours and mine, and other things that can even require narcotics, etc. When taken properly and under physician care, it is usually just fine. Your not abusing this and your Dr. knows, so try not to worry about it. They wouldn't have prescribed it if not necessary.
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.
Avatar f tn I had a baby 8 months ago and had a very difficult pregnancy dealing with anxiety and depression. I took medication during it but was afraid every day of the effects of the medication. Once I had the baby I was like I'm going to tackle this problem once an for all. My major problem is anxiety, next is restless and agitated sleep, next is depression and maybe a little OCD.
Avatar f tn I have had anxiety before the pregnancy and along with. I was never on medication, tried a few times but medication isn't what I need for my anxiety, someone to talk too has always been what I needed to help me. Medication doesn't help me work through my problems, just helps me ignore it until it is bigger.