Anxiety medication that can be taken during pregnancy

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331213 tn?1217168431 There are quite a few medications that can be prescribed during pregnancy that cause very, very, very few problems ESPECIALLY when taken during the 3rd trimester. One option is vistaril which can be taken on an as-needed basis to treat a panic attack itself - it is a non-addictive, relaxant that has similar effects to that of Xanax and is a Class C drug (Xanax is a Class D drug so should not be taken during pregnancy).
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 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?
11388046 tn?1418566821 I think you should determine the lowest dose of medication that you can be on and still be okay during the course of this next year. Maybe it will be your current dosage because you already know the answer to this just by trial and error in the past. Now on the other hand you being completely off the hook anxiety-wise while pregnant isn't good for the baby either. I remember I couldn't even eat with my first child and of course I couldn't sleep, and then the downward spiral occurred.
Avatar m tn gestational diabetes: Up to 8% of pregnant women develop this condition, usually after the first trimester. During pregnancy, the placenta, which provides the fetus with nutrients and oxygen, also produces hormones that change the way insulin works. Insulin is a substance that's made by the pancreas. It helps the body store the sugar in food so that later it can be converted to energy.
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 n tn how severe are your svts? I've been told by my cardiologist that in general it is ok to take them during your pregnancy but in a few RARE cases the baby can be a little small or even premature.
Avatar n tn Every experience at a doctor's office is a bad one for me which just reinforces the fear. Also, I fear that my blood pressure will be high during the examination which it naturally is. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy.How do I overcome this? I suffered from hyperthyroidism, and I had the RAI treatment to correct this problem; therefore, I must be monitored by a doctor for the rest of my life. I am forty-nine years ago; I don't smoke or drink nor am I overweight. Any help would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn I found scrapbooking, crafting of any type really and reading helps me the most. I've never taken medication for it, I never thought medication was what I needed, someone to talk too was what I've always needed. And just recently as of last week I've gotten someone to talk too, through this program I am in through WIC. It is called hands on, but different sometimes in other states. I still have anxiety, sometimes bad sometimes mellow.
202436 tn?1326477933 I dont know enough about this medication in that sense but I suspect this isnt a major issue since this can be given (and this is quite routine) during labor (it certainly doesnt cause the type of dependency that Xanax does). A good person to talk too about this is your pharmacist.
Avatar m tn Congrats on your pregnancy and I have no doubt all will be fine. Many many women have taken this or similar meds during their pregnancy and had no problems at all. I am glad to hear it is working for you, thats fantastic!
Avatar n tn Is Zoloft or Librium safe during pregnancy? Are there any antidepressents that are safe during pregnancy?
Avatar n tn In the past month or so the chest pain seems to be more constant than not. How can anxiety cause this chest pain all the time. I have also noticed that my heart has seemed to do this funny little jump. With all these tests that have been normal can I relax and accept this as anxiety and know it is not my heart. Would these tests have picked up whatever could have been wrong? I have been extremely worried about this. I dont think I have that much stress in my life.
Avatar f tn Also, all the drugs you list are either Class B or Class C drugs - this means they can be taken during pregnancy if the benefits outweigh the risks and a link between these drugs and birth defects has not been proven. Im not sure about "Robinul" - I couldnt find anything on that but the others are relatively "safe".
Avatar f tn I am 29 weeeks and 4 days preg and have not taken any meds the entire preg now my anxiety seems to be getting worse and im worried about everything. I tried talking to my ob and he didnt want to listen im scared of everything it seems. Now i am worried since i am not on anxiety meds i will get preecalmpsyia, is this possible? I always have good blood pressure but i am having anxiety attacks.
Avatar f tn As a therapist and an anxiety sufferer who wants a baby, I can tell you, you are not alone. Talk to your doctor. I'd actually recommend seeing a psychiatrist. Tell the doctor your concern. There are some anti depressants that CAN be taken during pregnancy. There are others that are "ify," but the doctor can let you know if the benefits outweigh the risk. Being anxious all the time is hard on you and makes it harder to get pregnant.
1373044 tn?1304823102 There are some natural remedies that are safe to use during pregnancy. For some reason, my anxiety always got worse right around my 2nd trimester. I've never taken the prescription meds for it because I was always afraid of getting hooked on them, so I would just fight through the panic attack, or get busy cleaning or something during one to use up all that extra adrenaline.
Avatar f tn My midwife was so wonderful and told me that I needed that medication for my own sanity during the pregnancy ( and I really did need it as I was a nervous mess due to 3 previous miscarriages and I was positive all the way along in my pregnancy that something was going to go wrong and I was going to lose this one ( I was a mess!) and baby was fine all in all.
Avatar n tn nobody on this site has the knowledge to give you the medication, we can give our sudgestions, and personal opinions but nothing more. i believe you should definetly speak to your doctor about this and tell him all your feelings. you also need to mention your trying to have a baby cause some meds can not be taken during pregnancy. also tell your therapist your worried between appointments tell them everything. you need to help them help you.
Avatar f tn i was wondering if anyone else who has taken prozac during pregnancy has had this problem and what i can do about the nausea because i cant stay in the hospital forever so im getting nutrients. pleasse help.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Things to consider Although herbal treatments can be a serious option, be careful not to assume that a treatment is safer or more effective just because it is labeled "natural" or "herbal." These substances are considered non-prescription, dietary supplements, meaning the manufacturer doesn’t have to prove that they are effective for any specific illness. (Prescription and over-the-counter drugs do have to prove this.
Avatar n tn i had taken much more of it prior to that (klonopin--for anxiety). i'm still baffled that i'm only 6 weeks, but am more excited now than i was prior to yesterday. i'm trying to relax and enjoy all that is about to happen. we did get to hear the baby's heartbeat, so that was very exciting. my doctor was very supportive and is setting me up an appointment with a maternal and fetal medicine doctor. i am waiting to hear from them as to when the appointment is.
3060903 tn?1398568723 It’s important to be aware of the risks of anxiety medication, too. Anxiety medication can cause a wide range of unpleasant and sometimes dangerous side effects. Many medications for anxiety are also habit forming and physically addictive, making it difficult to stop taking them once you’ve started. The bottom line If you have severe anxiety that’s interfering with your ability to function, medication may be right for you.
1428559 tn?1283097693 There are a number of class c medications that can be taken during pregnancy and also a drug called vistaril which helps with panic attacks (it's a pregnancy safe version of Xanax). Some women notice improvement in anxiety symptoms during pregnancy while others notice no change and some become more anxious - there is no way to know how you will be effected. What are you taking right now?
Avatar n tn Dont seem to really be relieving my pain either. How can that be?? From what I have heard today this is the strongest painkiller on the market...Am I screwed or what? Honestly, Vicodin works much better for me and without the added benfit of massive nausea! Talk to y'all later...
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn There are meds that are safe to taken after about 20-25 weeks of pregnancy. I was on Wellbutrin during my pregnancy and both mommy and daughter are fine.
Avatar f tn lol....but it's almost too Anyway hope that you find the medication thats right for you. the way I take 30mg a day.