Anxiety medication that can be taken during pregnancy

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331213 tn?1217164831 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).
541196 tn?1293552936 I was on Zoloft after my first bout of Post Natal Depression and was told that I had to be off that for at least six months before trying to get pregnant. But at that stage my depression wasn't as bad as it is now.
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 n tn But does anyone really truly know the long term effects it can cause on baby if taken numerous times during pregnancy? Methanphetamine is made from Sudafed.. (Along with other chemicals, I know).. But it 'speeds' you & your heart rate up.. I can only imagine what it will do to my LO.. I prefer not to take anything anymore...
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?
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!
489656 tn?1249999983 I didn't take it during pregnancy but I was started on 50 mg of zoloft. The side effects are bareable, but they were pretty bad for the first few days. I was really jittery and shaky, and I had no appetite. It can cause sleeplessness so I recommend taking it in the morning. I took it before 11 everyday otherwise I wouldn't take it because then I couldn't sleep. I felt like **** a lot but I wasn't the end of the world.
Avatar f tn Are there ANY anxiety/depression meds that are allowed to take during pregnancy?
Avatar f tn If you are hypothyroid, medication MUST be taken during pregnancy with close monitoring to keep TSH in the 0.3-2.0 range and many women need a dose increase during pregnancy. Untreated hypothyroidism can cause neurological development problems, miscarriage, pre-term delivery and other problems.
6229533 tn?1383271177 Clonopin isnt supposed to be taken during pregnancy. There are other anxiety meds safer she can prescribe you. anxiety meds that are safer are ssri such as prozac zoloft and paxil tricyclic antidepressant or buspirone.
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.
1828249 tn?1320012338 Doctors will not prescribe a Med that will harm your baby if they know your pregnant. A UTI is to be taken very seriously, it can cause pre-term labour and kidney damage. I have had so much trouble with UTIs in the last 2 months, hopefullly this last time I will get one before my baby is born.
Avatar f tn One other piece of information you need to have if you ever switch off of Paxil is that it is very possible that you can have withdrawal side effects, so hopefully your doctor will move the new one in as you slowly come off of it. I say this so that you do not stress or panic if this occurs during the transition. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
Avatar f tn Any tips on Natural anxiety relief. Any tried n true on medication. .but would like to take t least medication that i can..
202436 tn?1326474333 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 n tn I am worried though that the medication may have harmed my baby. Can anyone shed some light or give me piece of mind. I'm a nervous wreck!!
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.
Avatar n tn s a real disorder and not just the normal mummy-to-be worries I think you should talk to your dr about medication. Pregnancy is tough enough to get through as it is.
1449103 tn?1284875826 This is a medication that helps wi panic attacks and can be taken during pregnancy when e benefits outweigh the risks. It is a class c medication and treats anxiety well.
Avatar f tn There are many medications that can be taken while pregnant to control anxiety and depression. Wellbutin and Prozac are both in the same drug class ( class C) which means they can be taken when the benefits outweigh the risks. That said, Prozac has been around a lot longer than wellbutin and is generally considered safe since a lot more is known about it and it's effects during pregnancy.
Avatar f tn However, I am aware that I can not take Celexa while trying to conceive or during pregnancy. Does anyone know what my options will be when I want to conceive? Will I have to be weened off of the medicine, and stay off of it for the full 9 months? Is there a safe alternative to Celexa that I can take? Please help.
1268578 tn?1274884217 I know there is some over the counter sleep aids that are stated as safe during pregnancy, Here is a link i found when looking for myself, i was also on a medication to help sleep and didnt want to take it anymore afraid of the effects to the baby it would have. best of luck and always talk to your doctor about any questions you have!
Avatar f tn I have suffered from anxiety and depression for about five years now but also have stooped my meds, I'm in the same position as you. Not knowingwwhat to do. I have been offered therapy. So hopefully that helps as the anxiety is in bearable I don't even go out the house because I feel like everyone is talking about me and judging me.
11735981 tn?1421669826 But there is always a chance of pregnancy when you do not use protection. So if that is a major anxiety starterfor you, you can consider taking the Plan B pill. The cramps could have been from just having sex.
Avatar f tn Before we started trying to conceive I tappered of a low dose of lexapro hoping I would be able to cope without medicine. Now 24 weeks today I am finding my anxiety and depression returning and I'm am not dealing with it well. Lots of crying from stress and just can't shut my brain off. My doctor has prescribed me zoloft but I am still worried about taking it. Has anyone else gone through this? What research and doctors info did you get?
1428559 tn?1283094093 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 f tn I have been on Zoloft for anxiety for years. I weaned off about 8 months before I was getting married because I knew we were going to start trying to conceive right away. I only lasted off for a couple of months. My ob assured me that the baby would be OK and it would be better than being stressed and anxious everyday. I am now 14 weeks pregnant and everything is going great. I am able to really enjoy this pregnancy and I'm thankful for that.