Best anxiety medication during pregnancy

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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?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 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?
Avatar f tn research zoloft's safety during pregnancy and ask your ob, i took it while pregnant and it helped and baby was fine but everyones different
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.
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 Has anyone ever tooken anxiety and depression medication while either pregnant or breastfeeding. How safe is it?
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.
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.
Avatar m tn I am now 25 yrs old and I'm 11 weeks pregnant. I've gone on and off anxiety and depression medication for my whole life, and I was medication free for a few months before I got pregnant (I didn't want to deal with pills anymore- needed a break). Now I am experience shortness of breath, I feel like I can't breathe in all the way like I'm suffocating- it makes me tingle and dizzy. I went to the ER, they gave me a small dose of Ativan. Now my primary has me on .
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 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 n tn There are some serious side effects to it, mostly respiratory and cardiopulmonary, since it hasn't been as fully tested as Prozac, the other med that is ok to take during pregnancy. However, the side effects are rare to get and with my belief in God nothing bad is going to happen to our baby. But the Zoloft i am on is 50 mg. Ask your doc if Prozac or Zoloft would be ideal for you.
Avatar m tn I think in a perfect world we wouldn'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 n tn I had my son in January 2004 and it has took me until recently to come to grips and say okay this is anxiety calm down you'll be okay. From my first month of my pregnancy I had PVCs (I had never had them before or just didn't feel them). All of the sudden my world went out of control I felt everyone of them. I had chest pain, trouble breathing, insomnia due to the extreme worry. All I could think of was something is wrong with my heart what will happen to my children.
317422 tn?1193785327 Have you been having serial ultrasounds or testing tthroughout the pregnancy? Xanax is NOT recommended during pregnancy, so because you are already at 33 weeks, all the staff need to be ready at the time of delivery in case there are any complications. This is not meant to scare or judge you but adequate personnel need to be available in the delivery room. I am an L&D nurse so it is only fair to you and your baby to be prepared. Good Luck to you and your child!
Avatar f tn Are there ANY anxiety/depression meds that are allowed to take during pregnancy?
Avatar f tn I would think that since your already sick you can stick it out a while longer CT. If you take it during pregnancy the whole time than the baby will go through WD. I'm sure you don't want that. Stop it now especially since it hasn't been long. I was taking alot of norco for 3 yrs and my WDs were really not as bad as the morning sickness which was pure hell but I was able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. A beautiful baby. Hang tough. You can do it. Read here like crazy.
Avatar n tn While I agree that I don't promote or support the regular use of alcohol during pregnancy, we all do a few things not recommended (diet coke anyone) and we just have to weigh the risks each time. I personally do not drink. Not only because I am pregnant, and just don't care to even when I am not pregnant, but because I am on medication that won't support it. I agree on personal and responsible choice.
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 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 n tn and therapist also said that It would be the best thing for the baby during pregnancy. Since I have been weening myself off the medication It's been really hard my anxiety is at a high and I really don't sleep well at night anymore. So I been doing alot of reading just trying to focus. I Wish You the Best Of Luck Just talk to your doctor about it . I feel that I can't even stop taking the 10 ml because I'm afraid that my anxiety will be to horrible. So i still am talking to my Dr.