Hi everyone, I am 34 years old and found out I was pregnant a week ago. since I had a panic disorder my doc prescribed me Rivotril and Paroxat just a few days before I found out I was pregnant. She told me to stop the medication immediately and since then I feel very bad, especially in the morning, I have a strong heartbeat, sweaty palm, trembling, light-headedness, too tired to do anything and my blood pressure is jumping up and down...My doc said the symptoms should go away when I enter the second trimester but I am not sure how will I endure until then???? I am trying to be positive but it is very difficult when your heart is racing like crazy and you tremble and can't even go to work. I am going to visit my gyn this afternoon, hope she will give me something to ease my symptoms. Does anyone else have these problems?
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. These drugs are not safe for the fetus in the firt trimester and hence should be avoided. When you have such kind of symptoms, Breathe slowly through the nose using the diaphragm and abdomen. Do not breathe through the mouth. Talking with a supportive person â someone who has experienced true panic attacks personally; someone who is highly trained in treating panic attacks; loved ones who can offer support and comfort.
If the symptoms are severe then please discuss it with your gynecologist.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
Have your progesterone level checked...it may be too low. Low progesterone can cause panic disorder and, since your homones are going crazy because of the pregnancy, it stands to reason that that is the problem.
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