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Anxiety Medication During Pregnancy

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Hi All,
I have been taking anxiety medication for a while but have been down to a very low dose recently and have been ok. However, I have just found out I am pregnant and my attacks have started coming back. I have spoken to my doctor and she says that it is ok to continue to take the medication but of course I am worried about carrying on taking it. Has anyone else been in the same situation or can someone offer some advice? Look forward to hearing from you. Cheers!
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replied September 7th, 2010
Hi Bundy,
I am in the same situation, I had to stop my medication for depression due to my pregnancy (I'm about 5 weeks pregnant, I know it's not that much but I feel very depressed already) and my symptoms have come back and are much worse than before. I have tremors, a strong heartbeat, a pulsation in my abdomen, sweaty palms, light-headedness, unable to concentrate....My doctor told me they would go away when I enter the second trimester but I am afraid they will continue....I am going to visit my gyn this afternoon and will tell her everything so I will be able to post back her reply. maybe she'll say I shouldn't continue the pregnancy because of the risk the medications might have on the baby plus my horrible condition.
I may have not helped but at least I have poured my heart out. Cheers!
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replied January 22nd, 2011
I went from being on 6mg of Xanax a day to 5mg of Buspar. It isn't really helping, but I knew I had to stop taking the benzos for my baby's sake. Sometimes I wonder if I should consider going back to a low dose because my anxiety has been overwhelming lately, but I know that it's better to stay off of them, at least until after I stop breastfeeding. I know it's hard, believe me. I worry about taking the medication but I also worry about being stressed all the time affecting my baby. I definitely do NOT want that. It helps to talk to other people you can relate to, and that's why I found this forum. If you need someone to talk to, message me!
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