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Re: Meds during pregnancy??

Posted by kkat on May 21, 2003, at 20:10:46

In reply to Re: Meds during pregnancy?? momO3, posted by Dinah on May 20, 2003, at 19:50:45

> Originally posted by MomO3 5/20/03
> > Hi.. I haven't been here in a while.. I guess I was doing pretty well..
> > A little over a month ago I found out that I am pregnant, I immediately discontinued all my meds(lamictal, celexa, xanax, ritalin, ambien).. the depression, irritiability, and mood swings are horrible now. Have any of you guys taken meds for anxiety, depression, or BPII during pregnancy, if so what?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Mom 0'3 (soon to be 4)

Before I decided to get pregnant, my OBGYN put me on 50 mg of zoloft. When I found out I was pregnant, I went off of it. I actually did very well until about 6 months into the pregnancy and started having panic/anxiety attacks. He put me back on zoloft, 50 mg and gave me Xanax .25mg, but only like 5 pills to get through it until zoloft kicked in. Of course I only took 1 xanax cuz I was nervous about it effecting him. My son is just fine. Good luck to you. There are those out there that know exactly how you feel, and I am one of them. You will get through it. It's tough as nails, but be strong! Talk to your doctor about maybe being able to take something in a low dose.




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