I am 37 weeks pregnant, I had been taking 3 mg of xanax for 4 years prior to my pregnancy. When I found out i was pregnant i immediately wen down to 2 mg, then soon to 1.5mg, then 1, and have been stuck at .5mg for a few months now.
I am honestly trying my best, and I have had a prescription (last prescribed January 12th, 30 1mg xanax) but my dr. said to see a psych for a refil and i havent needed a refil, so i havent. When i lower my dose to .25mg i have constant braxton hicks and turn into a psyco, screaming and mean to every person who crosses my path, i cannot sleep, cannot get comfortable beacuse of the braxton hicks that are painful at times.. I cannot function. I cannot get past this last bit of weaning... I still try every day. Still drive my boyfriend insane from yelling at him all day until i give in and take the other.25mg to stop the madness... only because it cannot be good for my baby to hear constant screaming as im having braxton hicks contractions and then crying and then not being able to sleep (and i left out feeling depressed) I know it isnt good for him.
NOW to my point..... I asked my dr. this last visit what is going to happen if im still taking .5mg when i go into labor. He told me- First of all social services is going to want to talk to me to see why im taking xanax while pregnant. Then the baby is going to go through withdrawals after he is born and have to stay at the hospital for awhile and have a very rough start to life.
This was so hard to hear, i cryed as i left the office, and have been crying for 2 days now. I am upset because i feel like i have failed, and now am going to put my son through pain and agony :'( .... Also though i am very worried beacuse he said social services would pay me a visit soon after birthing my son! As if im taking street drugs. I have a precription. My Ob/gyn has known this from the beginning. They have urged me to hurry and get off the xaxax, but they dont seem to understand xanax addiction AT ALL! in the beginning they told me as long as i quit the xaxax amonth before birth the baby should be ok. I never saw a psych as my PCP and ONE of my 3 OB/GYNs at my dr.s office asked me to do. The other 2 (including the head OB/GYN at the office) never mentioned seeing a psych.
Have any of you been in a similar situation?
I just need someone to enlighten me on what social services my be asking me if they are visiting me after i give birth.
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