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pregnancy and medication

Anonymous
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anxiety meds and pregnancy? anyone else have stories to share of this?

no bashing, bashing and negative commenst will be ignored, not reacted too.

this is a serious post looking for answers/support/understanding


Im 29 weeks pregnant and on clonopin and my doctor wants me to start taking zoloft or prozac to help combat the anxiety before i need a clonopin. I do not sleep at night , i lay awake and just have waves of adreneline attack my body. i shake, i sweat, i cry, i get sick, but i cannot sleep.

have anyone else gone through this while pregnant and what did you do?
For those of you with anxiety who "just dealt with it without meds" Thats awesome for you and I envy you but thats not what Im looking for here.

Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 2, 2013 at 9:43 PM
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the_dude
by abides on Sep. 2, 2013 at 9:48 PM

ok listen. 

the dude has severe OCD, and anxiety, and obvious other issues, the dude REFUSED all medications. and is glad... went from full drug regime to zlinch by 10 weeks. zoloft and prozac are both have active lawsuit concerning birth defects 

THE DUDE KNOWS its really hard. she's done it twice. MED FREE PREGNANCY, is the way to be IF you can. i know its HARD really realllllly hard. BUT i have 2 hearty healthly little dudes, i did it for them, and everytime i look an my 2 perfect dudes, i look back and it was all worth it. 

the_dude
by abides on Sep. 2, 2013 at 9:50 PM

oh and klonopin is one of the dudes drugs, have taken it on and off since 19. please please please try to stay med free. 

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NanaMomo
by Platinum Member on Sep. 2, 2013 at 9:51 PM
Zoloft is really bad to take while pregnant
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rachellaree20
by Rachel on Sep. 2, 2013 at 9:51 PM

I have a mood disorder and have bad anxiety.  I took Latuda throughout the pregnancy and my dd turned out just fine.  For panic attacks I took buspar occasionally.  Both meds are class B.  I don't know about zoloft or prozac though, I can't take SSRI's because I don't respond well to them.  

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 2, 2013 at 9:52 PM

you know dude. i almost had it. i went down to .25 mg clonopin in the first 8 weeks. was doing great. im not sure whats happened but its gotten worse and worse and exceeded any level of anxiety i have ever felt in my life. it is literally destroying me. i feel weak and horrible and like im possibly going to fuck up my baby and i dont lnow wtf to do.

how did you cope? how dd you sleep? literally no sleep here

Quoting the_dude:

ok listen. 

the dude has severe OCD, and anxiety, and obvious other issues, the dude REFUSED all medications. and is glad... went from full drug regime to zlinch by 10 weeks. zoloft and prozac are both have active lawsuit concerning birth defects 

THE DUDE KNOWS its really hard. she's done it twice. MED FREE PREGNANCY, is the way to be IF you can. i know its HARD really realllllly hard. BUT i have 2 hearty healthly little dudes, i did it for them, and everytime i look an my 2 perfect dudes, i look back and it was all worth it. 


Hannahluvsdogs
by Keyser Söze on Sep. 2, 2013 at 9:52 PM

If you have to be on medication during pregnancy, a low dose of a benzodiazepine (Klonopin) is much safer than an anti-depressant (Zoloft/Prozac).

erica19791
by Bronze Member on Sep. 2, 2013 at 9:53 PM

I thought clonopin was a medicine that wasn't safe to take during pregnancy. It can cause birth defects.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 2, 2013 at 9:53 PM

does buspar work like a xanax or clonpin?

enevr heard of latuda

Quoting rachellaree20:

I have a mood disorder and have bad anxiety.  I took Latuda throughout the pregnancy and my dd turned out just fine.  For panic attacks I took buspar occasionally.  Both meds are class B.  I don't know about zoloft or prozac though, I can't take SSRI's because I don't respond well to them.  


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 2, 2013 at 9:54 PM

i havent taken the SSRI yet. They want me too but Im too afraid of the repercussions.

Quoting Hannahluvsdogs:

If you have to be on medication during pregnancy, a low dose of a benzodiazepine (Klonopin) is much safer than an anti-depressant (Zoloft/Prozac).


Hannahluvsdogs
by Keyser Söze on Sep. 2, 2013 at 9:56 PM

I wouldn't. You have the right to refuse medication. I'd start seeing a therapist if you aren't already to help with your anxiety.

Quoting Anonymous:

i havent taken the SSRI yet. They want me too but Im too afraid of the repercussions.

Quoting Hannahluvsdogs:

If you have to be on medication during pregnancy, a low dose of a benzodiazepine (Klonopin) is much safer than an anti-depressant (Zoloft/Prozac).



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