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December 28th, 2013, 03:55 PM
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Hi all, I am new here and have asked on the other parts of the board as well. Have any of you taken Xanax while TTC or during pregnancy? I am also on Celexa but feel that I can go off of that okay. My concern is the Xanax because of my panic attacks that come on and make me feel like I can't breathe, etc. I just wanted to see what your experience has been if your doctor said you could take it while pregnant or not. I have been pregnant two previous times with my little girls but never had this problem until a few years ago. So, this will be my first pregnancy to deal with this type of problem. I completely hate it because I feel like nobody understands what it feels like to suffer from this besides others with this type of problem, etc. Thanks for any and all responses.
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January 1st, 2014, 11:22 PM
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Xanax is one med I haven't taken but years ago (7) when I was on a board similar to this there was someone who used it occasionally in her pregnancy. You'll have to ask your own doctor if it's something they would have you use.

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January 15th, 2014, 05:35 AM
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Personally - I would not recommend Xanax during pregnancy. I believe it's a Class D med (or X - I don't remember) which means it's been proven to affect the baby.

However, with that said I do know some Doctor's "ok" it for very very rare use during pregnancy - as long as you are carefully watched/monitored.

I would be very open and honest about your meds with your OB. You'd be surprised how may Antidepressants are now considered "safe" during pregnancy with very low/little risk of long term effects.

I took a very low dose of Zoloft during my pregnancy and although my daughter was 4 weeks early (they assured me it wasn't from the Zoloft) - she was perfectly healthy and has hit every milestone thus far.

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January 24th, 2014, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Missa_Mae View Post
Personally - I would not recommend Xanax during pregnancy. I believe it's a Class D med (or X - I don't remember) which means it's been proven to affect the baby.

However, with that said I do know some Doctor's "ok" it for very very rare use during pregnancy - as long as you are carefully watched/monitored.

I would be very open and honest about your meds with your OB. You'd be surprised how may Antidepressants are now considered "safe" during pregnancy with very low/little risk of long term effects.

I took a very low dose of Zoloft during my pregnancy and although my daughter was 4 weeks early (they assured me it wasn't from the Zoloft) - she was perfectly healthy and has hit every milestone thus far.

Good luck
I took zyprexa and zoloft when I was pregnant with my son and he had a multitude of problems. I believe my meds played a part in his problems.

I know there are meds out there that are "safe" to take when you are pregnant but I would read up on anyone you take, regardless of what your doc says. My doc said zyprexa was safe and come to find out there was a major lawsuit against them for causing diabetes. I had very high blood sugars with him and I remember trying to talk to my doc about the zyprexa but it wasn't in her little book and she apparently doesn't know how to use the internet. I guess my point is, look into options that are safe and that you feel comfortable with, and then talk to your doctor about it.
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