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July 20th, 2005, 09:24 AM
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I have Panic Disorder and am TTC'ing. I was wondering if any of you ladies had to take Xanax or a benzo during pregnancy?
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July 21st, 2005, 09:52 AM
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I did take zoloft which is a different type of med for depression...but when I found out I was pregnant with Lexie my dr told me not to worry as has been exposed to it already, if I were to switch to a new drug while PG that could cause more damage to the baby. So, if you are concerned I will just ween or stay on the same drug but not comepletely get off of it unless your doctor recommends it.

Oh now I am also on Clorpin sp? for panic attacks as well. But not trying ttcing yet. ;-)

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July 22nd, 2005, 06:41 AM
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I was on Paxil w/ our son, it was safer that way for the both of us.

I now am on Zoloft and before I had gotten pregnant I was also on xanax. Well I suffer from bad panic attacks and severe anxiety. If I can't calm down on my own w/ 30 mins (the time it would take for the xanax to work) I'm to take .25mg. It's just better than having a panic attack. It's few and far between, and I'm under the constant care of my OB-gyn and my internist.
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July 22nd, 2005, 06:44 AM
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Originally posted by MiaVega@Jul 22 2005, 09:41 AM
I was on Paxil w/ our son, it was safer that way for the both of us.

I now am on Zoloft and before I had gotten pregnant I was also on xanax.* Well I suffer from bad panic attacks and severe anxiety.* If I can't calm down on my own w/ 30 mins (the time it would take for the xanax to work) I'm to take .25mg. It's just better than having a panic attack.* It's few and far between, and I'm under the constant care of my OB-gyn and my internist.*
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I am not sure if I'm pregnant yet so once I do I'll have to see how I feel. But one thing I do know is that I'll try and hold off if I am having a panic attack but if I can't get it to stop I would have to take Xanax. I am just hoping that pregnancy would calm my anxiety down.
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July 22nd, 2005, 06:48 AM
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This is by far the worst pregnancy. My last 2 were not as severe. I'm very sensitive to hormones and such, so when I'm pregnant, I go nuts.
I have a 7yr daughter and a 4yr son, so I try to maintain and I sometimes just have to take it. My Dr. said the stress is worse. I know how my heart races and I sweat, it's awful!
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July 22nd, 2005, 09:38 AM
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Have you had to take Xanax during this pregnancy? How far are you?

I am sure all will be fine with baby and you. I totally understand about the Panic Attacks. I always tell me Sister and SIL don't say I shouldn't be taken Xanax...you haven't ever experienced a Panic Attack. Until you do, don't tell me what I should be taking or not taking.
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August 18th, 2005, 12:43 AM
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Originally posted by tryingagain@Jul 22 2005, 11:38 AM
Have you had to take Xanax during this pregnancy?* How far are you?

I am sure all will be fine with baby and you.* I totally understand about the Panic Attacks.* I always tell me Sister and SIL don't say I shouldn't be taken Xanax...you haven't ever experienced a Panic Attack.* Until you do, don't tell me what I should be taking or not taking.
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I took paxil with my daughter and I am still on it with this one too. They told me the benefits outweighed the risks...
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