I officially can't stand any O.B. doctor...

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Twiggygal
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   Posted 2/15/2008 11:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Alright SO I went to see a NEW O.B. doctor because the other one I just couldn't talk to...
 
this one I told about my panic attacks and doesn't seem to get what panic disorder is...
 
she began babbling about switching me to Prozac or Zoloft...
 
I don't need anyone messing with my medication!  And I told her my psychiatrist prescribed me my ativan again and she treated me like I was a complete idiot... she said "well I'll get you some information printed online about Lexapro and Ativan"
 
I think I know enough about them... I've been taking them for quite a while.
 
Can anyone find me an O.B. doc that will stop trying to mess with my medication?!
 
I'm SO frustrated.
 
No other doctors even talked about switching my Lexapro and I didn't have any complaints so I don't get why she was trying to switch it on me.  She was babbling about longer half-lives of Prozac and Zoloft and that you can stop them without going withdrawel (which is BOLOGNA cuz I took zoloft a long while ago and stopped it with withdrawel)
 
UGH
 
Oh by the way... I had an ultrasound and the doc said "dont quote her on it" but she's pretty sure its a girl... but I have my hour long ultrasound on March 3rd which will give me a definate yes to it being a girl.
 
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Aussieangel
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   Posted 2/16/2008 4:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Why do doctors always want to mess with meds that are working and when they don't work they leave you on them. ARGH, also I know all about zoloft withdrawal never believ e that it doesn't cause one.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/16/2008 6:12 AM (GMT -7)   
TWIGGY gal
My sweet one
STAND your ground not only will this mess you up it could mess my namesake up ya know ...NO w/D from the meds .......Me thinks she knows not what she is talking about .......just me ........

You at this stage of preggars and mindset CANNOT be tossed from one med to another to another and so on

IF IT AINT BROKE ......DONT TRY TO FIX IT....lay that one on her and tell her she is messing with my twiggy k
Let us know how it goes hun but again stand your ground as I KNOW you will


Luvs ya and Babe and Daddy too ..........ahhhhh I told ya we would have a girl didnt I .......LYN
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marthamae
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   Posted 2/16/2008 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Pregnancy was a terribly anxious time for me. Looking back, I realize I had serious anxiety issues. Back then I thought I was just nervous over being pregnant. I had to go in for an amniocentesis with one of babies and I was silently crying as I was terrified of the needle. I had some nurse SHOUT at me that I was WAY too anxious. Of course, this made me feel like an even bigger loser. In those days (14 years ago and before) the doctors were hesitant to give psych drugs. You practically had to be suicidal. They actually induced me early with one of my kids cause I was so depressed, rather than let me take an anti-depressant. It was ridiculous. I suffered terribly. I wish they would develop a specialty of ob/gyn who dealt with patients with anxiety/mental issues. How much more humane that would be!

Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/16/2008 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Amen to that
I had to have amnio with my last one as well and the 3 weeks I waited for results seemed like a lifetime ............

Happy and THANKFUL that she is very good and no problems with her...........

NOW we do need OB/GYN's that are able to deal effectively and intellectually with a preggars mom that is with anxiety and panic as well imho

Thanks for your input .......LYN
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stkitt
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   Posted 2/16/2008 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   

Twiggy,
A girl, how fun.......maybe lol.  Your experience with the Dr. is a prime case of " Don't they Understand English?"  Mine does it to me all the time.  I agree, stick to your guns and do what works for you. No messing with your meds if they work, and if they need tweaking, you have a Pdoc.

Sorry this happens to anyone and to be shouted at is certainly going to trigger someones anxiety.

Hugs my friend and I wish you a peaceful day.
Kitt


 
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Sharann
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   Posted 2/16/2008 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Sugar and Spice an everything nice...little girrl, awwwww.
Listen, soes your psychiatrist give you pap smears an do pelvic exams? NO. So
tell the OB thank you but unless she is board certified in psych, she should stick to
vajjajjys.
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crying
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   Posted 2/16/2008 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Twiggy,

My only advice is keep looking untill you find someone you like. The last thing you want is a doc you cant stand delivering your baby. I had that happen to me with my first and I interveiwed 8 different doc to find the ob i wanted for my 2nd child. I was soo much happier about it.
Dont let them mess your meds! you know what works for you. Let them know it and also let them know if they wont help you then you will find a doc that will. It seems alot od doctore not all but some seem to forget how to listen to their patiences over time. Good luck I do wish you the best.

AND SUPER CONGRATS ON THE BABY!!!! and a little girl awwwwwww!!! I would love to have another girl, I enjoy the ruffles and lace and pinks and purples way to much! I am so happy for you!
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Panike
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   Posted 2/16/2008 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
HI Twiggy i hadnt talked to you in a long time!! COGRAGULATIONS ON THE BABY GIRL!!!!!!!!!! I dont have kids yet and i'm 32 years old and have been married for almost 8 years now! My husband and i want them but we seem to be having a little problem that my OBGYN said can be fixed so hopefully i'll be joining you sometime in the near future.Is it your first? OK about your thread,first of all like someone else above said your OB is exactly that.An OB! What gives her the right to say whether your meds should be changed.Tell her she is giving advice in the wrong field! (lol) Tell her to stick to babys and paps!(lol) These Dr's kill me thinking they know it all when most of the time patients usually end up diagnosing themselves!(lol) I mean she cant change a med she didnt perscribe or can she??? Oh and i have a question for you.I've always wondered how my P/A would effect my pregnancy when the time comes.Can you give me some feed back on how your anxiety and meds effect your pregnancy please??? Thank you!

Twiggygal
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   Posted 2/17/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
UGH isn't it demented? Why would she try and change it when I'm already 19 weeks ... that's so dumb...

I'm going to switch to a different doc.. I am hating the world of OB's and Sharann is right.. they should just stick to vajjajjays LOL (oprah haha)

These darn doctors are NOT psychiatrists for god sakes... she didn't even know what panic disorder was!

ANYWHO... I had the WORST panic attack of my LIFE in walmart yesterday.. the lights were totally messing with me and seemed all screwed up and I thought I was gonna DIE... or faint or something... I left my roommate in the middle of the store

then I went home and passed out for an hour..

I'm so frustrated with doctors.

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Panike
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   Posted 2/17/2008 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hay twiggy you didnt answer any of my questions!(lol) I guess your'e just venting and probably overlooked it but thats ok.I'll just ask you again.The question was how does your pregnancy effect your anxiety and meds? I always thought that when a woman got pregnant she would have to go off her anti-anxiety drugs, that's what always have scared me about getting pregnant.Because there is no way i could go nine months with no meds i would be a basket case! I'm sorry about your panic attack in wal-mart! OH and isnt that little word cute that oprah came up with,vajayjay!(lol) I dont blame you i would get another DR too, sounds like she isnt too educated when it comes to physciatry! C-ya later twiggy!

Twiggygal
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   Posted 2/18/2008 12:15 AM (GMT -7)   
OH GOSH Panike I'm sorry! Baby brain is killing me I swear ! LOL

My anxiety / panic got worse with being pregnant... but only in the first trimester... it's settled a bit but then again my Ativan was increased to 1 mg a day.

See I waged a WAR to stay on my Ativan with every doctor in town because I cannot handle being off this medication. Studies show adverse effects can occur with the baby and the mom because of panic attacks.

The doctors never tried to take away my Lexapro, but they all tried to take away my Ativan; so that's why I went to a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist disagreed with them all because the risk of my panic to the baby was not healthy to the baby or me is what he said.

It was definately a war but I found a doc that agreed with me finally after arguing with 3 other doctors LOL.

TG~
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Panike
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   Posted 2/18/2008 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Twiggy that answers my question.So i guess it is safe to take anxiety meds whle your'e pregnant.Now i dont think being pregnant will be so bad if i can still take something for my P/A. I'm glad that they let you stay on the ativan. I think your PDoc was right,if they took you off the ativan the stress of the withdrawls would probably effect you which in turn would effect the baby.
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