panic atacks and pregnancy

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shawnarae
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   Posted 7/16/2009 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I am 24 weeks pregnant. I have always suffered from panic attacks but I have pretty much had them under control. Ever since I have been pregnant they have been horrible. I recently started taking a medication for them but the medication is causing me insomnia which is supposed to go away within 2 weeks but I don't know if I can wait it out...The lack of sleep is causing my anxiety to worsen and I don't know how much more i can take. I am trying to figure out a way that I can attack these symptoms with out taking any medication.. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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   Posted 7/16/2009 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
What medication do you take? I recommend getting xanax prescribed to you to help.
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shawnarae
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   Posted 7/16/2009 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I am taking welbutrin...My doctor wouldn't give me xanax because of potential risks but I don't know what else to do at this point...it might be necessary to get through this pregnancy smoothly

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   Posted 7/16/2009 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey there, Welbutrin is known for causing anxiety until you are used to the medication.  You may try taking the med in the morning not at bedtime or talk with your physician about a different medication.

Xanax is frequently not chosen for someone who is pregnant. 

BuSpar is generally considered safe for pregnant women. Perhaps you would like to ask you physician about using this med.  I  use this med and it helps my anxiety.

Take care and be safe.

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shawnarae
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   Posted 7/16/2009 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't take buspar...I took when I wasn't pregnant and I am allergic...the only thing that I have taken that works is klonopin... I am wondering if at this point if I could take something like that only in emergencies when I needed to I only need a really low dose and I think the affects from it would be minimal but I don't think I could get my doctor to agree

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   Posted 7/16/2009 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   

It sure is worth asking your physician about.  Sorry to hear you were allergic to Buspar.  I do believe you can find something that will help you and still be OK with your pregnancy.

Take care and keep on talking to us.

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Sunshine29
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   Posted 7/16/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
There is a pill called 200mg of Zen....im not sure if u can take it pregnant. It really calms me down when in a panic. Google it.

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   Posted 7/20/2009 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey! You are not alone. I first began my panic attacks when I got pregnant with my son in 2007. I never knew what a panic attack was until year 2007. I had them every day and all day. I always thought I was going to die and I even feared dieing during labor. Everyday felt like a nightmare and it was so hard because it was so new to me and I had to deal with it. I never took any medicine because I was pregnant but I know there are people who do take medicines while pregnant that should not cause harm to the fetus. Well day by day suffering, I done much research on anxiety and I was able to cope better. My husband and I are very close so I was with him everyday and when I felt bad I told him and he would try to comfort me. When I look back now, I wish I was not so scared so I could enjoy my pregnancy better. The best advice would be to do things that make you happy, be around people you love and who love you, steer clear from negative people or negative relatives(they may upset you, I know I had one that did) Watch movies or tv shows you like and enjoy, take plenty of pictures of you and your family and you and your belly, keep yourself busy. Think positive thoughts, you will be fine and you will make it through each day just deep breaths and kick your heels up and relax. Your pregnancy will go well. Have someone to hold your hand or give you a good massage. I understand how you feel, I felt bad up until my pregnancy and then labor and everything went very well. I wish now I wasn't so upset. I dont know how I made it, I just had to go through all the scary anxiety on my own, I think that if I were to get pregnant now, I would not be so upset but I don't know. I do know that the pregnancy hormones can do wonders to how we feel.
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