Post by andreanichole on Feb 23, 2017 21:04:01 GMT -5
Is/has anyone else dealt with this? My panic attacks got so frequent and bad that my doc put me out of work for at least 4 weeks to try to figure out safe and successful treatment. Has anyone else been treated with medications? Which ones? Did they work?
Post by akraus2015 on Feb 23, 2017 21:22:58 GMT -5
I stopped taking anxiety meds right before my pregnancy so I've had to use natural coping techniques when I start to feel an anxiety attack coming on. So no real advice for meds, just wanted to say I'm sorry you're dealing with this!
Mine has definitely gone up, though it's more in waves. There are definitely meds safe for pregnancy (like the ones mentioned here). I'm sorry you're going through this, and I hope your doctor finds a solution quickly.
Post by juliayadda on Feb 24, 2017 11:36:13 GMT -5
I also take anxiety medication while pregnant. I have taken it continuously for 15 years though so... I wouldn't recommend the one I take but there are a lot of safe options. PPA can start prior to giving birth for sure and should not be ignored.
andreanichole I am on zoloft. It works but I'm still having pretty severe anxiety. I joined yogaglo online to do yoga or meditation. I just try to use different coping skills when I need to. Meds help but definately doesn't make anxiety go away
I am right now. I'm only taking my antidepressant, Lexapro, but my doc has okayed Ativan as needed. She gave me articles and everything about their safety. Big hugs to you. I hope you can find something that works for you.
Post by sonamgupta2107 on Sept 21, 2017 2:14:54 GMT -5
Hi. I've suffered from pretty bad depression since I was 17. I had pretty severe postpartum depression with my daughter. They put me on Zoloft first, but it wasn't enough, so I convinced my doctor to do a little more research on something better, so he eventually put me on citalopram. It worked. But a year later I weaned off of it. Then a couple years ago my depression came back strong and I went back on citalopram, only for it to make me insanely sleepy. I slept 15 hours one day, which scared me. So I asked the dr for a different option. The last med I was on was Welbutrin. It actually worked pretty well for me. But I weaned off it a year ago. I am now depressed again and pregnant. I'm managing my own depression, plus a husband with PTSD and borderline personality disorder. Needless to say, I've got my hands full. How do I cope? Well, I barely do. I'm seeing a therapist once a week. I'm considering asking my midwife if any antidepressant herbs are safe or not. I'll have to say it's certainly a struggle. My anxiety is also kicking up now that I'm struggling to get enough sleep. I struggle to fall back asleep after waking to pee at night. And now I’m getting paranoid about people hiding in the shadows of my apartment. Paranoia is new to me. I don't usually feel it... ever. So, I’m starting to worry about myself a little bit and with a friends suggestion now I am consulting with the doctors of Lotus Clinic who are best in pregnancy-related matters. I hope my experience will help someone. Best of luck for upcoming motherhood to all the pregnant woman in advance. Be safe and stay blessed.
Hey honey. It is really depressing to know the problem you have to deal with. My sister had panic attacks during her pregnancy. None of the medicines really worked. The doctors suggested natural ways for coping up. She had to put on her own will power. She decided not to give up. She would not take stress when she came to know of the bad consequences on the fetus. My dear, you need to stop taking stress. It is not safe for you. It has negative impact on the little baby. Try to avoid situations that bring you depression. Surround yourself around the positivism. Think of the better times that are yet to come. Imagine your baby stressed in the womb because of his mother. Do you really want to make him blue because of you? Obviously, no. Face everything with courage. All the very best to you. cheers!
Post by lindajames998 on May 11, 2018 16:10:34 GMT -5
Hey there. How are you doing? I hope you are doing great. I am really sorry to hear about your panic attacks. I know it must be really scary. This is normal during pregnancy. I have experienced it. Many other people have to. I don't know about the medicines. I hope the doctor is doing the right thing. I hope you stay strong. I wish you good luck. I hope to hear more soon. Take care. Lots of love.
Hi. I hope you are doing good. I had to face the similar situation when I was pregnant. I had to deal with severe anxiety attacks. My doctors put me on medication. It did not really work for me. Then, I decided to opt for the natural coping methods. I knew I was in a poignant state and had to take care of myself and my baby. It really worked this time. Take care!
Post by tawneekevinson on May 19, 2018 13:47:26 GMT -5
My cousin had anxiety attacks too during her pregnancy. She was not allowed to take medicines because she had a sensitive and complicated pregnancy. She was referred instead to a therapist. It actually helped her rather than relying to meds. She had some series of activities to prevent anxiety.
Anxiety during pregnancy is very common. You won't even realize that you're depressed. There are many ways to treat this depression, instead of taking antidepressants which can be bad for your pregnancy. First of all, it's better if you try to divert your mind from thinking too much about pregnancy. Share things with your partner and don't stress over it, you are not alone in this. Try to rest as much as you can. Taking care of your diet can also help you.
Post by rhondamoroney on Jun 12, 2018 18:47:28 GMT -5
Hey there! How are you doing? I have been treated for stress with medications. But not during pregnancy. I had stress because I was not able to get pregnant. No matter how long we tried for, month, year, no luck. But I think, pregnant women will be prescribed different medication. My pills sure did help me. As well did my counseling with the psychiatrist. But I never completely recovered. It was like as if a hole has been punched un my chest. And now I have to live with it. But then, my dear dear husband, he gave me the suggestion if surrogacy. I said yes. And after a year, I didn't need any medicine anymore
Hey, you are really going through hard times. My sister also faced such situation. Nothing made her dream come true. Specialists suggested her some treatments in this regard. Unluckily nothing worked for her. But she was so determined. Also, her family and DH supported her in such conditions. taking stress will definitely have negative impacts on your health. Try to avoid such things which can cause stress to you. Try to sit in the company of positive people. Always hope for the best. Taking stress will not only affect you but will impact your baby too. If you really thinking of delivering a normal baby then you should be careful in this regard. Just be strong, believe in yourself and do your best. Wishing you good luck!
Hey, how are you? Hope you are fine. Really sorry to know what you are going through. Life sometimes becomes very hard and we can't do anything. Being positive in these hard times is the key. I had faced similar kind of situation. I failed so many times but I didn't lose hope after struggles I finally get the fruits of my patience. Don't take the stress and don't talk much to people who always ask annoying questions. Just be careful. Be positive relax and happy. Things will be alright. My good wishes and prayers are with you. Cheers.
It's weird. Why are you taking too much stress? There is nothing to be afraid of. Everything will go smoothly. Don't create the problem for your baby. Be happy. Spend some good time with your family. Always think about your baby. Stress will make the disaster. Don't try to be in it. Go for a walk daily. It will make your mood happy and calm. Do basic exercises. As exercise keeps your mood and body fresh throughout the day. I am sure you will have a great time ahead. I will pray for you dear. Best of luck.
I think during pregnancy you should avoid excessive use of medication. If you are stressed out then it's normal during pregnancy. Don't get medication for that. It will be harmful to the baby. So please don't do that. My friend was also pregnant. Her doctor gave her a lot of medicine. She changed her doctor. Because it was affecting the health of the baby. Pains in pregnancy are normal. Most females take stress during pregnancy. This is also normal. When you will have a baby in your arms. You will forget all your worries. Till then I wish you best of luck.
Hey, how are you? Hope you are doing well. Hey listen, your doc is doing right. He's the doctor, not you. He knows well, what to do? And how to do. Your work is just, not to lose your hope. You have to stand firm at every hard step. I think so, that your doc advises you to go for surrogacy. Hope that will suitable for you. Or it would be IVF. Your doc knows better. In this period of 4 weeks. You should make yourself aware of everything. You should know what to do in the period of choosing the better option for your self. And there is another work you have to do. You have to make yourself hopeful regarding all of these aspects. You should be prepared well to face all these scenarios. Tell me what your doctor advised you? Till then my best wishes are with you. Goodbye, stay blessed. Take care
Anxiety is common in pregnancy. Mostly women like one in ten experience anxiety. It causes due to depression, under extra stress or may be your family members have anexity or pain attacks. You feel like your muscles are tense, having a problem in sleeping, have panic attacks, most of the time feel worried or stressed, have a bad mood. These symptoms can occur gradually. Sometimes they get worse if they are not treated properly. Take much care of yourself to be at a safe side. I suggest you must take a psychological therapies like relaxation therapy,
Hey dear! Hope so you will be fine. I just read your post. I really felt so sad to know about your condition. It's really painful thing. But don't worry, it may the part of life. I think you should go for surrogacy. Because pregnancy could be fatal for you. So it's better to have the growth of your baby in someone's womb. It will be better for you. One of my friends, have also walked through this process. Because she had some heart issues due to this she was unable to conceive and pregnancy could be fatal for her. So she adopted surrogacy. Now she is living happily with her baby. I hope it will also be fruitful for you. Also consult with your doctor regarding this.
Anxiety is common in pregnancy. Most women like one in ten experience it. Some anxiety is usual and normal during pregnancy. But if you are continuously suffering fromanxiety, then you must consult your doctor because it can affect the baby growth. Anxiety causes due to stress, depression or it can be genetic if your family members have this type of pain. Take much care of yourself and take a little more rest to keep yourself on the safe side. During anxietyyou feel more worried, have a bad mood, have a sleeping disorder, or something keeps moving in your mind. Don't beworried or panic, just an extra care is needed during pregnancy to get rid of this type of panic attacks. I suggest psychological therapies like relaxation therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy or using mindfulness instead of taking any type of medicines. Try to consult with your gyne they can give you better advice.
I experienced that as well when I was pregnant. I had to consult a therapist to really help get me through it. Good thing, I didn't have to take medication as the sessions were really helpful to me. I hope you'll feel a lot better.
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