Iam on zoloft for anxiety 20mg i have panic attacks sometimes mostly social anxiety , they want me take 100mg in morning of it i dont want anything to hert baby iam thinking about getting preg in nov i should be better from all this benzo withdrawl .. anybody anything safe to use when preg ?
Talk to your OBGYN, let them tell you whats safe and whats not. Each anxiety and antidepressant have their own risks during pregnancy. Some are safer than others.
Some information I found on the internet:
Risks: Has been associated with PPHN when taken during the last half of pregnancy; has been associated with septal heart defects; has been associated with omphalocele
Recommendation: Consider as an option during pregnancy
Notice the "scary" things in the "risk" category. But then it says "consider as an option". I would let your doctor weigh them out for you, and possibly try something safer (if there is) and weigh out if your well being alone during the pregnancy becomes a factor or not.
Good Luck, and congrats on the little one!
Hi nikicole, First I want to say I am glad to hear you are planning ahead. I am not one for typing out all the things I read when I look up zoloft. I have carpal tunnel. The biggest risks with Zoloft seem to be during the last three months of pregnacy. There also seems to be concern about your newborn having a lot of problems, because if you are taking zoloft, so is your fetus. It seems there are a lot of unecessary withdrawals for an infant. Those are things that can be read on the top of this site. Just type in zoloft and you will see where it has it's pregnancy warnings. These are things you must discuss with your doctor, it is imperative. I don't know if you are planning on breast feeding, but it is also secreted in the breast milk. Zoloft is not a benzo, but they are even worse and those should not be taken even three months before getting pregnant and the first trimester is the most dangerous.
Facial deformities like cleft lip/palate are associated with benzo's (like valium, xanax, klonopin, etc.) I hope all goes well but you do need to consult your doctor about the zoloft before you carry out your plan to get pregnant. If it helps at all, pregnancy puts a woman through so many mood swings all by itself, taking Zoloft (in my opinion) is a moot point. Good luck, I hope everything works out well for you and your plans to add to your family. Fall Queen
Hi, whats up, i dont recommend taking any perscriptions before or during the pregnancy expecally anti depressents like zoloft or any kind of benzo even if the doc approves. I say this cause anything that you would take effects your brain, so if it effects your brain, it effects the babies as well which is not the best idea when the childs brain is developing, there could be a number problems suddenly or in the future it just depends. Everybody knows you shouldent smoke weed while pregnant, cause it stunts the brain groth. Same with pills and in my opinion mabey worse. Plus anti depressants and benzos and basically anything else that effects the brain always has side effects and one of the major side effects of anti-Ds is suicidal thoughts or actions plus a boat load more. I would just get off all pills for the duration of the pregnancy. Its not worth taking the risk. So anyway, i wish you the very best of luck and congradulations.
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