just found out I'm pregnant today, been on .5 of Xanax for a few months, is this safe or should I stop cold turkey.
The use of benzodiazepines while pregnant is not recommended as explained in the following link:
Since you are newly pregnant and hopefully under 6 weeks, you can slowly taper off over the next couple of weeks and you and the baby should be fine. Highly recommend you consult with the prescribing doctor and your obstetrician before doing so though.
Hi YM, please, DO NOT stop xanax cold turkey, as seizures are a possibility.
Talk to your doctor asap about a taper schedule, as has already been suggested.
By the way, while pregnant, I never felt better in my entire life! No panic attacks, no frazzled nerves. I wish the same for you. I think this must be God's way of ensuring the population, ha ha, only half joking, truth be told.
Best wishes to you and baby,
- Xanax Information for Consumers
- Xanax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Xanax (detailed)
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