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Old 04-07-2006, 12:45 PM   #1
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Anyone taken Xanax or other benzo when prego?

I was just wondering if anyone has any stories about taking benzos while pregnant, either yourself or someone you know. I keep wondering what is going to happen if I get pregnant and can't do without my xanax. I know I can get off my Lexapro, but I CANNOT quit both, I'm just not ready. I take a small dose, .5 mgs, and i only take them as needed, but that is usually 4 or 5 pills a week on a bad week, 1 or 2 on a good week.

Has anyone taken benzos through a pregnancy and had a healthy baby, OR has anyone taken them during pregnancy and had problems?

Thanks!

 
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Re: Anyone taken Xanax or other benzo when prego?

Im surte the antibenzo fanatics will do their best to terrify you, but beznos are regularly taken during pregnancy with no problems
lexapro is now often taken

its important to remember that sometimes being pregnant stops all anxiety and panic attack problems but not always
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Old 04-07-2006, 01:59 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone taken Xanax or other benzo when prego?

Yeah, I've heard that sometimes pregnancy eliminates anxiety, but I guess I am just preoccupied with the what-ifs. I also had a feeling people would respond with answers about how bad benzos are, etc, so that's why I specifically asked for firsthand experience, not just opinions. Hopefully people will pay attention to that!

 
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Re: Anyone taken Xanax or other benzo when prego?

My daughter was on xanax when she got pregnant, and her gyn said it would be far more traumatic to stop it than to continue to take it.

She had a beautiful baby girl with no problems. She's four years old now. My daughter is still on xanax.

I guess you can't believe everything you hear. lol TC.....Connie

 
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Re: Anyone taken Xanax or other benzo when prego?

My doctor said the same to me when I was pregnant with my 4th child so I took Paxil 25mg and Klonopin 0.5mg (twice a day) through the entire pregnancy my son is now gonna be 3 years old the end of this month and he is GREAT!

 
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Re: Anyone taken Xanax or other benzo when prego?

Wow, that is so reassuring to hear. Of course in a perfect world we would love to not have to do anything that might cause complications with a pregnancy, but that isn't always realistic.

Thanks so much for your replies!!

 
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