Re: Has anyone here gone through a pregnancy with major panic attacks??
When I was pregnant with my third daughter, I had severe panic disorder. Well, I have always had panic attacks but at that time they were the worst. That was in 1996 and I was told I could not take any medications. I had been taking high doses of clonazepam at the time, for about three years by then and the pregnancy was planned so I was weaned off it by my doctor. It was kind of rough, but not as bad as I thought it would be. When I got pregnant again in 1997 though, I was scared to stop taking my meds and took Prozac for the anxiety. It got me through the pregnancy without many panic attacks but now, from what I am told, Prozac is a big no no for pregnancy. There are few meds that can be taken for panic disorder while pregnant.
You definitely need to see a doctor to find out what you can take. I went to my OB/GYN and he called somewhere in Toronto for me (I live in Ontario) that gave him the information. Some ask their psychiatrist when they need information about their meds and pregnancy/breastfeeding, etc. I would probably talk to an obstetrician first and go from there, as he or she would be the most knowledgable when it comes to pregnancy and medication.
Last edited by ms_mod; 05-16-2009 at 06:42 AM.