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I suffer from depression and axiety and take 150mg of Zolft daily. It has help me tremendously, however I do need the occasional Xanax for attacks. I was pregnant 3 years ago and my anxiety levels went through the roof. I had to take xanax several time a day which I know is not recommended. I did however lose the pregnancy at 10 weeks (not due to the Xanax because I was already at 9 weeks when I found out). My DH has been on my about getting off the pill and TTC. (we were NOT trying the first time). The thought of being pregnant and impending motherhood has me terrified so I have been putting off his request. I will be 35 this year so not a lot of time left. My question is has anyone taken Xanax or related meds during pregnancy? Thank you in advance
doc's say no way!! like big no. . . my anxiety is THRU THE ROOF!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i hate it. and i want a xanax so bad. it a complete miracle drug for panic/aniety. Im halfway thru this!!. . . . .
I don't know much about A-D's but you could discuss it with your Dr. & tell him/her that you are considering pregnancy before you start on anything. I do not know what category Xanax is in but I would think at least C if not D (not sure where I got that. Seems like a co-worker is taking it). At least you don't have to completely rule out having a baby. Besides, if you are already taking A-D's when you have a baby presumably you won't have to worry about postpartum depression :p
Out of curiosity I looked up Xanax in my meds book.
It says that Alprazolam (XanaX) is in the FDA pregnancy category D. This means that alprazolam is known to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.