I am am seeing a therapist right now to help me with my anxiety and childhood abuse. She seems to be suggesting that I start taking medications for my anxiety now. I have been very anxious throughout the pg and know this isn't good for the baby. However I still worry about possible effects meds would have on her. I have tried many different medications for anxiety without much luck. The only ones that have worked for me are things like Xanax which I don't think is approved for pg or bf. I have been using Benadryl when I get really bad because it helps me calm down and sleep and I feel bad even doing that. She has also suggested that if I don't start medication now I start as soon as she is born to prevent ppd. I know that other women have done this and bf but it makes me a little nervous. I'm starting to feel really guilty that I am so anxious and possibly hurting Lily before she is even born. Anyone out there in the same boat?
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9/15/06 at 12:21pm