I gave birth on Monday to a beautiful baby girl. We moved to a new state this summer, my husband started a new job, my three year old has had some major behavioral issues as a result of everything, and he was just diagnosed with juevenille rheumatoid arthritis. It has been an awful time, but the birth has actually been the highlight since it was so wonderful. Anyhow, I am dying with anxiety. I am on 25 mg of zoloft to start, then will up to 50 in another week or so. I have only been on it for about seven days. I had an inpatient consult at the hospital and the psychiatrist said that if I wasn't nursing, I could take klonopin. One day was so bad, that I pumped and dumped and bottle fed and took the klonopin. It was such a good day. The anxiety is just so unbearable right now, I don't know what to do. I am ready to quit nursing if it means I can take klonopin. I don't want to feel this way. I am also worried that the zoloft won't work for me.
Has anyone taken xanax, klonopin, or ativan while nursing? Just for a short time until their ssri kicks in?