just another shooting star (sparkler) wrote in pregnant,

severe anxiety during pregnancy...

hi all,

i think i've posted once before about anxiety during pregnancy, a long time ago. but now it's out of control. i am 21 weeks/6 days.

i was put on lexapro 10mg about a month ago and suddenly, the past few days, the anxiety has been at an all-time high. i cry for hours each day, i'm terrified for no reason at all and i make myself sick from crying so much.

i keep reading on different sites that a lot of pregnant women have taken low doses of meds like xanax, ativan, klonopin...with no harm to their babies. their OBs prescribed it for them. my doctor said NO WAY to that last time i asked. however, i've had severe anxiety for my whole life and i have always been on an antidepressant as well as one of those for anxiety because the antidepressant never helped the anxiety on its own.

my husband was going to call the doctor for me today to ask what to do because i'm too upset to call and i don't believe they will be able to do anything for me, anyway.

are any of you also going through something similar? or, have any of you been through something similar? if so, what do you/did you do? how did you get through? the thought of 5 more months of this is terrifying to me.
Tags: anxiety disorders
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