Hi. New to the community. I have panic disorder and I've been taking medicine for it for about 10 months now. I'm currently 10 weeks pregnant. My psychiatrist knew I was trying to get pregnant and so we decided for me to start taking prozac as an alternative to the zoloft that I was taking and I was also taking .5 mg. of Ativan as needed, which was sometimes once a day, sometimes 4 times a day. He told me that I could continue to take the ativan until I found out for sure if I was pregnant and then to try to go off of it, but he said that if I couldn't, not to worry about it. Well, I did continue to take it until I found out that I was pregnant and then I stopped it as I've done research on that particluar drug and it's not really safe for pregnancy. The things I've read about what it can do really scare me. I told my shrink after I found out about the pregnancy that I had gone off of the ativan and he wanted to make sure that I knew it was okay to take it if I really needed it. He's sounded so nonchalant about this, like he really doesen't think it will hurt the baby, so one day when I was feeling really keyed up, I took one. He knows about this too. But now, I am nervous that this may have hurt the baby. I haven't gone to my obgyn yet for a checkup or anything......(insurance stuff), but plan on going in the next couple of weeks. Should I be worried about this, and if so, will my doctor be able to tell by ultrasound if the baby was affected at all?
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