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Lou's response-kumuntyofdheth Emily Elizabeth

Posted by Lou Pilder on March 10, 2012, at 3:20:24

In reply to Pregnancy Category C, posted by Emily Elizabeth on March 9, 2012, at 22:42:33

> Does anyone have a good understanding of this? I plan to try to get preggo in the near future, so I have been trying to make needed changes to my meds.
>
> My pdoc and OB have both said most psych medications are category C. According to wikipedia this means: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
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> However, it seems that within this category there is huge variation. Abilify is category C and pdoc said that under no circumstances would he rx this med during pregnancy (although he said if i wanted to take it, i might be able to find a different pdoc who would.) OB also seemed to think Abilify would be unacceptable. Lexapro is category C and pdoc said he would rx that if it was okay with my OB. OB says any SSRI other than Paxil would be fine during pregnancy, but we'd have to watch the baby for breathing probs upon birth.
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> So, I got off the Abilify and Lexapro (and Welbutrin) but now I am having bad anxiety. (Depression is GONE due to TMS!!!) Pdoc suggested I take Vistaril as needed (also category C). He seemed to imply that was a better option than going back on the Lexapro.
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> Honestly, I wanted to be med-free but I don't know how realistic this is for me. However, if I am taking a risk, I need to be clear on how much of a risk it would be. The FDA seems to imply abilify risk = lexapro risk = vistaril risk. The MD's seem to present it differently though.
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> I'm so confused! Anyone able to shed some light here?
>
> Best,
> EE

EE,
You wrote,[...anyone able to...].
I am able to. But there are a lot of prohibitions to me from Mr. Hsiung. These prohibitions could cuase for me to be not able to tell you what I know about taking psychoactive drugs while pregnant.
I am also under prohibitions from Mr. Hsiung that prohibit me from telling you how you could stop all of the mind-altering drugs that you are taking and get through the potential withdrawal that could arise from discontinuation of these drugs. That would cause for me to mention the foundation of Judaism as revealed to me, which is part of the prohibition to me here.
So be advised that this community is goverened by Mr. Hsiung and his wishes are carried out by his deputy here in the mind-set that he is doing what he thinks will be good for the community as a whole, and to try and trust him in that.
Now there is the potential for the death of the unborn child, or the potential for hidious disfigurment if the baby is born alive, when one takes a pcychotropic drug while pregnant. What benefit could outweigh that risk?
I intend to post here more concerning your request here, unless the rule of three applies.
Lou

 

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