Heather - posted on 05/16/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
I have delt with Anxiety for many years now and have been on .50 Xanax or 100mg of Zoloft 1x a day. I stopped taking all meds as soon as i found out i was pregnant! I wouldn't even touch ANY pill besides my Vitamins But now i have been having Panic Attacks and I've developed new triggers(Like being in the car.) My doctor put me back on my Zoloft and Gave me .5 Xanax for my panic attacks. I've tryd to find information on Breastfeeding and low dosages of Xanax but everything i find just says to take Zoloft. Stopping breastfeeding is not an option for me, seeing my son hates formula and does not like to drink out of bottles since im a stay at home mom. Also I don't seem to make enough milk to pump and save anymore like i used to. So pumping and dumping will leave me with no milk for my son....
My son is about 8months old, and is eatting just about 3 meals a day with soilds and one of thoses meals has a grain mixed with formula in it. I have been taking the Xanax only on the days i feel the NEED to. Hoping maybe if i dont take it daily, stay at a low dosage it wont harm or effect him. I have seen no difference in him when i take it. Im just very worried that somewhere down the line, something is wrong with him it will be for this reason! I cant find much about how much really goes into the suply ether..
I dont want to take it.. but i need to sometimes for the sake of me and everyone else! If your a mom who is dealing with Anxity you will understand.
If someone can tell me something helpfull pleasee do!!
Low dose, 3 to 4 days out of the week ok? Hellpp