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Posted by: Sue-A | 2007/04/03

Anxiety vs Medicine in pregnancy?

I am 7 weeks pregnant and have anxiety not only in my pregnancy but before the pregnancy, At night I cant sleep and sometimes when I get to sleep I wake up being frightened and my shoulders feel as if they are so heavy and burning. It gets better at times but then sometimes it is severe that I get anxiety attacks. I already spoke to my GP about this but they dont want to give me any medicine to help me, because of the pregnancy!! I want to know what is the worst the anxiety or maybe medicine they can give me? I dont want to lose the baby just because of anxiety?

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There are medications that you can use in pregnancy, though you should try to avoid everything before 12 weeks. Anxiety will not affect the baby.

Best wishes

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