I know this isn't a pre-e etc., related question,per se,
but "I got no where else ta go".
Actually I just trust you guys and hope someone here knows something.[:p]
I suffer from generized anxiety disorder. OCD, and some anxiety attacksand a general state of "busy-brain" when not medicated.(NO DEPRESSION)
I have been on Paxil in various dosages for about three and a half years.
During my last pregnancy my OB,though not thrilled with it, felt comfortable that I was on it. and felt that taking me off at that point was not imperitive.
Last week when I was suffering from that hellacious stomach-viral infection,I had a full blown panic attack. It was horrible. It reminded me of when I was on mag and sleep deprived.It happened in front of my mother which added much insult to injury.
I had not been able to keep my Paxil down for 3 days which was a BIG contributor. As well as a total lack of sleep and the stress of a VERY sick toddler and husband.
Anyhow, I called my OB they said it was not an OB related concern and to consult my GP. My GP was trepidatious to say the least, because I am high risk an (then)25 weeks preg.
Needless to say I felt like the proverbial "hot potato".
Ultimately My GP played it safe and prescribed me an antihystamine with some convienient side effects of anti-nausea and anti-anxiety and drowsiness. I was able to then keep down my Paxil, sleep and feel better.
(I did run it by the OB doc. too and he agreed it was a good idea, and safe, niether of them wanted to give me any catagory "D" drugs, since they are unsafe during pregnancy, I was happy about that too.)
Now my GP, (whom I trust VERY much, and is familiar with my case both now and with the first preg. since she co-managed my post partum care...)wants me to have a med. consult with my Psychiatrist.
The only time I have ever seen one, was briefly for grief councelling after my father died a few years ago, and he was a QUACK! Had me on and off meds like a stoned yo-yo.
So, now I am supposed to call my Insurance provider, get a name of some unknown Dr. to get a med consult.
Who knows this Dr. could turn out to be worse that the quack, and then run the med back by my OB.(=referral to shrink,then wait till i can get in,then try this try that,and maybe get to where I a am currently by the time the baby is born).
My question is...Why can't my OB medicate me?
That is what I plan to ask tommorrow at my 26 week check-up.
I do not understand why they would not.
Maybe they meant that the stomach stuff wasn't an OB related thing?? I do not know.I was feeling a bit out of sorts.
It seems to me, that ANYTHING going on with me right now is OB related since I am pregnant.
Any helpful input welcome,
Mama to Bella,1/02/03, born 33 and 5/7 weeks at 3 lbs,6oz.Pre-E and PIH,& HELLP.
Babygirl #2,EDD 6/24/04