by momofhannah (3 Posts), Wed Sep 02, 2009 02:37 pm
Ohh oops.. I did not realize that this was to post my message, not the topic of my message. Anyway, so sorry this took so long to reply to Caryn's message re doing future possible case study on Xanax. I would like to know if there will be any case studies on pregnant women with anxiety. It is really intersting how much anxiety has played a huge role in developing my white coat hypertension and then preclampsia, especially that I have a family history of anxiety and thryoid problems. I have been a pretty anxious person, but the white coat hypertension did not show up until a few years ago so I knew that the anxiety must have somehow manfiested itself into a specific phobia out of the blue. I never have had problems going to drs until a few years ago and then the dread of going to drs just stuck with me after that scare with the nurse who told my blood pressure was a bit too high. I never had problems with my b/p or got nervous during thought about getting pregnant again on and off, but I would never want to get pregnant unless there is some kind of treatment for women with anxiety and/or white coat hypertension during pregnancy. That would make me feel so much safer knowing that I won't develop preclampsia again if I decide to get preg again. I also discovered that I had thryoid problems shortly after having my girl and had blood pressure/anxiety issues during that time. I have had it corrected with meds and am back to normal but I know that I have developed kind of a phobia and would have to do everything possible to treat and control my anxiety issues before I can decide if I want to get pregnant again or not. I would like to know more about possible case studies in future related to pregnancy anxiety. Thanks!