PE Risk in Relation to Maternal Mood & Anxiety

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Re : PE Risk in Relation to Maternal Mood & Anxiety

Postby momofhannah » Wed Sep 02, 2009 02:18 pm

In response to Case Study on Xanax?

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Re : PE Risk in Relation to Maternal Mood & Anxiety

Postby sheri-ct » Tue May 05, 2009 01:17 pm

I was a nervous wreck during my entire pre-e pregnancy. It took 4 years to conceive them and I was petrified of something going wrong. I spent the entire pregnancy with a bad feeling. Did the stress cause the pre-e or did something wrong with the pregnancy cause the stress?

This time I am happy to report that I am as relaxed as can be!

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Re : PE Risk in Relation to Maternal Mood & Anxiety

Postby saving_grace » Tue May 05, 2009 12:17 am

This is so interesting to me! I experienced some major anxiety for the first time in my life while pregnant with DD. It was all surrounding the new house DH and I bought. I was so freaking out about the house that I couldn't even talk about it without getting nauseous and panicky. It was the weirdest thing! Poor DH was so excited about the house and I would get angry at him for even bringing it up because of the way it made me feel. I've started having some anxiety come up again this pregnancy but nothing quite as strong yet. I'm thinking I should see someone about my thyroid since both my mom and sister are both hypothyroid.

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Re : PE Risk in Relation to Maternal Mood & Anxiety

Postby caryn » Mon Apr 06, 2009 01:41 pm

I don't know if the Zoloft would have delayed it or not -- because they didn't look at that. :-)

I suppose there are two options: one, that women with a history of anxiety disorders have a higher risk of PE and that's because of some underlying condition that's related to both things, or two, that women with a history of anxiety disorders have a higher risk of PE and that's because of the presence of anxiety, in which case treating the anxiety might lower risk.

Maybe next they'll do a case-control study where they look at women who were taken off their Xanax at the beginning of pregnancy vs. women who stayed on it, and compare the PE rates in the two populations?

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Re : PE Risk in Relation to Maternal Mood & Anxiety

Postby missgamecock » Mon Apr 06, 2009 09:58 am

Yep I developed anxiety in pregnancy. In fact when I was admitted to have Cate, I had two history diagnoses 1) PE 2) Anxiety.

I thought I was never diagnosed with anxiety before but I guess he diagnosed me and didn't tell me...

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Re : PE Risk in Relation to Maternal Mood & Anxiety

Postby darateacher » Mon Apr 06, 2009 09:38 am

OMG!!! Makes total sense! Zoloft may have delayed the PE this time, right?

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Re : PE Risk in Relation to Maternal Mood & Anxiety

Postby princess purr » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:24 pm

I'm on the very nervous side and have always thought that had a HUGE impact on me. I got preeclampsia very very shortly after I started training my replacement at work. Training this person had me so nervous.

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Re : PE Risk in Relation to Maternal Mood & Anxiety

Postby alviarin » Fri Mar 06, 2009 01:44 pm

Thyroid disfunction has also been found to be higher in patients with mood disorders.

Thyroid requirements increase during pregnancy, and pregnancy can unmask a struggling thyroid gland, so it makes me wonder if that could be playing into things. Since thyroid disease is also a risk factor for preeclampsia.

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Re : PE Risk in Relation to Maternal Mood & Anxiety

Postby caryn » Mon Mar 02, 2009 09:57 pm

Yes, exactly. I think some of us are probably predisposed to be anxious, but if the pregnancy makes it *worse* -- well then.

I was snapping wide awake at 3 am with panic attacks, myself. Outside of pregnancy I have no mood or anxiety disorders apart from a bit of vasovagal syncope when they draw my blood.

I'm glad you and your baby came through okay. :-)

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Re : PE Risk in Relation to Maternal Mood & Anxiety

Postby momofhannah » Mon Mar 02, 2009 05:19 pm

Hello, am glad to have found this info as it has confirmed what i had gone through in my pregnancy. I am a pretty anxious person and would have "white coat hypertension" even when pregnant with my first child. i even asked my ob gyn if i was at high risk for developing pre-e because i always seemed to have bordeline high systolic pressure only when in the office and had anxiety attacks before seeing the dr. the dr said that she di dnot think i would get pre-e or toxemia since i was only nervous in the office. she was wrong abouot that and i did end up getting toxemic around 33 weeks and had to deliver my baby girl at 36 weeks. now i know its the pre-e causing the anxiety even though i am an anxious person myself.

Hannah born 36 weeks moderate to severe PE (no HELLP)


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