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A 21-year-old female asked:

I am 6 weeks pregnant and on 1 mg of xanax, (alprazolam) 3 a day as needed. i have horrible attacks! what are the effects on the fetus? i am so worried & stressed!

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Probably OK but...: Many women have taken xanax (alprazolam) during pregnancy & have healthy babies, but it is ideal to minimize your use if possible as it may not be completely safe. This is a great time to explore alternative treatments for panic disorder. I advise magnesium taurate or glycinate & inositol (12 grams a day). I advise seeing a homeopath: http://nationalcenterforhomeopathy.Org/resources/practitioners.See comment:.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Provided original answer
Panic disorder often responds well to a technique psychologists use called EMDR : http://panicdisorder.about.com/od/treatments/a/Emdr-For-Panic-Disorder.htm Exercise and meditation may help too. Consider seeing a holistic doc who is knowledgeable about natural therapies for panic disorder. See http://www.abihm.org/search-doctors
Mar 11, 2013

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