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Bipolar Women Taking No Drugs During Pregnancy
Is Mybulin safe to take for headaches during pregnancy? Also, epitec seems to be a safe drug for pregnant bipolar sufferers. Doctors are divided.
Mybulin contains: 200 mg Ibuprofen, 350 mg paracetamol (acetaminophen), and 10 mg codeine for pain. It is best to avoid ibuprofen, especially in the last trimester. Prolonged use of opioids (codeine) during pregnancy can result in physical dependence in the newborn. It is best to review risks with your Obstetrician. Acetaminophen alone may be best choice. Best regards. ...Read more
The lay term is manic depression. It is a mood cycling condition in which a person has periods of elevated mood & energy, little sleep, racing thoughts & grandiose ideas. The person may engage in risky behaviors, spend a lot or work a lot. These episodes alternate w/ periods of depression for at least 2 wks. The duration & severity of the manic sx determines the ...Read more
Treatment is needed: Untreated mood disorders can have a negative effect on pregnancy. From poor appetite, unmotivated to care for self, risk of suicide to recklessness, and impulsiveness effects of bipolar disorder can adversely effect pregnancy. These need to be taken into consideration along with the risks and benefits of treatment for a given individual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncertain: There are some meds that are known to be potentially unsafe to the fetus. However, there are quite a few meds for which the risk is unknown. As a result, decisions about using meds for mood disorders is handled on a case by case basis, with a thorough discussion of what is known about a particular compared to what might be the risk of not using meds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Talk to doctor: This is an ongoing difficult area in Psychiatry and Obstetrics. Research is ethically prohibited, so we only have anecdotal evidence. All medicines for bipolar disorder, and all benzodiazepines have risks during pregnancy. A few antidepressants are very safe for depression and anxiety during pregnancy. Please consult with your Psychiatrist and OB. ...Read more
Not directly: Pregnancy cannot cause bipolar, but if you are bipolar or are genetically predisposed to bipolar then the hormonal changes of pregnancy can exacerbate the mood swings. To some extent mood swings may be normal during pregnancy. There are some medications used for bipolar that are safer than others during pregnancy. See a psychiatrist if you are concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom took phenobarbital the last trimester of her pregnancy with me, could this by why I have bipolar disorder?
Doubt it HIGHLY: It seems that you hear on the news every day another study coming out linking some psychological or behavioral problem to medication during pregnancy. However, the studies are being done in people that are WAY beyond the womb years. In my opinion, there's no consensus on these studies to conclude what you are asking about. Therefore, my "black&white" answer is UNRELATED to prenatal phenobarb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have bipolar II and will be on lamotrogine, guanfacine and wellbutrin post-pregnancy. Should i breastfeed?
Ask pediatrician: Most medications come with warnings not to take when breast feeding even though the amount of drug found in the milk is very small. Your pediatrician and psychiatrist and you need to discuss the possible risks involved so you can make an informed decision.There are also risks of post partum depression if you stop your meds and breast feed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coordinate Drs.: If indeed you are having such symptoms, at least a visit to urgent care is recommended and if you feel you are at risk of harm to self or others a call to emergency services needs to happen. In general, there are psychotropics that are relatively safe staring in the second trimester forward. If time allows, discuss with ob/gyn or primary care physician first if need to see psychiatrist. Take care ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Heroin and other opiates can have disastrous effects on the fetus and the health of the mother when used during pregnancy. The same is true for cocaine and amphetamine use. While there is no definite evidence for marijuana causing significant harm to the fetus or mother if used during pregnancy the medical profession discourages its use during pregnancy and lactation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Manic depressive disorder is also known as Bipolar disorder. Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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