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Depression, panic attacks, pregnant. What could be wrong with the baby at this point?

im awaiting to see a specialist prenatal care MD because I am considered high risk as well as no regular obgyn dr will see me because i just found out i was pregnant at around 15 wks, I am currently on the suboxone maintenece program as well as kolonopin for my anxiety and panic attacks as well as suffering from depression , my appt is 3/1/13 but i am extremley concerned for the health and well being of my fetus , what could possibly be wrong with the baby at this point, i understand that medical advice is ethically wrong to give without seeing me as a patient first but im worried to the point where i cant sleep and barely eat so i really need to know what could be some of the side effects?? help please
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
Hello charityrose087
Welcome to HCM

Suboxone contains buprenorphin and Naloxone, which is used as replacement drug for opioid withdrawal. Kolonopin is Clonazepam which is a benzodiazepine drug and used in a variety of conditions as anti anxiety, as sedative etc. As you are continuously taking these drugs and you are 15 weeks pregnant so the developing fetus is a risk.
Any drug taken by pregnant woman, especially psychoactive drugs, exposes fetus to risk of defects.
So as per my advise kindly visit a gynaec doctor and take opinion, and also undergo USG to find out any damage if any. Good Luck
Take Care
Answered: Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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