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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I am 13 weeks pregnant and suffer with severe anxiety and tremors.

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I am 13 weeks pregnant and suffer with severe anxiety and tremors. I used to take propranolol 10mg daily but stopped during pregnancy with worsening symptoms. Would I and baby be ok if I took just one dose of propranolol or 2mg of diazepam as a one off if my anxiety was unmanageable. Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Hi. The propranolol would likely be fine since there's not much evidence that it would be harmful to your baby but pregnant women shouldn't take diazepam unless directed by their obstetrician.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for your advice. I will stay away from diazepam and only use propranolol as a one off if needed. Is a 10mg dose safe?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Yes--that should be fine
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