PTSD and pregnancy with out sleep

Patient

Q: I've been diagnose with PTSD and I am pregnant of 30 weeks I haven't been able to sleep I have tried all home remedies and can't sleep I am scared to drink sleeping pills and don't know what to do?

Symptoms:  Can't sleep
Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thanks for the query.

Kindly do not take any sleeping pills without consulting the doctor. You will have to see a gynecologist and the doctor will direct you to a psychiatrist if needed. Behaviour therapy, counselling sessions, meditation, deep breathing and CBT techniques will help you. In case there is no relief with the above, the doctor may start you up on specific psychiatric medications which is safe for the growing baby in a monitored dose.

Hope this helped.
Regards

Related Q&A

Q: I rubbed my penis over my girlfriend's vagina. I did not ejaculate. It was covered in pre-ejaculate though and I had ...

Q: Hi I'm a 17 year old female and two weeks ago I started taking the contraceptive pill. Unfortunately I wasn't infor...

Q: If I my girlfriend and I were grinding naked during ovulation or the day before and I had Precum on my finger and fin...

Q: Had sex on day 14/15 of my cycle which is usually 27/28 days. We used a condom but it broke . He wasn't near ejacula...

Q: I had a 3 day bleeding with cramps, which was different from my usual period, 27 days after having had unprotected se...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews