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First of all I offer you heartiest congratulations on becoming a proud mother. God bless both you and your child.
Now coming to your question, well you see first i will like to inform you that almost all psychotropic medications including lovan is secreted in mother's milk therefore the use of these drugs is to be discussed in detail with the doctor while one is breast feeding the baby and to use them with caution with regular monitoring of baby by the paediatrician for any unexpected and abnormal signs and symptoms.
As far as lovan is concerned it is still early for you to notice any significant improvement in your anxiety since it has been only 4-5 days with the dose increment and it shall take another 1 week or so for you to appreciate the positive outcome in your symptoms although sooner improvement can also be expected.
So as of now what you can do to buy some time until the increased lovan dose kicks in and at the same time you can remain in control of anxiety is that you can ask your prescribing doctor to give you for only 1 week a low dose of klonopin , say 0.25 mg for use on PRN basis that is and when required basis at times of a panic attack or when you are having a premonition of the attack. You see in approximately 1 week's time your raised lovan dose shall be in full swing to counter your anxiety so until that happens use this ploy to manage your anxiety during this period.
I hope this helps.
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thank you for the information. I am no longer breastfeeding as it wasn't the best idea to take the medication and feed her aswell.
is it normal for the initial side effects to come back while waiting for the increased dose to work?
Yes initial side effects may come back while the increased dose takes it's time to kick in.