I was just curious as to others opinions about taking paxil while pregnant. A good friend of mine has been taking Paxil for 7yrs due to frequent panic attacks and more than likely generalized anxiety disorder although never actually formally diagnosed. She was 18yrs when she started the paxil and has recieved little to no therapy while taking it. She has tried to get off of it in the past but only lasted a day or two before the withdrawels were too intense. She is currently trying to get pregnant and knows there may be risks associated with taking paxil while pregnant but seems to overlook them. Her ob/gyn (who is rather new and doesn't hold the best reputation in town) told her that it is fine to take paxil in your first trimester. But I have read an extensive amount on this and everything I find is so contradictory. I'm rather uncomfortable about her decision and I was wondering what anyone else has to say about this topic concidering it is an SSRI. Also, is it recomended that someone be on paxil for so long with no therapy and only under a FPs care? Just curious.