Xanax Makes Me a Better Mom
A record number of moms and dads are taking anti-anxiety medication and anti-depressants, but some experts believe we're just dealing with the everyday roller coaster of parenthood with a small blue pill. What's the answer?
One evening at bedtime, Bailey's daughter Annie said, “Mommy, I'm sad and I don't know why.” Her heart sank. Shortly thereafter, Bailey weaned herself off the meds “under my doctor's supervision and my husband's watchful eye.”
“I'm exercising, eating better, and making sure my spouse and I have time together,” she says. Things are going well, but she's on eggshells. Bailey is not far removed from the days when the tears came too easily, when she had to tell her daughters, “Mommy's not feeling well today.” But she's been on this battlefield before, and she's ready for a fight.