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December 9th, 2008, 01:24 PM
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My doctor said the pill is perfectly fine to take, but......................I'm having second thoughts. I've talked to 2 pharmacists that said it hasn't been tested in humans. They wouldn't recommend it. I'm so confunsed I want to do what's best for Tyler. I've read the internet about it and just don't know if I should take it There's so many different sides. So, I called the doctor and just told her to switch me to insulin shots. I don't want to, but I will do what is best for him. My doctor says that one isn't any better than the other I guess I'm just gonna go with my gut instinct and do the insulin. The pill form does cross the placenta and the shot does not. I hope I"m making the right decision.
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December 9th, 2008, 01:32 PM
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Awww, I'm sorry, Chelle!!!! If you feel it's what's best for you and Tyler, then go with your guts! It may not be fun, but you'll get the satisfaction out of it that you are doing what is for the best. Anything for our babies, right!
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December 9th, 2008, 01:33 PM
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Michelle, I'm pretty sure you a re doing the right thing. I hate to say this and to think this but sometimes doctors get some benefits if you take some type of medicine, so I think that you made the right decision by going with the shots. Do they have to show you how to inject it? or where? Sorry I'm clueless about this. I hope that the shots won't be too bad.
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December 9th, 2008, 01:48 PM
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you are doing the right thing hon, believe me !!!!

you will be fine...it is amazing what you can do when it comes to the welfare of your baby...you wont veen wince when you do the shots......

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December 9th, 2008, 04:29 PM
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I'm glad that you are going with your gut! I strongly believe that mother's know best, and if there is any risk, then YOU will feel better knowing that you are avoiding it.
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December 9th, 2008, 04:52 PM
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Michelle I say you do whatever you think is best for your baby!

And I've heard that the gauge needles you have to use are soooo fine you can't even feel it!!

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December 9th, 2008, 04:56 PM
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You know, with just the bit of information you said about the pill crossing the placenta and the pill not...I myself would go with the shots. I think you're doing the right thing. I wouldn't want to do anything to mess with the baby's own pancreas and hormone levels, kwim?

Good job doing your own research and going with your gut. You'll do great and Tyler will be all the healthier for it!
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December 9th, 2008, 08:59 PM
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I agree with Brittanie since the shots do not cross the placenta, that sounds much safer to me. I am sorry that you will have to do them, but if it is anything like Lovenox, it will be no big deal in no time. It is only for the pregnancy, right?
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December 10th, 2008, 01:13 AM
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oh michelle
im so sorry sweetheart but you are doing what you believe is best for your little man and with everything you have been through, no one would expect any different!

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December 10th, 2008, 01:51 AM
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big hugs, you are doing the right thing. I think a mothers instict should be listened to. Remember when I got that rash in the summer? My gp gave me a steroid cream after saying it was ringworm. She even said she wasnt sure, I was in tears and later found out it was an allergic reaction I was so happy and relieved that I never used the cream so trust your gut hun.

love ya sweetie, you are doing so great
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December 10th, 2008, 04:17 AM
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I think you have done the right thing. You should always follow your instint no matter what. It's hard to stand-up and disagree with a Dr., but I'm glad you did the right thing. That pill sounds a little off to me too. The fact that the pharmists warned you and that it crosses the placenta are both valid concerns, and if you can use the shot which has less efect on the baby, you made the right choice.
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December 10th, 2008, 05:36 AM
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Thanks ladies. I will go today for them to show me how to do this. I'll let you know how it goes.
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December 10th, 2008, 06:15 AM
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HUGS Chelle. I am sorry you have to go on insulin but I am glad you are following your gut. You're doing the right thing. Don't beat yourself up hun. I hope your appt goes well today and that the shots are painless. HUGS
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December 10th, 2008, 04:39 PM
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Im sorry Chelle!!! I would go with whatever your instinct..I think a mother knows best. I know it is very scary for you and Im sorry you are having to deal with this at all.
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December 10th, 2008, 05:51 PM
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just wanted to give you some xtra hugs hunny. the needle is SOOOOO tiny, its not bad i promise. and its so worth it.
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December 10th, 2008, 07:23 PM
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Michelle,

I'm so proud of you! I'm a very firm believer in doing your own research and then following your instinct on what to do. In the end you will feel better for not having been pressured into doing something you really didn't want to do. I hope the shots aren't to difficult or painful. Good luck and keep us posted.
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December 10th, 2008, 08:16 PM
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It really sounds like you are making the best choice. I know it isn't easy to thinking of doing it, but I bet once you've learned how it will hopefully be routine. Just one more act of love for that little guy you are taking care of!

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December 11th, 2008, 06:03 AM
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Thanks ladies! I got my stuff yesterday. I tried to give the shot to myself last night in my thigh.......but I couldn't. I sat in the bathroom, freaking out and crying. I thought I was gonna pass out. I had to come out a take some fresh air. So, dh said he'd give it to me. He gave it to me in my arm. It wasn't bad at all. I actually didn't even know he did it and was done ( I turned my head) So at least I know he can do it if I can't. It's only 1 shot at bedtime. Maybe eventually I'll be able to do it myself. We'll see!!
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December 11th, 2008, 06:16 AM
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bless your dh for helping you.
i would be the same hun so dont worry. i was bad enough having to check my blood sugars and have you seen the size of that needle? im such a wimp!
im sure you will get the hang of it in no time and hunny, its not for long now
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