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My peri told me mine are ok, but that if I can take the lowest dose then of course that's better but she OK'd them all at the prescribed amounts. But I cannot help but to be scared out of my wits about having to take them like I need to be.
I am not on anything, but need to take something for my back. I am scared to even take tylenol. I have taken 2 tylenol so far this pregnancy. There have been many days where I needed more than just tylenol though. Especially today! My back is killing me!
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Thank you Shortcake for my siggy!
Gabriel Matthew- Induced @15w4d on 12/16/09 (Partial Molar Pregnancy). Took 6 1/2 months reach negative after 3 methotrexate injections, D&C 2/19/10, & 6 rounds of chemo Act-d.
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I pray the Lord your soul to keep;
Within his arms he'll hold you tight,
My Heavenly Angel, My Guiding Light."
I am on antibiotics every night for the remainder of my pregnancy. They were actually prescribed by my midwife at 12 weeks because I had had 4 UTIs in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy! So I've been on a low dose ever since and have not had another UTI!
I am not too worried, they must be safe during pregnancy or else my midwife would not have prescribed them! Also, I assume that a low dose ever day is better then 10 high doses ever 20-30 days!
I can still hear my OB's voice after my 2nd miscarriage saying... "Ya know, I wonder about that newer antianxiety med you take.. it's really too new to know anything about what it can do to a new fetus."
Talk about guilt...
Anyway -- I am 31 weeks pregnant and take the following (after two miscarriages)
1. Effexor XR 150 mg: This is an antidepressant. This was a very difficult choice to make. Thanks God I have an amazing team of my OB, my perinatal specialist, my psychiatrist and my therapist who all conferred about how to best manage my major depressive disorder while pregnant. We had to go for a fetal echocardio at 20 weeks to see if our son has Pulmonary Hypertension (which some antidepressants can cause) -- he was fine and we go back to recheck next week.
2. Glyburide 2.5: Gestational Diabetic since week 25.
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who has to take meds... I switched from one bp med to an old one that is definitely safe during pregnancy. From procardia to labatelol. The other meds I've cut back on but have to keep taking for the fibro lamictal, nsaid & ambien for sleep.
You can do a drug search and see the category of any drug you take, and any risks involved. But I think it is more important to talk it over with your doctor(s) and see what their take is on it, since sometimes the benefit of the drug you are taking outweighs the risk to the baby, if there is any.