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December 20th, 2010, 06:53 PM
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Does anyone have to take medications here?

If so, what and how do you feel about it?

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.
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December 20th, 2010, 08:10 PM
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The only medication I'm on is my thyroid med. And of course, I have to take that one, especially when pregnant.
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Insulin here which I HAVE to take at ever increasing doses (sigh). I was on all sorts of stuff for CFS but it's supposed to get better when PG so I'm trying to just hang tough until that happens.
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December 20th, 2010, 10:20 PM
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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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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!
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December 21st, 2010, 02:38 PM
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I am taking albuteral inhaler for my asthma and my midwife put me on Children's Aspirin (81mg) everyday starting at 8 weeks.

I was very nervous about this at first, but it has been fine.
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December 21st, 2010, 02:59 PM
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I am on procardia for preterm labor contractions....I hate taking medication - I feel guilty about taking tylonol. As soon as I hit 34 weeks, I will beg to stop taking the procardia.
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December 22nd, 2010, 04:05 PM
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Hi!

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.

3. Methyldopa 500 mg 2x day: Pregnancy Induced Hypertension since week 13.
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Procardia,,, were you on this since the first trimester? I'm actually on it for bp
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They actually increased my dose of Sulbutamol when I was pregnant (my asthma inhaler) and my Dr. prescribed me with Flonase for my allergies as well. Both were lifesavers for me.
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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.
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Procardia,,, were you on this since the first trimester? I'm actually on it for bp
I started around 29 - 30 weeks. Every 6 hours. Dr has said that this med has shown no effects to baby, but I still hate taking it.... It has done a great job of calming my contractions though.
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December 29th, 2010, 08:50 PM
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I try not to take meds during pregnancy but have taken 500 mg Tylenol twice for headaches and 25mg Benadryl 3 times for congestion and inability to sleep.

A great site I refer to is this:

Drugs in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding : SafeFetus.com

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.
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