Log In Sign Up

Safe Beta Blocker During Pregnancy?

Forum: Pregnancy Questions


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to [email protected].

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Pregnancy Questions LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
June 26th, 2012, 03:16 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 23
I am 8 weeks pregnant, and have a rapid heart beat. I had it before pregnancy due to thyroid issues, and was on xanax and sometimes a propanolol (beta blocker) to help when I had bad episodes. I would especially need these when increasing my dose of thyroid medication since I am so so so sensitive. It would give me hyperthyroid symptoms for a while until my body became used to the higher dose. Well, since becoming pregnant, I require a higher dose so I now have the fast heart beat again. It gets really bad sometimes! My doctor prescribed me Lebatolol, but I have been taking it and notice that it really doesn't do anything for my heart rate. It just gives me a headache. I understand that it's mostly used for high blood pressure during pregnanct... It's a class C drug...
I've heard of Sotalol, and that one is a class B drug, which sounds safer than the Lebetolol... I just want something that is going to work on my heart rate immediately after I take it, but is safe for my baby!! My husband and I had been trying for 5 years, and finally went through IVF to get pregnant, and finally I am, and am petrified of anything going wrong!!
Anybody else have any experiences with taking beta blockers during pregnancy? If so, which one did you take and did it effect your baby at all? Was it successful in reducing your heart rate?
Thank you!!!
Reply With Quote

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:38 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0