(Closed) Should I test early?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I personally would postpone the allergy shot until later that week. I didn’t get a positive until 12DPO and it was extremely faint, so much so that I would have missed it if I didn’t take apart the test like a crazy woman lol. I don’t know much about the medicine you are on, but you might want to find out the side effects that it would have on the baby if you were pregnant and whether you were willing to take that risk.

Can you do without the allergy medicine? If you are TTC I might recommend talking to yoru doctor about going off your current medication since you could be 2 weeks pregnanct before you even find out.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Are you in the build-up phase or on regular doses? I did a ton of research since I was in the build-up phase while ttc. The only danger is of anaphylaxis, so if you are on a repeat dose it should be fine. If you are still on build-up, call your doctor and ask to repeat the dose this week because you might be pregnant. You shouldn’t have to skip, but it also isn’t a problem to skip a week according to my allergist, so if you occasionally react to the shots, you could skip one. Now that im pregnant, we are holding my dose where it was and stretching out time between. Hope that helps!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I agree with the PP and say ask your doctor if you are unsure but since most people who get pregnant when NOT trying don’t know until sometimes 6-8 weeks later and continue with their daily lives I don’t think it should hurt the baby. There are people who do a lot worse things right before finding out they are pregnant and the baby ends up fine. That early on it should have no effect on the little one you may have in there. I don’t see why you should postpone the shot but if you are really worried then call your doctor.

BTW, I’m pregnant with #2 right now so this isn’t coming from someone who doesn’t care about what could happen if you get it. I just don’t think it will do anything to a baby at such an early stage though I could be wrong.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Coachwife- Yea, I think that was a crazy moment in my life lol. I would just give your doctor a call they know best and it could help alleviate your stress. Web MD doesn’t always give you the most accurate information for your situation and ends up driving you crazy. I suffer from chronic UTI and bladder infections but the medicine I was on would have caused limb malformation, so it looks like I’ll just be miserable during my pregnancy. Hope your medicine is much better for the baby.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@coachwife:  if you are on maintenance, I wouldn’t worry a bit. It’s a little nerve-wracking, but really shouldn’t be a problem since you dont react,  especially going down a dose. I react every 3 or 4 times and im pregnant haven’t reacted since then because we aren’t doing buildup.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

never a breathing/epi reaction. i get 3 shots every time, so my reactions make sense. Once my arm swelled to twice its size and was really hot. Another time i got a whole-body rash-no fun 🙁

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