Extremely concerned about a medication I took during pregnancy

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

MrsSnowMountain :  The nurse or on call OB at your practice should be able to give you information regarding your concerns, even if your doctor is out of town.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

MrsSnowMountain :  Why can’t you call the doctor you presciribed you the bromazepam? I understand you can’t see them but a call could help settle your nerves. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

MrsSnowMountain :  who prescribed the medication? I would call the prescriber- even if you have moved and are not planning  to continue on as their patient. I would be SHOCKED if the prescriber won’t talk to you. You could also inquire with the pharmacist who filled it, but the prescriber is probably your best starting place. Also- since you suffer from severe anxiety/panic attacks…please step away from Dr Google. In all likelihood taking medication 1 time has not done catastrophic damage. The stress of reading horror stories on the internet, is totally unhealthy. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I found out I was pregnant at 6 weeks & had been on prescription diet pills eating one meal a day for the past 4 weeks (basically started them at new years which is right when I conceived). Those pill bottles had horrifying warnings about pregnancy risks on them. I was panicked when I went to see my doctor for the first time at 7 weeks and he told me the stress I had been experiencing the past week was much more dangerous than anything I’d taken or eaten that early in pregnancy. You really should be fine. Try not to stress too much, start taking a prenatal vitamin, drink tons and tons of water, get some form of regular exercise and try to eat kinda healthy. Those will have a much greater impact on your baby than a medication you took once so early on (I don’t think you even shared blood with your baby until 6 weeks).

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

MrsSnowMountain :  is there a covering physician? You could ask to speak with the covering doctor. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I know this probably won’t be helpful, but there isn’t anything you can do now that you’ve taken it. The studies show possible risk of cleft palate, which will likely be seen on an ultrasound. You could do elective chromosomal testing but you would have to wait until at least 10 weeks, depending on the test. Your doctor won’t be able to tell you anything definitely until then, and maybe not at all. Generally speaking, a one time use and especially that early in pregnancy, doesn’t usually have severe adverse consequences. Try not to stress and just focus on being healthy from here on out!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

MrsSnowMountain : Sorry bee, I got nothing but hoping everything is totally fine and you are worrying yourself for no reason. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

you don’t share a blood supply until 8 weeks, so it is unlikely that any damage will occur.

 

i don’t understand how another doctor in the practice won’t help you.  seems bizzre he doesn’t have anyone to cover his patients while he is away.

 

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