(Closed) maybe a silly question – cold medicine BEFORE ttc

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

anonybee0810:  you can’t take cold medicine while TTC? (genuine question).

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
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You don’t share a blood supply with the baby until you’re 5-6 weeks pregnant (3-4 weeks after conception).  You can take cold medicine while TTC; don’t make yourself suffer without it now because you’re really going to miss it when you definitely can’t have it.

ETA:  Or ask your doctor instead of taking the word of strangers on the Internet.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
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It’s fine. Use it while you can, lol. The only possible negative thing I could see is some of those meds can um…dry you up a bit.

Post # 6
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anonybee0810:  I would say you’re fine – but check with a doctor to be sure.  Most cold medication leaves your system within 12 hours (which is why you take it every 8 hours).

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
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Some cold medicines (expectorants with guaifenesin, like Mucinex) women actually take to HELP with conception. It can help aid with cervical mucous. Though others (with a decongestant) can dry you up. But it won’t harm anything while trying. Just don’t take any decongestants (think anything with pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine in it) once pregnant. 

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