(Closed) Meds (allergy) and pregnancy

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m allergic to our cat (and various other things), so I was worried about this too.  I normally take 2 Benadryll a day (sometimes 4), and my doctor said that was ok, but was not terribly enthusiastic about it.  The good news is, it turns out your allergies can change with pregnancy–mine have actually gone (mostly) away!  I’m at 18 weeks, and haven’t had to take any Benadryll in a few weeks.  (Of course, now I’ve just jinxed myself by saying that 🙂 )  

Anyway, sorry, I have no real advice for you, but I just wanted to let you know that there’s a chance your allergies might actually improve with pregnancy.  Who knew?  Good luck!

Post # 4
835 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Not sure…. but a tip I can give is one my doc gave me, reguarding zyrtec…..half it, and see if it still works. That way you are only taking half a day. For me half of one still worked just as good and I have to buy half as much….good luck!!

Post # 6
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My allergies have actually mostly gone away during pregnancy, and I haven’t taken any meds since getting my “+” in April. I have been using my Neti Rinse system on days that things act up a little and find that is enough 🙂  I’m so glad because I didn’t want to have to take anything I didn’t really need, even if the Dr says it’s ok. Hopefully you’ll be able to do the same!

Post # 7
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Two words for you…Neti Pot!!! I use it daily for my spring and fall allergies and it works wonders!!!!

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