(Closed) TTCers and Allergies – Are any meds safe?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My doctor says that both Claratin and Benedryl are safe to take. Although if you’re really adament about not taking meds, try a saline nasal spray or a Nettie Pot.

ETA: To clarify, these are meds that are safe to take while pregnant. Technically, you can take whatever you want right now. 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve always suffered from bad hayfever all through spring and summer, and always took antihistamines for months on end. But I’ve been taking 2 ‘Horseradish, Garlic and Vitamin C’ tablets daily for the past 18 months or so, and haven’t had to take any antihistamines since I started. I call them my magic cure!! Here is Aus there is a Blackmore’s brand and its labelled “Super Strength – Sinus” or something.

I’m still TTC, but from what I’ve read I’ll be able to keep taking these throughout pregnancy too…

Not sure if that helps??

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have terrible allergies and get allergy shots. I’m pregnant, and my allergist switched me from Allegra to Zyrtec. I wouldn’t suffer through summer allergies while TTC. I can’t even imagine! Talk to your doctor about a safe choice and for goodness sake, take something, at least until you conceive!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

You can take anything while TTC.  Unfortunately, now that I am pregnant I had to stop by allergy shots  🙁

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@MissMusic:  Really? My midwife said to go ahead and keep going, my allergist is just holding me at a steady dose and lengthening the time between.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Antihistimines can make it difficult to get pregnant because they dry up your CM. I switched to a nasal allergy mist like Flonase.

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