(Closed) Will anyone else not take medicine during pregnancy?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Personally, I’ll have no concern taking medications that my doctors feel would be safe (or that the benefits outweigh the potential risks).

I’m on anti-depressants / anti-anxiety meds for one so when that time comes, we’ll have to discuss whether it is better to keep me on them or take me off them for the pregnancy.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m not pregnant, but I think I would be overly cautious with what I take in the first trimester. After that, I would rely heavily on the advice of my doctor. If my doctor feels it’s safe, then I would take it. I have a feeling you will be a GREAT mom, but don’t be afraid to take care of yourself too. 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@roxy821:  I’m in a similar spot, though I’m very newly pregnant. I’ve already been pretty nauseous and had some killer migraines (I was on daily medication to prevent them before TTC). Darling Husband has suggested I take the Zofran I already have for migraine related nausea, but I don’t want to take it. Maybe I’ll take it later if I absolutely have to.  I just get nervous because women used to take drugs like Bendectin and Thalidomide for nausea in the 60’s and 70’s and it wasn’t until later that they were linked to problems.  So I don’t know… I think it’s hard to find the right balance between taking care of yourself and taking care of the baby.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I lost 25lbs in my first trimester, however, I was over weight to start and able to keep some food down at certain times of the day and was able to keep myself hydrated. I did not take any medications for that and my midwife agreed with my choice. 

The only thing I have taken during my pregnancy is tums. There is now risk in taking them and give my baby a little more calcium. 

I don’t frown upon anyone who chooses to take something during their pregnancy, but for me I chose not to. I usually don’t take meds anyways.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have tried to not take many medicines.

But at the beginning of my 2nd trimester when I was getting headaches that would last 5 days without intervention, I did take Tylenol a few times. In my opinion, taking a Tylenol and being able to function is better than being miserable and resorting to eating fast-food crap for a week because I feel too bad to grocery shop or cook dinner.

I also took antibiotics when it was found I had a UTI after my first first prenatal appointment. Untreated it could cause way more damage to me and the baby than the antibiotics.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

The only medicine I’ve been comfortable taking is tylenol.  I had an awful cold a month or two back, and I just suffered through it to be safe.  Maybe I’m crazy, but I just didin’t want to take any risks.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Mrs.KMM:  I am worried about this, too. I believe what I am on is Class C, but I am hoping there is something that is safe.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I was the same – I didn’t take anything other than a dose of Tylenol. And I only took the Tylenol so that my fever didn’t get dangerously high in the first trimester when I had an awful cold. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It is up to everyone’s personal comfort level.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I feel the same way you dolost was exteremely sick everyday for months but I didn’t feel comfortable taking anything- I lot a little bit of weight but nothingthat could harm the baby. It’s your choice!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Personally yes I did take medications and I don’t regret it. There is no reason to suffer if you don’t have to. If my Dr. okays something and it will improve my quality of life then I am on board. I had severe hyperemesis and was on Zofran/Reglan almost the entire pregnancy. No babies with 3 heads were born : D It’s a very personal thing, but if you are really sick/suffering/in pain then I’d think it would be worth considering something to help ease that. 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

During my first trimester i was very cautious and didn’t take anything, have caffeine, avoided everything! Now that i’m in my second trimester I have taken tylenol a few times and have caffeine occasionally. I feel okay about it. I probably wouldn’t take anything stronger though.

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