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has anyone used an epipen when pregnant?

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zippys Tue 11-Aug-09 17:16:29

Hi, has anyone had to use an epi pen when pregnant? If so how far along were you and was everything ok?


MamaKaty Wed 12-Aug-09 16:57:05

Q: Can I use my EpiPen if I have an allergic reaction while pregnant?

A: Yes. One obstetrician put it bluntly: “It’s better for the baby if you’re not dead.” Dr. Michael Cyr reminds that, “in a life-threatening reaction, use it right away.”

I googled your question and found several stories of people who'd used it while pregnant without doing any harm.

After using an epi pen you should always go to A&E anyway to get checked over

zippys Wed 12-Aug-09 18:10:09

thanks for doing the research for me I really appreciate it. I found the quote about being better off alive as well. But hadnt found people that had been fine after using it. So I feel a lot better now.

I can get an aphyphaxis from stress so knowing that using my epipen would end in MC would probably be enough to a reaction!!

OnlyWantsOne Wed 12-Aug-09 18:12:53

oh my god really? poor you x xx

zippys Wed 12-Aug-09 20:04:00

hi, soory been out for a while. yes they are caused by stress, temp change or anything else that affects my immune system - pretty scary really. On loads of antihistamines but even that is stressful as they are not all tested on pregnant women!

I wish i was allergic to something inparticular like peanuts because at least I could then avoid them even if it is really hard.

I just to have to live with the fact that I could have one anytime and need to let other people know, like work and friends.

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