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Afreshstartplease Mon 02-May-16 07:20:22

I am 15 weeks pregnant and I have allergies

This weekend hay fever has kicked in big style

My fucking eyes are burning to fuck I want to claw them out of my head sad

Gp says no eye drops or anti histamine are safe in pregnancy

What do I do I'm in so much discomfort I honestly think pulling them out would be more pleasant

EDisFunny Mon 02-May-16 07:26:39

I feel your pain, I developed allergies in my second pregnancy and lived with a blocked nose for 8 months.

Can you use sterilised water and an eye bath? An eye bath is a shaped cup that you can fill with the sterilised water (no bacteria in it) and bathe the eye. A pharmacist suggested it when I was having tchy eyes and couldn't use eye drops or regular eye bath products.

jenniuol Mon 02-May-16 07:29:44

Hmm I was prescribed an anti histamine during pregnancy - loratidine I believe it was. I had a nasal spray at one point as well but I'm not sure what it was. I thinks it's one of these situations where you need to weigh up the severity of symptoms against the potential for side effects. I was on numerous medications at various points throughout my pregnancy. Hay fever can be completely miserable and could make for a very long summer for you if you can't take anything.

Verticalvenetianblinds Mon 02-May-16 07:31:12

Loratadine is ok, and hypermelose in fridge is amazing for eyes. Go see a pharmacist, not a gp!

jenniuol Mon 02-May-16 07:31:19

I'm not suggesting you take anything without further medical advice btw! Perhaps ask your midwife or try a different GP? And yes to doing everything you can without meds.

Afreshstartplease Mon 02-May-16 07:33:42

Thank-you I'm at the midwife tomorrow so I'll ask her then and if no luck I'll try ghe pharmacy

It's good to know people have been given things

I can cope with my nose it's just the fucking itching I'm near enough having to sit on my hands!

AtSea1979 Mon 02-May-16 07:35:37

Get a cooling eye mask in the fridge in the meantime

Afreshstartplease Mon 02-May-16 07:37:57

Will a kids cold compress do lol?

Cakescakescakes Mon 02-May-16 07:39:07

There are definitely antihistamines suitable for pregnancy. I took Piriton (chlorphenamine) and used Opticrom allergy eye drops and Beconase nasal spray. My OH is a GP and he was happy for me to use these. I was also prescribed Piriton for an allergy I had during pregnancy by another doctor. Don't be palmed off into misery.

Cakescakescakes Mon 02-May-16 07:40:12

The thing may be that some medications are not suitable in the first trimester. I think even Piriton is not suitable before 12 weeks. Now that you're further on you're dr might be happier to recommend something?

confusedandemployed Mon 02-May-16 07:41:07

I took anti histamine in pregnancy. There's no way I could have got through that summer without them, I was streaming.

Junosmum Mon 02-May-16 07:42:13

I was also given antihistamines in pregnancy due to itching!

Penfold007 Mon 02-May-16 07:46:35

The non-drowsy antihistamines as safe during pregnancy citirizine and loretadine (sp?). You can use antihistamine eye drops, the Optrex moisturising eye spray is also soothing.

miwelaisjacydo Mon 02-May-16 07:51:32

My neighbour swears by putting cold tea bags on her eyes to aid discomfort. She says it's very soothing.

Afreshstartplease Mon 02-May-16 07:51:50

See my gp told me no eye drops at all!

TwatbadgingCuntfuckery Mon 02-May-16 08:13:22

www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Antihistamines/Pages/Who-can-use-it.aspx

Some sound advice via the NHS, OP.

Ludways Mon 02-May-16 08:13:35

Your go is out of date, more testing has been done and several antihistamine's are now deemed safe in pregnancy.

Ludways Mon 02-May-16 08:14:06

GP, not go

Afreshstartplease Mon 02-May-16 08:15:55

Thank-you for the nhs link I will print it out and take it with me!

rainbowstardrops Mon 02-May-16 08:16:23

I had antihistamines when I was pregnant for dreadful itching. I was terrified they weren't safe but the dr at the hospital said they were.
Definitely speak to your midwife.

I used antihistamines and eye drops without problems when PG - surely a negligible amount of eye drop actually enters your bloodstream anyway? hmm

Also this is definitely marked as OK in pregnancy:

www.boots.com/en/Prevalin-Allergy-140-doses_1209123/

I find it really helpful - it's not actually a drug, it just covers the inside of your nose and stops the pollen sticking. Boots do their own cheaper version, but theirs is a powder not a liquid, and I couldn't get it to spray properly

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