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Worried after using nasal spray in early pregnancy

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PiggyMad Tue 16-Aug-11 17:10:09

I suffer from hayfever and have been taking a beconase nasal spray for the past couple of months. I found out I was pregnant (now 5 and a half weeks) and rang the nurse to ask if it was ok to take and she said it was, but in my pregnancy book one of the ingredients is mentioned as to avoid - especially in 1st trimester.

I've now been googling toxicology reports etc on the nasal spray and have worried myself silly about potential defects and abnormalities in the foetus and miscarriage.

Do you think I should ring the gp/midwife? I'm going to stop using it so I suppose there's nothing more I can do really sad

LynetteScavo Tue 16-Aug-11 17:12:28

Please stop worrying.

Your baby will fine. You should avoid lots of things when pg, but if exposed to a little bit, no harm will be done.

PiggyMad Tue 16-Aug-11 17:16:25

Thanks lynette I am just annoyed as well as I was told it was safe to continue using.
I know there are risks in everything, but I'm a bit of a worrier anyway and feeling all emotional (currently crying at the thought of poor pregnant rats being injected with drugs blush).

idrilis Tue 16-Aug-11 17:22:03

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idrilis Tue 16-Aug-11 17:24:02

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PiggyMad Tue 16-Aug-11 17:24:27

Thank you idrilis that is very reassuring.
I'm going to have to learn to chill out a bit more I think or the next 8 months are going to be awful!

LynetteScavo Tue 16-Aug-11 17:45:30

Hahahaha @ chilling out when your are pg. grin

It only gets worse. You will worry about everything, and cry every time you watch DIY SOS.

Then you have your baby, and the worrying really begins. grin

<goes off to stir cauldron>

pruney1977 Tue 16-Aug-11 17:55:08

I was prescribed it during early pregnancy by my doctor as it was hayfever season and the only thing safe to use (I really missed my anti-histamine tablets!), now 22 weeks so didn't do me any harm. I'm sure you'll be fine but can sympathise totally with your anxiety. I forgot that I couldn't eat brie during pregnancy in the early stages, went out for dinner and there was some on top of the mushrooms I had. Was convinced I was going to miscarry and had stomach pains all night but was thankfully okay in the end. Was so angry at myself though for forgetting but I remember when I first read it that I thought as I usually only buy brie at christmas, I didn't need to remember. Needless to say, have remembered ever since! Of course in France, they eat it during pregnancy. Sorry, completely OT, can I blame pregnancy brain and say that I forgot what we were talking about lol

icravecheese Tue 16-Aug-11 17:57:36

just to reassure you further.. .my gp prescribes me beconase to use for hayfever symptoms. He says that it is the safest thing to use because it is up your nose and therefore very little passes into your blood stream (or onto baby). I understand it to be fine and safe to use during preg. I asked my GP about it because 2 midwives, a dispensing pharmacist & a nurse couldnt answer me whether it was ok & safe to use or not during preg... in the end, gp got out his little 'drug' book and looked it up and said that yes, it is fine to use when preg.

PiggyMad Tue 16-Aug-11 18:08:33

Thanks so much for the reassurance icrave and pruney
lynette am not speaking to you.... !! Are you crying at Nick Knowles' horrific hairstyle on DIY SOS by any chance!?

icravecheese Tue 16-Aug-11 19:07:37

And just what is wrong with Nick Knowles haircut???!! I have a secret crush on him...no idea why, think its the ruggedness. Oh, and the pregnancy hormones that turn my brain to mush blush

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