Please help! Is anyone else suffering from hayfever at the moment? It's driving me mad but reluctant/unsure whether I can take anything? Next midwife appt in couple weeks so was going to ask then but it's been so bad today I've had enough.
You will be told not to take antihistamines (hayfever tablets) during your pregnancy, but to try nasal sprays and eye drops. I've always had awful hayfever but it has completely disappeared during pregnancy! I guess it's my body's way of balancing out all the other rubbish it now throws at me ;)
Loratadine... Although not tested on pregnant women (for the obvious reasons), my GP said that certain anti-histamines have been prescribed to pregnant women in the UK for decades with no sign of ill effects. He might be a bit blasé but felt confident enough to tell me that it's 'safe' as I was a little nervous.
This is my third year on no meds - pregnant, breastfeeding and now pregnant again. This summer had been the worst! My friend is a pharmacist and she recommended prevalin to me last week but I've has bad spd so not made it to the chemist yet to get any. I've found Liz Earle's eyebright lotion to be really good for my itchy eyes though. I keep a bottle in the fridge and find it really calms the itching.
Thanks for the replies ladies. Apologies for delayed response am new to posting haven't quite figured out how to track threads yet. I've got prevalin nasal spray thanks for the advice last few days it's been a big relief! Xx