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Omg please help.

(6 Posts)
sophia87 Wed 18-Jan-17 19:20:27

So I've been poorly started to feel loads better now but I've been bringing my self back to health by taking lemsip hot drinks. Just to find out we can't have them in pregnancy. I've had 4 of them. I had them when I was pregnant with my son and presumed they was ok xx

AuntiePenguin Wed 18-Jan-17 19:23:40

Ok, they're not recommended in pregnancy because nobody has specifically tested the ingredients on pregnant women to check they're safe.

That doesn't mean they are actually dangerous, just that nobody can prove they're safe.

So don't panic. Don't do it again (obv!) but don't worry. If you start to feel worse or get weird symptoms then maybe call your midwife and say you're concerned it's a reaction to the lemsip but otherwise don't worry.

JohnLapsleyParlabane Wed 18-Jan-17 19:25:43

AFAIK the issue is decongestants as they narrow blood vessels which is a risk if you have had or are likely to develop pre-eclampsia. Personally, if no history of blood pressure issues, I wouldn't worry. Just don't have any more. Call your midwife if you're concerned.

gamerchick Wed 18-Jan-17 19:25:50

I think the risk is small, it's all could happens and don't with a history with pre eclampsia, they can't test on pregnant woman. Just don't have any more. I really wouldn't worry.

Yankeedoodledickhead Wed 18-Jan-17 19:28:01

The risk is very very small and it's unlikely to have any affect on your baby whatsoever. Just don't do it anymore now you've realised.

sophia87 Wed 18-Jan-17 19:33:10

Thank you so much every one. I really appreciate the advice on here. I have had a fever too and been worrying that will effect the baby too I'm such a worry brain at the moment was never like this with my other 3 guess was cause I was a lot younger then and you don't ponder to much xx

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