I have the most awful hayfever and my bottle of sudafed has the pregnancy warning on it! What are you supposed to do? Is there anything suitable for PG women?
Does anyone suffer from asthma more in pregnancy than is usual?
When i was pregnant with dd it was through the summer and i had dreadful hayfever and asthma - especially at night. I was told by my Dr at the time to basically deal with it - not to take anything - especially not my inhaler.
I recently went to asthma clinic with dd and told the nurse that i hadn't had an inhaler all through my pregnancy and she went beserk and said that it could have killed us both
I would make an appointment with the nurse to talk it through, she will be able to give you all the right info. You poor thing - hope it doesn't get too bad for you this summer
Did ask my GP about inhaler a few weeks ago and she said it was fine. I cannot believe your GP had you suffer the summer without it! Honestly!
Will talk to her about hayfever during next appt, thanks for that. Is not a pretty sight watching me with a runny nose, sneezing and clutching my belly at the same time (and not to mention - crossing my legs) lovely!
I had hayfever when I was pg and was told by my doc to take 'beconase' (sorry about spelling?) - nasal spray - I got two large bottles on perscription - it was great to be able to take something. Hope your doc/nurse does the same.
swiperfox, I think your practice nurse needs to brush up on her clinical skills.
Some GPs play it safe and will advise against (but don't really have any evidence for saying 'no')- there has just been such a lot of hysteria since thalidomide.
I took anti histamine throughout my pregnancy and sinutab. I looked up both (I think on British National Formulary website - can't remember precisely - and found that there was no published evidence on contraindications
Hi ChaCha - I don't know that my asthma has ever got worse when I've been pregnant but I have had a couple of bad bouts especially with chest infections. I have been nebulised while pregnant and taken ventolin freely. I know that becotide (inhaled steroid) is safe as well (certainly better than not breathing!). Antihistamines are possibly more tricky - if in doubt ask a pharmacist - they know more about medicines than doctors!
My asthma allways gets worse durring pregnancy and have had my inhallers throughout. My hayfever is terrible this time round my GP, my cousin who is a dr, and the two pharmacists in the family have advised me not to take anything but if it gets intollerable they will look through all the books and see if they can find anything that will help so for the moment i am not leaving the house unless i have a huge box of tissues and spend a lot of time with my legs crossed am noe 26 weeks so only a little while longer for me to endure it!!
I went out for a good 20 minute walk today and had to stop for a few puffs (of inhaler not fags)and it got worse as i made my way home. I also find that as i get up to use the bathroom in the night (around 5 times) i'm using it once or twice too. Am going to have to consult my GP again. Both together are a nightmare - not sure why asthma is worse now though
Apparently the asthma gets worse as the baby grows your lungs get crowded and you cannot pull in as much air as normal which causes a slight shortness of breath in most people but causes asthma sufferers more problems!!