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Names Of Sleeping Pills Safe During Pregnancy
No: Alprax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine, a class of drug used in the treatment of insomnia and anxiety. Not only is it cat. D (unsafe to take during pregnancy), but also it is addictive and can make you and your baby addicted. This is now what you want. There are much safer alternatives. Talk to your doc about that. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Is it safe for me to take zzzquil during my pregnancy? I took it before and I loved how quickly I fell asleep.
Check the ingredient:
I would suggest checking the ingredients and ask your ob/gyn
benadryl is usually fine. ...Read more
Can't find a comfortable position to sleep during my pregnancy, any ways I can be comfortable and stay asleep, or is this truly a never ending battle?
Hard to sleep:
It can be hard to get comfortable during sleep, or anything else for that matter. Sleeping on your left side is best because baby gets the most blood flow. Avoid back and obviously your stomach.
Try a warm bath, warm fruit tea, or a massage before bed to help you sleep. Hope all goes well with you and baby. ...Read more
Is it normal to have tingles in vaginal area during early pregnancy? Kind of feels like when ur foot is asleep
Yes: The sensations a woman feels during early pregnancy range from a subtle tingling in the genital and lower abdominal areas to light cramping. This can also happen in your breasts. These are normal. If they are painful or interfering with your everyday routine, then you should see a health care provider. ...Read more
Today I found out I was pregnant. I have a 1st degree av block sometimes 2nd but only really when I'm asleep. Will I be okay through my pregnancy?
Please consult ASAP: With your cardiologist, he will need to follow you throughout the pregnancy and can give you his opinion, the cardiologist will need to work closely with your OB and a perinatologist and you may be better served delivering at a university medical center, for example, if you were in my area would refer u to the univ of miaim. ...Read more
Since ive gotten sick which I usually never get sick, I fall asleep 24/7, always hungry, my vagina is swollen, but the pregnancy test was negative.?
Multiple systems: You are all over with multiple symptoms. You need to see your doctor for a physical exam. Start there ...Read more
I have been lightheaded when walking and feeling fatigued and even falling asleep sometimes and occasional chills and had a neg pregnancy test?
R/o anemia, hypothyro: Though early pregnancy can cause above symptoms, anemia, hypothyroidism can cause early pregnancy can cause similar symptoms, hence repeat the pregnancy test if suspicious of pregnancy after another 2-3 wks if still you don;t get your periods and anemia/low thyroid fn are ruled upt with blood investigations. Get an appointment with your pcp. ...Read more
Lower back pain emotional cravings bloating fatigue...pms or pregnancy even though I'm tired I can't fall asleep?
PMS...: ...likely, but do a pregnancy test just to make sure ...Read more
Out of nowhere I have a sore throat, rash & can't stay asleep. No fever. I'm not late but was wondering if this could be early pregnancy symptoms
What's in the pills?: Ginger is ok. But what is in the pills besides ginger? Not all companies take care to test or include ingredients considered safe for pregnancy. Even prescription pills can be counterfeit and include lead paint, floor wax, other toxins. Before taking new OTC pills, do searches for information about the company that makes them, show the bottle to your pharmacist or doctor, even check otis, reprotox. ...Read more
Yes: Iron requirements are increased in pregnant women compared to nonpregnant females. All pregnant women should be tested for iron deficiency anemia and treated with supplemental iron if needed. Untreated iron deficiency anemia during pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of low birth weight. (american college of obstetricians and gynecologists). ...Read more
Avoid pills: Melatonin considered to be safe, but this is natural substance, not a "pill". Daily walks, relaxation exercises, make sure your bed is comfortable... There are special big pillows designed for pregnant- you may look up on-line, which " hugs" you body. Make sure your bedroom is cool, quiet, and dark enough. Avoid browsing the channels, ideally no tv in the bedroom. Stretching exercises.... ...Read more
I get migraines with aura. During pregnancy they stopped completely. Is the pill likely to stop them again and is the mini-pill safe w/ this kind?
Is zovirax (acyclovir) safe during pregnancy my ob prescribed for me and im in a middle of a vaginal outbreak but I didn't take any single pill im 14 week pregnant
No adequate studies: Though there are no adequate or well-controlled studies on safety of zovirax (acyclovir) in pregnancy, some studies indicate no association with an increased risk of major birth defects when used in first trimester. Thus Acyclovir should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Please keep in contact with your doctor for continuous care. Take care. ...Read more
It depends...: Sleeping pills and many (but not all) pain pills have the potential to cause sedation, wooziness and unsteadiness, among other things. Taking them together can magnify these effects. So while it is sometimes necessary to take both, try to limit how much and how often you do this. Check with your doctor to find out if the particular medications you have can cause these effects. ...Read more
Yes: If you are describing chantix and lunesta (eszopiclone) (eszopicione) then, yes it's safe. No known interactions. ...Read more
Many options: It seems to always be a challenge to obtain adequate sleep in this stressful life. Medicines are sometimes used. Many are considered safe. Use of benedryl, Ambien and Lunesta (eszopiclone) in their standard doses are considered safe. Avoiding excess alcohol and caffeine as well as using natural options like stretching, yoga, and meditation till be your best choices. ...Read more
Unisom: Not sure of your age or other medications taken along with these two. Best to consult your physician who prescribed them. ...Read more
Is taking 11 sleeping pills in 5 consecutive nights safe? Thanks. Not being able to sleep from anxiety..
Depends: That sounds excessive but might be ok. I can't really tell without knowing what kind of sleeping pill you took. If it is an over-the-counter agent, most of those have Diphenhydramine as the active ingredient, and the usual dose is 25 mg. 11 of those over 5 days would mean 50 or 75 mg of Diphenhydramine nightly. This is not bad, but you should seek treatment for the underlying anxiety. ...Read more
Technically yes, there is no connection between thyroid replacement medications and sleeping pills (im assuming prescription) as far as safety.
Im assuming you are taking them long term due and have failed otc such as melatonin, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc and have no serious issues such as sleep apnea. ...Read more
That depends.: I would encourage you not to mix your sleeping pills unless it has been directed by your physician. There are some combinations that are safe. However, some combinations could endanger your health. Take care. ...Read more
See below: If they've been prescribed for a legitimate diagnosis. ...Read more
I have problems sleeping at night tossing and turning I have no problem falling asleep I've tried sleeping pills like melatonin but it doesn't keep me asleep I wake up many times during the night.
Lets find the cause:
You may need medical help to find the cause of your insomnia. You are under some stress or anxiety which is keeping you from falling sleep. You will need a better sleeping pill but it means visiting a doctor. Melatonin is not a good sleeping pill by itself.
For now try to exercise daily and relax. Yoga and Meditation is another means of providing relaxation. Go see a MD or Yoga teacher. ...Read more