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Is it safe to take sleeping pill alprex during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take sleeping pill alprex 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

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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


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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?

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

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Is it normal to have tingles in vaginal area during early pregnancy? Kind of feels like when ur foot is asleep

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

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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?

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

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I have been lightheaded when walking and feeling fatigued and even falling asleep sometimes and occasional chills and had a neg pregnancy test?

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

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Azo cranberry pills safe during pregnancy?

Azo cranberry pills safe during pregnancy?

Yes: While azo cranberry is safe in pregnancy, it is important to have painful urination or blood in your urine evaluated by your md to make sure you aren't mistreating a serious urinary tract problem. ...Read more

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Are ginger pills safe during pregnancy?

Are ginger pills safe during pregnancy?

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

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Is it safe to take iron pills during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take iron pills during pregnancy?

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

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Are there any sleeping pills that are safe to take during pregnancy?

Are there any sleeping pills that are safe to take during pregnancy?

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

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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?

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?

Maybe: Migraines often remit during pregnancy. If they coincide with your periods, then oc may help. If they occur randomly, then oc may not help. Be sure to live a "migraine healthy" life style -good sleep (with a newborn, right) see my health files for tips on migraines from the nih. ...Read more

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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

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

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Which sleeping pills are safe while breastfeeding?

Which sleeping pills are safe while breastfeeding?

Not many: I don't think any of the prescription sleeping pills are safe. Otcs contain antihistamines that can decrease milk supply, so that's not ideal either. Perhaps the best "sleeping pill" would be warm milk, a relaxing massage, or snuggle time with your partner. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pain pills plus sleeping pills as a senior?

Is it safe to take pain pills plus sleeping pills as a senior?

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

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Might there be any sleeping pills that are safe while breastfeeding?

Might there be any sleeping pills that are safe while breastfeeding?

INSOMNIA: Problem sleeping and breastfeeding do not require any rx because of the many task involved. You will eventually get tired and fall sleep. Do not risk taking rx while breastfeeding to endanger your baby. ...Read more

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Hi can I take champix and zopiclone sleeping pills is it safe thank you?

Hi can I take champix and zopiclone sleeping pills is it safe thank you?

Yes: If you are describing chantix and lunesta (eszopiclone) (eszopicione) then, yes it's safe. No known interactions. ...Read more

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Are sleeping pills safe to use?

Are sleeping pills safe to use?

Sleeping pills: Not sure of your age or other medications taken. Best to consult your physician who prescribed them. ...Read more

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Are there any sleeping pills that are safe to take?

Are there any sleeping pills that are safe to take?

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

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Is taking natural sleeping pills with alcohol generally considered safe?

Is taking natural sleeping pills with alcohol generally considered safe?

Not a good idea: Alcohol fragments your sleep leading to poorer sleep quality. If you didn't drink alcohol in the evenings your sleep quality would likely improve. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use unisom sleeping pills every night?

Is it safe to use unisom sleeping pills every night?

Unisom: Not sure of your age or other medications taken along with these two. Best to consult your physician who prescribed them. ...Read more

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Is taking 11 sleeping pills in 5 consecutive nights safe? Thanks. Not being able to sleep from anxiety..

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

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Is it safe to take sleeping pills long term (6 years.)if you have hypothyroidism.?

Yes: 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

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Can you tell me is it safe to mix sleeping pills?

Can you tell me is it safe to mix sleeping pills?

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

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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.

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more