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What Safe Sedatives Can You Take For Insomnia During Pregnancy
Is tylenol (acetaminophen) pm safe to take during pregnancy? I have insomnia and I have been on Ambien but i want to take something that safe as i had 3 miscarriages
See Obstetician: Learn stress management causing sleep problem it is advisable not to take sleep medications during pregnancy take natural remedies. See your obstetrician to discuss stress management tylenol (acetaminophen) pm if needed should be under his/her supervision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A sedative is a medication that induces calm, relaxation, and usually, decreases anxiety. Sedatives - especially at higher doses - can induce sleep. The sleep-inducing attribute is more correctly called "hypnotic". Not surprisingly, most medications produce more than one specific effect. Therefore, one sedative may dominate in the reduction of anxiety and ...Read more
What can I do to promote sleep after I have tried just about everything that's safe to try during pregnancy? I have chronic insomnia as well as chronic allergies. I am currently 34 weeks pregnant and have not been able to sleep at all(maybe 3 hours a week
Treat: Obstetricians are not the best with psychiatry. Though cat d, low dose Clonazepam at night only has so little probability of hurting your baby; it pales in comparison to your untreated anxiety problem which is reflected in nightime hyperarousal. Insomnia is a psychiatric "vital sign" and untreated issues r worse than the meds. See mass general women's psychiatry website, print benzo's, bring 2 dr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pregnancy and insomnia help! i've tried everything what is good to take? I suffer from anxiety also
Please let your: Obstetrician know. Encourage you to work with a therapist for your anxiety. Using good sleep hygiene can often be effective. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been taking doxylamine for 14 years nightly for insomnia that started during pregnancy. What are the ramifications, if any?
Doxylamine safety: Doxylamine is used to treat sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, hives, skin rash, itching, and other cold or allergy symptoms. Let the wise woman within you ask-what are you using it for, and your reasons to continue for 14 years? See your Physician for Glaucoma, problems with urination, Asthma, Bronchitis, Emphysema, or other Chronic Lung disease; and discuss safety of Doxylamine. ...Read more
Is there any sleep aid you can recommend during the first trimester of pregnancy for severe insomnia that doesn't respond to good sleep hygiene?
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Please check with your OB physician, but Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is generally considered safe. It appears you may already be taking this. Your doctor may want to check further into the possible causes of your "severe insomnia" also. Consultation with a psychiatrist or sleep medicine physician could be in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safest anxiety meds during second and third trimester of pregnancy? I suffer from General anxiety and was doing fine prior to getting pregnant and weaned myself off of Wellbutrin. At 10 wks preg anxiety and horrible insomnia started its been 3 wks.
Anxiety...: I am not an MD, but have had hundreds of patients with similar questions. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not typically good for anxiety incidently. Anyway, Sertraline (Zoloft) is considered relatively safe for pregnant women and has been used where they know the mother to be prone to depression/anxiety. Ask your MD. All the best in your search for answers and good health for you and your child! ...Read more
Is it okay to sleep on my back during my 1st trimester of pregnancy? I cannot sleep on my side or stomach for long! the most comfortable is on my back
Sleeping on back: My wife did and my daughters turns 30 this year. Hope that helps. ...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
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