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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
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
I'm 25 weeks pregnant and my OB prescribed Vistaril for anxiety and insomnia. Is this widely considered safe during pregnancy?
Best discuss concern: With your OB who must weigh benefits and risks for you and your baby of any medication prescribed during pregnancy. Antihistamines are contraindicated in the first trimester and risk beyond that is uncertain. If necessary Vistaril is considered a good choice and it is recommended to drink ample water to overcome possible side effects. Alert OB to increased movement. Best regards for good health. ...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 more
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 more
I have been taking doxylamine for 14 years nightly for insomnia that started during pregnancy. What are the ramifications, if any?
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 more
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
OB prescribed vistaril for restless legs and sleeplessness. He said it was the same category as Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Now I see its pregnancy category C. Safe?
Not during pregnancy: Otherwise, it's safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pregnancy?: Rescue sleep and rescue sleep liquid melts are reported to work by decreasing anxious ruminations. Do you have that problem? I do not know if these products are safe during pregnancy. Please don't take any herbal medications/ supplements without getting it ok'ed with your obstetrician. Sleep hygiene is the safest way to approach insomnia during pregnancy. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time. ...Read more
Relatively common.: Hello and thanks for being on Health Tap. Insomnia is a relatively common problem during first trimester of pregnancy, especially for women who have never been pregnant. This is a complex problem related to Progresterone levels changes, discomfort with body changes, nausea and urinary frequency. Greetings. ...Read more
9th week pregnancy. I have sever anexity, insomnia. So I sty awake for more than 48 hours until I can sleep again till I become very exhusted.
Pregnant and anxious: Have you had anxiety in the past? Were your symptoms similar? Many women who have had anxiety in the past experience symptoms during their pregnancy. Others, who may not have had a diagnosis of anxiety in the past, may suffer a bout during pregnancy. You should discuss your symptoms with your OB and a psychiatrist who is familiar with treating pregnant Pts. Psychotherapy may be a place to begin. ...Read more
My wife is in her last 4th month of pregnancy and will enter the 5th month ad she is having extreme anxiety, shortness of breathe, and insomnia! Help!!
Not on the Internet: I am sorry but your question represents the very definition of the limits of internet medicine. Your wife needs to be seen in person by her physician. ...Read more
I had a miscarriage with my first pregnancy at 8 weeks. I suffer from insomnia. My dr said not my fault but can lack of sleep cause a miscarriage?
Can I use tylenol (acetaminophen) simply sleep for insomnia in pregnancy I'm 24 weeks and can't sleep I just started taking Buspar for anxiety 2 weeks now?
Cont back pain, peeing a lot, weird tingles in legs/feet, higher bbt, craving steak, insomnia. I had a false UTI & negative urine pregnancy test. Help?
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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