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Old Feb 17th, 2014, 17:39 PM   1
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Taking Zyrtec while pregnant?


Hi ladies! I'm looking for some advice. I just got my BFP today and will be making an appt with my doctor soon. Until then, I have a question regarding Allergy meds. I have read all different yes or nos. Is it okay to take zrytec while pregnant? I have really bad allergies and take it every day. Any feedback for me before I speak with my doctor?



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2014, 19:48 PM   2
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my obgyn said it was okay.



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Old Feb 17th, 2014, 20:02 PM   3
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my obgyn said it was okay.
Thanks MgreenM, that's a relief!!!



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2014, 20:27 PM   4
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Only safe allergy med I'm aware of is Claritin. I take Allegra so I had to stop taking that. A few sites online say only Claritin.



 
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Thank you! I'm going to check with my obgyn, I don't mind making the switch!



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2014, 20:57 PM   6
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You're lucky if that would work for you. My allergies are so bad Zyrtec and Claritin don't touch them. I got allergy shots for 10+ years and they're still pretty bad. I'm just gonna be stuffy the next 8 months



 
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I have really bad allergies as well, and I had to stop taking my Zyrtec just because I haven't been to the doctor yet. It's absolutely terrible, but I would rather suffer for a couple weeks than do anything that could harm anything!

Let us know what your doctor says!



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Old Feb 18th, 2014, 02:38 AM   8
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I have really bad allergies as well, and I had to stop taking my Zyrtec just because I haven't been to the doctor yet. It's absolutely terrible, but I would rather suffer for a couple weeks than do anything that could harm anything!

Let us know what your doctor says!
I agree. I will keep you posted on what my doctor says. It seems to be different for everyone.

Thanks ladies!



 
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I think there are a lot of different views on medications during pregnancy and the severity of your symptoms without the medication makes a difference. I agree, the best thing to do is to ask YOUR doctor. For me, I only take allergy meds as needed, so that is probably why they said any antihistamine would be ok.



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Old Feb 18th, 2014, 08:19 AM   10
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I think there are a lot of different views on medications during pregnancy and the severity of your symptoms without the medication makes a difference. I agree, the best thing to do is to ask YOUR doctor. For me, I only take allergy meds as needed, so that is probably why they said any antihistamine would be ok.
Yeah I take it every day, I can already feel my skin itching and there a few hives and red spots. Haven't taken it since Saturday, before I got my BFP. Nose and eyes are bothering me but it's not so bad, it'll get worse though so I'm not sure, everyone says something different!



 
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