oh no! Oh no, i didn't know! I've taken two ibuprofen tablets in two weeks because i have a tooth abcess which is really painful, but didn't know it causes birth defects, at such an early stage could i have done serious damage? Has anybody else done this and had a healthy baby? I just didn't know? What can i do for the pain?
Always read the packaging, on everything from now on. There is even essential oils you shouldnt be using on your skin. I recommend getting some books - but try not to scare yourself with all the sudden dangers in the world. Use your best judgement. The less medication you can take the better now, stick to paracetamol if you need it, check with your doctor if you are unsure about anything before you take it. They might be able to advise some pregnancy safe solutions.
ooh bugger ive just read this thread.
i took a tablet earlier today coz i had a really bad headache (usually i dont take tablets) and i have just asked hubby what tablets they were and he said ibuprofen.
It shouldnt do any harm, it is regular use that does the damage. i dont know if it is proven to do any damage at all or it is just a precaution. most of these things are just a precaution - as the manufacturers dont want any comeback.
My MW told me that if you take it over a 24 hour period, say 2 pill every 4 hours, it can lower the platlet count in your blood, and that is where the problem is caused. So taking 2 over a 2 week period is not going to cause a problem. There has been twice she has told me to take ibeprofin to help reduce swelling as it is a great anti-inflamitory, but only for a 12 hour period. My baby is just fine!
i took a nice whopping 800mg ibuprofen not too long ago lol whoops! im not stressing over it though, i am sure baby bean is a-ok. I've since bought regular strength tylenol which is supposedly on the ok list.
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