Natalie - posted on 01/20/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am about 10 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child but am having to take antihistamines almost everyday due to having hives which results in asthmatic reaction on top of having hives. Both my immunologist and gynaecologist had duly informed me that there are currently insufficient information as to whether antihistamines are safe to take during pregnancy, and had advised that the best way to manage this is to take it as and when I need it. I had actually needed to take it everyday without fail, and before my hives started to appear, for about 3-4 months to see if it has any effect on removing them for the long term. I was diagnosed with the treatment at about the same time I became aware that I was pregnant. There is no option to not take the antihistamine at this time as my asthma will only go away if I take it as ventolin will only relieve it for a very brief preiod, if I am lucky only a couple of hours, for it is a reaction to hives in my body. Now, I am actually having to take them almost everyday anyway at this time and am a little worried. Anyone with a similar experience with antihistamines?