Sick...which otc meds to take?

Heidi - posted on 03/20/2013 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I've been sick with a nasty flu for almost a week now. I am also 17 weeks pregnant. Would you recommend taking Theraflu for the symptoms?

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/20/2013

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No one in here is qualified to tell you what is safe to take. I would trust that less than someone I have seen for an appointment.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/20/2013

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And if you are uncomfortable with her recommendation, you can always call your gp, or like I said....talk to the pharmacist.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/20/2013

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I had a doctor for my first, ended up with a c section. I had a midwife for my second, and had a vbac. I fully trusted everything they did.

Michelle - posted on 03/20/2013

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Midwives are very qualified. Where I live the midwives deliver the babies more than the doctors. The doctors are only involved if there are complications.

Heidi - posted on 03/20/2013

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Well, I'm used to having an OB/GYN, but due to the hospital in my area closing their Maternity Ward, my doc no longer delivers babies, otherwise I would trust his opinion. This midwife is completely new and never having seen one before, I am a little hesitant and uncomfortable with trusting someone new, who isn't a DR. I know that she probably wouldn't steer me in the direction, but, I've only had 1 appt with her, so far. It's a little hard for me to just trust her opinions...Thank you.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/20/2013

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Well, the midwife will not tell you to take something that is harmful to you or your baby during pregnancy. I completely understand your hesitation. I would trust her though, because she knows your medical history, and how your baby is doing.

Heidi - posted on 03/20/2013

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Well, I did call my midwife, which is new to me, and she gave me Tamiflu. I've never heard of this med and I am not one to take just anything. I'm used to taking Theraflu when I am sick with the flu...Thank you for your feedback.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/20/2013

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Call your doctor or go to the pharmacy and ask them. They will know if you can take anything.

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