WHAT DO I DO
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Darci - posted on 01/26/2012
If it really is a cold, check about taking extra Vitamin C and Vitamin D3. The D3 is great for viruses - got that one from my allergist. I agree with talking to a pharmacist about medicines - it's their business to know that stuff.
wow, my doctor never said anything about my asthma medicine being bad for baby. in fact, i was forced to use it a few times while pregnant and all it did was calm her down a little. i can understand a doctor saying don't take robitussin or other decongestant while pregnant or breastfeeding because they DO contain things that can be harmful to the baby, but medicine that helps you breathe?? i'd go for a second opinion.
Heidi - posted on 01/25/2012
I was diagnosed with Asthma when my first child was almost 2 years old. Because we were trying to have another baby, my doctor could not prescribe oral medications because of the concerns to the baby. Additionally, he could not prescribe it for as long as I was nursing after baby #2 came along. However, using my Albuterol inhaler as needed was the recommendation. I hope you are still using an inhaler. When I stopped nursing the baby, I was then prescribed Singulair. Good luck!
Janice - posted on 01/25/2012
I have asthma and it is safe to take albuterol (ventolin) while pregnant or breastfeeding. I used my inhaler through out the 17 months I BF my daughter and I take it now that I am breastfeeding my son. Your doctor is wrong to deny you medication that helps you breath. I also take singulair which my doctors deemed safe too. IDK about advair.
Bran - posted on 01/25/2012
im a military wife and i only have one doc i can go to but i was taking advair she also said not to take albuteral. i did find i can take non acoholic robitussin both while breastfeeding and while pregnant u just have to watch the baby and i tried the salin and steam nothin is working um have u ever tried robitussin while breastfeeding
Medic - posted on 01/24/2012
My son has chronic asthma and when he has a cold he takes tussin chest....I have also taken it and it works well. Why would he tell you not to take your asthma meds? I was taking mine while I was preggo and my son takes his even when he is sick
Neva - posted on 01/24/2012
Why did he say you can't use your asthma medication? Albuterol is safe for breast feeding if that is the issue. Other asthma medications such as inhaled steroids or combination inhaled steroids and long acting beta 2's have not really been studied, but if asthma is severe, you have to weigh the risk vs. the benefit. Yes, saline nasal washes do help, too, but if you are having difficulty breathing, chest tightness, etc. then you need to talk to your doctor again, or see someone else.
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