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#1 Mille-Mille

Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:39 PM

So I have tried a Saline nose spray, steaming with Vicks and using a neti pot.  But I still have such an awful headache from being so stuffed sad.gif
My Doctor suggested I take Polaramide Antihistamine at night so I can get a good sleep, but when I looked it up I found it shouldn't be used in the 3rd trimester (I am 30weeks pregnant).  
Anyone have anymore suggestions of what I should try?
I'm totally over it!


Thanks


#2 Marchioness Flea

Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:45 PM

My Ob said Polaramine was fine for pregnancy.

#3 .MrsM.

Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:48 PM

i used a decongestant nasal spary when i had my cold, recommended by the pharmacist as safe in pregnancy. i wasn't as far along with you, so i am unsure about different trimesters but i think it would be fine. but not much helped anyway, all i wanted was the real cold and flu tablets!!

#4 Mille-Mille

Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:55 PM

Yeah my OB said Polaramine was ok, but when I looked online it  is apparently not to be used in the 3rd Trimester. I also asked at the Pharmacy and she agreed I shouldn't use it.  So I won't be risking it!
The pharmacist said there wasn't anything apart from a saline spray that I could safely use.  
MrsM09 do you remember the brand of the decongestant spray you used?

Edited by Mille-Mille, 14 November 2012 - 09:55 PM.


#5 *Lib*

Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:58 PM

This might sound stupid....but bare with me!!

Grab the top of your nose, finger on either side,near the tear ducts......if I have sinus, I can usually clear it for a little while by pushing on my tear ducts....

Edited by *Lib*, 14 November 2012 - 09:58 PM.


#6 .MrsM.

Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:59 PM

drixine non drip i think. you could try a different antihisimine and hope for some relief -  claratyne is safe in pregnancy.

#7 Mille-Mille

Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:04 PM

*Lib* Don't worry, no suggestion is too stupid!

I wish the pharmacist had given me something, maybe she couldn't be bothered helping me and just said there was nothing I could take. I'll try a different place tomorrow original.gif

Thanks for the suggestions

#8 niggles

Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:11 PM

I'd suggest your doctor is more qualified than Dr Google. You can take Polaramine in the third trimester. It's not in the safest of safest categories but it's in a safe enough category where it's fine for a doctor to prescribe it if they think the benefits outweigh the risks. Sounds like your doctor thinks it's beneficial for you. Stress, sickness and sleeplessness haven't been proven to be safe in the third trimester either IYKWIM. S sticking to not taking anything is not necessarily the best thing.

I took it at 36 weeks for several days for pregnancy rash under the advice of my OB. It didn't work but it helped me sleep. Given I was a few weeks off due, facing possible induction and hadn't slept in 3 days it seemed sensible to me. I'd just follow your doctors advice if you feel that bad.

#9 Mille-Mille

Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:18 PM

I agree Google isn't as reliable as my Doctor, i'm just getting a lot of differing opinions so I figure it's easier to just leave it and find something else.  I'm managing an ok nights sleep, it's mostly the headache during the day that is bothering me really.  Apparently Polaramine can cause allergies and rash in the baby, I don't know if this is true but I don't want to find out!


#10 skat123

Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:29 PM

my OB has advised me that Piriton (antihistamine) also ok during pregnancy ....... I was given it in hospital when i came down with a chest infection and severely blocked sinus........

#11 melmelmel

Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:18 AM

Hey everyone,

I am a pharmacist and agree that you can take polaramine, saline nasal sprays, and decongestant nasal sprays.

If you are ever concerned regarding any medications during pregnancy there is a great service by the Royal Women's Hospital in Randwick called Mother Safe, they have a website with factsheets on common pregnancy issues and what medications you can use and they also have a hotline you can call and talk to a specialist in medication in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Here is the link http://www.mothersafe.org.au/

Hope this helps and dont forget to check out the factsheets!!

Mel  original.gif

#12 Mille-Mille

Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:58 AM

Thanks Mel, i'll take a look original.gif


#13 Koobie83

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:54 AM

Oh gosh, I've had heaps of sinus. Fess works pretty good, but doesn't last. I've been told to make sure I tip my head almost upside down when spraying it to make sure it makes a direct hit into my sinus - this seems to work really good. Also using steam and puttting my head under with a towel can work sometimes too.

That's a cool website!

#14 PrincessPeach

Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:02 AM

QUOTE (MrsM09 @ 14/11/2012, 09:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
drixine non drip i think. you could try a different antihisimine and hope for some relief -  claratyne is safe in pregnancy.


Hate to say this but on my box of claratyne it says not to be used in pregnancy without medical advice...

#15 livvie7586

Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:05 AM

QUOTE (PrincessPeach @ 15/11/2012, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hate to say this but on my box of claratyne it says not to be used in pregnancy without medical advice...


does having it ok'd by both my local pharmacist and mothersafe count?  if so i can vouch for claratyne in pregnancy


#16 Nut

Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

You can use Rhinocourt as well. I was told this by my GP and pharmacist was fine with that too.


#17 Soontobegran

Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:39 PM

Are you taking pain relief for your headache?

Many women need to take antihistimines in their third trimester under the supervision of their caregiver so I think if your symptoms are so bad that their use would be justified.
Good luck.

#18 mini mac

Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

You should try getting a nasal irrigation kit from the chemist, called FESS or FLO something or other. It feel funny but its just saline but helps loosen up the mucous and clears your head a bit. My mum and hubbie have both had sinus problems in the last few years and swear by this stuff.

Hope you're feeling better soon

#19 Natttmumm

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:29 AM

I ended up with a course of antibiotics. Maybe you have an infection

#20 Mille-Mille

Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:32 PM

I'm starting to wonder if I have an infection, my sinus's hurt like I have been punched in the face sad.gif and although my temp is fine I feel like i have a low grade fever, my skin is achy and sore sad.gif
I'll go to the Dr on Monday for some antibiotics if there is no improvement by then.
Thanks for all the suggestions


#21 .MrsM.

Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:22 PM

QUOTE (PrincessPeach @ 15/11/2012, 09:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hate to say this but on my box of claratyne it says not to be used in pregnancy without medical advice...



it was definitely okayed by the pharmacist, checked in his book. i think it ok only after the first trimester though, so that might explain the medical advice part...




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