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#1 NewBeginning

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:58 AM

only 11 weeks but lacking sleep at the moment.. probably got too much going on in my mind that i dont rest when in bed..

but does anyone or has anyone taken herbal sleeping tablets.. the ones you can get from supermarkets or pharmacies.???

i am unsure if they are safe and curious?

#2 elmo_mum

Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:09 AM

i wouldnt take em....

maybe talk to your dr?

#3 Copper and May

Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:24 AM

Yes, ask your doctor if they are safe during pregnancy, but I don't think they work anyway. unsure.gif

#4 Therese

Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:26 AM

You need to check with either the pharmacist or your doctor to make sure it is safe to take while pregnant.

#5 NewBeginning

Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:32 AM

yeah i was gonna check but thought i would see if anyone has taken them..


#6 livvie7586

Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:36 AM

i've taken them, but not during pregnancy (they did seem to help at the time, i was taking blackmores).  i'd want to know they safe before i took them though

#7 tick

Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:51 AM

I think most are considered unsafe for pregnancy because they've never actually been tested.

If it's really that bad you could try polaramine - it's an over the counter antihistamine that's category A (safe for pregnancy) and it just happens to knock most people out quite nicely.....

#8 PurpleNess

Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:12 AM

Speak to your doctor before you take anything...I wouldn't but would try everything else before resorting to medication.

Have you tried:
A warm shower before bed
Listening to relaxation music
Going to bed when you feel tired ( even if its 6pm like I used to after work), not pushing through, very important when you are pregnant. Even nap during the day if you can.
Try to clear you mind before you go to bed, I found writing a list or my thoughts helped get them out of your head & somewhere else :-)

Hang in there you should get some energy back around 18 weeks...

#9 FeralMuddyPuddles

Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:24 AM

I wouldnt take the herbal ones but have been prescribed sleeping tablets as part of my cocktail of meds for HG. You can get it over the counter, mine is called Restavit and the active ingredient is doxylamine succinate. You cant use it with any other anti-histamines though. Its completely safe as they use it in conjuntion with B6 to help control nausea and vomiting. But I would still speak to your GP before taking it as they would know what other meds you may be on.

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