Jump to content

Polaramine have u taken it?


  • Please log in to reply
25 replies to this topic

#1 caroldiem

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:40 PM

Hi girls,

I am currently suffering hayfever symptoms itchy eyes and nose, sore eyes, sneezing, runny nose after i sneeze and headaches. Spoke with Ob he said zyrtec and telfast are fine but went to the chemist and wanted the pharmacist to check they are category B so he gave me Polaramine which is category A just wanted to hear from anyone that has taken Polaramine in pregnancy and has it helped???

Thanks for your help

#2 Bluenomi

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:47 PM

I took it once or twice but it knocked me out. I stopped taking it because I'd fall asleep which was dangerous at times.

My OB didn't recommend anything else while pregnant so I ended up just ended up using a saline nasal spray

#3 nadi~bicardi

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:50 PM

I took Polaramine when pregnant with DS2 and it kept me awake for days at a time.  My doctor said Telfast was fine so I ended up taking that with no issues.

#4 caroldiem

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:51 PM

Bluenomi yeah i know it makes you drowsy so i was planning on taking it before bed see how i go so your Ob said it was safe?? i think it's the only one we can take original.gif

#5 Kemma

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:51 PM

Polaramine the drowsy one is the only one recommended to me too. It always knocks me out so only took at night.

#6 countrylivingmum

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:53 PM

As bluenomi said  some ppl can get very tired from it.I took it and  I was fine but different ppl have different reactions to it.

I only use it if I am really bad and try to stick to using nasal sprays I find the chemist own nasal spray works for me.

Good luck

Edited by countrylivingmum, 12 February 2013 - 01:54 PM.


#7 VJs Mummy

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:55 PM

I have been taking it due to itchy rash and it was fine, although if was really itchy id only take 1/2 in the morning which helped itch stay off but if was home i would have 2 if needed or 1 at night

#8 jindy poss

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:55 PM

I used it and it also knocked me out! The chemist told me Rhinochort is fine and I used that in my first pregnancy and have used it this time without issues.

#9 ~kuddlebug~

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:57 PM

I took it for an allergic reaction which left me covered in hives. It helped but knocked me out!

#10 Swarley

Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:00 PM

I took it this pregnancy, and yeah it made me very tired. I don't think it worked as well as Zyrtec either but my Dr and Chemists said it was all I was allowed :/

#11 caroldiem

Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:01 PM

Yeah i just want this headache to go away it's really annoying

Edited by caroldiem, 12 February 2013 - 02:02 PM.


#12 mandala

Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:02 PM

I took it, and I also took both Claratyne and Telfast on the advice of my OB and with approval from the pharmacist.

Yes, they are Category B, but my OB discussed the risk/return and we decided they were worth it for my situation.

#13 PrincessPeach

Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:18 PM

You do get immune to the drowsy effects after taking it a few times.

#14 caroldiem

Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:23 PM

Thanks princessPeach i personally love the whole drowsy feeling so that wouldn't bother me but sounds like it works based on what everyone has said original.gif

Thanks for all the feedback ladies  biggrin.gif

#15 livvie7586

Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

Claratyne is safe original.gif  i've had it approved through pharmacist, hospital and mothersafe

I've taken polarmine of a night with DD when i had a horrible head cold, and she seems ok Tounge1.gif

#16 ednaboo

Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

I've taken Polaramine in two or three of my pregnancies.  I take it at night only and it helps me sleep.  I use a steroid spray as well.

#17 IsolaBella

Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

Have not needed to take while PG, but take it for hay fever and hives. I prefer the liquid form. I have been taking it since I was a child.



#18 amabanana

Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:07 PM

I have.  It does knock me out though so I can only take it at night unless I have nothing else to do but sleep!

#19 Jenferal

Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:08 PM

I'm about the only person in the world who DOESN'T get drowsy when I take Polaramine. But I've been having it for hayfever since I was a kid,which may explain it.

#20 caroldiem

Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:13 PM

So it works right?? does Polaramine get rid of these headaches???

Edited by caroldiem, 12 February 2013 - 05:13 PM.


#21 amabanana

Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:59 PM

Well, it works for allergies so it depends on what is causing your headache.  If your headache is from stress/infection/bad posture then Polarmine won't help you (unless sleeping helps).  If the headache is from the allergy then it should clear up.

Hope you feel better soon caroldiem.

#22 lucy-lu

Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:05 PM

Made me very drowsy, fell asleep watching tv (earlier than usual!), but half ever symptoms persisted.

#23 Bazinga

Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:08 PM

I've taken riding pg. it didn't make me drowsy. If your headache is caused by hay fever symptoms then yes it should help relieve the swelling and irritation.

#24 MsFeral

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

Polaramine doesn't seem to help me. I'm 13 weeks and have the worst hayfever I've ever had. It is relentless and starts as soon as I wake up. By 3pm my head is usually so heavy I need to rest it on the desk at work.
I use Fess nasal spray which tends to give me a small amount of relief from sneezing for a little while, but I am yet to find any real solution.
Is it common for hayfever to get much worse in pregnancy? I really hope it doesn't last for the remainder because it can be quite unbearable.

Edited by MsCert, 13 February 2013 - 11:39 AM.


#25 countrychic29

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:46 AM

i had shocking hayfever in early pg, OB recommended polaramine, it is fine for me and works however i had taken it before pg regularly.
The 6mg knocks me out, but the 2mg is fine




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

The words I hated hearing as new mum

It was less than a week after my son was born that I first heard it - from my mother.

To the pharmacist who sold me baby formula

On the rare occasion I catch sight of you at school, or around town, I think back to our earliest exchange. I?m sure you have no recollection of it at all.

Babies may benefit from autism therapy

Children showing signs of autism don't usually receive early intervention until well into toddlerhood or later, but a new study suggests infants with symptoms of the developmental disorder might benefit from therapy from as early as six months.

Knatalye and Adeline born with an everlasting bond

Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith are a lot like any other identical twin girls, but there is one dramatic difference: they're joined at the chest and shares several internal organs.

The question this dad wishes he'd asked his wife

I should have seen that my wife wasn't the same person I'd fallen in love with, but we were both too focused on simply trying to get by.

Why we should talk about the deaths of the Hunt children

The deaths are too horrible even to think about. Yet we owe it to the children - Fletcher, Mia and Phoebe Hunt - to think long and hard about it all.

Baby dies of meningococcal weeks after vaccine application denied

A six-month-old girl has died from meningococcal disease just weeks after an application for government funding of a vaccine for the most deadly strain of the virus was rejected.

Finding the right balance when playing with your kids

Being too involved in our children?s play and not allowing our kids enough free time for unstructured activities can mean our kids miss out on the value that play offers.

Creative DIY light shades

The Pop Light light shade comes in a flat pack already made - it's up to you to design it as you'd like.

The battle of iParenting versus imagination

Have we forgotten how to be imaginative, resourceful parents?

Why movement is so important for your baby's growth

Letting your child move as much as possible in the early years ? using all senses, engaging in the real world, preferably outside ? will help them grow up healthier, smarter, calmer and stronger.

Video: Toddler not keen on clean-shaven dad

This little girl thought she was taking part in a standard game of peek-a-boo, but her dad had a surprise for her.

When will I feel like myself again?

At some point I became 'me' again, but not the same me that I was ... and that?s not a bad thing.

Our Watch: ending the national emergency of domestic violence

An ambitious new national initiative aims to address the "national emergency" of domestic violence across Australia.

Decrease in stillbirths in late pregnancy and older mums

There has been a fall in the number of stillbirths among some groups of women despite the overall rate remaining stable, a new report reveals.

My baby was permanently injured during birth

My baby was a few months old when we first heard the term ?brachial plexus birth injury? and the heart wrenching news that he may never gain full function of his arm.

Being a yo-yo mama is the rhythm of motherhood

A flip-flop happy-sad can occur in the same minute, the same second. And it continues forever, throughout a yo-yo mama's tenure, beginning with pregnancy.

Is it okay to ask for money instead of gifts?

First it was weddings. Then it was engagement parties. Now it seems christenings are following the trend of asking guests for money in lieu of gifts.

Crash testing new parenthood

The new documentary series Crash Test Mummies & Daddies takes a fly-on-the-wall look at the first months of life with a newborn.

Itching for a solution to eczema

Around 30 per cent of children live with eczema every day. A dad shares his son's story and gets advice from an expert.

Video: The challenges and joys of making new mum friends

This hilarious video shows how making new mum friends can be awkward - but reassures that it is possible.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

Win a House of Magic prize pack

To celebrate the release of the new movie House of Magic, we have 10 double passes and magic sets to give away just in time for these school holidays. Enter Now for a chance to win!

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

'I wanted a heart over the i'

After naming her other daughter Princess Tiaamii, glamour model Katie Price needed a special name for her new baby.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Reader offer

2 FOR 1 TICKET OFFER

For Shopping, For Advice, For Baby & You. Enjoy a special day out with fabulous shopping from over 200 brands, leading parenting experts offering advice on a range of topics, and amazing children?s entertainment

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.