Just found out I was pregnant yesterday, just 4 weeks.. Was also having a really bad fit of allergies the whole day yesterday, and in the middle of the night I just couldnt stand it anymore. Went to the fridge, pulled out my son's bottle of Paedamin, which has an active ingredient Phenylephrine. I read the accompanying sheet and it did not say not to be taken during pregnancy. (might be becos its childrens medication). So I took 14 mls of it, the recommended dose for adults, and ingested a total of 7000mcg of the drug Phenylephrine. Each ML has 500 mcg according to the bottle.
This morning, went to do a search on the web, and it seems Phenylephrine can cause birth defects in pregnant women, esp if taken during the first trimester.. =(((((((( I really dunno what to do now... Plan to go public, so I dont have an OB, my hub says go see a doc, but really dont see how a GP will know anything abt this.. What should I do???????? =( really upset.