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    Default Allergies?

    Since finding out I am pregnant 9 days ago I am suffering from terrible allergies. They are mostly in the evening - sneezing, itchy eyes and face, runny nose, blocked sinuses. I've never had bad allergies before and it doesn't seem to be anything triggering them. For example, I was at home all day today and it only started up again about an hour ago.

    I got some Polaramine yesterday as its driving me crazy. But I was wondering if anyone had an insight as to what this might be?

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    I had what felt like a cold for the first 3 months of pregnancy with my first child. It is common to get cold/allergy symptoms.

    Be careful with that polaramine, I'm
    Not sure it's safe to take during pregnancy

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    Polarmine is safe to take in pregnancy. Pretty sure it's the only safe one you can (or that's what most docs have told me)

    I think it's probably to do with your immune system being wayyy more sensitive during pregnancy. I normally suffer from bad allergies all year round and dose up on telfast, clarantyne etc and it just gotten worse since becoming pregnant had a cold 2 weeks ago and still have lingering effects

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    Polaramine is a class a drug so safe in pregnancy. I took it early on before finding out I was pregnant

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    Yep - Polaramine is safe while preggers. I ended up developing a sensitivity to it a few yrs ago (unless they changed the formula), do it makes me quite drowsy now, do while pregnant I only took it at night time.
    Bummed tho - while I was advised it's safe during pregnancy, it's not while BF'ing, so every few weeks when my allergies act up I hate the world thru itchy eyes, constant runny nose n sneezing. If bub is really lucky, I have to sneeze, blow my nose n itch while feeding in the middle of the night!

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    *stupid phone ...... SO SO SO, no do do do!!!!!
    Almost reads like a snuffly nose now!!!! :-/

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    I did my research before taking Polaramine to ensure if was safe during pregnancy. Actually, the pharmacist recommended Claratyne but from what I had read, I didn't feel comfortable taking this.

    My allergies seem to be getting better now. I still have a bit of a runny nose but the constant sneezing has gone. Very glad because I've had quite a bit of nausea this weekend.

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    I have the same!!! My Dr has told me that its normal for some preg women to have more allergic reactions than normal.
    Mine have been going crazy since I stopped steroids. I have also been told polaramine and fess nasal spray.

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    I ended up with extremely blocked sinuses after taking Polaramine a few times. My doctor prescribed me Budamax nasal spray which you just use once a day. It took about 5 days to kick in and my allergies and sinus problems are much better now.

    I wish I had spoken to my doctor earlier!


 

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