Hi all... FTM, 20, 28 weeks...
Just wanted to ask some opinions... I am suffering really bad reflux.. I had it before I fell pregnant but now it's unbearable.. My hubby suffers it also and has to take somac every day, so when I'm up at night almost crying because of it he's very understanding..
Anyway, I've been into the drs about it a few times.. I was taking quickeze but (too much magnesium or something) the midwife recommended Gaviscon, my OB said liquid milanta, and my most recent appointment with my share care dr gave me a prescription for Ranitidine.. Now, I'm very particular about what I put in my body.. Especially medication wise and so so so much more now that I'm pregnant.. So of course I looked up the medicine.. I am not going to be taking it and I'll tell you why..
There have been some studies done, but not enough human trials to rule out adverse affects on the growing baby. Although they have ruled it out in animal studies.. The medication does cross over the placenta and is dispersed in breastmilk.. She did inform me that the chemist may advise against it because it hasn't been tested on millions and millions of pregnant women.. When I looked it up, it's closer to about 3 thousand human test subjects..
My question to you is, should my dr be allowed to prescribe me something like this without giving me this information? I mean, I only know this because I looked it up.. How many others have just taken the Drs word?