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    Default Paracetamol and pregnancy warnings

    For those who haven't heard- there "might" be a link to using paracetamol during pregnancy to behavioural problems.
    http://www.smh.com.au/national/healt...15-gqt0ms.html
    Talk about scaring people silly. There is no definitive link. It's bad enough pregnant women have to suffer with pain etc and there are no other options about there, now they are saying only take it "when necessary".
    You honestly have no other option.
    I has horrendous headaches during the second trimester with dd2 and they were a life saver. I also took panadol a fair bit with dd1.
    The list of things you can't do/eat/take when pregnant grows bigger by the day! Honestly I'm a bit over it.
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    It's total BS. How can they link paracetamol to anything? There are so many other factors that could contribute and none of them would give a conclusive link to a specific issue with your child.

    FWIW, my paracetamol intake with DS1 and DS2 were pretty much the same and they turned out with very different temperaments and behaviour.

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    Agree it's bs. My main concern publicising stories like these- where it basically is pure speculation- is that those with children with these issues will blame themselves and think it's their fault.
    I know for a fact my SIL will now blame herself (she already does) for taking panadol as her son is autistic.
    I think it's scare mongering and unfair.

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    This kind of scare mongering gives me the pips too.

    They have 'no definitive proof', so IMO it's far too early to put the warning out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    Agree it's bs. My main concern publicising stories like these- where it basically is pure speculation- is that those with children with these issues will blame themselves and think it's their fault.
    I know for a fact my SIL will now blame herself (she already does) for taking panadol as her son is autistic.
    I think it's scare mongering and unfair.
    Yes I agree! I think it's so unfair to place blame on certain situations. Especially attributing the Blame to something the mother has done and especially when that thing would have been unavoidable, you simply cannot deal with a migraine (very common in pregnancy) without pain killers. And paracetamol is the only thing that's "safe" to take.

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    "as needed" - lol

    is there anyone out there taking panadol recreationally?

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    I've heard about this before. 2ish years ago. I don't believe it.

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    Oh ffs, they will never be able to prove it either way.
    I mean who is going to put pregnant women through trials?

    Scaremongering

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    Yes I've heard this before too. This one keeps raising its ugly unproven head from time to time. It's scaremongering and it's wrong. So sick of all the guilt trips placed on mums.

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    Ridiculous. Anyway with all anti-inflammatories off the table, allergic to codeine and a raging head cold I would still take the odd paracetamol tablet even if the "slight" risk was proven.


 

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