Unisom

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sweetiesuzy
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Re : Unisom

Postby sweetiesuzy » Tue Jan 20, 2004 06:08 am

Thanks for the reassurance ladies! I guess I get my mind wandering and just want my babe to be safe and OK. My OB had recommended taking it, but hearing it from you guys makes it all feel much better [:)]

Thanks again,
Suz

DS 3/25/95
DD 10/26/01 stillbirth
DS 12/30/02
AND ~ Peanut edd 8/6/04

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Re : Unisom

Postby kim » Mon Jan 19, 2004 07:50 pm

Hey Suz,

I broke them into quarters, instead of halves, since it made me drowsy. Also, make sure you are taking Unisom sleep tablets, not the gel things. They contain different medicines. Anyway.... From what I have read and been told, Unisom is THE most studied drug in pregnancy and is considered category "A."
Take care!


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Ainsley Kathryn 11/26/02-36 Weeks Preeclampsia
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Re : Unisom

Postby laura » Mon Jan 19, 2004 06:40 pm

oh yes, and I took it the whole darned time I was sick- through at least six months, and as needed after that [xx(][xx(][:0][xx(][xx(]

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Re : Unisom

Postby laura » Mon Jan 19, 2004 06:39 pm

Hi sweetie- my ob told me to take it every night- taking it at night is supposed to help prevent the nausea the next day. AND he gave me a prescription for another antihistamine- atarax- to help during the day, as needed.

He also said that the unisom is what my mother's generation was using for morning sickness, and it's safety was pretty much established. For me, it wasn't even a question as my hyperemesis was bad enough that if I didn't take it, I absolutely would end up in the ER dehydrated. I prefered those antihistamines to the phenergan or the reglan.

I checked on hyperemesis.org, and they said that some studies show the safety of up to 12 tablets per day (I can't even imagine anyone taking that much and being conscious! But that's just for comparison's sake- 1/2 tablet doesn't seem like much, no?)

Suz- if you have to take one every night or even most nights- it's only temporary, so don't beat yourself up, ok? You're a superb mommy.

Love,
Laura

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Unisom

Postby sweetiesuzy » Mon Jan 19, 2004 06:04 pm

Have any of you taken Unisom - half a tablet - during the first trimester for nausea and help with sleeping? (I think Laura said she did.) If any of you did, how often did you take it and for how long? I have been taking it for a little bit now at night. Not every night, but I am wondering how much is too much?

Please share -
thanks,
Suz

DS 3/25/95
DD 10/26/01 stillbirth
DS 12/30/02
AND ~ Peanut edd 8/6/04


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