Re: Taking Claritin
Oh Purrbaby do I agree with your post. I'm a druggie too. I get so sick of people telling me that I have to "suffer" while I'm pregnant. I have always had bad headaches my whole life and they've gotten worse since I got pregnant and my sinuses have gotten really bad. I had been taking Tylenol Sinus plus cough medicine and my OB just prescribed Claritin last week. It makes no sense for me to suffer everyday with a pounding headache. The stress is not good for my baby. When I told my sister I was taking medication she looked at me with disdain and said "I never took anything while I was pregnant". Hey, that's great for you but some of us have allergies/headaches/colds, etc. How is it any less stress on my baby if I'm lying in bed every day in pain crying my eyes out. As you said, as long as my doc. approves it, I take it. I don't want to be miserable throughout this pregnancy and I think our babies are a lot stronger than we think.