Has anyone been prescribed hydroxyzine during pregnancy? My OB prescribed it to me for my unbearable restless legs & my anxiety. I’m 21 weeks along & I looked it up on google because I’ve never heard of it and have been too scared to even take it now.
Wouldn’t give you it if it was unsafe to take xx
I have restless leg syndrome anyway and I don’t take anything. Tips for that. Avoid caffeine (I don’t and that’s my biggest issue) low iron could be the cause. Do leg stretches before bed and shake the sh*t out of your legs when doing the stretches
Dr prescribed it for me through 2 pregnancies. I have super allergies while pregnant & I would itch like crazy. Works great & never hurt a thing or caused any problems for me & I was taking up to 100 mgs at a time.
I took it in small doses as needed for anxiety while pregnant me and my obgyn kept a close eye on it and me and everything was fine. The pregnancy anxiety was so so so bad I couldn’t breathe or move and this would help calm me enough to start calming myself and think straight again. I never felt weird or high and their were no complications in my birth or babies health.
If you’re concerned, call your pharmacist and talk to them. They can go over the risks vs benefits in detail and answer your questions.
My sister in law got it for a little while during her 3rd trimester and she delivered a healthy baby yesterday. You should be fine.
I took it right at the end of my pregnancy to help me sleep through some nasty Braxton Hicks! My little dude is a healthy happy 3-year-old now!
When I was pregnant (and now) I would uncover my legs and have a fan blowing on them. It really helped me
From what I know, it shouldn’t be used in the first trimester or immediately before or during labour. Hasn’t been studied in pregnant women, so the FDA doesn’t have much to say about it. I would consider if the benefits outweigh the risks personally.
I took it with 2 pregnancies. Both babies full term no defects and very healthy. It helped me a ton!
It’s like benadryl. I take it for anxiety and it’s very mild my only reason for commenting is it makes me ridiculously and crazy tired so be mindful of that.
Yes and it worked for nausea too. It’s an antihistamine so it works well for many things: pain, anxiety, restless legs, sleep issues, nausea, vertigo… it made me pretty drowsy so I had to get my dose cut in half.
I was prescribed it before pregnancy and told go continue it.
Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine. It is safe for pregnancy.
Thank you ALL
& thank you for posting my question!
Medicines give me anxiety during pregnancy!
I took it during my recent pregnancy for restless leg syndrome and was taking 100mg nightly. Me nor baby had any issues with side effects from it.
You could also maybe try magnesium, I’ve been told that helps with RLS & is generally found in prenatal vitamins (therefore safe during pregnancy).
Yep I did! And baby was perfectly fine
I took it during my last pregnancy
I was prescribed it for sleeping but after research I did not want to take it either. Your choice you do what you feel comfortable with.
I take magnesium for my cramps in my legs, all natural. It seems to help
I sure the doctor knows what they’re doing. He has a medical degree. Don’t ask the internet for medical advice…
You might need some magnesium in your body. Make sure lots of pure water too. My dad used soap unde his sheets too. Have a healthy baby.
I had restless legs really bad and i put a bar of soap under my sheet by my feet and it worked. Old wives tale that works!
I did. mine was for itchiness from cholestasis. It helped a lot.
I can’t take it, it makes my anxiety worse , but regular benadryl does that to me to. I wish the doctor would’ve explained it better. It basically just knocks you out, it’s not a calming effect.
It’s basically just a strong benadryl…will make ya super thirsty but I had no negative side effects other than that