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Pregnant and Sick, What Can I Do??????????

So embarassingly enough I have to ask what I can take when I have diarrhea, its already making me dehydrated so Ive been drinking water but can I take a med to just make it stop. I know the dehydration isnt good for my baby.

What can I do next?

So What Happened?™

I took one imodium instead of two since one every once in a while when it happens wont hurt the baby. I drank lots of water and the dr said as long as i could keep fluids down i'd be fine, but to make sure I dont feel thirsty since that is a bad sign. I'm better for now. :)

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BRAT diet is Bananas, Rice, Applesauce & Toast for diarhea.

Before you rise from bed eat a couple of crackers & just lay there a few minutes afterwards. Usually will stop the nausea.

Pedialite is not just for kids, get you some!

Hope this helps! :)

What worked for me was the BRAT diet and also drinking pedialyte. My doctor recommended the pedialyte so that I wouldn't get dehydrated.

Immodium was on my safe list when I was pregnant. You just can't take pepto becuase it has aspirin in it. Just keep on drinking the water as well. I wish you both the best. Try to relax, as much as you can, and stay away from greasy high fat foods, they always make me have stomach issues.

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Try any thing with ginger in it. Or add fresh ginger to your food. This includes ginger ale, ginger candy drops, ginger tea. God Bless our troups, your education, and your pregnancy.

Ask your doc for a list of meds that are safe for you to take during pregnancy. If I'm not mistaken, my doctor had immodium ad on my list. That would stop the diarreah. Also there is a great site that tells you the different classifications of medications during pregnancy. It is http://www.safefetus.com

Hope you feel better soon!!!

I'd call your Dr and see what they say is safe for you to take...just to be sure :) I think it's wonderful you are still going to school! I got pregnant with my daughter at 18 and was taking pre-req's for RN school at the time and had to drop because I was so severely sick, tried to go back and then she came early..That was 9+ yrs ago and I still haven't been able to go back. It's hard and things might seem impossible some days but you do what you have to do to get through it. Wish you the best!!

I am so sorry for you! There is nothing worse than being sick when pregnant, except maybe being sick while breastfeeding a newborn! But, you will make it through. Honestly, I had lots of experience with this particular ailment while overseas, and the main thing I learned is that your body is trying to get rid of something when it has diahrrea (sp?). Anything that stops the diaherrea just keeps that stuff in your body. The main thing is to stay hydrated and just endure. Water, sprite, gatorade, whatever you are able to drink (except caffiene). If you feel you are getting dehydrated, do call your doctor to get his/her advice.

You should start drinking Gatorade or something else that has electrolytes in it. When you drink water you are getting fluid, but it is not replenishing the sodium in your body. You may also try Gingerale, which helps with nausea. Also try eating/drinking some chicken broth as well as the BRATS diet. As for what to take, I would call your doctor and ask them what you are able to take. I hope that you feel better and hang in there. I am a mother of 4 and my last pregnancy was with twins.

Immodium was on my safe list when I was pregnant. You just can't take pepto becuase it has aspirin in it. Just keep on drinking the water as well. I wish you both the best. Try to relax, as much as you can, and stay away from greasy high fat foods, they always make me have stomach issues.

You can take Immodium AD when you are pregnant. It was on the list of safe medications the doctor gave me when I was pregnant. I would call your after hours nurse just to make sure doctor thinks it is o.k. The list said make sure not to take to much because it could cause constipation.

This is the kind of questions you should be asking your OB doctor!! He/She will put you on something that is safe for pregnancy, plus, they need to know if you are at risk for dehydration. If you don't have a doctor, get one!!

I actually think that you can take Immodium when you are pregnant. You might check with your doctor. You don't want to get dehydrated. That could be really bad. My doctor said it was something that I can take if I recall, (I am pregnant too). I hope you feel better soon. I was sick until about 4 1/2 mos. with this one. It's my second pregnancy and my first one wasn't at all like this. I pray for our troops! I am sorry that he won't be here for the birth. That breaks my heart. Take care

What worked for me was the BRAT diet and also drinking pedialyte. My doctor recommended the pedialyte so that I wouldn't get dehydrated.

Drink gatoraide and call your ob. She can perscribe something. I had this while pregnant with my son and ended up in the hospital for 3 days. I probably would have been fine if I called my ob earlier.

your doctor can give you something. Hope you feel better.

BRAT diet is Bananas, Rice, Applesauce & Toast for diarhea.

Before you rise from bed eat a couple of crackers & just lay there a few minutes afterwards. Usually will stop the nausea.

Pedialite is not just for kids, get you some!

Hope this helps! :)

Don't take advice from someone who isn't your doctor... they don't know your whole medical background and might give you a name of a drug that isn't safe for you or your baby. What was safe for them might not be for you. When you are pregnant and you have a question about ANY MEDICATION (even if it seems like something that wouldn't be a big deal, ie. diarrhea meds) you need to ask your doctor. Only he/she knows what is safe for you.
I work in the medical field and run into this situation all the time with friends/family asking the same questions. I tell them the same thing... ask your doctor.
Please don't listen to some of the other people about soda's and sport drinks, they only dehydrate you worse. The sugar content in them makes your diarrhea only get worse. So please be safe and ask your doctor before trying any advice from stranger's who don't know your situation.
(Mother of one with a horrible pregnancy myself)

#1 - you need to be on the phone with your OBGYN if you seriously think you are getting dehydrated. Do that NOW!
I'm not trying to "Mother" you, but all and any questions you have regarding the health of you and your baby need to be directed to your OB, not a group of women that you don't even know. I say this because you will get so many different answers and opinions and you will not know who to listen to.

Start drinking more water now and call your doctor. He or she will give you a list of medications you can safely take during your pregnancy. There will be something you can take for diarrhea....but ONLY take what your doctor says is SAFE to take.

Good luck to you and your baby!

You need to see your doctor NOW, dehydration can be very dangerous in pregnancy. Your doctor can tell you what you should take and should be the only one to tell you what you should take.

call your dr or their after office number!! if you are seriously dehydrated you should probably go get fluids from the ER......if you don't call the dr call a 24 hr pharmacy and ask them what to do!! I just know several people who have had to go to the emergency room for dehydration!

you would need to contact your obgyn and ask. Sounds like you need to go to the hosiptal for some fluids pumped in you.

B.

Immodium AD should help with the diarrhea and it is safe to take (while pregnant).

Call your doctor. If there is something you can take he will know what is safe for the baby. Hope you feel better soon.

Girl, I feel for you! I know how terrible it is to be preggo and not know what to take! Unfortunately, I am not sure what you can take for this. But, I did want to tell you that I admire and respect you for being so supportive of your husband and doing what's best for your growing family! God Bless you guys and stay in school! It'll be worth it! I am in grad school right now with a police officer husband and a 4 yr old and a 1 yr old little girl. It's hard, but so worth it and Let us mommas know if you need advice or need to talk!

Hi, S. I see you are a young, married, and expecting mom but that's fine as I was about your age when I had my first son 31 and a half years ago. I advice you to talk to your docter before taking any medicines during your pregnancy. I imagine he'll recommend Imodium as it's a mild over the counter medicine that will control your diarrhea. I hope also that you have family and friends to support you while your husband is overseas and during this time of motherhood. I wish you and your family the very best and will say prayers for all. Hugs, J.

S., So you are 19, pregnant, a student and your husband is going to Irag. You are definatly under a lot of stress! The immodium should be fine, but check with your doctor first. My suggestion to you is to find thirty minutes out of the day to relax, read the bible and pray. The Bible is the greatest self help book ever written. Give it a try! I will be praying for you,
Blessings,
B.

There is something called the BRAT diet that I think is for diarhea - Bananas, rice, applesauce and toast. But I would advise you to contact your physician right away, they need to know any ailments you have and also will guide you in what you can and should not do. Good Luck to you. And I also will say Thank You! to you and your husband - him for serving our country and you for being supportive of him, which is also serving our country. God Bless you both.

Hi S.,
I spoke with an ICU nurse, and he suggested to drink lemonaid because it has minerals that can help you. And of course call your Dr.too.

Call your doctor ASAP-- dehydration is very dangerous to your baby!! I would also recommend Gatorade for you-- will supply you with more than just the water.
God bless you, your baby, and your husband!
A.

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