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ambien during pregnancy? *~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10582 posts
5th Mar '13

I had a friend suggest ambien, to help me sleep at night. She said its safe during pregnancy. My doctor refuses to even really listen to me about my sleeping problem, but in the past four days, I've literally gotten about 15-20 hours sleep... if even THAT. And I have to get some sleep, its wearing me down and making me more and more moody... but is it safe?? I've never heard that it is. (And I am going to request something because Tylenol PM don't work...it hypes me up. :-/

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
5th Mar '13

I have NO idea but I had/have sleeping problems too to where I get about that much sleep also and my Dr. prescribed me phenergen. It's suppose to be for anti nausea but it will knock you how for a good amount of time!

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10582 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting That one chick.:" I have NO idea but I had/have sleeping problems too to where I get about that much sleep also and my ... [snip!] ... and my Dr. prescribed me phenergen. It's suppose to be for anti nausea but it will knock you how for a good amount of time!"

That don't work for me unless i take pain meds with it. N I try not to take psin meds. (Like hydrocodone)

~mama~ 4 kids; Susanville, CA, United States 1556 posts
5th Mar '13

My doctors prescribed it to me for my boys

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10582 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting ~mama~:" My doctors prescribed it to me for my boys"

Ah. I am gonna ask her. And if she chews me out imma chew right back bc this is mine and my baby's health here.

~mama~ 4 kids; Susanville, CA, United States 1556 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting *~AngelEyes~*:" Ah. I am gonna ask her. And if she chews me out imma chew right back bc this is mine and my baby's health here."



She probably wont, just tell her you need something to help you sleep and that you heard Ambien is safe during pregnancy... I knocked me right out and I took 1 a night for the last 2 months of my second pregnancy

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting *~AngelEyes~*:" That don't work for me unless i take pain meds with it. N I try not to take psin meds. (Like hydrocodone)"


Really?
Odd.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10582 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting ~mama~:" She probably wont, just tell her you need something to help you sleep and that you heard Ambien is ... [snip!] ... Ambien is safe during pregnancy... I knocked me right out and I took 1 a night for the last 2 months of my second pregnancy "

Thanks. I'll deg bring it up to her. I just pray she does something. I'm tired of not sleeping.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10582 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting That one chick.:" Really? Odd."

Yep. I've had to take it so much that if I want it to knock me out I have to take something else with it.

Kay Peezy 3 kids; Maryland 2079 posts
5th Mar '13

Have you tried taking benadryl or unisom? I have the same problem, which is obviously why I'm up at 4 am lol. My dr prescribed me ambien a couple months ago and I still only get 5-6 hrs of sleep a night. It's so frustrating, I feel your pain mama.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10582 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Kay Peezy:" Have you tried taking benadryl or unisom? I have the same problem, which is obviously why I'm up at 4 ... [snip!] ... me ambien a couple months ago and I still only get 5-6 hrs of sleep a night. It's so frustrating, I feel your pain mama."


Benadryl has never really had much effect on me. And unisom?? I never thought of that.

Kay Peezy 3 kids; Maryland 2079 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting *~AngelEyes~*:" Benadryl has never really had much effect on me. And unisom?? I never thought of that."

Yeah, my ob suggested it. It's pretty much the exact same thing as benadryl. Both used to knock me out but now nothing works. :( Ambien will work for a little while but you aren't supposed to take it every night because your body will get used to it.

{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2534 posts
5th Mar '13

An online search shows that it is prescribed often in pregnant women but is a category C drug. I think my biggest fear with Ambien and the health of you and your child is more about the things you could do while on ambien. People can do some crazy things on it.

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting *~AngelEyes~*:" Yep. I've had to take it so much that if I want it to knock me out I have to take something else with it. "


I gotcha. I think that's why benadryl and things like that don't work for me too.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10582 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting {tamz}:" An online search shows that it is prescribed often in pregnant women but is a category C drug. I think ... [snip!] ... the health of you and your child is more about the things you could do while on ambien. People can do some crazy things on it."


Yeah, I've heard stories. My grandpa was on some sleep pill, idr if it was ambien or something else, but it make him talk oyt of his mind. Like, he told my mammals onr day to get him out of the cage.