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Posted by beardedlady on April 2, 2002, at 13:56:49

You poor thing! All those posts with your name on it. It's like being the president, with all the reporters shoving a microphone in your face. Here's my situation:

I was recently pregnant. I did a lot of research on the effects of Serzone and an occasional Sonata during pregnancy and found only that rats and rabbits, when given the normal human dose (which would be about ten or twenty times the normal rat/rabbit dose, I suppose) had no increased pup mortality or defects. (That changed when given more than the maximum human dose.)

But I spent days on the phone calling the CDC, the NIH, Johns Hopkins Fetal Maternal, Bristol-Myers Squibb, the FDA, and other organizations. I couldn't find a single piece of information on a woman who had ever been pregnant on Serzone and/or Sonata. Nothing.

I even told all these people I would like someone to write me down, let my doctor send the information from my monthly visits, and keep a record for other women wanting to carry a baby to term on these meds. Everyone said no. There was nowhere to report it, and there was nowhere to retrieve the report.

Is this true? What can women do if they want to share experiences with each other? Should I start an organization that does this? Or do you know of one that exists?

It's urgent. Women need quick access to a resource, as post-partum depression has always been a major problem. Now we know about it and should be able to protect ourselves from severe emotional problems when trying to conceive again. (And give women with problems a chance to be pregnant without suffering!)

Any suggestions?

beardy : )>




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