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Re: I need advice... Jennifermarie

Posted by msanjelpie on October 20, 2003, at 3:17:44

In reply to Re: I need advice... Jennifermarie, posted by Elle2021 on October 17, 2003, at 4:40:41

My son was put on Zyprexa at the age of 9... it is used for children because of the low incidence of side effects... That in itself tells me that it would be less risky than other types of drugs...

I took those types of drugs during my pregnancy. There was nothing in the literature that I read that pertained to the medications causing problems to the fetus. Most of them stated, 'unknown'... but NONE of them said DON'T TAKE...

I took that as a good sign..

I have even read of experiments where schizophrenic mothers have taken the anti-psychotic medication throughout the entire pregnancy, (what else can they do?) and not only is the baby just fine, but the brain abnormality that appears in the MRIs of schizophrenics didn't appear on the MRI of these children. In other words, taking the medication during pregnancy, obliterated the problem from occuring in the next generation... (Haven't heard of any updates to this study...)

So my advice would be that since it seems that when you take the Zyprexa it fixes the problem pretty quickly, and it doesn't sound like you'll be on it the entire term, I would take it to get rid of the anxiety, and hopefully it won't come back until after the baby is born...

Your excessive hormonal activity has probably triggered it back into action...

The choice of course is yours :) And keep in mind that Doctors have no idea what the effects on the fetus would be since no long term studies have been done on humans...

p.s. my baby is fine, walked at 9 months and is working on solving the rubiks cube at age 4...




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