Has anyone been prescribed hydroxyzine during pregnancy?

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.

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Wouldn’t give you it if it was unsafe to take xx

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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When I was pregnant (and now) I would uncover my legs and have a fan blowing on them. It really helped me

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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.

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I took it with 2 pregnancies. Both babies full term no defects and very healthy. It helped me a ton!

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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.

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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.

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I was prescribed it before pregnancy and told go continue it.
Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine. It is safe for pregnancy.

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Thank you ALL :heart:
& 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.

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You could also maybe try magnesium, I’ve been told that helps with RLS & is generally found in prenatal vitamins (therefore safe during pregnancy).

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Yep I did! And baby was perfectly fine

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I took it during my last pregnancy

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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.

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