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Pregnancy, Advice for dealing with N & C
Posted: Oct 31 2007, 07:39 AM

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I'd like to have a baby. I'm being weened off of my meds. This is not easy at all. Does anyone have any advice for dealing with this. Any natural energy boosters? Any advice for dealing with cataplexy off meds? What has pregnancy been like for anyone else? Any advice or responses will be appreciated.

Posted: Apr 23 2009, 05:43 PM

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Hi, I don't know how much help this will be for you, I had both of my babies while on a low dose of Dexedrine. Prior to becoming pregnant each time I was taking a 15mg spansule + 30 mgs of tablets throughout the day (2tabs/3 Xday), totalling 45 mgs and then when I got pregnant, I took it down to just the 15 mg spansule (slow release) and then an occasional 5mg tablet when I was desperate. I went off the meds completely to breastfeed - lasted 5 months with the first one because I could sleep whenever he did, but then only lasted 6 weeks with the 2nd because that's how long I had help with me. Anyway, both kids (4 and 6 yrs. now) are totally fine and thriving. I know you worry so much about drugs affecting the babies and all, so, for what it's worth, I don't know what meds you're on(?) but I thought I'd let you know about that. Otherwise, I just ate/eat really healthy foods and exercise regularly - always have and did throughout preganancies and post-pregnancy periods. Lot's of fruits of veggies!
Posted: Feb 25 2012, 08:29 PM

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I also took Dexedrine while pregnant with my two kids. I took 2 dexedrine sp 10 mg pills a day (spaced about 4 hrs apart). I bottlefed both because I was afraid of passing the drug through the breastmilk. I was advised against breast feeding while taking the drug, when I had my first child. About 2 weeks after having my 2nd child I was told that breastfeeding while taking the drug would be safe because such a small amount would be passed. My kids (girl and boy) are 5 and 2 now. They are happy, healthy, very intelligent and energetic kids. They don't appear to have been negatively effected by me taking the drug during pregnancy. The only thing is that they seem to need less sleep than other kids their age (even as babies they were like this). Totally draining for me!
I have narcolepsy without cataplexy. I've been taking meds for narcolepsy for 22 years now.

This post has been edited by Ontario14 on Feb 25 2012, 08:40 PM
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