What do you think about using Tylenol during pregnancy?

What do you think about using Tylenol during pregnancy? I'm in my third tri and at night my upper back is killing me.

Crystal Hopkins
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If it is needed, use a small dose.. According to OBs, it is the only "safe" OTC pain med during pregnancy... I would also look into using arnica gel and chiro adjustment for relief...

Ashleigh Patton
A

OBs also think that vaccines are safe during pregnancy. I would try the arnica gel or chiro.

Heather Christian 3 years

I wouldn't

Alli Pruitt
A

Get some spray magnesium

Alli Pruitt
A

Turmeric take with coconut oil to absorb properly also almonds help as well

Lauren Tidwell
L

Turmeric supplements aren't safe in pregnancy.

Alli Pruitt 3 years

I wouldn't. One study showed a link between Tylenol and autism spectrum disorder.

Melissia Rowe
M

I don't know if you can use this product but I love extra strength flex-all for muscle pain. You can have someone massage it on to your back.

Barbara Green
B

Chiropractor will help. But make sure they deal with pregnant women and then after delivery I'd have baby adjusted as well.

Emily Meeks
E

No way....

Marnie Emery
M

Nor sure if u can use icy hot. They work when I have a lot of pain from my shoulder to neck from stress plus they open my sinuses. Natural remedies maybe a heating pad and prop yourself up on extra pillows like a lower recliner or a big body pillow and lay on your side(that was my fav way to get comfy toward the end

Melissa Webb
M

Icy hot is a no no while pregnant

Nicole Barr 3 years

I wasn't sure.

Melissa Webb 3 years

Nicole Barr what harmful effects does it have? I used it 4 times in my 2nd trimester

Angie Stewart 3 years

I had really bad sciatica when I was pregnant and I remember my chiropractor telling me absolutely no icy hot or anything similar. I'm pretty sure it crosses the placenta and can be harmful but I don't remember exactly. That was almost a year ago lol

Nicole Barr 3 years

Chiro, Epsom salts baths, heat, and Deep Blue rub saved me during pregnancy.

Lynn Goddard
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Deep Blue rub works wonders and regular chiropractor visits helped.

Melissa Corbett
M

Deep blue is NOT pregnancy safe. It has both wintergreen and camphor, both which aren't safe.

Carly Rosales 3 years

Yes it is safe

Melissa Corbett 3 years

No way!!!

Alley London
A

Essential oils like lavender

Corina Arrington
C

Spray magnesium is the best thing ever! It absolutely works. It works better than Epsom salt baths.

Amy Dyer
A

Any particular kind?

Heather Christian 3 years

This is what I use. It's wonderful.

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Amy Dyer 3 years

^^^We use that too. Really does work.

Gary Kruse 3 years

That's also the one I have.

Heather Christian 3 years

The health food worker showed me the flakes in the same brand. He said they work much better than Epsom salt. Since it's pure magnesium and Epsom salts have additives that don't really help.

Amy Dyer 3 years

I have avoided it so far and I'm also in my 3rd Trimester! 29 weeks! I was finally able to get a referral for a chiropractor next week! For me Epsom salt baths have been my saving grace.

Melissa Wheeler
M

Try a rice sock.. İt may help

Kelly Diggs 3 years

In a pinch I'd use it if I tried other things that didn't work & I was absolutely miserable. I'd REALLY prefer to avoid all meds like that if possible though. I tend to just deal with pain & discomfort vs taking meds.
Definitely think a chiro would be an excellent idea. My DH (dear husband) massages my back/legs/whatever's hurting me every night which helps. I also use safe essential oils & try to stretch/use a tennis ball against a wall to work out any knots.

Mandy Woody
M

get a roller and use it, this will help a lot.

Catherine Stanley
C

Tylenol never helped me with any type of back pain even before pregnant so I never tried it while pregnant. I would try a bath to relax your muscles and then a rub like deep blue or biofreeze etc. Gooduck!

Erica Vernon
E

Essential oils or turmeric helps really well. I used a low dose Tylenol during my pregnancy but I didn't know of anything else. I can understand the pain!

Isabella Stephens
I

No!!!!

Jenny Brady
J

I use it occasionally. I get horrible headaches when pregnant. I don't think it would help much with back pain though.

Brittany Clayton
B

I wouldnt use it ANY time

Jacqulyn Whitney
J

a little ibuprophen is ok but Tylenol is a blood thinner and not a good idea

Nikki Fox
N

Ibprophen is not recommended at all when pregnant

Erica Vernon 3 years

Ibuprofen is a blood thinner Tylenol is not that's why your not actually supposed to take ibuprofen or aspirin when on your period

JennaLee Diaz 3 years

Don't take ibobrufoen. Tylenol is paracetamol?

Melody Milligan 3 years

Tylenol has an LD50 number of 8, meaning it only takes 8 Tylenol to kill half the lab rats. All meds have an ld50 #

Melissia Rowe
M

??

Melody Milligan 3 years

Lethal dose (LD50) is the amount of an ingested substance that kills 50 percent of a test sample. It is expressed in mg/kg, or milligrams of substance per kilogram of body weight. Common name. Toxin. Lethal doses.

Melissia Rowe 3 years

And Tylenol is paracetamol

Melody Milligan 3 years

Yes. Or acetaminophen

Melissia Rowe 3 years

try a webster certified chiropractor

Erick Gross
E

Magnesium oil and arnica

Sara Oneil
S

I have scoliosis so I know your pain! Heating pads, warm relaxing baths, and rest worked really well for me. I found I was straining my back when I slept, so I had my husband tuck a pillow behind me and made sure my belly and neck were also supported

Megan Horne
M

My heat pack saved my back through my pregnancy. And if you have a better half ask them to massage it. I was worried about the same thing.

Trena Phillips
T

Chiro, magnesium, and heating pad it is.

Crystal Hopkins
C

I wouldn't take any Tylenol pregnant or not. Use pillows for support and ask your husband to massage your upper back right where it hurts before you fall asleep- works like a charm for me.

Anna Harvey
A

Use turmeric and black pepper. You can make golden milk or mix with some peanut butter and put on crackers. 1/4 tsp turmeric and a dash of pepper, the pepper helps absorption.

Argania Weeks
A

Go see a chiropractor

Michelle Santiago
M

Do you have your gallbladder?

Jillian Hilton
J

regardless of what docs say, I say no to meds during pregnancy...

Catherine Easley
C

try a massage for pain

Catherine Easley
C

Tylenol is pretty toxic, so I would say no

Amy Abraham
A

NO why risk anything

Irene Mercado
I

Chiropractic adjustment during pregnancy with my 2nd was the only way I survived lol I didn't need it for the other 3 but with that one I couldn't even walk. I'm sure they could help your upper back too. The massage table alone is worth the trip! Lol

Amanda Hays
A

I'm strongly against Tylenol. Especially during pregnancy.

Charity Vaughn
C

Chrio adjustment is great. I'd also suggest marjoram EO with lavender and stress away. Also Sulfurzyme is an amazing supplement what is amazing for pain! I was crippled with back pain for several months before I had this in my life! And also, Copaiba is a very strong anti-inflammatory essential oils that I personally use for discomfort of any kind. I hope you find relief!!!

Elyse Lowry
E

I took Tylenol throughout my pregnancy. It felt safer than taking my hydrocodone and oxycodone which my doctor still gave me due to how severe my pain is he thought the benefits outweighed the risks

Nicole Barr
N

no... Tylenol is never good. I wouldn't take it at all... Use something else. I can recommend homeopathy and it is safe. Also, take some milk thistle to cleanse your liver, but check on that herb first before taking since you are pregnant...

Sheri Fowler
S

No way! Please don't!

Maria Velez
M

We are all at different places in our journey! I'm a nurse and my personal pregnancies I used lots of OTCs without batting an eye! Now I'm holistic and haven't used any medications in 2 years. All diet, supplements and essential oils. I love educating and I powering women so that they know here are other options then what a traditional MD tells you! But don't beat yourself up about it! You get educated and do what's best for you and continually try to get better!

Elyse Lowry
E

Sorry your having discomfort, if your upper back hurts its primarily due to posture. It is a motherly instinct to curve forward and move your pelvic anterior to protect the womb. But some to be moms dont walk enough to break from this posture to prevent pain. To help with the pain go for a slow 20 min walk and try to realign your back with correct posture. (while doing this take slow long deep breaths and try to reach the pain with your breathing) As well as taking some high quality trace minerals. Chrio adjustment can help as well as a Licensed in Acupuncture - Acupuncturist.(No dry needling- which is incorrect acupuncture performed but a non-licensed in acupuncture chiro or physical therapist in some states only).

Kelly Honeycutt
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See a chiropractor! They will help with the pregnancy aches and pains. Having hubby rub a little peppermint EO onto the sore areas will help too. Try to avoid Tylenol, it isn't really fixing the problem just hiding your symptoms

Michelle Kearney
M

No.

Kimberleigh Greer
K

Do not do it.

Nancy Bates
N

Body pillow will help greatly!

Meital Hooks
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