Eye infection :(

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Registered: 09-30-2008
Eye infection :(
Thu, 04-26-2012 - 6:15pm
Its not pregnancy related, but my hormones are making me vent lol... This morning I woke up with a swollen, red, painful eye. I called the eye doctor first thing in the morning, and I had to wait until 330 for an appointment. I finally got in to see the doctor, and made sure to tell them I was 17 weeks pregnant..the doctor gives me a prescription, and I asked if it was safe in pregnancy.. he looked at me puzzled, and said " hmm..I don't know. I should check." REALLY? That does sound like a good idea before you write the prescription. So he left to check, and had to end up changing the medicine because its not safe!! I am so happy I asked, and so mad he didn't even THINK about that before! I can't be the only pregnant woman he's ever helped!!
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Registered: 02-21-2012
Thu, 04-26-2012 - 8:04pm
Sorry about your eye! The pharmacists are the most knowledgeable about the drugs, I ask them if I'm not sure. Glad you got the safe stuff though!
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Thu, 04-26-2012 - 8:54pm

Sorry you're having trouble.

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Registered: 07-08-2009
Thu, 04-26-2012 - 9:21pm
Wow I can't believe that doctor didn't check! Craziness!!!
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Registered: 01-27-2012
Fri, 04-27-2012 - 4:00am
Feel better soon!

- JM

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Fri, 04-27-2012 - 9:32am
I had pink eye early on in this pregnancy, and thankfully my Dr. checked it out... but I still had the pharmacist double- check. :)

I would've been extremely ticked if my doctor had done what yours did. (((Hugs))) hope your eye gets better quickly.