Took sleeping tablet (temazepan) in (possible) early pregnancy. Worried! - Mothering Forums

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Hi, I've been trying for a year to get pregnant. I know this isn't very long compared to some people but I've been finding it stressful. 3 weeks ago I had a HSG and my tubes were unblocked to that's good news. I now think that I could be pregnant, but won't know for sure for another week. This would be great but the only problem is I'm freaking out as I had trouble sleeping and, as a one-off, I took half a sleeping tablet (temazepan) twice. Which is only one sleeping tablet over 10 days so I'm probably worrying over nothing. I took it once during ovulation and once a week after possible conception as I was so desperate to sleep and didn't want one of my past cycles of insomnia to return so was trying to nip it in the bud. I'm now beating myself up about it. The only information I can find is that 'Temazepan is dangerous in early pregnancy.' I think this generally means in the first few months, but I didn't think a fetus/embryo would even come into contact with substances taken by the mother in the first 2 weeks of (possible) pregnancy. I know I'm probably over-analysing and I won't be taking it again. But if anyone has had this experience or has any words of reassurance please let me know. I have stupidly freaked myself out by looking on Google so I don't need anyone else to freak me out :) Thanks. x

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If it were me I wouldn't worry too much.  Between ovulation and implantation, the fertilized egg wouldn't be connected to your body to receive the drug through your bloodstream and I don't imagine much would filter through by osmosis or whatever process.  I looked it up and they said it crosses the placenta, but there is no placenta yet.  There's nothing you can do now but breathe and wait and see.  Waiting is one of the hardest parts of TTC.  Even after you get pregnant you have to wait for test results to make sure everything is ok.  I suggest doing whatever you can to relax-yoga, download a conception meditation, etc.  Also, if you can't sleep, you might want to try plain unisom.  It is often used for morning sickness and is generally considered safe in early pregnancy.  Good luck!

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Thanks for the good advice. I'll try not to worry. I know,the constant waiting is hard but will try to relax.
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