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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms
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Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i am 6 weeks pregnant
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Please go ahead.
User :   i went to a gynae to consult regarding that, she did an ultrasound, i found that she couldn't any hearbeat of the baby
Doctor :   So what did she advise.
User :   since, i have irregular peroid she suggest an ultrasound after two weeks
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she also prescribed duphaston and sinate. i would like to know what role these tabs play and are they safe for me
User :   ru still there doc
Doctor :   as you might be knowing that the baby's heart starts to beat from 5th week.
Doctor :   duphaston is usually used to control irregularity in cycles , it is a progesterone analogue.
Doctor :   In progesterone defficiencies it is used.
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes
User :   so is it safe for me
User :   and what about sinate
Doctor :   As in all scenarios progesterone when being monitored by gynecologist is safe, but they do have lot of side effects.
User :   any side effects to baby
User :   will i have a healthy baby, this is my first time
Doctor :   When did the gynecologist ask you to come back for a recheck?
User :   on jan 7
Doctor :   What was her opinion on lack of fetal heart sounds?
User :   she said there is a possibilty of good fetal health, but only to be confirmed after 7 th jan ultrasound
User :   and doc what about sinate tab
Doctor :   yeah it is metoprolol succinate
User :   so what it is used for, and any side effects
Doctor :   Did she prescribe them recently or have been using it before you got pregnant?
User :   no she prescribed it yesterday itself, when we visited her for the first time
Doctor :   Could you let me know the generic name of cinate, behind the strip?
Doctor :   Do you follow?
User :   yes
User :   dioxylamine + vitamin b6 + folic acid 2.5mg
Doctor :   It is absolutely safe to use it.
Doctor :   It is the superior most anti histaminic for prevention of any allergic reactions if you have any.
User :   i don't have any
Doctor :   All the others are very essential for proper vitamin supplements for a pregnant mother.
User :   okay, so should i continue with duphaston
Doctor :   Yeah very much unless you have any adverse side effects which you need to immediately bring to the notice of the gynecologist.
Doctor :   dioxylamine is also used in cases where you dont have enough sleep or have insomnia or need proper rest.
Doctor :   Are you a working woman?
User :   an housewife
Doctor :   Or also in scenarios where you have excess work and need rest.
Doctor :   Did you get your blood pressure checked ?
Doctor :   How was it?
User :   it is within normal limits, 130
User :   130/80
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   thats fine.
Doctor :   You need to take both these medications.
Doctor :   If you have any issue with them like side effects, the doctor might adjust the dosages or change the combinations and give you an alternative.
Doctor :   Progesterone is called the pregnancy hormone and hence will help you.
Doctor :   As per today's protocols in India women are being advised to take folic acid, iron supplements from the day they get married.
Doctor :   So, nothing to worry.
User :   thanks, any particular instructions
Doctor :   Yeah
Doctor :   1.keep taking large amounts of fruits,veggies,juices.
Doctor :   2.Walk or do some household chores without bending much at least for one hour everyday.
Doctor :   3.Dont take too much of oily,fatty diet,lessen salt in the food.
Doctor :   4.take lots of natural,fiber rich diet,honey,etc,
Doctor :   5.keep smiling,be happy, keep speaking to your baby from 12th week...modern research tells that they listen to what mothers speak.
Doctor :   If you have any side effect visit the doctor immediately.
Doctor :   Anything else you would like to know from my side.?
User :   nope, thanks doc, have a nice day
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   you too ,take care,bye for now.
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