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Pregnant, excess weight, panic. Via ananas, green tea and xenical tablets taken. Advise?

Hi , Actually i am pregnant in my 5th week, i've been having 2 pills daily of via ananas in my third week of pregnancy and some other diet supplements as well as, but as soon as i knew i'm pregnant i stopped having the pills,i remember one day i took 2 pills of via ananas and 2 tablets of green tea and one of xenical, the other day i had 2 of via ananas and 2 of (7 slim) and 2 of xenical, i know it sounds crazy but i've been depressed due to my weight excess and couldn't even understand why, now i panic a lot about this , specially after visiting my doctor who didn't assure me 100% he mentioned that he can't know the side effects of all of them, is there any Doctor here who may help me in this, i really need to know what would happen to my baby now, i am worried to death, please answer as soon as possible, thank you
Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
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Usually in the first 3 months of pregnancy medication is not taken unless and otherwise it is very important. Also no self medication should be used without the advise of a qualified practitioner. This is the period when organs of the baby are formed. However as u have taken only a few pills they may not have affected the baby. But get a regular check up and ultrasound test done. Also get the genetic tests done to rule out abnormalities if any. Take nutritious diet. Atleast from now donot take any other medication without the advise of a medical practitioner. It is pointless brooding over what has already happened. Ur mental state may have more deleterious affect than pills. Relax, have good sleep and healthy diet. Be under regular follow up
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Answered: Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

It is indeed not safe to take any unapproved medication or supplements of unknown composition during the first trimester of pregnancy. It is good that you have stopped all such medication / supplements.

Like your doctor has mentioned, it is not possible to assure you 100% that there wouldn't be any side effects, but I would say that you don't have to get very worried or tensed about this. It is very important that you take folic acid supplements (which will prevent any fetal abnormalities) and go for reular follow-ups with your obstetrician.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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