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Taking Ramipril for kidneys affected by diabetes. Could medication cause miscarriage?

I was put on Ramipril by my GP about 34 years ago due to my kidneys being affected by my diabetes . However, about 2 years ago, I began to suffer early pregnancy symptoms . Despite taking numY faint positive yet I began bleeding at around the time my period was due. I was still taking ramipril at this point, yet I went to my GP as I am aware of the adverse affects that this medication can have if taken during pregnancy. I was booked into EPC and, to be on the safe side, they repeated the test for me. It came out negative so I was just told that I was no longer pregnant . Yes this was extremely upsetting, yet again, however, I picked myself up and continued. I still felt pregnant but as I had just been through a particularly upsetting time, I assumed that it was just after effects of what I had just been through and besides, I had a normal period the following month. Then, Imagine my horror, when, towards the end of the 1st day of my period this month, as I sat on the toilet, I saw something about the size of a small chicken egg fall into the bowl. Describing it to my GP, I was informed that this looked more as if I must have been closer to 3 months pregnant, which means I must have not actually miscarried when they said I had. In all this time, apart from that one very faint positive, every other test I had taken was negative. Could my medication have affected the results? Just don t know what to think now as I honestly feel that this means I may have still had a chance to have saved my baby as I would have acted more appropriately, had I known
Asked On : Tue, 17 Apr 2012
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Welcome to HCM forum

As you are having diabetes , chances of miscarriage are more

Methyl dopa or labetalol are the better drugs for pregnancy but as you are having renal disorder so you must consult your physician regarding this

Take salt restricted diet and keep on taking folic acid

Rest I would like to suggest after knowing your whole medical history in detail

Take care

Best wishes
Answered: Tue, 17 Apr 2012
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