I had been thinking about the steroid drops I am on for my corneal issues. The eye doctor that gave them to me said that they shouldn’t be a big deal, but that he isn’t an ob. I asked the lady who did my last scan and she said that steroid drops barely go in your blood stream and shouldn’t effect anything. However, she didn’t even ask what drug I was on.
I was still thinking about it today so I called the nurse at my RE’s office. I wonder if she is sick of me calling yet lol. The drops are a pregnancy category C drug which she said that means they don’t really know if it will have any effects. I looked it up on the net and wik.ip.ed.ia says that in pregnancy category c drugs animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. She said that they try to have people on drugs that are category b, but that I should weigh my options. Do I need to be on the drops? How long will I be on the drops? I would be on them for at least two weeks until I see my personal eye doctor to see if I should continue for longer. She said usually eye drops don’t have much of an effect as other things, but nothing is 100%. She said I should try calling my eye doctor and see if there are any drops that I could be put on that are category b.
I called my eye doctor and left a message. They called back pretty quickly which I’m pretty happy about. She said that she talked to a head dr, though not my doctor and they said that of all the years they have been using steroid drops with pregnant women they haven’t had any issues. She said that it probably has a category c rating because it’s a new drug and gave me the name of a different eye drop that was older that might have a different rating, but I looked it up and it was a category c as well. She said that they were just trying to fix the vision in my eye and to decrease the swelling. However, I don’t need to be on it right now. If it would make me feel comfortable waiting until I know if I am pregnant or not I can stop taking the drops and wait until I know I’m not pregnant.
I’m not sure what I think I am going to do. It makes me nervous taking something that could effect a pregnancy if I do happen to get pregnant this cycle after trying so hard to get pregnant. However, most people don’t think that there will be an issue. What do you guys think? My hubby doesn’t seem that concerned and thinks I should just continue taking it, but I’m not sure. Am I making too much of a big deal about this?
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