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After removal of a brain tumour, I use a low dose of ibuprofen. I am also 37. Is pregnancy a safe option?

By March 6, 2010 - 2:26pm
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Two years ago I had an acoustic neuroma removed. All is well. I still take one 200 mg ibuprofen in the morning and one in the evening on good days. On some days I take more as well as paracetamol. In the last 2 yrs I have gone cold turkey once or twice and found life quite hard! I am also 37. Is it foolish of me to be feeling a desire to have another baby? If I cannot stop my use of ibuprofen, what risk would this have for a growing fetus?

Yours faithfully,

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Thank you so much. I have an appointment tomorrow morning with a female GP to talk about all this. I had no idea there might be a 'safe' painkiller. I had thought it would be a need to have no painkiller or no baby. I am aware that ideally it is no tablets, when pregnant with my daughter I abstained from anything and everything! But to hear that there is a window of possibility is quite wonderful! I shall jot down what you have said as I stand zero chance of remembering!

Many thanks again,
Kirsten :)

March 7, 2010 - 1:16am
(reply to kirsten 37)

Please let us know how your appointment goes Monday morning!

March 7, 2010 - 9:03am
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