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"It is OK to take Schweppes when pregnant. Also my sister always have painful menses, she was told to stop taking drugs during her menses that it's not good(which helped relieve the pain) . She resorted to taking Alamo bitter and other hot drinks which helps reduce her pain but doesn't eliminate it. She's been looking for a child since 3 years of marriage. What is the cause of the pain and is taking alcohol a better solution? "

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    A 29 years year old female asked:
    3 years ago
    It is OK to take Schweppes when pregnant. Also my sister always have painful menses, she was told to stop taking drugs during her menses that it's not good(which helped relieve the pain) . She resorted to taking Alamo bitter and other hot drinks which helps reduce her pain but doesn't eliminate it. She's been looking for a child since 3 years of marriage. What is the cause of the pain and is taking alcohol a better solution?
    Dr. Oluwafemi A answered:
    3 years ago
    hello,I have heard people saying schweps contain quinine,and quinine is not safe in pregnancy.so I think u should avoid the drink and find an alternative.Alcohol isn't an alternative though.To your sister,am sure the advice she received never came from a doctor.She can take paracetamol or buscopan for her menstrual pain.the alomo bitters contain alcohol which made her feel less pain due to it's intoxication.she should stop taking alcoholic beverages as this will never help her.About her inability to conceive,has she seen a gynecologist?if no,she should as soon as possible.she will be clerked and put through tests or investigations.I hope she gets her heart desires soonest.regards.
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