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Old 05-04-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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Is it safe? I'm in Miami for a funeral and my back is killing me. It hurts to walk. I still have to go to the funeral and fly home tomorrow, work the graduation ceremony Sunday, and then make it to the chiropractor Monday night. My aunt is recommending biofreeze. The active ingredient is menthol USP, so I figure it can't really be bad, but it does say to consult your physician if pregnant/nursing. I did send an email out to my midwife, but not sure how soon to expect a response. Any advice?

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Old 05-04-2012, 10:21 PM   #2
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Re: biofreeze use during pregnancy

my husband had to use it for a back problem a few months ago and he made sure I didnt even open it since his doc told him its dangerous for preg. women. i dont know what makes it "bad" but thats just what he told me...
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I used it with no issues. DH is a chiropractor and no issue with me using it.
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Re: biofreeze use during pregnancy

I was given it at maternity fairs at hospitals, so I thought it was safe.
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Re: biofreeze use during pregnancy

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Is it safe? I'm in Miami for a funeral and my back is killing me. It hurts to walk. I still have to go to the funeral and fly home tomorrow, work the graduation ceremony Sunday, and then make it to the chiropractor Monday night. My aunt is recommending biofreeze. The active ingredient is menthol USP, so I figure it can't really be bad, but it does say to consult your physician if pregnant/nursing. I did send an email out to my midwife, but not sure how soon to expect a response. Any advice?
I don't know the specific answer, but if it makes you feel better, even my "Pregnancy Tea" and "Mother's Milk Tea" from Traditional Medicinals says to consult a physician if pg/bf. I think they're just covering their backs.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:15 PM   #6
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Re: biofreeze use during pregnancy

I think you are fine! I am a massage therapist and we use it at work all the time on pregnant ladies
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:23 PM   #7
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I am 35 weeks and my chiropractor (who specializes in pregnant women and kids) uses it on me, so I am assuming it is safe. But I have never actually looked it up.
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I think its a cover their butt thing. I was told it was fine by my gen practice DO and my chiro.

And RRL tea which i was told to take by my midwife says it too.

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Re: biofreeze use during pregnancy

I also used it during my pregnancy and my chiro said it was fine.
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Re: biofreeze use during pregnancy

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I think they're just covering their backs.
That's what I figured, but wanted some other opinions. They put it on everything!! Midwives said it was fine, and it brings so much relief!! Chiropractor in less than an hour! Yay!!
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