M/S is worse, anyone taken Zofran?

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M/S is worse, anyone taken Zofran?
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Tue, 07-26-2011 - 2:27pm

well, the m/s (or more accurately, all day sickness) is getting worse. I am not actually throwing up, but fighting it back in the mornings, and forcing myself to eat 3x per day. I know with twins I am supposed to be eating even more, but this is about all I can manage right now.

I am trying everything - saltines in bed before I get up, salty/sweet combos, hard candies, ginger ale.

Kelly, mom to 4 year old Lexi, wife to Rob TTC Number 2 since April 2010, with a loss in June 2010 at 4.5 weeks, and a loss in April 2011 at 8 weeks (possibly ectopic). Saw the RE in May 2011, we were moving forward with testing and an IUI when we

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Tue, 07-26-2011 - 3:11pm
I am sorry the ms is getting worse. i hope it subsides soon. I was on Zofran with DS2 starting at 7 weeks. By that time I was already down 27lbs from vomiting. I was up to 4 a day and it was working. My ms finally went away at 16 weeks.

With this one, I had some pretty bad ms but compared to DS2, it was nothing so I sucked it up at dealt. Easter I threw up 8 times in 9 hours and got some Zofran. It didn't work. Or I should say it worked when it wanted to. I only used it a short while and stopped. I am still getting bouts of ms at 26 weeks. Only throwing up about once a week though.

IMO I would totally try it. I think you can take it every 4 hours. Hope it gets better for you.
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Tue, 07-26-2011 - 4:14pm

Sorry, I feel your pain right now. I've got the all-day sickness too.

I tried Zofran the other night....did take the edge off, but not much. It was a swallowable tablet though. I know they

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Tue, 07-26-2011 - 4:16pm
With my #3 I was throwing up 3 times a day and tried the zofran but it didn't help (but I think it was only 4mg). This time (my #4) I've used it quite a bit & it seems to help. I have the 8mg tablets to take every 8 hours. It doesn't seem to help if I take it twice in a day but that first round sure is a nice relief. It doesn't go totally away but better enough to be worth it. I highly suggest taking a stool softener if you try it, holy constipation batman!
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Tue, 07-26-2011 - 4:52pm

thanks. The worst of it really is in the mornings. By afternoon, after I choke down some lunch, it tapers off and I'm actually hungry by dinner time. But in the mornings, I am trying to get DD ready for school, myself ready for work and all the while I am fighting the vomit/nausea.

Kelly, mom to 4 year old Lexi, wife to Rob TTC Number 2 since April 2010, with a loss in June 2010 at 4.5 weeks, and a loss in April 2011 at 8 weeks (possibly ectopic). Saw the RE in May 2011, we were moving forward with testing and an IUI when we
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Tue, 07-26-2011 - 5:38pm
I took Zofran twice a day for a few weeks. It helped get me through the day. But then it stopped working. I had a long talk with my OB before taking it. He was a pharmacist before becoming a doctor. In the end I decided it couldn't be any worse than throwing up everything I ate or drank. I hope you feel better soon! My m/s is just now getting better. I only throw up if I get hungry or eat too much.
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Tue, 07-26-2011 - 6:47pm
I took it once, and it gave me a headache (which is a known side effect). Some people get more relief than others on it, and from what I know it's safe. What actually worked the best for me were chewable ginger candies, where the 1st ingredient is actually ginger. I ate 2 and was feeling alright for a couple of hours. Still didn't have much appetite, but at least I didn't feel like I was going to yak 24 hours a day. I did that and also unisom and b6. I noticed too that on days I didn't get enough sleep the m/s was a lot worse. I definitely feel your pain. It's a good pain to have, but it still REALLY sucks.
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Tue, 07-26-2011 - 8:08pm
I've been taking it since I was 6 weeks. It helps but did not completely take away the nausea. I take that and use the wrist bands and acupuncture helped too. HUGS
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Tue, 07-26-2011 - 9:26pm
Yup. Im anti meds esp since losses but m/s was so bad this pregnancy I could not survive w/o it.
IN beginning I took it every day then I weened myself. It basically just stopped me from puking but I still felt ill so I gave it up. It felt better to actually hurl.
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Tue, 07-26-2011 - 10:45pm

I have no experience with Zofran.

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Tue, 07-26-2011 - 10:45pm

Honestly, nothing ever helped me other than getting a couple weeks out of 1T. I think I read my favorite advice ever about Zofran on this board - "Zofran works when it wants to." That has always held true for me. Soemtimes it did help, but please please be aware that it can cause constipation like you have never experienced before. I was on it twice a day for a week and was so impacted, I had to have an enema. It has a constipating effect, which when added to the dehydration and low fluid intake from nausea and vomiting, is really bad. I swore it off after the enema (and the week before the enema of ridiculous discomfort). Take Colace along with it if you do the Zofran regularly! I hope it gets better soon and you are one of the lucky moms-to-be who get relief from something :)

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