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Zophran - Please tell me your experiences with it.

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

My doctor has prescribed this for me. I read not to take it if you have a heart rhythm problem. I have an irregular heart beat but i'm not sure if that counts. I will speak with my doctor again. But i'm desperate for help against this killer nausea. If you have taken Zophran, please share with me your experiences with it. Did it help your nausea, did it have side effects, did it make you super sleepy etc or make you feel worse in other ways?

 

Thank you!

post #2 of 8
Thread Starter 

Or maybe it's spelled Zofran. Ondansetron in Canada.

post #3 of 8

I am always on it, this pregnancy is no exception. I remember how sick I was with DC1 without it, but now thankfully I don't get to experience the horror of hyperemesis without it. I don't have any issue from it at all, no constipation or really any side effect at all. But even if I did, I would never consider not taking it, because the benefit of it would FAR outweigh the risk. 

 

Sorry you are sick enough to be considering this, and I hope it helps. :)

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks so much. And HUGE congrats on your 3 babies on the way!!! A happy and healthy nine months to all of you!

post #5 of 8

Mittens- I am taking it now and took it in my first pregnancy- I had hypermesis g- I landed in the hospital several times for an IV- I even feel like I may want a bit of homecare becuase I am on 3 types of drugs this time- and can drink but not as much as I would like- my regimen is this- I have it really really bad- like I can barf 30+ times in a day.

 

Night I take a unisom combo- in Canada they call it:   http://www.diclectin.com/  - this is a normal sleeping pill safe fore pregnancy- they have been giving it to pregnant women for 50 years.

 

During the day I take Zophran generic- this helps but is not always perfect- On my worst days it does not help.-- When it works it is great.

 

If I have a very bad day I take a suppository that is the most powerful. 

 

I really did not want to take meds at all.  I spent weeks trying all of the natural tricks non of which worked.  I ended up in the hospital and was unable to eat or drink for days.  This is just what I have to do to survive.

 

I hope that helps a bit It is much less expensive and less invasive that regular IV's for nutrition and hydration.

 

Good luck!

post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by 2sweetsparrows View Post

Night I take a unisom combo- in Canada they call it:   http://www.diclectin.com/  - this is a normal sleeping pill safe fore pregnancy- they have been giving it to pregnant women for 50 years.

 

 


Also this. I don't know how you feel about taking sleeping aids, but I take Unisom every single night and let me assure you, I know RIGHT AWAY the next day I forgot it- even with higher doses of Zofran. I take it with my PNV for the B6. 

post #7 of 8

Yeah that stuff really really works I feel great for the first 30 min when I wake up then when the unisom wares off I am like- where's my zophran?

post #8 of 8

Ondonsetron is the generic. I have had hyperemesis with both my pregnancies, and it's the only thing that works- not the unisom-b6 combo, not ginger, not RRL (or any other herbal), not any of the other antiemetics. For me, Zofran seems to just kill my gag reflex- I'm still nauseous, but I don't throw up. So that's no fun- but it's necessary, given the amount of weight I've lost with both my girls. So far this time I've been really nauseas, but not throwing up yet- although my HG normally strikes around 8 weeks, so we'll see.

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