I have been throwing up 6-10 times a day for 4 weeks now and dont feel I am keeping any sort of nutrients down. I have a stomach ache alot which the pain and bloating triggers me to feel sick. I havent moved past eating bananas, bread and crackers for a while now. My midwife says she can give me a diclectin prescription next week at my first visit, but I have no idea what that will do to me or the baby. What are the side effects?
Side Effects of Diclectin?
The biggest side effect I've heard of from a number of friends who have taken it is that it can make you pretty drowsy at first. That's one of the reasons why you usually take it at night. The other reason is that it's a time release medication so it takes a few hours to kick in.
As far as I've read, it's considered very safe for baby and you, and can make a world of difference if you are at the point where you are miserable, having trouble getting enough nutrition and staying hydrated.
We don't have it in the U.S. but I did take Unisom, which has the same active ingredient as Diclectin. If you search the forums there's at least one post floating around with a link to a site that has a bunch of studies that have been done on the use of Diclectin in pregnancy. In Canada it's classified among the safest drugs, and like MamanFrancaise said, the main side effect is definitely awesomeness. Made a huge difference for me (took it through about week 23-24).
Have you tried changing the times you take them? Do you usually get sick at a specific time per day (morning, evening, etc?).
I would feel worse in the evenings so I took 1 before bed, 1 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon.
Hopefully that will help you. I'm so sorry you're still miserable. I hope this passes quickly.