so sorry you're going through this!!!!
i wish i could take some of it for you!!!
Some people do feel more comfortable with promethazine vs ondansetron, especially in the first trimester. I can say that if you need it long term (God forbid you experience HG that long!), you should stop taking it in your third trimester, because it does cross the placenta and has been shown to cause platelet aggregation in newborns when taken within 2 weeks of birth. Other than that, it's very safe for you right now. So glad you finally got a response! I'm sad that it took so long and that you had to have ketones in your urine before she would be willing to prescribe something for you, but small victories
It will most likely knock you out though. I used to use it to get to sleep sometimes instead of for nausea!
Yay! I'm so glad it's helping!!! If you continue to take it, the drowsiness effects will start to wean a bit as your body gets used to it. Pay attention to the twitchy/jumpy stuff. If you notice that your eyes are moving without you or limbs are being weird, definitely stop taking it! It's rare but it's a cross between an antihistamine and an antipsychotic in structure, and some people develop something called "extrapyramidal symptoms" from a little too much dopamine involvement.
I don't want to worry you, if you were close to falling asleep it can also give you less control over motor functions and the jumpiness, which is completely normal and much much more common. I just noticed that it's something that most providers don't mention because the risk is so small and your comment made me remember that it does sometimes happen.
As far as people feeling more comfortable with promethazine vs. zofran, promethazine has been around for SO LONG, so there's a lot of data on it. It's always said that if you want the safest drugs possible, take the older drugs. That's not to say that zofran isn't safe, but there is just less data for use in pregnant women and that makes some people feel uncomfortable.
And now off of my
Oh boy do I feel for you! I lost 9 lbs with DS1, and 25 lbs with DS2...but it turned out DS2 was the biggest birth weight of all mine, so go figure!! I guess they really do take what they need from you, regardless of how much you can eat.
B complex with high folic acid and 50mg of B6 worked wonders for me...Wish Garden Herbs has a Calm-a-Tum tincture that's good too. Homeopathy can help, if you look up or ask MW which remedy would suit your symptoms better. I found a homeopathic Morning Sickness spray that was helpful this time around. Acupuncture can help too. Just a few other options in addition to the Zofran!
Hope you start feeling better soon!!