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#1 of 6 Old 12-30-2010, 01:48 PM - Thread Starter
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I was wondering if any of you other mamas have experience with taking Zofran to combat morning sickness?


I am currently taking Unisom/B6 coctail and it is helping somewhat but I am still extremely nauseus all day long (esp. at night).  Contemplating talking to my OB about starting Zofran.  What do you all think? 

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I've never taken it, but am doing much better w/the B6.  I have heard very good things about it, though.  I say it can't hurt to try, especially if you're still so miserable.  Hang in there!

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Phenergan is my drug of choice for nausea. I also found peppermint candies, made with real oil of peppermint, to be helpful. Good luck!



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Currently on Zofran due to hyperemesis - it is a lifesaver!  Make sure if you start it to keep up on fluid intake - constipation is a side effect.  It really helps immensely though - I am not totally nausea-free, but food stays where it's supposed to (knock on wood), and I finally stopped losing weight!

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How funny I should see this thread. I am due aug 18th and so far, my morning sickness wasn't so bad. I found taking otc nausea meds have helped. However, last night I ended up in the hospital because my morning sickness has officially taken a turn for the worse. I couldn't eat all day long, I was gagging every few seconds but nothing was coming up. The OTC meds weren't working. I took phenergen which was a life saver for the beginning of pregnancy with my daughter. No luck. It helped for 15 minutes and the nausea came back. That also started happening with my daughter and I had to be on the b6/ unisom combo with the phenergen. However, the b6 wasn't working very well either. The dr thinks I might have the beginnings of hyperemesis. He gave me zofran and it worked better than everything else but I still had two slight nausea attacks. Zofran is really good but just be prepared if you're on medicaid cause it's very expensive and they will only pay for 8pills a month. That's the problem I'm having right now but since it's the only thing that's working, my dr is going to request a special needs waiver for it so that I can have some medicine that helps me be able to eat. Good luck smile.gif

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I'm on Zofran, and it has been a life saver for me. Since about week 6 I was puking up everything and losing weight, and was couch bound all day long (luckily I only work a few evenings a week so I could do that). I went on Zofran a few weeks ago and am now able to keep down food and fluids again! The nausea isn't completely gone and neither is the vomiting but I did get some relief. Unfortunately it does cause constipation which I am still trying to figure out how to remedy. In my opinion the relief from the nausea is totally worth it.

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