I had morning sickness for four months. NOTHING helped. NOTHING stayed down. I was on the verge of being dragged to the hospital twice but resisted after I was able to keep down a few ounces of diluted gatorade an hour at those worst of moments. Every other day I would vomit 4-5 times per day, and that was only after eating/drinking (ie. I was keeping very little down) and being horribly nauseous ALL THE TIME. I lost more than ten pounds in my first two months of pregnancy.
I did not want to take Zofran (currently the most-perscribed med for morning-sickness) cause it's only been on the market for 8 years and I don't consider that safe enough.
So here was my solution: I called a wonderful organization called motherisk in Toronto (where I'm from) www.motherisk.org
and they told me about Diclectin. It's 12.5mg of unisom (doxylamine) and 25mg Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). You can buy unisom over the counter and split pills, also B6 is readily available. I took it at least three times a day once I found that it worked so well. It did not relieve my nausea, but it made me less unstable, which is to say that I vomited less and was able to eat a little bit.
Some info about Diclectin: Diclectin is perscribed to 20% of pregnant women in Canada and is widely used around the world as a safe drug to treat morning sickness. It was removed from the market in the US in the early 80s because of litigation from mothers who claimed that it caused birth defects in their children. Since then, it has been shown that the incidence of birth defects in children whose mothers took Diclectin is identical to the incidence of children whose mothers did not. It has been on the market since the early 1960s.
After about 20 weeks, my morning sickness slowly subsided and I have since had a healthy and normal pregnancy, gaining back the weight I lost plus another 25lbs!!! (I'm still only 30 wks!) I just hope this babe will weigh less than ten pounds!
To those of you who are suffering - I wish you strength and moments of relief. Diclectin really worked for me - it was the only thing that did. Best of luck to you and congratulations!