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Is there an overdose point for b6 vitamins for morning sickness?? Or is it like vit. C and comes out in your urine if your body doesn't need it? Does it build up in your system or should you spread it out during the day? You'd think I never had a baby before.

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i don't know about b6 but did you know that folic acid is supposed to help with m/s?
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Popping in from May, but I don't think you can take too much b6. I take diclectin, which is b6 and unisom. It is the only class a drug for pregnancy and you can take up to 8 a day, and I think the max is more for the unisom part than the b6 part.

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I just read that you should probably limit to 150mg per day(there is only 10mg in a diclectin) but that's only because it's an unknown more than any actual danger plus unless you are really deficient you don't need more than 50mg anyway.
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According to Dr. Hale, seizures are associated with B6 doses above 300 mg/day (although the frequency is rare).

I'd probably stick with less than 100 mg/day... and spread the dose out over the day to get uniform coverage instead of a huge spike and no coverage for part of the day.

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there is b6 associated neuropathy, but it should go away if you stop taking the vitamin - it's water soluble but at high doses it CAN cause problems.
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100mg max/day - you can od on B6.
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Glad you asked Amy, I was wondering too, my research had said 150. That is why I wish I bought 25 mg pills instead of 50, I'd be able to take it more regularly, the pills are too tiny and not scored, so I can't break them in half neatly. :

Right now I am sticking with taking the 50 once or twice/day and the emergen-C once, that keeps me under 150.

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Just wondering if you guys really find that the B6 works for you? I've never tried it before but the MS is killer this time and w/ 5lo to chase I need anything that might help.
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It only works in conjunction with unisom for me.

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it worked better than phenergan for me, and had the added benfit of an energy boost,lol

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Isn't unisom for sleeping? It doesn't make you drowsy all day?

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Reviving this discussion.......

I am 11w,3d today, and am SO nauseous all day, every day. I'm going to try the B6 at the advice of my midwives, who say you can take 50 mg 3 times a day. (I of course will try it less at first to see if I can get relief from a smaller amount.)

I hope it works!

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Oh, here on the Mayo Clinic website it says that you shouldn't take more than 100 mg per day:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vit.../NS_patient-b6

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Fat soluble, right? So you can OD?

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Fat soluble, right? So you can OD?
it's water soluble
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