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just passing on this info...i am asking about the zofran tomorrow. since my nursling is older and is down to 2-3 nursings/day, i think i might opt for some meds...i've tried most everything else. i'm also going to ask her about the sepia, but will likely fill the zofran just in case.
 

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good luck! I hope you find a solution you are comfortable with.<br><br>
Zofran really is a miracle drug, imo.... I took it for my entire first pregnancy and I have a perfect, intelligent 3.5 year old to show for it... and I've been taking it the whole time this preg. too...<br><br>
A great resource is <a href="http://www.hyperemesis.org" target="_blank">www.hyperemesis.org</a> They have a message board there and there is a lot of great information that these people share about their experiences...... Plus, it's so very comforting to interact with people that are going through the same thing....
 

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thank you lauren...going there now to check it out!
 

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I've been on both zofran and phenergan for ds and now this preg.<br><br>
Zofran is absolutely a wonder drug, but causes extreme constipation in me...(and others so I hear). It also gives me headaches when given through an iv, so I stick to the oral dose. I occasionally take phenergan, which is very sedating. Can't seem to win, but I feel great on either one.<br><br>
I fought medications for a while during ds preg, but I was loosing alot of weight, and both my mw and I were starting to get concerned about ds. For me the benefits outweigh the risk. But, everyone has different comfort levels.
 

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I wanted to get on Zofran, but when I went to fill my prescription it was going to be $350!!! SO, as someone who is currently uninsured but getting on Medicaid - much too cost prohibitive.<br><br>
Luckily, the phenergan is working for me. I just took my last one this morning, so I need to schedule an appt to get another refill. I am hoping to only need them a short time longer! I am leaving my first trimester!!
 

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Yes to the constipation...It's AWFUL! That's one drawback ;-) The other is definitely the expense....it's UBER expensive...<br><br>
And I just found out that they now have a generic for Zofran (Ondansetron HCL)... so instead of being $7000 for a 3-month supply it's $3500 .... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: I know my insurance company has a much lower copay on generics...
 

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Miralax works wonders for the constipation, as a BTDT...I got soo sick from ducalax, ugh. Horrible cramping, never again. Miralax is safe, and sooo gentle. Now over the counter!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
I got some kind of insurance over ride on the zofran as it is a "safer" class for preg mamas (but, I do take both...I just cant function without drooling on phenergan) Was easy enough. But, it is sooo expensive. I cut up the 8mg pills in half (sometimes 3rd's) if Im running low. Thankfully, I feel great even on a 1/3 of a pill.
 

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I was told Vitiamin b6 and if bad Unisom (at bedtime) so far I haven't needed eaither
 

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My husband is dead against anything like Zofran, though I told him I am getting desperate. He makes a valid point though. They tell you these things are safe and you find out years later they were wrong, you know? It scares me!<br><br>
My middle son was on Propulsid in massive quantities as a baby. They said, Safe as safe can be! Used for years and years with no problems. When he was 4 we received a letter in the mail *gulp* that Propulsid was to blame for major heart problems leading to instant death in children.<br><br>
While he was cleared by a heart doc, I will always wonder if he will be gone early because of this. We have severe heart disease in our family's adults and I wonder all the time if he will have a weakened heart already - something they didn't find or something.<br><br>
Anyway, sorry to be a downer. I am desperate enough to take Zofran myself, but with hubby's support, I am trying not to. I wish everyone the best! It is not easy being in the place where you feel meds must be taken to live semi-normally. I am at my wit's end!
 

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there is a generic for the zofran...idk how much it will cost. i have tried the b6, but have been advised against the unisom.<br><br>
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I've taken zofran throughout all of my pregnancies. I need it. I've already lost 4 pounds so far this time even with the zofran. I'm trying not to end up in the hospital with HG this time around. HCG and me don't mix well.<br><br>
It is really expensive, but luckily my insurance covers it.
 

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Yep, before meds, I lost 15 pounds in one week and had to go to the hospital for IV fluids three times that week. I was on the road to starvation.<br><br>
I'm definitely concerned about the effect of meds on the little one, but it has to be better than the narcotics I was on with my kidney stone a couple weeks ago.
 
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