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AIBU to take drugs for morning sickness?

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EdenX Wed 01-Feb-17 10:02:16

I have been struggling with all day nausea and my GP has offered me cyclizine. However my mum is horrified I would risk taking something in the first trimester. I can keep food and water down so its not that my health is at risk, I just feel miserable. AIBU to consider taking this? Has anyone else done this?

FellOutOfBed2wice Wed 01-Feb-17 10:10:47

I had hyperemesis in both pregnancies and took cyclizine and much more besides from about 4-5 weeks pregnant. I think I would have been very ill without it and even with it was in hospital. It won't harm your baby.

user892 Wed 01-Feb-17 10:14:10

Is she getting confused with thalidomide? YANBU to consider cyclizine. Women can be so strung out with nausea and vomiting that they want to die or have an abortion. She's being unreasonable by judging you.

EdenX Wed 01-Feb-17 10:20:56

I think she is just concerned its a risk, when I'm not on the verge of hospitalisation or anything. I am currently off work though and feel my other two children (2 and 6) are being a bit neglected.

honeysucklejasmine Wed 01-Feb-17 10:22:10

Cyclizine was an absolute god send for me.

Gardencentregroupie Wed 01-Feb-17 10:23:55

Unless your mum is a top obstetrician then I reckon your GP, pharmacist and the Royal College of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians have a better idea of risk/benefit in pregnancy than she does. That sounds harsh about your mum but it isn't meant to be. Anyway in my experience doctors etc err VERY far on the side of caution when it comes to meds in pregnancy.

WinterWinds001 Wed 01-Feb-17 10:24:07

YANBU I had hyperemesis in both pregnancies and could not have coped without medication.
I'm also one of those people who actually genuinely considered a termination in my second pregnancy because I physically could not look after my (then 12 month old) DS and didn't see any way out.
It's horrific and it's best by far to take whatever help you can so it doesn't get on top of you

xStefx Wed 01-Feb-17 10:25:40
Please take a look at this site, its amazingly helpful (im a HG sufferer myself and have taken drugs on both my pregnancies - both kids are healthy) this site will put your mind at ease xx

xStefx Wed 01-Feb-17 10:26:59

Winter, im there with you. I considered it too :-( I was desperate and had lost 22 lbs and weighed 6st 2lb when they gave me meds Cyclizene and Ondansetron - they saved my life x

stitchglitched Wed 01-Feb-17 10:28:05

I was taking cyclizine from the start of my pregnancy for the whole 40 weeks and even then I had several hospital admissions and also needed other drugs. They are prescribed regularly in pregnancy and certainly safer than dehydration. The HG support thread on here have very knowledgable posters, links to studies etc if you need some reassurance.

EdenX Wed 01-Feb-17 10:32:31

Thank you all for your comments - I feel very reassured. Can I ask if anyone felt drowsy as a side effect? Part of the reason I need to sort out the nausea is I have to be very on the ball at work, and am concerned about drowsiness.

stitchglitched Wed 01-Feb-17 10:36:36

Yes cyclizine made me drowsy and gave me a woozy head feeling. It did wear off after a few days though as I got used to it.

xStefx Wed 01-Feb-17 10:40:55

Most nausea meds contain antihistamines which drowsiness is a common side effect of. It does wear off and you get used to it. Sometimes the drowsiness is a god send when your too sick to sleep :-)

KayTee87 Wed 01-Feb-17 10:43:48

I threw up several times a day and had all day nausea for 14 weeks, I lost weight and could only stomach really bland food. I thought because I could keep food and water down most of the time that it wasn't worth going to the doctors for.
I wish I had and if the same happens again in another pregnancy then I will go and take whatever they give me.

Soubriquet Wed 01-Feb-17 10:44:54

Course yanbu

I took em otherwise I was just throwing up all day

Ended up in hospital 3 times in 12 weeks with dehydration

EdenX Wed 01-Feb-17 14:32:59

Have taken my first tablet now an so far feeling OK.

Frazzle76 Wed 01-Feb-17 14:37:46

I'm with everyone else! I had hyperemesis and was on ondansetron and metoclopramide with breakthrough cyclizine. My MIL was horrified too but baby's fine. If you don't get on with cyclizine try one of the others. (Prochlorperazine / metoclopramide / ondansetron) also may be worth a laxative to make sure you don't get bunged up. Xx

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