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When to ask for medication in first tri?

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ricepolo Mon 17-Oct-16 15:36:38

About to start ttc. Have had horrible first trimesters when pregnant with my other children (no vomiting but horrendous, incapacitating nausea which I know doesn't sound too bad but if you've experienced it, you know how horrific it can be). Have read that GP's are now prescribing medication (anti histamines) for this sort of thing: is this true? If so, how early do I need to have it for it to be effective? Thanks

ricepolo Mon 17-Oct-16 15:37:21

Oh and I feel pregnant very quickly with my others so am assuming/hoping it won't take too long this time...

McBaby Mon 17-Oct-16 16:00:28

Had all day over whelming neusea from 3-9 weeks with a few vomits this pregnancy. The gp was very helpful and I went through 3 different meds but nothing works it eased off at just over 9 weeks and now only feel a bit sick for a few hours and sick once a day!! But I can't take my sea bands off as I feel ill!!

AButterflyLightsBesideUs Mon 17-Oct-16 18:30:59

Oh I have been there with the bloody horrific nausea that had me unable to eat, drink or get upright. But no vomiting. The utter pits. It built from nothing to bedridden and dehydrated only sucking ice cubes over 5 days between 4 and 5 weeks. I phoned the GP on the Friday and got a phone consultation and said I was too weak and sick to get to the surgery but described the symptoms and asked for anti nausea meds. He did a prescription straight away that a friend went and got for me. Made a huge difference. I was still basically incapacitated and felt dreadful but was able to eat and drink enough to stay out of hospital. I could not have cared for a preschooler though.

So yes, you can get meds, but don't expect miracles. There are a range of drugs though so if you aren't getting much relief from whatever they give you, ask to try something else, they work in different ways. I was on avomine (promethazine teoclate) from 5 to about 11 weeks. It did knock me out though and I struggled to stay awake on it.

Recommendation is to medicate asap after you realise you need to. Don't wait to be in need of rehydration.

Good luck. You are braver than me!

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