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How long did it take to find anti sickness medication which worked?

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TakeMe2Insanity Thu 02-Nov-17 05:50:30

I do wonder if my expectations are too high. This is the second anti sickness medication I've tried. I'm now 14+ weeks and despite being on renedine (2 x) and prochlorperazine maleate (3 x) I still have retching (daily)and a vomiting episode yesterday. There has been a massive improvement but it is still happening. I'm also scared that the more main stream drugs that don't work the more chances are I'll end up on something untested or something. Silly I know.

Ameliablue Thu 02-Nov-17 10:46:08

A lot of people find ondansetron the best. However that doesn't mean it will completely take away the nausea and vomiting but reduce it enough to be able to keep some food and fluids down.

DeadDoorpost Thu 02-Nov-17 11:06:19

4th time lucky for me. I'm on ondansetron but as Amelia said, it doesn't always stop it completely. Women will find that sometimes they'll have to take a combination of meds to help as well.

seizethecuttlefish Thu 02-Nov-17 21:59:02

I’m on cyclizine and ondansetron. I’m not 100% but so much better. It took a couple of weeks to get to this stage and find the right combination. I found prochlorperazine did nothing for me, I was being sick while it dissolved.

ItsLikeRainOnYourWeddingDay Thu 02-Nov-17 22:01:22

Ondandestrone first pregnancy and promethazine worked for me in my second. Both took about 4 days to see a real difference.

NerdyViking Sat 04-Nov-17 09:42:58

Ended up on cyclizine and ondansetron, as pp said, doesn’t take it away 100% but so much better, so I could function

NerNerNerNerBATMAN Sat 04-Nov-17 19:03:24

In my first pg it took 5 weeks to find the right drug. Five different drugs tried for a week each before going back to GP to try a new one. Took 4 weeks for the GP to tell me that I should know if they work or not in a couple of days angry

I found cyclazine worked best for me during that pregnancy.

This pg a combo of cyclazine and ondansetron is working best, but my symptoms are much more severe this time around.

My advice would be don't be afraid to ask for more drugs. There's always something else they can do. You should know within a couple of days if the new regimen is working for you. flowers

NerNerNerNerBATMAN Sat 04-Nov-17 19:04:20

Should add that I still feel like shite on cyclazine and ondansetron but I can at least function to some extent on most days!

NerNerNerNerBATMAN Sat 04-Nov-17 19:05:34

You can get prochloperazine as a normal tablet rather than revolting dissolving things too

neddle Sat 04-Nov-17 19:07:44

It took me 4 pregnancies with horrendous ms to find something that worked and even then it didn't work for my fifth.
I saw a midwife who specialised in acupuncture in pregnancy and it eased the nausea within hours. Tried it a lot earlier on the next time but it wasn't as effective.

thingymaboob Sat 04-Nov-17 20:33:34

Ondansetron is the only thing that works! I found it amazing. It made me feel 95% better. The others made little / no difference. Like other hyperemesis sufferers, I would probably have spent most of pregnancy in hospital without it. It literally saved my life, I think. Still lost 9kg whilst taking it. Dread to think of what would have happened if I had not had it.

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