Recomendations for anti-sickness during pregnancy

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Cr20 Tue 08-Dec-20 13:48:11

I'm posting in regards of my last post about not being able to keep anything down. I got prescribed cyclizine off of the doctor last Wednesday. Worked for about 2/3 days and then never worked afterwards and was sick still and not being able to eat , look or even cook food which is a big problem regarding I have a 2 year old son who needs my constant attention. It's 24/7 this sickness, I'm lucky if I have a little energy for work , I work in Greggs so that doesn't help! I get through my shift alright but I feel so guilty to my son who needs me and I have 0 energy and exhausted. My man works away now and then and this time he's away for the longest he's ever been away from home which is a month , the most before that is 2 weeks then home at the weekend so I'm finding it really challenging! Hats go off to every parent in the world!

Precedes the long story it was to see if anyone would recommend anything that helped their day to day morning sickness either bought in the shops , online of prescription off of the doctors.
I'm getting a call back this afternoon but I feel like such a pain. confused

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kingfisher657 Tue 08-Dec-20 14:28:04

So sorry to hear you're feeling rubbish. It's so so hard isn't it. I've been on prochlorperazine for about a week and a half, and while I still have bad days it's definitely taking the edge off. I really hope your GP is helpful and you start to feel better soon! Hang in there!

Cr20 Tue 08-Dec-20 17:31:15

Thankyou for the reply , Hope your feeling better soon , how far along are you ??
Aw it's so so horrible! Completely different to my first one so it's completely hit me in the wrong direction but we will get through it! Think of the outcome! ❤️ take care x

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kallia Tue 08-Dec-20 17:54:19

I'm not a doctor - so my first advice would be to go back to your GP and say that the Cyclizine isn't working, and are there any alternatives.

That said... I know EXACTLY what you mean as I've just been prescribed cyclizine and it sends me loopy before putting me completely to sleep. I then wake up an hour later as sick as before. I found that taking a half pill (cutting a 50mg pill in half, so taking 25mg) was enough to take the edge of the sickness without sending me crazy. Then if the sickness comes back before I'm due another dose, I can have one as I only took a half pill before. Might be worth trying in case it works with you? Good luck!

kingfisher657 Wed 09-Dec-20 08:00:02

I completely agree with kalia - tell your GP exactly what's going on and they should help you! This is why my GP gave me prochlorperazine instead of cyclizine actually, because she said it usually caused less drowsiness.

I'm 11+2 and have been suffering since 5 weeks. But I'm starting to feel like it's lifting. I'm still feeling sick but it's more like week 6-7 now - coming down the other side of the curve. Such a relief! I hope you get there soon!

gretagreengrapes Wed 09-Dec-20 08:08:04

I have been there! The 24/7 nausea is torturous!

1. Get signed off work. No amount of meds are going to work if you're surrounded by triggers all day. It doesn't count to any absence triggers as its pregnancy related.

2. Prochlorperazine was helpful for me. Not the dissolve in the mouth ones as they take 1-2 hours to fully dissolve and its disgusting having that on your gum, but the tablet version worked well but also have sleepy side effects.
After 12 weeks I got ondansetron and omeprazole, and they worked so well!

3. Stop cooking! Eat cold foods for a few days / a week to let it calm down if that's triggering you. Your little one will be fine with crackers, dips, yogurts, cereals, sandwiches etc for a while. At this point you need to do what is going to keep you the most well.

Look at the hyperemesis board on here, loads of great info and tips or the pregnancy sickness UK site. Hope it eases a little for you soon!

Cr20 Wed 09-Dec-20 12:12:20

Thankyou to every single one of yous that has replied back! It's nice to know others are looking out for you or in the same boat!
Called the doctors yesterday and picked up a prescription for promethazine today it's the same family as cyclizine just a little stronger , one to be taken at night time as it makes you sleepy

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kingfisher657 Wed 09-Dec-20 13:09:48

Glad to hear you have something new to try, hopefully it works out better for you! Be sure to go back again if it doesn't!

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