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memorylapse Tue 15-Sep-09 12:23:05

Ive got hyperemesis and am getting has prescribed cyclizine..but naturally Im anxious bout taking it..Ive been naughty and googled it and some sites say its catagory a and others say b..has anyone else had it in the first 3 months?

roary Tue 15-Sep-09 12:34:09

We've been having a long chat about this, instigated by me (can't find the thread, sorry). I have now talked about with a consultant and it is safe. No one can ever say with 100% certainty that a drug in pregnancy is safe (because for obvious reasons they can't do studies on pregnant women!) but they have been giving this since the 1950s. Dehydration is definitely worse for you and the baby.

Cyclizine made me really hyper and prevented me from sleeping, but this is relatively unusual. There are a few other alternatives if you find it doesn't work for you. The consultant I spoke to recommended acupuncture but I've found it didn't do much for me (and I'm generally a bit of a convert to acupuncture).

Good luck, I hope you feel better! It's awful, isn't it.

Blondie79 Tue 15-Sep-09 12:34:59

Hi Memorylapse! I totally understand. I had hyperemesis with DC3 last summer, was hospitalised twice and was convinced that I shouldn't take Cyclizine. However after the second period of being in hospital when I knew it wouldn't just pass I relented and it really made a difference. I was told I could take 1 tablet 3 times a day but after a week I just took 1 first thing in the morning.

My DD was born January of this year and is a perfectly healthy happy little girl.

Sometimes you have to do things that you're perhaps not 100% happy with.

Look after yourself and rest as much as you can.

memorylapse Tue 15-Sep-09 12:43:06

roary..its horrific..goodness only knows why I decided I wanted to be pregnant again..I forgot about the hyperemesis!..are you still suffering?

Blondie..thanks..GP has kind of outlined all the possible health isks to me from contant throwing up..I think I know in my heart of hearts I need to take it...cant get the script till tomorrow though when DH has a day off..roll on tomorrow!

roary Tue 15-Sep-09 16:03:06

Memorylapse, Yes, sadly - am 11 weeks and am hoping for relief, but in my first pregnancy I was sick for 16 weeks and not really better till 19. I didn't think I had hyperemesis until I saw the GP last week again for something else and she told me. I assumed that because I hadn't landed in hospital I didn't, but she looked at me sternly and told me that throwing up 2-3 times a day or more every day was not normal!

I am not taking anything at the moment because I am still trying to work, have a flexible job and I can largely predict when i'm going to be sick, and I can't be sleepier than I am now....

memorylapse Tue 15-Sep-09 18:08:47

I just cant function at all because I feel constantly hideously nauseas and throwing up riduculous amounts a going to take the cyclizine tomorrow and just keep fingers crossed..I dont tend to be affected by drowsiness so hopefully that wont hit

with ds2 it lasted until 20 weeks and with dd2 14 weeks

memorylapse Wed 16-Sep-09 15:18:47

Thanks Blondie..I have relented and started taking the tablets..fingers crossed

Blondie79 Wed 16-Sep-09 16:56:00

Hi memorylapse,

I hope it works for you - I'm sure it will.

It took about a week before I felt significantly better but I felt like I could actually enjoy my pregnancy.

memorylapse Wed 16-Sep-09 17:11:22

well Ive taken 2 tablets today and have kept food down..still feel sick..but not to the extent of throwing up

Tocky Thu 17-Sep-09 19:21:15

Hi memorylapse - I'm nearly 6 weeks pregnant and got hit by hideous all day sickness a couple of days ago. I took some cyclizine earlier today and so far have kept down some food and water, the first since yesterday morning.

The doctor I spoke to reckoned it's been used for years and is safe. I don't feel I had much choice but to take it - have got 3.3 year old ds to look after as well as working part time. Hope it continues to work for us both!

memorylapse Thu 17-Sep-09 20:02:39

fingers crossed tockysmile

mrswill Thu 17-Sep-09 20:39:24

Hyperemesis is awful, i dont think ive ever felt so ill in my life. I was hospitalized too, and had injections of cyclizine, moving onto tablets when i could keep them down. I took them from 7 weeks to 11 weeks, with a couple of breaks inbetween. DD born last August, with no problems at all. Large too, considering i ate hardly anything all the way through! hope you feel better soon.

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