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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) ForumMotherisk receives questions from around the world about morning sickness symptoms, effects, treatments and ways to cope. Those questions and answers are posted here for anyone to read, provided the reader acknowledges and accepts the proviso and disclaimer below.
I am 10 weeks pregnant and I have been taking diclectin for severe vomiting for about a week. It has helped, but I feel really dizzy and lightheaded, and if I move around too much I start to feel nauseous again. My heart races sometimes and it almost feels like a slight panic attack. Is this a normal side effect, and how long should I expect to feel like this for?
One of the ingredients in the Diclectin is an antihistamine called doxylamine which belongs to the old class of antihistamines, which can make people drowsy and dizzy, so the effects you are experiencing are quite common. Most women report that the effects wear off after they have been taking the drug for about a week to ten days.