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Forum > NVP Symptoms and Effects: Understanding NVP
No such thing as "not sick enough" for relief

NVP Counselor
Date: 2006-03-13

Question:
I am 8 weeks pregnant, and have been having terrible nasuea for the past 9 days (up until then, I would feel sick off and on for short periods of time, but now it's all the time). I feel like I am going to throw up 24-7, and have so many food aversions I can barely eat anything other then crackers and toast. I went to the clinic and was essentially told that I am "not sick enough" for a prescripton for Diclectin as I am actually not throwing up and am not dehydrated. I am so frustrated - I can barely get out of bed, my performance at work is suffering, and I I know I am not getting proper nutrition. I have tried everything that I can think of, and nothing seems to be working. Do you have any advice for talking to my Doctor? I am feeling desperate, and I don't know how much more of this I can take...

Answer:
First of all there is no such thing as not being "sick enough" to be put on Diclectin. In fact, constant nausea can be more debilitating than vomiting, as at least when you throw up you get relief for a period of time, with nausea there is no relief at all. You may want to give this information to your doctor as well as our toll free number at 1 800 436-8477 so he/she can get more information if they wish.

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