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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) Forum

Motherisk 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.

Forum > Treatment: Diclectin
Diclectin and long-term effects

NVP Counselor
Date: 2006-10-16

Question:
I am 7 weeks pregnant and my morning sickness is more severe than my last two. The worst part is that I am only neausiated and not actually throwing up so i get no relief. I know it is early on and there is chance it will get better. My first pregnancy I was sick until about 11 weeks, my 2nd I was sick for 5 months, so I fear. I can't eat hardly anything, drinking water makes me sick. I have been trying ginger, and crackers and dried toast. I feel like a horrible mom in 2 ways because my doctor prescribed me diclecton, and I dont want to take it as I hate even taking tylenol while pregnant in fear of hurting my unborn child, but then not taking it I am so sick and I have no time to play with my 2 sons because I just can't do anything. I gag all the time Its horrible I was going to fill the prescirption until my mothers friend told me she had 4 healthy kids and than on her 5th pregnancy she took diclecton and her son was fine until he was 2. he was talking counting and everything and all of a sudden he was autistic... I am afraid of hurting my baby, but I am soooooo sick

Answer:
We have information on many thousands of women who took Diclectin during pregnancy and there has never been any suggestion of a link to taking Diclectin in pregnancy and autism. Consult your physician on how best to treat your NVP.

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