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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.

Treatment/When treatment doesn't work

NVP Counselor
Date: 2006-11-30

Question:
Hi I am about 8 weeks pregnant, and suffer extreme nausea (as I did with the last 3 kids). I spend most of the time in bed. i am constantly rushing to the bathroom to gag, feeling like i am about to throw up, though usually only some white foam comes up. i am not technically dehydrated, no ketones in today's test, but i am so thirsty and i feel so weak and icky. i have been in bed for 4 weeks already, and this week is only worse than last week.... I feel like there's a weight at the top of my throat all the time, and sometimes another weight in the pit of my gut. I have been taking 4 diclectin a day, according to instructions, for about 3 weeks - I'm not sure it is making a difference. (my doctor thinks i should not use anything stronger than pramin (which has never helped before), and suck ice cubes. ) any advice (other than a hysterectomy after this one)? thank you

Answer:
Talk to your physicians. You are taking the recommended dose of Diclectin which is 4 tab/day, however some women have found that they need a higher dose. We published a study from Motherisk where women took up to 8/tablets per day with no side effects on themselves or their babies.

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