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Forum > Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Anticipating HG
Anticipating Hyperemesis

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2007-10-30

Question:
I have recently been blessed with my second pregnancy- I am 5 weeks pregnant. I had my first daugther 21 months ago and suffered from hyperemesis up into my 39th week of pregnancy. I have been reading some of the forum questions re: medicating with B6 (25mg)/Unisom (12.5mg) TID... although I have yet to experience n/v, I was wondering what your opinion is on taking this combination of drugs prophylactically- will it likely help me this time around? I tried it for a day with my first pregnancy, but if I remember correctly, I only medicated daily, not three times/day... thank you.

Answer:
If you had hyperemesis with your first child, you may suffer from it again. If the combination of medications you mentioned helped you the first time around, you should start taking them at the very first sign of NVP, rather than waiting until it has developed into hypermesis. Consult your physician about daily dosages or call the Motherisk NVP Helpline at 1-800-436-8477.

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