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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 > Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Treating HG
Early treatment for Hyperemesis

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2009-02-02

I suffered with hyperemesis with my first child who is now almost 4 years old, but the anti-emetics seemed to ease the symptoms. I then got pregnant again last year but the symptoms were ten times worse, I had treatment resistant hyperemesis and the pregnancy unfortunately ended in a termination. I have regretted this ever since. Me and my husband now want to try again as I am still desperate for another baby, the only thing is I am petrified of being that ill again and nothing working. I've heard that the dr is able to prescribe anti-sickness drugs as soon as you find out you are pregnant. Is this true? And is there anything else available if the anti-sickness dont work? Thank you

Yes, it is true that you can start taking the anti-nausea medication as soon as you find out that you are pregnant, in fact it is recommended not to wait until the symptoms are severe. You may be interested in enrolling in a study we are conducting on this very topic, all you need to do is call our toll free NVP helpline at 1 800 436-8471 for information about the study

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