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    Default All Day All Night Really Bad Morning Sickness!

    Hello All,
    Im 7wks pregnant and have been in bed for just on
    3 wks. At first I couldn't keep anything down until I
    started on Zofran (odanzatron) 8mg BD & maxalon
    in the middle. The vomiting has eased with the medication
    but not the nausea. It's CONSTANT! Not one second
    goes by when I don't feel sick. I can't function at all.
    Just to have a shower exausts me and I litterally don't
    sleep a wink at night.
    Im taking Vitamin B6. Trying to drink peppermint tea.
    I put lemon juice in my water. I try to eat small
    amounts often. But all I can tolerate is dry
    biscuits & cold toast. I'll go insane if I have to eat
    one more dry biscuit or another piece of toast. I
    really want this to end. My poor husband is doing
    everything he can to help juggle our 2year old. As
    well as trying to work over time for the $$ & keep the
    house in order. I feel so bad for him, he's so tired. He
    says it doesn't matter and takes it in his stride. He's such
    an Amazing husband.
    But now that I can't work financially we Arnt
    coping very well. Take away my wage and then add the
    cost of my medication = impossible. $38 for 4
    Zofran tablets because there not on the PBS. I even
    tried halving them because I'm on the highest dose,
    but I went back to vomiting.
    The Dr said I'll probably be like this until 12-14wks.
    I was sick every day for 21weeks with my daughter,
    But not anything like this. I just had maxalon and I
    could still function & work. Is it possible I'm going to
    Feel better before 14 weeks?
    Im just not sure how much more financially,
    physically & emotionally I can take. Not to mention
    all the things my Beautiful two year old is missing
    out on. She's going crazy being cooped up in the house.
    How have you dealt with really bad all day pregnancy
    sickness? I'm struggling to see the light at the end of
    tunel!

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    You poor thing. That sounds so awful.

    I can't believe it is $38 for 4 tablets

    Sorry i don't have much advice as i was nowhere near that sick but i can't handle being sick so was stressing out the whole time. For my second pregnancy i had accupuncture to help with the sickness and the difference it made was amazing. Is that something you can look in to?

    I hope you start feeling better soon



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    That sounds awful. Mine wasn't that bad, thankfully. The Zofran is crazy expensive. Somebody told me you could get big boxes cheaper from overseas? Extras cover on PHI will sometimes pay for some non PBS medication, but I found the amount I got back on mine was negligible.

    Have you tried an antihistimine? I take dozile at night, and it reduces the nausea the following day. Due the severity of yours, I doubt it will take it away completely, but it may take the edge off.

    eta: if men got morning sickness, zofran would totally be on pbs.

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    Get the 10 pack of zofran rather than the 4 as it works out cheaper. I was on 4mg one a day of the dissolvable wafers, as I couldn't keep the tablets down. Mine stopped at 14 weeks sorry to say
    There isn't really much you can do besides rest and take the medication unfortunately. Get some hydralyte iceblocks and if you get really dehydrated go to the hospital and get put on the drip, they will also give you a zofran injection which is great. Maxolon didn't work for me.

    Best of luck, and I guess the light at the end of the tunnel is that its not forever even though it feels like it.
    Rest up x

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    Oh and I also couldn't have anything other than dry biscuits and toast, my mum called the baby buttercup because of it lol but I was HANGING to just eat normal foods again. It will happen.

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    im 24 weeks and still taking Zofran daily.... its eased up for me but if i dont take my pill during the day ill throw up for 3 days straight, payback i guess for not taking it lol.
    hopefully it eases soon for you.
    oh and look around for pricing of zofran it and be $40 in one place then $80 in another and thats for a pack of 10, 8mg.
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    You poor thing. The thought of MS with a toddler is the only thing stopping me from getting pregnant at the moment. I threw up for 21 weeks, couldn't work for the whole pregnancy and couldn't stomach healthy foods. The meds didn't help me at all but eating lots of ginger and taking ginger tablets did actually help a bit. Next time I'm going to try Acupuncture as well. I hope it passes for you soon. Be kind to yourself

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    No real advice, I'm in the same boat! Nothing really helps.

    Shop around for the zofran...I found a 10 pack of the generic brand for $55 that's the 8mg tablets as well! Some places we're charging up to $180!

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    Sorry to hear of someone so sick. I was that bad for my second and nothing helped. I was still throwing up 3 months after he was born. I think my stomach could no longer handle food. I lived on midnight bananas. Now I can't eat them anymore. My eldest was 3 and learnt to play by himself with me just watching. His imagination bloomed but he lived on biscuits as it was the only meal I could make. Just gave him the box. I felt bad at the time but he and his brother are such good mates now that it was entirely worth while. Just lay where they can sit and play around you and hope it does go away.

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    I was sick every single day until
    I had DD.

    I have no advice I'm sorry.. No tricks or anything but finance wise I ended up getting scripts for the 8mg zofran tablets and cutting them in half as I had to have 4mg daily to get through work and that was cheaper than 4 x 4mg wafers at $35 every 4 days!!!


 

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