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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrifty Mama View Post
    I will discuss it with her but I also wanted a few experiences to reflect on- actual real life can often be more relevant than the literature a Dr has on a medication they haven't taken themsleves. I have read the info sheet but wanted to know how many side effects people from the forum had actually experienced.
    Yes, maybe, but other people's experiences are not predictive of how you will respond to the medication.
    Many people take Maxolon with great success.
    Others have side effects.
    This is true of all drugs.
    However, I hope you find an anti-nausea medication to suit you. Morning sickness is horrible, especially when you have other children to look after.
    Personally, I found Zofran (ondansetron) to be very effective...but again, this is not predictive of how YOU will respond.
    Best of luck.

    Ps. And Zofran is certainly not the panacea of drugs...it can cause fairly significant constipation!

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    Default Maxalon- good, bad, ugly for you?

    I understand this but it is part of my research into the drug before I take it, as is reading the information sheet for practitioners.

    The Dr represented Maxalon as an easy cure for morning sickness, before I start taking it I want as much information as possible as I often react very badly to medications. When you read the list of possible side effects it is pretty alarming so I was interested in whether it was common to experience the nasty side effects or in reality was it very rare to have them. I think that we all need to research the medications we take and not be passive consumers just doing what the dr says- we are responsible for our own health to a large degree. Knowing that other people really do experience nasty side effects gives me a starting point in discussions with my Dr about whether or not it is suitable for me rather than a substitute for Drs advice!

    I do realise that we are all different but you have to admit that the responses here don't exactly paint a great picture of it! Frankly, I don't think I will end up taking anything unless it looks like I will be dehydrated from vomiting. I have done 3 pregnancies without medicating and morning sickness was quite bad but it passed and I wasn't in danger.
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    Maybe try it & see how you go? For me it didn't work. It physically stopped me from vomiting but it made me dizzy & I still felt sick. For me it was better not to take it because I would vomit and then feel okay for a while afterwards.. rather then nauseous and dizzy all day x

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    Ha oh dear does it wear off quickly when you stop taking it? Some meds last for ages after you stop taking them. I already have some wicked vertigo so not keen for more!

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    Yes it wore off quickly (like with in a couple of hours for me from memory)

    I only took it short term. Would take it in the morning before work & would be okay until the evening (I had 24 hour breakfast, day time & evening sickness) and would be vomiting again before bed.

    Very much hoping you have a better experience with it! My sister loved the stuff.

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    I hated it. It made me incredibly drowsy, even just on half a dose and as a result, I felt totally hungover and non-functional the next day. Having said that, I had Hyperemesis Gravidarum - and I took it at night a few times, despite the side effects, so I could sleep instead of vomit all night.

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    I think it really depends on how severe your MS is. I find those with mild MS do find it works. For those of us with severe MS/HG it's crap. I kind of liken it to having a mild headache and a migraine. Plain old panadol will work for a little headache. For a terrible one you need a couple of forte.

    I would try it, you have nothing to lose. My Ob was really funny about prescribing zofran as it's a category B drug (meaning it's not proven to be dangerous but has not been proven to be fully safe either). But sometimes there is less harm to a cat b drug than being in hospital, dehydrated.

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    I took it my frist trimester most days and was fine. I was so so nauseous I had no choice. I had no side effects that I can remember.

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    I took it along with zofron. This helped me get by.

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    I tried it, it made me feel tired and depressed. Just weird, like I would feel tired but my body couldn't settle? I think I used it for 2 weeks and it didn't completely get rid of the sickness or vomiting on the bad days but when I was crying about getting out of bed I said nup going to doc. He gave me Zofran (ondansetron) and it was fabulous. My only side effect from that was constipation.

    Also adding that it did wear off, I took 3 a day eg. 6am, 1pm then night if needed. Then I started taking it at 4-5am so I could sleep thru the first few hours of it making me tired/depressed - that feeling did not last the whole 8hrs
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