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raingirl28's picture
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Care question....

Just a quick question.

I'm having some nausea and morning sickness already. I would like to get something to help soon as I already called in sick yesterday as I couldn't even get out of bed in the morning. I'm also having issues with my GERD (acid reflux) and I suspect the small ulcer I had last summer may be back. The prescription I have I looked up and it's safe for pregnancy, but I still don't want to take it if there is something out there safer.

I've called the midwife clinic that serves my area (there is only one) but they said intake can take about 2 weeks. That's at least another week before I get a call and who knows when the first appointment would be.

I also have my yearly physical with my GP on June 5. That's still 2 weeks away. I called and she is booked solid the next two weeks anyway so I can't see her sooner. I know she would prescribe something if I asked.

I am seeing an RE, but he doesn't really do early pregnancy care. He will do 2 U/S up to 12 weeks but that's it.

Should I just go to a walk-in/after hours clinic? It's not my first choice as I would prefer to have all my records/treatment with one doctor, but I'm not sure I can wait another 2 weeks....

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"raingirl28" wrote:

Should I just go to a walk-in/after hours clinic? It's not my first choice as I would prefer to have all my records/treatment with one doctor, but I'm not sure I can wait another 2 weeks....

I would go in. Dicletin (sp?) is safe and has been used for a every long time. I found eating ginger snaps helped with the nausea, I also had to eat crackers in bed.

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Thanks. There's a walk-in at the end of my street so I don't even need to drive (but maybe I will hit the mall one as I do want to get my eyebrows threaded as well...if I feel ok enough that is).

I tried gingersnaps and barely got through one. I couldn't deal with the taste for some reason. I did a few crackers though yesterday. I didn't start feeling better until yesterday evening after I had an iced coffee and some of the ginger gravol. So far I'm ok at work. I've been nibbling on baby carrots and I even got a bagel with bacon and cheese on it in me today.

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Oatmeal scotchies (cookies) worked really well for my first two... The oatmeal sticks around so you don't get hungry nausea and the butterscotch chips help up your blood sugar a bit to keep he low bs nausea at bay.

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"Mamaterp" wrote:

Oatmeal scotchies (cookies) worked really well for my first two... The oatmeal sticks around so you don't get hungry nausea and the butterscotch chips help up your blood sugar a bit to keep he low bs nausea at bay.

Also great for breast feeding!!

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The ginger Gravol did not exist with either pregnancy. I had m/s really bad (more like 24/7) until about 15 weeks. I was taking Dicletin 4 times/day and eating a little bit all the time, even in the middle of the night...

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I believe Dicletin is not available in the US. its only sold as Unisom sleep aid. and i'm taking that Smile helps tons! little groggy though! you get better about fighting the sleepiness as you take it more. i napped with my son today and had a dream that i couldnt wake up...! and i hadnt even taken it yet!

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No, it is not available in the US but as Rachael is Canadian that is not an issue.

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+1 for diclectin. It didn't make me feel good but it did make me functional and let me sleep instead of huddling on the bathroom floor being sick.

I would go to the walk on clinic. With my first, I did not want to take any medications and I held off until 8 weeks (I start being horribly sick within days of my missed period) and missed a crazy amount of work. With subsequent pregnancies, I just asked for the prescription.

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I swore by Mommy's Bliss Morning Sickness capsules! They really helped me a lot! Heck, with twins, I did not need prescription nausea meds versus when I had my Connor. Now if it gets very bad, ask for the suppository anti-nausea meds (Phenergan) because the liquid kind (Zofran) sometimes will just come right back up (and it never helped me any).

Morning sickness is a good thing though. Smile

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I get severe m/s. With my first two I didn't have zofran. Being from the US, I can't get diclectin, but it's just doxylamine (Unisom) and B6. I used that combination nightly and it worked pretty well. I went from vomiting 3-4 times a day to 3-4 times a week. I was still horribly nauseous all the time and had trouble eating, though. But it would be a good start until you can get something stronger (if needed). Good luck.

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I think the MS I had was actually a stomach bug because I've been fine since last Thursday since I posted this. I had a slight fever, vomited only once, then had (TMI) diarrhea for a few hours after. I felt sick for about 24 hours after that, but then I was fine.

Either that or the natural gravol (ginger) works REALLY well.

I'll still ask my doctor about it next week.