(Closed) I am Having a Zofran-Less Day and It AIN'T Pretty!

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Aww, I’m sorry sis…I can’t imagine how you’re feeling and protest if need be, rest up and I hope you get your meds soon!!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Does the Zofran really work? I literally cant function like this and I cant afford to take anymore time off! I either need something to make this feeling go away or I need to go on sick leave something cause this sucks!!

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Zofran is awesome.  I had the worst morning sickness and the only thing that made me functional (still woozy but at least not throwing up every 15 minutes) was Zofran every 4-6 hours.  It was the only way I was able to continue to go to work.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

How many weeks are you?  I was on Diclectin (the Canadian version), and my prescription ran out when I was 18 weeks along.  The first couple of days were BRUTAL – thank God I had just finished teaching summer school, and was now off for a month.  I almost think it was withdrawal from the medication, because after the first couple of days, I’ve been fine. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I did march my butt into the doctor’s office when they initially refused to prescribe me anything and I sat in the waiting room while puking every 15-20 minutes.  The triage nurse finally felt sorry for me and wrote me a prescription.  I had an rx for Zofran and Phenergan since my insurance would only give me a 10 day supply of Zofran per 30 days.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@PrncssDva:  I’m trying to remember the name of what I took instead of Zofran.  It started with an M.

I remember reading on the bottle that it was used for seasickness (but was safe for pregnancy.)  I was able to take one three times a day, and had no trouble with insurance coverage.  Would something like that work better?

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

The rx company I had (thank you Catholic Charities; my ex could get 30 boner pills per month but I could only get 20 anti-nausea pills) only allowed me 20 pills per 30 days even when the doctor wrote one pill every 6 hours which should have given me 120 pills which I could have actually worked with.  So my doctor also wrote an additional rx for Phenergan which you can get an endless supply of; the only downside to Phenergan is that it makes you extremely tired (I usually have to nap within a half hour of taking it.)  I would use the Phenergan in the evening and weekends at home and the Zofran during the day at work.

I ended up losing 10 pounds in two weeks because I couldn’t eat hardly anything even with the anti-nausea meds.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Quietserenity:  Emetrol.

Also found this: “The FDA has now classified the combination of ingredients in Bendectin as “safe and effective for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy,” and you can buy both ingredients separately over the counter. Doxylamine is available as a sleeping pill under the brand name Unisom Nighttime Sleep-Aid. (Be sure not to get Maximum Strength Unisom SleepGels — that’s a different product.) And you can find vitamin B6 in the vitamin section.”
http://www.babycenter.com/404_are-there-safe-medications-for-morning-sickness_1366869.bc

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Have any of you had, uh, bathroom issues on Zofran? Its literally the only thing that takes the edge off my nausea but it leaves me constipated for a week after. I literally have to pick and choose which symptom I’d rather have each day Frown

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@ellebeerob:  Yep.  Drink lots and lots of water and add in a flavorless fiber supplement to your drinks.  I found Benefiber to be the best; easiest to mix and absolutely no flavor.

Constipation was actually my first sign of pregnancy (reason why I tested) so I already had issues before taking the Zofran.

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