Post # 1
As some of you may be aware from other post I am on Zofran. I was given the prescription 2 weeks ago (at around 8 weeks) and for the most part felt immediate relief (with the exception of still vomiting here and there the nausea was pretty much gone about 12 of 14 days.) This week (week 10) it feels like its not working that much anymore. I can function at work for the most part but the nausea is back on with a vengeance it feels like. I am not sure if maybe its my “peak” or if I should ask the doctor to up the dosage. I already take a 8mg dissoluble pill twice a day. Should I just stick it through? Does nausea go away after the peak week(s)?
I know everyone is different, I am just going insane and feel like I cant take this anymore!!
Post # 3
I’d ask your doctor – it might be worthwhile to up your dosage. If you’re not able to function it definitely merits a call into your OBGYN or a nurse – especially if you can’t keep down liquids or are throwing up bile.
Personally, (and I’ve said this before on the boards) for me Zofran never full took away the nausea, and my doctor said that was likely to happen. It stopped the constant vomitting, but I still had to deal with some low-level nausea pretty much every day until about 14 weeks. Now, at 15 weeks, I’m still nauseous but not nearly as bad as I was.
Post # 4
Now that you mentioned it, mine got better around weeks 8- maybe 9.5 and I remember thinking “thank god” – until week 10 came and I thought I would die from it. Week 10 was definitely my peak and the worst. And then it started to fade halfway through week 11 and was totally gone by week 12. THANK GOD! That is the worst!! Good luck coping with it, it is so miserable 🙁
Post # 5
The one thing that you will eventually discover about pregnancy is that there is no hard and fast “usually”.
Every pregnancy is different. Most women are over the nausea/vomiting by the end of the first trimester. Others vomit until the bitter end.
I hope you are feeling better soon.
Post # 6
Nausea in pregnancy is mostly related to your beta-hCG level, which peaks around 11-14 weeks and then declines and holds steady until delivery. *Most* people have less nausea after that point, and it’s not much of a problem at all later in pregnancy. But like everyone else has said, it obviously varies by person, and medications don’t work the same for everyone. Good luck!
Post # 7
I was on nausea meds as well, from week 9. It helped, but like you, I had a peek a few weeks later, at week 12 I believe… It went away around the end of week 13.
BUT I just found out it can come back! At week 27, I am finding myself nauseous again. gah
Post # 8
@JustlikeHeaven: It DEFINITELY depends on the individual, @AvantLaLettre: and I are due date twins and the same, to the day, far along (16 weeks 1 day). But her MS was completely gone at week 12, and mine, at week 16, is still going on. It’s defintiely lessened but it’s still there, every morning. It really sucks. I never took zofran, but I did take a bunch of digestive enzyme helpers, herbal teas (ginger, peppermint) and even tried some homeopathic remedies (nux vomica is a good one). Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t.
I hope yours gets better soon and isn’t as bad as mine!