(Closed) Night Shift and NVP

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

sostobe:  Hey, not sure how your Diclectin was prescribed but mine was: 1 in the morning, 1 mid-day, 2 in the evening and not to exceed 4 in a day.

Could you take 1 in the morning, 1 mid-day, 1 in the evening and 1 at midnight?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hey, sorry no advice, but I’m curious, are you able to stay awake with the Diclectin? The antihistamine in it makes me so tired! Taking it during the day puts me to sleep! I’m glad the 2 at night seems to control my symptoms enough. I hope your new dosing regimen works for you. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yeah, I would up the dose! There are other non-drowsy drugs to try too like zofran (ondansetron) or reglan (metaclopramide/metonia). I have hyperemesis, and it’s much worse when I don’t sleep enough – I think it’s the same with NVP. I am in horrible shape even when miss like an hour of sleep – a night shift would be hard to do pregnant in any event, but much worse with NVP! 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I’m a night shifter, nurse.  Work load seems to be a lot lighter at night.  8 weeks into my pregnancy, and so far, so good.  Only thing is I’m exhausted regardless of how much sleep I get, so……. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

ltj14:  I took it for pretty much the entire first trimester (dosage in my last post). I was actually shocked at how I didn’t feel the least bit drowsy on it at all, despite the fact that it does actually contain the antihistimine.

I suppose its possible I just chalked it all up to the usual fatigue of pregnancy and all that but it never effected me enough to actually inhibit my work etc.

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