Post # 1
I can not eat any-thing. Nothing, so there’s no hope in hiding my prenatal in my food when downing it. And all liquids just come right back up too…..but my doctor is telling me I HAVE to take my prenatals. So, im wondering if I get a pill crusher will that make it easier to take the prenatal? But here’s the thing….wouldn’t it taste horrible to put that powdered pill on my toungue too? I mean the big pill is terrible but I can’t imagine that huge pill of mine being ground up and swallowed either, but i’m assuming it’s better that the horse pill because when I swallow that, I gag.
Anyone try this? Also: I can’t take my DHA pill with this method because it’s a gel so that’s another thing i’m worried about but i’m thinking DHA isn’t too big of a deal?
Post # 3
Do you have to take prenatals or just vitamins? My doctor told me that if I couldn’t get the prenatals down then to just take something like flinestone gummy vitamins. I can see why you are thinking to crush your pills but if you are having trouble eating anyways, then adding a stronger taste might not work. What about in a chocolate milk shake, maybe make a shake and set a little aside and put it in that?
Post # 4
If you get them crushed can you get a tablespoon of icecream down? Put the powder on/in that? Jello, yogurt (lol, I love my yogurt)….? I think powder on its own would be a million times worse than trying to get that damn horse pill prenatal down!
Post # 5
Ugh that sounds so unpleasant. If you’re so sick that you can’t keep down liquid, have you and your doctor considered zofran? I used that to keep down water and saltines in the beginning, and I got gummy prenatal vitamins from vitafusion because the hard pills still set off my gag reflex. Hope that helps and you’re feeling better soon!
Post # 6
I am going to second the suggestion that you look into Zofran, I have hyperemesis (yep, still puking at 31 1/2 weeks if I don’t take my meds), and I take a combination of 4 anti-emetic meds to be able to eat and drink. It took a while to find the right combination, but it is a life-saver, and probably saved me from being admitted to the hospital for IV nutrition.
Post # 7
I wasn’t able to take my prenatal and my doctor said as long as I can take folic acid I should be alright. I got some folic acid pills and they are super tiny and totally easy to take.
Also I would suggest going and getting something for it. The drugs that they have available have been around for quite a while. They arn’t just something new on the market. I am on dicelctin or something like that and honestly I cannot function with out them. I was hurling and dry heaving all day every day and I toughed it out for 2 and a half weeks. If I try not taking them for a day I go back to being sick within 24 hours. I would highly reccomend getting something for it. Being that sick is not good for you or baby.
Post # 8
Questions about how you can take medications should be directed to the pharmaicst. It is their area of expertise. They can tell you which pills are safe to crush and which are not. If it is crushable, you don’t need to by a pill crusher. You can crush it between two spoons or wrap it in a bit of foil and crush it with the bottom of a glass.
The powder can usually be dissolved in liquid , pudding or yogurt, but again check with the pharmacist.
Post # 9
@PennyLainne: What medicine did you get on? Did you have to get a doctor’s presription? I have the worst nausea and nothing is working. I have found that a combination of emetrol, orange juice, and random carbohydrates (not at the same time!) makes it so I am not throwing up but i am still so naueous it is miserable!
Post # 10
I also suggest zofran if you’re not already on it. It wasn’t a miracle drug for me, but it did help me to keep my food down. During my 1st trimester I switched to gummy prenatals when I felt like I couldn’t keep the horse pills down.
Post # 11
@Ms Mini: THIS!
@skibobrown: & THIS!
*After being admitted into hospital today for 2nd time for IV Fluid, my doctor prescribed Zofran and I picked it up right away from the pharm….omgosh, I feel so much better already! I ate today! And didn’t vomit! And I have a little more energy than I did when I was starving for 3 weeks straight hahha..
Thanks for the suggestions all!
Post # 12
@TurtleDoves: I’m glad they put you on something. When I read your post yesterday I was worried, but didn’t want to chime in and freak any one out lol. I had very bad m/s and lost 24lbs my first tri. It was terrible and can be dangerous.
Post # 13
Glad you’re feeling better!!
Post # 14
For those ladies on Zofran- I just got a prescription but my insurance only covers 12 pills per 24 days. Did anyone else run into this problem? Do you know of any coupons or something that will help cover the cost of the additional pills?!