(Closed) Whelp… MS has started… how to deal at work?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Mrs Hedgehog:  Diclectin/zofran. No need to be a hero. Get some meds and keep some snacks in your desk. I had granola bars and pb/ crackers

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@anotherbee:  Ditto.

My doctor also prescribed me a little phenergan to help me get to sleep at night without throwing up – sickness hit me like a tidal wave around 10 pm every night starting at around 6-7 weeks. I tried to never get an empty stomach and stashed small carb-rich snacks I could grab throughout the day. I also took my prenatals right before I fell asleep at night, and added an additional B6 supplement because it supposedly quells nausea. I never completely got rid of the nausea, but at least I wasn’t puking anymore.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Im at about 9 weeks myself and my nausea has gotten worse over the last couple of days. I used to be able to get through with crackers, but they seem less helpful. I have tried sucking on jolly ranchers and that seems to help… my mom swears by lemon drops, too.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Zofran was a life saver for me.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

+1 to the drug recos! Really, the drugs help take it down a notch. Even with drugs, I was so sick by 6 weeks that everyone in my office knew because they heard me barfing all the time! All of the other things that were supposed to work (like lemon tea or ginger) didn’t work and now I have like a huge aversion to them. All of the food that I ate when I was really sick also still gives me the heebie jeebies. Anyway, get the drugs asap.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

At my first beta, the OB asked if I was feeling sick (6 weeks) and I said no I was not at all yet, just waking up in the morning really early and feeling unsettled. She wrote a script for Zofran and said “I really think you should fill it…just incase”

A week went by and..I really, really needed it. It was pricey, the generic was 88 bucks for me (no insurance so we pay everything out of pocket – yay pre existing conditions!) BUT it worked wonders.

I felt a little queasy still, sure. But it was the difference in being able to keep a little food down vs hugging a bucket by myself in a dark room. Since the zofran I only threw up on 3 occasions over the last 3 weeks.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If it is daily vomiting – I would get some medication.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It shocks me how quickly people will take prescription drugs, even when pregnant! How can you know for sure it’s safe for the baby? Doctors don’t look out for our better interests, just their profits. The medical industry is a for profit capitalist machine controlled by pharmaceutical interests, don’t forget. This thread makes me sad. There are so many natural remedies. 

I know there are some rare cases of extreme sickness, I guess intervention is called for. But if its regular morning sickness, well this is what we signed up for right? Gingerale is working for me 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Have you tried any of the remedies for morning sickness? Things like ginger, crackers, certain soda, etc. Unisom/B6 combo even. Sea bands, preggie pops..

I ended up telling work between 6-7 weeks, only because I was extremely sick and was already losing weight. They were great and allowed me to work from home as needed. It worked out wonderfully and I didn’t have to stress about them not knowing.

I’d only recommend zofran if you have tried natural remedies with no luck. I tried every method I could find before calling my practice in tears as I was throwing up 6+ times a day and had lost 5lbs in just a few days. I’ve been on it since week 6 and still have to take it daily to keep my nausea in check, but I’m part of that select few that got screwed with sickness. I’ve got hyperemesis gravidarum, which caused me to lose 18lbs (finally gained it back by week 27-28 and am now up about 8lbs). I’d avoid prescription drugs if I could, especially since they really don’t have a lot of studies on them.

Zofran is a class B drug in pregnancy. I feel a lot better taking it than Phenergan (class C). Phenergan also knocks me out – I was given it during a fight with insurance to even get them to cover additional Zofran.

@mtnhoney: Those extreme cases aren’t really that rare, they just go undiagnosed and untreated. I was lucky that my practice listened to me and worked with me on this. If it wasn’t for prescription drugs, I don’t know if I would have been able to even continue the pregnancy. It was that bad. Spending time in the ER is no fun for anyone, but being in there and pregnant to be pumped full of fluids because you can’t stop vomiting really sucks.

Sadly too many places hand out drugs without even asking about alternatives. I went through a huge list before I was even given Zofran, and the fact that I lost 5lbs in just a few days and that I couldn’t eat without throwing it up made them realize that I needed something to get it in check. Even on Zofran I was getting sick 3-4 times a day, and now at 35 weeks I’m still sick at least once a day.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@mtnhoney:  Believe me, I tried all the natural remedies and exhausted my options before I took ANYTHING. I literally couldn’t make it through an hour at work without my head in a trash can, and I work in an emergency room so that really wasn’t going to work. It was my last resort before taking a leave of absence at work and getting IV fluids daily. Don’t be so quick to judge!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ellebeerob: +1

Every mama needs to do what is right for HER and her family. @Mtnhoney, you may prefer to look into natural remedies, and that’s great! But making others feel bad for their choices, without really knowing them or their situation, makes me sad.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@jasn:  Thank you! 

Although my opinion will probably get completely discounted since, as a medical professional, I guess I’m part of the “capitalist machine”. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2005

I was able to deal with the morning sickness by having flavored icies.  Dairy Queen has  Artic Chills that comes in different flavors and that was fantastic but at home I have an icy machine and different flavored syrups that helped a crap ton.   Hpoefully that’ll help you some.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@mtnhoney:  You should get off the mighty high horse you are riding. I highly doubt any of the ladies who mentioned taking prescription drugs did so without making sure anything they took was safe for the baby. No doctor in his right mind is going to prescribe a pregnant woman something that will he harmful to the baby because they are “capitalist machines”.

Doctors don’t look out for our better interests, just their profits. The medical industry is a for profit capitalist machine controlled by pharmaceutical interests, don’t forget”

Wow doctor’s don’t look out for our better interests? NONE OF THEM?! Last I checked doctors gave up quite a few years of their life going to school so that they can save lives. It’s ridiculous that you’d make such an ignorant statement. Sure there are some doctors who may not look out for our better interests but most of them enjoy saving lives and taking care of people hence the reason why they became doctors in the first place. It’s insulting to say that you are “shocked and saddened” by the amount of women taking medicine for their morning sickness when gingerale is working for you. Great! But it isn’t for the other ladies and I’m sure they are smart enough to make choices for their OWN bodies and their OWN children. Do you honestly think that if crackers, gingerale, or lemon tea was working for them that they’d be looking for other options?

Please keep the blanket judgment to yourself.

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