Post # 1
I’m 11w5d and I was prescribed Zofran around 1 month ago.
Even though it’s a miracle pill, I try not to take it everyday because I’m trying not to become reliant on it.
However, on the days that I do not take it, I end up violently ill the next morning.
I was hoping to be coming to the end of my morning sickness soon, and now I’m starting to question whether Zofran might be doing more harm then good.
My fear is that my sickness the mornings I don’t take Zofran actually stem more from my body withdrawaling from not having the medicine than it is from the morning sickness.
Has anyone else experienced this when they went off of Zofran?
Post # 3
@ExcitedScaredBee: I had terrible all-day, 24-hour sickess from weekd 6 1/2 to week 17. I was on Zofran from about week 8-17. I would do a “check” on weekends to see if I still needed Zofran by not taking any, and yes, I would be violently ill. But that was not from Zofran withdrawal, it was because I still had horrible MS.
When my MS finally turned a corner around 17 weeks, I quit zofran cold turkey–had a few days of medium nausea but not near as bad as before and then about a week later felt like a brand new person. I’m at week 23 now and still have intermittant nausea (feeling naueous right now, actually), but it’s only a few times a day and a VAST improvement over how I was before.
I don’t believe there’s any withdrawal, I think your body is still just having MS.
Post # 4
Nope, I’m guessing you just still have MS. There’s no withdrawal from Zofran, except for maybe the fact that you can poop again 🙂
Post # 5
It’s crazy to think that if I didn’t take Zofran, I would be sick like that every single day. I don’t know how people do it! I usually take it 5 times/week, and the other two days are an absolute nightmare!
Thank god for the wonders of modern science!
P.S. @ellebeerob: Prune Juice. You’ll thank me 🙂
Post # 6
Please take your meds, there is no reason to be sick if you don’t have to be. That will put you on the fast track to ending up in the hospital needing IV fluids, trust me I’ve been there. You don’t want to do that! Take it and be glad that it gives you relief.
Post # 7
@ExcitedScaredBee: Thankfully I’m 30 weeks now and past it, but weeks 6-16 were pure misery in the bathroom department. You are getting SO close to the magic week where you can dump the Zofran! My MS got significantly better around week 14.
Post # 8
@ExcitedScaredBee: I felt the same way last week. If I didn’t take zofran the next morning I’d start throwing up, once I got up and moved around. I started waking myself up about 30 minutes early and popping one in my mouth and then going back to sleep until it kicked in and it made a world of difference. I usually didn’t end up needing anymore doses after that initial one, for week 10, anyway. Today I am 11 weeks and woke up feeling queasy, but didn’t vomit and so far, so good….praying MS is coming to an end for me, but not holding my breath. Maybe try what I did and see if that works for you. You might only need the one dose in the morning? Anyway, hope you feel better!
Post # 9
@ExcitedScaredBee: Is there a medical reason you don’t want to take it every day? Do you have a basis to believe it will cause you to ‘become reliant?’ As far as I know, it isn’t like a some sleeping aids where you won’t be able to sleep without it. It is an anti-nausea, and doesn’t cause you to get sick when you stop taking it.
Post # 10
@ExcitedScaredBee: Your body can’t become reliant on Zofran – that’s not how it works. Only bad side effect I really hear of is constipation (which happens in pregnancy anyway). But if you’re good the five days you take it and miserable on days off, then you’re just making yourself miserable for no reason. Take the Zofran (that’s why you have it), and wait out your morning sickness. Fine to try without it occasionally, like PP said, to see if you still need it. But if you do then just take it – it’s one of the safest medications out there, and not keeping down nutrients and being stressed and sick all the time is way worse for your body and your pregnancy.