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14/08/2013 at 10:19
these are the drugs ive been put on for sickness, anyone heard of them?
14/08/2013 at 10:27
yes thats what theyre for. theyre an anti sickness tablet and can be given as an injection too. Usually first line treatment in (our) hospital x
14/08/2013 at 10:28
It's a very common anti-sickness used in most hospitals :)
14/08/2013 at 10:36
i got given an injection last night and now on 50mg tablets, they make me quite drowsey is this ok? i'd rather be drowsey than sick
14/08/2013 at 10:41
Id speak to your gp if you are worried about any side effects x
14/08/2013 at 10:47
Cyclizine is a type of medicine that is called an antihistamine and can cause Drowsiness, depending if it's too bad then I would speak to your Gp, there are other anti-sickness medications that you can be prescribed :)
14/08/2013 at 11:33
Yes, I was in it for 5 months! I didn't really suffer much in way of tiredness beyond normal pregnancy fatigue.
I tried various medication. It did help but certainly not a total cure. Really make yourself eat little and often, whatever you can face, and lots of water in little sips. It's horrible, I really feel for you
14/08/2013 at 12:49
Yep, use it at work, it's an anti-sickness.
14/08/2013 at 13:37
Yep - I was on it for 4 months in my first pregnancy. Made me feel like a zombie but stopped me being sick as much.
14/08/2013 at 14:12
ive not been sick today yet! which is amazing but i do feel like a zombie, pro's and con's i suppose! as long as it helps i will go through anything
16/08/2013 at 11:29
I have taken every anti sickness drug going I think. I had HG in both pregnancies but I couldn't get along with cyclizine. The injection made me panic, no one told me how it would make me feel and the A&E dr (male!) injected it really fast. The room span, I was sick, and I felt like I was on drug, of the illegal kind. Tablet form wasn't as bad but I was really drowsy on them. When HG was at its worst, I had a female dr inject it a tiny amount at a time over the course of 5 minutes and although I didn't feel great it was less of a shock to my body than my previous experience and I was able to tolerate it better.
Day to day I took metoclopramide three times a day, and when HG was unbearable (and I got a willing A&E nurse!!!) I had Omeprazole and domperidone.
Very few drugs are able to be classed as safe in pregnancy as its not ethical to test on pregnant women. But some drugs have been used for some many years without pregnant women having and adverse effects to their babies that dr's believe them to be "safe". The less you take of anything the better but if you can't live your life without medication then you must take it.
I didn't want to take my antisickness drugs and it landed me in hospital severely dehydrated and on a drip for three days. This was much more harmful to me and the baby as well as a pain to organise child care for my 2 year old. Whilst taking the drugs I was at least able to function and look after my older son effectively.
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