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Heidi Kelly

Morning Sickness Worse....doc Is Suggesting Otc Meds

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My doctor is now recommending to first try Dramamine and if that does not work, to take Unisom with a B-6 vitamin. I have researched on figure out if the meds are same, but I just get the typical, "we dont add gluten but...." stuff. Has anyone tried this combination...is it safe? Does it work?

I am sure glad I know what I am going to be blessed with at the end of all of this!!

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My doc had me take a half a Unisom with a B6 ... all it did was made me sleep through the sickness ... The Unisom made me very sleepy. The B6 itself might be a good thing to supplement, if you're getting other B vitamins as well. They work together, so you need to be sure the rest are there to support the B6.

I don't know the gluten-free status of Unisom, I wasn't gluten-free at the time.

Be sure you're getting plenty of fluids and electolytes ... either Gatorade or a homemade version (1 tsp. salt, 7 tsp. sugar in 1 quart of water). It helped me more than anything.

The good news is, at about 3 months, you should start feeling better.


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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Oh, my doc told me that the Unisom and B6 used to be a drug they prescribed for morning sickness, but it isn't made anymore. That made me suspicious about its safety ... but my doc was convinced it was. I do not know the history of why it was taken off the market, but I'm sure you could Google it.


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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Look for "Sea Bands"...they are not a drug at all but a wristband you wear that puts pressure on a certain spot. Sometimes they are called motion sickness bands. I used them with ALL my pregnancies. It was the only way I could get the MS to subside enough to make me eat something. They are GREAT, drug free and non-invasive at all! :D

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