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Have you ever had this?

I am currently on an at home IV because my morning sickness is so bad that I can hardly eat. Even with the IV medication that goes in for 24 hours and the bag gets changed at the end. So the medication is continuous. I am still nauseated.

Have any of you had any experience with any of this? If so, how long were you on the IV before you got to feeling better?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:41 PM on Apr. 2, 2010 in Pregnancy

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Answers (3)
  • Sounds like Hyperemesis Gravidarum. I had it with my first and did not see any relief until I was 7-8 months pregnant. Nothing eased my nausea, they weren't concerned with my nausea though... only that I was getting hydrated and was able to stop vomiting constantly.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:12 PM on Apr. 2, 2010

  • It seems to me like the IV would be more for keeping you hydrated than helping with the nausea. Maybe ask your doctor about an anti-nausea medication to take in addition?

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 12:44 PM on Apr. 2, 2010

  • I agree your IV sounds like it is more for dehydration than for nausea. Ask for Zofran for nausea, it may help you to be able to start eating. It is a dissovable tablet taken every 8 hrs/3x a day. It is really expensive without insurance. One month supply is $1200 for the brand name and $900 for generic. Depending on your insurance it could be anywhere from $50 to $100. I have a PPO and they would on pay for a week supply so I am struggling everyday too. I tried other RX but nothing works for me as well as Zofran.

    Answer by Congenial at 1:25 PM on Apr. 2, 2010