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Old 01-20-2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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Question help needed for EXTREME nausea

My friend is at about 9 weeks, and can't keep anything down. Ginger tea even comes back pretty quickly. Her doctor prescribed something that might help, but she can't afford the prescription.

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B6 will help calm nausea.

Hope she feels better.
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B6 will help calm nausea.

Hope she feels better.
Thanks for the advice, but she's tried that too. sorry I forgot to mention that the first time.
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:58 AM   #4
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Some people find B6 and unisom help, those did nothing for me. I was hospitalized and on zofran and daily IV fluids for months. If they gave her zofran it's MUCH cheaper at costco and you do not need a membership to us the pharmacy. The generic was quoted at $1400 for 90 pills at CVS and was $86 at costco. It was worth it to me to not have to be hospitalized again (I was admitted for 3 days at 8 weeks prego)
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:05 PM   #5
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Walmart has Phenergan tablets on their $4 perscriptions list, if she has $4 and could get her doctor to write a perscription for that. It's $4/month or $10/3 months. HTH
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Some people find B6 and unisom help, those did nothing for me. I was hospitalized and on zofran and daily IV fluids for months. If they gave her zofran it's MUCH cheaper at costco and you do not need a membership to us the pharmacy. The generic was quoted at $1400 for 90 pills at CVS and was $86 at costco. It was worth it to me to not have to be hospitalized again (I was admitted for 3 days at 8 weeks prego)
I was the same way and had the same experiences, but replace CVS with Rite Aid and I think they quoted us $595 for 30 pills. Definitely have her check it at costco.

The other thing I tried was the zofran pump - you have to stick a needle into your belly daily and it continuously delivers liquid zofran into you 24/7 by a pump, which is more effective than the ups and downs with pills. My insurance company recommended it after my 2nd/3rd hospital visit.
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OTC Boninie or Unisom w/ doxylamine succinate and b6, both saved my life.
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Oh this was me too!!! Lemon drops helped me. And carbs.
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my ins. covered it, but I have a box of generic zofran and it would have cost $90 @ Meijer. hope she can find it cheaper.

Phenergan made me pass out (like fall asleep, but I HAD to sleep) then when I woke up I was really angry. Like super super snapping at the wind for blowing mean!
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If she is uber sick, and has Hyperemesis Gravidarum, no amount of B6, drops, gravol, etc will do anything. As someone who barely survived HG without Zofran, I HIGHLY recommend she get it asap (my drs kept sending me away with wise and useless advice like "drink smaller sips of water" and had me on 8x/day diclectin and 4x/day gravol). The longer she waits, the worse her situation could get. (don't mean to be preachy, but I got to a point I shouldn't have because I didn't know zofran was an option!)

Zofran (as PP have said, get the generic version) is made for extreme nausea after chemo and makes a world of difference. It can potentially prevent massive dehydration issues and potential pregnancy loss when all else fails.
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