Zofran for MS

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  1. MyMomToldMe

    MyMomToldMe Well-Known Member

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    My midwife gave me a prescription of Zofran for MS. I have been sick all day for two days straight (except for the time I held it to go to work). It has been limited my sleep and everything.

    I took the medicine last night, and it was amazingly helpful. Right away, I felt no nausea.

    I'd love to eat, but I don't want to take it too often.

    Have you guys ever taken this med? If so, what is the consensus?
     
  2. Lillerina

    Lillerina Well-Known Member

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    I take it twice a day every day. It keeps the nausea down but doesn't completely stop it for me. I don't think I'd be able to eat anything other than toast and crackers without it, and I still can't eat a wide variety of foods with it...but it's a lot better than nothing!

    I'm generally an all natural sort of girl, but I think not being completely miserable and getting nutrition on a daily basis is really important.
     
  3. TriChick

    TriChick Mom-Wife-Triathlete:)

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    I took it a little bit in my first tri. I found it really helped ms, but be forewarned that it can sometimes cause constipation. Haha I can vouch for that! Benefits outweighed the discomfort IMO though.
     
  4. mom2sixplus

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    i took zofran from 6 weeks until the very day i delivered. absolutely AMAZING!!!!!
     
  5. daisy4871

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    I took Zofran during my 7th week, once a day, and it was a HUGE improvement. I was in bed all day, as soon as I stood up I'd start throwing up and not be able to stop for hours (really dehydrated), and taking the Zofran stopped me from throwing up every time.

    I would caution you, however, to take extra fiber supplements or eat a lot of prunes when you take the Zofran. TMI, but the constipation was so bad for me it was almost worse than the m/s :( I wish I'd known, I would have been drinking prune juice like my life depended on it!
     
  6. tinks80

    tinks80 Well-Known Member

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    Zofran is amazing! I'm on it for hyperemesis & I can finally keep food down, still taking it twice daily into my 12w4d but yes it's bad fir constipation thoug :(
     
  7. littlemamana

    littlemamana Mommy to Colin

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    I'm on Zofran as well because I have hyperemesis. It's really helped me... but sometimes I don't take it this time... like this morning, I woke up, felt sick and took the pill... 2 seconds later I was running to the bathroom. :haha: It was awful. It also makes my constipation really bad. I wish I could stop taking it because of that side effect but I kind of need it just to function. :(
     
  8. MagicalLeigh

    MagicalLeigh Shanda - ttc #4

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    I take it too. It seems to help me get out of bed and function a little, but I'm still queasy all day long.
     
  9. JPARR01

    JPARR01 2 girls and 1 boy otw!

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    I take it once a day (right before bed). It helps me last through the next morning and afternoon.
     
  10. Iamblessed

    Iamblessed ttc#10

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    I would say it works wonders. but as another poster said take caution of the constipation and I would eat some fiber to keep the constipation at a minimum!!
     
  11. roxursox302

    roxursox302 baby girl <3

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    I've been taking it since 6 weeks! I take one every morning before I get out of bed. Without it I cannot eat at all. My OB said if I had to take it until the day I deliver than that would be perfectly fine!
     

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