Im pregnant with twins and am constanly nauseas and throwing up, what medications help?

Candice - posted on 07/11/2009 ( 58 moms have responded )

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I just turned 3 months pregnant with twins and am constantly throwing up and nauseas. I ran out of medication that the hospital gave me and my insurance won't cover it anymore anyways. Can you tell me any over the counter medications I can take to make me not throw up and stop feeling nauseas?

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Catherine - posted on 07/26/2009

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Ginger root- ginger tea- for some reason coca cola always made me feel better too

Audra - posted on 08/01/2012

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With you being pregnant with twins they wont give you medicaid?? I am having the same problem (except im not having twins) and i am always sick... I take Zofran it seems to work pretty well... I dont know if you have already tried but if you havent, i would try getting medicaid or some kind of help like that...

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Rose - posted on 06/12/2016

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Instead of meds try to cope with this sickness through no to morning sickness tea, a natural herbal remedy that's safe and healthy for the baby and mom both.

Luisa - posted on 05/20/2014

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Lollipops would help me. It was a certain flavor for me though. Sour apple blow pops :) maybe lollipops can help

Tiffany - posted on 01/20/2014

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Try "emetrol" not sure if I spelled it right . But it is over the counter liquid. Worked for me with my 1st daughter.

Wakeelahregans - posted on 01/07/2014

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I am 8 weeks with twins and I feel your pain. I have been so hungry but everything makes me sick. I did find 1 thing that has help and that's oranges

Amanda - posted on 09/21/2013

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im 29 weeks pregnant with twins and im nauseas..i cant go to my ultra sound appointments because im not insured and i cannot afford it.they said non US citizens are not eligible for the medicaid.it is so sad because i wanna see if my babies are okay.they wont allow me to get an ultra sound here in savannah GA memorial hospital until i pay n i cant afford thousand dollars for an ultra sound or three hundred.there is no way i can afford that.i wish i could go back home.i dont like it here..

Christina - posted on 07/28/2012

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I have to agree with all the posts talking about zofran-it is the BEST! It definitely worked and I didn't think it was that expensive The ONLY issue I had and I think it was a side effect of it was constipation but then stool softner for that! :) Hope all is well!! :)

Andrea - posted on 04/20/2012

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I used to use gaviscon and eat ginger nut biscuits, it's not fun, but is well worth it. Good luck.

Miriam - posted on 04/19/2012

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nothing helped me when I was prego with my boys. even the prescribed one.. Eating fruit and crackers and drinking 7 up laying down as well.... I was sick the whole 35 weeks...

Cheri - posted on 04/18/2012

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For medications you can ask for Phenerghan which is dirt cheap (a Class C pregnancy drug).



I also took double dose of Zantac 150 (generic: Rantidine 150mg) in the morning and then again every night. It definitely helps in combination with other things that work. You really should talk to your OB before doing it, as I do not have knowledge of your medical history. I was approved based on my medical history to take these medications.

Monique - posted on 04/17/2012

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With twins, its literally twice the hormones. Hang in there, your symptoms should subside after 18 weeks. Try chewing on ice chips.

Andrea - posted on 08/07/2009

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I ate allot of ginger nut biscuits, ginger is supposed to help. Later on in my pregnancy I had very bad heartburn and would drink gaviscon. Good luck

Nicole - posted on 08/07/2009

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I am so sorry that you are going through this. I had this for seven months when I was pregnant and was diagnosed with hyperamesis. The only thing that helped me was zofran and my insurance wouldn't pay for it after the first trimester. I hope that you find something soon.

Mandy - posted on 08/06/2009

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I did not take any mediction i had travel sick bands you just wear them on your wrist got them from boots. They worked great for me its worth a try.

Beth - posted on 08/05/2009

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I feel for you!!! I was so sick as well and they say you forget, but I will never forget how sick I was!! I took some unisom tables (half a tablet) a couple times a day. They worked well for awhile, but did make me sleepy. I am a HS Band teacher and I took my students to Hawaii on a performance tour and I was SSOOO sick. Lets just say I puked all over every monument we visited..it was horrible. Unisom did help a little. Make sure you drink a ton of water so you don't get dehydrated. If you feel like you are go in for IV's. You don't want to start having contractions. That happened to me and it was scary!! Good luck and I hope you feel better soon. Once you hold those babies it will all be worth it I promise!!

Dian - posted on 08/05/2009

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DO NOT take rasberry leaf tea untill your last 3 months its known to bring on early labour!!! Get lots of rest, eat little and often, steer clear of spicy, rich or fatty foods. I used to eat alot of ice lollies and bread. But your 3 months now and you should start to feel better soon.

Cindy - posted on 08/04/2009

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awwww I so do not miss that part of pregnancy.
I used to try and eat a couple of dry biscuits before getting out of bed in the morning.
But other then that nothing really helped me sorry! Good Luck.

Ursula - posted on 08/03/2009

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You should ask your doctor and not anyone in a forum. Remember, be careful... you are pregnant!

Deanna - posted on 07/31/2009

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I was insanely sick, and nothing I tried worked. If I had heard my husband say one more time "remember this is a good thing" I was going to kill him.
I put up with it for a few weeks then my doctor prescribed Diclectin. Worked well and it totally safe. For women with morning sickness. The pill even has a pregnant lady on it, really cute.
Hope you feel better soon.

Katie - posted on 07/30/2009

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I was SO sick from weeks 7 until 14. I tried everything, the only thing that helped (and it was amazing!) was a medication called Diclectin, its a pill you take twice a day, its totally safe and works really fast. Because the nausea is caused by the raging hormones caused by multiple babies there isn't much natural that works unfortunately (and believe me, I tried it all...I work in the natural health food industry). Make sure you drink lots of water so you don't get dehydrated...the nausea will be over before you know it!

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Try to stay away from drugs as much as possible, talk to your doctor about, side affects birth defect etc... I was really sick so sick, I could even drink water, I was on a drug called zofrain,It helped.

Katie - posted on 07/30/2009

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mint tea really helped me and eating a few saltine crackers before I even got out of bed in the morning. also small snacks all throughout the day. sorry but I don't have a clue as to medications I never took any for morning sickness

KATRINA - posted on 07/30/2009

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GATORADE THE FRUIT PUNCH KIND AND DRY CEREAL...KEEP CRACKERS OR DRY CEREAL BY UR BED AND IF YOU WAKE UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT EVEN TO USE THE BATHROOM...EAT THEM BEFORE GETTING OUTTA BED AND WHEN U ROLL OVER AT NIGHT....THOSE THINGS HELPED ME AND STOPPED ME FROM THROWING UP BILE EVERY MORNING....I WAS SICK MY WHOLE PREGNANCY

Diana - posted on 07/26/2009

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I was so sick that I lost weight the first three months, but I didn't take anything. After the 3 months, I wasn't really sick. I just didn't have a big appetite. The heartburn that I had was TERRIBLE. That was worse than being sick. I tried everything. Rollaids were the only thing that helped...a little

Sunny - posted on 07/26/2009

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i am turning 13 weeks wed and i am having the same problem they have giving me reglan , zophran which works but gave me headaches and phenegran that works the best. but also they have these things called prego pops and they also have these nausea braclets at walgreens that you put on your wrist and it touches a pressure point they work too

Emma - posted on 07/25/2009

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I went to my doctor and got maxilon or metrocloprimyde, it was great. Otherwise i had alot of ginger products.

Shane - posted on 07/25/2009

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I had a lot of nausea with my fraternal twins. I actually felt better when I didn't let myself get hungry-which I know is hard to do when you feel nauseated-and pregnancy vitamins (in fact all vitamins) made me feel nauseated on top of it-especially if I didn't eat enough when I took them. Everyone is different-I eventually made it past the nausea-hang in there! Lots of good advice on here-hope it helps!!

Shannon - posted on 07/24/2009

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i was sick till the day i delieved and the dr. said that can happen with twins. I decided to noty take any meds., so i knew my boys were not getting anything that they shouldn't have.

Meghan - posted on 07/24/2009

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I had my twins almost 4 mnths ago and was very sick in the mornings. I ate saltine crackers, drank still ginger ale, and chewed peppermint gum. Hope this helps. Congrats and good luck.

Heidi - posted on 07/22/2009

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I used Preggie Pops until they didn't work anymore. After laying on the couch for one week, unable to take care of my 4 other children, I asked for a prescription for Zofran. The dissolable tabs work within a minute. They are the only thing that does work for twins! I didn't find out I was pregnant with twins until 18 weeks, but the unbearable morning sickness was a pretty good giveaway. It did subside for me at about 15 weeks. I gave birth at 29 weeks, before the morning sickness would have come back.

Patty - posted on 07/22/2009

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Zofran for sure...be insistent w/ins comp..otherwise won't cover medication....it will take all the pain away...luved it....only thing that helped...

Kate - posted on 07/22/2009

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hi i drank vimto and ate lots of peppermint creams it worked a treat and if you can get purdys where you are it is great one before bed and one in the morning with a ginger biscuit silver prdys is best natural vitamin drink you can buy xx

good luck and enjoy the rest before the fun times start ;)x

Natassia - posted on 07/22/2009

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oh my GOD i remember that morning sickness. I couldn't get off the couch. I was SOOOOO sick. if you go to like... a jimbos or henry's ...whole foods I dunno whats around you. Go to a health food store and get the organic ginger cookies, they taste better than the grocery store ginger snaps. they helped SOOO much and taste good too, so that helps. Congratulations, and good luck with the morning sickness! you WILL get through this i promise... haha.

Elaina - posted on 07/22/2009

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All I can say is that you are at 3 months so you are pretty much through your first trimester and the morning sickness completly went away for me after that point. I am 5 months now and I only have one complaint.. Heartburn.. I use rolaids for that for future reference.

Amber - posted on 07/22/2009

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I lost weight with my girls and the only thing that help with me was ginger snaps.

Karla - posted on 07/22/2009

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I have found that Ginger cookies worked for me.. I didn't have the throwing up part.. just the really bad nausea.. i ate like 3 or 4 cookies and i was good for a few hours.. then i would eat more and was good for the rest of the day. I couldn't stand being in the grocery store.. all kinds of different smells really got to me.. I am glad that I found the ginger cookies. Ginger is a natural remedy for upset stomach and nausea.. so give that a try and see if that helps you. I have passed this on to my friends that were pregnant and it worked for them. Keep us posted and let us know how things go with that. I wish you all the best

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I was sick the entire time with my girls. My doc told me to sip Coke when the nausea started (only a sip or two) and to eat every hour crackers, pretzels, cheeze nips, stuff like that non stop gradually. Twins take alot out of you so small snacking helps and very important. Before you even get out of bed every morning, eat a cracker first, then sit up and start your day. Good luck

Melissa - posted on 07/21/2009

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When I was pregnant with my twins I ate the Preggie drops candy. You can get tehm at Motherhood Maternity or Babies R Us. It worked for me and a couple of my friends. Good luck.

Karen - posted on 07/21/2009

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I vote for zofran...I was told it is safe during pregnancy (I had no problems). And it works!

Flannery - posted on 07/20/2009

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Ask your doctor for Reglan. It saved me! Also, keep saltines at bedside and eat 2 or 3 before you even put your feet on the floor in the mornings.

Julieann - posted on 07/20/2009

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Honestly, I took Zofran and it was a miracle drug. My Dr. gave me Compazine, because Zofran was difficult to get through my insurance. But when I went to the triage, the in-house ER pharmacy has Zofran in stock and my Dr. would always send me home with extra just so that I wasn't in agony, she was awesome!!

Joanne - posted on 07/15/2009

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Raspberry leaf tea shouldn't be drunk in early pregnancy as it can cause serious problems with the babies and there are possibilities of inducing labour.

Try ginger in any form I found that was great when I was expecting twins. Mint tea also helped.

User - posted on 07/15/2009

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There are really no medications that you can take.....my grandmother told me to eat 2saltine crackers and sip gingerale. Sorry that is the only advice that I have for you.

Sara - posted on 07/14/2009

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Ask your doctor about taking Zofran - its used for chemotherapy patients who are suffering nausea and vomitting and my OB told me it was completely safe during pregnancy. I used it halfway through my first and the beginning of my second trimester with my twins because I was so sick all the time. Make sure you ask for the dissolvable one b/c there is a huge pill form which doesnt work. The dissolvable one you place under your tongue and within minutes I felt much relief from the havoc my twins were playing on my body!! Good luck!

Diane - posted on 07/14/2009

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I've had hyperemesis with all three of my pregnancies so I understand what you're dealing with. Coke might help you feel better at first but it's also a diuretic so it will cause you to become more dehydrated and then you'll feel worse, if you can't get a prescription try peppermint hard candies and get down as much fluid as possible, staying hydrated is the key because every symptom gets worse when you're dehydrated. Have you looked into an insurance program just for prescriptions? See if you can afford to pay for it on your own or if there is a program at your church (or a friends church) to help new moms, someone there may help you pay for the prescription. Unfortunately there is no over the counter med that is actually "safe" for the babies including antacids. On the upside, you probably don't have more than 3 or 4 more weeks of this. I know that's a long time but it will pass and it will all be worth it. Good luck and God Bless.

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eating a small amount every time you get up to pee in the night helps....a lot of this has to do with the way your blood sugar gets wacked out of shape by the hormones......eating a couple bites in the night helped with mine! (Mine set in about the same time as yours.) It gets particularly bad if you are carrying fraternal twins as opposed to identical because the fraternals are like a double pregnancy rather than the split pregnancy....which means a full double dose of the hormones!!!

Melissa - posted on 07/13/2009

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I was on reglan which is prescribed to patiients with acid reflux. It was the only thing that worked for me! It does get better though and it's all worth it in the end, just hang in there!

Beccy - posted on 07/13/2009

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Personally I hate taking medicines and pills, I'd sooner be sick lol!



however I had bad morning sickness (that lasted till bedtime) and swore by ginger biscuits and arrowroot biscuits, I also cut back on caffeine and drank natural juices or fruit tea.

It faded off at 14 weeks, the same time my belly looked truly pregnant - it was enjoyable from then on, well until 20wks when I got PDS arrgh!



Good luck and enjoy!

Amie - posted on 07/12/2009

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I ate tums all the time! I also would smell the lemon grinde. That would work in a pinch. Usually if I had something small in my stomach I didn't feel nauses.

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