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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) Forum

Motherisk receives questions from around the world about morning sickness symptoms, effects, treatments and ways to cope. Those questions and answers are posted here for anyone to read, provided the reader acknowledges and accepts the proviso and disclaimer below.

Forum > NVP Symptoms and Effects: Understanding NVP
NVP and bitter taste in mouth

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2007-01-11

Question:
Hi, I am in my 10th week of pregnancy and have been in treatment for NVP since week 7. I am taking three diclectin a day with two in the evening and one in the morning. The diclectin provides some relief from the vomiting but not from the constant nausea or the bitter tase in my mouth. Is the bitter taste a sympton of NVP? Is it something I can hope will end with the first trimester? I am finding that it is this bitterness and makes me queasy when I swallow my saliva and triggers vomiting. Will increasing the dosage of the diclectin help? Thank you for your help. I am very grateful for the motherrisk site and this forum. This is my first pregnancy and I am finding the information an invaluable resource. Deepani

Answer:
What you describe is quite common and unfortunately will probably stay with you while you are suffering from NVP. Increasing the dose of Diclectin may help as the optimal dose is 4 tab/day and you are only taking 3/day. Please consult your physician about dosage.

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