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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
Too nauseous to take multivitamin

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2007-06-06

Question:
I am experiencing severe nausea and vomiting. I am taking Diclectin 2 tablets at bedtime, one in the morning, and one in the afternoon. It helps a bit, but not much. I miss at least one or two days a week at work. It is having a real impact on my mood. My question is, do I really need to keep taking the multivitamin? I am 9w3d pregnant, and I DREAD the time of day when I take the thing because it makes me SO much worse. I am not taking it on an empty stomach. Thanks.

Answer:
If the multivitamin is making you feel worse you should stop taking it until your NVP has subsided. For more advice on this topic you may want to call our toll free NVP helpline at 1-800 436-8477

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