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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.

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Treating NVP throughout pregnancy

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2010-03-03

Question:
I am 13 weeks pregnant. I have been using the unisom/B6 combination per my doctors request because I have been throwing up 3-6 times daily. I was on Zofran but that did not help with the vomiting. I have been taking the combination for about two weeks. Today I decided not to take it and see if my morning sickness has subsided since I am 13 weeks, no luck, I vomited all day. My question is how long can/should I stay on this and is there a chance of becoming dependent? I take 1/2 a unisom and 25mg of B6 before bed and it help for 24 hours.

Answer:
You're maybe one of the 10 per cent of women for whom NVP persists throughout pregnancy, and who require medication right up until delivery. You can try going off the medication as your pregnancy progresses, however, if the NVP comes back again, your doctor may safely recommend that you restart treatment.

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