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Forum > Treatment: Diclectin
Diclectin - Timing and dosage are important

Treatment
Date: 2001-11-07

Question:
My wife is approx. 8 weeks pregnant. She's been on Diclectin for 2 weeks now with little sign of improvement. I am starting to panic, I think. Is this going to go on until next June?

This is our second child. With our first, she was equally sick but took no Diclectin until the 4th month when we finally gave in. She did improve 2 to 3 weeks later and led life at 85 to 90% capacity until she delivered an immense 10lb healthy boy. Is there a 2 to 3 week build-up time for Diclectin? Should we start to seek other therapies? She does eat OK and is drinking approx. 32-64OZ + of water per day and is urinating regularly. I guess my son and I really want her back in our lives instead of in our bed.

Answer:
If at all possible, your wife should call the Motherisk NVP Helpline at 1-800-436-8477. Our NVP counsellors will discuss her symptoms and give her information on all aspects of NVP and its management. She should also talk to her doctor about whether she is taking the Diclectin properly -- the timing and dose make a difference.

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