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Elevit making morning sickness worse?
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Posted 16 March 2016 - 06:36 AM
I've been suffering horrendously with all day and night sickness the past few weeks. All I've really done is drag myself out of bed to do the school run/pick up and that's about it. I had morning sickness with DS 1 and 2 but never this bad.
I switched from taking elevit in the morning to just before I went to bed because I was throwing up so much but since then I've found I have to get up during the night to be sick and that I can't sleep properly because of the constant nausea.
I fell asleep early last night and forgot to take it and lo and behold, I feel not bad this morning! Still quite nauseous but I haven't had to be sick as soon as I get up and I've kept down an up and go.
Have a doctors app this morning so I'll discuss it with her but I think I'll be switching vitamins.
Has anyone experienced this?
Posted 16 March 2016 - 06:38 AM
I've heard it can happen. Some people switch to a straight folic acid like Megafol instead
Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:09 AM
After speaking to my Drs and midwives about my Ms it was decided I needed to come elevit because it does make women's Ms worse I now just take megafol as they assured me that all the other nutrients are coming from me anyway so Bub will be fine but it's definately worth speaking to your dr I also got a script for maxalon that has become my best friend
Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:11 AM
I take mine in when I'm half way finished my dinner, otherwise in certain it would make me sick. I just couldn't stomach the huge blackmores tablets!
Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:11 AM
I can't stomach Elevit at all. I just took folic acid and vitamin D separately.
It didn't help my morning sickness this time but certainly did with my previous pregnancies.
Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:16 AM
Yes! A friend of mine found the same and stopped taking them and feels so much better.
Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:27 AM
Its pretty common I think, but you might want to think about switching to something with the essentials (iodine, folate etc) as if Elevit makes you sick other pregnancy multis are likely to as well. Blackmores made me sick, I found Elevit a lot better. You could then switch to a more rounded pregnancy multi or back to Elevit after the morning sickness passes.
Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:38 AM
I used to take my elevit after the worst of the sickness had worn off for the day and "sandwich" it between food. so, eat half of my sandwich, take vitamin, eat rest of sandwich. taking anything in the morning used to make me feel terrible, and even now when I take vitamins in the morning sometimes they make me nauseas.
Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:46 AM
I think it might be the iron. I haven't been pregnant for 10 years and iron supplements make me feel sick, especially if I take them on an empty stomach.
Not sure if they're still available but GNC had an iron free pregnancy supplement which helped me a lot.
Posted 17 March 2016 - 07:15 AM
I can't stomach any vitamins on an empty stomach so always take them straight after a meal. Have you tried taking them with food? I'm on Elevit too but haven't found it any different to Blackmores for nausea. Hope the MS eases for you soon - I'm in complete sympathy - it's the pits!!
Posted 17 March 2016 - 04:12 PM
The pregnancy multi I take has B6 in it and I have a funny feeling it's actually helping me with MS because I tend to start feeling nauseous just before it's time to take it. I think it's a matter of finding the vitamins that work for you, but I have heard some can make MS worse.
Posted 17 March 2016 - 06:17 PM
Maybe that explains why I haven't had much nausea/MS, because I've been taking 100mg of B6 since before I was pregnant.
Posted 04 April 2016 - 01:52 PM
it makes me sick if I have it on an empty stomach so I have to take elevate as soon as ive had a heavy meal. otherwise I will battle nausea for the rest of the day :S
Posted 04 April 2016 - 01:56 PM
Not in your DIG but if you're that sick and switching vitamins doesn't help you might want to talk to your dr about a medication like maxolon or zofran. hope you feel better soon
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