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Re : Unisom

Post by akemt » Fri Feb 06, 2004 04:22 pm

Okay, Bringing this up agian. I started the unisom, 1/2 tablet at night and it didn't do a thing. So, about a week later (maybe less) I went to 1 tablet at night. It seems to help some, but not enough to really know. And I still throw up now and then. Should I change to 1/2 at night 1/2 durring the day? Any ideas/suggestions? I'm hesitant to ask the dr about it at all.

Catherine (22), Moderator (pregnant again)
DH Britton (27)
Emma Margaret (03/02/03) 37 weeks from PIH & oligo
Baby #2 due August 11, 2004

Re : Unisom

Post by akemt » Tue Jan 27, 2004 06:11 pm

Suz, I'm dang glad for this site and all the women here! lol [:D] Gotta love 'em. I just wish the last doctor I saw was as happy about my "empowerment" as I was! lol

Catherine (22)
DH Britton (27)
Emma Margaret (03/02/03) 37 weeks from PIH & oligo
Baby #2 due August 11, 2004

Re : Unisom

Post by andylisa » Tue Jan 27, 2004 05:12 pm

HI.. I am so glad I have you girls.. besides my blood pressure being higher - I NEED TO SLEEP and I am so thankful that unisom is A OK to take at night.. I try to get by with a half.. My SIL tells me she was PRESCRIBED Diclectin (Doxylamine and B6) for her terrible nausea.. well I have no nausea.. maybe the Unisom helps me with that too!![?]


Re : Unisom

Post by twolfgram » Tue Jan 27, 2004 04:45 pm

Although every one here already can attest to it's "okness" in pg. I just wanted to put my two cents' worth in on Unisom. It was listed (along with the b-6) on the OK med sheet from my Perinatologist's offce.

Therese Mom to
Jonathan - born 10/4/95 at 28 weeks due to HELLP
Angel in Heaven - Erik 12/20/02 due to placental abruption
And "Baby dot" - EDD 9/11/04!

Re : Unisom

Post by sweetiesuzy » Tue Jan 27, 2004 04:15 pm

LOL! Aren't you glad you have this forum and this knowledge! It is soo gooood to be empowered!

The Unisom has been working wonders for me - hope you feel better soon girl!


DS 3/25/95
DD 10/26/01 stillbirth
DS 12/30/02
AND ~ Peanut edd 8/6/04

Re : Unisom

Post by akemt » Tue Jan 27, 2004 03:18 pm

I just got the OK for unisom today too...started throwing up [xx(] but not anywhere near hyperemesis, THANK GOODNESS! I'm hoping the unisom is enough to keep me from going anywhere near there!

Funny side-note, I called in and talked to the nurse and asked if unisom was on their "OK while PG" list. Was told no...asked why...and was told "It's not safe in pregnancy!" lol So, she talked to the dr (my new dr) and had to call back and tell me she was wrong. lol Poor woman. I think I was pretty rude to her the first time she and I spoke because that is exactly the way DR. Pain-in-the-batootie[}:)] responded when I talked about all the info I'd read reguarding Pre-e. Probably should have explained that to her!

Catherine (22)
DH Britton (27)
Emma Margaret (03/02/03) 37 weeks from PIH & oligo
Baby #2 due August 11, 2004

Re : Unisom

Post by andylisa » Sat Jan 24, 2004 11:34 am

HI.. thanks so much, I was tossing and turning last night so at about 2am I took a half of the Doxyaline kind of Unisom. I slept well then. I also have no morning sickness, maybe that is why? So it is safe in the first trimester????

I am so glad to have you ladies to talk with on here.


Re : Unisom

Post by kim » Sat Jan 24, 2004 08:08 am

Here is info on using Unisom during pregnancy...
The generic name Doxylamine is the Unisom sleep tabs formula, NOT the sleep gels. Unisom is one of THE most studied drugs in pregnancy and is a category A drug. I have only heard of 2 or 3 (including vitamins) that are cat A.
Take care,

Kim Schwintz
Texas Chapter President

Ainsley Kathryn 11/26/02-36 Weeks Preeclampsia

Re : Unisom

Post by andylisa » Fri Jan 23, 2004 10:41 pm

RE: Unisom.. are they really safe to take in the first trimester? I am worried, because I wont get any sleep without them!! Yikes.. I dont see my doctor for another 3 weeks as I am only 4 weeks pg right now.. thanks..


Re : Unisom

Post by sherry fisher » Wed Jan 21, 2004 04:52 am

I am just starting my third trimester and called last week for nausea. They said half a unisom every 6 hours as needed and a B-6 a day. Althoug; I elected not, since I have a 17 month running around.

Sherry Fisher (28)
DH: Bill (35)
Proud Mama to:
#1) Alex 1/1/94-PE
#2) Abbie 12/17/97-PIH
#3 Will 08/03/02-PP PE
#4) EDD: 4/27/04