B6 Injections working to stop HG?

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B6 Injections working to stop HG?

Postby Kate31 » Jul 01, 2005 10:07 am

Has anyone heard about B6 injections of 200 mg working to stop HG? I read about this on an online forum called "Ask Dr Walt Stoll". He says that most doctors don't know anything about this, but he doesn't really give any research studies that have been done with B6 injections, but he claims that 1 or 2 shots will STOP HG.
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Postby bibliojo » Jul 01, 2005 10:17 am

Hi Kate,

I don't think that B6 injections will stop HG but they may help lessen the nausea and vomitting as B6 is more effective via injection rather than pill form. Andy (Ivydragon) had B6 injections with her pregnancies. Maybe she will chime in with her experiences with it.

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Postby HGx3 » Jul 01, 2005 11:25 pm

STOP it? probably not, Help to ease it? Maybe. For me, b6 didnt help at all, though I never recieved the injections. I think it would all depend on your level of severity with your hg. If you had a mild case, it would be more likely to feel a tremndous amount of relief. If you were a more severe case, and meds dont help much in the first place, it may offer a tad bit of relief from the symptoms of hg, but would not stop it.

I think if there was anything out there that actually Stopped hg, none of us would be posting here. :wink:

B6 injections have been discussed here before, so this really isn't new information :cry: . Andy, our forum admin, has experience with the details, so I am sure she can offer additional information about the use of them.
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Postby Ivydragon » Jul 02, 2005 11:53 pm

Stop HG? No - halt a vomiting cycle when given with Phenergan and an IV, yes - but in mild HG. I had B6 injections w/ both of my pgs. In my first pg it was a mix of B6 and Phenergan always. I could go a few days after getting a shot, and then I'd start to get nauseas again and knew I needed another one.

In my 2nd pg, I was on 16 mgs of Zofran a day, had no idea the option of going higher was available, was already on what they recommended was the top of B6 orally and Unisom (now I know the amounts are higher). Anyways, I'd been forced to quit my Zofran cold turkey, and then allowed back on it. I really hit a low w/ my vomiting then, and the Zofran isn't as effective once started again. I was still nauseas, and asked if I could get the injections again. I was prescribed one shot per day. It made a noticeable difference, and I couldn't skip a day for about a month. I'd try from time to time and get really nauseas. The doses were one vial, 100 mgs, I think, and the max they'd let me have. Motherisk in Canada doesn't recommend doses above 150 mgs, and that's knowing that some of it isn't used by the body. I certainly wouldn't want to go above 100 mgs injected, and certainly not adding anything orally.

These shots sting horribly, and I'm horribly needle phobic, but it was worth it - even still sporting tender hips because of the scar tissue, it's still worth it. I don't know why more women aren't given them. A shot in the hip that you can't vomit back up.

I really think that my B6 injections kept me out of the hospital my 2nd pg, once they were started. Without them I probably would have ended up with a PICC line, because it meant with everything else I could stay home, hydrated, eating, and not vomiting.

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Postby aaronsmommy » Jul 03, 2005 3:58 pm

I got 250 mgs of B6 daily through my IV. I'm not sure whether it helped or not, I was still hooked up to that IV my whole pregnancy, and that dose is probably not the greatest idea either.

B6 has been well studied to help with nausea, there aren't any studies that compare oral to injectable, but taking it early is certainly the best idea. There are studies where taking B6 before conception helped prevent nausea, but they used small doses. Most recommendations for treating hyperemesis do include using B6.

However, my feeling is that anyone who says that one or two doses of anything will CURE hyperemesis, is confusing morning sickness with hyperemesis.

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