This is a very interesting topic.
My experience is all from a country town in Victoria, Australia
I started on maxolon in week 9. It didn't help, I started losing weight at this point.
My second visit to emergency in hospital got me checked in. It was week 12 and I had lost 14% of my body weight. I had potassium in my IV (not a drug, but wow!), B6 tablets and maxolon through my IV. At this point I was told to stay absolutely horizontal for at least 10-15 minutes after they gave me the IV Maxolon. I stopped vomitting stomach acid, but still couldn't keep any water or very much food down. Then they started me on prednisolone (steroids - "C class drug" in Australia, which means not advised during pregnancy here)
I stayed on the steroids for about 4 weeks, still taking the B6 and Maxolon (continuing the horizontal theory from hospital). I stopped losing weight. Once I'd had a week off the steroids I had a good day (wrote it down in my appointment diary!
) and tried taking myself off the maxolon as well. I had a major crash that took some time to recover from. I then stayed on the Maxolon until the end of the pregnancy.
My drug plan for this time is:
Maxolon as soon as I start being sick
Start B6 at first visit to hospital emergency
Potassium at second visit to emergency
Steroids at third visit (which will be a check in until I'm stable visit)
I'm hoping that I won't need to go to Zofran.
Good Luck to all