My OB is completely against B6 for M/S. My OB was very flexible when I was pregnant with DD2, but has turned into a health nut this time around. I think her flexibility last time was because she was preggers too! Everything she wants me to try is natural for the most part, but I had to push severely for the Bonine and Regalan (even though they are 100% safe during pregnancy via numerous sources and my pharmacist.)
I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but I definitely need some relief at this point.
I had gained six pounds in the first week after I found out I was preggers; at this point, I have lost fifteen pounds since then.
It's almost impossible for me to eat. I don't even want to see food. There's approximately a two hour period each day I can eat and be somewhat okay, but I still feel like I'm malnourishing the baby.
My hcg levels are quadrupling. With DD1, they were low and didn't even double. It took them four days I believe to double. With DD2, early quant hcg tests showed they were tripling. With this baby, my early quants have shown they are almost quadrupling, but they are still within the average ranges and not high, which could be an indicator of Down's. No worries there, but I'm attributing some of the M/S to the rapidly increasing hcg levels.
The severity of the M/S is causing some major resentment issues. I'm not sure if the resentment is against the pregnancy itself or the baby as well. (This was a very, very planned pregnancy. I was taking Clomid treatments since July '08 and had even said I preferred a Halloween baby.) I've even thought such horrible things as "What if I m/c'd?" and that I don't want the baby. It concerns me. And my OB, family, DH and inlaws dismiss all the bad feelings as part of the extreme sickness. I know once the baby gets here I will feel totally different. I'm constantly crying day in day out as well, partly due to the M/S and the resentment. I feel overwhelmed. I go between thinking what I would do without the new baby and wanting it over with. It's an emotional rollercoaster from hell. Since I'm sleeping so much to cope with the M/S, my mother and grandmother are more or less taking complete care of the girls now. I feel so guilty as if I have thrown away the girls. I'm crying as I type this.
I have never felt these feelings before. DH is in from his base until Thursday morning, so he's being a tremendous help with the girls and trying to give as much support as possible. He feels horrible I'm so sick and having these feelings. He was shocked when he got here Friday night and saw how sick I really am. With the other pregnancies, I worked and maintained an active lifestyle for the most part. With this one, I'm forced to be a SAHM (it isn't a bad thing, but takes some adjusting for me.) I had contemplated doing the at-home bookeeping thing so I could still feel productive, but I don't think I would have the energy to keep with my clients as I should.
I've tried crackers too; different types, textures, etc. No help. While I had the virus with DD1 and DD2, it seemed as though my M/S eased up for a few days. I thought then that hopefully it was going away. When I finally got 100% better though, it came back full force, if not worse.
I really want to connnect with other moms in the October DDC as well. But I have no energy left to really get involved. I lurk, but that's about it. (That oddly makes me want to cry too!)
I'm sorry if my reply is scatter-brained. I'm battling another horrendous bout of M/S as we speak. I want to get everything out. I think possibly some of the M/S is induced as well. DH is still unsure about re-enlisting and going to Officer Training School. (That's a huge step for us!) So, I'm definitely having soem anxiety about following him around the country as the military tells us to with three small children. If we were staying close to family, that would be different.
And as always, thanks for letting me vent!