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post #41 of 97
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Originally Posted by nintendork View Post
So how much worse is it going to get? I am 7 weeks now, does it peak and then decline or what?
Historically, for me weeks 7 & 8 have been the absolute worst (vomiting every day, having to pretty much live horizontally). For me I vomit daily from weeks 7-16ish. Then I begin feeling better. But everyone is different!
post #42 of 97
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Originally Posted by nia82 View Post
I never felt nauseous with DS but now it is getting bad. I couldn't eat anything today, not even the penatals. Ill try again now. But just the sheer thought of food is repulsing to me at the moment... I feel a lot like last year when I suffered from food poisening. The current heat wave doesn't help either.
What small snacks help you?
Small snacks...saltines, bagels, string cheese, apples...
post #43 of 97
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My nausea is ramping up into vomiting as I approach week 7 - hopefully after a couple of weeks it'll ease up again.

Right now, my body seems to be craving sugar. Koolaid helps, and the first thing I've been able to eat all day was a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. (I know I know, it's terrible crap - but still better than nothing!)
post #44 of 97
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Originally Posted by Twinklefae View Post
My nausea is ramping up into vomiting as I approach week 7 - hopefully after a couple of weeks it'll ease up again.

Right now, my body seems to be craving sugar. Koolaid helps, and the first thing I've been able to eat all day was a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. (I know I know, it's terrible crap - but still better than nothing!)
That's funny because sugary stuff is making me feel awful! I need to eat like carby cheesy stuff (also not great) to not feel sick. Yesterday i actually went to dunkin donuts to get one of those pita thing with cheese and bacon in it. and it hit the spot perfectly! lol. Total crap but it was worth it to not feel like hurling.
post #45 of 97
Unisom and B6. Wow! I was really skeptical, but I took it two nights ago and woke up feeling totally normal. Of course that made me worry that my m/s was gone and not from the unisom/b6 so I didn't take it last night. It's only 9 AM and I've already thrown up 4 times.
I know it doesn't work for everyone...but it seems to be working for me!!
post #46 of 97
Ive felt awful for ohh almost 3 weeks now. The first was the "Im sick to my stomach but it isn't really causing me trouble", the second was "Im so sick but Im keeping almost all of what I eat down, I only threw up a couple of times" and this week Ive thrown up between 4-12 times a day (one day I counted it and I threw up 20 times, yea that day was bad). If it doesn't get better I might have to go into the doctor, with DD1 I had such bad morning sickness I was in and out of the hospital getting IVs because I would get so dehydrated and I couldn't get the meds down they gave me. The only way to get me rehydrated was with an IV. It wasn't something I would recommand and its not something I want to experience again. I had morning sickness issues up to the day I delievered. I remember thinking while i was in labor, "well at least this means I can eat without worrying where the closest bathroom or trash can is" With DD2 I only threw up 4 times my entire pregnancy and I only had what I would call morning sickness for maybe 3 weeks. This one is making up for the ease I had with DD2.

At least the unisom makes it so instead of throwing up 4 times a night I only throw up 1-2 times. Any type of soda helps a little ( I know soda isn't good for you but honestly its one of the few liquids Ive been keeping down since if water isn't ice cold Ill throw it right up).

As for coping, Im odd the only thing that makes it better for me (well not better but so I can cope) is to realize why Im going through this. I bought myself a really cute onesie and bib and when it gets bad Ill hold it and imagine what it will be like to hold my baby. Or Ill have my daughters bring me in books and cuddle with them. It doesn't make the nausea go away but it makes me able to handle it better. Ill do whatever it takes to make sure my baby gets the best start in life, if that means I have to feel like crap for 9 months so be it (but yea, Im going to be complaining the whole time lol).

Oh, one thing, PROTEIN. I notice a big difference when I get a good amount of protein in my diet and when Im low. Sometimes chewing on something with protein in it will help me come back from the brink of vomitting. Also if you have something you know you can eat go ahead and eat it, well as long as its a food please no eating dirt, chemicals or the like (yea, Ive known people that have done that pregnant). If you make a food and it starts to turn your stomach before you even bit into it please don't try to eat it anyway because yea its going to make you sick.

Take care and remember, in the end its going to be worth it.
post #47 of 97
This is the sickest I have ever felt at five weeks and I am dreading the rest of the trimester. And my youngest wants to nurse all the time and it makes me want to hurl.

I just went grocery shopping and bought next to nothing. I hope the kids and DH don't mind eating air like I am.
post #48 of 97
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Originally Posted by spatulagirl View Post
This is the sickest I have ever felt at five weeks and I am dreading the rest of the trimester. And my youngest wants to nurse all the time and it makes me want to hurl.

I just went grocery shopping and bought next to nothing. I hope the kids and DH don't mind eating air like I am.
I cant imagine taking care of children as well as myself right now. I do all the cooking around here and yesterday went to the store and bought a bunch of easy dinners that my husband can make himself cause I am taking a break for the next few weeks.
post #49 of 97
I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one being awaken by a violently ill tummy. That's the worst way to wake up in the middle of the night. I was so tired last night, I couldn't decide whether it was safer to get up and try and stumble to the toilet to empty my stomach or stay put and barf in a cup.

No puking for me yet, but I'm fighting it. I don't hate any other bodily function more than puking. My friends are telling me I'll feel better if I do. Hrmph.

I'd be fine, I think, if I could lay in the A/C in front of a fan with a glass of iced water, some saltines, and not have to get up and function.

DF moves in at the end of next month, right about the time this m/s should be letting up...how I wish he were around to help with my two kids now so I could lay around curled up in a little nonresponsive ball.
post #50 of 97
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Originally Posted by Monkey Toes View Post
I'm so sorry...that sound terrible. BUT if it makes you feel any better it made me smile, which I desperately needed right now.
Well I'm glad I could at least make you smile, Monkey Toes! And the good news is I haven't thrown up since!

So I had my 8 week appointment on Friday and I talked to my midwife (who we love, love, love!) about all the nausea and food aversions, and she had this advice, which some of you may find helpful:

She said to STOP all my vitamins (even the prenatals) for one week, and then switch to a chewable multi for the rest of the first trimester. She said that vitamins sit in your stomach like a bomb for hours, and can make you feel even worse in the first trimester! She also said that for the remaining 4 weeks in the first trimester, a chewable multi that is not a pregnancy vitamin is fine, just add some folic acid. Then in the second trimester, go back to my normal vitamin regimen.

So I'm trying it, and haven't taken any vitamins for 2 days. So far, so good! I definitely haven't been as nauseous!
post #51 of 97
I don't take regular prenatals usually because of that reason Korey. Its guaranteed to make my already horrible morning sicknes worse. Im sharing my girls vitamins for now, I might try to start taking prenatals again in the second trimester but if this pregnancy ends up being like my oldest DD Ill have to take chewables the entire pregnancy.
post #52 of 97
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Originally Posted by OkiMom View Post
I don't take regular prenatals usually because of that reason Korey. Its guaranteed to make my already horrible morning sicknes worse. Im sharing my girls vitamins for now, I might try to start taking prenatals again in the second trimester but if this pregnancy ends up being like my oldest DD Ill have to take chewables the entire pregnancy.
Vitafusion makes chewable prenatal vitamins. They sell them at Target and at Vitacost.com They're really yummy. I can't swallow pills during pregnancy due to nausea, so these are a godsend for me.
post #53 of 97
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Originally Posted by Bexo View Post
Vitafusion makes chewable prenatal vitamins. They sell them at Target and at Vitacost.com They're really yummy. I can't swallow pills during pregnancy due to nausea, so these are a godsend for me.
Oooh! Thanks, Bexo! Everyone keeps recommending Viactiv, but they contain milk, which I'm allergic to. I just looked at the Vitafusion site and they are milk-free! I was afraid I might have to resort to Flintstones vitamins...
post #54 of 97
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Originally Posted by korey View Post
I was afraid I might have to resort to Flintstones vitamins...
Hey, don't knock the Flintstones vitamins! I can't take prenatals at all due to severe constipation. I love my chewable flintstone vitamins, and I also take an additional 400 mcg of folic acid.
post #55 of 97
So today I'm up and around and feeling mostly human.

I have noticed a pattern of taking a probiotic capsule and my lower gut calming down. Wonder if I'm eating something that is incompatible with baby? Like a food sensitivity or something? Maybe it's spicy food. Idk, but to not feel completely awful this morning is so wonderful!

My stomach is still queasy, like it's just being nice for a little while, but I'll take it!
post #56 of 97
Hey mamas,

How's everyone feeling today?

My m/s started mildly at 4.5 weeks and kicked up 50 notches last night. I had so many close calls, but so far, haven't thrown up yet. Kinda wish I would.

If this pattern follows the way things went with my other kiddos, then I better settle in for an additional 12-14 weeks of this.
post #57 of 97
I am feeling pretty good today...counting the days...with my history, I tend to get really bad morning sickness around 6-7 weeks which lasts up until week 16. I'm 5 wks 4 days right now, so I am thinking (and kind of hoping) it's right around the corner. Right now I barely feel pregnant! I just have the food cravings and the fatigue!
post #58 of 97
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Originally Posted by Mrs-Mama View Post
Hey, don't knock the Flintstones vitamins! I can't take prenatals at all due to severe constipation.
Hey, whatever works, Mrs.-Mama! No argument here. I'm glad I don't have to do Flintstones vitamins, though, because I remember popping them like candy as a kid!

So I have a question for everyone... what do you do to get that awful metallic taste out of your mouth?

Even when I'm not nauseous, that awful taste keeps me from wanting to eat.

I was chewing gum for a while, but that no longer works. I've been eating a lot of sugar (Jelly Bellies and Sour Patch Kids, I'm ashamed to say ) because that helps neutralize the taste. But obviously that's not an ideal solution.

Any suggestions?
post #59 of 97
Strangely enough, i've never had that metal taste thing that people talk about in pregnancy. I wonder why?
post #60 of 97
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Originally Posted by hollytheteacher View Post
Strangely enough, i've never had that metal taste thing that people talk about in pregnancy. I wonder why?
me either (knock on wood)
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