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post #41 of 83

It is starting to hit me HARD.  I have only thrown up a handful of times this week, but today I've been so on the edge that I haven't eaten anything solid because I know it's not going to stay put.  Yuck.

 

I forgot how intense m/s nausea is... I swear it's like a full body sensation.  Even my fingertips are nauseous.  :P

post #42 of 83
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I know this sounds really weird but I think my prenatals were causing my ms!  I missed a couple of days last week and I felt SOOO much better those days.  Then yesterday I forgot them and felt great, not much ms and not as fatigued, so I didn't take them today either.  I picked up some Rainbow Lights today and I am hoping that I they will be better then the Trader Joe's ones I was taking. Weird huh?



Not weird at all!  I couldn't keep vitamins down last time.  I took just B6 and folic acid for awhile, and later on I used kid's chewables.  The only difference between the chewables and prenatals nutrition wise was the folic acid.  Since then, I've discovered that whole food vitamins are a LOT easier on the stomach.  It also helps to take them at night, and to have a little bit of a snack with them.

post #43 of 83
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Has anyone else noticed a correlation between how much sleep they get and how sick they feel?  It's just a theory for me right now, but I noticed I was terribly sick yesterday, and I didn't get anywhere near enough sleep.  Last night I went to bed early, then slept in, and I haven't felt nauseous at all.

 

Am I imagining things?

 

Also re: whole food vitamins...  They don't make me nauseous either, but boy do they give me gas!!  lol.gif

post #44 of 83

I can't figured out a pattern to mine yet. It drives me crazy because it makes it hard to avoid. Right now, deep breathing helps. I noticed that when the nausea first hits, I feel really anxious so now I'm breathing through it and it helps a lot. 

post #45 of 83
Joining here. I feel so blah. Puked for the first time this morning, and absolutely nothing is appetizing to me. greensad.gif and I've been taking the kids Nordic naturals multi vit since I can't seem to swallow pills. And dd nursing all day is not helping either.. greensad.gif.
post #46 of 83

 I've been a little bit queasy for a few weeks but just as I'm about to hit 8 weeks, oh mamas, did it hit me hard today. I'm totally freaked out as I cannot deal with feeling lousy at work. It's bad enough at home, at night!

 

I am going to try out the Unisom/B6 combo and see if it helps. Anyone else tried this?

post #47 of 83
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 I've been a little bit queasy for a few weeks but just as I'm about to hit 8 weeks, oh mamas, did it hit me hard today. I'm totally freaked out as I cannot deal with feeling lousy at work. It's bad enough at home, at night!

 

I am going to try out the Unisom/B6 combo and see if it helps. Anyone else tried this?



Yeah, I did.  I have a local forumlating pharmacy that actually mixes the ingredients and puts them in capsules.  I found it made me really tired, but did help with the nausea.  For the past two weeks, I've just been taking a B-complex instead of isolated B6.  I guess the other vitamins help with absorption.  It doesn't help as much, but it makes it bearable, and then I'm not exhausted.

post #48 of 83

I'm already lacking energy, so I think the unisom might put me over the edge.  I have been trying the b6 though and it's not doing much for me. 

post #49 of 83

Does anyone have any suggestions for extreme dizziness?  I've been waking up with vertigo for the past few days, then it goes away until I have to drive somewhere.  Then it comes back.  I'm already taking ginger for the nausea...

post #50 of 83
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Does anyone have any suggestions for extreme dizziness?

Yep! Homeopathic remedies and/or sea bands. 

 

Homeopathic Tabacum if your symptoms match this:

 

  • If a person is nauseous, faint, green, extremely pale, icy cold, or very tired with a terrible sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach, this remedy may be indicated. These symptoms may also be accompanied by a cold sweat, yellow or yellow-green vomit and a headache that feels like a tight band pulled around the head. The person may feel better with cold, fresh air or when closing the eyes, and worse with any movement.

Homeopathic Cocculus if your symptoms match this:

 

  • This is the most popular remedy for motion sickness. Nausea, especially when it worsens with the sight or smell of food, is a keynote of this remedy. The person may feel extremely weak and dizzy and have to lie down, or may have an empty or hollow feeling in the stomach. Symptoms may be worse after becoming cold, moving about or from lack of sleep. This remedy is often used for car or sea sickness, when watching moving objects worsens the nausea and dizziness.

 

I don't think that all health food stores would carry these two remedies. Homeopathyovernight.com would send them very quickly though! Overnight or priority mail 


 

 

post #51 of 83

can we go ahead and start a petition to get this whole name thing fixed!?!  morning sickness just doesn't do it justice!  I have started using my sea bands again this time.  They really seem to help.  Still haven't thrown up, and still really hoping for the whole "every pregnancy is different thing" to keep me at a low level of icky feeling and not beyond that!  but thinking how fast this last month went, surely it will be July 4th soon and this will be behind most of us right?!

post #52 of 83

i'm still in that phase where i hardly have any nausea ( i do get a little in the am), and i'm only 4 weeks so i *almost* wish it would happen already so i actually felt "pregnant". other than a little tiny bit of a swollen feeling in my lower abdomen, and some very mild nausea in the am, i really don't feel pg at all. i know it will hit full force though- i think last time it hit me by six weeks. for some reason though i don't have much of an appetite? that is not like me at all while im pregnant. i normally eat even through my nausea, and this time nothing really looks good. i'm making myself eat anyway, and eating healthy foods, its just weird that i don't want them, kwim?

post #53 of 83

Ugghh!  Today I was sitting in town and looking at all the mamas, wondering if all or most or any went through what I am going through right now.  How did they survive?  I wish there was a book dedicated soley to the ladies in their first trimester having ms.  I don't want to read anything about the 2nd trimester or 3rd trimester yet.  I need to get through THIS trimester.  A book authored by many different ladies and how they triumphed, wondering if they would or could make it through.  The first trimester is also a lonely time for some because we aren't telling many people.  I had to tell some folks at work because I am having a hard time at work being nauseous.  Some of us only have our online "friends" to confide in.  Who wants to be so sick AND alone?  This morning sickness makes me feel so weak, physically, spiritually, and mentally.  I do get by knowing that you ladies are right there with me, feeling sick 24/7.  As I was walking home from town I had to tell myself that I could do it.  Plotting out points in case I had to suddenly throw up because I felt as if I could at any point, but lord knows I didn't want to in public, in the grass or sidewalk or alley.  I didn't want to throw up because I know I need that food in my stomach to actually digest so my baby can get something, anything (even if it was a slice of pizza-hey whatever works sometimes!).  I made it home without puking and found this website.  I can't take my prenatals now because I can't swallow pills.  I bought some MultiVites Adult Gummy Vitamins and man do they taste good!  I want to eat the whole bottle!  Ha!  I actually just texted my bf to bring me some organic gummy bears from the co-op so I can eat those.  I also got disappointed reading this article on ms because I thought ms was supposed to end after 12 weeks and this article said 14 weeks.  2 more weeks LATER than I was counting on???  WHY???  Why, god, why?  Just kidding.  Had to get overly dramatic for a minute!  bellyhair.gif

post #54 of 83
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Ugghh!  Today I was sitting in town and looking at all the mamas, wondering if all or most or any went through what I am going through right now.  How did they survive?  I wish there was a book dedicated soley to the ladies in their first trimester having ms.  I don't want to read anything about the 2nd trimester or 3rd trimester yet.  I need to get through THIS trimester.  A book authored by many different ladies and how they triumphed, wondering if they would or could make it through.  The first trimester is also a lonely time for some because we aren't telling many people.  I had to tell some folks at work because I am having a hard time at work being nauseous.  Some of us only have our online "friends" to confide in.  Who wants to be so sick AND alone?  This morning sickness makes me feel so weak, physically, spiritually, and mentally.  I do get by knowing that you ladies are right there with me, feeling sick 24/7.  As I was walking home from town I had to tell myself that I could do it.  Plotting out points in case I had to suddenly throw up because I felt as if I could at any point, but lord knows I didn't want to in public, in the grass or sidewalk or alley.  I didn't want to throw up because I know I need that food in my stomach to actually digest so my baby can get something, anything (even if it was a slice of pizza-hey whatever works sometimes!).  I made it home without puking and found this website.  I can't take my prenatals now because I can't swallow pills.  I bought some MultiVites Adult Gummy Vitamins and man do they taste good!  I want to eat the whole bottle!  Ha!  I actually just texted my bf to bring me some organic gummy bears from the co-op so I can eat those.  I also got disappointed reading this article on ms because I thought ms was supposed to end after 12 weeks and this article said 14 weeks.  2 more weeks LATER than I was counting on???  WHY???  Why, god, why?  Just kidding.  Had to get overly dramatic for a minute!  bellyhair.gif


LOL, I was sick til I was almost 20 weeks with my first!!  That's the exception, though, not the rule.  I gained a ton of weight, though, because all I wanted to eat were carbs.  Pizza, french fries, bagels, crackers...  This time around I'm trying to be more mindful of what I eat.  Anything really cold seems to soothe my stomach.  I was eating bits of ice cream for a while, but switched to smoothies.  Crackers and cheese seem to help.  Also, lots of small meals versus 3 larger ones.  My coworkers joke because I'm always eating, but if my blood sugar stays pretty stable, or maybe it's my stomach is never empty, it keeps the nausea to a manageable level.  

 

post #55 of 83

MS has officially kicked in... Last night for supper I made Fetuccini Alfredo and then around 8 I called my husband at work and just telling him what I ate made me gag and get sick. Today I am at work and I am trying really hard not to puke! There are only 3 of us in my office so I know everyone will guess whats up since they knew I was Dr.'ing for infertility and had my IUI- luckily were a close bunch and know way too much about eachother. I am hoping it doesn't get any worse, I seem to feel it most right around noon and then at night after supper.

post #56 of 83
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Originally Posted by sienna tree View Post

Ugghh!  Today I was sitting in town and looking at all the mamas, wondering if all or most or any went through what I am going through right now.  How did they survive?  I wish there was a book dedicated soley to the ladies in their first trimester having ms.  I don't want to read anything about the 2nd trimester or 3rd trimester yet.  I need to get through THIS trimester.  A book authored by many different ladies and how they triumphed, wondering if they would or could make it through.  The first trimester is also a lonely time for some because we aren't telling many people.  I had to tell some folks at work because I am having a hard time at work being nauseous.  Some of us only have our online "friends" to confide in.  Who wants to be so sick AND alone?  This morning sickness makes me feel so weak, physically, spiritually, and mentally.  I do get by knowing that you ladies are right there with me, feeling sick 24/7.  As I was walking home from town I had to tell myself that I could do it.  Plotting out points in case I had to suddenly throw up because I felt as if I could at any point, but lord knows I didn't want to in public, in the grass or sidewalk or alley.  I didn't want to throw up because I know I need that food in my stomach to actually digest so my baby can get something, anything (even if it was a slice of pizza-hey whatever works sometimes!).  I made it home without puking and found this website.  I can't take my prenatals now because I can't swallow pills.  I bought some MultiVites Adult Gummy Vitamins and man do they taste good!  I want to eat the whole bottle!  Ha!  I actually just texted my bf to bring me some organic gummy bears from the co-op so I can eat those.  I also got disappointed reading this article on ms because I thought ms was supposed to end after 12 weeks and this article said 14 weeks.  2 more weeks LATER than I was counting on???  WHY???  Why, god, why?  Just kidding.  Had to get overly dramatic for a minute!  bellyhair.gif


hang in there!  I was sick for about 14 weeks with the first.  Off and on puking, and just all around feeling like a$$.  I couldn't imagine why I had done this, I only felt "pregnant" and not like I was going to end up with a child.  I certainly couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel.  The m/s was a big part of why I put off having another for a while.  I am feeling pretty awful right now, but at least this time I know why I'm doing it and can picture loving my second child like I love my DS, so that makes it easier.  Also think how wonderful you will feel when it goes away.  I had a fabulous weekend at a music festival around 15 weeks with the first, because I couldn't believe how great I felt compared to the previous few months!  

Try sea bands if you haven't yet.

 

post #57 of 83
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Has anyone else noticed a correlation between how much sleep they get and how sick they feel? 



Ever since I read this, I've been wondering and I can actually say "Yes!". I feel normal unless I'm sleep deprived, then I feel hung-over all day, nausea, dizzy, queasy..the whole bit. Now I know I need to sleep whenever I can! 

post #58 of 83

Diana, I definitely think m/s is worse when you don't get enough sleep.  (But then, isn't everything?!)

 

I have gone from being nauseated by everything to gagging at everything to out and out vomiting at everything.  It seems like I have a small span of time, maybe an hour and a half, in the early afternoon where I feel okay.  The rest of the time, if I'm awake, I feel awful.

 

We're moving this weekend and I'm trying to finish packing up our house in the daytimes, but my progress has been slowed SO much by how sick I've been.  I'm really starting to worry it's not going to get done on time.

post #59 of 83
Knock on wood, but I haven't puked yet. Tomorrow I'm six weeks. Last time I got sick at about four weeks, so this is a record. I'm nauseous and food doesn't feel like it is settling right, but at least it is staying down. It's kind of like waiting for the inevitable...not IF I'll get sick, but when. It's also causing some early betting on the sex. So far my chiropractor, sisters, and cousin are swearing it is a boy. We'll see. smile.gif
post #60 of 83
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Diana, I definitely think m/s is worse when you don't get enough sleep.  (But then, isn't everything?!)

 

I have gone from being nauseated by everything to gagging at everything to out and out vomiting at everything.  It seems like I have a small span of time, maybe an hour and a half, in the early afternoon where I feel okay.  The rest of the time, if I'm awake, I feel awful.

 

We're moving this weekend and I'm trying to finish packing up our house in the daytimes, but my progress has been slowed SO much by how sick I've been.  I'm really starting to worry it's not going to get done on time.

 

I gag at about everything too.  I was telling my best friend that taking the meat off of a baked chicken had made me feel sick, and I started gagging just talking about it.  I'm so much more sensitive to smells this time too.  I swear, everything makes me want to barf.  Gah.

 

I'm so sorry you have the added stress of moving right now!  I'm having enough trouble just keeping up with DS, so you're Wonder Woman in my book!  Maybe you can enlist some friends or family to help out, so the burden isn't entirely on you?   Hugs to you, and I'm sorry you're having a rough time.  hug.gif

 

Yeah, and so much for my talk of being healthier and eating a smoothie for breakfast.  That lasted about 2 hours.  Guess I'm back to bagels.  It was kind of funny, though, since DS was in the room while I was leaning over the kitchen wastebasket (didn't even make it to the bathroom!).  After I was done, he kept walking up the the trash can and pretending to spit in it!  Poor kid.

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