Hi everyone. This is my first post in this group, and I'm nearing 7 weeks now. My classic MS always presents itself as 24/7 nausea along with repulsion from just about every food you could think of. I only threw up once or twice with my son, and none at all with the last pregnancy (ended in miscarriage), so my fingers are crossed that the same will be true of this pregnancy as throwing up is pretty high up on my most horrible things I've ever experienced list. lol
Anyway, I'm currently struggling to find something I can actually get down every 2 hours or so. If I keep on top of it and force anything that sounds decent down while I can, I find that the nausea isn't nearly as unbearable...and I avoid that awful cycle of getting too hungry...feeling like I need to throw up, and then being unable to actually EAT which would solve the whole problem!
I find that lemon in my water helps...along with really icy cold water. I also am chewing mint gum literally all day long with only enough pause to eat. Also, smelling fresh cut lemons helps if I'm feeling on the verge of losing it. I actually just read somewhere that eating a fruit...waiting 30 min. and then eating something high in protein can help keep your blood sugar more stabilized than going with my current tactic of eating whenever I can by force...lol, so I might give that a try. I also have been taking it easy a lot more this pregnancy...a lot more napping...a lot more laying down...passing off my son to the g-parents or giving him the tv remote. lol I think just taking it easy is helping.
Does anyone know which week it is that MS kind of reaches its peak? And afterwards begins dying off (albeit crazy slow)... I seem to think it's week 9 or something?