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post #41 of 181

Im not sure if Im fighting off a virus, ate something bad, or it's hormonal but I just spent the last 12ish hours totally miserable.  Oddly enough, I was nauseated but that wasn't the biggest issue. :(  Terrible terrible intestinal cramps, and all the fun stuff that goes with that.  In waves.  All night long. You can hear my intestines right now, which is seriously weird.  With every pregnancy I've had the opposite issue so I've been adding some (some, not a lot) of benefiber which has been great for keeping constipation away.  Till today.  /sigh

And this morning, nausea was definitely present as well.  I did a little dry heaving, but fortunately there wasn't anything to lose.  One bite of protein bar and a 15 minute lay down and I was feeling better.  Previously, drinking soda has always helped with the nausea but Im really trying to stay away from that this time because I also deal with pregnancy induced reactive hypoglycemia, which obviously isnt helped by a ton of refined sugary drinks!  Im sticking to complex carbs and protein this time, with the addition of milk thistle and B vits.  I really want to try ginger too, but I just cannot swallow capsules right now.  Everything Im taking is in chewable or liquid form.  First docs appointment is next Monday, so I have to hold out till then.  Crossing my fingers I can manage this till then.  I really dont want to end up on a zofran pump again. :(

<hugs> to all the nauseated ladies.  One day at a time, right?
 

post #42 of 181

well yesterday (6 weeks exactly) I was a bit more nauseous than I have been.. But I remembered that I had forgotten to drink my milk kefir, so I am HOPING that was why!!!

 

I went through the archives from my old DDC with DS2, and found that I was VERY sick by 6 weeks with him... so here's hoping I will at least continue to be LESS sick this time, even if the all-day nausea does hit! A little terrified of caring for 2 active boys while being really sick!

post #43 of 181

Ive had a werid stomach bug too! So it was hard to tell if i was just ill or it was morning sickness

 

I never was sick once with my first, however this week (my 7th) im throwing up 6 times a day...what can i do! The feeling doesnt go unless i actually get something up and out, or else Ill have to keep running back, its not very much coming so thats why Im thinking its morning sickness

 

Its been difficult and all hiding this and making arrangements for a doctor, I finally called while i was out and can make an appointment next week for a midwife, i am very very nervous about birth again and meeting a new midwife and a new hospital, my DP also leaves in 3 weeks for Alberta

 

very hard to hide a pregnancy when you have morning sickness...monday marks my 8th week...month 2! I got a bump at the bottom too!

post #44 of 181

drank my kefir this morning first thing, and I am already feeling MUCH better today than I did yesterday!!!!!

post #45 of 181

Uhh, is anyone else super stuffy?  My kids got sick around the time I O'd and stayed sick for two full weeks (and me along with them hence my surprise at the BFP!)  They are all well now, I feel fine, but I have this terribly stuffy, runny nose and it's driving me mad!  I dont remember having this with previous babies so I cant figure if it's lingering head cold stuff or pregnancy related.  Figured I'd see if anyone else is dealing with it?

post #46 of 181

I have congestion throughout my whole pregnancies. In fact, it is always an early symptom for me.

post #47 of 181

Ugh, I hate morning sickness.  And I hate that I was whining up-thread about not having it yet. Because I have it now. :)  Constant low level nausea, that is sometimes worse and sometimes leads to puking.  I've been able to eat decently well, although not the same as usual (and vegetables? No way), but the nausea just sticks around.  It is definitely manageable most of the time, but annoying as heck? Yes. 

 

At least I feel pregnant! 

post #48 of 181

having small bits of nausea here and there with some gagging/dry heaves, but if what i've had is  the worst it gets, i'll be very thankful. still super tired, and my sweet tooth in still MIA. i've also had some wild mood shifts. i was worried i didn't have enough symptoms, but now i'm just going to try and enjoy not dealing with extra stuff and accept that maybe i'm getting off relatively easy.

post #49 of 181

What is everyone doing for morning sickness?

 

Mine has gotten really bad, I have puking spells 4-6 times a day, anything I eat normally comes back up, I try to eat something so I at least  have something to puke up, although, IDK which is worse dry heaving or choking on food...yuck

 

i was so blessed not to be sick with my first! This is brutal 

post #50 of 181
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Originally Posted by canadianhippie View Post

What is everyone doing for morning sickness?

 

Mine has gotten really bad, I have puking spells 4-6 times a day, anything I eat normally comes back up, I try to eat something so I at least  have something to puke up, although, IDK which is worse dry heaving or choking on food...yuck

 

i was so blessed not to be sick with my first! This is brutal 

I could've written this... Since Friday I've been chucking up 2-3 times a day and barely keeping anything at all down. :(

post #51 of 181
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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post

Does anyone want to share how they deal with morning sickness? I had it minimally with DS1 (as long as I ate small snacks I was totally fine) but with DS2 it felt like I was on the longest boatride of my life in choppy/angry seas. I never threw-up (I rarely throw up no matter now nauseous I am so that could be why) but felt like I was going to 24/7 and was really "gaggy". This is what I did last time, but even with all that I still was basically incapacitated and would like to be more active and functional this time around if possible:

 

-seabands, worn 24/7

-protein shakes with no sugar, sipped on throughout the day

-food: tried to only eat protein so my blood sugar would be stable-- plain tofu, tofurkey slices, carrots and hummus and almonds, mostly

-ate when I first woke up, then waited 30 mins to get out of bed (my partner was crucial to this plan!)

-ginger chews

 

This time I had bought some homeopathic remedies-- both nux vomica and sepia as recommended by my doc. I also bought ginger capsules. What about you ladies?


So here's my MS post from earlier in the thread. The homeopathic stuff doesn't work but everything else has worked out for me. My MS is weird so far-- felt it intensely last week, then it went away, now it's back but I don't feel as woozy and can eat carbs without feeling like death. Other stuff I've been doing:

 

-floragen 3 probiotic capsules (I break the powder into my mouth)

-ginger force capsules from new chapter

-ginger tea every morning and night (traditional medicinals ginger aid)

 

A friend told me about a preggo tea today that supposedly works for nausea-- I will investigate and report back!

post #52 of 181
DH got me some fresh ginger today - smelling and nibbling on it helped subdue moments of super queasiness, but so far I haven't kept anything at all down today. It started off bad last night really, I threw up about 10pm and then dejected I just showered and put myself to bed (empty stomach), then today because I had to go pick him up from the airport and didn't make time for proper breakfast (oatmeal, which has been going down ok the last few days)... I fell into the empty stomach trap today and ever since I've been trying and failing at playing catchup. Feel.like.crying.
post #53 of 181

I have discovered that a tiny can of ginger ale in the middle of the day not only settles my stomach but gives me a much needed burst of energy while I'm at work. The tiredness has been a really bad symptom for me to a point where I'm sleeping all the time and can't seem to focus while I'm working. It's pretty awful.

post #54 of 181

Some low-level nausea. I'll be fine if this is the worst it gets, but I know better after experiening hyperemisis in my 2nd pregnancy. Some fatigue...I am ready to go to bed at 8pm!

 

I also know I am definitely pregnant when nursing and I get the "this is starting to make my skin crawl, I need you to get off of me ASAP" feeling. I get this way now when DS 2 nurses, I just grit my teeth and try to get him to unlatch after only a few minutes. The exact same thing happened last time I was pregnant.

post #55 of 181

Holy moly... my latest pregnancy symptom is this morning I am SUPER irritable... the people at work are driving me CRAZY. 

At first I just thought it was them whistling.gif but then I almost started crying when one woman kept badgering me and I realized it's totally ME.

post #56 of 181
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Originally Posted by akemi View Post

Holy moly... my latest pregnancy symptom is this morning I am SUPER irritable... the people at work are driving me CRAZY. 

At first I just thought it was them whistling.gif but then I almost started crying when one woman kept badgering me and I realized it's totally ME.

 

I was at the mall shopping with a friend of mine and carrying on banal chit chat the other day when I suddenly got the overwhelming urge to cry. Didn't look like a crazy person at all.

post #57 of 181

full on barfing has arrived. i am not happy. :(((((

post #58 of 181

Oh noooooo.

post #59 of 181

I'm still too early (for me) to have many symptoms.  I didn't start with the nausea until 6 weeks last time.  But I wanted to pass along some MS tips that have helped me a lot with my previous pregnancies. Here's a thread I found really useful:  http://www.mothering.com/community/t/618836/preventing-reducing-morning-sickness-and-hyperemsis-gravidarum-herbs-more  the first post mentions taking 50mg B6 three times a day, but I read in one book that you shouldn't take more than 100 mg total a day.  I take 50 mg twice a day, plus my prenatal has 15 mg, but I don't think it's really a problem to go over the limit by 15 mg.  The B6 REALLY worked wonders for me. With my first pregnancy I started taking it after I'd been really sick for over a month, and noticed a huge difference within a couple days.  I took it from the start with my second pregnancy, so I never knew how it would be different if I wasn't taking it, but my nausea was definitely much less than the first time.  I've also been taking milk thistle with dandelion 300mg/day.  It's supposed to work better if you start it a couple months before conceiving, which I didn't do with my last pregnancy, but have for this one, so I'm hoping it will help a lot.  

 

Grapefruit juice, lemon water (include the lemon peels), and seltzer water are all nice on the tummy too and can help you choke a meal down more easily.  And of course don't let your tummy get empty or it's all over.  Protein snacks are best so keep some nuts handy when you go out (it's great if you're already carrying around a diaper bag, cause you can always snag some of your kid's snacks in an emergency.)

 

I'm intrigued by the bean cure idea!  Anyone else tried it?

post #60 of 181
Morning sickness arrived this week...right in time for my solo backpacking trip! I'm sure it was quite a scene to watch me dry heaving down the trail today. I cut the trip a day short, but still feel like kind of a bad-ass, and I'm glad I went now...it was already getting a little uncomfortable to buckle my hip belt.

Now I feel sea sick all afternoon and nothing tastes good. Totally different from my first pregnancy, then I just piled every day when I got up, and then was fine. Funny how happy I am to have symptoms, though. Stick, little bean, stick!
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