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post #21 of 48
I've been suffering with low-level queasiness for the last few weeks and I feel really dreadful if I don't eat something decent every few hours. I've also noticed certain foods and drinks are helpful or unhelpful.....and strangely I'm unable to stomach my usually much more healthy meals..??
I have no choice but to literally follow my gut instincts. treehugger.gif
I tried sea bands for the first time today and perhaps it's my food choices working out, maybe its coincidence or the ebb of hormonal flow, but I've feel great, almost 'normal', since I've been wearing them. I'm gonna have those indentation marks on my inner wrists for a while though smile.gif
post #22 of 48

I haven't had this with previous pregnancies, but every once in a while (maybe once a day?) I will be overcome with the urge to dry retch, is that the right term? Not even when I've eaten anything, so I haven't thrown up, but that will just happen out of the blue, and then I feel better... and in the past I had more afternoon/evening sickness, but this time it does seem to be worse in the morning for me. I guess every pregnancy is different, and it's not unbearable for me so I'm not really upset about it. (Any signs that things are going as they ought to be are fine by me right now!)

post #23 of 48

Sea Bands!  Sea Bands are my life preservers. I'm on day 2 with them and I think they've helped a lot. I'm experiencing a whole lot more all day nausea since last time and my coping with it reminds me of caring for an infant: eat every two hours, avoid spitting up, nap morning and afternoon if possible. Ugh... I'd continue but I am ff**************g exhausted. Thankful for the good omen that the symptoms bring. Really ready for first Tri to be over.

post #24 of 48
Sea bands...thank you for reminding me! I've started feeling queasy on and off, too. Last time I felt fine until 6w1d, then I woke up and the all day every day nausea started. This time I have bouts of intense queasiness and this morning I felt like I would actually throw up but didn't. However, I'm 6w0d today (I think) so we'll see what tomorrow brings. I also welcome signs of a hopefully healthy and developing baby, but man nausea stinks. Time to go find my sea bands! Now how to explain them to everybody who doesn't know...
post #25 of 48
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Originally Posted by BetsyPage View Post

I haven't had this with previous pregnancies, but every once in a while (maybe once a day?) I will be overcome with the urge to dry retch, is that the right term? Not even when I've eaten anything, so I haven't thrown up, but that will just happen out of the blue, and then I feel better... and in the past I had more afternoon/evening sickness, but this time it does seem to be worse in the morning for me. I guess every pregnancy is different, and it's not unbearable for me so I'm not really upset about it. (Any signs that things are going as they ought to be are fine by me right now!)

Oh yeah...the "dry retching" I get you!  I had it last time, and a bit now but definitly not as bad (it`s still very early though!)

 

Oddly, I`d get it outside breathing in the cold air.  Luckily it`s summer now, so that`s no risk.

 

Brushing teetch was also terrible....I couldn`t do it...I really had to force myself!!

post #26 of 48
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Originally Posted by ClumsySugarPlum View Post

Sea Bands!  Sea Bands are my life preservers. I'm on day 2 with them and I think they've helped a lot. I'm experiencing a whole lot more all day nausea since last time and my coping with it reminds me of caring for an infant: eat every two hours, avoid spitting up, nap morning and afternoon if possible. Ugh... I'd continue but I am ff**************g exhausted. Thankful for the good omen that the symptoms bring. Really ready for first Tri to be over.

I have not been so lucky on the sea bands. not sure they made a difference. I became nauseated at 5 weeks. I am almost 9 weeks and still dying. I have been to acupuncture about 4x week and I am not sure it's helping (who knows maybe it would be worse though i can't fathom what that would look like). I basically feel like someone has their finger sunk into my throat and I am gagging at all times. I had a bit of a respite this morning but have had about 10 hours of intense nausea, headache and dizziness since.....The days are long for me right now and considering this is my first, I have no idea how long this is going to last, nor have any expectation about it (maybe that's a good thing). The nausea really caught me off guard. I am very active and healthy and was convinced this would be me also in pregnancy. I haven't been to yoga since july 1 and have barely moved from the couch. It feels horrible and frankly, my mother in law described it perfectly -- It feels like an out of body experience....It's almost surreal that I can feel this horrible and not actually throw up.....I almost feel as though throwing up would bring much needed relief. I started taking b-6 in addition to prenatal pill and acupuncture....will see if that helps. at this point i am willing to try anything....

 

Hoping no one is as miserable as me out there, but if you are, know that I feel your pain.....To top it off, I have insomnia this evening......just hoping to get to sleep soon so I don't have to feel the nausea...or be conscious of it.

post #27 of 48
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Originally Posted by Cubanita View Post

 I am very active and healthy and was convinced this would be me also in pregnancy. I haven't been to yoga since july 1 and have barely moved from the couch. It feels horrible and frankly, my mother in law described it perfectly -- It feels like an out of body experience....It's almost surreal that I can feel this horrible and not actually throw up.....I almost feel as though throwing up would bring much needed relief. I started taking b-6 in addition to prenatal pill and acupuncture....will see if that helps. at this point i am willing to try anything....

 

Hoping no one is as miserable as me out there, but if you are, know that I feel your pain.....To top it off, I have insomnia this evening......just hoping to get to sleep soon so I don't have to feel the nausea...or be conscious of it.

I feel your pain. I was also caught off guard by this whole thing and feel like a sloth for sitting around and not be the "active pregnant chick" that I want to be. Yesterday brought me some relief. I added some blackstrap molasses to my morning smoothie to get some b-6 into my diet and also started supplementing with papaya enzyme tablets and it seemed to help. We'll see what today brings. Hope you feel better soon.

post #28 of 48

so far its not been rough ....one day it was enough to buy some seabands and they helped I've not needed to use them since the weekend. I'm trying to eat small meals including protein. I've heard it can get worse at 6 weeks which is tomorrow...so we'll see if it kicks up a bit more. Right now its my chest that is giving me the most trouble they just hurt.

post #29 of 48

I feel you Cubanita, except this time it didn't catch me off guard.

I was very active before my first, always on the move and running 3-5 miles per day.

Once sickness set in, I could not do much. I had it worst with my DD then I do now...or maybe it's just I was more prepared this time around.

Last time, i would literally have to rest after taking my dogs out for their morning walk. I would get so queazy and dizzy. I went from running miles per day to not being able to fully walk my dogs. It was crazy!

After the first tri, sickness left and I felt so much better! I went back to working out, but that was short lived because I had hyper mobile hips. There were times, when i would be walking and get "stuck". It was very painful and again took me by surprise. I wound up seeing a chiro and that helped tremendously. I was told no more running or eliptical though, so that left me with walking. I was appalled!

I truly thought I was going to be one of those active prego's who you couldn't tell the were pregnant until you saw their belly.

Well, I have since come to terms with all of that and Motherhood brought it's own set of realizations as well.

 

With this pregnancy, i am taking it as it comes, taking care of myself and not worrying about the rest.

Sorry for the long story, but I just wanted you and others feeling like you know, I totally feel you.

 

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Originally Posted by Cubanita View Post

I have not been so lucky on the sea bands. not sure they made a difference. I became nauseated at 5 weeks. I am almost 9 weeks and still dying. I have been to acupuncture about 4x week and I am not sure it's helping (who knows maybe it would be worse though i can't fathom what that would look like). I basically feel like someone has their finger sunk into my throat and I am gagging at all times. I had a bit of a respite this morning but have had about 10 hours of intense nausea, headache and dizziness since.....The days are long for me right now and considering this is my first, I have no idea how long this is going to last, nor have any expectation about it (maybe that's a good thing). The nausea really caught me off guard. I am very active and healthy and was convinced this would be me also in pregnancy. I haven't been to yoga since july 1 and have barely moved from the couch. It feels horrible and frankly, my mother in law described it perfectly -- It feels like an out of body experience....It's almost surreal that I can feel this horrible and not actually throw up.....I almost feel as though throwing up would bring much needed relief. I started taking b-6 in addition to prenatal pill and acupuncture....will see if that helps. at this point i am willing to try anything....

 

Hoping no one is as miserable as me out there, but if you are, know that I feel your pain.....To top it off, I have insomnia this evening......just hoping to get to sleep soon so I don't have to feel the nausea...or be conscious of it.

post #30 of 48

I'm at 8 weeks now, and it's finally becoming a "problem" for me. Am not wanting to cook at all. I feel like maybe one day a meal I can eat and the rest I am forcing myself... I almost threw up toast this morning! And whatever I do feel like I can eat is really not the healthiest. I do have some watermelon and cantaloupe, I'm hoping those will appeal after I cut them up. Not doing good with the grain free thing right now b/c that seems to be what I can eat the best. Protein is not appealing! Aghhh... didn't see this coming, actually.

 

Yet I haven't actually thrown up yet... feel like I might feel better if I could, but my body fights it. I probably won't unless I eat something that really really doesn't sit well.

post #31 of 48
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Originally Posted by BetsyPage View Post

I'm at 8 weeks now, and it's finally becoming a "problem" for me. Am not wanting to cook at all. I feel like maybe one day a meal I can eat and the rest I am forcing myself... I almost threw up toast this morning! And whatever I do feel like I can eat is really not the healthiest. I do have some watermelon and cantaloupe, I'm hoping those will appeal after I cut them up. Not doing good with the grain free thing right now b/c that seems to be what I can eat the best. Protein is not appealing! Aghhh... didn't see this coming, actually.

 

Yet I haven't actually thrown up yet... feel like I might feel better if I could, but my body fights it. I probably won't unless I eat something that really really doesn't sit well.

you siggy reminds me a lot of our life.. my dh is a total introvert and I'm not smile.gif.. ds 8 dd 6 ...can't wait to cloth diaper again, breast feed again.baby wear..I've been looking at different carries :) love cooking, reading, we homeschool and I try to avoid grains as well but a friend gave me a sour dough starter and sour dough bread/waffles/pancakes are all I want for breakfast right now even though I went out and spent a chunk on greek yogurt to eat with blueberries but its too thick normally I love thick yogurt...I gag after a few bites.

post #32 of 48

Oh my goodness, I'm just sore from retching, it got better for a couple of days and now it's back. I don't know if I would feel relief if I actually threw up? I think that would be worse! (Or I bet those of you who are doing that would prefer just retching...) It freaks me out b/c at times it comes out of nowhere, and I make such awful noises... getting ready to go to a wedding, that will be outside... hope I don't embarrass myself!

 

Pregnancy #1 I vomited, pregnancy #2 I felt sick at times, but manageable (both were girls), pregnancy #3 never really got sick (loss), this time things just feel more intense... every pregnancy is different, for sure!

post #33 of 48

My major problem is that almost all protein sources sound DISGUSTING to me right now!!! So I already get the "Low Grade Ughhh" all day but once I hit the afternoon and I haven't eaten much, it's really bad by dinner time. I just resign myself to shoving food down knowing it's all coming back up again in a few minutes once it's after 7pm. 

post #34 of 48
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Originally Posted by MissMuffet View Post

'Queasiness' is the understatement of the year for me. When it hits, nothing works. Cracking sunflower seeds helps while I'm doing it but afterwards leaves me with a gnawing feeling in my tummy- horrid. I'm so desperate I started taking Navidoxine which is b6 and meclizine (an antihistamine). It takes the edge off things but I'm not sure if it's worth the risk. Anyone else?

Oh yes, the GNAWING.  It is near constant, much worse than plain old nausea.   Benedryl does help, but "attacks" still come.  

post #35 of 48

I posted a thread a little bit ago which no one replied to talking about how amazingly helpful acupuncture has been for me this pregnancy. Maybe I sounded like an informercial or something, but I was seriously jazzed.

 

When I hit 5.5 weeks, I was constantly sick and throwing up 3-7 times a day. It was so, so horrible and I had no idea how I was going to cope for the next however many months. My doctor got me in to see an acupuncturist immediately and I've been seeing her twice a week ever since. I still get queasy once in a while and will vomit once or twice a week (I'm at 9 weeks), but it is NOTHING like it was before. I can actually eat and drink water now! smile.gif

 

I am finding that I still can't chug water. Also, I tried to eat salad at Olive Garden the other night and all came back up just in time for me to eat my pasta! Hah. I think I just need to stay away from veggies for now, which is fine. 

 

So, if needles aren't too off-putting for you and you've been miserable, I highly recommend finding a good acupuncturist. Has anyone else tried it?

post #36 of 48

^ I thought about that, but I couldn't afford to go weekly, let alone twice a week.

I've finally got the morning sickness (BLARGH) as of a few days ago.  Was constantly nauseated for 3-4 days, then finally puked a couple of times.  I asked my midwife what to do, and she suggested that I need to eat more carbs, which surprised me, but of course to keep it to complex carbs (whole grains, oatmeal, beans, brown rice, etc).  I've had to make sure I'm pretty much constantly eating in small amounts.  I'm keeping a sleeve of whole grain sea-salt saltines in my bathroom so I can munch every time I get up to pee in the middle of the night, plus a glass of ice water in there to help wash it down a little (just not chugging the water).  She also said I can take milk thistle if I want.  I do NOT want to deal with hyperemesis like I had for 4-5 months with DD.  I just can't handle it again, and I'm not sure how I survived it last time LOL.  It was HELL.  

post #37 of 48
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Originally Posted by filiadeluna View Post

^ I thought about that, but I couldn't afford to go weekly, let alone twice a week.

I've finally got the morning sickness (BLARGH) as of a few days ago.  Was constantly nauseated for 3-4 days, then finally puked a couple of times.  I asked my midwife what to do, and she suggested that I need to eat more carbs, which surprised me, but of course to keep it to complex carbs (whole grains, oatmeal, beans, brown rice, etc).  I've had to make sure I'm pretty much constantly eating in small amounts.  I'm keeping a sleeve of whole grain sea-salt saltines in my bathroom so I can munch every time I get up to pee in the middle of the night, plus a glass of ice water in there to help wash it down a little (just not chugging the water).  She also said I can take milk thistle if I want.  I do NOT want to deal with hyperemesis like I had for 4-5 months with DD.  I just can't handle it again, and I'm not sure how I survived it last time LOL.  It was HELL.  

Oh, and to clarify - she said I need more carbs because my blood sugar is dropping and causing me to be nauseated.  So I need things that will give me quick energy, but I still need to get plenty of protein too.

post #38 of 48

Reading this thread has made me feel better about how I feel - I'm tired ALL the time and nauseous most of the time but nowhere near as bad as some of you.  ((HUGS)) - unless squeezing makes you barf...  I work 2 days a week on a dairy farm and that's a little hard to deal with sometimes, with the smells - but I've been managing ok although I can't do morning AND evening milkings anymore, I just can't handle the long days even if I get a good nap in the afternoon.

 

I'm gonna go get myself some vit B6 and raspberry leaf tea...  I was eating totally paleo before I got pregnant, managed to keep it up until about 6 weeks along and then I felt SO gross, I had to eat some bread.  And it helped, a lot.  So I now look more like 4 months pregnant from all the bloating but I'll take that over gagging nausea any day.
 

post #39 of 48
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Originally Posted by spughy View Post
  I was eating totally paleo before I got pregnant, managed to keep it up until about 6 weeks along and then I felt SO gross, I had to eat some bread.  And it helped, a lot.  So I now look more like 4 months pregnant from all the bloating but I'll take that over gagging nausea any day.

 

Same here! I was eating paleo/WAPF and suddenly morning sickness hit a few days ago and I can't even stomach the thought of anything I would normally be eating. I'm making a big pot of chicken and rice soup tomorrow and hoping that I'll be able to do that since rice doesn't seem to affect me like gluten does. I feel yucky and bloated, but the idea of eating my eggs and kraut for breakfast, etc is just not something I can fathom right now.  I'm kind of remembering why I gained so much weight last time I was pregnant, since all I want to eat is pretzels, orange juice and ice cream.

post #40 of 48
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Originally Posted by spughy View Post
  I was eating totally paleo before I got pregnant, managed to keep it up until about 6 weeks along and then I felt SO gross, I had to eat some bread.  And it helped, a lot.  So I now look more like 4 months pregnant from all the bloating but I'll take that over gagging nausea any day.

 

 
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Originally Posted by maybesparrow View Post

Same here! I was eating paleo/WAPF and suddenly morning sickness hit a few days ago and I can't even stomach the thought of anything I would normally be eating. I'm making a big pot of chicken and rice soup tomorrow and hoping that I'll be able to do that since rice doesn't seem to affect me like gluten does. I feel yucky and bloated, but the idea of eating my eggs and kraut for breakfast, etc is just not something I can fathom right now.  I'm kind of remembering why I gained so much weight last time I was pregnant, since all I want to eat is pretzels, orange juice and ice cream.

 

Me too! I was paleo/primal for about 1.5 years before becoming pregnant but that is definitely not working for me right now. I'm still managing to keep gluten free but I am currently experiencing a love affair with corn tortillas. I find I can only eat meat and veggies now if they're wrapped or swimming in some kind of carb (corn tortillas, potatoes, rice). Also, I can't STAND sweet potatoes or most other veggies. 

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