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So sick!

post #1 of 11
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I was hoping that this pregnancy wouldn't be like my last, but it is. I am nauseous all day long. It's awful and makes me cranky and lethargic. I guess I am looking for any suggestions.... However taking prescription meds will not be an option. Things I have tried.....eating as soon as I wake up, keeping crackers around all the time, ginger candy, mint tea.....and I still have at least 6 more weeks of feeling like this.

What has worked for you?
post #2 of 11
How far along are you? I have yet to see if I'm going to get the all day nausea this time around. Thus far what's been working for me is eating protein every few hours as well as making sure my other fat and calories really pack a wollop nutritionally. This seems to doing the trick for the small bouts of queasiness and general ickiness I've dealt with thus far. We'll see if the trend continues! I'm 5 weeks today so I've got time to get beat up with the MS stick.

ETA: Soda water, plain or with with ginger (some fresh grated would be awesome) took a little of the edge off with my other two babies.
post #3 of 11
I got super knocked down by morning sickness around 5 weeks. It was brutal at first, I ate crackers throughout the night (every time I got up to go pee) and it seemed to help take the edge off in the morning. It was horrible though, cuz I was forcing them down while I felt sick. Cause I was sick in the night as well. But it lasted all day pretty much. I just had to force down food every hour or so. Whatever sounded okay and wasn't gonna make me sicker.

I'm now 7 weeks and it's finally gotten better. I don't actually have the nauseas feeling anymore (except now and then) I just always feel "empty" and I have no appetite whatsoever. No matter what kind of food i look at, it seems gross to me. So unfortunately I'm still forcing food down. Blech. I guess I am happy though, I sure hate the yucky feeling of nausea. And it only lasted a couple weeks for me. It was the same with my last pregnancy too.

Hope you get some good ideas for how to relieve it!
post #4 of 11

I'm sorry you aren't feeling well - morning sickness is really rough. :(

 

I've found that while I think I want to eat carbs all day, having protein every hour or two is what's staving off the worst of the m/s. I have to eat tiny bits constantly (literally every hour or so...I feel like all I do is shove food down my throat). Ginger ale calms my queasiness, too - but have to have it with protein, for sure. Any sort of carbs/sugar makes me sicker than sick.

post #5 of 11

Foods that have helped me thus far: egg salad, almonds, bacon, tiny burgers, crackers with cheese, apples (these help a lot), you could even do apples and peanut butter if that sounds good to you, ginger tea, homemade broth... That's about it. I'm sure there are tons more foods that would help, I just can't think of any right now.

 

I'm 6 weeks today, and the nausea is definitely present, but still manageable. Definitely praying that it goes away quickly and doesn't get much worse! Hugs and love to all you mamas! This is really an exciting - though sometimes uncomfortable - time for all of us, and I'm glad we get to share it with one another! joy.gif

post #6 of 11
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Foods that have helped me thus far: egg salad, almonds, bacon, tiny burgers, crackers with cheese, apples (these help a lot), you could even do apples and peanut butter if that sounds good to you, ginger tea, homemade broth... That's about it. I'm sure there are tons more foods that would help, I just can't think of any right now.

 

I'm 6 weeks today, and the nausea is definitely present, but still manageable. Definitely praying that it goes away quickly and doesn't get much worse! Hugs and love to all you mamas! This is really an exciting - though sometimes uncomfortable - time for all of us, and I'm glad we get to share it with one another! joy.gif

Thank you for those tips! Stocking up on a few new things to try to keep ahead of this game.

 

It's not constant m/s, thank goodness...and in a way, I'm grateful to have symptoms. In another way, I kind of just want to feel normal and be handed a baby in 9 months - LOL.

post #7 of 11

I'm 7 weeks and last night was the worst so far.  I came so close to getting sick.  I hate getting sick and normally try to prevent it.  I was jut thinking maybe if I do I'll feel better.  I get mine typically in the mornings and evenings with the evenings being worse.

Hopefully it doesn't last long for any of us

post #8 of 11
Here's a link to a thread I posted with a list of foods and their protein amounts. I definitely agree with the advice of getting protein in every few hours. This morning I woke up on the green side and had one of the meatballs (ground beef mixed with chicken livers) I made the other day and a little chicken and I was good to go a wee bit later. I'm picking up soda water today and will grate some ginger for tea when we come back from our outing. Also, I've been reading about getting more magnesium in, which is apparently harder to do in pregnancy. I'll go to the farmer's market today and pick up a few things as well as soak my feet in some Epsom salts later (maybe give myself a pedicure of sorts lol). Hope you're all doing alright with the queasies this morning!
post #9 of 11

Protein definitely helps me out.  I splurged and bought myself those little prepackaged sliced cheese so I could grab them quickly when the queasiness hits.  Also helps that I can toss one in my purse to have on hand when I'm out and about.  Oddly enough I am able to stomach chicken tacos, but again, they are full of protein and not a lot of carbs.   I've been feeling a lot of nausea in the past week and just want to curl up in a ball on the couch.  Unfortunately I do daycare for my nephews and for some reason they expect me to get up and actually look after them.  orngtongue.gif
 

post #10 of 11

I'm sorry to hear about all the yuckies! I too suffer from feeling awful awful awful at times during each pregnancy. What I do is eat protein rich foods nearly nonstop. I snack on almonds and cheese constantly, eat a zillion million eggs, and snack on meat and more meat. I will joke to my husband "oooooooh, I haven't eaten for a whole 60 minutes! I'm dyingggggg!!" lol

 

The other thing I do is to chant "thank you", and "it's good" inside my head. Similar to what I do during labor, actually. :p I don't want to complain about this amazing gift I've been given, I am grateful for this growing baby and for my husband's support and don't want to sound negative, so I trytrytry to never complain but instead think "thank you thank you thank you...." during the waves of misery. I am thankful. It's just so tough to remember that during the worst times of the 1st trimester (& labor). It is good I'm feeling these symptoms, it means my hormones are doing their job and things are moving along just as they should be. Much better than miscarrying. ;) So I chant those positives in my head to remind myself when I'm in the thick of misery. 

post #11 of 11

Ahhh. for the last 3 days I haven't been as sick. I get to here on line for a bit. I have been dying,but  it seems to be easing up. I am 8 weeks. I tried everyone's suggestion on eating more protein and more often and its working. I have been on a lot of carbs and I lost 3 lbs. My husband was complaining cause french fries were there only thing I could stomach for a week or and apple pie, he doesn't want me to be unhealthy and gain a lot. (already starting out overweight). 

Fresh air is what I need most when I am queasy. Cold carbonated water works too. Oranges are very helpful to me. 

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