I feel like I am nauseous earlier than my other pregnancies. I started feeling it barely 6wks, with my other 2 I wasn't nauseous until around 8 wks. I don't want to cook or touch food, but I need to eat. I am a super nutrition freak, but all I want is junk food! Not to mention drinks, not interested in water at all! Keep trying to find something to drink, but nothing sounds good. Also, i am way more exhausted than I ever was with my other pregnancies. Anyone else?
Feeling so nauseous already!
I am nauseous about the same time - 6-7 weeks along but this time around it has been much less severe. (crossing fingers it stays that way).
I read on this forum about applesauce, ranch dip with veggies, and LEMONADE on top of the bland toast/plain pasta/saltine & ginger ale suggestions. So far that has been great for me. I also put a little PB on crackers so I stay 'full' longer. I feel I am much more nauseous when my stomach is empty.
My OB recommended B6 and Unisom for nausea.
I would recommend some tart lemonade if you want to try a drink. I was shocked it helped!
I have been using zofran every once in a while, which was prescribed for me for nausea with migraines shortly after DD's birth. Its pregnancy category B. It helps a lot when things are awful. Last pregnancy I was seeing a midwife who was also a naturopath so tried a lot- although not topical magnesium as I'm reading about- but, acupuncture, ginger, ox bile digestive enzyme things, papaya enzymes, b6, unisom, meclizine, Pepcid, probably more, and I was miserable and vomiting all the time until 15 weeks. Now I'm sort of high risk and if I have to deal with all these doctors, I'm gonna get some good meds out of all this, dammit.
I started getting nauseous on and off all day at 5weeks exactly. Then it kinda leveled out around 7.5 weeks. I still had it, but it wasn't as severe. Now at 8wks its back worse than before. I also ate very healthy food before I was pregnant. I still try to, but fruit is probably the only healthy thing i'm consistently eating. I ate McDonalds for lunch today. In the 4 years of working at my job, I've never done that. And it actually tasted good. Ate a whole double cheese burger and medium fries with no queasiness at all. Seriously!? I would have been gagging on my healthy lunch. My husband thinks its because I have enough vitamins and now I just need the calories. I might believe that if I was underweight or something...but I'm not.
My nausea kicked in right around six weeks, which has been just about the same for all three of my pregnancies. However, I am much more tired than I ever remember being, which I'm blaming on my age and health more than anything. There are days I literally spend more than half the day in bed. I just can't do anything and can't keep my eyes open. We have even been doing our home school in my bed. It is a little awkward, but better than nothing. It turns into a big mess of kids, books, pencils, and dog. And lately with being sick....tissues. Bleh...
I haven't had morning sickness...only mild food aversions and I get grossed out at things that I didn't mind before like when Dr. Oz shows intestines or other organs on his show, I get a little gaggy but that's it. I'm not even 7 weeks yet so I'm assuming it'll hit me at some point. My mom never was sick with either of her pregnancies, but I doubt I'll be that lucky!
Im only just 6 weeks and the past couple days have woke up feeling nauseous but only very briefly, thank goodness! Today I have also felt it suddenly but still briefly during the day a couple of times too. I hope it doesn't get any worse than this for me and no vomitting at all please!
Sorry some of you are struggling with this, must really suck! I wasn't eating super healthy pre-pregnancy and haven't dramatically changed my diet since, but try to include more eggs and fruits, less sugary snacks and too many carbs. Fancying pizza today and I already had some yesterday!
Winter is absolutely right: Don't let your stomach get empty! When you feel queasy, eat something. If you throw up, eat as soon afterward as you can possibly manage. It's like the rules are all different from nausea caused by illness or food poisoning.
When I was pregnant with my son, I felt fine (just extra hungry and bagel-craving) until 6 weeks on the dot. Then it took me several more weeks to figure out how to manage. Oddly enough, although I didn't get pregnant again for 7 years, when I did all the "rules" came back to me. That time (which miscarried after 4 weeks of nausea) and this time, the nausea hit earlier, 4 1/2 weeks, just days after missing my period. Maybe it will end earlier, too? With my son, nausea was a daily struggle until 13 weeks; after that, it would crop up just once a week or so (usually if I got very hungry or did too much bending over) through the 8th month, but then in the last month I felt great!
Here is my daily routine now: If I wake up in the night, I eat some almonds from the dish on the bedside table. Then I rinse my mouth and drink no more than 1/2 cup of water, no matter how thirsty I am; if I drink more, it can trigger sudden projectile vomiting. I go back to bed, but if I can't get back to sleep I get up and eat either buttered rice or cornflakes with milk, and I can drink more water with it, then brush my teeth and go back to bed. When my alarm goes off, I get up and have another serving of cornflakes or rice. I walk my son to school. If I am feeling very shaky, I go back home and have a second breakfast, more substantial, like eggs or oatmeal with almond butter. Otherwise I go straight to work and have a snack as soon as I feel ready, either almonds and dried apricots or a bagel with butter. (I have an office job and can eat at my desk--so grateful for that!!) Later in the morning, when I'm finally able to handle more liquid, I have hot peppermint tea and take my fish oil capsules. Most days I have been going out to lunch because I have a hard time packing lunch in the mornings--but occasionally we have dinner leftovers that my partner will pack into a lunch portion for me in a Pyrex bowl with lid that I can just grab without thinking about it. I bring a container when I go out so that if I don't feel like eating all my food, I can bring it back to work and eat it around 3:00 (I am eating leftover Thai curry right now!); if I don't have that, I have another snack at that time or at least a cup of hot instant soymilk. I often brush my teeth at some point during the workday, whenever the aftertaste of something gets to me. When I get home, my partner has dinner nearly ready. Unless I am feeling super-sick right then, I take my prenatal vitamin before dinner; otherwise, I try to get it down sometime during the evening and do NOT lie down for 10 minutes after swallowing it. I have another snack (yogurt with fruit and granola, or something like that) with my son around 8:00 and/or sometime after he's in bed, making sure I eat something in the last hour before going to sleep.
The daily vomiting has started since Fri. I actually had to pull over today, thankfully I had a bag ready!
Thanks for all the different ideas.seems like I can get something to work at least one time ;-)
And yes,envirobecca, hopefully the nausea will end earlier
I'm almost 7 weeks and am feeling nauseous on and off throughout the whole day! -But if I don't let myself get hungry, or eat as soon as I start feeling sick then it helps it go away....which seems so bizarre because when unwell feeling sick you just don't eat... so with pregnancy sickness it is the opposite for me. Envirobecca your day sounds similar to mine with all the snacking... I am trying to keep the snacks to smaller items but that isn't working so well... I just weighed myself today and have only gained 2 pounds in almost 7 weeks so that's great!