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post #161 of 240
Thank you all for the support and understanding!!! It feel good to know others feel the same way and can relate to what I'm going through!

I have prenatal aversion too but I have to take baby aspirin every night and it's something I really don't want to miss so I just suck it up and take my prenatals, omega 3, vitaminc. I want new prenatals though
post #162 of 240

No more milk for me!  Ugh.  I'll stick to almond milk for now.  It gave me such a tummy ache!

post #163 of 240

About prenatals, I haven't taken those since my first. Ate super healthy with my second. Ate like crap with my third. Am eating fairly crappy now, but drinking V8 and taking a folate supplement. Keep having hit or miss days for feeling fine-ish (til evening sickness hits) and feeling like crap all day. It's hard to know how much is me and pregnancy, and how much is illness, because DD and DH keep having energy lows, blahs, lack of appetite, and today both had mild body aches and chills. I don't feel those things, just the crappy blahs, want to stay in bed all day, doing the least little bit to get by in terms of housework and feeding the kids.

 

It will be nice if these on again, off again blahs go away soon.

post #164 of 240

I'm just curious if anyone else is taking/has taken ginger capsules for morning sickness?  I took one the first night I got them and it seemed to help so I then took 3 that next day and felt SO much better that day but then I think I started taking only 2 per day and felt just terrible again.  They are dosed at 500mg and most articles are saying to take 250mg doses 4x a day (1,000mg per day) and me taking 500mg 3x per day would be 1,500mg per day, which I think is still considered "safe".  Any thoughts on this anyone?  I would really love to be feeling better like that ONE day I had!  I'll be 12 weeks soon too and I hope that will start a decline in feeling sick.  

post #165 of 240

I don't have typical 'morning sickness', but I do sometimes get a little nauseous feeling occasionally in the first trimester, so that's why I've never chimed in on this thread... I don't feel like I qualify ;)  Anyway-  I can relate to the ginger thing! I keep candied ginger on hand at all times just in case the wave comes over me, and it helps me tremendously.  Also keep real ginger brew in the fridge.  It's saved me a few times!  Ginger people is the best (for me).  Spicy, but def does the trick

post #166 of 240
Thread Starter 
Sheaffer: I think anyone who can offer sympathy or empathy is welcome here! Sometimes we just need a shoulder to cry on or someone to validate that it really is "that bad".
post #167 of 240

sheaffer - I love all the ginger peoples products! their ginger chews have been a saving grace the last few weeks. LOVE them.

post #168 of 240

AD- you're totally right.  Sometimes my heart just aches for you mamas who have it really hard, and it makes me feel guilty for having it so easy.  It's silly, I know!

post #169 of 240

I'm 3 months but I'm STILL having morning noon and night sickness! I throw-up every morning afternoon AND night, not to mention in between! any ideas?

post #170 of 240
Thread Starter 
So, so, sorry and I understand! What are you taking? (Sorry if you already said, I can't rememember what everyone is already doing.)
post #171 of 240
I wanted to chime in that I stopped taking prenatals when the morning sickness set in. I just take folic acid, tiny little pills that go down easy. I tried to take my one a day prenatal the other night and totally gagged... I just bought folate instead of folic acid and am taking that now instead.

Still sick. I am so Tired of it. Cried about it today.
post #172 of 240

anyalily and Naturemama23 so sorry to hear you are going through this! I hope you find some relief very very soon! 

Would any type of protein shake work? Like even just a simple vanilla or chocolate whatever flavor is appealing? Might help you keep some essential proteins viteys and minerals down?

post #173 of 240
Thread Starter 
I think I am starting to feel the extra Diclegis, thank goodness. At first it didn't seem like it was doing anything but maybe it just needed to build up in my system a few days. It is not a cure all - I still feel nauseus but not like I am on the very verge of puking every minute if that makes sense. This is definitely the best m/s drug I have ever taken. Only thing is the cost. With insurance it is $90. Without, $600! That is just ungodly when I think of the women who are stuck with puking all day because they don't have insurance. I have been one of those women! It makes me mad just to think of it.
post #174 of 240
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Originally Posted by Ambivalent Dreams View Post

I think I am starting to feel the extra Diclegis, thank goodness. At first it didn't seem like it was doing anything but maybe it just needed to build up in my system a few days. It is not a cure all - I still feel nauseus but not like I am on the very verge of puking every minute if that makes sense. This is definitely the best m/s drug I have ever taken. Only thing is the cost. With insurance it is $90. Without, $600! That is just ungodly when I think of the women who are stuck with puking all day because they don't have insurance. I have been one of those women! It makes me mad just to think of it.


AD - I think that's why ppl have resorted to a DIY approach to this med by taking the combo of 10mg each dyoxylamine succ (Unisom) and pyridoxine hcl (Vit B6).  SO MUCH CHEAPER!  I think the only diff may be in the delivery mechanism... diclegis appears to be a continuous/delayed release type of med, whereas the Unisom/B6 are not.

 

For anyone interested, this comes of the Diclegis website (diclegis.com):

  • FDA-approved Diclegis is a fixed-dose combination drug product of doxylamine succinate, an antihistamine, and pyridoxine hydrochloride, a vitamin B6 analog
  • The combination of ingredients in Diclegis (doxylamine succinate, 10 mg, and pyridoxine hydrochloride, 10 mg) has been commercially available as the active ingredients in Diclectin® for more than 30 years in Canada2
post #175 of 240
Yikes! I thought it was expensive in Canada! It's $1.25 a pill here so $5 a day. I paid for it myself last time and rationed them (only took 2-3 a day) but this time I have extended medical that pays for all my scripts and so I am taking the full 4 a day. Unisome/B6 combo here is actually a bit more expensive and I didn't find it worked at all, plus it made me feel sick greensad.gif
post #176 of 240
Thread Starter 
Inna: I think you are exactly right. I did a create-your own with my first two pregnancies and it did help, but the Diclegis works much better. I think it must be due to the extended release.
post #177 of 240
My midwife recommends Goji juice. She calls it the best treatment for morning sickness she had come across. I found some at Whole Foods. I was worried it was going to be hard to choke down but an ounce in a little water is mild and easy to drink. Soothing, even!

I just has my first glass. I will let you know if it helps! At the very least it is highly nutritious.
post #178 of 240
Thread Starter 
If it works, do let us know!
post #179 of 240
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I should just be happy because I am still pregnant, but I am so tired of the nausea and blahs. I'm sitting on the couch wrapped in a towel because taking a shower has become a huge, exauhsting undertaking. I remember how fast the pregnancy symptoms go away after birth. You would think it would take days at least, but no. Within hours of both of my births I realized BOOM I didn't feel like crap, food tastes nice, and I had more energy than I had had in months. I can't wait. Baby in my arms and feeling like I can take on the world again. Come on September. Have I mentioned I hate pregnancy.
post #180 of 240

AD - that is inspiring about your quick recovery once the baby is born.  I am dragging booty all the time now and I understand completely about the shower! 

For the last week I've forced myself to exercise bc I know I need to stay active in some regard, but the recourse is utter fatigue for the rest of the day.  Getting a little desperate to be ME again!

We have a Mardi Gras party to attend tonight and I'm very much on the fence to skip it.  If the food wasn't so good I'd probably do that, but I am too tempted by someone else's home cooking.  Gah!  Time to go nap to recharge my batteries.  I'm not a napper... last time I took one I was in a foggy daze until I went back to bed for the night.  :sleepytime

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