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post #81 of 152
Sorry you're not feeling well, preciousstone. I am curious if you started the supplements before TTC.
We are going to TTC at end of September so I have three months to prep. I've started (last week) the Milk Thistle, B6 and probiotics as well as red raspberry tea. I need to get to the shop for red clover. I was at a festival this weekend so I had both coffee and alcohol, but now I'm getting serious.

Shouldn't this thread really be under TTC? Or pre-TTC !
post #82 of 152
i started about 1 month before ttc
post #83 of 152
Bumping in case anyone has any updates

I've been taking B6 and milk thistle and we'll hopefully be TTC in a few months. Morning sickness has gotten worse with each of my 3 previous pregnancies so I'm *really* hoping this helps!
post #84 of 152
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Originally Posted by amy9798 View Post
Bumping in case anyone has any updates

I've been taking B6 and milk thistle and we'll hopefully be TTC in a few months. Morning sickness has gotten worse with each of my 3 previous pregnancies so I'm *really* hoping this helps!
Hi Amy, I'm an Amy too! I found this thread so helpful. I feel kind of disappointed that my MW didn't mention any of this to me, but at least I found it in good time. We are going to TTC in September.

Here's my regiment:
B6-50mgx3/day (w/vit C)
milk thistle 125mgx2day
lots of water w/ lemon
no more caffeine
no more alcohol (ok, I have had a glass a wine...shoot me! I'm not pregnant yet!)
organic whole foods
Probiotics (kefir-like stuff that I have with my musli in the morning)

Regular preconception supplements and tonics:
folic acid
alternating weeks of red raspberry leaf tea and nettle tea
Omega 3

I've bought and will add enzymes when we TTC along with pre-natals. I'll have my wild yam tincture standing by and I'm also going to have liquid pre-natals and Super Green Foods on hand in case I, (trying to be positive here)can't keep anything down.

I liked the note about low fruit sugar and always with a protein and protein everything 2-3 hours.

I really do feel prepared....(but a little scared too).
I would love to hear a success story.
post #85 of 152

Ot

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I found a milk thistle tincture but I'm not sure how much I should take. Any ideas or should I look for it in pill form? I think a tincture would be easier for me to take because if I try to swallow pills it makes me gag or throw up.
Hey--I love that song "Dreams in Digital." But I'm an alt-rocker, so it's to be expected. Pretty cool seeing it referenced here.

BTW, hope your nausea is under control. Mine's just cranking up. Yippee!
post #86 of 152
because this has some awesome info!

Thanks to this thread, I started taking milk thistle a few days after an ER trip for dehydration due to severe nausea and vomiting. (We're talking, puking pretty much every day/multiple times a day for 4.5 weeks -- absolutely nothing was helping, and believe me when I say I tried just about everything that is considered "safe", including many natural remedies and the B6/Unisom combo.)

Now, after 6 days of taking it, I am feeling so much better!! :
I wasn't in the "immediate relief" camp like some of the other women who have tried it, but I would consider the nausea I have now to be pretty mild in comparison and I haven't thrown up once since I started taking it. It has progressively gotten better every day, and now I'm getting to a point where I'm not having food aversions to everything and food tastes good again.

I'm 10w now, so I know it's possible that I could also be getting over the morning sick hump, but if I consider how long I was sick with DS (until right around 20w), how much worse this time has been, and the "coincidence" that I didn't start feeling better until I started taking it, I can't help but think the milk thistle has a lot to do with it.

So... in short, I just wanted to raise my hand and add my "it worked for me" story... even if it was a simplified version (milk thistle only) of the OP's regimen.
post #87 of 152
I wish I had found a miracle cure like that. I'm 36 weeks and still vomiting. I have to take Zofran 3x a day to keep my food down.

I can't keep supplements down either. Ever. Any of them. At all.
post #88 of 152
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Originally Posted by itsajenism View Post
because this has some awesome info!

So... in short, I just wanted to raise my hand and add my "it worked for me" story... even if it was a simplified version (milk thistle only) of the OP's regimen.
Thanks for sharing. i'm so on the fence about TTC. I want to try next cycle but so afraid of being HG in Japan in September (would be weeks 3.5-5.5). On the other hand, i have been doing the regiment and really want to start TTC. It's great to hear success stories!

Talula Fairie-
post #89 of 152
I think for a lot of people, this info is really helpful BEFORE you start TTC. I do think the liver has a lot to do with it. Makes sense. And mine is not up to par because I spent a year on/off painkillers because of TMJ before I conceived this baby. Tylenol works great, but it's hard on your liver.
post #90 of 152
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Originally Posted by Talula Fairie View Post
I wish I had found a miracle cure like that. I'm 36 weeks and still vomiting. I have to take Zofran 3x a day to keep my food down.

I can't keep supplements down either. Ever. Any of them. At all.

I wouldn't call it a miracle cure at all. I'm still nauseous... but the difference is, it's manageable now. I can function like a (mostly) normal human, which is drastically different than the 4.5+ weeks prior to trying it.

I'm sure starting it before TTC would help even more, however there was a link in the OP's thread where a bunch of women tried taking milk thistle (and some others dandelion root) after the nausea/vomiting had already started and found it helpful, so that's why I gave it a try.

I was on zofran as well right after my ER visit (1x a day) and it helped some, but didn't stop me from vomiting at least once a day. This has been helping more. (I only had a 1x fill for the prescription at that point, so it was important to me to try to find something that would work for me.)

Sucks that you have had to go through the nausea/vomiting throughout your entire pregnancy.
I know of another woman who was on zofran her entire pregnancy as well for the same reason (she's actually the one who sent me to this thread).
So no, it doesn't work for everyone... but for some of us it seems to help quite a bit and if hearing another "success" story helps other women, then I'm all for sharing mine.
post #91 of 152
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Originally Posted by itsajenism View Post
I wouldn't call it a miracle cure at all. I'm still nauseous... but the difference is, it's manageable now. I can function like a (mostly) normal human, which is drastically different than the 4.5+ weeks prior to trying it.

I'm sure starting it before TTC would help even more, however there was a link in the OP's thread where a bunch of women tried taking milk thistle (and some others dandelion root) after the nausea/vomiting had already started and found it helpful, so that's why I gave it a try.

I was on zofran as well right after my ER visit (1x a day) and it helped some, but didn't stop me from vomiting at least once a day. This has been helping more. (I only had a 1x fill for the prescription at that point, so it was important to me to try to find something that would work for me.)

Sucks that you have had to go through the nausea/vomiting throughout your entire pregnancy.
I know of another woman who was on zofran her entire pregnancy as well for the same reason (she's actually the one who sent me to this thread).
So no, it doesn't work for everyone... but for some of us it seems to help quite a bit and if hearing another "success" story helps other women, then I'm all for sharing mine.
I think it's great you found something! I wish I had. Zofran is the only thing that kinda works. Yeah, 9 months of vomiting and nausea is my idea of hell. I kept thinking it would stop but it never did. *sigh* I'm almost done. 4 more weeks now.

I did try dandelion, threw it up.
post #92 of 152
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Originally Posted by itsajenism View Post
because this has some awesome info!

Thanks to this thread, I started taking milk thistle a few days after an ER trip for dehydration due to severe nausea and vomiting. (We're talking, puking pretty much every day/multiple times a day for 4.5 weeks -- absolutely nothing was helping, and believe me when I say I tried just about everything that is considered "safe", including many natural remedies and the B6/Unisom combo.)

Now, after 6 days of taking it, I am feeling so much better!! :
Thanks for sharing your awesome story with others here, it'll undoubtedly help others looking for some ideas!

post #93 of 152
bumping to see if anyone else has had luck.

I found this thread last month when I had a very early miscarriage. I was disappointed that I hadn't stumbled upon it before but since the miscarriage I was dedicated to taking the milk thistle and b6. I am just hoping that i have given it enough time.

with dd #1 i was sick through 26 weeks vomiting multiple times a day. I was on phenergan which at least made it so i didn't vomit water. I avoided the hospital just barely

dd#2 I had it until about 17 weeks except it was more intense during that time so miserable and caring for a toddler. Again i turned to phenergan

I really hope this works for our next pregnancy as I have never felt good about the medications, but as we all know we have to do what keeps us well.

Just looking for more testimonials.
post #94 of 152
subbing.....
I'm 5 weeks, but last time the HG was terrible. Looking forward to learning from you Mamas>
post #95 of 152

good info

This may have helped me a lot more if I'd done it pre-pregnancy - unfortunately I probably wouldn't have anyways because this time around, as last time - we were not officially ttc (we just don't take preventative measures but have been diagnosed as extremely infertile - three years unprotected, then two before the next baby - this time only took 14 months).

I'm wondering if taking some of the stuff that is good for the liver (and laying off bad stuff for my liver) might help me through the next couple weeks to a month. (ended at 10 weeks with first, 14 weeks with second and not sure with this one).

I'll be asking my chiro about some of the things mentioned here and maybe he has some in stock. Thanks again for all this great info. Wish there was a way to KNOW I was going to be pregnant this time - I'm just happy to be pregnant any time
post #96 of 152
I've been doing the regiment for months and at 5 weeks and 3 days I'm feeling really well. (knock,knock,knock). I thought I was feeling ill today but I ate and it went over. I felt really sick by this time with DD and was throwing up by week 6. We will see what next weeks holds but this is a huge improvement. I have replaced the MT tabs with dandelion tea, but may reconsider if I start to feel ill. Will update...
post #97 of 152
Okay, I am going to try some of these suggestions. I have been dreading the return of AF after my third child because my experience with ms/HG has gotten worse with each subsequent pregnancy. But it has returned and it seems that I am ovulating, so I am trying to get ready. I do want more children, but I fear what will happen if this trend continues. I have been pouring over everything I can find about hyperemesis, and someone suggested this thread. I feel slightly hopeful, and I've started the B6 (50 mg 3X a day), and Milk Thistle (140 mg 2X a day) along with Vit C and a multi-vitamin. I hope that I've been able to start this with enough time before conception - I don't really know when that will happen as DH and I have sort of left child planning to God/the Universe/whatever you would like to call fate, etc.... So, I REALLY appreciate you all sharing your experiences and your updates, so much. Thank you!

Tara
post #98 of 152
Just a good ol' BUMP!
post #99 of 152
Our little girl is turning four this summer, and we decided to try for another. I had hyperemesis when I was pregnant with her, and I was MISERABLE. I lost 20 lbs the first trimester, and was put on Reglan. I got no relief and eventually a midwife prescribed Zofran. I stopped puking, but I was still gagging and nauseous. I'm still paying the consequences and need to have a few more teeth capped. Stomach acid and being too sick to brush and floss well took its toll. It took a couple years, but I was able to correct the vitamin deficiencies I had after the pregnancy.

We're hoping that things are different this time. I started taking milk thistle a couple weeks ago. My doctor recommended it awhile back to help with liver detoxification, so I still had some left. I'd like to try alfalfa and need to pick some up.

I get my iud out on the 30th and should ovulate the 1st or 2nd, so here goes nothing!
post #100 of 152

Beans

Take a look at this, it's working for me so far...http://www.karenhurd.com/concern_morning_sickness.html
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