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post #21 of 105
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Originally Posted by goodheartedmama View Post
question--is it possible for hormone changes resulting from sex to make nausea worse the next day? There have been 3 days this week that I've felt okay through the day, and we've had sex, and the next days have been so terrible I can't see straight. I can't figure out if it's just that I have a decent day, then a bad day following, or if it has the possibility of being related to sex. at my dumb question...
You know, there are stranger things that are true. Maybe there is a connection. I mean, 2 is a concidence, but 3?
post #22 of 105
I just can't get past the fact that you had sex three times in the past week. You go girl!

As for your question...could be related! Why not? Maybe the oxytocin pumps up all the other hormones that make you sick.
post #23 of 105
As I posted before about sex.......There may be a connection (in my opinion) as soon as its over, I run to the bathroom. I feel GREAT during and then after, holy moly:Puke and I feel horrible for at least a day. So why do I keep doing this to myself??? Do I really need to answer that ladies?
post #24 of 105
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Originally Posted by Katielady View Post
I just can't get past the fact that you had sex three times in the past week. You go girl!

As for your question...could be related! Why not? Maybe the oxytocin pumps up all the other hormones that make you sick.
I have NEVER been into sex in pregnancy, but it has appealed to me this time

3 times in a week is good for us anytime!
post #25 of 105
I don't really know if sex can affect it, I can tell you this, I probably haven't had sex since we concieved, and I'm still ridiculously sick, so if it makes you feel better they may not be related??? Also, it could just be the physical work that's making you feels sick, and not so much the hormones? Just ideas!
post #26 of 105

Vent

I'm so sick of feeling sick all the time. I went to my inlaws for Passover over the weekend and it was grueling. I'm not Jewish so I didn't grow up with it, but even DH gets super frustrated with the way they do things. They follow very strict rules and don't start making any preparations for dinner until full darkness at 8:30. We started the seder at 10 and didn't get to the matzoh until 10:30. By then I was so nauseated I could barely choke it down. Then dinner was served at around 11:15 and I couldn't eat a bite and just went to bed. The next day I woke up so sick since my stomach was empty, and since there were no bread products in the house, nothing appealed to me. I got DH to take me out to a diner for breakfast.

Anyway, I'm exhausted from 24 hours in no-bread-house, and today I just feel like a complete wreck. I've had DS in front of the TV all morning because I don't have the energy to play with him. And the burn on my belly hurts like crazy and is still oozing pus. And I just threw up what little I ate today (gatorade, crackers, a potato chip, and cereal.) How am I going to get through the next two months?

And I miss food, too. I love cooking and eating! Having the same 5 foods over and over is starting to get so frustrating. Gah!
post #27 of 105
Thread Starter 
I'm sorry, katie. That sounds frustrating!
post #28 of 105
Katie, I know (somewhat) how you feel!
post #29 of 105
sigh. thanks y'all. It's so confusing being this upset, because I had to try pretty hard to get pregnant and I am so happy about it. but it's hard to feel happy when I'm so ill all the time. and then I get upset about not being able to be happy. :

I just keep reminding myself how much I enjoyed pregnancy last time once the second trimester was in full swing. it just seems sooooo long from now.

thanks for letting me vent.
post #30 of 105
How are all the sickies doing?

I had a ROUGH weekend. Saturday night I went on a long-awaited date with DH. We went to our favorite restaurant in the area, and I couldn't help myself and ordered my favorite dish, even though it's quite rich. (Spaghetti with tomato-mascapone sauce, zucchini, and mini meatballs.) I could only eat maybe a fourth of it but it tasted so good. I had dessert too. So that night I woke up at 1AM nauseated. Ate an orange to try to calm my stomach, and promptly barfed it up into the kitchen sink. After that I threw up 5 more times. I was up all night. After the fourth time I took a unisom, but at that point my stomach was so irritated that I barfed up the medicine- and it was all liquified and bitter, it was so nasty. Stayed in all day on Sunday while DH took DS to his parents'. It was nice to get a real "sick day" where I was home alone and could watch crappy TV and sleep. But I still feel drained from the whole thing.

Can't wait for this nausea to end.

What about y'all? Still sick?
post #31 of 105
still sick here. Thankfully, I'm not near as bad as I was a couple weeks ago. I threw up last night but that was after I had about two small bags of cotton candy at my DCs AWANA fair. I LOVE cotton candy, but should have stopped myself after the first bite, LoL. My stomach was really hurting so I tried some papaya pills when I got home. THey are from GNC and work REALLY well if you have pain from eating too much, or eating food that's too rich, etc. The only problem is they taste terrible to me, and they need to be chewed. So I tried breaking each one in half and swallowing them. Came right back up

I'm feeling pretty good this morning. I always feel nauseous, 24/7, but the vomiting, besides last night, which was my fault, is gone, and I am eating more and more food each day.

With DC #1 I never had any cravings. With this one I've had a different craving at least every week, if not a couple times a week. Right now the cravings are blueberry bagels with cream cheese, and mint choc. chip ice cream (not together). I thank God I can get it down and keep it down and not feel worse afterwards!!

My exhaustion, however, has risen to an all-time-high. Anytime between 9:30-11:30AM every morning the past 5 days I get so bone-tired I literally cannot keep myself awake. I sleep for at least 2 hours. Yesterday was 3 hours. I feel terribly guilty, but I have no choice BUT to sleep!

It is still better than nausea, I believe. I just get nervous because our first anniversary is coming up soon and we're going out of town to celebrate. I don't want to be sick and exhausted during that! Hoping this goes away like...ummm...tomorrow!
post #32 of 105
I'm 12 weeks today and this week has been the worst yet.
I want to EAT again. I want to be able to DO things with my daughter. I want to feel human again.
post #33 of 105
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Originally Posted by BookishVonLiberal View Post
I'm 12 weeks today and this week has been the worst yet.
I want to EAT again. I want to be able to DO things with my daughter. I want to feel human again.
ditto... but I'm 13 weeks tomorrow, I sure hope this doesn't last to 20 weeks like it did with dd!!

Anyone else have tons of people around them always saying, "I was never sick a day when I was pregnant?" I'm having very violent feelings towards these people right now!!!
post #34 of 105
popping in from another DDC.

Those of you still sick and very sick, head over to http://www.hyperemesis.org/ for ideas on natural and medicinal things to help. If it is to the point where you can't properly care for yourself/your kids, where you're vomiting daily, where you can't eat or drink adequately, you need to get treatment.

You have my sincerest sympathies, BTDT and still there.
post #35 of 105
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Originally Posted by TxMominCT View Post
ditto... but I'm 13 weeks tomorrow, I sure hope this doesn't last to 20 weeks like it did with dd!!

Anyone else have tons of people around them always saying, "I was never sick a day when I was pregnant?" I'm having very violent feelings towards these people right now!!!
A woman after my own heart.
post #36 of 105
The thing I just "LOVE" so much is when people give me STUPID advice like, "try eating crackers before you get out of bed". Or, "have you tried ginger tea?". Or, "just get some fresh air and don't think about it."

My MIL hasn't offered to help, or see how things are at all...even when I was in the hospital. And they live THREE MINUTES DOWN THE FRIGGIN' ROAD!!!!

I think she's mad that I'm pregnant. She knew how badly I wanted to get pregnant so now she probably feels like she doesn't need to help because I brought it on myself or something like that. :
post #37 of 105
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Originally Posted by GreenFlower View Post
The thing I just "LOVE" so much is when people give me STUPID advice like, "try eating crackers before you get out of bed". Or, "have you tried ginger tea?". Or, "just get some fresh air and don't think about it."

My MIL hasn't offered to help, or see how things are at all...even when I was in the hospital. And they live THREE MINUTES DOWN THE FRIGGIN' ROAD!!!!

I think she's mad that I'm pregnant. She knew how badly I wanted to get pregnant so now she probably feels like she doesn't need to help because I brought it on myself or something like that. :
The crappy advice is the WORST. The one I hate the most is when people tell you that eating more protein is the key to avoiding morning sickness. One of my friends, who I love but can be a bit of a know-it-all, kept telling me that she didn't get morning sickness because she made sure to eat small amounts of protein all day. Like I started eating crackers all day and THEN I got morning sickness. It's the other way around, honey!

One midwife I interviewed tried to tell me this too. "It seems like you want to eat crackers, but really, you feel sick because your blood sugar is low. So it's better to eat some protein, to keep your blood sugar even and regular all day long." WRONG. It sounds great in theory, but when you're truly nauseated there's no way you're keeping down any protein. She told me I should try having eggs for breakfast and I nearly puked just at the thought of it.

Anyone suggesting eating lots of protein has clearly never experienced sever, prolonged nausea. I figure my body is telling me pretty clearly what it needs- easy-to-digest, bland, mild foods in small quantities throughout the day.

It particularly rankles me because it implies that it's my fault I'm sick. And I went on a low-glycemic-index diet for months before conception to improve my fertility; I was eating wonderfully and felt so much better. But I physically cannot eat that way when I'm nauseated. Sheesh.

p.s. my MIL is unhelpful too. She lives 45 minutes away, not 3, but she never really comes to watch DS. Sucks.
post #38 of 105
ugh. I have a friend who is a SERIOUS know-it-all when it comes to nutrition. She seriously has no tact and has no problem telling you exactly what you're doing wrong.

She is a macrobiotic and thinks every other person NOT on that diet is wrong. She says that hyperemesis is caused by being to acidic and it can "easily be cured" by alkalizing yourself. She told me this recipe for a tea she says I should drink. I just about vomited on the phone. She heard from my mom that I was in the hospital and has called twice since. I listen to her messages and she doesn't call to tell me she's thinking about me, praying fr me, etc. She calls to tell me what I'm doing wrong and criticize me because she just KNOWS I'm too expanded from all the junk I've been eating. She lives 1,000 miles away, too. :

I'm sorry, but if I haven't eaten for 3 days and the ONLY THING I can consume without throwing up is ice cream, well then I'm going to eat ice cream. sorry. I DID, honestly, try what she recommended. It didn't help at all...and I tried it for days, not just one or two times. It just made me feel even more nauseous.

bleh.
post #39 of 105
Oh man, you people are my soul mates. I don't want to hear anyone's advice because guess what?, I'm already trying every possible remedy. I'm taking the B vitamins. I'm eating small amounts of protein, both when I wake up and throughout the day. (They don't stay down, but I try) I drink ginger ale, chew ginger, suck on Preggie Pop Drops, eat saltines, etc etc etc. I'm not stupid. I am well aware of reputed remedies. They just aren't %$#@^ working for me.
post #40 of 105


on the HG forum that's called "crackering" (not without reason).

alkalinizing..

I was strict vegan when I got pregnant. you don't get more alkaline. Now, thanks to HG, I haven't had a vegetable in months, not much fruit and hardly any legumes. no nuts either. milk and company are all that will stay down. how ironic!
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