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post #21 of 32
My nausea has steadily increased over the past few days now. I was hoping it wouldn't, but here it is! I lost 20 pounds in my first trimester last time I was pregnant. I'll try some meds before going through that again and intend to talk to my RE this week about it.

Right now things that help:

Sucking on orange slices
Ice water
Coke with ice (I usually don't drink soda, ever)
Sleeping



Things that don't help:

Making a huge pot of chicken stock on the stove all night- the smell is horrible!!

Jello
Hard Candy- anything sweet makes it worse
post #22 of 32
Hanson's diet ginger ale.

Also, soak a cotton ball in vanilla extract and keep it in a baggie. I swear the smell of vanilla works for me!

We got some TJ's triple ginger snaps, and they also seemed to work this morning.

Big one - taking your vitamin before bed instead of when you're going to be up. Vitamin burps are ridiculously nauseating.
post #23 of 32
NOTHING! nothing seems to help my m/s.

Erin_brycesmom I am with you. I can't go through this hell. I'm a seriously getting depressed mamas. I have 3 other children and I can barely function. Each pregnancy it has gotten worse. So bad this time I am taking meds - zofran. It's not working at all I think I may stop. The doc said she would give me a prescription for phenergan, was wondering if one worked for you but the other didn't. Is it worth giving it a try??? So down in the dumps and puking and losing weight and miserable ! ! ! !
post #24 of 32
I was so sick with DD2 starting at 4 weeks. I could not do anything...just:Puke for 3 months. I am 6 1/2 weeks and just feel queasy. I hope that what ever I am doing works...I cannot go through that again.



What I am doing:

Seaband-I haven't taken them off
lots of cold water-about 2 1/2 liters
Eating something every 20 minutes. The thought of a lot of foods makes me gag.
post #25 of 32
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Originally Posted by wantads View Post
NOTHING! nothing seems to help my m/s.

Erin_brycesmom I am with you. I can't go through this hell. I'm a seriously getting depressed mamas. I have 3 other children and I can barely function. Each pregnancy it has gotten worse. So bad this time I am taking meds - zofran. It's not working at all I think I may stop. The doc said she would give me a prescription for phenergan, was wondering if one worked for you but the other didn't. Is it worth giving it a try??? So down in the dumps and puking and losing weight and miserable ! ! ! !
I'm so sorry. I hope you are feeling better soon. I can relate to feeling really down and loosing weight as well. It's hard.

I tried phenergan with my first pregnancy (as well as reglan) but both of those just made me fall asleep but didn't do much for the actual nausea. I didn't have any other kids at the time so it was ok to use when I was home but I was working and I couldn't even drive when I was on it. Finally got them to give me Zofran (military is very stingy with giving this one). The only way I got them to give it to me was to admit that I was feeling suicidal from the tortue of being so sick constantly. I did the next two pregnancies without any meds at all but it was pure hell. DH had to take 30 days off of work to care for our son because I could not do it. They gave me a little package of Zofran in my last pregnancy at one of my many ER visits for IV fluids. I didn't take them at the time but I saved them just in case and now here I am and I've taken them and I have gotten more. I just went through this constant sickness only to loose my baby in the 5th month earlier this year and I just can't do it again right now.

Anywho, I know some people that have found phenergan helpful. I think it just depends on how your body reacts to it. Seems like Zofran has a better rep for making people feel better though.
post #26 of 32
Erin_brycesmom -Oh my goodness, I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine going through that and losing your baby. I am so sorry.
post #27 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by wantads View Post
NOTHING! nothing seems to help my m/s.

Erin_brycesmom I am with you. I can't go through this hell. I'm a seriously getting depressed mamas. I have 3 other children and I can barely function. Each pregnancy it has gotten worse. So bad this time I am taking meds - zofran. It's not working at all I think I may stop. The doc said she would give me a prescription for phenergan, was wondering if one worked for you but the other didn't. Is it worth giving it a try??? So down in the dumps and puking and losing weight and miserable ! ! ! !
I haven't gotten to the mw yet to ask about meds, but I feel the same way. I have four other children and this place is getting to be a mess. I had dreams all night last night about the laundry and dishes rising up to rule the house. I'm trying to drag myself through, but it's not happening. And we're out of ice The only way I can stand water is if it's icey cold and it has to be the bagged ice because all other ice makes me gag and we are out of ice!
post #28 of 32
I have found a fantastic fix.
- Ginger Soothers by The Ginger People (I got mine at Whole Foods).

It's just water, ginger, lemon and honey - I keep it refrigerated so it's quite cold (cold works well for me, hot does not) drink half a bottle slowly and I feel right back to normal (well, exhausted normal) in about 15 minutes - half hour. Brilliant. I am so so grateful.

Other good things...
- cold apples (sometimes)
- protein/fruit smoothies first thing in the morning, as a preventative
- yoga child's pose, with lots of room for my stomach
- frequent snacks

Flops:
- Water makes me feel worse if I'm already into it.
- Saltines
post #29 of 32
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Originally Posted by sunflwrmoonbeam View Post
Do not drink a decent amount of liquid and then proceed to run around setting up for a dinner party you so foolishly decided to host when almost 9 weeks pregnant.

Sloshy is not good for morning sickness.
Or Halloween. I would not recommend Halloween TOT'ing and all the resulting candy during week 6/7 of pregnancy. Ugh. It was the worst. And now my digestive system is paying dearly for all that candy and overeating--on top of the actual morning sickness!

Of course, I had no choice with a very excited 4-yo!

I will say the one recommendation that I ignore is to avoid spicy food. A little (or a lot ) of spice helps my low blood sugar and nausea and it always makes me feel better.
post #30 of 32
Works:

*lemon sorbet

I had dh go out and get some lemon sorbet last night. I just can't do water with lemon. It was the best thing I've tasted in a long time. Our sorbet is pretty concentrated here and has pieces of lemon zest in it. I wasn't even nauseous this morning.
post #31 of 32
I do SO appreciate all of your suggestions here. I'm definitely buying something lemon tonight when I go shopping....
post #32 of 32
Works:
*sticking my face in a ziploc with a lemon slice in it
*eating a deli pickle 10 minutes before i eat ANYTHING, breakfast, lunch or dinner
*thinking about KFC mashed potatoes. i can't bring myself to actually go or eat them, but just the thought helps.

Does not work.
*crackers
*candy
*tea
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