Join Date: May 2003
Location: In the mountains of madness
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I also have the all-day, never-throwing-up nausea. Sometimes I wish I could just do it - there is this fantasy that it will make me feel better. (I know it's not true.)
Mornings are a horror for me. I discovered that the nausea really peaks as soon as I eat something. Or drink something. This morning I took a big gulp of water while still in bed because I was parched. IMMEDIATE URGENT WAVES of NAUSEA - I had to go into the bathroom and hang my head over the toilet for a long time, which is pretty unusual. The other day, in contrast, I very deliberately did not eat or drink anything until I had been up for several hours. I was starving by then (and finally broke down and slowly ate half an avocado) but I never did feel quite as bad that day.
I too find gummi bears helpful. I was craving both them and Skittles, and a few in my mouth will somehow displace/ward off all the yucky, sick-making smells and tastes besetting me from all sides.
I can't drink coffee or tea, and I miss the ritual/comfort - especially first thing in the morning. I've found that I can stomach green tea (genmai cha) and its blandness helps calm me. Beverages in general make me feel soooo ill - and yet I am trying to avoid what happened to me last time: I was so dehydrated - could NOT stomach any liquids - that I ended up getting a raging bladder infection and had to take two rounds of antibiotic because it was so strong (none of my home remedies helped. It was my first bladder infection in about 20 years).
I am craving Diet Coke (?!) - my tummy thinks it might make me feel better - but haven't given in to the temptation yet. Orangina goes down OK; everything else is anathema.
One of the most maddening things about morning sickness IMO is that I'm constantly terrorized by foods and food smells yet I'm also constantly fantasizing about food. It's such a tight-rope walk finding something palatable to eat. Or finally settling on just the right thing to eat, then getting it only to discover that, NO no no no nonono! - I can't eat that at all.
Last pregnancy I ate a ton of donuts, pancakes, french toast and vanilla ice cream in my first trimester - it was all I could stand - and promptly gained 20 lbs. by week 16!