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I so wish I had normal morning sickness that just went away. With my 2 other children I had the exact same thing. I feel sorta sick all day and for the whole pregnancy. I usually feel better around dinner time. Great, just in time for me to go to bed. What can I do? It's really hard to describe. I get hungry and can eat but I just feel icky. I tried stopping everything I was taking and that did not good. The only thing that sometimes helps is lemon juice in water. What else can I do? I am 10 weeks.<br><br>
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Hey Sandy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'm in your boat, a week behind you. Well okay, not exactly your boat because mine does abate in the second trimester, but the only thing that renders me functional is protein. I notice caffeine helps a little, but it's not exactly the best thing for baby, so take that FWIW.<br><br>
Sometimes I just have to get off my duff and doing something makes me feel a little better, but not good by any means. Taking baths helps (but as you can see in another thread it doesn't help everyone). It's just an hour by hour thing for me, and quite unpredictable. I haven't thrown up yet, but that doesn't mean I'm not miserable all day long.<br><br>
((hugs)) to you.<br><br>
ETA: If you can stomach ginger, that can help a little bit, too--ginger snaps, ginger tea, ginger brew..This is the first pregnancy I can stomach ginger.
 

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You know, I have noticed protein does help a little. Any suggestions for protein snacks? What do you eat? I am trying to keep a really high protein diet anyway due to hbp.
 

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I second the protein and have also found the the occasional bit o caffeine helps (yes, my midwife knows <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )...<br><br>
For protein I like keeping soy yogurt on hand, raw nuts, high protein cereal, pb and celery sticks (mmm, needs some now), oh and veggie corn dogs. But again those are just because I don't eat meat...
 

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Well my first two you may not like because they're high in sodium--I get the Black Forest ham slices from Costco, and also Tysons chicken patties. I eat 1.5 eggs first thing in the morning (leaving out second yolk). I sip Bolthouse Farms mocha protein drink throughout the day. I have a big bag of almonds, brazil nuts, and pecans with some dried fruit to help me get that down. I don't tolerate the nuts as well as I did a few weeks ago. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: I've tried Cliff Bars and they're tasty but I have to eat them veerrrryyy slowly because they're just strong tasting to me...very rich. Keeping cooked pasta on hand helps..whole wheat I think has more protein (?) I have Morningstar Farms veggie dogs--each has 11 grams of protein. Cooked tofu with soy sauce goes down easy...wish I weren't out of soy sauce. You can see I have a very salty palate. Sunflower seeds in the shell are good--the saltiness helps with the nausea and it's just a steady stream of little seeds going down (i.e. not overwhelming). If I'm desperate I'll do cheddar cheese, but I don't tolerate dairy very well (I do not know why I tolerate the mocha drink...miracles happen). I also have frozen bean and cheese burritos on hand. Each has 10g. If you can stomach it--Campbells plain green split pea soup does me wonders. I'm not too keen on the smell, but there's 9g in a serving and there are 2.5 servings percan...you'll get way more than 9g in a good sized bowl (consumed slowly, of course)<br><br>
Everything I eat takes me forever and it can take me 45 minutes-an hour to down a chicken patty...but the slow stream of food seems to help. When I'm reaaally in a bind and have to wait for food to cook, I'll eat a few bites of watermelon, take a swig of the mocha drink, and maybe suck on a couple of ginger snaps (not the cookie kind) to hold me over.<br><br>
It's truly an hour to hour battle now.
 

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I have the crappy, nauseated, exhausted all day feelings too. Are you taking B-6?<br><br>
It takes me a long time to eat anything because I have to nibble. I have such strong food aversions and the feeling that I am going to vomit any second.<br><br>
I need high protein too, AND you should be getting complex carbs like potatoes and sweet potatoes. Easier said, than done.<br><br>
But protein and me.. we gots some problems, ya hear? The LAST thing I want is proteins! I am trying cottage cheese, milk, cheese slices (the real stuff), clam chowder or other higher protein and potatoe soups, beans, nuts, meats, soy dogs, smoothies, Kellogs K2o water, protein bars, peanut butter, etc...<br><br>
Anything I can get to go down and stay down. I can have one of those one day and then nearly vomit with one bite the next day. I am SO tired of this!
 

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Me too! Me too! I'm hoping this will go away soon! This is the 2nd time I've heard of B-6 vitamin, I think I'm going to look into this.
 

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This is me too... I'm taking notes on what the other ladies suggested for you. I'm usually fine in the mornings and then nauseous from like 10am and on.
 

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I was doing B-6 but read that you have to accompany it with either calcium or magnesium and the combination just...made it worse for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'm not swallowing anything I don't have to and it's hard just getting my probiotic down everyday.
 

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i am here...i'm almost 8 wks. i was up at 4 am b/c i couldn't sleep...so queasy and just icky. it's like the flu, only you know it'll take WEEKS to go away. i've tried all the protein, the vit b6 (must take w/vit c according to my nurse), ginger EVERYTHING (and now i urp at the smell), i've tried little nibbles all day, 3 small meals and 3 small snacks, preggie pops, sour candy...i'm desperate to feel even some relief. i've FINALLY got an appt. tomorrow and am going to consult my nurse about the sepia and ask for a script. i took some benadryl the other night b/c i was in tears and so very very sick that i couldn't lift my head.<br><br>
i am hoping that this ebbs by wk 13...it was then that i felt 'okay' during my last pg...
 

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Yup, me too and I was this way with the other two kiddos as well. For me, not much worked. I nibble all day, lots of protien, etc. I do have to say, I have started to feel better with this pregnancy, and I am a little over 12 weeks. So maybe time will help you!
 

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I'll join. I'm about 8 weeks, and have pretty much felt like crap each day, all day long. About a week ago I started having some times during the day when I didn't feel lousy all day long, and that felt nice! On the rare occassion that I can nap (hA!), I feel like it helps me feel better. I have been trying to force my fruits and vegs. in, but the rest of the time I really just want white stuff (crackers, pasta, bland ).<br><br>
Mosty, I feel bad for my 5 year old DD who is used to me playing with her attentively -- I just barely have the energy to keep it together. I feel like a lousy mom, so I hope this passes soon! When I was pg. with her I felt sick<br>
pretty much every day for 9 months. bluck.
 

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Same boat. With DS, I'm pretty sure it abated by now (9w), or at least 12 weeks. I'm so much more touchy this time! I've only actually thrown up a couple times, but most days I just feel like anything could send me running to the throne.<br><br>
There's a lot to be said for CONSTANTLY eating. Just a few bites at a time all day (of whatever the fancy of the moment is) will do me much better than a big meal.
 

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I was like that, too, and still am once in awhile. I'm 12 weeks now and doing much better, way more good days than bad!<br><br>
I'll just echo ComfyCozy and say that lots of protein and complex carbs all day long is what seemed to help me.<br><br>
I hope you all are feeling better SOON! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I am so tired of trying to feed myself. Nothing sounds or looks good and I am going to hurl if I try any of it. I am TRYING to get protein in and what-not, but I end up taking in more fruit than anything. I thought I'd gained about 3 pounds total, but looks like I have lost 1.5 of that again. Seems like all I do is eat, but must be I am eating often but not actually as much as I thought I was.
 

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Wow. I drank a few sips of DH's coffee this morning...and my hideous nausea which I was sure was going to send me running for the throne just went away. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jaw2"><br><br>
I sent him out to get me ground coffee. Time to take it up again. A sip here and there could maybe carry me through the days. I'm so ready to feel human again! No more sliced ham and split pea soup!
 

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i thought that the motion sickness bands were my cure, but it seems like i just had a few good days. too bad- back to being sick.<br><br>
getting out of the house seems to help me too, but unless i have to be somewhere, i have trouble getting everything together. silly, since it might help. of course sometimes i just find myself dry heaving in a parking lot or running up the stairs as soon as i get home.<br><br>
protiens do seem to help and when i can eat, meat is my choice. the problem is the word "when"<br><br>
i can't wait till we are onto the prettier side of pregnancy. you know, the part with heartburn and restless nights b/c of back and leg and belly problems. just joking, but i did really enjoy the second trimester last time and most of the third (till they mis-measured the baby and put me on bed rest) and i am so looking forward to eating and feeling like i am taking care of myself and new baby!!!!!! it feels so far away.....<br>
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They have done that for me in all 4 pregnancies (maybe just the last three, I can't remember if I had them for the first). They work SO well for 3-4 days and then they just fade into the background. I am assuming it's a physiological thing - we just override the pressure pooint if it's being used all the time I guess.<br><br>
I still use them now, but I wait until evenings when I am the worst. Seems like they give some relief then.
 

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You all hit the nail on the head. I have had a hard time explaining to DH how I feel. I am EXHAUSTED first and foremost. I had no barfing for 4 days but this morning I had some dry heaving- the kind that makes it hard to breathe. *sigh* All day since then all I can stomach is bread. I had three hunks of ciabatta for dinner. I may try to get down some applesauce or something afterwards... we'll see how that goes. I am not feeling barfy at all- just queasy and nauseous, if that makes any sense. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/crap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crap">
 

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this is me to a T. nothing helps. i feel better <i>while</i> i'm eating, but i feel bad again only about 20 minutes later. i'm definitely tired of having to think about my stomach and food 24-7. i feel sort of demoralized, which is weird. i just take such pleasure in cooking and healthy food normally that this is taking a weird emotional toll i didn't expect. i always assumed i would LOVE pregnancy, but i guess i wasn't thinking about the first trimester!<br><br>
the last thing i want is protein too, but i've been doing a decent amount of dairy.
 
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