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Here we freaking go. The crippling nausea that will be with me for almost the next year. Here it goes.<br><br><br><br>
Somebody make it stop. I HATE feeling like I'm sitting on the edge of my chair about to vomit at any second, and it never comes.<br><br>
I'd rather just vomit and get it over with so I can feel better.<br><br>
What can I do? Last pregnancy I took some medicine, it started with a Z, it worked about half the time.<br><br>
(Oh god, please don't talk to me bout ginger. I ate ginger snaps and ginger ale so much last time, that I STILL can't stand ginger.)
 

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Though I'm not pregnant now, I have vivid memories...<br><br>
I won't mention the "g" word, because I don't really like it, and didn't use it.<br><br>
What did help was Seabands (well okay, several friends used them and swear by them, I never did use them).<br><br>
For me, it was Lemon Drops (the candy, not the drink <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">) and Gatorade.<br><br>
Hopefully you can get some more Zofran if it gets too awfully bad.
 

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I'm sorry... pregnancy nausea is just horrible, isn't it?! What helped me most was eating protein in the morning, EARLY, like as soon as I got out of bed. Get up, head to the kitchen and make yourself bacon and eggs, or have a peanut butter sandwich, or whatever kind of protein makes you happy. (Better yet, get someone else to cook it for you...). Don't delay, because believe me, the thought of facing food becomes exponentially less appealing the longer you wait.<br><br>
I never found a 'magic cure'--and I tried the 'g' word--but the protein thing really helped. I felt so much worse on the days I couldn't be bothered eating as soon as I got up! Worth a shot, anyway?
 

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Ohhh seabands worked for me for awhile... And I'm not in the states but we have Diclectin (I know it's banned down there) however you can make your own coupling.. I can't remember what they are tho. I sure someone on here has the answer.<br><br>
from what I've read Zofran is ok and expensive but the diclectin (or substitue) is better health wise and less expensive? Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. It's late and I'm tired<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Well, the only thing that worked for me is diclectin. I tried B6, I tried ginger, but it was basically 24 hour nausea, without ever actually throwing up, which sounds a lot like what you have! It's too bad they don't prescribe diclectin in the US. Honestly, I felt better with the first dose. Isn't there an OTC equivalent, if you combine B6 and something else? Found it--<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unisom" target="_blank">Unisom</a>--the tablets, not the gel caps. Diclectin is just <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diclectin" target="_blank">doxylamine succinate</a> (the ingredient in the tablet form of Unisom) and B6. I have a friend in the US who took Unisom and B6 and found that it helped her as much as diclectin helped me, since it was basically the same thing.
 

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Unisom, eh? I'll pick some up today and some vitamin b6. I had never even heard of that before.<br><br>
Yeah, I used to take zofran, my midwife prescribed it for me, i think it kept me from actually throwing up half the time, but did nothing for the feeling of nausea, I don't think. Work was torture.<br><br>
I remember how getting up in the morning and getting ready (to go anywhere) made me so ill. (Rather than just sleeping and getting up when my body told me to...I never got all that sick on the days that I didn't have to be anywhere...) And all day, I'm "supposed" to be answering phones, but instead I would spend 30 mins at a time hanging by the bathroom because I thought I was going to be ill. It was horrible.<br><br>
At least this time I get to stay at home.
 

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I feel your nausea! Hang in there, mama. It is MISERABLE, and so many people just don't understand how debilitating it can be.<br><br>
Mine graduated to full-blown hyperemesis gravidurm (sp?).... I'm down 30 pounds so far..... I'm not sure if you've ever been at that point. I found a lot of comfort at <a href="http://www.helpher.org" target="_blank">www.helpher.org</a>.
 

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Wow, I remember losing weight last time. I remember my midwife telling me, "Honey PLEAAAASE EAT. You need to gain weight. Follow your cravings!"<br><br>
But I don't remember losing <i>that</i> much weight. Man, that sounds pretty horrible. I did have nausea from beginning all the way up to the day I delivered, though.
 

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I remember that last time the Unisom/B6 combo helped *immensely*.<br><br>
Do you have a compounding pharmacy nearby? Ours has a m/s medicine that you can ask your OB/midwife for. IIRC it has the doxylamine and some other good stuff in it (including the "g"). I'm thinking I may try it soon - I'm just over 5 weeks and I'm starting to feel a little...well, you know.
 

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I tried zofran and found that it did very little for nausea, perhaps it helped some for the vomiting. I pretty much tried every available medication and natural remedy and got little relief. What helped the most was, oddly, food! I tried my hardest to eat and I had to eat constantly. I had severe HG and at my worst I couldn't eat or drink anything at all, but once I got a little better I used food as my medication.<br><br>
All the best to you in your pregnancy!
 
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