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So after a smooth 7.5 weeks last Thursday BAM! Major nausea- constantly feeling like I will throw up but being unable to do so. (I naturally have an inability to regurgutate.) I did notice something that helped a little bit- Trader Joe's fiber O's (like Cheerios) which end up making me feel bloated. The problem is I can not stop eating- the minute I stop eating the nausea comes back? This only seems to work with carbs. What is that all about? When I eat anything else my stomach seems to turn into a vat of acid. I am worried I am not getting enough protein b/c of it. I just bought some Ultra Tums, but is that safe can you take too much?<br><br>
So today- the insanity of it all just got to me- only 4 days into it- and I lost it and binged on things that I thought would "comfort" me (i.e. tons of chocolate, chips, cookies -just crap) ironically enough b/c I started feeling depressed about the fact that I was hopelessly going to gain 50 pounds during the first trimester alone just to be able to bear with the nausea.<br><br>
Having said all that- all I can say is help! I have to move past today's binge- I know that- but this insesant nausea and vat of acid in my stomach AND my inability to actually throw up is driving me crazy!<br><br>
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ouch you poor thing. nausea is the worst. i am coming up on 7 weeks all day every day of nausea and it is killing me. or that is what it feels like. so i have had it really badly since my 5th week - escalating until last week and i think it is levelling out.. i hope..<br><br>
carbs are the thing that has been most popular with me too - just this last week i started getting back into being able to eat a bit of protein (meat or cheese - actually just typing meat or cheese makes me feel sick..) and some vegetables.. potatoes are good - especially if you can eat the skins.. also, bagels with cr. cheese. and crackers crackers crackers. oh and ginger snaps have been really great - good for nausea.. good to snack on first thing i found.<br><br>
i have been worried about getting enough nutrients but my doc and the books all say not to worry too much about that when you are super nauseous in the first trimester. just focus on getting some food - any food - into you so that you can function. the baby will take what it needs from your body one way or another.<br><br>
and take supplements if you can. my doc suggested a protein powder supplement but i haven't found one without dairy (lactose intolerant here) but maybe you can try that? smoothies are a good way to get nutrients. my doctor keeps screaming BANANAS in my face. but i can't deal with them straight up quite yet.<br><br>
also, as for the acid - have you tried papaya enzymes? they are really good for digestion and i find they help with acid reflux problems at least a little and aren't as chemically as tums or other antacids. though my doc said tums are ok to take. as is papaya.<br><br>
hope you are feeling a little better soon, but if not just try to take it one day at a time? it isn't the greatest motto but it is the only way i have been able to get through intense nausea. not thinking too much about how long it might go on. hope i gave you some ideas with all my rattling on.. good luck!
 

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Yay! Just hearing other people with the same dilema makes me feel better or at least not alone. I am already 60 pounds overweight so the carb eating was depressing me- especially when I felt I was doing so well those first 7 weeks mainly eating veggies and lean meats. But yes the first thing that made me feel better was a bagel and cream cheese. *sigh* I think the best thing I can do is try my best to stick to the healthier carbs like potatoes and high fiber stuff. (Not beans though- that started the acid cycle today) and stay away from the refined and junky stuff. I have been taking a digestive enzyme in the evening to help me sleep better- but I may go ahead and buy some papaya enzymes to take through out the day.<br>
I have a protein power drink I buy from my chiropractor that I think is amazing that is non-dairy and gluten free (my stomach is gluten sensitive- that is why all the fiber oats I am taking is causing other issues in my stomach). But I will bring it to the Doctor's office first and ask my doctor before letting you know what it is. If you hear of a good supplement let me know as well. Other than that I guess I should do my best to stick the healthy stuff- regardless how unappetizing anything everything is at the moment.<br><br>
Stress at work is not really helping my acid, emotional eating issue either. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Keep the stories and suggestions and thoughts coming.
 

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Cheese crackers (organic version of Cheese-its) have been my "safe" food this time around.<br><br>
If you nausea is really bad, you might try acupuncture. Be sure you tell the practitioner you are pregnant as there are many "forbidden points" during pg! But I had one session and my nausea was reduced and has not gone back to the same level.<br><br>
Traditionally, acupuncture is ideally given once per month (possibly starting only after week 12) until the final month, then weekly before delivery. My acupuncturist says it is even more important for a woman to have it after delivery as it will quickly re-balance the hormones of a post-partum woman, helping to avoid pp-depression and other ills.<br><br>
I hope everyone knows that having acupuncture (plus moxa) at the right time will turn most breech babies, too! I would suppose even a person afraid of needles would find acupuncture less scary than a C-section. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Have I mentioned that I've had such a tremendous experience with acupuncture this year that I'm now beginning my pre-req's to enroll in an acupuncture program? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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I am so sick. I have been taking ginger tablets after every "meal". It seems to help. Also I am getting immediate relief from the nausea with homeopathic remedies nux vomica and sepia. THey dont last long, but long enough so I can lay down or relax instead of just walking in circles in the bathroom debating whether or not I am going to throw up. I feel nauseas whether I eat or dont eat, so I pretty much try to keep something in my stomach. I threw up cheerios this morning right after i ate them . soo gross. I am pretty muhc having all day sickness as well. I cant eat any vegetables and I am constipated and bloated. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: I have tried the B6, but not sure if it works for me. good luck to everyone who is sick, I know we will make it out alive. or at least one can hope.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 
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