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I know I'll feel better when I eat more, but I look at food and I feel so nauseous....I just can't do it, but then I feel worse for not eating.<br><br>
Please give me some tips!
 

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Try a broth based soup. That's what worked best for me. It was enough like drinking hot tea that I could stomach it. Chicken noodle worked for me I could drink all the broth and even some of the noodle, veggies, and chicken chunks.<br><br>
You really will feel better if you can eat a little. Try not to let yourself start feeling sick. Try to eat before you start feeling it.<br><br>
Hang in there. It does get better.
 

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When I had m/s during my 1st pregnancy, I would eat while not paying attention to eating...so, at my desk at work, in front of the tv, or while driving (my personal favorite). Good luck, I know how bad it can be...not looking forward to that part of this pregnancy.
 

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Have you tried anything like ginger or B-6 and Unisom? At the point where the nausea is interfering with your ability to eat and drink properly, then you need to find something to help reduce or eliminate it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
There are some natural or OTC things available and there are medications if those don't help. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
many people also get help from Milk Thistle Seed or Seabands, naturally speaking.
 

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thanks everyone for your tips.<br><br><br>
I should try seabands and milk thistle. I've tried unisom/b6 and I'm currently on dissolvable zofran.<br><br>
I have a few good hours here and there, but I've never noticed a connection between what I've taken and how I feel. Does that make sense?<br><br>
I felt ok on Tuesday afternoon, but hadn't taken a zofran since Sunday. I did take a unisom monday night, but I think it was out of my system by the next day.<br><br><br>
I appreciate all your help---please keep it coming!!! I'm staring at an egg sandwich right now. I MUST eat it or I won't make it all night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:
 

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I don't <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
I feel your pain mama!!<br><br>
Hopefully it will get better for you! SOON
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
there is a zofran pump if the oral doesn't do it for you. That and some home IV infusion could really help. If you are dehydrated nothing will ultimately help. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
Also, don't be afraid to eat <i>whatever</i> will go down.
 

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I found the hardest part was *thinking* about food. If I had to think about it, I couldn't eat it. If I notified DH that I needed to eat and he needed to just put food in front of me, then I could eat (because the food was there before I started thinking about it).<br><br>
If you're having to put your food together, or even order it, or whatever, then it may be harder to eat by the time you get it. Can someone else basically feed you? Maybe once a day at least?
 

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I don't. I skipped dinner for almost two months. I think unless you were really underweight to start with you will probably be okay on subsistance foods for a while.<br><br>
Can you eat fruit? I could eat fruit: strawberries, apples, watermelon, even when I was semi-nauseous.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't. I skipped dinner for almost two months. I think unless you were really underweight to start with you will probably be okay on subsistance foods for a while.<br></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: My midwife wasn't worried about my weight loss because I am a VERY fluffy mama to begin with! But the not wanting food and not being able to keep food down is SOOO horrible!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I had HG with 2 of my pregnancies.<br><br>
One thing I learned with the Zofran was to take it regularly even if I was feeling 'ok' If I let myself get feel sick before I took it, it wouldn't help.<br><br>
Try everything. One thing I could eat was peanut butter, so I ate that a lot. The other was cheese. Protein seemed to help. Also not letting myself get hungry (I know not possible all the time) helped a bit too. A couple bites here and there is better than nothing. There was a time I couldn't even drink water, so I know how bad it can get.<br><br>
I never worried about what I was eating or what I wasn't, even if it was crappy food (McD's breakfast sandwhiches were sometimes ok) or sweet stuff. If I could choke it down I would. I did a lot of the Carnation Instant Breakfast too, yeah it has a lot of sugar but it was something.<br><br>
I lost 10 pounds with DS#2 (I wasn't underweight, but right where I should have been) and almost 8 this time around. Both times I gained it back and then some.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> again, hang in there mama
 

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ITA Amy, definitely take it regularly. and eat what you can.<br><br>
this time I've had to abandon my strict vegetarian (vegan) diet because mostly all that will go in is dairy. milk, yogurt, sour cream, etc. Oh well, this too shall pass!<br><br>
if you don't eat, you risk developing ketones which will only worsen the nausea.
 

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I had horrid nausea and vomitting the first trimester of this pregnancy, and the only things I could handle were saltine crackers in the morning, even before getting out of bed, and later on, plain rice. I stayed away from everything rich and flavorful. I ate lots of baked potatoes, rice, a little bit of chicken if I could stomach it, and some cream soda with the fizziness stirred out of it. That's how I survived for a few weeks. After a while, I got a bit better at finding stuff my body wouldn't outright reject, like tofu, bananas and oatmeal.<br><br>
Definitely stay away from fried stuff and don't watch commercials about food while you eat! I don't know why but seeing people eat or seeing food advertized on tv made me 3 times more nauseous!
 

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I am having a hard time with this as well. In my first pg i was constantly sick, and often felt worse after eating. I lost 13 lbs in 1st tri. This pg i haven't gotten the nausea as much, as just no appetite and general food aversions. I have also felt no energy to cook. I have already lost 2 lbs.<br><br>
But if my Dh cooks i tend to eat, kind of cause he makes me, but it also tastes so good. I have no idea why.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I found the hardest part was *thinking* about food. If I had to think about it, I couldn't eat it. If I notified DH that I needed to eat and he needed to just put food in front of me, then I could eat (because the food was there before I started thinking about it).<br><br>
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This is how it is for me too. If I *think* about eating something, forget it. Smell it, forget it. Even if I have to cook it - forget it! But if it's thrown down in front of me or if I block it out of my mind and just open my piehole, it *usually* works.<br><br>
That being said, once I actually get something down, it's gets easier to eat. Almost like I have to prime my tummy! Peppermint tea really seems to help me, as well as icy cold Coca-Cola. Not the best thing but if it works, hey...
 
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