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hi there...poping in from June DDC...I just don't think i can take this anymore...and I'm only 6 weeks!!! It's so bad that I can't function...take care of my boys....while i haven't thrown up yet that's just around the corner...I can't believe I haven't yet. What did y'all do? Should I call my ob office and try to get a script? what worked for you? it's just so hard. I want to enjoy this time but can't. Also, we didn't want to tell anyone for a few more weeks...but I don't think I can hide it anymore when I'm feeling like this....
 

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Ginger tabs from Walgreens (nature's bounty) have helped a lot, as do sea bands, the gray wrist bands that have the pressure point for motion sickness. I also took B6 and milk thistle.
 

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I am having a similar experience, although not quite so debilitating. When I feel the worst, I let myself drink a little ginger ale or caffeine free coke--it makes me feel instantly better. I also just try to keep eating throughout the day--this has been somewhat helpful. Mint chocolate chip ice cream also somehow miraculously takes away my nausea at night right before I go to bed. I don't know if the flavor is important or not, but I've found that altoids also help me temporarily--I think peppermint is good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Still, I agree that the constant nausea is discouraging!!
 

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This was me, I finally broke down and had the midwife call me in a script for Zofran, totally was worth it. I could actually function. Then I just used it when I felt the worst and when nothing else seemed to help. Hope you feel better soon.
 

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Lots of Vitamin B complex and SeaBands did wonders for me (at least able to semi function).
 

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a unisom sleep aid tablet before bed, and a b-complex vit. in the morning.<br>
Put 'em together like that and you have an OTC version of an old rx anti-nausea med. and you only need to take it once a day!<br><br>
Got me through the first, and second, tri. <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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I feel your pain- the nausea and vomiting at times have made me want to throw myself off a bridge. Zofran has helped me a lot
 

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Sea bands, ginger tablets, hard sour candies (like lemonheads)<br><br>
There is a pressure point right under your nose for nausea. Take your upper lip and pinch it and hold the pressure for a bit; sometimes the nausea will pass. You might also try not drinking anything with your meals...sometimes the liquid makes it come back up that much faster.<br><br>
I finally gave in and asked for the scrips----I should have asked a lot sooner since I had already lost 8 pounds in one week. But phenergen makes you drowsy and Zofran causes wicked constipation...so beware! That said, I got my life back when I started taking the Zofran.<br><br>
GL! And congrats on the pregnancy!
 

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The only thing that has worked for me has been Zofran. I'm 6 months along and still nausaus, Zofran is the only thing that allows me to function.<br><br>
Good luck!! I hope yours passes after the first trimester!!!
 

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A friend of mine who is a nurse advised to try drinking regular Coke! It really worked! I could sip 1 can all day and it kept the nausea away. Luckily, the nausea seemed to pass on its own after the 1st tri.
 

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Thanks so much ladies! I'm going to start with the ginger tabs and sea bands..oh...and I have a 50mg tablets of B6 I will also try. I'm thinking Zofran for a last resort...we'll see!
 

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Hugs mamma. I understand completely. Mine was so bad that I'm sure I was borderline hypermesis. I was starting to sink into a bit of a depression because it was 24/7 with no reprieve.<br><br>
The sea bands worked for me, but only for a few days. Sipping gingerale helped too, but since I can't stand gingerale, I couldn't continue because it was making me gag. Eating helped, for about a half hour which means I was munching all the time and gaining weight. I didn't care. I just wanted to feel better. Sucking on peppermint candies helped too. But nothing really took care of it, only gave me a temporary reprieve (meaning it wasn't debilitating, just there).<br><br>
I made it through w/out meds, but if I had to go through it again, I'd get the meds.
 

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try ginger, milk thistle and dandelion (the specifics of how much are on the HG tribe thread) and if that doesn't work and it gets really bad you can try unisom or a prescription (like phenergen). most morning sickness goes away on it's on. but if it's causing severe weighloss or depriving you of nutrients or makng you nonfuntional, then it's worth getting help over IMO<br><br>
I have HG so I really feel for you. it hits me at 6 week and by 7 I'm bedridden.
 
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