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I'm @ 10 1/2 weeks pregnant and my morning sickness has increased dramatically. I'm throwing up everything I eat. Is it normal for things to "pick up" at this point in my first trimester? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:<br><br>
Also, does anyone have any suggestions on what to do to lessen the symptoms. I'm miserable right now..<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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All I can say is, Sh*t, you too, huh? I am 11 weeks today, and on Friday was my worst throwing up day yet. I have been queasy and sometimes pukey on and off for 5 weeks, but it's really picked up for me this weekend, too. I am so sorry to hear you're feeling rotten like I am. I have no advice but will be reading this thread to see if anyone offers us any!<br><br>
BTW- you are welcome to join us on the April Mamas thread. There's a pretty big group, and we're quite chatty over there.
 

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There must have been some hormone increasing vibes going around over the weekend <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> I have another pregnant friend who was really sick as well.<br><br>
Thanks for the invite! I hadn't noticed the April Mama's thread, but I will have to come on over..<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yeah, it's normal. Morning sickness tends to peak at around 9 weeks or so so yours is probably just peaking. The good news is that it usually starts to decrease shortly after it peaks. Of course, there are the unluckly few who stay sick their entire pregnancy but that is (thankfully) rare.<br><br>
Are you looking for herbal or homeopathic remedies or are you willing to take something OTC? The only thing that worked for me (mine lasted 20 weeks) was an OTC remedy but I won't go into it if you're not interested.<br><br>
{{{hugs}}} m/s is the pits.<br><br>
Amy
 

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I feel your pain, mama! With my 2nd son, I literally had puking m/s my entire pg!! It was awful, and I actually forgot what it felt like to feel normal, ya know, not nauseaus and yacking every five minutes, ugh! You could try drinking some ginger ale to settle your tummy and eat plain crackers like saltines w/out salt before you ever get out of bed in the am. Don't rush around to do anything, ever. Um, avoid caffiene entirely (not even a 4 oz cup in the am). Avoid heavy foods. Try those motion sickness wrist bands...I always forget what they are called...seabands or something like that. I can't even remember what else, but I'm sure it will come to me if I keep feeling like this!<br><br>
I'm only about 4 wks and I'm already huggin the toilet....NOT impressed, not at all! That is actually how my day started today, lovely. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:
 

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Thanks for the suggestions all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I'm not opposed to using OTC rememdies on occasion. I can't imagine that walking around in a constant state of dehydration is very healthy anyway! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">
 

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Ok then, Unisom with b6 saved my sanity. Unisom is one of the safest OTC medicines a pregnant woman can take. My midwife recommended 1/2 pill in the morning and 1/2 at night but I only needed to take the 1/2 at night to feel about 50% better. It stopped me from puking 10 times a day down to maybe once or twice and it cut my nausea big time. I think if I could have stayed awake after taking the morning dose I would have been even better but it made me too sleepy.<br><br>
HTH,
 

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Here are some suggestions that helped me a lot with mornign sickness:<br><br>
Pure Peppermint Essential Oil (aromatherapy)- put a few drops on cloth and sniff repeatedly. Can be bought in natural foods store for about 10 bucks. Can also be used in bath.<br><br>
Cut out sweets - I know this is hard but I stopped eating all sugar during pregnancy and had no further nausea. In fact I remember just smelling some cookies once made me ill.<br><br>
Raspberry leaf tea - every day all day<br><br>
Eat small portions of food all day long, never get hungry, if you are like me, it is when you are hungry that you get nauseous. Have some crackers, nuts or seeds or something even by your bedside.<br><br>
Hope you are feeling better soon!!!<br><br>
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LIke Sheena, the OTC med that works best for me is the unisom (doxylamine succinate 25 mg... there's a generic). My midwife also suggests 1/2 pill up to 3x day if needed. I need all 3 doses most days. Other than being tired, it relieves almost all my nausea, and I rarely vomit (from 6-10x day hyperemesis).<br><br>
Last preg I was on Composine, then Phenergan, then finally Zofran, and the Unisom remedy certainly worked the best for me. I did try all the homeopathic/general recommendations first before resorting to the meds, but after winding up on an IV for dehydration a few times with the first preg, I quickly gave in to the meds.<br><br>
I'm on week 14 or 15 now and still need the unisom, but my food and smell aversions are mostly gone and I feel close to normal (albeit tired). THis remedy is marketed in canada as a 'morning sickness' remedy though I forget the brand name it's sold under. It's been used for many years without incidence.<br><br>
Sipping tea through out the day helps me too. Otherwise I get really thirsty and chug a glass of something, and promptly throw it up again. Brothy soups appealed to me a lot too, and I always gave into whatever craving I had, no matter how gross it was. Something is better than nothing, I thought.<br><br>
I hope you feel better soon, regardless of what you try!!
 

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i had fairly bad morning sickness with both pregnancies (week 7-14 and more throwing up with dd, but lasted longer this time...week 7-18 or so, but less throwing up).<br><br>
i did saltines first thing in the morning. lots of raspberry leaf tea with chunks of ginger thrown in. peppermint essential oil on my wrists. sea bands on both wrists. tried to get plenty of rest and keep hydrated...and tried as best i could to keep my stress level to a minimum. b complex vitamin also helps (if you can keep it down). if you can't keep your prenatal down, try eating total cereal at some point in the day when your stomach is doing okay.
 
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