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so call me a slow learner, but it only took me until my second pregnancy to realize just how awesome ginger tea (well, this happens to be ginger lemon tea) is for my morning sickness!<br><br>
yea sure so are crackers and eating things, but i HATE eating all the time.<br><br>
supposedly peppermint tea helps too, and i'll be trying that tomorrow. or later today, sigh.<br><br>
but yea, what else do you like, mamas?
 

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How timely; it's just hit me. We are so weirdly in sync! Tonight I ate a few crackers and drank ginger ale on the couch while leaving my toddler to eat dinner by herself across the room. Just couldn't take the smell.<br><br>
I'm a crackers kinda girl -- with my first pregnancy I ate a grape every half hour and a cracker every hour. But I was sitting at a desk all day and could pay that much attention. Seems like such a luxury now! These days I just carry them around and munch when I get the urge. It helps a little.<br><br>
I did some research and both ginger and B6 have been shown to have an effect in scientific studies. I picked up some B6 today and will try to get some ginger supplements tomorrow. I'm also thinking of making some candied ginger to munch on.<br><br>
I used Preggy Pops last pregnancy, but I only really liked the mint and ginger flavors; I threw up after one of the other flavors and couldn't really use them after that. Now I'm just going to use mint and ginger candies.<br><br>
Although DD doesn't understand the pregnancy thing, she certainly understands that mommy's tummy doesn't feel good. So she's been trying to take care of me by tucking me in on the couch and "reading" me books. That helps, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Oh, two other things --<br><br>
1 -- I eat anything that sounds appealing. I'm usually a penny-pincher when it comes to food, but that goes out the window. If I'd usually settle for the $4 Caesar salad, but the $7 chicken Caesar sounds good, I'll go for that.<br><br>
2 -- For some reason, I can often tolerate spicy food when nothing else sounds good.
 

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B6 is a miracle worker for me. I was SO sick during my last pregnancy, and I started to feel horrible during this one until I started taking a B6 each morning. I don't know for sure that that's what preventing me from being ill, but I'm not going to stop taking it to find out.
 

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Just a thought...<br><br>
while I don't recommend taking it all the time, Unisom and B6 together work WONDERS, of course, take 1/3 if you can cut it that small (of unisom) and you should be morning sickness free. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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I did ginger mints last time, and that would soothe me for a bit. I also stayed pretty hydrated. But I've never had vomiting, only nausea.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Just a thought...<br><br>
while I don't recommend taking it all the time, Unisom and B6 together work WONDERS, of course, take 1/3 if you can cut it that small (of unisom) and you should be morning sickness free. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"></div>
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What is Unisom? That's actually what my sister, who is a pharmacist, recommended. I've just been taking the B6 and have found that I feel a lot better.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What is Unisom? That's actually what my sister, who is a pharmacist, recommended. I've just been taking the B6 and have found that I feel a lot better.</div>
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Unisom is an over the counter sleep aid medication, which is why I suggested taking only 1/3 of a pill if you can cut it that small. I took a whole one the first time I did this and slept for waaayyyyy too long.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">B6 is a miracle worker for me. I was SO sick during my last pregnancy, and I started to feel horrible during this one until I started taking a B6 each morning. I don't know for sure that that's what preventing me from being ill, but I'm not going to stop taking it to find out.</div>
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B6 is my wonder drug as well. I actually take a B-complex with all the other B vitamins as well, since B12 is great for energy, B9 (folic acid) is a must, and B2 helps my digestion. I take a regular multi vitamin without iron (since iron makes me more nauseous) and the B complex has the extra folic acid I need. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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i was taking a b complex vit. every day pre preg to help make my luteal phase longer. on the back of it it says if nursing or pregnant not to take it so as soon as i got my BFP i quit. if it helps with the morning sickness i would love to start taking it again. what do y'all think?
 

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How much B6 are you all taking? I'm definitely trying that! If anything helps, sign me up! I can't stand the taste of ginger anything.
 

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Most studies I saw had women taking 100 mg of B6, which is one of the pills in my bottle.
 

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my prenatal has 30mg of B-6 in it... but I am sure I get more than enough from food <a href="http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/vitaminb6.asp#h2" target="_blank">http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/vitaminb6.asp#h2</a>
 

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I've also been told that Red Raspberry leaf tea is helpful. But, I don't know if it is more beneficial than Ginger or B6. Does the morning sickness get worse? This is my first time pregnant and at 4 weeks, I have some, but it is completely bareable. Should I prepare for it to get more severe?
 

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sonjuanja, you know, it's hard to say. maybe you will get lucky and it WON'T get any worse. i can't remember if mine got any worse last time or not. i feel like it was always about the same kind of awful <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
and whoot! i've been going to bed early with sir the past two nights, around 8 pm or so, and at least for an hour or so in the morning (until i start to feel tired again, sigh!) i feel great! it's a nice break <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<b>Sonjuanja</b> -- With DD, mine did get worse up until about 6 weeks, then stayed the same for a long time, then slowly tapered off. Doesn't seem like it's doing the same thing this time, though, so just goes to show that everyone and every pregnancy is different. But since it's likely that morning sickness is caused by high levels of HCG, and that keeps going up until leveling out around week 9 (I think)... it very well might get worse before it gets better. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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i'm taking a b-complex too, which does NOT say not to take it during pregnancy. i took it all during TTC instead of just folic acid.<br><br>
it has 50mg of B6, 400mg of B9 (folic acid). and 50mg of B12.<br><br>
i'm pretty much relying on meeting the rest of my nutritional needs with a good diet.<br><br>
** has anyone ever used hemp seed? it's pretty amazing stuff. i'm using it now a few times a week, since i'm cutting down (but not out) meat proteins.
 

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<b>Tenk</b> -- Unisom+B6 did WONDERS for me today! My nurse-husband has been threatening me with IV rehydration if I didn't start eating and drinking again (yesterday I ate rice and lettuce and a few bites of chicken).<br><br>
I'd been doing Unisom+B6 just at night, which made a slight difference. But today I took it morning, mid-afternoon, and night. And I was actually able to eat real food!<br><br>
It made me pretty tired, but it's better than the overwhelming nausea.<br><br>
So thanks for pointing me in that direction!!
 

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Nothing I've tried has <i>ever</i> helped my m/s. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">B6 is a miracle worker for me. I was SO sick during my last pregnancy, and I started to feel horrible during this one until I started taking a B6 each morning. I don't know for sure that that's what preventing me from being ill, but I'm not going to stop taking it to find out.</div>
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Whenever I take b6 I seem to get sicker...anyone else have this problem? DH bought me some 'morning sickness magic' vitamins w/b6, ginger, red raspberry and I think they might be making me feel worse, but it's hard to tell. I'm suposed to take 4 a day and i"m lucky if I get 2, cause if I don't eat a big meal with them they for sure make me sick. I am soooooooo sick and tired of being sick I can hardly take it anymore and to think I have weks and weeks of it to come...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'm really having a hard time coping.<br><br>
Sorry, I just realized that I DDC crashed, I'm technically in the March DDC, but my dd is not until March 24 so, maybe I should be in both??
 
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