Extreme nausea, 10 weeks

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Hugs. You need to call your doctor for zofran but you can try doing b6 and unisom ( the sleep tabs) in the mean time. I’ve actually weaned myself to just using the unison and b6 and feel significantly better. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Preggie Pops can usually be found at Buy Buy Baby.  My mother also SWORE by sour lemon drop candy to ease her morning sickness.  Also, GinGins are a ginger hard candy that is good for nausea (check with your pharmacy or Whole Foods type place).

Hope you feel better soon!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  I second the Buy Buy Baby location for Preggie Pops. They had a display of them sitting on the desk where started our registry process. I also ordered them on Amazon. I hope you feel better!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Ninteenthchance:  amazon sells preggie pops. Make sure you’re eating a Little constantly. Saltines first thing before I got out of bed helped Me a lot. Sucking on mints helped a little as well. Hope you feel better soon. It’s brutal but it gets better.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Seconding Unisom & B6. That stuff is amazing!! 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Preggie pops did nothing for me, what helped me was #1: zofran, #2: chewing on ice chips, and #3: saltine crackers. It’s still miserable, though, but hang in there! Hopefully you’re about over the worst! 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Ninteenthchance:  The ONLY thing that helped me was exercise. The minute I left the gym I felt like dying–but while I was at the gym I always felt great!

I also lived on Kraft mac+cheese. That helped a little, and was calorie heavy enough that I only lost 7lbs in the first 10 weeks…

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I was vomiting around 6 times a day and nauseous 24/7. I’m at 7.5 weeks. I had to call in twice this week and could only hold down ginger ale and crackers.

I bought some Gin-Gin candies at Whole Foods that helped, but only if I constantly had one in my mouth (like, I ate 3 before 9am).

The next day, my Dr prescribed Zofran and it has SAVED MY LIFE. Seriously, ask for it. I feel 75% better and now am only nauseous when I get too hungry. The only negative side effect I’ve had is constipation, but I’m working on that with prunes and Colace.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

@Ninteenthchance:  I just want to say as someone who was on the larger side when getting pregnant, you should not be trying to lose weight period. It does happen to some in the first trimester (I lost 10 pounds), but I was not hoping to lose weight. Pregnancy is not the time for that.

I did the B6 and unisom route because it helped keep my nausea in check. You need to see a doctor if your nausea is so bad it’s preventing you from eating. You need so many important nutrients in the first trimester, and even with the baby taking what it needs from you, some they can’t get that way (like folic acide), and you need to replenish it through eating and prenatals so that you also stay healthy. It’s important that you talk to your doctore as soon as possible.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yep me too. I’m in my 8th week now and hoping this goes away.  Funny, the ONLY thing I can eat also is Kraft Dinner. 

The preggie pops didn’t help me, crackers, ginger, lemon water, etc etc, I’ve tried everything.  Best thing is to make sure I force myself to eat first thing and every hour.  Once I’m hungry, that is it, I’m out.  And all this even with a perscription for diclectin (B6 and antihistimine).  Without that perscription it was even worse, so I’m grateful for that.

I wish I could try exercise. I feel quite weak. When I think about how all I’ve eaten is kraft dinner for two weeks, I can see why!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I’m 28 weeks and still vomiting. At 7 weeks, I couldn’t take it and called my doctor. Zofran is how I survived. Nothing else worked. I tried ginger everything, eating only bland stuff, etc…  I tried unisom + B6, but it actually made me sick. Even half the unisom dose was too strong for me. I still take a Zofran every now and again. My OB says it’s safe and that it’s important that I’m able to keep nutrition down. 

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

PLEASE don’t try to loose weight right now! Your body and baby need nutritious food for the next 9+ months, don’t try to calorie restrict.

On the worst days, what helped me was sucking on oyster crackers (they did magic saltines never could), ice chips, sweetened iced tea, and sour foods (really sour lemon aide, lemon drops, etc). Try thinking back to the comfort foods of your youth, you have better shot with those than trying something new.

Good luck! Just keep telling yourself that morning sickness is a sign that everything is going well.

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