Post # 1
I’m on week nine of my pregnancy. My husband was taking care of my meals, but he’s away on business. I feel like my vomiting is getting worse with each passing day. I couldn’t keep water down today. My saltines came back up. I’m low on ideas and energy. I’m not really inviting a bunch of food suggestions (because discussing food turns my stomach). But I yearn for relief.
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
I feel your pain. I’m 33 weeks, and I’ve just now started only throwing up 1-2 times a week. It was unbearable for the first 26 or so weeks, and I took Zofran so I could exist without vomiting (much). I tried all the tricks, and nothing worked for me– I’m sure you’ve tried them, too.
I hope it ends for you soon. It is no fun at all.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@oldmatron: A big study came out today showing that there were no discernable side effects from using the anti-nausea medication metoclopramide. http://www.webmd.com/baby/news/20131015/popular-morning-sickness-drug-safe-in-pregnancy-study-finds If you need relief, ask your doctor for it. Zofran is also considered safe (I lived by it during my pregnancy.) http://bfflco.com/top-nausea-medication-believed-safe-for-pregnant-women/
Post # 5
@oldmatron: maybe talk to your doc about meds? That seems quite excessive
Post # 6
@oldmatron: I’ve had a lot of nausea, but no vomiting *knock on wood* I’m 9+1 today. What you’re dealing with sounds awfully excessive hon, you should talk to your doctor and get some Zofran or something for some relief. I hope you feel better!
Post # 7
@oldmatron: You should be asking your doctor, especially if you can’t keep anything down.
If you want to talk to ANYONE in the WB community about MS, get in contact with OldMrsMcDonald (hopefully she won’t mind me suggesting her as a good resource). She posts a fair amount in the April Mama’s board, but she has had a hell of a time with MS, and she can help you with what worked for her and what didn’t.
I feel so bad for you gals. I can’t imagine what you are going through.
Post # 8
Medication has been the ONLY thing to even remotely make me feel human. I highly suggest you talk to your doc. I’m currently 16 weeks and still having issues…on the water thing I’ve actually found that it’s a huge problem for me to only drink water, it stays down for about 2 seconds even when I take my meds so I can never drink it alone, I always have to make sure I’m eating something when I drink water. Your doctor should be able to help you find something that will help alleviate some of the issues, at the very least making him or her aware of your issues is important.
Post # 9
I swore by exercise. I woke up every moring, threw up, and dragged my miserable self to the gym. Then I got two blissful, nausea-free hours after leaving the gym!
I also at a LOT of high-protein foods (like PB+J). That helped!
Post # 10
I’m in the same boat. I’m 8 weeks today and been miserable for weeks. My stomach is constantly rolling, my mouth constantly have a puke taste, and the room is constantly spinning. It’s even worse at night when I lay down. I’m completely miserable.
My doctor prescribed something very strong (that several friends swore by) but my pharmacist said I definitely shouldn’t be taking it but to try zofran. If I close my eyes ever I feel like the room is spinning and that makes the nausea even worse. my DD is 4 and it was this bad with her also, for a long long time. I guess I wanted another baby so badly I forgot the misery from last time!
Post # 11
Unisom and B6 has been a lifesaver. I still have nausea 24/7 but it helps me function and keep my head out of the toilet. If I dont take it I can barely hold anything down. Now I only throw up 1-2 times per day. Still no appetite, but I am trying. Morning sickness is no joke. Take care! I feel your pain!
Post # 12
@megz06: YES, I am the resident MS expert, though I am still sick and miserable myself.
Zofran = amazing, but made me wicked constipated, so I had to stop.
Ginger supplement = didn’t do anything
Diclegis (prescription version of Unisom + B6) = meh. I’m still taking it, but I’d say it only produces around a 25-30% reduction in my symptoms.
What has worked for me the most is eating when I have an intense craving for something– that usually stays down. Chewing gum and sucking on candy (peppermints, citrus drops, ginger candy) helps in immediate situations. Not getting too full, and spacing out meals so that I don’t get too hungry helps.
I wish you luck and comiserate with you. I’m 13w today and am really hoping this starts to go away soon. I’ve lost about 12lb so far. It’s miserable.
Post # 13
Have any of you tried sipping Coke or some other dark soda? I’m not suggesting you go crazy, but when Zofran didn’t work for me, my dr suggested sipping a coke, slowly, and it worked, no more vomiting. Given, this was 12 years ago, but I find it still works wonders.
I was constantly nauseous with my first, my second I threw up a lot. I think I lost almost thirty pounds in the first trimester. I gained it all back, but it was pretty rough.
Post # 14
@aithinne: I’m not allowed to have Coke, so I didn’t try it. I think another bee in the April group mentioned sipping a flat coke helped her, though.
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID
@beachbride1216: I take zofran now (I’m not pregnant), but it works great when I’m nauseous. I love it!
Post # 16
@aithinne: doesn’t coke have caffeine? Caffeine can cause a low birth weight.