Post # 1
After my doctor said she couldn’t see me until next week, I broke down and called the nausea hotline (I love that this exists!)
The info is here: http://www.motherisk.org/women/morningSickness.jsp’ defer=’defer. I thought I would post here the advice she gave me in case it helps someone else. Do check with your own doctor or call the hotline though!
So, my situation is 3.5 weeks of constant nausea and vomiting at least once a day and usually two to three times. I’m now at 10 weeks.I thought I was getting better on the weekend and even went a whole 24hours without vomiting but the last few days have been awful. All of this and I’m already on diclectin.
Her main concern was that I am getting dehydrated. Her advice: stay on the diclectin but also take zantac150 a half hour before I eat. And a gravol first thing in the morning to get me through. She said my main problem is likely the acid in my stomach, even if I am not feeling like I have heartburn. The zantac may take a couple of days to really normalize things but should help.
And the normal things plus make sure I eat every hour and that everything I eat must include some protein (even if it is just peanut butter or nutella or cheese). Also try to drink very cold drinks and try popsicles. Somehow I need to work up to 2L a day (so far I’m having a good day if I manage 500ml).
Hoping things get better!
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
Have you tried unisom and B6 yet? I know those were a lifesaver for me during the 1st trimester!
Post # 4
Try 100mg of B6. I swear this is the reason I didn’t get ANY morning sickness. Good luck!
Post # 5
Diclectin is a mixture of B6 and an antihistimine similar to unisom. It helps a little but isn’t helping me as much as others for sure.
Post # 6
That’s awesome advice!
With my morning sickness, the ONLY thing that helped was exercise and Kraft mac+cheese, bizarrely enough!
Post # 7
Sorry you are having such a rough time with this! Jolly ranchers worked wonders for my nausea and were lifesavers at work! However, it sounds like your case is worse so I doubt this will help you. The times I actually threw up I don’t think anything could have stopped it but at least the nauseous periods were lessened.
Post # 8
I had severe nausea and vomiting during my whole pregnancy, which lasted throughout. It was complicated by acid problems. With respect to zantac, it’s not really like a take before you eat drug – I think it works best taken at the same time each day – I took mine exactly 12 hours apart. Drugs like gaviscon work great when you take them before you eat, and the zantac works well in overall diminishment of symptoms. Hope it gets better for you soon!
Post # 9
Just chiming in to say I can comiserate. 9w 5d and sick all. the. time. Vomiting around 4-6 times a day, even with Diclegis (the US version of Diclectin). Zofran is the only thing that helped me, but I had to stop taking it because of a bad side effect.
I’ve been trying to drink as much water, gatorade and ginger ale as I can. Food wise, nothing really is safe, so I’m eating what sounds good– it seems a crapshoot as far as what stays down and what comes back up. Over the weekend, I discovered chewing gum helps A LOT, so I’ve been trying to do that constantly.
Good luck– I hope for both of our sakes (and babies!) that it goes away soon. This is the worst!
Post # 10
@OldMrsMcDonald Hope you get some good days. It is truly awful. I’ve found gum somewhat useful too. Will try some gatorade tonight. Feel free to share any food that you find works. For me, grilled cheese for some reason seems to stay down most of the time.
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
I completely understand your frustration. I’m 30 weeks, and I still throw up. For the first trimester, I threw up at least 3 times a day, and I started zofran. It’s the only thing that helped me. I took it through much of my second trimester. Now I onlly throw up 3-4 times a week. My doctor said the same thing about stomach acid, so I take pepcid, too.
I hope you feel better. It’s so tough to exist when you’re miserable…