Post # 1
This is my first post, and pregnancy, so I need advice! I am 7 1/2 weeks pregnant, and have been experiencing morning sickness for about a week. The two weeks before that I was nauseated, but never got sick. Since Friday, I have gotten sick at least 5 times a day and 90% of the time and cannot keep anything down. I do not have a scale, but everything is fitting a lot looser so I think I have lost anywhere from 5-10 pounds. I try drinking Gatorade, water, Sprite, and Gingerale, but nothing works. I have also tried crackers, toast, plain potato chips, lemons, and whatever sounds good hoping I’ll keep it down, but that doesn’t work either. This is TMI, but when I first found out I was pregnant, I peed constantly, since my morning sickness started, I pee maybe 3-4 times a day. My question is, is this normal? Or is this something I should call my doctor about? Also, what else can I try?
Thank you for all the advice.
Post # 3
Sounds normal to me. Congrats on the pregnancy!
Post # 4
It doesn’t really sound out of the ordinary, but I’m pretty sure there are medications your doctor can prescribe to help with the nausea.
Post # 5
@AlwaysLoverly: I am not pregnant and have not been so yet, but that sounds like it may be excessive. I don’t think it would hurt to make your doctor aware of your concerns and I know there are sometimes meds they can give you to help ease the sickness. Good luck!
Post # 6
Yep, this can happen. Try taking half of a Unisom sleep tab and 50 mg of B6 at night before you go to sleep. This is the only thing that took the edge of my nausea and stopped me from getting sick all the time.
Post # 7
It sounds within a normal range but at that level I would get medication. They should be able to prescribe you something for nausea. You don’t want to end up in the hospital.
Post # 8
@AstoriaK: I was advised no sleeping medications. Did you have any problems with the Unisom?
Post # 9
I have been taking diclectin , and although only on it for a couple of days it has definitely made a difference. Do what you can do…. but yes this does sound normal. My mom ended up having to be hospitalized for a short amount of time when pregnant with me because she was so sick.
Post # 10
I’d call your doctor to see if they can give you something if you can’t keep anything including fluids down. While it’s pretty “normal” MS by the sounds of it, you don’t want to get dehydrated. Hope you start feeling better soon.
Post # 11
@AlwaysLoverly: I would call your doctor about it! Just because something is “normal” doesn’t mean you should have to suffer with it 🙂 They can prescribe you some meds (which are basically the unisom/b6 thing pp mentioned)
I’ve also heard a lot of good things about ginger. Might be worth a look.
When you’re not feeling so sick, come join us on the May board!
Post # 12
@AlwaysLoverly: If you are vomiting to the extent of that amount of weight loss, time for a checkup. Don’t take any medications without your doctor’s approval, especially on the recommendations of strangers over the internet.
Post # 13
Twinsies, except I’m 11w 6d. I’ve been sick like you describe since week 5. I lost 7lbs in 10 days, and I’ve now lost 12 total.
My doctor prescribed Zofran, which was wonderful, however I had to stop taking it after 10 days because of one of the side effects. I’m now on Diclegis, which is mildly helpful, but I still vomit 3-4 times a day and I’m nauseated almost all of the time. I’ve found that chewing gum and sucking on ginger candies helps in very immediate situations, but the relief isn’t long-lasting,
Talk to your doctor. Find the few things you can eat and focus on them. Most importantly, find whatever liquid you can hold down and drink it– you’re peeing less because you’rdehydrated, and if you get too dehydrated, you’ll need to be hospitalized and given IV fluids.
Good luck. Rest as much as you can and do whatever makes you feel better. Call the doctor now, you don’t need to suffer if it can be helped!
Post # 14
@AlwaysLoverly: Unisom isn’t a sleep medication but rather a sleep aid. Basically, like taking Tylenol PM but a side effect of it is that it is an anti-nauseant. My OB was okay with me using this and I still take Unisom every night. And the Unisom/B6 combo is basically Diclectin which can be prescribed in Canada. Zofran which is another anti-nausea drug is much stronger and has greater side effects so I would try the Unisom/B6 and see if it works for you first.
Post # 15
Thank you everyone for the advice. I called my doctor and they scheduled an appointment for tomorrow morning, so hopefully they can prescribe me something so I can stop feeling so miserable. I will ask them about the unisom, because I cannot sleep to save my life which in turn makes me more sick. Thank you again!
Post # 16
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@AlwaysLoverly: Being sick is normal ofr a lot of pregnancies and peeing a lot is also a good sign so long as your pee isn’t dark (a sign of dehydration.) If you are concerned about your weightloss then make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your options. I learned that it’s normal for some women to lose weight at the beginning of the opregnancy due to morning sickness, then they gain plenty the rest of their pregnancy. The baby will take what s/he needs and leave you with nothing so I wouldn’t worry about the baby. In fact, many consider bad MS a sign of a strong pregnancy.
However, if you think you are dehydrated or you feel out of it due to the lack of nutrition then you need to see a doctor or go to the ER ASAP. I ended up in the ER and had to be treated for dehydration during my pregnancy because the MS was so bad.