(Closed) Advice/support with morning sickness

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 32
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think that’s a good plan…esp because it seems like a lot of women who struggle with it in the first tri tend to see it come back in the third 🙁

Post # 33
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Sugar bee

I had morning sickness (nausea but without the throwing up) 24 hours a day for damn near 3 months straight. It is a special kind of hell (the feeling). I couldnt even adding ‘throwing up’ to the mix.  This means nothing right now but one day you will wake up and you wont feel like this anymore. So sorry.

Post # 34
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Sugar bee

Check with your doctor.  You mustn’t get dehydrated.

I had morning sickness for weeks and the only thing that stopped it was… food.

I would wake in the middle of the night with a huge amount of nausea and tell myself I needed toast and honey and warm milk. I felt so sick that I never had time to toast the bread or warm the milk.  I would sit in front of the fire (it was winter) and eat bread and honey and drink a glass of cold milk.  I then went back to bed.  This kept me from feeling sick until morning when I had to immeditely have tea and biscuits.

This was because pregnancy messed up my glucose levels.  

Try a 3am snack.  (Make it a sweet one.)  It might help.

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

KatesTheWord:  Hi there OP! Sorry to hear you’re still feeling sick. I just wanted to update you on mine, my morning sickness did NOT go away until after 16 weeks and I ended up losing 23 pounds total (which my midwives did not sound too concerned about). If you’re still on the fence about the medications I just wanted to give you some hope that it gets better even without taking meds. I’m now 17 weeks 4 days and it’s finally gone! I’m not really sure abou the diclegis but I was taking half tabs of unisom and b6 three times a day on my worst days and it seemed to help a little, though nothing made it go away completely – the joys of pregnancy! Hopefully you find some relief soon. Have you tried sea sickness wrist bands? It was something else one of my midwives recommended to try. Anything is worst a shot!

Also, I agree with the previous PP who mentioned trying to eat. Even though you’re throwing up and everything smells gross, sometimes getting something into your stomach helps a lot (that’s what I started to notice after 15 weeks). Toast and milk were my best friends for a long time until I could add more variety to the mix!

Post # 37
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Sugar bee

Check with your doctor.  You mustn’t get dehydrated.

I had morning sickness for weeks and the only thing that stopped it was… food.

I would wake in the middle of the night with a huge amount of nausea and tell myself I needed toast and honey and warm milk. I felt so sick that I never had time to toast the bread or warm the milk.  I would sit in front of the fire (it was winter) and eat bread and honey and drink a glass of cold milk.  I then went back to bed.  This kept me from feeling sick until morning when I had to immediately have tea and biscuits.

This was because pregnancy messed up my glucose levels.  

Try a 3am snack.  (Make it a sweet one.)  It might help.

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

KatesTheWord:  Definitely ask your Dr. about zofran! The good news is that this doesn’t usually last longer than 14 weeks. I remember how miserable I felt in the first tri vividly. Try to rest as much as you can, eat small meals/snacks whenever you can. Try sour lemon candies or jolly ranchers.

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh man–I so sympathzie. It. Just. Sucks. I think it was also hard because although there’s much more literature about morning sickness now, there’s still this common idea that it’s “just a bit of nausea.” WRONG. It’s like, having a flu for a month!! 

And when it really impedes on your life this much, I think that it’s good to at least talk to your doctor. The Doc may find that there’s nothing to really do but wait it out, but I think a good OB will at least offer some strategies to help you deal. 

 

So sorry hon. Hang in there. 

Post # 40
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Blushing bee

KatesTheWord:  congrats on the pregnancy! And I’m sorry you’re not feeling well, during my first trimester nausea, I actually used seabands! The same ones you take on cruises and/or boat rides. You can get them at waart, target, cvs, Walgreens or any other drug store in your area. They are usually under $10, I wore them all day and sometimes all night. They were very helpful and the best part no drugs necessary. 

Post # 42
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Have you tried Sea-Bands?  They’re for morning/motion/sea sickness etc.  I’m not very big on acupuncture or homeopathic remedies, but I started using Sea-Bands for my motion sickness and it worked wonders. I get sick after almost every car ride if someone else drives–it’s unbearable but I had to do SOMETHING, so I bought Sea-Bands.  My aunt also used them for nausea when she was on Chemo for breast cancer & she loved them.  You can buy them at any pharmacy (Walgreens, CVS, etc). 

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Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017 - France

I had HG from weeks 4 to 35 and it returned right before going into labor so I know exactly how you feel. There is another drug that just went generic that’s the same class as zofran B that seems to help some women in my HG group, it’s called Kytril and it comes in patch so you don’t have that added worry of trying to swallow anything especially since swallowing itself can trigger vomiting.

Make sure to keep hydrated it is very very dangerous to get too dehydrated when vomiting 24/7 for so long.

I really hope you get relief soon.

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