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Ask your doctor about a script for odansetron or Zofran. It’s the only thing that got me through the 1st trimester, although, it made me feel “better” but still not good enough to eat super healthy. More like it prevented me from throwing up all the time, and sometimes I would feel good enough to eat normal things.
Zofran was a lifesaver for me when I had to take medications that made me super nauseated. A word of warning, Zofran makes you constipated, which can be so uncomfortable. If you do ask your OB about Zofran, ask about what is pregnancy safe to take to help with constipation.
I’ve also heard that ginger is very helpful with nausea. Trader Joe’s sells ginger tea and ginger hard candies. I just recently realized regular Canada Dry ginger ale doesn’t actually contain any ginger.
Congratulations on your pregnancy. Happy and healthy 9 months!
I had some pretty bad morning sickness in the early weeks and started drinking a cup of ginger tea first thing in the morning every day and my MS pretty much cut in half. After I started with the ginger (around 8 weeks) I’ve only puked once and I’m almost 18w now.
Don’t worry too much about healthy while you’re nauseous though. Worry about healthy when your stomach feels better. For now, just worry about getting down whatever you can stomach. FX you’ll get feeling better soon.
MS hasn’t hit me yet, but I’ve been looking up rememdies for it in preparation and several sources seem to say protein helps and several anecdotal sources say lemon flavoured things (lemon drop, lemonade, anything). Good luck!
ETA: Here’s a great list I found of foods that are high in protein: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/926789-protein-sources.
I had awful morning sickness from weeks 6 to about 18. I was vomiting multiple days a week and could barely eat anything. My doctor gave me a prescription for phenergan, which is commonly used in the UK for morning sickness. It helped me stop vomiting, but the nausea never fully went away. My first trimester was miserable!
I had the worst MS up until about 21 weeks. I’m 28 weeks now and the last 7 have been heaven D: For that time in the beginning, I lost over 20 lbs and nothing really made it stop. I sort of just got use to puking 😐 Oh, things that did help now that I think of it: jalapenos and Mexican rice. But that’s hit or miss for some people I imagine.
Honestly, the best advice someone gave me was to not feel bad about not eating super healthy in the beginning and to eat whatever sounded good in the moment. If you can’t keep anything down, I’d suggest zofran.
I second what PP said (although mine wasn’t bad enough that I needed Zofran). Don’t worry about eating healthy food (if that’s not what you are craving/keeping down). It’s better that you are at least eating something than forcing yourself to eat something healthy that doesn’t stay down. That said, I personally found extremely greasy food to not sit very well when I had MS. French fries were fine but anything that was smothered in grease didn’t do well.
Are you taking a prenatal? I took mine right before bed so I could keep it down (but you literally have to fall asleep right afterwards or else you still feel sick). That’s one of the way I justified my terrible MS diet. 🙂
Good luck and I hope you feel better soon!
I ended up on Zofran. I’m 31 weeks and I’ve taken Zofran my entire pregnancy twice a day to help with nausea and throwing up. It’s helped with the throwing up. I get nauseas every now and then but nowhere near where I was before. And I take a stool softener in the evening to help with constipation. When I talked to my OB about my morning sickness she was more focused on getting me to eat ANYTHING rather than try to eat healthy. As you start to feel better you can get a little more selective on what you eat. It’s really important for you to feel better.
I have a lot of nausea issues and was prescribed Motilium which I then found out is actually prescribed for women with sever morning sickness!
Also another trick for any nausea is ginger tea. Not from the tea bags though, actually slice up several little slices of ginger and boil in about 1.5 cups of water. After its boiled you just drink the liquid (minus the ginger pieces) and you can sweeten it with sugar and honey. Amazingly it takes away the nausea feeling REALLY quickly!
If you would like to try something natural, try fennel seeds. You can get them at any health food store. It comes in a tea as well. Zofran is great stuff but when you are pregnant the last thing you need is possible side effects that can make you more sick. Hope you feel better. I had awful morning sickness and fennel was the only thing that helped. Oh and congrats on your pregnacy!
Also anything with teaberry in it really helps nausea.
thank you everyone for the suggestions! i will definitely have to try zofran. i didnt want to resort to meds, but its gotten to be too much to handle, especially at work 🙁
@lilbluebird i am taking prenatals and oddly enough, those don’t bother me lol. everyone said that would be the hardest to deal with but it doesn’t bother me
@MrsPaulsBabyBallerina i’m glad you mentioned the ginger hard candies! I’ve been told to try them but i can’t seem to find them anywhere, i’ll have to hit up trader joes 🙂
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