(Closed) how bad was your morning sickness?

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
7586 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I threw up at least 4 times per day during my entire first trimester. It started tappering off at around 16 weeks or so, but I was still getting sick once a day or so.  It calmed down and started to feel relief and then during week 19 I got sick 3-4 times per day for 5 days in a row. I’m now 21wks I haven’t gotten sick in about 10 days. However, I am still nauseated by smells and have lots of food aversions. I lost a total of 24lbs during my first tri.

Post # 4
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mine started around 6 weeks.  After that point I felt nauseaous all the time and was throwing up about twice per day until my doctor started prescribing me Zofran.  With the Zofran I still felt nauseous all the time, but I could keep food down at least.  My morning sickness never really went away — I’m 31 weeks now — but it got a lot better.  I eat a ton these days, and I only feel really nauseous in the morning and sometimes at night.  I threw up most recently last week, and I still take a zofran every couple of days or so to try to keep the nausea away. 

Post # 6
887 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I got lucky– only two/three weeks where I felt horrible. Have you tried eating before you get out of bed? Just some plain Saltine crackers? Also, ask your doc if you can go off your prenatal and just take folic acid– doing that actually stopped my morning sickness. My diet literally consisted of crackers and bagels for those weeks. Don’t cook any meat inside– my husband precooked all of his one day when I was out of the house because I couldn’t handle the smell of the cooking meat. Also, eat even if you’re not hungry every 1.5-2 hrs. It gets so much worse the longer you go without food…*hugs* it will get better!! Week 13 has been a dream…other than the back pain, acne, and hemorrhoids… πŸ˜‰ (tmi, sorry! lol)

Post # 7
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Mine started around 6-7 weeks. I’ve thrown up 5 times since then. I still get super nauseous if I don’t eat for awhile. Eating when I get out of bed has been a bit of a struggle, but it helps. Today, I couldn’t decide what to eat and got nauseous fast. Once I got potstickers, I felt better. They’ve been added on my list as to what I desire and can handle. I still have tons of food aversions and gag at bad smells right now. I’m a little over 11 weeks right now. I’m starting to actually be able to cook stuff in the kitchen. For the past two days, I’ve managed to throw something in the oven and briefly cook.

Post # 8
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I haven’t thrown up since 4th grade and pregnancy didn’t break my streak, but I would still consider my MS pretty bad. I wanted the relief of vomiting, to be honest. I was incredibly nauseous 24/7. It started before I even got my bfp (that’s how I knew). I wouldn’t say it got constant until about 5 weeks, but from then on until about 12 weeks. After 12 weeks, I felt great. I don’t miss that- it was the worst. Feel better and try everything!! (for me, peppermint lifesavers made a huge difference)

Post # 9
1116 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My nausea kicked in around 6 weeks, peaked around 9-10, and faded away around week 13.  I still have an hour or so of sickness here and there, but nothing like the all day nausea in the first tri.  Luckily I never threw up, but I’ve very rarely thrown up in my life.  And as Avant said, some days, I really wished I could for relief!  In my case, I think it was primarily good genes, since my mom had a very similar experience.  I expected to be barfing all day with twins!

@CEtoSAHM:  Lol! Nice to hear I’m not the only one with back pain, acne, and hemmorhoids early in the 2nd tri πŸ˜‰

Post # 10
2890 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

With my oldest I could keep nothing down and threw up 20+ times a day, to the point I was vomitting blood. They had to keep me sedated for six months πŸ™  With my youngest daughter it was the same thing but only lasted six weeks, with my son it only lasted six days. I am hoping my next child it will only last six hours. One can dream right?

Post # 11
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It could have been a lot worse. I was pretty consistently nauseous, but I could head it off by snacking pretty frequently…crackers, oatmeal, peanut butter spread on bread and pasta noodles were my friends. From 6-8 weeks I was just mildly nauseous, from 8-13 weeks it’s been pretty heavily nauseous. I’ve probably thrown up a dozen times or so. I finally figured out that dairy and an empty stomach are triggers, though, so as long as I avoid dairy products and keep something in my stomach I’m usually good.

My bigger problem has been complete aversion to most foods, though. I celebrated the first time I was able to eat something that wasn’t a shade of brown or tan (taco night, 10.5 weeks). I’m 13 weeks today, and I finally feel like my appetite is starting to return. 

Post # 12
691 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

At 6 weeks on the nose, I was vomiting all day every day. It got to the point where I couldn’t even keep water down and needed IV hydration. Zofran and the combo of Vitamin B6 and Unisom have helped tremendously, so while I’m still nauseated at times I haven’t been throwing up!

To those ladies who had the nausea and no vomiting – trust me when I tell you that vomiting did not bring relief! I described it to my hubby like this – with a hangover or the stomach flu, throwing up makes you feel better. With morning sickness, the nausea and stomach cramps continue on whether or not you vomit! It just made my life grosser and a little bit more unpleasant for a while!

Post # 13
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m 6w6d and I haven’t had ANY morning sickness. I’d like to consider myself lucky!

Post # 14
1109 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

At about 6 or 7 weeks I threw up a couple times and it got progressively worse. They put me on Zofran but I couldn’t eat anything at all on that so I had to stop taking it (I lost more weight on it than I did throwing up). By 10 weeks I was getting sick 3-9 times a day and could barely get out of bed. It eased up around 18 weeks, I’m 20 weeks now and I only throw up about 3 times a week now. Don’t want to burst your bubble but that whole “it goes away at 12 weeks” is a gd LIE! πŸ™‚ I hope you get some relief and don’t have it as bad as some of us have!

The only advice I have for you is to keep a bucket by your bed. Running to the bathroom becomes exhausting :/

Post # 15
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I had on and off nausea starting sometime between 5 & 6 weeks but no vomiting. Around 6 weeks I started gagging while brushing my teeth and vomited a couple times. Around 7 weeks the nausea pretty much became low grade, all day, kind of feeling like I was always hungry. It’s ok if I eat every 1-2 hours. I’m now 8 weeks and a couple days and still about the same with the nausea but vomiting when I brush my teeth has now increased to every morning and sometimes evening too. So basically it looks like the m/s is going to make me fat and toothless. At least I’m not puking my brains out all day, everyday though. It could definitely be worse.

And I agree with those that say it’s not like a hangover or flu. I feel no relief after throwing up and in fact feel worse for a little while. The absolute worst is when I dry heave a lot and can’t get anything up. That pretty much ruins me for hours.

I have noticed that getting fresh air and exercise in the morning makes a huge difference for the entire day. It’s a mile walk from the train station to my office so when the weather allows I do that rather than take the subway and feel much better than other days.

Post # 16
1188 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I got sick starting around 5.5 weeks and it lasted until around 18 weeks. I was extremely nauseated 24/7 without any let up except for about 5 minutes right after throwing up. I felt so nauseated that I thought I had to throw up all the time, but I knew I really did when my mouth would fill with saliva. I didn’t know it was possible to feel so sick. I literally couldn’t get myself to eat anything except soup most of the time, drinking water instantly made me sick, brushing my teeth was the worst, and smelling anything was awful. Mine was worst at night and I still occasionally get nauseated at nights now (32 weeks), but nothing compared to that first tri. Over Thanksgiving and Christmas it had just let up, and I was so happy that food tasted good again, that I ate 10 lbs worth to make up for all the weight I lost! Hang in there, it will get better, and just try and do what you can to get through and eat whatever sounds good, when it sounds good.

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