Morning Sickness

posted 4 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Have you talked to your doctor? With my first I was sick all 9 months. It was terrible, but as bad as this sounds, you kind of get used to it. Unisom at night and B6 in the morning helped a ton for me and made it where I was only getting sick 3-4 times a day instead of 20+ times. Zofran is another drug they can give you that can help. The good news is, for most people this will end by 12 weeks but in the meantime talk to your doctor. Hang in there it will hopefully get better soon!

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Did they prescribe you anything for your morning sickness? I would talk to your doctor about this. For some women it gets easier as the move further along in pregnancy for others not so much. 

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper

Woof – sounds like you’re in for a rough ride. My morning sickness kicked in at 6 weeks and I found that taking 75 mg of b6 a day (split into three separate doses), plus a Unisom tab at night helped a lot (my doctor recommended this). I still felt terrible and threw up about once a day, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as when I didn’t take the meds. However, even at its worst, my ms was never bad enough to land me in the hospital so you may be dealing with a more severe case, like hyperemesis gravidarum. Talk to your doctor!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Agree with PP, I’d talk to your doc.  I got drugs with both pregnancies (essentially it’s a magic combo of B6 and benadryl) and it made the morning (aka all day) sickness tolerable until it abated around week 15.  Good luck!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Similar to what pp said, my OB has me on Bonjesta which is a high dose of antihistamines and B6 (and it is Category A for pregnancy), and it is seriously life-changing. It is the only reason I am functioning and could keep my job, seriously. Without this prescription I can’t even hold down water or toast or ANYTHING, and I literally haven’t thrown up one single time while on this pill. I did a trial day of not taking it this Sunday (to see if I was past the worst of being sick at 11 weeks now) and I puked all day long. The obvious drawback to taking an extended release antihistamine is that I feel like I’m doing benedryl shots throughout the day so it is extremely hard for me to get up and go to work at 7am. But I do anyway since I don’t exactly have a choice lol. Highly recommend!

It was approved in April of this year so not widely available yet. I live in a fairly large metropolitan area and only two pharmacies in my area carried it! I had to call around. Also there are a lot of warnings online about how expensive it is (like $700 a month before insurance) but I used a manufacturer coupon and we have insurance so it cost me $35.

Sorry if I sound like a salesperson but I totally recommend this! I was MISERABLE.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I had awful morning sickness and lost a lot of weight. Eventually the drs put me on diclegis. The sooner you can get on meds or the b6/unisom supplement, the better, if you have severe morning sickness.  Resist the urge to hurt people who offer saltines.  I drank a non-sugary electrolyte drink every night and got up at 4 or 5 to have a piece of pancake or muffin to coat my stomache. It was hell. I was sick everywhere, including in line to vote, on the cat, and in the sink of the bar my dh worked at. Migrainey, stomache turning, not able to function hell. Cleared up at 17 or so weeks after a month on meds.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

sophx8 :  yepppp.

unisom; really.  You’ll probably try and hold out as long as possible–I know I did–but my nausea still showed up when I forgot a pill at 20 weeks.  Don’t be a hero!  (I’m 21 weeks now; but still taking unisom, now for the sleep benefit, so I have no idea if my nausea has cleared up.)

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Chiming in to say that I also reccommend unisom and B6.  It’s a lifesaver.  I forgot to take it last night and boy did I pay for it today.  It’s so easy to get over the counter at the pharmacy or order it on Amazon.

Post # 11
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Newbee

No to Morning Sickness Tea has great taste and helped so much with keeping my nausea at bay. Made sure to help keep me hydrated as well!!!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

Hey, I wanted to check in! I have been dealing with unimaginable morning sickness (later diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum) since week 5. I’m 16 weeks tomorrow and am still miserable, but it’s managable on medication. I take unisom, b6, and Zofran. The unisom and b6 didn’t really help in the beginning, but my morning sickness has slightly subsided, so it makes more of an impact now. I have been hospitalized four times and lost fifteen pounds. It can be awful, all day, extreme nausea. Luckily the Zofran has cut the vomiting down to 2-3 times a day instead of the 30+ I was dealing with. My best advice is to not push yourself at all. I stopped working and do not push my limits, and it has helped monumentally. Also, please always take your medicine. I was worried the Zofran would hurt the baby so I’d wait to take it until I was vomiting uncontrollably, and then couldn’t keep the medicine down, and ended up back in the hospital. My doctor told me that I’m risking my life and my baby’s by letting myself get to that point. So take the medicine, the doctors are going to monitor you and your baby and you’ll be okay. Good luck momma, praying you get relief soon!

Post # 13
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Busy bee

Wanted to second PPs’ advice to take Unisom. I’ve been a bad insomniac for 10 years and already took 25mg of this drug before pregnancy, plus melatonin and up to 100mg trazodone. Well, there are concerns about melatonin safety in pregnancy, and I got the OK from my doc to continue trazodone but I wanted to cut back dramatically on the dose to be safe. So I take 50mg Unisom a night and have the smallest pangs of nausea in AM if I haven’t eaten within first hr of being awake but that is IT! I am still 5 weeks but I honestly think this drug could be helping 

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