Post # 1
So, I had a reminder in the past week of how sensitive my stomach tends to be (not pleasant), and it got me thinking – does your tendency toward stomach upset/nausea have any relation to MS? I know it’s related to hormones, but are you more likely to have bad morning sickness if you have a sensitive stomach (or less prone if you have a “steel belly”)?
Ladies who are or have been PG, how did this turn out for you? I’m just kind of afraid that I’m destined for terrible morning sickness DH and I will be TTC soon, and I’m nervous about that aspect (to me, stomach illness is the absolute worst – I can’t deal with it).
Post # 3
I have a very sensitive stomach and did not have any morning sickness with my son. Cwrtain foods were not appealing (chicken, pasta), and toothpaste made me gag. You won’t know until you are pregnant. I promise it’s totally worth it!
Post # 4
Unisom and B6 vitamins will be your best friend. If you’re concerned though, seriously, start looking at your close relatives. I’ve heard there’s something of a hereditary component to morning sickness.
Eating consistently and keeping your blood sugar up can help.
Beyond that, though, like the others say – you won’t know until you’re pregnant, and even then it can vary from pregnancy to pregnancy.
Post # 5
Before I was pregnant, I puked ALL. THE. TIME. I expected to have MS like a motherf***er. But since I’ve been pregnant, I have thrown up not a single time. So you really never know!!
Post # 6
I think I have a kind of sensitive stomach, but I had very little morning sickness with both of my pregnancies.
Post # 7
I have a really sensitive stomach in the other way, because I have IBS. But for vomiting and nausea – I MAY POSSIBLY vomit once a year, almost always alcohol-induced (hangover) when I do. The only exceptions have been a couple of random stomach flus. I’m not a puker.
And my MS has been pretty bad, especially from week 6 to about 8.5 weeks. Nausea all day long, with vomiting. It’s still there now at 10 weeks, but it’s been slowly improving over the last week or so.
Post # 8
My stomach is crazy sensitive. But I had no morning sickness at all. I never even had any nausea. I threw up twice (I’m 29 weeks now) and they were random events where my nose tickled and then I just suddenly puked. Prenatals made me constipated so I just concentrated on getting everything I needed from my diet and honestly, my stomach has been fine. Good luck!
Post # 9
My stomach is very strong. I have not thrown up in 4 years (and that time it was from drinking). I’m 8w3d pregnant and hardly had any nausea. I’m still taking B6 so that could be a factor.
I’d recommend taking the B6 if you are worried, it has been to known to prevent nausea. Also, ginger tablets have been my friend the odd time my stomach felt off!
Edit: I wanted to add that I feel for you OP. I have a severe phobia of throwing up, I’ve been nervous about MS. But it seems there’s lots of things to help it 🙂
Post # 10
I normally have a strong stomach and never throw up. During my first trimester, I was throwing up every day. Even brushing my teeth would make me sick! MS started around 6.5 weeks, and ended around 15 weeks.
Post # 11
Thanks for all the responses! I guess it really just depends on the person and the pregnancy, and I’ll just have to wait and see – but it certainly is reassuring to hear that some of you with sensitive stomachs haven’t suffered much with morning sickness 🙂 I know however it turns out it will be worth it, but I can hope I’ll catch a break on that particular matter.
Post # 12
I never had MS with being pregnant with my son. My mom didnt have MS with neither me or my brother…
Post # 13
Before I was pregnant I wouldn’t throw up that often but when I did I would have to go to the ER to get IV meds to stop me from throwing up. I was usuallu nauseas around my period but I never threw up. I was EXTREMELY nauseas druring my first trimester adn started throwing up at 11 weeks. That lasted pretty much through my second trimester. I’m 34 weeks and I’m still dry heaving and nauseas but it isn’t as bad as my second trimester. Zofran was my friend and I take it twice a day. So I would say it just depends….
Post # 14
@SadieBee: I have always been sensitive to changes in hormones. I would get nausea in the mornings and queasy at certain times in my cycle, so I thought for sure I was doomed! But I’m 8 weeks pregnant right now and have had VERY mild nausea, no puking! *knocks on wood* I also have mild IBS with the occasional bad episode of diarrhea and vomiting (before pregnancy). My biggest discomfort so far has been the opposite, constipation / irregularity, which people don’t warn you about as much as MS. Fun stuff! 🙂
Post # 15
I’ve thought about this also, for the same reasons. I’m curious how those with morning sickness handled it at work. In any other situation, if I were throwing up, I’d immediately go home. But if you have ms that goes on for months, what do you do? It seems like a silly question when I type it out, but it’s something I’ve thought about many times
Post # 16
I do have a more sensitive stomach when it comes to motion sickness, and I got a pretty bad case of MS. Suprisingly, looking back, it doesn’t seem as bad now as it did at the time. throwing up didn’t seem so bad in the end because it was always better to have some relief from the nausea! I was often glad to throw up at work because it meant I have a good 30 minutes of freedom from constant nausea!
I hate being nauseated, but I just sort-of took it one day at a time, sat on the sofa a lot, and got through it. Living in fear won’t make it any better, so I’d just take it as it comes! Who knows–maybe you’ll be one of the lucky ones who doesn’t get it at all!