(Closed) Remedies for strong nausea?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I know it sounds cliche but I always had ginger ale and crackers and that made me feel so much better instantly.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@cbee: I understand your feeling of not wanting to take drugs, but some women have it so bad that they have no choice, I had to take drugs, it was that or not eat or drink and stay on a drip in hospital.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Erika_Meep:  This info.

I tried seabands, preggie pops, bnatal pops, extra vitamin b, saltines on hand at all times.. none of it worked for me.

I’d keep trying natural remedies if you can. The only reason I went on Zofran is because I was throwing up everything. I lost a total of 18lbs by about week 16 before things started improving, but still take Zofran daily (25 weeks) as I can’t get through a day without it.

Post # 20
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Worker bee

My MS was/is soo bad.  Like the other bees, I’ve tried everything from Sea Bands, B6, ginger tea, snacks, saltine crackers, everything… and nothing helped.  I couldn’t even stomach my prenatals.  The ONLY thing that has even slightly helped is Zofran.  I take it every 6 hours to ease the pain and it helps me to at least eat a bit without throwing up.

But MS is different for everyone, so it wouldn’t hurt to try the other remedies first to see if those work for you.  Good luck and hope it gets better soon!

 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

If you’re miserable but not bad enough for Zofran (or just want to try something else first) try 25 mg vitamin B6 with half of a tablet of Unisom. It’s safe to do every 8 hours, however I only do this at night because the Unisom makes me so drowsy. Use with caution because of that. However it’s safe, was recommended by my doctor, and is doing a lot to help me. It’s not a perfect solution, but it makes things a bit more workable for me. Plus, I’m finally sleeping again which is an awesome bonus.

Other than that, try to eat a combo of protein and sugar the few times you can choke something down. So think about things like a slice of cheese and an apple, or crackers with peanut butter and a Sprite, or cottage cheese with fresh fruit. Even a milkshake or some pudding. Anything to get both protein and sugar into you at once if it’s possible. (I get it might not be, so this may not work for everyone.) Also, make sure if you’re going for soda, you’re only going for things like Sprite, 7 Up and ginger ale… no Coke since it has phosphoric acid which can make life worse for you.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My doc said to never leave my stomach empty, even if it was only a couple of crackers! Ginger always helped me – flat ginger ale, using ginger ale to make tea (instead of water) and ginger drops to suck on were a blessing! 

 

Hope you find something that works for you!

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@cjfs:  I am not pregnant or ever have been but when I am feeling queezy or anything like that, I suck on a piece of peppermint. Its an old trick my step-dad taught me and it really helps. Keep some hard candy pieces in your purse etc and pop one in your mouth. Its worth a shot and if anything, they taste so yummy

 

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m not pregnant either, but I know I will experience severe morning sickness.

How do you all deal with this when it comes to work?  Since it’s so early that the nausea strikes and you most likely haven’t notified your place of work yet of your pregnancy, do you just pass it off as the flu?  For 2 months?! Haha. 

And if you’re so nauseous you need to lay in bed for a week…how understanding is your work if they don’t know you’re pregnant?

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@KateByDesign:  Its been extremely hard! I work in the emergency room of a hospital, and I got busted at 6 weeks when I threw up in a sink in front of everybody! Luckily the Zofran got it under control enough that I could work. My boss was very understanding about keeping it a secret from the people who didn’t see me vom in public 🙂

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@KateByDesign:  +1 for Emetrol. That stuff was a lifesaver for me around weeks 8-10.

I didn’t feel like my MS was bad enough to ask for Zofran (I only threw up once), but I was consistently nauseous from weeks 6 until maybe week 11? I lost 7 lbs and could barely eat anything. Emetrol helped a LOT when nothing else did — seabands, ginger candies/gum, crackers etc. I still felt a little sick, but nothing like before. Everyone’s MS is different, I think. I hope you get some relief soon!!

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@KateByDesign:  I had a private conversation with my boss at 6 1/2 weeks to let him know. I was already on Zofran at this point and was so miserable I couldn’t come into work for a full day. If you can tough it out at work, then great, don’t tell, but if you can’t, it’s better to let HR or a boss know why you are missing work besides “I’m sick”. They will figure it out on their own, or at least start guessing.

My boss was extremely understanding and let me take as much time off as I needed and even looked into short term disability after my stint in the ER.

Is there a reason why you know you are going to experience it? Family history doesn’t always come into play. My Mom was extremely sick with all 3 of us… oldest had a perfectly fine first pregnancy, terrible second. Middle has had nothing for either (she’s currently pregnant with number 2), and I have had the worst of all 3 of us. So family history really is a tough call. Hopefully it works out in your favor though 🙂

Post # 28
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@snoie:  I’ve been pregnant before for a short amount of time and it was absolutely excruciating.  I couldn’t eat for weeks, so I’m very nervous! 

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve heard peppermint and lavender aroma oil can relieve nausea!

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@KateByDesign:  Hopefully this time around will be better. It’s always possible! My neighbor had it bad her first, but her second was fine. I’m dreading if I want another child what it could be like, as I was diagnosed with hyperemesis.

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