Post # 1
I’ve already read a thread here and there regarding this issue and have tried some of the home remedies and none of it has worked. I’m about 5-6 weeks now and progressively getting more nauseous everyday. My first appointment with the doctor isn’t for another three weeks and it feels like an eternity from now. I can hold down liquids but just am nauseous all day to the point where it’s crippling and have been laying down most of the day. I can only eat simple foods like pasta, grilled cheese, crackers, pretzels, and fruits. Most other things make me gag and super sick. Any advice new advice would be appreciated as I’m on the verge of tears and feel so helpless.
Post # 2
As long as you can keep fluids down, you should be ok. You will know you are getting dehydrated if your urine gets dark.
This too shall pass.
Post # 3
I feel you, mama. I had horrific MS with my pregnancies. I remember laying naked on the floor next to the toilet and thinking that I wished I had never got pregnant. It was unbelievably hard. Call your doctor — I ended up taking unisom and it helped a lot – didn’t make the nausea go away, but took the edge off.
Post # 4
I experienced nausea and vomitting from 6 weeks until about 11 weeks. I know it feels like it will never end, but it will. My midwife gave me a prescription for diclectin but I never ended up filling it – maybe it’s something you can talk to your doctor about!
Post # 5
I started at 110lbs and lost weight all the way to 20 weeks because of nausea and vomitting, and it lasted till birth.
No advice just hugs. Well maybe advice, try antacids. Sometimes it helps.
Post # 6
Just remember it WILL pass. Hang in there.
Post # 7
If you’re holding down liquids and some solids then you’re doing well. If you begin to vomit things up and can’t get sufficient hydration and nutrition then ask to be seen right away. If your OB group won’t see you before your scheduled appt (this happened to me) then go to an emergency room to get rehydrated intravenously. ERs have obs they can call on to get you evaluated and prescribed something to help. There are various medications available. My pregnancy nausea got dangerous really fast and my doctors blew me off. Hopefully your nausea will remain manageable, at least within safe limits, but don’t hesitate to seek medical attention and advocate for yourself if this takes a turn. I was eventually prescribed maximum strength zofran and it worked great for me. Take it one day at a time. You might not need medicine at all but feeling severely nauseous is still not easy. Hang in there.
Post # 8
I hate to say it but this is very normal! And yes, it sucks a lot!!! Sorry bee!! Luckily you’re still able to hold down fluids and some food – don’t worry about what you’re able to stomach or not just nibble away at what you can tolerate! And make sure you’re keeping yourself hydrated! Both an empty belly and a full belly can make nauesa worse. It may feel like your eating junk or just carbs right now but don’t feel bad – this will pass. Lots of water, prenatals, and snack throughout the day on the foods that are working for you.
Post # 9
No idea if it’ll work for you, but prenatal probiotics really reduced my nausea by about 80%. As well as helped drastically with heartburn and other digestive symptoms. I used Pink Stork prenatal probiotics and have heard good things from everyone I recommended them to. It may take a few days to work, but definitely worth a try! I really hope you feel better.
Post # 10
It’s really awful. I was vomiting 4-8x a day from 6-20 weeks and it didn’t really subside until 25 weeks. I was in tears a lot and it definitely robbed the joy and excitement of pregnancy from me. Definitely get in to see any doctor you can to get an anti-nausea prescription. Sorry, but any home remedies are a joke against severe pregnancy nausea.
Post # 11
Try calling your doctor. I haven’t been pregnant, so I haven’t experienced this, but most doctors are pretty decent and will call in prescription for non-restricted medications if you need them, even before you see them.
Post # 12
Just because your first appointment isn’t for 3 weeks doesn’t mean you can’t get relief now. You can call your doctor to ask them to call in a prescription for something safe to take, or ask for advice for which OTC medications they recommend. Most offices now use some form of patient portal that you can also sign up for and message your doctor from.
Post # 13
Ouch. Sorry to hear that. That’s rough and I’ve been there so I know how disruptive it can be to your daily life. I would definitely look into getting medication to help.
On the plus side, nausea is usually associated with a healthy pregnancy. Most of the time it subsides in a couple of months, although with me, it lasted until the day of my c section. :/
Post # 14
Aww I’m sorry you’re going through this bee. I felt very similar at 5-6 weeks. None of the home remedies worked. I know it doesn’t feel like it but if you are keeping down liquids and all of the foods you listed you are doing a great job. By 10weeks I was feeling a lot better and now at 14weeks I am (usually) back to my normal self. If you are really struggling you don’t need to wait three weeks to see your doctor, call them asap and get some medication.
Post # 15
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I had bad MS especially in evening from 6 to 12 weeks. I took Bonjesta throughout my pregnancy and I think it helped. Nausea is a sign of a healthy pregnancy. It will pass eventually. So sorry.