Post # 16
So sorry to hear you’re feeling bad. It is miserable to be nauseous all day. I recommend calling your OB and asking for a prescription to help. And keep sipping fluids! Hydration is key.
I ended up having HG and I wish I’d started meds sooner. My OB said this time that as soon as I get a positive test to call and ask for nausea meds. It is ok to take meds to help, and you can get them before the appointment! They can make it more manageable.
Bonjesta/diclegis is what they normally start with, it’s vitamin B6 + unisom in a time-released pill. Zantac is helpful too, and I ended up on Zofran (but that’s when the other stuff doesn’t work).
Good luck! I hope you get relief soon.
Post # 17
A combo of B6 and unisom might help! Also try mastic gum to kill h pylori, which has been linked with severe morning sickness.
Post # 18
b6 helped me. i also had a lot of popsicles and smoothies with protein powder– anything cold seemed to stay down better than hot foods.
weeks 6-12 of my pregnancy felt like an eternity but it will get better! don’t be hard on yourself. just sleep as much as you can and eat whatever you can stomach.
Post # 19
I literally got on here to make a post about my nausea! When exactly did yours start and are you feeling any better? Sorry you have to go through that! I’m five weeks exactly and today got hit with all the nausea out of nowhere. I really didn’t expect it this early esp bc I’m pretty sure I ovulated later than the average so I’m assuming I’m even earlier than five weeks developmentally. What has helped you if anything? Feel better!
Post # 20
(And others) if you have a February due date you should join our February babies group (we have a Facebook group).
Post # 21
I know it doesn’t feel like it, but if you can stomach liquids and some solids, you’re doing okay. I am 9 weeks right now and if I get too hungry, I puke. If I eat something, I puke. I am nauseated pretty much 24 hours a day. Are you able to call your doctor and see if they can prescribe something for you if it’s as bad as it is? If you are concerned, you don’t need to wait until your dr. appt to reach out to them!
As everyone else said, it will pass. Believe me, when you’re in the thick of it, it’s the worst thing ever. I no longer remember what it feels like to not feel sick, gross, and exhausted all the time. Personally, I am LOVING IT. It means the baby is healthy and doing it’s thing!
Check out Preggie Pop Drops (found mine on Amazon). They have helped me curb the worst of the nausea.
Post # 22
the Nausea pretty much started as soon as my preggo test came out positive. Posting on this board definitely helped as there are many sweet & intelligent ladies oh here. What has helped me was taking unisom. I take half a pill 3 times a day. Once in the morning, in the afternoon, and before bed. I had to resort to otc medicine since the at home remedies were not cutting it for me, and my nausea just kept getting worse. Consuming lots of fruit, cold water, and eating small meals (whatever I can stomach) has also curbed the nausea–as well as taking deep breaths.
My doctor’s appointment isn’t for another two weeks and since I’m a new patient, and it would be my first visit, they can’t prescribe any meds to assist me nor give me any medical advice, so I’m pretty much taking the unisom on my own accord. But the hubs and I have done research and unisom seems to be pretty safe within the first trimester and I’m not on any other medications besides this, and taking really small doses. Hope this helps. This is truly something I’m still figuring out and trying get through day by day. Also, listening to music (strangely) has helped. Hope you feel better soon!
Post # 23
Yes, called my doctor’s office but since I’m a new patient, they couldn’t prescribe any meds or answer any questions yet. Once I started taking small doses of unisom, I started to feel a but better and consuming more liquids and foods, so I feel I can wait it out. Thanks for the advice <3
Post # 24
Glad you’ve found a medication that’s helping and that it’s available OTC. If you find that it’s not enough I’d advise getting in with your usual doctor (GP or PCP) and ask them for meds if your OB won’t see you. You could also ring the OB and beg for an earlier appointment because you’re so sick (if you are). If you get to the stage where you can’t keep anything down you’ll need to go to the ER for fluids and meds. Good luck, hope the sickness stays under control and eases soon.