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22nd-Dec-2012 11:05 am [morning sickness]

Ok Ladies I need some help. I'm 6 weeks pregnant with my second baby and the nausea is relentless. I have no idea why it's called "morning" sickness because its 24/7!

For the life of me I cannot remember what helped me with this when I was pregnant with my son.. All I can remember is that ginger was one thing that set it off..

So what have you found that helps with your morning sickness? I know every woman and every pregnancy is different but I'd love to hear what worked for you.. Who knows, it might help me too!

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22nd-Dec-2012 11:26 am (UTC)
if it's truly relentless, you might want to call up your doctor! there could be more to it, and if you're unable to keep anything down you could get into a bad cycle.

my morning sickness was mild but persistent for about two months this time around. I found that being really hydrated helped, drinking lots of water and always having something on my stomach. that all made it pretty manageable - I only threw up every other day or so. but not everyone gets away so easy, I know.
22nd-Dec-2012 12:16 pm (UTC)
I went to my local pharmacy and they gave me Veloxin (meclozine + pyridoxine) and it saved me. I was in Malaysia at the time, I am now in the UK and my nausea is re-emerging (fingers crossed it goes away!!), so I am going to speak to the pharmacist/doctor about this if it persists.

Also, vinegar-based things like pickle juice really helped me. Ginger is A+, too, of course.
22nd-Dec-2012 01:53 pm (UTC)
Keeping up on protein. I would snack on handfuls of nuts frequently, eat little bits of cheese, or have a cup of yogurt in the morning. That was the only thing that helped a bit!
22nd-Dec-2012 01:56 pm (UTC)
Peppermint candies
22nd-Dec-2012 02:22 pm (UTC)
Sour seemed to help me the most. I remember there used to be these little hard sour candies in the grocery store checkout in little round flat containers that were citrus flavored and EXREMELY sour. I went through container after container of those!
22nd-Dec-2012 02:33 pm (UTC)
First time around, eating protein the first thing in the morning before I even got out of bed really helped. And then eating almost constantly. Second time around, nothing worked. I had to get zofran.
22nd-Dec-2012 03:02 pm (UTC)
Nothing I tried really helped too much, so I finally asked my doc for a prescription for Zofran.
22nd-Dec-2012 03:10 pm (UTC)
I couldn't do Ginger, emetrol, nothing. But, what did work was bland bland bland food. seriously. no fried anything, no spices, no red meats, no acidic foods.. no red sauces.
Peanut butter and jelly/cereal has become a staple for me. Ice cream/frozen yogurt was heavenly for when my stomach was really rockin--it "chilled it out", so to speak. Ha ha.
Don't go too long without eating something, that only makes it worse. And if you do puke, don't necessarily blame that food you just ate-it could have been the food you ate the meal before-it agitated your stomach enough to reject the next food that hits it. (This was KEY for me).

And there's no badge of honor for NOT calling your doc and asking for zofran (anti-nausea meds). The side effects (constipation, fatique) were well worth being able to eat a meal. Just chug a LOT of water when you take it.
22nd-Dec-2012 03:54 pm (UTC)
Best source of info I've found so far : ) Thanks!Merry Christmas
22nd-Dec-2012 04:19 pm (UTC)
I had to ask my doc for Zofran, which helped a lot. I still felt nauseous even with it and occasionally threw up, but I was much more functional.
22nd-Dec-2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
Peppermint gum was my lifesaver. I chewed it all day long and it was the only thing that would relieve my sudden bouts of nausea.
22nd-Dec-2012 04:32 pm (UTC)
The only thing that helped me was drinking ginger ale. Nothing else helped:(
22nd-Dec-2012 05:04 pm (UTC)
Taking Unisom and B6 at night seemed to help during the day. My memory is bad so I don't remember the exact dosages, but you could ask your doctor or google around--it's a pretty common remedy.
22nd-Dec-2012 05:34 pm (UTC)
Sour things helped with me. Not sure if you have them in the UK, but Jolly Ranchers were a lifesaver.
22nd-Dec-2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
I loved Jolly Ranchers during my pregnancy,
22nd-Dec-2012 06:25 pm (UTC)
Sea Bands helped me.

The only problem with them is that you can still get nauseous from the smell of something you have an aversion to.
22nd-Dec-2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
B6 throughout the day and Unisom at night saved my life.
Dry crunchy foods... but NOT Saltines, the texture of them made me sick. I liked tortilla chips, Gardettos and dry cereal.
Fizzy drinks.
Laying down and SLEEP!
Eating whatEVER sounded good.. right then. Because in ten minutes it would change and I would be even sicker from an empty tummy. This caused a lot of mad dashes to the store and a pretty high grocery bill.
22nd-Dec-2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, I forgot sour/fruity hard candies.
22nd-Dec-2012 09:36 pm (UTC)
Half a Unisom (doxylamine) every night kept the nausea at bay through the whole day. Ice/cold air/cold water helped if I felt a sudden wave. Avoiding carbs and eating mostly meat helped even though I really wanted carbs. (Some people are opposite. I mention this because some people say to eat what you crave, and that didn't work for me. I had to eat what didn't make me sick.) If you have any time to yourself, lying down with a wet washrag over my eyes helped when I just felt like crap. Oh, and throwing up made me feel better too.
23rd-Dec-2012 03:22 am (UTC)
I sucked lemon drops until my mouth was raw. It was the only thing that helped me, and the relief was nearly instantaneous.
23rd-Dec-2012 12:46 pm (UTC)
Sour and salty things and eating at least every 1-1,5 hours or so were the only things that helped me. Lots of protein was key.
23rd-Dec-2012 10:31 pm (UTC)
Whenever I slept on my back the next day id have awful sickness! When I slept on my side I noticed it was much better - random but I figured I'd throw it out there as its something you wouldn't think of straight away! It took me a while to make the connection.
24th-Dec-2012 02:03 pm (UTC)
Greasy hangover food (burgers, shakes, grilled cheese), white rice, red raspberry leaf tea, and meditation.
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