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What are your most random triggers for feeling morning sickness/nausous?

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Today as I stopped at a traffic light, I glanced over at the house I was next to and saw that their windows were frosted glass. And it made me feel really sick. I have no idea why.

Other triggers:

cat food (not surprising)

the smell of my car (bit of a problem this one)

the mention of mayonnaise (especially as 'mayo') (just typing that wasn't fun)

I think I'm going mad.

msbossy Sat 18-Sep-10 06:30:33

Oops - training!
Does anyone else sneeze when nauseous?

BikeRunSki Sat 18-Sep-10 07:17:10

Pregnancy

IndigoMonstA Sun 19-Sep-10 21:33:59

I had bad MS all the way through, but was worst for first 20 weeks - particular triggers were caffeine and car fumes.

Ironically anything Ginger made me vomit!!! got v. annoyed at everyone recommending Ginger for MS

bluedogfan Mon 20-Sep-10 11:46:03

It's nice to know I'm not the only one! With DD1 my MS nightmares were the smells of:

shampoo & shower gel
the leather chair in our lounge
the wardrobes in our bedroom
toothpaste & anything minty
my hairbrush, hair & sometimes even my skin!
liquid hand soap - especially the one at work
washing up liquid
cigarette smoke
the whole house during & after we'd cooked a sunday roast
the aftershave used by one of my colleagues
anything sweet smelling (especially vanilla)
and most weirdly...the colour green!!!

With pregnancy no. 2 it's been a bit different and not as bad. It's mainly been these smells:

my husband's bodyspray
the bedroom wardrobes
the hand soap at work

oddly I'm perfectly fine with cat food & my daughter's very smelly nappies!

jwiggles Mon 20-Sep-10 13:15:07

This thread is great..

Mine were and sometimes still are:

Blackcurrant Lemsip (my husband has a cold and drinks these all the time)
Coleslaw
Sweet chilli sauce
Bacon frying
Cigarette smoke
Petrol
The fish and chip shop over the road that seem to have their fryers on permanently
The 'go-compare' advert on tv

PJen Mon 20-Sep-10 13:30:36

1- take your vitamins and Iron tablet in the middle of food. After or before makes me throw up.

2- I am 29 wks and I still don't get hungry but nauseaus when hungry... each small healthy meals more often and don't let yourself get hungry.

lol at feeling nauseous at the Go Compare advert - not necessarily a sign of pregnancy I would have thought?!

LadyShoey Thu 04-Apr-13 07:36:38

Our car air freshener, and any soap/shower gel that's coloured blue with a 'male' scent. My brain seems to interpret it as burnt sausages. It's terrible!

However I LOVE the smell of fresh basil! smile

aberjen Thu 04-Apr-13 08:04:55

My colleague's perfume. We share an office and I debated whether to 'fess up to her before 12 weeks and ask if she would mind not wearing it for a while, but managed to hold out in the end.

Also, the PowerPoint template my client uses - weird sicky green colours! That one might be psychosomatic though - was working with if a LOT in 1st trimester when feeling ick in general and it can still make me feel a bit queasy now even though ms has long since passed....

AuntieBrenda Thu 04-Apr-13 08:27:33

I was watching Gavin Henson on the 'I'm hard I can survive the North Pole ' show and I randomly threw up. Must've been his weird orange head.

fatandlumpy Thu 04-Apr-13 08:57:38

I didn't quite have HG (thankgoodness!) but my ms was pretty bad and had the weirdest of triggers. It got bad at week 8 and lasted until week 16/7!

Still water (yes.... I know! - I still have to drink fizzy)
Orange juice
Tea (actually tea still makes me gag)
Roast Chicken/Turkey, Goose (well - any bird I think) (smell, taste, the look of it - put it this way - my Christmas was sh*t).
Boyf's breath when he'd been drinking wine sad
Bleach
A certain brand of cocoa butter anti-stretch mark cream (still makes me go boik)
That freebie sachet of stretchmark cream in the Bounty pack (^boik^)
A certain brand of facial moisturiser
Certain brands of body soap (trail and error ladies... trail and error)
Prawns (... little pieces of utter vileness)

AuntieBrenda Thu 04-Apr-13 09:48:45

The other one I had was my cheekily horrible yr 11 class calling out 'Vicks' because I'd gagged when one of them used it once and the word would set me off after that. The little shits wink

willoughboobs Thu 04-Apr-13 10:13:06

the smell of stale grease confused
Stale smoke
Stale fried onions smell
Washing powder ( currently trying fairy as iv tried bold, daz and surf and they all make me heave)
Fairy washing up liquid
Sure roll on
Lady million perfume

From my last pregnancy when I was extremely ill with sickness and had to stay in bed for the first three months, so all I had to do was watch tv, so I watched escape to the country everyday and now it makes me heave just thinking about the program confused

Lj8893 Thu 04-Apr-13 20:40:48

I've been fairly lucky with ms, I have had constant nausea and about twice a day I would retch but no actual vomiting.

Other than the usual hunger pains (no warning that I was perhaps getting hungry, it would just be like bam stomach rumbling, and nausea bubbling up making me retch.)

Any type of transport journey, weather it is car, bus or train made me very nauseous! I don't know if it was the movement or the smell, I think it was a bit of both!

Fakebook Thu 04-Apr-13 22:55:19

I have quite a strange list. Never had ms with my first two so this is all new to me.

Fried food
Smell of toast
The kitchen
The bathroom
The smell of washed clothes
The heater in my car
(Now for the weird ones): AIBU makes me feel sick. I can't read posts in there anymore, they make me feel ill. The relationships board, ditto. I think it's because I read them a lot when I was ill a few weeks ago and now I associate threads on there with illness and ms. Weird.

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lollypopsicle Fri 05-Apr-13 07:44:15

That awful Philadelphia advert where they smear the stuff on raw chicken confused makes me want to vom just thinking of it.

I will projectile a cup of tea unless I eat something with it: then it's fine!?!

With DD1, the feel, smell or sound of popcorn would make me feel ill, which was odd as I loved it before.

Now with DC2, Nigella Lawson. blush

GingerPCatt Fri 05-Apr-13 08:02:45

The smell of raw chicken. I still feel a bit shock when I cook something with chicken in it and DS is nearly 2.
Also I'd get sick if my feet got to hot. I wore sandles most of the winter since my feet felt warm in shoes.

BB01 Fri 05-Apr-13 12:45:30

Love this thread!!

Sausages
The kitchen
Sinks/drains
Toilets (using one or thought of someone else doing a no 2 in one)
Having a shower!
Leaning over
Moving full stop on the worst days
Public transport
Being a passenger in a car
Getting too hot
Getting too cold
Getting too full
Getting too hungry
Coffee
Alcohol
Loud noises
Stress

FoofFighter Fri 05-Apr-13 13:04:59

Playing Candy Crush always set my nausea off blush

BraveLilBear Fri 05-Apr-13 16:02:14

What an awesome thread revival grin

For me...
- smell of fridge (even though it's new and clean - something in there is evil - even now I have to open, grab and shut really fast)
- Smell of nandos sauce
- Those Glade sense and spray air fresheners that make you feel like you're being pounded by a bunch of fake flowers
- Nandos sauce on bread (a fave of OH - I asked him to stop because it would make me feel so ill, so he started waving the open sauce bottle near me 'for fun' angry )
- Rimblocks (got useful for a bit as they would push a lingering nausea into a vomit on occasion)
- Thought of Nandos (used to be my fave as well)
- walking too fast on a cold morning used to make me gag
- another vote for still water
- raw onions being chopped, fried and anything with garlic
- smell of meat being cooked - would frequently start cooking something and have to get OH to finish

I think the weirdest of all though is I can no longer play on the XBox/PS3, especially Call of Duty. Even now at 24 weeks I can't go near it. And Top Gear. It was on a lot when I was most ill. Think the association makes me feel queasy...

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