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Finding it so difficult to drink!

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Newtobecomingamum Fri 12-Jun-15 16:32:37

I suffer from HG and am currently 11 weeks pregnant. I am finding it so hard to drink anything... Liquid is such a trigger for the sickness. Water in particular is the worst. I try sipping small amounts of lucozade, fizzy water, squash, coke anything to try and stimulate my taste buds to accept it but I'm struggling so hard. It's like my body, mind and mouth is totally rejecting it.

I am having ice lollies when I can. Anyone else have this difficulty of any suggestions please? X

willnotbetamed Fri 12-Jun-15 16:38:53

I have no direct experience, but I shared a hospital room with a woman a few years ago who was having the same problem - she had to be hydrated via a drip because she couldn't drink without throwing up. I don't know how it went in the end, but I remember the midwives telling her to try every single soft drink she could think of - all the different fruit and herbal teas, all the fizzy drinks, tomato juice, everything - because there might be just one single drink that she would find was ok, and could keep drinking. I really hope that things get better for you soon!

Newtobecomingamum Fri 12-Jun-15 16:47:28

Thanks Willnot

I think I'll send hubby out when he gets back and try some more types! I must try something.. I really can't afford to end up in hospital as I have to watch my toddler why my hubby works (self employed so no work no pay) and we have no family or friends nearby sad

So flipping hard! sad

BadgerFace Fri 12-Jun-15 16:49:24

I don't know if it would help but how about trying to eat "watery" foods like watermelon? I really feel for you.

willnotbetamed's advice sounds very good. I hope you find something soon you can keep down. How about something you don't usually drink, ginger ale? Lilt? Mint tea?

Sorry no experience here, just trying to think of suggestions you could try!

Newtobecomingamum Fri 12-Jun-15 16:55:40

Thanks Badger... That's a good suggestion about the fruit and I have tried melon and pineapple but can't eat enough to get enough fluid from it as I can't eat much because of the sickness

I def think I've got to give more drinks a try. I hate hot drinks so teas etc are a no no. The only thing I fancy is Pimms lol I really crave it and I've only ever drunk it once at a wedding last year!! Can't have that as it's alcoholic.

Thanks for the suggestions smile

anyoldnameforathread Fri 12-Jun-15 16:59:31

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PomeralLights Fri 12-Jun-15 17:01:36

Weak elderflower cordial was the only thing I could keep down when had HG

anyoldnameforathread Fri 12-Jun-15 17:02:07

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sarkymare Fri 12-Jun-15 17:03:00

Have you tried ice cold drinks? I'm a HG sufferer too and have to drink all my fluids ice cold else they just won't stay down. I'm going through a 2kg bag of ice every few days.

kbro79 Fri 12-Jun-15 17:03:51

Hey am in a similar boat but further along so over the worst. Find it much easier to drink but still struggle with water and can't keep any hot drinks down. Is horrible isn't it? Can't wait for my baby to be born so I can have a massive glass of water (did not think this is the one drink I would be missing most in pregnancy!!)

I found watermelon and ice lollies really helped. I also found buying fruit juice and diluting it with water helped. The fruit juice made it sugary enough to drink and the water weak enough to quench my massive thirst. One thing I have been trying lately which seems to work well is coconut water. Not sure if it would have helped at the height of my sickness as didn't think to try it then but works for me now so might be worth a go?

Hope you feel better soon

PomeralLights Fri 12-Jun-15 17:04:05

Yy to very cold too. God it's bringing it all back flowers

Newtobecomingamum Fri 12-Jun-15 17:05:10

Hi anyold,

Thanks for your message! That's such a good idea about the ice in drinks and although I've tried fizzy drinks I haven't tried coke with ice. The thought of ice doesn't make me feel sick as I've had a few ice lollies and I could maybe have lots of I've with just a bit of coke and sort or eat/drink it as though it's an ice lolly!!

Great suggestion! Going to try this thank you!! smile

Sorry to hear you have suffered too!! It's bloody horrendous! x

Justyouwaitandsee Fri 12-Jun-15 17:05:51

What about trying a non alcoholic pimms recipe? There are a few online - mightbe worth a try? Or perhaps a really, really weak pimms?

Cucumber could be good as a watery food option?

Justyouwaitandsee Fri 12-Jun-15 17:06:37

Ooh and I drank a lot of lime cordial and water/soda...

Newtobecomingamum Fri 12-Jun-15 17:07:54

Thanks everyone for the tips and suggestions!

I am going to try all of your tips! I def hadn't tried lots of just ice cubes with a bit of drink and I don't feel so sick of the thought!

Hoping this is the way to go smile

anyoldnameforathread Fri 12-Jun-15 17:09:01

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Waswondering Fri 12-Jun-15 17:12:54

Op, schwepps makes a summer punch drink which tastes exactly like Pimms. Looks the same too. In the mixer aisle, if that would help? Good luck.

Newtobecomingamum Fri 12-Jun-15 17:24:51

Thanks Was!!

Will get hubby to check at the supermarket tonight!!

slightlyconfused85 Fri 12-Jun-15 17:27:58

Poor you I also had this in my first trimester. Sounds grim but I sucked water off a sponge in very tiny amounts- worth it if you can't manage any other way.

Rosieliveson Fri 12-Jun-15 17:32:30

Hi, I have suffered HG twice now so I certainly empathise. Ice cold lemonade with a splash of lime is a lifesaver here. Buying crushed ice is great as it makes a sort of slush puppy which is so refreshing. Sucking an ice chip was also quite a good solution. In my worst times I could literally only take a teaspoon of liquid every few minutes. It wasn't enough to make me sick and, as my GP said, it was better than nothing.
Frozen grapes are also good, or just regular grapes, one every few minutes if you can. I'm at week 20 now and nauseous a lot but only sick a couple of times a day. My top tip? Don't over face yourself. Even if you feel something is working, go slow. I find the sickness hits really suddenly so little and often is almost always better. Good luck with it flowers

PomeralLights Fri 12-Jun-15 17:45:58

Grapes and lime cordial both worked for me too!

But I love grapes so always ended up eating too many (like three) and being sick sad

Don't know how you are with solids OP but wholewheat pitta was the only thing I could stomach for months. Don't know why specifically because wholewheat bread still made me vom.

Sending hugs and flowers

fanjodisfunction Fri 12-Jun-15 18:29:27

drinking through a straw might help you take small bits, I know when I've been sick it always helped as sipped drink made me throw up again. using a straw I sipped less.

I can't drink water or squash at the minute as it makes me feel sick, I found dandelion and burdock, ginger beer and anything with elderflower in good. I usually drink them flat and at room temp.

fanjodisfunction Fri 12-Jun-15 18:34:54

wonder if you could let the drinks go flat then freeze them into ice cubes?

LostMySocks Fri 12-Jun-15 22:19:56

I found eating ready salted crisps helped me to keep water down

Usernamesarehard Fri 12-Jun-15 22:26:34

Oh op I had this, I did end up on a drip once, but when I came ur of hospital I found I could tolerate shloer for a while... Yy to the suggestion of ice cubes. There's a great hyperemesis support thread on here that kept me sane, too!

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