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all day nausea - what helps?

(30 Posts)
Craftycakey15 Sun 20-Mar-16 20:07:13

I'm only 8 weeks pregnant and, at the moment, I have nausea all day after I have breakfast til I go to bed! I have tried some ginger sweets that didn't seem to help much and got the pukka three ginger tea today which is disgusting and tastes of turmeric.

Please tell me what helped you and when I can hope for this to end! confused

Afreshstartplease Sun 20-Mar-16 20:08:51

Biscuits

Rich tea or hobnobs

AnnaBanana25 Sun 20-Mar-16 20:15:19

I find mints offer temporary relief. Make sure you don't go hungry at any point as it makes it worse. Other than that, watching for ideas too!!!

LostAtTheFair Sun 20-Mar-16 20:18:06

Wristbands for children's' travel sickness worked well for me. They're available in pharmacies. They press on acupressure points and really really helped but the downside is that they are conspicuous so I had to leave them off at work before I told my boss/colleagues.

Craftycakey15 Sun 20-Mar-16 20:18:49

Can you use wristbands for adults? I just ordered one on Amazon?

LostAtTheFair Sun 20-Mar-16 20:24:41

Yes I used them with no problems. They're supposed to be somewhat tight so that the bead can apply pressure to the pressure point. However I have to say that I have quite narrow wrists, though not childlike!

SliceOfLime Sun 20-Mar-16 20:27:53

Nothing got rid of the nausea (I had hyperemesis) but things you can try
- eat little and often
- bland carbs - toast, shortbread fingers, mashed potato, er crisps and chips!
- sip water / flat lemonade / anything you can keep down little and often
- mints or any other sweets you like the taste of, to keep that horrible metallic taste away
- don't stress about eating fresh vegetables etc if the very thought makes you want to throw up, take vitamins and just eat whatever you can manage

Some people recommend acupuncture, I've never tried it myself. Ginger also did not work for me, in fact I went right off it and still don't like it much.

The only thing that stopped the sickness for me was having the baby, sorry! smile

Sophia1984 Sun 20-Mar-16 22:03:18

Tic tacs

Ohwoolballs Sun 20-Mar-16 22:06:18

I couldn't even keep down water at my worst, my solution was ice lollies. Cool, refreshing and I really needed the sugar. 6am at the train station and I was crunching on a triangle callipo 😬

Congratulations! 🍰🌻

Craftycakey15 Sun 20-Mar-16 22:11:55

I will try these things. I don't actually vomit. Wish I did so I could feel some relief! The thought of a lot of these suggestions make me sick though lol

fusspot66 Sun 20-Mar-16 22:14:16

Constant sips of very cold water for me. Constant nibbling on savoury crackers etc.
Lots of sleep.

Philoslothy Sun 20-Mar-16 22:18:00

The only thing they worked for me was rest. Citrus fruit relieved it a little

JennyOnAPlate Sun 20-Mar-16 22:21:32

I sucked a lot of boiled sweets. I found the only time the nausea abated was when I was eating!

If it's any consolation, my nausea disappeared completely at around 14 weeks with both dc.

TinySombrero Sun 20-Mar-16 22:21:46

Yes to rest helping.

Fizzy ginger ale helped me a lot in the early stages.

Later on curries were OK (surprising!y) and seemed to help - again maybe the ginger?

Bin85 Sun 20-Mar-16 22:23:41

Water biscuits

Pinkheart5915 Sun 20-Mar-16 22:27:57

Ice lolly
Ginger bread, Ginger buscuits
Plain buscuits
Suck mints
Plain crackers
I am strange I find sipping full fat cola helped
I also find nibbling a couple of ginger buscuits before I'm out of bed helps

Beesneeze82 Sun 20-Mar-16 22:28:12

I'm in the midst of this atm too. I've found not letting myself get hungry (max couple of hours between snacks and small meals) and rest to be the things that have worked.

Beesneeze82 Sun 20-Mar-16 22:29:24

Oh and I forgot... Pepsi max!

bingeddybongo Mon 21-Mar-16 11:12:16

The only thing that made it even vaguely tolerable for me was having something in my mouth that tasted nice. I quickly discovered constantly eating wasn't ideal and ended up consuming my bodyweight in Werther's Originals instead, the first 12-16 weeks of each pregnancy. Looked incredibly rude in meetings at work but I didn't give a monkey's ;) Dread to think what it's done to my teeth though. Hang on in there, it's horrendous but will hopefully be over soon.

sepa Mon 21-Mar-16 12:46:17

Full fat Coke was the only thing that helped me

B1rdinthebush Mon 21-Mar-16 14:02:36

I would make sure to keep Ritz crackers by my bed and to eat them before I got up to bring my bloody sugar level up. Then it was just eating little and often. And lots of Extra Strong Mints.

I just ate whatever I could stomach and took a good prenatal vitamin. I made up for it nutrition wise in my second trimester when I could look at food without wanting to cry.

outputgap Mon 21-Mar-16 14:13:32

Ice lollies.

Lying with my feet off the floor (something to do with your balance system).

Acupressure bands.

Drugs from the doctor! Cyclazine. (The best by far of all the above.)

Throwing up - made me feel better for about 5 minutes.

And apparently quite large doses of vitamin b6 are widely prescribed and successful in the US. I tried it but it didn't work for me, sadly.

louise2011 Mon 21-Mar-16 15:39:15

I needed medication for the all consuming all day nausea too. Just horrific.
Orange barley sugar boiled sweets, plain boiled rice, ready brek thick.
With all pregnancies passed about 16wks which will seem like forever when you are dealing with it now.
I went on to have 4 over 10lb babies!

Mousefinkle Mon 21-Mar-16 16:31:20

Oh god I tried everything on the usual lists including fresh ginger once which was rancid. Pharmacist recommended rich tea biscuits, didn't work. The MW gave me these ice pops that had been created to specifically help with pregnancy nausea in my first pregnancy but they didn't work. I was so sick even the sight of some things made me sick. I'll never forget watching an episode of big brothers little brother when George lamb presented it and they were doing some gross task that involved eating disgusting food and I vomited all over the rug blush.

The only thing that slightly helped was mints. My Nan suggested that. Trebor extra strong mints. Lucozade helped a little too.

Craftycakey15 Mon 21-Mar-16 20:24:31

Thank you all. I took this list with me to the supermarket and bought lots of mints, fizzy drinks etc. I had some flat ginger ale this evening and it really helped but I have stuck to toast and bagels today as feel too scared to eat proper food. The problem is I have severe constipation from progesterone I'm taking and was trying to have a high fibre diet but the past few days the nausea has become constant so I will focus on eating for that!!! Fun hey?

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