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honey86 Tue 12-Mar-13 20:56:53

im 6 + 3 today, and its really starting to kick in now so aside from the usual ginger biscuits, any suggestions.
i used to find lemonade did the trick, but now in sick just the thought of it.blushconfused

Wonderland121 Tue 12-Mar-13 20:57:44

I was told flat coke

RainbowsFriend Tue 12-Mar-13 20:58:50

Would love a remedy that actually worked so subbing for ideas.

I've been sick 5 times today, and felt bloody awful the rest of the time...

ButteryJam Tue 12-Mar-13 20:58:57

It really is different for everyone!

Go with your body tells you. If its craving for Hula Hoops or Salt & Vinegar crisps just have that.

CareerGirl01 Tue 12-Mar-13 21:02:29

Try and keep hydrated - that will help too.

Chocotrekkie Tue 12-Mar-13 21:03:50

I wore those travel sickness bands which worked for me - certainly noticed the difference when I took them off !

Smitten1981 Tue 12-Mar-13 21:10:13

The only things that work for me are sparkling water and Extra chewing gum or some mints.

DancingInTheMoonlight Tue 12-Mar-13 21:14:07

Only thing i could eat was cheese and onion cheese sandwiches and curry with lots of garlic and ginger for 11 weeks.... Strong flavours...

SoHHKB Tue 12-Mar-13 21:17:40

Nibble jacobs crackers constantly...

MisselthwaiteManor Wed 13-Mar-13 05:36:00

All that worked for me was eating non-stop! Plain, tasteless, carbs. Crisps, crackers, pasta. Hot cups of tea helped a little bit. If I remembered I kept a banana by the bed ready to eat as soon as I woke up as they seemed to help. Everyones different though, eat whatever you crave and hope for the best!

FadBook Wed 13-Mar-13 06:08:52

I agree, everyone is different, hope you feel better soon OP. I had horrendous sickness (up to 5 times a day) and when not sick, had nausea, truly awful at the time - you can't see the end, but it does come. My food intake from 5 weeks to 15 weeks consisted of:

Citrus fruits like clementines
Weetabix (went off in the end)
Hard Boiled eggs
Sandwiches (home made, blah to shop brought soggy ones grin)
I just couldn't keep much down and went off all "fried" food and meat (v unlike me!)

One tip I was told was never get hungry. I used to take all of the above to work and just graze all day with no set meals. I did actually loose weight in my 1st trimester because my sickness and food intake was so bad --made up for it by the 3rd trimester--grin

Somermummy1 Wed 13-Mar-13 06:49:47

Hob nobs got me through morning sickness for two pregnancies x

SourSweets Wed 13-Mar-13 08:37:06

Sour things worked for me. I used to eat lemons by the bucket-load. Also eating frequently. The hungrier you get the sicker you'll feel. Good luck finding something!

rosiedays Wed 13-Mar-13 08:41:37

Hi, my sickness stoped 2 weeks ago.... OMG i feel your pain thanks I was usless for weeks. the best things i found was to except i was going to bring back up what ever went down and stuck to things that that made 'nice sick'blushLOL there is light, it should pass.

lockie1983 Wed 13-Mar-13 08:55:09

Eating non-stop: crackers, plain crisps and toast, humbugs ...

The two things that made a HUGE difference were: taking my vitamin in the evening (rather than first thing in the morning) and eating a rich tea biscuit before getting out of bed.

Hope this passes for you soon honey - don't do what I did (freak out on the days I had no morning sickness and make myself sick with worry), enjoy any restbites you get wink

Grumpla Wed 13-Mar-13 09:00:33



SuffolkNWhat Wed 13-Mar-13 09:01:50


Off for my next set this morning but then again I had HG last time and this is heading the same way.

Empress77 Wed 13-Mar-13 09:07:23

Im wearing the antisickness bands constantly. Had no idea morning sickness would be this bad!

vladthedisorganised Wed 13-Mar-13 09:11:40

Everyone's different but both this time and last time, peanuts were something like a miracle cure for me - a handful of peanuts stopped the sickness in its tracks and actually made me feel OK.
Just as well they've taken them off the 'banned' list as I can now admit this to my midwife!

bluer Wed 13-Mar-13 09:29:40

Salt and vinegar chipsticks...never ate them much before and haven't had them since ms stopped at 13 Weeks.

spinaltap Wed 13-Mar-13 09:41:03

Acupuncture works for some people. It didn't stop me feeling sick but I definitely vomited less after having it.

Also if I went more than an hour and a half without eating something I was sick. Little and often was the best thing for me.

But I think you just have to wait it out! Lying on the sofa groaning was about all I could do for a few weeks.

wispa31 Wed 13-Mar-13 09:52:30

cyclizine is my friend smile

been unlucky with hg myself. its awful. was doing well after my spell in hospital 2-3 weeks back but alas, my tablets finished on sunday and i thought i would try going without them to see if sickness had settled as id been feeling great. fast forward to last night and the vomiting came back with a vengeance. sad damn it! back to doc first thing for another lot.
ive found ive gone off sweet foods, been eating mostly cheese and oatcakes and toast as snacks, and living on my mums stew last few days.
ginger biccys do nothing. crackers sometimes help. eggs are disgusting when being sick.
ice cold flat coke was all i would drink when really dehydrated. can manage cups of tea now. when i was really bad i had to have tsp sugar in which i dont normally do.
if you are being sick through the day do go and see your gp. they can give you tablets to take to help, as even the nausea is horrendous and really debilitating(sp).

Paradisefound Wed 13-Mar-13 11:01:12

Still on cyclazine at 35 weeks.
For me:
Avoid tap water
Eat little and often
Get plenty of rest
Looking at screens tv, laptop, iPad makes it worse
Ask others for help.. Housework, cooking, child care etc

If you can't keep fluids down for more than a couple of days seek medical help, if GP useless go to A&E.
Hope you feel better soon.... It's bloody awful, but gets better eventually I promise.

Nyunya Wed 13-Mar-13 11:07:58

Eating constantly.

And lots of sleep, I got bad in the afternoons/evenings when I was tired. Found that sleeping 12 hrs at night really helped with the sickness.

harleyd Wed 13-Mar-13 11:09:06

cyclizine and banana milkshake

IncaAztec Wed 13-Mar-13 11:11:18

Get thee to the docs if its bad - i only went last week as I had atrocious nausea (no vomiting) from 5 weeks (now 13). Prescribed Phenergan (type of travel sickness tablets but work for nausea).

I struggled on for too long - don't be a martyr and do the same as me!

catlady1 Wed 13-Mar-13 11:16:56

Orange juice and lucozade seemed to take the edge off a bit for me, or at least make the sick taste a bit nicer grin I had to keep a glass of something sweet by the bed, so I could neck it before I got up and avoid twenty minutes of choking up awful yellow bile.

Other than that, dry carby foods like others suggested - crackers, toast, dry cereal, crisps etc. The only problem with foods like that is that, when they don't work and you throw up anyway, they have a tendency to scratch your throat to buggery on the way back up.

At about twelve weeks I started to crave red meat, and found that steak pretty much cured me for a few hours. Maybe anaemia has something to do with it?

SeriousStuff Wed 13-Mar-13 11:17:04

I'm still suffering and these are my tips:

- Spicy food
- Or food like onions/garlic which leave a lasting taste

- Orange juice and lemonade
- Lime cordial and lemonade
- Strong Ribena
- Orange Lucozade
(but remember to brush your teeth if you drink all these!)
- Cornflakes for breakfast (I've just managed porridge this morning too!)
- Toast
- Heinz tomato soup (with toast)
- Ham salad or cheese and tomato sandwiches
- Eat little and often e.g. if you're having a sandwich, have one have at 12pm, then the other at 1pm...
- If you have a craving e.g. salt and vinegar crisps (like I did, sat in my car at the petrol pump, hoovering them up with no shame!) just do it, but don't gorge. Just have enough to satisfy the craving
- Grapes (the only fruit I can stomach at the moment!) with cubes of cheddar!
- My DH makes amazing homemade pizzas and they've been great for getting some more veg in me! The crust is plain and I'm happy to eat tomato, then I just have what I can stomach on top - have found that mushrooms, tomato, ham and pineapple and a little cheese works well

Some of the above, I just had to force myself to eat them. I find that the thought of eating is worse than the act itself so getting my DH to cook something that I don't see until I'm eating it also helps.

But agree that everyone's different - I can't stomach anything sweet (unless they're also bitter/sour like the drinks above) but others only want chocolate.

Msbluesky32 Wed 13-Mar-13 11:40:58

I'm with nyunya eat as often as you can as an empty stomach is by far the worst thing for it.

You might panic that you'll put on tonnes of weight - chances are you might a bit at first - i put on half a stone in the first trimester...but I'm 36 weeks now and can barely eat because there is no room left and i feel full really quickly. The overall effect has been I put on weight quite quickly but was weighed yesterday and have only gained 10lbs since my first booking appointment (so about a stone in total). Baby is still growing really well though - I guess I'm just not getting the benefits of it! smile

pugoff Wed 13-Mar-13 17:54:40

Greggs sausage, bean & cheese melt

Not nec in that order.

RainbowsFriend Wed 13-Mar-13 18:11:14

Well a greasy cheese and onion pasty hit the spot this morning.... then came back up 4 hours later. Well at least that was 4 hours vomit free! grin

Teaandflapjacks Wed 13-Mar-13 19:02:02

Salt and vinegar crisps -partic pringles. I got through tons of them - helped get rid of that foul taste I had that no amount of mouthwash/scrubbing tongue and teeth would shift! I have read from other ladies before this helped them too. I found plain water awful actually - i like very cold ribena quite diluted, or lime cordial with fizzy water also good. i found meat made me worse, and contrary to the other people, anything too greasy was a no no. I did find cornflakes with full fat milk ok weirdly, and sandwiches made of a small amount of cheese, pickle or tomatoes, with crust cuts off like a child into tiny triangles (!) ok, and plain pasta, sometime with some cheese sprinkled on it. Nothing too rich - think what you would feed a toddler, and that was what worked for me! Oh and sweets - I guess for sugar - anything your body can quickly get energy from in case your sick is what I think your body is doing!

honey86 Thu 14-Mar-13 00:16:55

mmm the salt n vinegar chipsticks sound tempting actually.... i think slush puppies too x

recall Thu 14-Mar-13 00:23:30

sip cold milk every ten minutes

sniff newspapers

Empress77 Thu 14-Mar-13 09:38:26

o yes the salt and vinegar chipsticks and squares are amazing.

Teaandflapjacks Thu 14-Mar-13 09:41:47

we can't get them in germany - only S&V pringles. I look forward to stuffing my face with them when I do my last UK trip before the baby comes at easter!! S&V discos and squares - 1 pack in each hand. num num.

BB01 Thu 14-Mar-13 13:15:38

In desperation I started taking ginger capsules and wearing travel bands. 3 days later, the worst of the nausea had gone. Could have been pure coincidence though!

honey86 Fri 15-Mar-13 09:51:16

never heard of sniffing newspapers before grin

Fakebook Fri 15-Mar-13 09:58:47

Hot sweet tea and those heart/triangle/rectangle cheesey biscuity things.

Mandytm Fri 15-Mar-13 10:09:30

At 10 weeks I was throwing up about half of what I ate. I saw my doctor and she gave me something that 100% stopped the vomiting and 90% stopped the nausea.

So see your doctor! I can't stand the old fashioned view that women should just get on with it.

I was at a grey and vomit covered, almost Exorcist-like point, where if I heard someone suggest ginger biscuits or dry crackers I may have throttled them. Very little helped except medication.

The only other things that had an effect on the nausea was getting plenty of sleep and also keeping something protein based in my stomach at all times.

As horrible as it was, it passed at 15 weeks and my energy levels returned to normal.

knittingirl Fri 15-Mar-13 12:29:36

Lots and lots of sleep made a big difference for me (10-12 hours a night). Also, eating constantly - crackers were really good to nibble on.

abbyfromoz Fri 15-Mar-13 12:38:27

I really sympathise. i threw up from week 6 (i remember the day) to week 35.... At the beginning about 10 times a day and by the end had it down to once a day. I saw the doc and they gave me... Wait for it... Motion sickness over the counter drugs... Needless to say they did nothing whatsoever and i could have screamed (had i the energy to do so)... I know this sounds unreasonable but when i saw the treatment the D of C got for chronic morning sickness my blood boiled.. Happy she got adequate care but unimpressed with the attitude i received from GP. i was fobbed off when i sought help in desperation...
My tip to you- coping...
Doggy bags in handbag+ nappy wipes+ hand sanitizer+ water
Eat a banana or wheetbix or something you find easier to throw back up- rice is not one of these things!
I know its the last thing you will want but to try and keep up energy i drank a lot of freshly squeezed juice...

I really hope and pray it goes away quickly but if it's any consolation it's a sign of a healthy pregnancy. After a previous mc i found this very reassuring.

All the best and congrats xx

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Fri 15-Mar-13 12:46:29

My mum recommended sparkling water and while it did not take it away completely, it definitely made me feel lots better even if just for a short while.

I'm drinking fizzy water and bitter lemon - both seem to help that rotten taste in my mouth.

Loving chocolate and bread with cheese too as it seems to stop the waves of nausea. Melon is also good.

But I never take off my seaband bracelets and they really do seem to help!

Cavort Fri 15-Mar-13 13:21:06

Any ice-cold drink eased it for me. Literally with ice from the bottom to the top of the glass.

CourgetteSmuggler Fri 15-Mar-13 13:26:23

Mine was horrendous, also ended up in A&E after being sick 7-10 times per day from week 6-24! I lost 1.5 Stone which came straight back on but found that the Twinnings herbal teas were amazing, they smell much nicer than they taste and also keeping yourself busy. The more you think about feeling sick the worse it gets!

MrsSpagBol Fri 15-Mar-13 13:44:39

Salty crisps
Ginger ale
Citrus fruit
Stodge like mac cheese, croissants etc
Eat /sleep BEFORE you feel like death
Don't run around like a headless chicken on an empty stomach

NO mints

MrsSpagBol Fri 15-Mar-13 13:45:32

oh and ginger capsules from Boots saved my life. I was literally puking ALL the time and I am a chef. You can see how this would NOT work.

Teeny tiny sips of water, keep a bottle with you all day.

Motion sickness bands, wear all the time!

Dont live for the magic 12 week date! I did with DS1 and was devastated when I didn't get better, I got much worse! (sorry) Take one day at a time.

The most important one for me, but only really do-able if you have understanding bosses and no children, is rest, rest and more rest!

Hope it passes quickly for you smile

BabyOuch Fri 15-Mar-13 14:14:05

Hi I am 16+1 and the sickness is starting to subside a little. I found smells, like cigarettes, coffee etc all turned my stomach too. I have been wretching in work all times of the day. I found carbs and little and often, toast, crumpets etc.

Molehillmountain Fri 15-Mar-13 15:06:27

Sucking boiled sweets helped. My teeth seem unscathed!

ItsOkayItsJustMyBreath Fri 15-Mar-13 15:09:31


MoodyDidIt Fri 15-Mar-13 15:34:15

oh god i am dreading this

has not fully kicked in yet but marking place

hobnob57 Fri 15-Mar-13 15:45:42

Depending how bad it is;
Prochlorperazine from GP
Sip warm boiled water
Nibble iceberg lettuce
Jelly sweets
Caesar salad
Eat the most in the middle of the day
Stay busy, if you can get out of foetal position that is!
Sea bands (worked for 1/3 pgs)

anonymosity Fri 15-Mar-13 16:56:09

half a not over-ripe banana. The potassium and natural sugar was the only thing that could get me out of bed in the 1st trimester.

BikeRunSki Fri 15-Mar-13 17:01:23

Pregnancy Sickness Support

Also, ondasnestron and Mini Cheddars.

Loving this thread. I am 7+5 with second and first was a nausea nightmare from beginning to end. Have had severe sickness all week and am dreading the rest of the pregnancy. The only thing that makes me feel better (apart from being asleep!) is coming on here to read about other people's experiences. Not in a horrible way! grin I mean reading that people get over it and what people do to make themselves feel better. smile

midastouch Fri 15-Mar-13 18:50:28

Nothing at all i tried absolutely everything! Sleeping through it if you can. try and keep hydrated, ice cold water was the only thing i could keep down. Mine went away the day i gave birth! Its so unfair some people dont get it at all.

I know...I am obsessed with people who are pregnant who ENJOY it! I look at 'sleb's going off to red carpet events and think...where are you getting your energy from? Even when i didn't feel like voming myself to death the first time, all i wanted to do was lie face down on the sofa! And I am normally quite active! I used to LOVE zumba! I've had to delete myself from the zumba group on facebook because i am so jealous of other people going off to jump around and be silly for an hour. grin

Pudgy2011 Fri 15-Mar-13 19:25:56

The only thing that helped me were drugs and plenty of them. I couldn't eat anything though, was throwing up multiple times a day and could barely keep water down. Drugs were great and I won't hesitate to take them the next time either.

Ironically ginger made me puke. And so did the pregnacare tablets I was taking. Thankfully my OBGYN told me only to take folic acid and once I hit about 14 weeks, gave me a script for pregnancy vitamins without iron in (apparently the iron in the pregnancy vitamins can make some people really sick).

honey86 Fri 15-Mar-13 19:32:28

me too jess smile n im only 6 days behind you sad dreading the early morning bit cos i know im going to feel awful... just wanna get this first trimester over with...
its mostly bad nausea, feeling on the verge on retching but not actually doin any

honey86 Fri 15-Mar-13 19:45:56

i always assumed that iron would benefit me cos im prone to anaemia in pregnancy.. prob will again confused

Pudgy2011 Fri 15-Mar-13 20:21:57

I asked the doctor the same thing and he said that early in the first trimester you don't particularly need the pregnancy vitamins or the iron. Only the folic acid.
He told me to get past the sickness first and then he put me on the non-iron tablets which didn't cause me to barf.

Later in the pregnancy, around 30 weeks I started becoming slightly anaemic, at which point he put me on iron tablets too. No nausea from them at that point.

nannyl Fri 15-Mar-13 22:58:38

if you feel you arnt coping or that its more than morning sickness get to DR asap and insist on anti-emtics...which may help things slightly, and may or may not stop you dehrdrating to the point where you need to be in hospital.

On my 2nd HG pregnancy now, and have concluded that child birth is the answer, vomited until 1 hour before dd1 was born, my total pregnancy vomits so far (40 + 1 last time and 26 weeks now) must be at least 1000......

also if dr suggests you go to hospital, dont fight it and do go, cause IV drugs and pints and pints of IV fluids, help you feel better for a short while too

StillRockin Sat 16-Mar-13 10:16:46

Well you were on the right track with the ginger biscuits. You just need more of it! Grated ginger, boiled for 5 minutes, with honey or lemon, to make strong ginger tea. Or if you don't like the taste, take ginger in capsules.

RainbowsFriend Sat 16-Mar-13 16:05:39

Well after a dreadful day yesterday - when I actually threw up pretty much every hour, and felt dreadful in between - today I have either discovered something that works, or my symptoms are reducing...

(yesterday I was actually carrying a bucket around at work from classroom to classroom... would nip into the prep room between lessons to vomit - grim)

Anyway - today's cure is = Umpteen rich tea biscuits, and either Proper flat lemonade - really tart, or pineapple juice. And tuna mayo on toast.

Lydia161290 Sat 16-Mar-13 16:07:27

I found soda water a brilliant help.

nannyl Sun 17-Mar-13 15:05:24

sorry to hear you are so poorly... vomitting hourly is getting on for hyperemeisis.

do go over the the hyperemisis support, and get to your doctor if it continues.

if you continue vomiting hourly you have to be very careful about dehydrating (which can be inevitable)

if you dehydrate badly you will feel awful (like death)....

eat what you can when you can and drink what you can when you can, and if you cant cope go to dr.

hope you improve soon

ananikifo Sun 17-Mar-13 15:19:46

I'm living on belvita biscuits (the plain ones) and ocean spray cranberry juice. All other cranberry juices I've tried we're too sweet and not tart enough but cold ocean spray is do refreshing and wonderful! I also do better with boring foods like jacket potato with plain cottage cheese and a turkey breast sub from subway (with not much sauce in it).

Hello ladies. I actually find that anything with even the slightest bit of acid in (even squash) makes me feel sick...so i can't have lemonade or juice. Which i am gutted about because there's nothing better when you want to re-hydrate. The only liquid i can have, when i'm in the throes of it, is fizzy water or herbal tea. I had a good day yesterday which really surprised me. I wasn't sick and i managed to get out of the house. Even getting up and having a shower was a first all week, let alone leaving the house. I haven't felt quite so perky today, prob cos i over did it yesterday (trying to get everything organised for when i felt rubbish again! hmm ) but still haven't been sick. But then i did that inevitable thing of thinking....Ok i've stopped feeling so bad, maybe something's wrong?!!!! confused But of course, i know i am being ridic!!!! grin and the wave of nausea washing over me now is reassuring me of that!

honey86 Sun 17-Mar-13 18:12:34

when i feel fine, i think 'is something wrong?'

when i feel sick, i think 'ohhogohgodohgod what was i worryin about!!'

then when i feel fine again i think 'hmm... is something wrong?'

and so on grin

just forced down a meal in the hope that itll help... so far im bitterly disappointed blush

RainbowsFriend Sun 17-Mar-13 18:45:07

honey86 Same here! I had a really good day sickness-wise yesterday - and so in my head it had all gone terribly wrong.

nannyl thanks for that - I keep wondering if I am getting near HG - but it's only the odd days that I feel that bad - and I've actually put on 4 pounds due to the constant eating biscuits etc that I have to do... I am fairly sure I am getting dehydrated though as I am only weeing maybe twice a day and it is very dark - but fluids make me feel awful....

On the lemonade again today though - finally a liquid I can drink that doesn't make me wretch!

cupcake78 Sun 17-Mar-13 18:49:32

2 x HG pregnancies and a very understanding gp who had been through similar.

She also said the only cure is time and/or childbirth.

You can't fight it, you have to go with it! Eat whatever you can stand.

honey86 Sun 17-Mar-13 19:04:47

i agree... it takes me alot of browsing extensively at the supermarket to find something i can bear the thought of eating but i do find sumthing eventually x

RainbowsFriend Sun 17-Mar-13 19:06:58

Poor DP keeps getting sent out for food I fancy - then I go off it the next day and it lingers in the cupboards!

Crisps, ice cream, cuppa soups, melon.....

honey86 Sun 17-Mar-13 19:16:15

rainbows grin just like me... buy something... look at it when im home... go green in the face grin

RainbowsFriend Sun 17-Mar-13 19:33:33

Annoying isn't it? I can't even buy any food as if I do I will have gone off it by the time it has come home - I'm better if DP buys it.

I also can't eat anything I prepare other than toast....

ATouchOfStuffing Sun 17-Mar-13 19:35:08

Marmite on toast was all I wanted early on. I remember being really surprised at actually having my tummy rumble at 16 weeks as I had felt so off my food until then! I seem to remember reading something about marmite helping somehow with morning sickness, and it did for me smile

ATouchOfStuffing Sun 17-Mar-13 19:35:52

Oh and eating little and often. The hungrier you get (even if you don't actually feel it, IYSWIM) the worse you will feel, so nibbling on stuff is better than not eating.

nannyl Sun 17-Mar-13 21:04:17

if you have HG eating little and often and ginger and other "wives tales" are highly unlikely to help.

anti-emetics if you can get your Dr to prescribe them, might, though i always had to like down 100% still, in absolute darkness and concentrate on breathing to try to keep then in me for the 1 hour they need to be in me... easier said than done, and didnt always work.

always take a urine sample (my dr got used to me taking in a bottle with about 1 drip of wee in the bottom for her to dip her stick into), and honestly, as awful as being admitted to hospital is, IV rehydration, and IV drugs do make you feel better for a short while (and feeling better for anytime at all is worth it)

Rainbows & Honey ....omg ditto that! Been feeling so guilty about the food in the cupboards and fridge that I can't even look at! Have a huge watermelon in the fridge with one slice gone! Sent DH out for chips earlier.... Could only face a peanut butter roll when he got in!!!! confusedgrin

I like Marmite on toast and I find it def helps to make sure stomach is never empty. It's hard work trying to think of things to put in it tho!!!! smile

honey86 Tue 19-Mar-13 07:46:08

it got me again, soon as i opened my eyes this morning confused gerrrrr x

And me. I feel really teary today. So fed up with feeling like this. AND knowing it's going to last for another 7.5 months.

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