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if one more person tells me to eat a ginger biscuit I will punch them in the face

(192 Posts)
AbiElizabeth Fri 31-May-13 12:15:57

Seriously. Whoever came up with that little gem that eating ginger biscuits or any form of ginger will help morning sickness was a liar.

I have tried on many occasions to eat one of the sodding biscuits when I am feeling queasy and every single time it makes me vomit or feel worse. Usually both.

So i'm saying it loud guys. I call bullshit on ginger

kelda Fri 31-May-13 12:17:04

Have you tried a rice cracker first thing in the morning?

<runs very fast>

seeker Fri 31-May-13 12:19:14

Have you tried fresh ginger tea? Steep grated fresh ginger in boiling water, and put a spoonful or to in ordinary tea.

<ducks to avoid scary pregnant woman>

Nothing really worked for me. I was sick just about everyday until 16 weeks and a few times a week until 32 weeks. I could only eat toast, it was the only thing that made me feel slightly better.

I agree, the ginger biscuits thing is a pile of crap.

AbiElizabeth Fri 31-May-13 12:21:57

I can only imagine ginger tea to be horrible. I don't like any other tea apart from proper tea.

A rice cracker? no I have not but i'll give it a go. Can't be worse than ginger biscuits...

seeker Fri 31-May-13 12:25:53

Honestly- try ginger tea. You can blame me if you don't like it, which will be therapeutic in itself.

MisselthwaiteManor Fri 31-May-13 12:26:09

Ginger tea is vile. I tried ginger lemon and mango tea. Ginger lemon and mango is not a fun combination when you already feel nauseous.

kelda Fri 31-May-13 12:26:26

Nothing worked for me either. People would say 'but how do you know when you haven't tried it'

because even the thought of it makes me want to puke, that's why.

Really nothing cured morning sickness for me, apart from childbirth.

seeker Fri 31-May-13 12:27:01

No- it's real tea with fresh ginger added. It's lovely.

kelda Fri 31-May-13 12:27:22

To be honest the thought of ginger tea makes me feel a bit sick even now. And I'm not even pregnant.

OKnotOK Fri 31-May-13 12:30:14

Ginger biscuits worked for me!!? (only me then!)

Have you tried arrowroot biscuits?

runs from everyone who thinks ginger biccys are crap

NeedsAHome Fri 31-May-13 12:31:56

Hula hoops.

DuttyWine Fri 31-May-13 12:34:08

Marmite and drink soda water

Daisy17 Fri 31-May-13 12:34:21

You see, they worked for me! So I suggest it to people. Because it might help....

sprite25 Fri 31-May-13 12:34:54

I never liked ginger biscuits anyway but tried them plus ginger ale to try and help, they didn't and now even just the words make my stomach turn. Hated hearing the constant list of things people kept telling me to eat/drink/do that would help, I just rolled my eyes at them as I had already tried everything and none of it worked.

Daisy17 Fri 31-May-13 12:35:11

As did melon, strangely. You could try that instead?!

kelda Fri 31-May-13 12:40:37

Oh I love ginger biscuits normally. Just not during pregnancy.

YonicTheHedgehog Fri 31-May-13 12:44:48

Sea bands worked for me. Ginger biscuits not so much.

Lydia161290 Fri 31-May-13 12:47:57

Different things work for different women!

I was told to try dry biscuits like rich tea, ginger and ginger tea. Vomited up the lot and have gone off tea completely via pregnancy (haven't touched a cup)

My blessing in disguise for MS was soda water and Jacob's crackers!

AbiElizabeth Fri 31-May-13 12:51:32

i have discovered icelollys help slightly but if I eat anything even slightly resembling a meal it comes straight back up. I couldn't even handle toast this morning.

fuzzywuzzy Fri 31-May-13 12:59:40

I tried ginger, accupressure bands, eating little and often, resting loads, drinking teaspoons of flat pepsi.

For morning sickness it doesn't help altho I wore the seasickness bands for around 6 months as I think the psychosomatic effects helped.

sickness remedies work....for bugs and viruses, not so much pregnancy induced sickness imo,

katemeister Fri 31-May-13 13:03:41

Ha ha, I feel very similar to OP when someone mentions a ginger biscuit. Or "make sure you eat as soon as you wake up" tried it, puked half way through a rich tea biscuit into the bin by my bed this morning. I think that is what is so frustrating - it's so different for each individual!

cathpip Fri 31-May-13 13:04:06

Anything that tasted of ginger made me vomit as wellsmile

Same here - bloody ginger!

I would get some biscuits (whatever you fancy - I had a thing for Tuc cheese biscuits!) and stash them next to the bed. Eat a couple in the morning before even lifting your head off the pillow.

AbiElizabeth Fri 31-May-13 13:08:49

everyone just seems so sure that their method will work and when I tell them it didn't work I am apparently doing it wrong.

My dad popped in this morning and asked how I was doing and if the biscuits he got me were helping. I told him they were making me worse and he said I was apparently eating them wrong hmm How on earth do you eat a biscuit wrong?! I told him he could take the biscuits with him when he left and he called me ungrateful and said they worked for my mother. I just said good for her and closed the door in his face haha.

mumoftwoboysS Fri 31-May-13 13:10:19

I didn't fancy ginger biscuits - the only thing that worked for me was 2 pieces of toast (sometimes with jam sometimes just butter) in the morning to help the nausea subside. One piece wasn't enough!

Is hard tho, like someone else said what works for one person...

Thesunrising Fri 31-May-13 13:10:39

I second ice lollies and can recommend chewing on slices of lime to help get rid of vile sour taste in your mouth if that's something you're suffering from too. I'm 18 weeks pregnant and the nausea is only just starting to subside - heartily sick of this sickness!

AdoraBell Fri 31-May-13 13:10:46

Ginger biscuits gave me heartburn. Fresh ginger worked though and so did fresh garlic in any form. I realise that may not sound very appealing but for me it works on every kind of nausea and was the thing I relied upon for 5 months of my pregnancy.

roundtower Fri 31-May-13 13:10:58

I sympathise OP. Shortly after being hospitalised for hyperemesis I attempted to attend antenatal classes. Despite knowing I had been on a drip and prescribed meds for the awful sickness the health visitor helpfully suggested ginger biscuits hmm

Are you keeping liquids down? Able to stay hydrated?

Manchesterhistorygirl Fri 31-May-13 13:12:17

I hear you OP.

I could only stomach some really sharp lemony sweets called "Preggy pops" shock. I was sick as a dog until 16 weeks with ds1 and totally understand your pain.

GotAnyGrapes Fri 31-May-13 13:17:19

I had HG and was so ill I needed hospitalisation yet I was still being told to eat a ginger biscuit on my way to work!!!! On my way to work!?!?!? Are you kidding me? I couldn't even move from one side of the bed to the other. Most drs and midwives had no clue about HG either.

AbiElizabeth Fri 31-May-13 13:23:16

I haven't been so bad the last few days and stupidly thought I was getting over the sickness. Today it is back with a vengeance though. Not even keeping water down today. Currently flopped on the sofa sniffing a lemon because the smell seems to calm the nausea. 11 weeks today so got a long way to go sad

CabbageLooking Fri 31-May-13 13:26:22

The only thing that was of any use to me were Haribo Tangtastics. Other sweets will do but they must be fizzy and sour. (Please don't hit me if it doesn't work for you).

LottyLikesWindows Fri 31-May-13 13:27:10

OP I'll hold them down. Have gone off all things gingery. Eeew!

AbiElizabeth Fri 31-May-13 13:29:46

oooh cabbage i would love some tangfastics. It's okay, you're safe from a beating because you suggested something that I actually like grin

Gonnabmummy Fri 31-May-13 13:30:37

Lovely buttered toast or better still crumpets always worked in the morning for me. And tea time mine was a lot worse a lovely twister ice lolly was my saviour smile

Amazinggg Fri 31-May-13 13:36:38

I started a thread with I think the exact same title about 2 years ago grin I thought this was it being bumped!

On the plus side I have a gorgeous 18mo and we baked ginger biscuits together this week. Would you like one? <runs>

Go to doc and get some cyclizine if it's really bad - sorted me out, still felt awful but stopped the actual vomiting.

BentleyBelly Fri 31-May-13 13:55:55

Try oranges...bit fat juicy oranges, they helped me. Just the thought of ginger makes me feel worse. I feel the same way about people commenting on my bump now, if one more person tells me how big I am getting I may not be held responsible for my actions!

AbiElizabeth Fri 31-May-13 14:06:09

haha how funny amazing it's clearly a hot topic with us pregnant ladies.

PopcornGrace Fri 31-May-13 14:07:23

Pepsi (full fat kind)
Corn nuts
Bran flakes with soya milk.
Sea bands

Totally agree about the ginger.

Think Ill get some crumpets later . Evenings from 5 pm are the worst.

Lamazeroo Fri 31-May-13 14:24:47

Can't believe no one has suggested acupuncture. That was the only thing which stopped me vomiting. Honestly, it was like an off switch. Please go and see someone TODAY, it's pretty miraculous stuff.

AbiElizabeth Fri 31-May-13 14:33:14

i'm not sure i'm okay with someone sticking needles into me...i'de rather eat ginger biscuits...

Do you want to know what works? Drugs. Really expensive drugs that no-one wants to give you. Oh, and giving birth is pretty helpful too (that's what I'm holding out for as I'm still on the aforementioned expensive drugs at 34 weeks hmm).

Other than that I can imagine that punching the next person who so much as thinks of recommending you ginger biscuits would be very therapeutic. You could try throwing up the ginger biscuit on to them to get your point across but vomiting ginger biscuits burns your throat.

ChewingOnLifesGristle Fri 31-May-13 14:45:55

Ah the old ginger biscuit gemhmm.

Actually I'm surprised there is still anyone left brave enough to suggest that one. I thought I'd put several hundred thousand straight about ginger sodding biscuits when I was throwing up for England 11 years ago. Throw up on their shoes. That ought to get the message over.

(sorry you're feeling rough, I have nothing but sympathy it's hellish)

roundtower Fri 31-May-13 14:46:54

If you continue to struggle keeping down water go to the doctor. Don't be afraid of wasting their time as it's 'just morning sickness' like I did the first time.

I became very unwell trying to struggle on and ended up in hospital on a drip for several days.

ChewingOnLifesGristle Fri 31-May-13 14:48:44

Btw I even tried acupunture in desparation. If you knew me you'd know what a departure from reality it is for me to venture down the alternative route.

Didn't work. As I recall I threw up in their ladies room on the way out. I like to think of that as a bit of 'customer feedback'.

burberryqueen Fri 31-May-13 14:53:39

biscuit <<<<<<< it's ginger! have a nibble!
arrghhhhh my face! you biatch!

AbiElizabeth Fri 31-May-13 15:03:52

haha! chewing that's hilarious. I'm certainly not going to let someone stick needles in me. I am going to throw up on my dad if he tells me to eat the sodding biscuits one more time. He rang me to tell he has brought me a different brand to see if that helps. Yes dad, i'm pretty sure it was the brand of biscuits that was the problem. He is only trying to help but I wish he wouldn't!

burberry you deserved it. grin

roomforalitteone Oh if only they would just give us the drugs. Selfish bastards bar stewards.

Futterby Fri 31-May-13 15:32:51

MY sister bought me six bags of crystallised (sp?) ginger when I was about seven weeks. Had one piece, and it was so vile that I chucked it up almost immediately and just couldn't touch any more.

Futterby Fri 31-May-13 15:33:03

*My. Damn caps lock.

A piece of bread always helps me, weird i know, but try it.

AbiElizabeth Fri 31-May-13 15:52:10

I don't understand how people can eat ginger. I think they just try and fob it off on us pregnant ladies because the rest of the world has realised it's not edible. The ginger companies just decided to target poor pregnant ladies who will try anything to feel better grin

cupcake78 Fri 31-May-13 16:02:10

I don't think there is one generic cure for morning sickness. I've been pregnant 4 times, each time I've been ill and each time different things have worked or not worked!

You've just got to try whatever you can and hope something will make a difference.

littleducks Fri 31-May-13 16:12:30

Eating what you fancy/crave generally is the best bet but I sympathise. I have had HG 3 times. I would be flaked out in hospital on a drip unable to move, suck ice or sip water without retching. The dehydration made me blood pressure go nuts. Still people would suggest bloody ginger biscuits. One MW suggested plain rice and was shocked that I went hmm. She clearly had no idea how incredibly painful vomiting up rice can be.

I ate love hearts to get rid of the nasty taste in my mouth as even water tasted metallic. It didnt stop me vomiting but would clear the taste for a little while. That was from a suggestion on here, so I suppose I will concede some suggestions are good.

QueenofDreams Fri 31-May-13 16:31:02

Oh I feel your pain OP. I had HG in both pregnancies. I felt ready to throttle someone the next time I was told to eat a ginger biscuit.

Or dry toast

Or almonds

Or bloody anything to be honest.

DP had the best suggestion - you should go out for walks, so you get used to it then you won't be sick so much hmm

First pregnancy I just struggled on.
Second pregnancy I pushed and got meds. Of course they gave me sodding metoclopramide (useless) after I'd been in hospital I went back to the GP and demanded cyclizine. That really worked for me. Sure I still felt queasy and occasionally vomited, but it made life bearable. Push for the meds if you're that sick!

Once I was on the cyclizine I found that sucking on polos helped keep the remaining nausea at bay.

AbiElizabeth Fri 31-May-13 16:50:32

DP had the best suggestion - you should go out for walks, so you get used to it then you won't be sick so much

That is exactly what my DP has said to me today. I would have punched him if I had the energy. They just don't get it do they?

QueenofDreams Fri 31-May-13 16:54:44

Oh dear. And no they don't get it.

LadyKooKoo Fri 31-May-13 16:59:39

Not sure if this has been mentioned as haven't read whole thread but get travel sickness bands. I was sick constantly, it didn't matter what i ate or drank, i would be sick afterwards. Until i got travel sickness bands! It literally stopped overnight. God send!

TinkyPeet Fri 31-May-13 17:02:01

Ha! My mother is adamant that ginger biscuits work. She brought me a packet in my lat pregnancy and I threw them at her lol. I should show her this thread!!
Basically, nothing 'works'. If you're gonna hurl then it's coming up no matter what small morsel stops the grumbling for 30 seconds!!

BeQuicksieorBeDead Fri 31-May-13 17:02:38

Best thing is a chip butty before you very out of bed. Then another one for lunch, then eat a full warburtons loaf before your dinner (chips), cry about the bread, repeat.

Mine has just tailed off I hope, still fake it occasionally to excuse chip butties. Then cry. Repeat.

AbiElizabeth Fri 31-May-13 17:13:37

bequick that sounds like the best suggestion yet.

AbiElizabeth Fri 31-May-13 17:13:38

bequick that sounds like the best suggestion yet.

BeQuicksieorBeDead Fri 31-May-13 17:58:19

Dont do the crying though unless you have to. Makes your precious bread soggy!,

ineedduckie Fri 31-May-13 18:00:46

Totally agree with cupcake, but I'll put my suggestion on here in case it helps someone: wraps with Philadelphia inside!

bonzo77 Fri 31-May-13 18:03:26

Hula hoops alternated with cold grapes. All I ate in the first half of both my pregnancies.

ToomuchIsBackOnBootcamp Fri 31-May-13 18:17:00

The only thing that I could face before lifting my spinning head off the pillow was an oatcake or two. Had to be plain, preferably Nairns brand. DH used to tiptoe into the bedroom, put 2 on my bedside cabinet with a small glass of water, then tiptoe out again and run for his life to work and stay there until I was asleep at night

The mere thought of ginger anything was enough to make me murderous nauseous. I still don't know how I managed to go to work and do a 9 hour shift in a physical job on 2 oatcakes. But I did.

Oh and now oatcakes are one of Ds favourite things. He also prefers Nairns fine milled as his brand of choice! (We are Scottish, have tried many many types) but he likes his with peanut butter thickly on top. Now that would have made me hurl, urrgh.

ToomuchIsBackOnBootcamp Fri 31-May-13 18:19:59

bequicksie I had a massive chip butty when in labour and had been sent home from the hospital around midnight as everything had slowed down again. The chip shop guy was a bit like this confused [shocked] at the massively pregnant lady doing deep breaths while waiting at the counter.

ToomuchIsBackOnBootcamp Fri 31-May-13 18:20:29

shock stupid ipad.

BeQuicksieorBeDead Fri 31-May-13 18:25:36

That might get me through labour, the promise of chip butties at the end. My baby is going to be pale and greasy.

ToomuchIsBackOnBootcamp Fri 31-May-13 20:30:48

I thought Ds was going to come out orange with green hair, given how much carrot cake I ate in the last 4 weeks ..... Every single day. Not a craving, just sheer bloody greed cos I could grin

joanna1990marie Sat 01-Jun-13 16:16:18

Didn't work for me either and I tried all the ginger things in the world, in the end I figured that as soon as I woke up I just had to run and make a cup of tea which would keep the sick down long enough to make a slice of toast, even then it wouldn't always work!

Xmasbaby11 Sat 01-Jun-13 18:20:45

I agree. Nothing made me feel better. Ginger is particularly nauseating!

Kayshields Sat 01-Jun-13 18:50:54

Honestly the biscuit thing didn't work for me either, so I started drinking black tea with a slight bit of ginger powder in which is really soothing I find smile I did cut out sugar in my drinks as well as I found it triggered the heartburn xx

Theselittlelightsofmine Sat 01-Jun-13 18:54:54

Pickled Onion monster munch.

The only thing that worked for me

smile

fatandlumpy Sun 02-Jun-13 09:17:21

My Mum had HE spent her first trimester in hospital (didn't tell me until me own MS started in earnest in week 7ish - thanks Mum!). All she could stomach was dry toast and tea right up until the birth of my sister.

I had bad MS until week 16, but nowhere near HE but could not stomach either toast nor tea. The only thing that helped was carbonated spring water with a squeeze of lemon/lime. I also sniffed freshly cut ginger and it did help, but I really couldn't stomach the idea of eating a biscuit. I also eat grapes and oranges like they were going out of fashion.

My MiL advise me to try Heinz tomato soup - but that made me hurl... and gave me horrendous acid indigestion.

I'm now 31/32 weeks and still can't stomach tea sad

We're all different - Just listen to your body and go with whatever it tells you to do. That's the best advice my Mum gave me as she went through 'ginger-biscuit' Hell as well. I think it was her to advise me to smell the ginger instead of trying to eat it...

LittlePeaPod Sun 02-Jun-13 09:33:46

I am suffering with HG and the fresh, dry, frozen, whatever form ginger / ginger biscuits theory is BULLSHIT in my opinion.. MIL won't give up with it...... I feel like shouting in her face (mainly due to hormonal rage) "why don't you fuck off with your ginger bloody theories".... But I don't because she's a lovely lady and I am just a hormonal, starving, sick and miserable bitch at the moment....... grin

lilstar Sun 02-Jun-13 09:35:12

I am just posting because yesterday I sent my dd to the shop for biscuits. She asked what to get and I told her to choose. She came back with a packet of ginger nuts lol. She doesn't even know I'm PG but I thought it was funny and thought of you on this thread. Luckily I am past the nausea stage and personally there wasn't much at all I could stomach eating when I did have it...not even drinks! Hope you feel better soon :-)

LittlePeaPod Sun 02-Jun-13 09:36:44

Oh forgot... I am living off a few boiled cold baby potatoes and sips of water. I can manage ice lollies too.

EggyM Mon 03-Jun-13 07:26:26

This thread really made me laugh. I get so furious with the people who constantly suggest ginger biscuits. I tried ginger biscuits, ginger tea, fresh ginger, ginger cordial etc etc throughout my first 14 weeks and now the only result is, many weeks after my sickness has disappeared, that even the thought of ginger now makes me gag! It doesn't work!! I have a friend who is a doctor and I have given up telling her anything about my pregnancy as I think it may break our friendship. She watched me run to the toilet after drinking ginger tea in more than one occasion but will still argue with me that ginger works. No it does not!!!!!

Bexmathews Mon 03-Jun-13 08:11:27

Ice lollies and apples worked for me , anything ginger made me sick!

luxemburgerli Mon 03-Jun-13 11:02:15

sour sweets worked for me. you know, those jelly ones with sour sugar stuff on. i think they took the nausea 'taste' out of my mouth...

woollysocksaresexy Mon 03-Jun-13 11:02:55

MS nearly made me have my first proper row with my MIL... she is a bit of a pain at the best of times, but when she said that the fact that it was a million times worse on work days than days off showed it was entirely psycological! Eh?! Definitely deserved at least a slap for that one.
Obviously the fact that work days mean alarm at 5.15, 12 hour shift in hospital on my feet running around like a headless chicken while unable to eat or drink a thing therefore severely dehydrated, getting home at 8.30 etc, and repeat vs day off... lie in followed by day on the sofa has nothing to do with it!
Best advice is def just to eat whatever you fancy a bit of, as anything else is guaranteed to make me vom, at least if I fancy something to start with rather than the though making me gag means it has a chance of staying down!

Fenton Mon 03-Jun-13 11:06:54

Jelly Babies were the only think to keep the nausea at bay with DS2. I would sit and watch Peppa Pig with DS1 while munching on them.

I now cannot eat a Jelly Baby or listen to Peppa arsing Pig without feeling a little bit queasy.

Fenton Mon 03-Jun-13 11:09:15

Just thinking about them made me type think instead of thing.

<shudder>

nowwhat Mon 03-Jun-13 11:41:23

Yes to sour sweets, they were the only thing that got that disgusting metallic taste out of my mouth!

pocketandsweet Mon 03-Jun-13 15:57:11

You have my total sympathy....progesterone poisoning I used to call it. I was morning sick everyone one of my 8 pregnancies ( only two kids. Lots of miscarriages sad ). Tried it all and the only thing that worked was getting to about 17 weeks. What helped: very very very cold water sipped in small quantities often, sniffing lemons and hypnotherapy cd helped a little bit. Good luck

pocketandsweet Mon 03-Jun-13 15:58:02

I still can't bear ginger biscuits three years on....

Maryz Mon 03-Jun-13 16:05:10

I researched cures for "morning" sickness and tried pretty much everything for nine whole months.

The only cure is childbirth.

Lemon jelly babies, salt & vinegar crisps & oatcakes eaten at regular intervals helped me. Didn't get rid of it, but made it so I could function, just.
Also kept lemon essential oil in the car to sniff when driving made me even queasier (community-based job!)

AbiElizabeth Mon 03-Jun-13 16:49:53

It has thankfully eased off today. Just have the headache from hell instead of feeling sick/vomiting. Swings and roundabouts I guess haha :D

fl0b0t Mon 03-Jun-13 16:55:01

I've been there.

IF A BISCUIT MAS THE MIRACLE CURE TO GETTING OFF THE SOFA WITHOUT VOMITING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THREE WEEKS... DO YOU NOT THINK I'D BE STUFFING MY FACE WITH BISCUITS RATHER THAN SHIVVERING AND VOMITING?

Ahem.

fl0b0t Mon 03-Jun-13 16:57:08

I did forget to add that even pre-pregnancy, ginger is on the very short list of things I Do Not Eat because it's disgusting. I was sucked in though, and tried ginger biscuits and ginger beer (the non alcoholic type naturally) even though I hate ginger in the hope it would work. It didnt.

Lots of bedrest, and medication are the only things that help.

pocketandsweet Mon 03-Jun-13 17:00:19

Bless you abi. It really is just about the hardest thing. I did 3 months of hospital bedrest and really it was the morning sickness that just about killed me.

Agreed on the ginger, it was bullshit for me. So were preggy pops.

Salt and vinegar walkers, lemonade and mash with lots of salt in taken in very small spoonfuls and sea bands helped. Sleep was the best cure though.

redrubyshoes Mon 03-Jun-13 18:43:04

I feel your pain. On a good day (I counted) I was sick nine times in ONE EVENING and I was actually praying to God because I had literally nothing left to throw up apart from my stomach lining.

Even a sip of water left me heaving. I hate Morrissey for his stupid quote to an Aussie paper about Kate Middleton "She is in hospital for no reason I can see" when she hospitalised for acute morning sickness.

Yep a gay man giving an opinion on morning sickness! I was sick morning, noon and night and kept a bowl beside me at all times.

Ginger? Yeah that works until you chuck it up three minutes later.

Black tea, boiled eggs and boiled rice seemed to stay down for about twenty minutes though.

Sorry OP - it is a horrible time. sad

Strokethefurrywall Mon 03-Jun-13 19:48:51

Fucking ginger biscuits. Ginger tea. Anything ginger made me boak.

The only thing that stopped me vomming were the drugs and the only things I could keep down were marmite toast and Haribo sour spaghetti. I don't know why and I don't care why but I lived off those for 13 weeks.

birdbrain21 Mon 03-Jun-13 19:50:19

abiNo idea what food you can try as I only threw up a couple of times {runs away from angry pregnant mob} so I just knew what foods to avoid, but I found sucking ice cubes helped stop the constant nauseous feeling (I found out I was pg in the summer) and if I had thrown up only thing to help me feel better was flat coke, cold. The newsagent down the road must of thought my DH was a coke addict I was always sending him out to get more wink and the sugar in it gives you a bit more energy...

Ginger didn't really help but I like crystallised ginger (I know you probably all think that's weird 'who eats it voluntarily?!') so ate it even though it didn't help!

Big hugs and sympathy to those suffering, my dd is now 7 weeks so thankfully over horrible pg symptoms, but she is worth every minute of suffering!!!!

agendabender Mon 03-Jun-13 20:21:06

Ginger burns on its way back up. It's adding insult to injury in my opinion. So far today I have kept down some fizzy orange and a packet of wotsits. And a cube of mature cheddar. Obviously orange foods are the way to go. That's about as helpful as any advice I've ever been given!

AbiElizabeth Mon 03-Jun-13 20:23:00

I think I spoke too soon. after an hour and a half throwing up because I had the audacity to stand up and have some orange juice. back to bed for me I guess. sad

onefewernow Mon 03-Jun-13 21:52:41

Abi, no orange juice!

Believe me, I may be more than a decade since my last but I did have five and threw up every time. The first time for 9 months. Most dont she adds hastily.

I definitely recommend baked potatoes. Not toast (horrid to vomit), not pasta (hydrated already). Baked potatoes seem to absorb any of the hormones or whatever it is. Also, dont get hungry- as you know, it makes it worse. Little and often eg 5-6 times a day.

Oddly those Greggs yucky white brioche buns helps too, but buy the end of that pregancy I had vomited too much and also got fat. Dont go there.

Potatoes, baked, does it...

Fakebook Mon 03-Jun-13 23:00:21

Eugh I know how you feel and ginger biscuits don't do anything!

WArm sweet tea and coke helped me. But I couldn't drink in big gulps, only tiny little sips every few minutes. Toast and honey was ok. I didn't eat anything substantial for about 2 weeks. Then the symptoms gradually died away at around 10 weeks. I could eat naan happily. Dh would bring me some from our local kebab shop and I'd nibble on them throughout the day.

unlucky83 Tue 04-Jun-13 01:19:12

Ahhh - Happy memories - driving to work with a packet of gingersnaps and a tesco carrier 'sick' bag just in case -
They didn't work for me either - still felt sick - but I only ever actually puked trying to brush teeth ...
(Fortunate really - did find out a few years later with a car sick DD - carrier bags have small air holes in them...really not suitable sick bags IYKWIM [vomit smiley]!!!)

Lioninthesun Tue 04-Jun-13 01:33:45

I thought I read somewhere when I had just had DD that marmite is meant to help (maybe not on toast, just in case!). Guess it depends if you love t or hate it though. I remember feeling better after having it in the mornings when I had sickness with DD, so when I read it it stuck as I did a knowing 'nod' IYKWIM.
Just googled and found link www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/9504293/Marmite-the-latest-superfood.html
Good luck all ye sufferers!

GTbaby Tue 04-Jun-13 02:09:51

Try ice lollies. At least you will get some liquid in you.
And on a off chance I had a McD chip. At the time was best thing I ever ate. Also the milkshake.

Also dh used to wake me at night and get me to take a sip of water, as I wasn't moving(sports water bottle) I kept it down.

Naebother Tue 04-Jun-13 07:14:21

Ginger was rubbish for my morning sickness too.

Only thing that made a slight difference was sipping fizzy water.

Sympathy. It's a big bag of shit

Whatalotofpiffle Tue 04-Jun-13 07:20:08

Belvita breakfast biscuits got me through!

CalamityJ Tue 04-Jun-13 07:40:27

Tinned fruit and cinnamon and raisin toast was what got me to 16 weeks before begging asking for Cyclazine. My doctor asked if I'd tried ginger biscuits after I'd begged for tablets hmm

My tip is if you can imagine eating it, the thought alone doesn't make you gag then give it a go. And at your best time of day take Pregncare vitamins. That way if they're all you keep down your baby will at least be getting something. And childbirth will cure it so stay positive!

MaMattoo Tue 04-Jun-13 08:22:58

Nothing worked for me hmm I was a fountain of puke!! I get shivers just thinking about it..
Dried kiwi fruit slices, dried mango slices with salt on top helped a bit but that pick and mix stall never came back to the shopping complex near me..

Bunnylion Tue 04-Jun-13 08:35:43

Nothing helped me either, except prescribed medication from my doctor.

When I was in my full on exorcist - never ending projectile -phase, in between my violent vomiting episodes many people would quietly lean in and suggest ginger, like it's some secret, magical holy grail.

It may well help "settle" a slightly upset stomach when you've had one too many chocolates or a bit of a spicy dinner, but at the time my stomach was not interested in any help and rejected every bastard ginger biscuit along with everything else.

Bunnylion Tue 04-Jun-13 08:39:06

unlucky83 using a tesco carrier bag for a sick bag in the car is a very bad idea. I found out they have the odd small hole in when I stopped at traffic lights one vomity morning on the way to work.

Bags for picking up dog poo, on the other hand, work wonders grin

unlucky83 Tue 04-Jun-13 09:03:58

Bunnylion -poor, poor you
I know about the carrier bag ...
Unfortunately I was on a clearway when DD was showing me what it was doing and making swirling patterns on herself, the seats, foot well, ...my gear stick...(apologies to anyone who is feeling queasy right now..)
I have a big freezer bag in car now for any car sick episodes...

Last year I ate so many dry/plain things in the first four months, my sickness was horrendous. Toast, oatcakes, biscuits and erm....oven chips.

igirisu Tue 04-Jun-13 09:40:36

I got sick every time i left work at 5pm, would be sick for 3 hours and then go to bed..........nothing worked! I tried my best to keep my vitamin down and when i had finished being sick i just wanted junk food thats all i fancied!

kelda Tue 04-Jun-13 12:00:29

'Try ice lollies. At least you will get some liquid in you. '

Those didn't work either. I remember puking up ice lollies. If they were still cold, at least they wouldn't burn my throat.

Lauren2811 Tue 04-Jun-13 13:28:29

Ginger Biscuits made my throat burn even more when throwing up! i heave at the thought of them now!!

I just eat something that tastes nice so its not so bad when it pops back up to say hello smile lol

AbiElizabeth Tue 04-Jun-13 16:43:38

lauren that's what I seem to have ended up doing haha grin

discovered rice with chicken in white sauce stays down. Had 2 days of nothing staying but I feel slightly better today. I have managed to keep toast AND soup down grin I feel like this is a massive achievement.

AbiElizabeth Tue 04-Jun-13 16:43:48

lauren that's what I seem to have ended up doing haha grin

discovered rice with chicken in white sauce stays down. Had 2 days of nothing staying but I feel slightly better today. I have managed to keep toast AND soup down grin I feel like this is a massive achievement.

MrsRickyMartin Tue 04-Jun-13 17:58:19

I hate ginger, so rice pudding was the only thing I could eat for about a week.

amazingmumof6 Tue 04-Jun-13 19:27:43

fizzy drinks helped me coz burping relieved some pressure.

also Brewer's Yeast.

but with each of my pgs there were different things I craved, gone off or found helpful.
too many to list.

but will succumb to peer pressure if mustgrin

BungerBear Tue 04-Jun-13 21:29:07

I've not tried it but jelly is supposed to be good to eat when you struggle to keep anything down. Easy to swallow and tasty (if you like jelly) and easy to vom back up again. Also full of water so you keep hydrated. And sweet so you get some energy. I could not keep anything down at all or look at food or water or even think about it until about 20 weeks. The only thing that helped was medication and IV fluids. Pregnacare tablets and/or iron tablets are well known for making pregnancy sickness worse. I stopped taking mine.

If the sickness continues Abi head on over to the hyperemesis support page, or go to your GP and ask for treatment. Make sure you keep an eye on your urine output becasue you may be dehydrated too. If you can then little and often is a good idea but eat what you want and avoid the ginger! Nasty bloody ginger bastarding biscuits. I used to like them before I had HG angry. Good luck finding foods you can keep down, but if it is unbearable go to the doc and get meds!

Pollaidh Tue 04-Jun-13 21:29:22

I had/have hyperemesis, and the only time I could tolerate ginger biscuits was after a lot of different antiemetics. Very annoying as people would go 'oh, see I told you ginger biscuits would work'...Yes, well, only after I'm full of fluid after 6 litres of IV in hospital plus 4 different types of antiemetic drugs, yep then I can tolerate ginger.

My dad, who I thought had understood how bad things got wouldn't believe I couldn't keep water down. "But it's just water." I know, but it comes right back up (fizzy, cold, in ice form, however).

Pollaidh Tue 04-Jun-13 21:35:00

On a more practical note Abi I reiterate what BungerBear said - if you aren't keeping any/more than a few sips of fluid down then you might be dehydrated. You can buy ketosticks from pharmacies, and if you measure +++ or ++++ then you need to get down to A&E. If it's not quite that bad but you're vomiting more than 2-3 times a day, or unable to face any liquid, then go and see your GP and ask for treatment - drugs such as cyclizine are very safe and often work well, if they don't then there's a whole list of drugs to work through to find a solution.

Also eat/drink whatever you think might work, even if that means living off lucozade or wine gums. Generally the baby will be fine as it gets the nutrition it needs from you, and it's the mother who feels rubbish. If your heart races, you're dehydrated etc though you need urgent treatment.
The Hyperemesis support group on mumsnet is great.

TeaCuresEverything Tue 04-Jun-13 22:52:15

you poor thing you have my sympathy!

I puked all day every day from 6 to 16 weeks. it was hell!

not much worked but I did like baked potatoes with tuna and lots of salad cream (I know, gross) also fishfingers, and mexican chilli mccoys. anything strong tasting and savoury. I couldn't touch sweet things, and even the smell of a cup of tea made me retch. it was very odd as usually I love nothing more than a cuppa and a kit kat. I had a little boy. my friend craved sweets and orange juice, and she's having a girl. I've always wondered if its true that you want savoury things if you are having a boy, and sweet things with a girl. was certainly true for me!

SeymoreButts Wed 05-Jun-13 05:07:24

Chocolate milk was all I could keep down, strange but true.

luxemburgerli Wed 05-Jun-13 07:26:25

I am struggling with morning sickness atm. I have no idea how people manage to work. I have a fairly flexible job, luckily, but the flexibility is reaching its limits.

What do you do if you're a primary school teacher, for e.g.??

CouthyMow Wed 05-Jun-13 07:28:31

grin I remember that feeling well. I had hypermesis. In all of my pregnancies. I have had 4 DC's...

My sympathy.

On a brighter note, don't turn down toast after the birth. It will taste like the best meal you have ever eaten!

AbiElizabeth Wed 05-Jun-13 09:53:32

felt better all day yesterday but tried toast for breakfast today and it didn't stay down long. <sigh> I'm going the doctors today though to make them give me some drugs grin

biglips Wed 05-Jun-13 09:58:49

ive heard fresh lemon is good, as you chop the lemon in half, keep it in the fridge and then when you need it, you suck it and seems to work......someone on here tried it and it was successful.

vix206 Wed 05-Jun-13 11:45:33

Currently in the middle of nausea, no sickness yet but feeling constantly nauseous. My best friends, who have all been pregnant recently, keep telling me to eat ginger biscuits/drink ginger tea etc. etc. What is wrong with these people?!!

I'm hooked on tomato soup at the moment, totally addicted to it and it makes me feel better. Ginger is evil and I will punch the next person who suggests I eat/drink it!

luxemburgerli Wed 05-Jun-13 14:33:53

I just ate a BK burger. Best thing ever, though normally don't like them!

TwickyWoo Wed 05-Jun-13 15:36:18

I'm probably not a great person to ask as up to now (11+3) I really haven't had much to complain about with morning sickness... but on those few days I have felt a bit queasy I've tried the ginger biscuits, ginger ale and my particular favourite - tangy/sour haribo sweets!

I love anything with ginger in it so it wasn't a great hard ship but I'd be hard pushed to say whether it actually made me feel any better if I'm really honest. What I did find that helped massively though and has kept the nausea at bay has been to eat small and regular 'snack's mainly carb related from the moment I wake up and ensure that I don't let my stomach go empty or start feeling hungry. I had a couple of really bad days on days when I was really busy and left gaps between eating really long... then there didn't seem to be much going back after that sad

Again - I know that I haven't had it badly so it isn't going to be a fix for your poor souls that are struggling with actually being sick but it worked for me - so thought it was worth a share!

SlinkyB Wed 05-Jun-13 18:03:42

How did you get on at the dr's today abi?

I saw a nurse for my ms at noon; she gave me an injection of metoclopramide, and some tablets of the same stuff to start taking this evening. Have just read up thread that they don't work though sad. Must say, so far Ive just slept and had diarrhoea hmm.

Managed to eat half a slice of jam on toast, but still feel awful. Felt like this til wk 17 last time round, and am only about 7wks now, it's really getting me down already.

AbiElizabeth Wed 05-Jun-13 18:07:20

they gave me some of the ones that begin with a c? baby brain is in full force and I cant remember their name haha. took one and threw it up again so not sure they work hmm

AbiElizabeth Wed 05-Jun-13 18:08:24

slinky poor you. it sucks doesn't it? sad

beth27123 Wed 05-Jun-13 21:17:05

cyclizine Abi? I have them they knock me out and leave me wretching all day sad

AbiElizabeth Wed 05-Jun-13 21:52:26

that's the one. oh dear. hope it does something for me. another horrible day sad

SlinkyB Wed 05-Jun-13 22:27:25

I've been bed bound for last two days; have you been going to work? I'm due to go back tomorrow (been on rest days/annual leave) but think I'll be calling in sick.

Hope our pills start to work soon thanks

AbiElizabeth Thu 06-Jun-13 09:48:45

I don't have a job thankfully so can laze about in bed all day. I resorted to licking the flavour off Doritos last night because I wanted the taste of something nice haha grin

amazingmumof6 Thu 06-Jun-13 20:38:38

with DS5 I used be sick then have chocolate icecream straight away, which made me feel soo much better.
I did this once in front of a "mrs. knows it all" who literally gasped and told me off that I shouldn't do that.
I told her that it helps.
she tried to give me a lesson but I just shrugged my shoulders.

at which point her childless single daughter chimed in. WTF?!
I'm glad the ice cream was blocking my mouth so I couldn't tell her to fuck off and stop giving me as she has no idea.

amazingmumof6 Thu 06-Jun-13 20:39:29

*stop giving me advice

AbiElizabeth Thu 06-Jun-13 21:16:49

oh I love it when you get told not to do something, or it's not good to do it. I just tell them to eff the eff off.

IKnowWhat Thu 06-Jun-13 21:25:45

I only had 'proper' morning sickness with my fourth baby. If I had had it with my first baby I think she might have been an only child sad

Nothing helped me. I felt like throwing up all day long for about 16 weeks and ten, all of a sudden, it just stopped. I was doing the ironing at the time and it was as though someone had flicked a switch.

Ginger biscuits didnt work although I am usually rather partial to them.

Hope you feel better soon OP. flowers

SlinkyB Fri 07-Jun-13 08:24:46

Cyclizine working yet Abi? I went back to the GP yesterday and she referred me to the EPU at our local hospital I cried with relief

Spent the day there hooked up to IV fluid (3ltrs in total) and got a couple of Stemetil injections which helped loads. Got home last night with a packet of Cyclizine, and am going back this morning for a scan.

Hope you're feeling better.

AbiElizabeth Fri 07-Jun-13 08:42:43

they are working. just feel sick all the time now and am keeping food down. I don't mind so much at the moment because I had my first scan yesterday and saw little peanut for the first time so am on cloud 9 grin

SlinkyB Fri 07-Jun-13 12:48:37

Ah yay! grin I'm just back from the EPU again and we too saw our little bean! Am 7+1 today - how far along are you?

These Cyclizine are making me really giddy, going to persevere over the weekend (bed rest) and if I'm still not getting on with them on Monday I'm going back to my GP to demand Stemetil!

AbiElizabeth Fri 07-Jun-13 13:27:47

i'm 12 weeks smile I haven't actually felt that bad today. I just want to go outside and buy a new dress for a garden party on saturday but I cant because I have to wait for the delivery man <sulks>

Ooh. Hope they stop making you giddy. That doesn't seem like much fun sad

SlinkyB Fri 07-Jun-13 19:13:00

I feel woozy, dizzy, nervous and like I'm on another planet. But can eat and drink, which is the main thing I guess. Just feel like I can't drive, work or look after the toddler, which isn't particularly practical!

Ah, the 12wk scan, how lovely. I'm wishing away the next five weeks. Christmas-ish baby for you then smile

AbiElizabeth Fri 07-Jun-13 19:38:32

yeah they're making me feel like that too actually. think I would rather be throwing up!

yeah December 19th apparently but we shall see haha. first time babies have a habit of wanting to stay put grin

I know what you mean about wishing the weeks away. the first trimester is so boring. nothing happens and you just feel ill. you cant tell anyone or get too excited either. it's felt like an eternity getting to 12 weeks

Scatty13 Sat 29-Jun-13 17:47:55

Hello. First time on the website for me. 7 weeks with my first and horrible morning, afternoon and evening sickness. Tried ginger biscuits, which didn't work. But after first visit to midwife on Thursday she recommended tonic water, which normally I hate. BUT.... it works, at the moment, feeling quite a bit better and not been sick since trying it. Digestive biscuits help, and making sure I nibble at plain snacks every half hour or so. Big thing that is working for me is making sure I have, as others are saying, a stash of biscuits by the bed and not attempting to get up until I have nibbled some. Let's hope we all find something that works xxxxxxxx

Reastie Sat 29-Jun-13 18:34:10

I felt like punching anyone that mentioned ginger biscuits to me when I was pg as if it were a miracle cure. People genuinely hmm shock when I told them I had tried this and it hadn't worked.

Nothing worked for me, sorry. But rest, sleep, trying to limit stress, getting up in the morning very slowly, eating little and often and whatever I could managed (there was a few weeks when I lived on jam sandwiches and salt and vinegar crisps), wearing those travel sickness bands, and anti emetics I was prescribed by my GP all helped as much as anything could. I still felt like death for most of my pg though (sorry). Just take it a day at a time and don't overdo it. Good luck.

Reastie Sat 29-Jun-13 18:35:19

slinky cyclizine did that to me too. Give it a few days and it'll go but I was really spaced out and odd the first few days.

Manc451 Sat 29-Jun-13 18:54:49

I was sick 3-6 times a day. Eating carbs regularly did stave off the nausea at times (but never in the morning - nothing fixed that bar staying in bed all morning!). Marmite on toast and salt and vinegar crisps seemed to be the better options but nothing was foolproof and ginger was hopeless...

Champagnebubble Sat 29-Jun-13 19:24:09

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ICBINEG Sat 29-Jun-13 20:17:16

hmmm...I remember this so well...in fact there are still certain smells that make me run for the bathroom and DD is 2 yo now...

I did not find that tablets helped at all. I found collapsing in a heap in hospital and having a lie down for a day or 4 or 5 got me at least partially functional....for a bit.

I distinctly remember saying in a slightly embarrassed tone, that I respectfully didn't really find the anti-emetics were working and the Dr. basically said, yeah that's because they are all shit.

BUT

lots of people do get a lot of benefit from them. So do go and at least try!

MakeGlutenFreeHay Sat 29-Jun-13 20:19:52

Urgh - it's horrible this first trimester. My nausea seems to have eased a little, but I have all-day non-stop gagging. It's really unpleasant! The only thing that seems to help temporarily is junk food (not an excuse, honest!), the last couple of days I've mostly eaten Doritos and mayonnaise, which is ok while I'm eating but then the aftertaste in my mouth sets me off again. Fruit is occasionally ok. Just thinking about anything else makes me retch, and this often makes me sick without actually feeling sick.... I'm 8 weeks and soooooo fed up. Any suggestions for dealing with gagging?

I know I'm lucky not to be suffering anything like as badly as some of you - my sympathies go out to you all.

ChocChaffinch Sat 29-Jun-13 20:20:34

you can ring the gynae ward at hosp yourself, you don't have to see a doctor 1st if you're know you're really bad
my pharmacist laughed me out - you're pg, what do you expect? patronising bastard
I had some ketones test sticks and was +4 couldn't keep water down, hospital were lovely and invited me straight in
4 days on a drip and anti-emetics saved me

the trick is to stay as hydrated as possible, literally any way you can get water in

milkshakes
different juices - apple etc
water/tonic with lime squeezed in/ lemon
sparkling water
suck icecubes
melon

twintrimum Sat 29-Jun-13 20:31:34

Hi, I'm on cyclizine and it has taken the edge off the nausea and mostly got rid of the sickness. It is at least the difference between being sick several times a day, 5 days a week and maybe once a week with a few days with some nausea when I'm really tired. I find it worse on fri-sun after a tough week at work. It has reduced the number of days I feel like I've had enough and can't cope anymore. Not sure if that helps you but maybe worth a try.

DoingTheSwanThing Sat 29-Jun-13 20:57:06

<shudders at the memory>
I had a jar of fizzy cola bottles by the bed and lived on ready salted crisps for about 4 months. Ginger = pants.

CadiM Sat 29-Jun-13 21:30:06

There's not enough ginger in the ginger nuts anyway to really make a difference. If you're finding ice lollies helpful you might be better with something cooling like peppermint (polos, cool peppermint tea etc) instead of warming ginger.

banana87 Sat 29-Jun-13 22:09:28

The only thing that ever helped me was 1) almonds and 2) boiled sweets. And only briefly. I took metaclopramide both times.

Junebugjr Sat 29-Jun-13 22:50:23

Freezing cold full sugar coke. The ginger stuff did nowt for me, apart from make for very interesting flavoured vomiting seshs, sorry TMI!

Coke, Its total shite I know, but somehow it works.
Had Hyperemesis twice, and when in hospital with it, a very experienced midwife or consultant (can't remember which) used to advise us to get some. That and salt an vinegar crisps!

curiousgeorgie Sun 30-Jun-13 00:53:19

I had HG with my first baby... The only thing that made me feel even slightly human was sprite. Anti sickness drugs were rubbish.

Then I got diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Goodbye sprite. Then the only thing that got rid of sickness was a c section...

BookieMonster Sun 30-Jun-13 08:08:03

If ginger tea / biscuits don't sound like something you could face when not suffering from MS/HG, I can't see how it would help. Being kind, I think people are really hoping (misguidedly) to find something that makes you feel better.
Rest was the thing that helped me most with my MS (which was in no way comparable to what you are having to endure.) Overdoing things just made it worse.
Please do get help if your symptoms don't improve.
flowers

MakeGlutenFreeHay Sun 30-Jun-13 09:25:48

Bleurgh. Spoke too soon about the nausea having calmed down. I agree with coke - it's about the only thing that's getting me functioning in the morning. Chewing gum seems to help a bit too - both the above are things I usually abhor!

MakeGlutenFreeHay Sun 30-Jun-13 09:26:34

Think there's electrolytes in coke (as well as sugar and caffeine) which is why it helps for hangovers / MS etc.

batfuttocks Sun 30-Jun-13 09:29:45

Forgive me for the ginger suggestion: I went on a course about treating nausea and vomiting and the ginger thing refers to 1.5g of dried ginger root. From a health shop. Not biscuits! But if you take the ginger extract apparently that is effective for reducing nausea - although no studies done of pregnant women. So you can officially tell the helpful ginger biscuit people they are talking bollocks, as you would need to eat about 100 biscuits to get that level of ginger in your system smile

I have a guaranteed cure for morning sickness. Wait a few months then give birth.

Homebird8 Sun 30-Jun-13 11:17:54

Winegums. Keep them in every pocket to the extent that you find them 8 years later when wearing a jacket that you have had in the back of the wardrobe for a while. Oh, you have to eat them for it to help.

TallulahBetty Sun 30-Jun-13 11:37:58

I didn't have a peep of sickness til 8 weeks. I was smug grin

Then. It kicked in and lasted til the day I had her envy I was vomming while they were inducing me angry angry angry

The only things I found that helped me were lemonade and salt and vinegar crisps. Weird but both settled my stomach for a bit. I basically survived on them for 30 weeks. I often wonder how my DD is so healthy after my pregnancy shock

hullmum31 Sun 30-Jun-13 11:42:08

I was prescribed cyclizine, didn't take the 3 a day as instructed though, I just took them when I was desperate for some relief. They took the nausea away very quickly but made me very, very, very sleepy (I actually slept through a workman hanging a door and drilling in the same room!). Eating regularly also helped, probably something to do with blood sugars. Eat what you fancy, for me it was crisp sandwiches and the only fluid I could manage was instant hot chocolate. Really feel for anyone out there suffering because it really does make for a miserable pregnancy, I was signed off work for 18 weeks which was very embarrassing as there were 2 other pregnant ladies at work who were fine and I felt like people thought I was being a drama queen, but morning sickness is genuinely debilitating. Good news is for most people it eases off, I was fine by 18 weeks.

Lucielou123 Sun 30-Jun-13 14:30:32

I ate lemonade ice lollies and drank ice cold lemonade - it was all I consumed for 11 days but it stayed down - mostly!
It was actually the doctor who suggested lemonade over water - something to do with acidity.
It's trial and error I guess.

My husband bought me some ginger biscuits (results heartburn) and tea (looked and in my eyes therefore tasted like wee).

NotAQueef Sun 30-Jun-13 14:33:07

I was sick until 20 weeks, and the only things that helped me were sour things, so raspberries, sour oranges, grapefruit and tangfastics!
I don't think anything ever worked for the bile vomit in the shower trick I would do every morning ( sorry tmi)

Hope you find something that works for you soon x

Champagnebubble Sun 30-Jun-13 15:03:26

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Chickpea1983 Sun 30-Jun-13 18:31:40

A crisp green apple is the only thing I have found that will take the horrible taste out of my mouth

Shroomboom Sun 30-Jun-13 20:48:40

I'm in Belgium and when I was in hospital they gave me bouillon which is stock basically. DH got some Oxo stuff at the supermarket and lo and behold I can drink it, and it stays down. Not only that but it also gets rid of the disgusting taste in my mouth.
I'm on meds, am 10 weeks and am surviving on this, chicken sandwiches and diluted sports drinks. It is utterly horrible sad

clippityclop Sun 30-Jun-13 22:10:57

Warm water with good real-type lemonade, and potatoes in any form especially Cornish pasties did the trick for me. Must be the carbs/hydration thing.

volvocowgirl Sun 30-Jun-13 23:04:25

So far (8wks) only having severe and constant nausea (the type where you just want to vomit in case it makes you feel better) but it's being helped by sucking on boiled sweet and mini milks. Will probably have gestational diabetes by the time I've over the nausea though...

bedbuggers Mon 01-Jul-13 00:16:49

Tonic water worked for me! (If you can stomach it)

sockmonkey Mon 01-Jul-13 07:41:57

flat coke
digestives/custard creams/crackers
really ice cold water
also sniffing oranges, pierce the skin with a nail & take a sniff.

The only time i didn't feel sick was when I was eating biscuits or sleeping.

the now XH used to say "well, you were the one who wanted a baby". Honestly I wish I'd have punched him for that one.

Pyrrah Mon 01-Jul-13 12:37:01

I had HG - throwing up 20+ times a day and 24/7 nausea. Only stopped vomiting at 29 weeks, was totally miserable.

My GP put me on Promethazine very quickly (the quicker you start treatment the more effective it is apparently). I started on 25mg, but they made me very sleepy, so I switched to 10mg which cut the drowsiness but not the effects.

They didn't make me feel less sick, but they did stop me physically being sick.

The only thing I wanted to eat was Granny Smiths apples - I had a complete breakdown in Tesco's once when they'd run out. Poor guy couldn't understand why I was sobbing my heart out when he said they only had Braeburns or Golden Delicious! I ate nothing but them for about 7 weeks.

Otherwise, I just had to avoid the kitchen and the fridge. I could only eat if someone put food in front of me that I hadn't seen or smelt cooking. It was totally miserable - poor DH was very good about doing all the food shopping at cooking for months.

My deep sympathy to anyone dealing with this right now.

SoYo Mon 01-Jul-13 20:42:48

Water with loads of ice and lemon taken in very small volumes and le,on ice lollies were about all I ate for 16 weeks, I lost over a stone but then the appetite came back with a vengeance!

Champagnebubble Mon 01-Jul-13 21:04:03

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VanillaLatte13 Mon 01-Jul-13 21:37:49

Do not want to disappoint, but I was vomiting through the first six months with my second one ... every morning. The best for me though was a plain tea biscuit on my way to work. Or plain toast. Ginger - I hated it too!

SummerMyArse Tue 02-Jul-13 10:57:28

Oh god this thread is bringing back to me the horror of my pregnancy with DS. And putting me off trying for DC2.

I found eating whatever I fancied to be the only way to survive. Some days that was nothing, other days it was just cookies hmm

I also found I couldn't face eating until 10am.

I was sick many times daily until 6 months. Then every other day, then every week until I gave birth.

Last time I was sick was 10 minutes before DS was born. I had to yell to get their attention though as they were so busy telling me to push when all I wanted to do was be sick, but was conscious enough not to want to be sick all over myself.

We're planning on starting TTC next month and I really really don't want to be that ill again sad

AbiElizabeth Tue 02-Jul-13 14:43:47

update to hopefully give people suffering a bit of hope.

I haven't felt sick or vomited in 2 weeks now. I feel strange waking up and not feeling sick though...

good luck to everyone still suffering thanks

LandaMc Tue 02-Jul-13 16:11:01

I found ginger made me feel ill. The only thing that helped was not letting my stomach get empty: I had to eat a few bites of something bland and high-carb every 2 hrs and that helped a lot. I had a handbag permanently full of rice cakes. I hate rice cakes.

Oh and a bowl of cereal last thing at night helped me feel a bit better in the morning.
R
Think it's cos empty stomach = lots of stomach acid. But everyone's different and there's no cure, just things that help a bit.

On the bright side, you're obviously producing lots of strong pregnancy hormones, so can look forward to lovely strong baby!

While rambling, random tip: if you breastfeed don't believe anyone who tells you it's ok to eat spices/curry if you had them in pregnancy. I had lots of curries while pregnant but when I had the exact same ones with my newborn he had stomach ache for days sad took me a couple of goes to realise and my Dr said she was same.

X

Halfling Tue 02-Jul-13 16:39:32

I am 6 weeks pregnant and the nausea has arrived with a bang.

Have not been able to eat or drink anything since yesterday afternoon, after throwing up my Subway sandwich.

Apple is the only thing I want to eat right now, so will now go to the Tesco for some.

MakeGlutenFreeHay Tue 02-Jul-13 17:11:28

Re: fruit - it's one of the few things I feel like eating (although not strawberries, which is sad because our strawberry patch is rampant at the moment sad ). Although I can personally attest that bananas do not come back up without a hell of a lot of painful effort.

Glad you are feeling better, AbiElizabeth - it must be a huge relief.

AbiElizabeth Tue 02-Jul-13 17:15:29

thanks glutenfree yeah it's so much better. just need to get my energy levels back up and I'll be just dandy grin

HaveTeaWillSurvive Tue 02-Jul-13 21:46:48

Yes anything ginger = vom

I found eating tiny bits of dry cracker every half hour or so helped, also half a banana in bed before I got up. Couldn't face either of these for months after DS born.

Frozen grapes though, yum now and then smile

Halfling Wed 03-Jul-13 12:41:01

How is everyone managing to take the pregnancy vitamins?

I throw up everytime I take the folic acid pill. I know I am depriving the fetus of a very important vitamin but I just don't know how to keep it down.

notspringchicken Wed 03-Jul-13 13:24:54

Surivved on ginger biscuits for a week or two but I think I now associate ginger so strongly with morning sickness that the smell of them sets me off!

AbiElizabeth I definitely agree with the folks who say eat before you get out of bed. I've been nibbling on a cracker each morning - seems to help. Hope it passes soon....

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