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Milk and Morning Sickness

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mummymccar Wed 20-Jul-11 12:21:12

In the last few days my MS has really hit home and I've had to start living upstairs in order to be closer to the toilet. It isn't so bad yet that I have to visit a GP but I am finding that I'm mostly OK with food, I just find the thought of it repelling. My body seems to be completely rejecting any form of liquid though. I've tried everything I can think of. Water, fresh fruit juices, robinsons style fruit juice, watery fruit... Within minutes I'm dashing to the loo. Feeling quite thirsty but not too dehydrated yet (only started properly yesterday). The only thing that seems to be staying down is milk but this is giving me awful heartburn. Dr.Google is quite adamant that I shouldn't be drinking milk. Has anybody got any other advice or good experiences with milk & ms?

PeggyCarter Wed 20-Jul-11 12:25:03

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wigglesrock Wed 20-Jul-11 12:27:14

Why shouldn't you drink milk? I was very sick with 3 pregnancies and anything fruity made it much worse - fruit juice, jam anything at all. I drank Fanta grin and the old perennial favourite flat coke!! I couldn't touch milk funny enough, not even in tea shock

mummymccar Wed 20-Jul-11 12:29:16

Thanks for the reassurance! Someone told me it makes MS worse but I haven't found that, Dr.Google was quite adamant that it was bad for me, but I'm hoping that if my body isn't rejecting it then the baby must like something about it! I've tried smoothies but the consistency of them wasn't so good for some reason - thanks for the suggestion though! Think I'm just going to say 'sod it' and keep drinking. I've got to drink something after all!

mummymccar Wed 20-Jul-11 12:32:16

I was thinking about flat coke actually, but would the caffeine content be too high? I'm not supposed to have carbonated or caffeinated drinks because of a pre-existing medical condition but it really helped me when I had food poisoning a few months ago. I think if it was flat the carbonated aspect of it wouldn't apply would it?

ksaunders Wed 20-Jul-11 12:36:29

How about flat caffeine-free coke? During my pregnancy with DS1 I was told to drink lots of milk because the calcium was good for me and the baby. Just stock up on the gaviscon for the heartburn.

Bunsouttheoven Wed 20-Jul-11 12:37:02

Why would drinking milk be bad for you? Also milk is suppose to help heart burn.
Could try ice lolliessmile

PeggyCarter Wed 20-Jul-11 12:38:43

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mummymccar Wed 20-Jul-11 13:34:14

Thank you ladies! Going to stick with the milk today and get DP to bring me home the others for trying tomorrow.
Thank you!

lovesicecream Wed 20-Jul-11 13:52:26

The only thing I could keep down strangely enough was fizzy drinks!

nannyl Wed 20-Jul-11 13:57:59

i had / have HG....

I needed a different drink every about 24 hours... during that 24 hours, i could ONLY tolerate that one specific drink....

the thing i remember about the milk day is when i vomited it...(TMI it sort of turned to cheese in my stomach boak boak boak).. it was the worst thing i have ever vomited imo.... and believe me, having vomited almost every day this year,(am 32 weeks now) i have vomited pretty much every single thing both edible and drinkable

OptomisticBiscuit Wed 20-Jul-11 14:24:12

I found the only liquid I could keep down at the height of my ms was lucozade sport - the flat stuff not the fizzy stuff, it was a lifesaver, especially when I could not manage food from one day to the next, I think it kept me going. That and complan. Why plain water should have made me so sick I have no idea!

lovesicecream Wed 20-Jul-11 15:00:37

Agree nan milk has to be the worse thing to throw up, not keen on pizza or veg soup either!

Cattleprod Wed 20-Jul-11 15:09:02

I didn't have ms as bad as you, but I found milk much easier to keep down than juicy type drinks which just churned around in my stomach.

Ice lollies are great too - I didn't like them before I got pregnant, now I'm eating about 3 per day. Can particularly recommend Sainsbury's own brand rocket lollies!

I also found forcing myself to burp out all the stale gases building up in my digestive system lessened the sickness.

mummymccar Wed 20-Jul-11 16:27:14

Nan & ice lolly - I don't know, freshly eaten pasta has probably been the worst for me! No vomiting so far today though I came very close when j had a sip of fresh apple juice earlier today so maybe milk is the answer? Hoping that I don't start rejecting things after 24 hours too but just in case DP is bringing home a treasure trove of different liquids for me to try.

nannyl Wed 20-Jul-11 16:43:37

Spaghetti is the second worse thing i have vomitted & i still cant bear to even think about soup, as have vomited that 1 too many times too!

I got to the stage where there was NO drink at all in our local co-op that i could drink.... i had gone through every single juice / squash / fizzy drink that they sold.... so had to walk all the way to Morrisons.... so pleased to be out of that stage of HG now.

I also had a thing for ice lollies, especially ribena lollies!

lovesicecream Wed 20-Jul-11 17:19:59

I like twisters! What I realy hate is when stuff comes back so quickly after it's been eaten that it's still warm

nannyl Wed 20-Jul-11 17:22:32

i vomitted ice cold stuff the other day.... i thought that was even worse than hot stuff.

I had a glass of ice cold from fridge water, pitta and a peach and it came back chilled.... nice!

phlossie Wed 20-Jul-11 17:39:14

I'm liking the 'worst thing you've vommed' theme here - mine was a Sainsbury's pasta salad mixed with an Innocent smoothie. The two tastes were baaaaaad together.

I'm very into milk. I can eat Special K with milk until the, achem, cows come home. Can't handle water, though.

lovesicecream Wed 20-Jul-11 17:59:00

I don't like the after taste of food and drink at the mo, as soon as I've eaten or drank anything I just get a foul taste in my mouth, sometimes all I drink is water as it's the only thing that doesn't leave a taste

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