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Join me sobbing on the bathroom floor with nausea!

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Luluhearn Mon 25-Feb-13 20:34:13

greenygrassy (and actually everyone else too), you've cheered up my evening so much. I'm genuinely grateful and would be honoured to join you on the bathroom floor if it's not too crowded in there by now? I'm 6 weeks, DH is abroad with work so I've no yardstick against which to measure my own level of melodrama, and we haven't told parents yet so I can't even ring my mum and howl. Have spent this afternoon considering the logistics of taking myself, my spreadsheet and a washing up bowl to the little space under my desk. Admittedly it's not as soothingly cool on your face as the bathroom tiles but I didn't feel I was in a position to be picky...

gillybeandramaqueen Sun 24-Feb-13 22:15:41

Reading this thread has brought me such joy!! Am in 9th week and have had 24/7 nausea for 4 weeks now. I cannot wait for it to pass as it's really been getting me down to the point of tears several times. I also feel very guilty that I am not beaming with elation and joy at my first pregnancy at the age of 39 because of this nausea. I also feel like I am eating constantly to try take away the sickness and I am sooooo bloated out front.. !!! sad

Ra88 Sun 24-Feb-13 20:31:06

I feel the same and I am 7 weeks ! I said to my dp today that I'm not doing it again lol I feel bad for saying it but its the truth . With my dd I didn't have much sickness and had a very good pregnancy , this time for the last 2 weeks iv been a shadow of my normal self ! I feel like I want to sleep constantly just so that I don't have to feel sick constantly. If I even slightly burp I bring up a load of fluid as iv been told I need to drink more water due to too much protein. I don't want to feel like this sad cry baby

chocosaurus Thu 21-Feb-13 19:02:03

Hi. Try some ranitidine 75mg from the supermarket. It was the only thing that helped my horrendous nausea in the early days. It's an antacid not anti sickness as those didn't work for me. I couldn't think of toothbrushing or walk past the kitchen or bathroom without retching. I remember thinking I will never ever ever do this again and it felt like forever but it did stop at about 14 weeks. I'm now 39 but the horror or those early days remains.
Much sympathy and try the ranitidine.

greenygrassy Thu 21-Feb-13 18:06:09

OMG expectingwriter! I just had a quick look at your blog. A lemon Danish is all it takes?! I gotta get me on of those......

expectingwriter Thu 21-Feb-13 16:39:13

greenygrassy that's an excellent idea. i shall retreat to under my palm, now.

on the upside, i genuinely feel tons better today. i've rediscovered my appetite and just eaten a round of sandwiches and i'm looking forward to trying to cook again tonight, although I'm definitely staying away from anything too rich - there are things in the fridge I just can't contemplate looking at without risking the nausea returning!

My mum works as an adviser in a maternity unit so is great for quick calls and advice. I was fretting about not eating the right healthy things, or eating anything at all, in the days I've been down. Her advice was not to worry too much and that when you've got nausea and sickness, it's more important to eat small portions regularly during the day (even if it's the last thing you can think of) of whatever you can keep down, but she advised snacking on things like carrots, dried fruit - tiny chopped up things that might be easier to handle and swallow.... but she also said that if all you can handle is toast, or whatever (insert guilty pleasure food here), then that's also fine. So I hope that helps too.

Let me know if it passes in the next few days or so... I'm trying not to get too optimistic as it may well return, but I'm feeling really good now, so I really hope you all do too!

greenygrassy Thu 21-Feb-13 15:30:47

Hello everyone, sorry you're all feeling dreadful too. It is nice to know you're all out there though. In real life everyone I know had 30 mins of nausea in the afternoon for a few weeks and that's it!

I've been thinking (a lot) about what the possible evolutionary point of this could be. If I were a cave woman I would surely have been eaten by a sabre toothed tiger by now, or trampled by a heard of slow moving mammoths. Or maybe we should be lying under shady ferns while our tribespeople bring us fruit and nut platters.

SeriousStuff Thu 21-Feb-13 13:24:47

I haven't been sick, but have had terrible nausea all week. Just can't shake it and it's making me feel very self-pitiful! Luckily I work from home so have been working horizontal on the sofa under a blanket since Monday. I don't know how I would do it if I had to get up, dress properly and travel anywhere. Hats off ladies!

I'm fine whilst I'm eating but as soon as I stop, it's back again. I'm currently rotating plain toast, cheese and tom sandwiches, rice and ribena...have a busy weekend planned and just don't know how I'm going to get through it.

The only thing keeping me a tiny bit positive is that I'm getting an 8 week scan on Monday. And considering how draining and sick I feel, this baby better be super lively and healthy!

expectingwriter Thu 21-Feb-13 12:42:51

Oh man. I'm grateful to join you all on the bathroom floor (although, not literally). As well as the morning sickness, I feel like I'm in some kind of haze (does that make sense?!) - like I'm tired, not quite awake, nausea...even though I'm sleeping okay (touch wood, bar the constant trips to the loo when i'm half asleep), I wake in the morning feeling completely UNrested!

Adreamz I know the feeling of no one else knowing yet, and still having to carry on as normal except you feel awful! (I'm entering week 7) I managed to cook last night for the first time in a week, Felicity Cloake's macaroni and cheese was the only thing I thought I could handle and luckily it stayed down!

I'm hoping the nausea/sickness might have passed by now... anyway, I"m keeping a diary of it all here if anyone wants to join in and share their experiences

Adreamz Thu 21-Feb-13 08:36:26

Ps reading everyone's post makes me feel a little better as I thought I was just being pathetic!! Xx

Adreamz Thu 21-Feb-13 08:33:30

I'm with you. 8 weeks with no.2 and I feel nauseous 24/7, I'm lucky I'm not sick but it's like having a constant hangover. Yuck. Only my husband knows I'm pregnant so I'm having to cover up in public but when I'm home I can't cook anymore or anything. I ignore my little girl while I feel sorry for myself on the sofa. I wanted my scan early so I could tell people but I've still 4weeks! Telling my mum on her birthday (next thurs if I can survive that long). Just feel like a bad wife/mother!! Xx

WhirlingOut Wed 20-Feb-13 21:17:52

Fed up of feeling sick too! DH sick of me complaining and I am sick of hearing myself moan too. Am 9.5 weeks and never had it this bad with my little girl.

Right by you on the bathroom floor!

Ginger and lemongrass cordial helps me function enough to do the basics.

badguider Wed 20-Feb-13 18:10:42

I felt like death from 5.5weeks to 9.5weeks but never made it to the bathroom floor as I never really felt like i could puke - I just felt nauseous 24hrs a day... wanted to vomit so much in the hope it would give a few minutes relief sad

But, now, at 11.5weeks I'm only occassionally mildly nauseous so long as I avoid any foods that I've gone off (which is most things really).

IncaAztec Wed 20-Feb-13 18:05:09

You are not alone on the bathroom floor. I am right next to you - feeling nausea (to the point of sitting with my head in my hands) or shaking due to lack of food. Also palpitations and dizziness prevent me getting up.

9 plus 4 today. DC2. NEVER AGAIN.

racheld33 Wed 20-Feb-13 17:20:50

greengrassy I could have written every word in your post!
My DH has to look after my all night whilst I cry due to my nausea/vomitting.
I'm 8 weeks and can't face I might have another 2 months or more of this.
My DS is having to play with a mummy who lies on the floor most if the day.
And when I get I get an hour of no nausea the heartburn rears its head!

Bejeena Wed 20-Feb-13 14:52:40

I can only say ladies that it will hopefully get better. I am now 14 weeks and not felt sick for a few days.

But 2-3 weeks ago was a different story and it was a nightmare in work as my office is so far away from the loo, a few times I thought I might have to be sick in my paperbin!

daisygatsby Wed 20-Feb-13 14:47:09

greeny i will definitely join you. im only 6 weeks and the thought of feeling like this for another 6 weeks makes me want to cry. im at work and i just cant concentrate on anythnig but the nausea

greenygrassy Wed 20-Feb-13 14:19:59

Good point Expat- being set off is prob not what you need. Thank you for the tea - it gave me the mental energy to get up. Now that's progress.

If not quite at the end of this trimester it should be much better pretty soon Anna, and then at some point you'll think it's almost funny in a wierd, wasn't it awful kind of way......until you have number two.

Thanks Career, yes, it does make it so very worth it in the end.

Thanks toffee. Am happy your little boy was alright..

toffeelolly Wed 20-Feb-13 13:56:50

Anna hope you feel better soon also xwink

toffeelolly Wed 20-Feb-13 13:55:49

Greeny really feel for you i had sickness like you with my third way up to 23 weeks felt terrible then at 31weeks went into early labour which they got stopped , went on to have a lovely little boy at 39 week's needless to say he wil be my last, first two were great . so know how you feel hope you feel better soon xwink

CareerGirl01 Wed 20-Feb-13 13:54:50

I feel your pain, I had horrible morning sickness this time round, not with DD1 though?! Just think - you'll have a beautiful baby in less than seven months and of course chances are you'll be feeling better in less than a month. x

annaitaliana Wed 20-Feb-13 13:46:54

I'm with you on that bathroom floor! 11 wks and am the only woman in a small company... these guys are sick too... of hearing me complain! Please tell me it's going to go away with the end of this trimester.

ExpatAl Wed 20-Feb-13 13:42:24

Well I would, but the smell of sick starts me off. So I'll make you a nice cup of tea from the safety of the kitchen brew

greenygrassy Wed 20-Feb-13 13:32:10

I'm 9.5 weeks with my second and I'm at the end of my tether. I don't even have HG as am only vomiting 2-3 times a day but I feel like death. I couldn't sleep last night from the nausea. I'm so happy to be pregnant but am being a terrible mummy to my first and a very complainy wife. The only thing that helps even a little is lying on the floor sobbing! Also, no-one seems to care and am not getting much sympathy. Anyone want to join my pity party? I understand if not. I think I'm annoying myself now!

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