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Desperate morning sickness

(16 Posts)
AndIFeedEmGunpowder Sun 16-Jun-13 21:33:29

Good luck with the MW tomorrow Diane. I know what you mean about not feeling pregnant despite throwing up millions of times. Agree with Toffee about the scan, at least then you know you feel crap for a reason! Mmmm frazzles sound lovely.

DianeDavies Sun 16-Jun-13 20:45:06

Thanks Tofeem, I've got my 1st appt with the midwife tomorrow so hopefully the scan wont be too far off. I'm looking forward to it also because I feel a bit strange (not in a bad way, just a strange way). I've had 2 previous pregnancies (1 full term, 1 miscarriage) and each time I KNEW I was pregnant INSTANTLY, and I mean the moment they were conceived! I felt pregnant. This time, other than the nausea/vomiting and painful boobs I dont feel pregnant at all.
I've found another gem,,,, bacon flavour frazzles, for some reason the saltyness is lovely. Still throwing up every day though sad harrumph it cant last much longer!?

toffeem Sat 15-Jun-13 18:54:36

I just remembered another thing that made me feel a bit better! The scan - all of a sudden it felt like there was a reason I was being sick as opposed to just being ill!

When I felt low I could look at the picture and feel a little bit better! (this worked for a few weeks!)

I assume you only have a couple of weeks until this and it might help too if you still have sickness at that point!

DianeDavies Thu 13-Jun-13 17:37:07

Thanks Cupcake, I dont think I could stomach lemon on the apples, but our kitchen is a virtual veg stall so I can just graze as and when I feel like it smile Thay arent my usual favourite fruit but at the mo they are unoffensive compared to other things - and pretty much the only healthy thing I've eaten in a month.

cupcake78 Thu 13-Jun-13 17:22:55

I found cutting the apples up into 8 and squeezing lemon on them then taking to work. Have a piece every 20-30 minutes. It will get you through for longer stretches! Keep nibbling don't get hungry or you'll go downhill again.

DianeDavies Thu 13-Jun-13 16:46:52

Thank you so much for your replies and your support. You all rock!
I agree with most things thats been suggested; the salty crisps, tangerines and VERY cold weak drinks. The green apples - genius! I had one last night and a couple this morning and they stayed down - thank you.
Today has been a better day. I was sick 5 times yesterday but not at all today, I've felt absolutely awful but dinner has stayed down.
You're right about feeling worse when tired but I cant be flexible with my work (Exam invigilating in the mornings so I HAVE to be there by 8am and working in a respite unit in the evenings, 9:30pm finish + weekends), ugh I just want to crawl under a rock for the next 30 weeks sob.
Something weird - theres nothing nicer than a strong sneeze! It seems to 'jolt' my tummy and chest and makes things feel more comfortable for a little while. Just me? ha
Now, I'm going to try to hide somewhere and hope tea will make itself for the family (no work tonight).
Thanks for your support and not making me feel pathetic xx

AndIFeedEmGunpowder Thu 13-Jun-13 08:13:18

Forgot to say, am out the other end and it is definitely worth it, even though it doesn't feel like it when you have to be sick in a bin on the street.

toffeem Thu 13-Jun-13 08:03:35


Just wanted to leave a quick message. I am now 30 weeks and your post at 10 weeks could easily have been me at that stage.

The amount of days I just lay on the bathroom floor hoping it would swallow me up. I think I have probably cried on all my friends and family as well as a whole load of work colleagues in the last 7 months!!

However, I wanted to leave a message to say that I have found it definately gets easier. I am not sure whether this is because I have got more used to it or generally it has improved!!! For most people it ends at the latest by 15/16 weeks and if it goes past that it is liveable (although I completely get how it doesn't feel like that right now).

You will get sooooo much advice from so many people. I would recommend just doing whatever you feel like and eating whatever makes you feel better (i have never eaten so many cheese straws in all my life!). By all means try out different things and see if anything works.

Its also worth going to the doctors and trying some anti-sickness meds. I went thinking they would just turn me away saying deal with it but they were good. The drugs didn't actually work but I know they do for most people, and even just trying them made me feel better in myself.

Also the advice above about making sure you get lots of rest is really important as i found it was much worse when I am tired (generally Friday nights after a hard week at work). I found that I had to be really selfish - so what if I don't get into work until 10am (this was very against what I am like normally) but I have just done it!

I hope you start to feel better soon.

Teaandflapjacks Wed 12-Jun-13 22:13:57

It is really shit - I had severe MS and still get a bad 24 hours once a week (31/32 weeks now). What helped me most was salt and vinegar crisps, also very cold drinks but with squash in (not the sugar free stuff, the normal stuff) but very diluted. I found plain water made me sick again. Also cereal with milk like special K was good for me, and weirdly satsumas. I cant manage any meat (in fact the smell of beef raw makes my stomach flip) and fish is even worse. DH has been very accommodating as you would expect really and we eat very simple food together these days - plain pasta with tomato sauce etc. I often go for days on cereal, plain sandwiches, toast, oven chips etc. Basically what you would feed a toddler I guess! I also found smaller portions and more often helps. if i eat too much in one go, it will re-appear! confused

I also found holding it in made me feel even worse and then the sickness would be worse.

You have my sympathies! xx

DianeDavies Wed 12-Jun-13 22:02:18

Thanks so much for your replies. Thanks for your suggestions Cupcake, I am kind of eating little and often but most things are repulsive at the moment (practically living off ready salted crisps), I will try the apples - and have a look at the hyperemesis thread.

I keep hearing people say they had it all the way through, the thought makes my heart sink. I have never felt so awful in my life - I know its normal for many women and I'm sure they dont moan as much as I'm doing now, but honestly I can barely function (thrown up 5 times now today)

Thanks for your support and not minding me moan xx

AndIFeedEmGunpowder Wed 12-Jun-13 17:36:23


AndIFeedEmGunpowder Wed 12-Jun-13 17:35:08

Sorry, just saw you are 10 weeks. I think that is the peak for most people so hopefully you will feel better soon. Cupcake's advice is fab. Green apples helped me too.

cupcake78 Wed 12-Jun-13 17:31:29

Congratulation! Firstly stuff ginger wink its a myth. You need to try and find your own way through as to what you can manage. I've had HG 4 times and every time it's been different but a few things have been the same.

Things that make it worse.

Tiredness, go to bed as early as you can manage.

Don't get too hot, stressed or anxious.

Dehydration, keep hydrated, sip water constantly whether you want it or not. Iced water is brilliant or ice lollys.

Eat what you can when you can. Not massive amounts and stick to bland, dry, not fatty or with too much sugar. Dry cereal is good as its fortified with vitamins. You will probably be sick just accept it, get it over with instead of avoiding it and move on.

I found green apples and lemons helped in all my pregnancies.

A mouthful of lucozade every hour can help you get back on track after a few bad days.

If you can't keep anything down go to the doctors sooner rather than later!

It will pass!

AndIFeedEmGunpowder Wed 12-Jun-13 17:08:48


AndIFeedEmGunpowder Wed 12-Jun-13 17:06:56

Isn't it horrible? There is a brilliant hyperemisis support thread you could join where no-one will suggest you try ginger biscuits! I got anti-sickness drugs from my GP when I was pregnant which helped loads. My midwife suggested taking B vitamins as apparently deficiency can make it worse. How many weeks are you?

DianeDavies Wed 12-Jun-13 15:26:20

I know I'm not the first person to have morning sickness, but honestly I am at the end of my tether.
I have felt constantly, horrendously nauseous for the past month (I'm about 10 weeks pregnant) and I throw up about 3 times a day. I feel absolutely awful and have well and truely had enough. I cant stand the thought of anything 'ginger', the only think I have been able to stomach when I feel worst are crisps but I have brought them back so many times that I have really started to go off them.
Has anybody any suggestions please? I dont see the midwife for my 1st appt for another week

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