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"Morning sickness"(14 Posts)
I just wanted to get some advice about "morning sickness" aka all day sickness I'm only 6.5 weeks and it kicked in a few days ago. I'm not actually sick but I have constant all day nausea with additional "attacks" when I feel like I'm going to faint and I know when I get to this stage I need to eat ASAP. I feel really guilty moaning when I'm not actually being sick but at the same time I feel awful. Eating every couple of hours helps but after 30mins of eating it comes back and I get stomach ache. I've ordered some seabands to see if they will work but at what stage can I ask the doc for meds? I feel pathetic but I know if this continues for another 5/6 weeks I will feel even worse. I'm also worried as I was eating really healthily until this kicked in but now all I can manage are things like bread, crisps etc although I am trying to force down a few bits if fruit or veg.
I know this will get better soon but it's hard to think that far ahead. I'm already panicking about work this week as they don't know yet and I can't focus on a screen for a long time without the sickness kicking in. I have a 3 hr mtg on wed where I won't be able to at during it and I am already anxious about an attack. Does anyone have any advice etc?
Thanks for listening and sorry for the moan. I try talk to my oh but at the end of the day if u haven't been through it u wouldn't understand. Ironically only a week ago I was worried my ms wouldn't kick in lol
Oh poor you sounds horrible! I'm only 5 weeks and haven't had any sickness yet... just mild nausea compared to yours. so I might not be the best to help but I think it would be worth asking your doctor. The only things that make me feel better when I do feel ill are fresh air, ginger ale and spearmint softmints!
Hope someone else has better help for you!
Oh, and congratulations!!
Hi I really feel for you, I've had awful sickness and nausea from week 5 and I'm on week 11 and it's not letting up I've been to docs about 2 weeks ago and should of went sooner. I was given some tablet which have took the edge off it.
I've tried every thing ginger crackers dry toast nothing helped.
The sickness bands don't do wonders but they do seem to curb the naueasa a little bit. (With me).
I've found boiled sweets have helped sucking on them at work have helped a lot
Sucking a butter mint As I type to you.
If it gets worse go to doctors because you may end up dehydrated.
Don't feel guilty about moaning been there done that but it's bad enough feeling sick for a day let alone weeks.
I feel like I will feel sick and be sick for ever it's become a normal part of my life now lol. (I say the nearly in tears)
On a nice note lots of people have comforted me with I'm high in pregnancy hormones.
Sip a bottle of water regular rather than gulping loads. That helped me.
You could try ginger biscuits and lemonade which is what people told me to try but it didn't work for me.
Hope you feel better soon and if you don't go to GP and they will help you
I'm sorry to say I don't think there's a lot you can do. Boiled sweets and icy water helped me. The only thing I can say is it will pass. I'm 16+3 now and almost feel back to normal, just tired but appetite us back yippee. Just take care of yourself.
Love hearts really helped me this last time. Extra strong mints before that.
Thanks all for your replies and suggestions, mints do help a little and I will try boiled sweets too. It's comforting to know other people know what it's like and reassuring to know it will go away, eventually lol. I'm so happy to be pregnant but as this is my first i don't have a clue what to expect and so far it's worse than I imagined in terms of ms. I thought I would just wake up, be sick and then be fine. Haha how naive Will keep fluids up and will get to docs if it gets worse.
Hope the rest of u aren't suffering too badly from it
I'm due any day now and remember it well...
Sitting in meetings and pretending to feel well all the while planning my escape dash if I needed to. I used to throw up in the mornings and then feel sick until about 3ish and craved unhealthy food and loads of carbs.
Tried all the ginger stuff/crackers and it didn't work for me either.
Although its awful-remember it will go at some point (most people's fade by 12 weeks-mine stayed to 14) but I had the odd few days without it which were bliss!
I got through it by eating exactly what I wanted when I wanted it, and drank copious amounts of ice cold water (I used to carry it around with me everywhere). If you need to step out of a meeting just make an excuse and go for some fresh air.
or go and throw up
I ended up telling my manager at 9 weeks just so someone knew why I was behaving strangely
and looked like shit
Also it helped to remind myself that all the research shows that healthy pg can be linked to nausea - this also kept me going and made me almost miss the nausea when it went.
Congratulations on your pregnancy
Ps Sarah u sound u have had it really bad, poor u. Hope it stops soon!
See that's the thing fozziebearmum2be, I'm really worried about work and taking sick days but at the same time the thought of getting dressed, getting to work, pretending to be ok when I look and feel like death lol. How did u manage it? I suspect I may need to tell my work sooner too.
U are right thou, I will try to see the positives and I know it will be worth it when I hold my baby for the first time
Is this your first? How exciting u get to meet ur wee one soon :D
Me too, am also 6.5 weeks and feel dreadful. Only vomiting a couple of times a day but the nausea is just terrible, it's a relief when i vomit. Struggling to keep up my foods and fluids. Am going for acupuncture tomorrow so will let you know if it helps.
Reading fozziebears post it another good tip but depends on you really but I had to tell work at about 5 weeks best thing I did because they have been really supportive the worse thing you can do is suffer in silence it makes you feel isolated. But again it depends on if your wanting to keep quite for 12 week scan.
It's my first too and like you it's unmarked territory just take it one day at a time
Yep Its my first- very excited to meet little one!
I told my manager as I knew she would keep it to herself (and asked her to do so before I told her) plus (and I work in HR) you are protected in law when pregnant so are able to take sick days (for pregnancy related sickness) and shouldn't be penalised, so I wanted to make sure that this was covered if need be (and I felt this was very likely!)
Thankfully I was able to work from home quite a bit too which helped and meant I didn't have to take time off. As I had extra sleep (no travel time) which really helped and could walk away from my desk if feeling really rubbish-but appreciate this isn't practical for all jobs. But if you could, I would definitely ask.
I know its daft, but I felt that when no-one knew then it made me feel worse as I panicked in meetings that I would end up throwing up and couldn't concentrate... But once someone knew I was able to relax slightly-so it made it a little bearable....
Understand though it depends entirely on where you work/your manager as to how supportive they will be and how comfortable you feel in telling people.
Thanks Sarah and fozzie (everyone else to for their advice!) just had a mini breakdown and told me oh how I was feeling and feel so much better. He's being really supportive and wants me to see gp so think I will, i think it might help me relax a bit plus hoping they might prescribe me something to take edge off.
I'm going to see how this week goes and if I still feel bad I will speak to work, if only so they hopefully understand why I'm not my usual self. I plan on swearing my manager to secrecy however I imagine she may tell a couple of the other managers which wouldn't bother me too much but I don't want any other staff to find out.
I feel a lot better for talking to u all and my oh, surprising how lonely pregnancy can be esp when u just don't know what to expect and u worry u are making a fuss over nothing lol.
Thanks again for the help, wishing everyone a happy and healthy pregnancy
Hi, I really feel for you - I could have written your post myself as I'm in exactly the same position! I am 8+2 now and have felt the same as you since 6 weeks.
I have the sea bands and I really think they take the edge off the nausea. Wish I could wear them all day but I need to take breaks as the ball digs into your wrist (which is kind of the point!)
I am finding fizzy water with lemon in very refreshing and easily tolerated when taken in small sips during the day, plus I pretty much ALWAYS have some kind of boiled sweet in my mouth. Err...what else...I have been having a real craving for bland stodgy like ready salted crisps, potato rostis, roast potatoes and prawn crackers etc. If the bread and crisps are what you can eat then I really wouldn't worry it about it - your little bean will get all of the necessary nutrients from you, and if you feel bad then you can be super healthy once you feel less sick.....that's my plan anyway!
In terms of the meeting, I would have a supply of tic tacs or other small sweets in your pocket that you can sneakily suck (even whilst talking) with no one noticing. If you can confide in someone else who will be in the meeting with you, and sit next to them then you might feel less anxious. The other idea I had was to hide some small amounts of food you can tolerate (bits of bread etc) somewhere outside the meeting room (someone else's desk/your desk etc - not sure where the meeting is held in relation to where you usually sit!). Then you can excuse yourself for the toilet and have a nibble if you feel like you can't cope.
I really hope you feel better soon, I know it's not fun. Bless my OH - I've done soooooo much moaning!
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