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Travel sickness bands and work

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LIG1979 Sun 31-Aug-14 17:23:25

I am 7+2 and have been suffering from nausea since about 5 weeks and it is getting worse. i have tried lots of things including b6 and metaclopromide and whilst they helped a little I still felt yuk. today I tried travel sickness bands and they seem to be helping quite a bit. (not sure if I was just due a good day and tomorrow they will have stopped working.)

not sure how to wear them to work without people asking questions. (have had a couple of mc s so not sure I want everyone knowing just yet.) any ideas?

SallyMischievo Sun 31-Aug-14 18:06:22

I was anxious about this too so I ended up buying a couple of thin cardigans to wear to cover them, (admittedly this was in April and May when the weather was cooler). I also sipped weak lemon squash and ate ready salted crisps which seemed to help! I hope you feel better soon.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Sun 31-Aug-14 18:07:52

Claim you have Vertigo and they reduce the feeling?

SallyMischievo Sun 31-Aug-14 18:09:37

Oh and I also found getting some fresh air during my breaks and lunchtimes and sitting next to an open window helped!

addictedtosugar Sun 31-Aug-14 18:15:35

Would they stay underneath long sleeves?
Or have you got a chunky bracelet which would sit neatly over the top?

FruitBadger Sun 31-Aug-14 18:23:25

My Mum wore them when she had an ear infection that made her dizzy, the GP suggested it alongside the conventional medication.

biscuitsandbandages Sun 31-Aug-14 18:26:24

Tell them you have labyrinthitis.


LIG1979 Sun 31-Aug-14 19:47:52

Thank you all - I like labrynthitus although i did have to look it up. It also goes with why I went home early on my last day at work as I said I was feeling sick and dizzy.

The cardigans sound like a good plan in my cold office but I am really overheating at the moment and if I get hot it makes the nausea worse.

MrsCrankypants Sun 31-Aug-14 19:52:45

I am 8 weeks pg and had the same problem. I found something called Queasy Beads on ebay which are basically elasticated bracelets of beads with a large bead that sits on the same acupressure points as the sickness bands. They really have worked for me and they just look like a bracelet so nobody will question them. They come in lots of different colours too.

Ange77 Sun 31-Aug-14 21:30:01

It really helps to not let yourself get hungry. Maybe try keeping some savory crackers or melba toasts in your bag. It helps me.

Twizzletoes Sun 31-Aug-14 21:34:19

I got busted at work wearing these!

AnnaBananaBoo Sun 31-Aug-14 22:27:03

Likewise,this was the giveaway for me at work and I ended up just fessing up to the two observant colleagues that noticed...+then swore them to secrecy! Until then,long sleeved cardis were quite effective as a cover up. Eating salted crisps and eating little and often thru the day helped make the nausea more manageable smile

ladydolly Mon 01-Sep-14 02:42:41

I wore these for a month at work and no one noticed!!

LIG1979 Mon 01-Sep-14 07:56:46

Those queasy beads look great. although not sure how long they will take to get to me as it looks like they come from the USA. (Hoping to feel better in a couple of weeks like I did with dd.)

the regular eating and fresh air do help but I still feel terrible. It is much worse with this pregnancy than it was with dd.

MrsCrankypants Mon 01-Sep-14 08:10:03

Mine took less than a week to arrive but if you have a bead shop near you they could be made very easily.

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