So apparently it's Christmas! And while all about are images of mulled wine, Christmas cake and boiled ham...I'm lying horizontal trying not to throw up. I have horrendous all day sickness. I'm 7 weeks pregnant.
So far I've discovered some interesting ways to combat it: Tonic water Baked potato and cottage cheese Crunchy nut clusters And nothing else.
What are your cures? Anything other than the usual ginger tea and biscuits?
Vitamin B6 was amazing for me. You take 200mgs a day which is way more than in pre-natal vitamins so you have to buy it separately from holland and barratt etc, I think it really works.
Also, mediation - uptodate.com has the best overview of proper medical advice about the best meds to take. I found a combination of cyclzine and vitamin B6 twice a day with metoclopromide once a day worked well.
Pom Bears, daft as it sounds. Or the Aldi version, which I think are called Teddy Heads, but should totally be called Nom Bears. They're salty and light, so don't make you feel bloated after eating them. I also found starting the day with a glass of milk helped line my stomach a bit.
I'm the same going into my third week of being sick all day every day, the only thing I've found that helped me was forcing food down when I felt hungry but for me it would have to be more like toast or something similar to that size portion. The minute I go past hungry there is literally no going back and I'm ill all day. Xxx
Weak lager shandy (ice cold) Metoclopramide (then cyclizine after a few weeks when that stopped working) Bourbon biscuits Baked potato with butter, salt and pepper Salt! Salty crisps Plain pasta Bananas.
Not toast or anything wheaty as it clogs on the way back up. As does apple
i tried eating regularly during 2 pregnancies and but realise now with number 3 that the longer i can leave it between the meals, the better. totally contrary to all the advice but it worked for me. also, eat lightly and slowly. chewing gum, but only fresh stuff. and i really want salty things, and the thought of fruit and veg makes me want to gag. roll on week 12! bleurgh...
Remaining horizontal in bed at all times. Thank god DH could work from home so much when I was pregnant with DS1, I think I would have had to move in with my parents otherwise I was so poorly. Couldn't even stagger to the loo without throwing up.
Hyperemesis sufferer here - started about week 5 and I didn't realise until I lost a stone and was unable to walk etc by week 10 that I wasn't experiencing 'normal' morning sickness.
Anyway I am better now due to hospitalisation, medication etc - still sick a few times a week and have some bad days but eating more regularly which is good and now I'm at 14 weeks have put on 3lbs! Woohoo