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Feeling extremely green and low - Morning Sickness

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FirstTimeSprog Mon 12-Jan-15 11:23:04

Morning All,

I am 10 weeks this week and feeling like its all getting a bit much with my morning sickness. I haven't been able to leave the house properly in 8 days now, and my loo is my new best friend. I've wanted to stick to the plan of not telling friends and family until my 12 week scan, however, i am feeling increasingly isolated and exhausted as my morning sickness has taken over. I feel a little in limbo land with it all, not to mention very glum. I am hoping it will pass soon. I just wanted to know if there are many of you in the same boat, and what may ease things a little.

This is all very new to me, so any hints and tips would be gratefully received! xxx

RhiannonElward Mon 12-Jan-15 11:58:32

Ok, I'm no expert but there are things to alleviate morning sickness. I found that taking a snack such as a packet of biscuits cereal bar, to bed at night to be eaten before getting up in the morning really helped me. I could do nothing about throwing up on every car journey though, or being sick at the sight of mushrooms, raw or cooked.

What concerns me most is that you're feeling down and have nobody to cheer you up. I'd tell someone, sharing excitement about your little one is probably the best way to get through the morning sickness, I know it can be a tough and lonely experience when you're trying to keep a lid on it, having a close friend or family member to confide in will really help and you deserve that. You should certainly consider it smile

Hope you start to feel better soon anyway.

ruby242 Mon 12-Jan-15 12:09:07

I'm 9 and a half weeks and feeling similar to you, I was feeling really down about it but decided to go ahead and tell some family and friends and I'm so happy I did-so much easier having someone to complain to! I just made sure I only told people who I wouldn't mind knowing if something went wrong (because I figure id want support then anyway!) I found week 6/7 the worst as I felt like there was so long to go until the sickness got better, at least now we should only have a few weeks of this horrible trimester left!

yummymango Mon 12-Jan-15 12:22:18

Hi, sorry you are feeling like me! I am just 7 weeks and feel dreadful. I feel sick constantly, exhausted and just can't drag myself off the sofa to do anything. I feel miserable. Knowing I have several weeks of this to go is not helping either. I also haven't told anyone really as I have had 2 previous miscarriages so just can't bring myself to have to tell people if it goes wrong again. I just want to go to sleep and wake up at 12 weeks!
One thing that might help you guys, when I was pregnant with my daughter my sickness ended around 10.5 weeks - so you might be lucky and feeling better very soon.

ToriB34 Mon 12-Jan-15 12:30:06

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upthewolves Mon 12-Jan-15 12:58:20

Hang in there guys, I'm at 11 weeks and I'm finally turning the corner.

I agree with the comment about taking a snack to bed. From 7 to 10 weeks my DP was going nuts as the bed was full of bits of rice cake which I had to eat before I even sat up!

I also got some morning sickness relief tablets from the pharmacy. They were just ginger and vitamin b6 but they really helped settle me every 12 hours. Made by Elevit.

FirstTimeSprog Mon 12-Jan-15 13:06:50

Hi Everyone,

Thank you so much for your very kind messages.

My partner has been extremely supportive and helpful, but the poor guy is on the receiving end of me being bonkers and tearful. I am finding plain biscuits are the only foods i am able to stomach at the moment, and it is only a small window of time in the afternoon before my nausea kicks up again, and food becomes a huge prospect again. I never realised that it could be quite so debilitating! I am feeling just weak and flat now, but i think that comes with the territory!

I have had quite extensive gynae problems over the past few years, and so this was an enormous shock (and incredibly great one!) in the first place. I think that is making me nervous as I don't want it to go wrong, or for me to "speak too soon".

All very new to this thread stuff, I wanted to mention certain people within the thread but not entirely sure how to do so, but I can certainly relate to many of the things said!

Thanks you very much again xxx

sleepybee Mon 12-Jan-15 13:09:44

Hey I'm 24+ weeks now but had nausea & vomiting from 5-20 weeks. At 13 weeks it went out of control I lost 7lbs couldn't eat anything & only sips of water at a time as a big drink would just come straight back up! I literally could not go from sitting to standing without running to be sick it was honestly the most ill I've ever be as I'm not normally a sicky person. I went to my Dr at this point & got anti sickness medication which helped a little and I could go back to work. I felt like you really down, I cried a lot even saying to my husband I didn't want to be pregnant any more. Everyone around me felt really helpless as there wasn't anything they could do to help. I couldn't even think about baby or look at all the lovely baby things I'd need to buy it just reminded me of how sick I was. I know this lovely post isn't helping either, but I just wanted you to know that it eased off for me & I feel great now apart from all the aches & pains!

See your GP
Take time off work if you need too
Rest & sleep lots
Sip fluids as you don't want to get dehydrated

ToriB34 Mon 12-Jan-15 14:15:52

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DanyStormborn Mon 12-Jan-15 16:12:51

I found eating very little but very often helped, even in bed and even just a plain or even better salty cracker. Ice-pops were great, especially cola flavour. If you can't keep much down at all see your doctor as the are medicines that can help. Mine got better gradually between 11 and 14 weeks, by the second trimester I was totally back to normal appetite wise.

BettyButterchops Wed 14-Jan-15 14:10:24

This is my 2nd time with absolutely horrendous and debilitating nausea, so I feel for you. this time I got cyclazine from the gp, but it wasn't strong enough. accupunture works for some, but not for me. So this morning I got ginger root concetrated extract from health store and looked more up on the morning sickness support site. Some studies showing good results for just over half of those taking the ginger capsules... up to a certain amount. I'll check its ok with gp too. It also said that nausea can be caused by proteins not being metabolised fast enough for the needs of both growing baby and mother... so I'm going to up chicken breast, low fat mozzarella, other high protein foods. I'm hoping this will work as I am so fed up and miserable. Sorry for long post, just wanted to share what I'd found out so far in case any use to others. Hope you all feel better soon. x oh, heres a slightly messy link... https://www.pregnancysicknesssupport.org.uk/index.php?page=search&cx=011232841347064162356%3A80lpklslxne&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=UTF-8&q=ginger+extract&x=-812&y=-22

BettyButterchops Wed 14-Jan-15 14:14:34

Ps, sorry, I know its not easy to eat these protein things. Little and often hopefully it'll improve x

twittwoo1 Wed 14-Jan-15 17:44:04

Hi all, sorry to hear others are experiencing the same misery as me.. First Time, I can totally relate to how you are feeling. I'm 11 weeks now and have had bad sickness since 5 weeks, which between 7 weeks and now has meant me having to go off work, seek GP support as I wasn't keeping even water down for a week or so. I was prescribed cyclizine which made me feel worse (dizzy etc plus sick) and now have new meds which are ok but nt really stopped the sickness, just taking the edge off the nausea. Something to bear in mind if things get any worse.

Mood wise, I agree with what others have said. I have had to tell more people than intended but after becoming a total hermit, its been more difficult to hide without people thinking ive gone round the twist (even though I have) and it has been good to talk to a few others and get some much needed sympathy.

Food wise, tinned fruit and pot noodles have been my main go to as i cant stand the smell or sight of anything else and without sounding too gross, softer foods if anything at least don't feel so bad coming back up. Also, gummy sweets sometimes help the nausea.

If anyone has any tips for keeping myself entertained, I would love to hear them. Im sick of tv and cant really do anything active without being sick...im not really a reader and im fed up beyond belief, hence joining this forum today to ease the insanity!

Take care all xx

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