All day nausea - any ideas?(30 Posts)
I'm 6wks pregnant with dc2 and am suffering with the most horrendous ALL day nausea. It is even waking me in the night. I've tried eating stodge as that is what helped last time but nothing is shifting it.
Have tried the usual ginger biscuits, and eating little and often and travel sickness bands but I just feel so sick all the time. I'm also wretching but not actually being sick - I would rather be sick and hopefully feel a bit better!
I know it is like asking the impossible but does anyone have anything else worth trying?
Firstly, I am sending you my sympathy as I remember this phase and it is rotten.
When I was feeling really grim I found dry cream crackers sometimes helped, as did ice lollies. The best ones were orange calippo if you like those... I also found it helpful to eat really cold berries and pineapple straight from the fridge. I hope you are soon feeling better!
Yes ice lollies or ice chips can help. I liked lemon lollies. Or sour hard sweets like sour apple ones are good.
I'm 6 weeks too and have it on and off but had it much worse in my first pregnancy so you have my sympathy too
Also how often are you eating?
At the moment I'm literally munching on something every half an hour, be it a cracker of Apple or some nuts between meals. If I go longer I feel very sick.
Seriously, there's a point past which no amount of ginger biscuits or nibbling is going to help. I had sickness so bad for two months...I couldn't lift my head without puking. Go to your docs and ask for something to help.
Thanks all, skipton it's nausea not actually throwing up so I'm not sure the Dr will give me anything but the feeling sick all day is just so horrid.
fugghetaboutit I feel hungry allll the time but trying to eat every hour or so. Today I've had toast x 2 at 6.45am, then a satsuma at 9am, then a couple of biscuits at 10am, then beans on toast at 11.15am!
hippy it really is rotten isn't it!
I had to eat almost constantly. Savoury stuff, crisp etc and fruit ice lollies. The gap you had between toast and satsuma would have been way too long for me! Had to take fruit and drink with me everywhere. Found those go ahead biscuits (3 pack) quite handy.
It is horrid isn't it. You have my sympathy - I'm 6+4 and got the same continuous nausea with no actual vomiting. I've found eating regularly helps as at least I'm not hungry AND nauseous!!
Salt and vinegar squares
Spoons of marmite
canned mandarin segments kept in the fridge - nice and cold
I'm trying to go past the supermarket or shop every day on the way home and just play it by ear what I feel I can cope with each evening.
Oddly enough, all the posts go on about avoiding hot food since there's more smell, but I've found I can cope with paninis etc way better than cold sandwiches.
Hang in there
You might be surprised. There are some very mild over the counter antihistamines you can can take (meclizine) which might knock the edge off it. Always, always double check with the pharmacist of course!
I found the nausea worse than the vomiting to be honest. I could cope with running to the loo to puke a dozen times a day but the crushing nausea was worse. I couldn't open my eyes without the world spinning.
My midwife swore by a teaspoon approach. One teaspoon, no more of fluid and one of soft food (like yoghurt) every five minutes. By that point I needed a drip so I never got to try it out ...
Not much worked for me and had exactly what you describe, but I did get a bit of relief from drinking fizzy drinks and eating cheese sandwiches on white bread. Think kids party food 1985 and anything on that list made me feel a bit better, even if it was only while I was actually eating it! It will pass though, and the memory of the misery fades pretty quickly. Hope you feel better soon. oh actually I also found changing what I ate and drank first thing seemed to help for the rest of the day, still can't actually drink tea first thing now.
I found drinking lots of cold water helped ease the nausea.
I second the drugs idea. I had 'just' nausea too. Can't believe how debilitating it was. Ended up in hospital where I was given Ondansetran (sp?). It was a miracle. GPs reluctant to prescribe as it's not licensed for use by pregnant women and is expensive but it's safe and works!
I feel your pain OP. Currently 5+2 with DC2 and it's back already. With DC1 I was sick a dozen times a day until he was born at 40+6 . So far this time I haven't been sick but the nausea and exhaustion are x10 worse. I've tried all my old tricks from DC1 and nothing is helping. Eating often helps but I can only stomach unhealthy stodge and I am overweight to begin with, by the time this baby comes I'll be a house side............
Thanks ladies, may go and see my GP.
I do really appreciate all the ideas.
Lorilori your list had me going "mmm salt and vinegar squares"
Yes to the cheese sandwiches on white bread, with salad cream and cucumber - my new favourite thing.
My stomach actually rumbles with hunger only an hour or so after eating
I'm so glad you said that bearchomp. I can't get my head around feeling so sick and yet having a rumbling tummy such a short time after each meal.
Nausea is really starting to wear me down been week and a half now, not sure how long I can keep going at work. I'm not being sick but just want to go and cry at someone then curl up in a ball It's tough having noone at work knowing yet and feeling poo but not being able to talk about it.
Skiptonlass is right, if its got to the point where your seeking help it doesn't really matter what food you try it'll stay there.
I had to horrendous between 6-9 weeks (no vomiting tho) and no matter how much ginger I chewed, sucked and ate I didn't go away.
Cyclozine is more than likely the one they'll offer you, it'll get better soon!
Can you speak confidently to your manager and tell them?
I had to in the end and the doctor signed me off for a week! I slept the whole time!
Don't let it get to the point of rumbling as nausea will kick in. Eat something every half an hour, even just a handful of nuts/crisps/pretzels/breadsticks
Acupuncture helped me, it didn't make the nausea go away completely but it gave me some relief and I was able to keep going for a few days after each session.
The nausea is horrendous, almost two years after the birth of my last child, the sight of a pair of trousers I wore at that time or the smell of the deodorant my DH used is enough to make me heave.
I hope you get some help.
Im 23weeks and still have severe nausea mornings and evenings. On regular Cyclizine and Phenergan, with Metoclopamide and Stemetil as and when needed.
Things that help me most... REST. When nausea is intense, getting horizontal helps. I've stopped feeling guilty about being signed off sick from work. I take each day slowly and gently. Eat small amounts regularly without worrying too much about nutrition. Fizzy cola bottles and sour Haribo help, also cinnamon biscuits and dry cinnamon cereal. Can't tolerate ginger due to heartburn. Avoiding screens especially phone/TV though laptop ok for short periods.
My advice is to eat and drink through it if you possibly can. I ended up really Ill and dehydrated with DS (2nd pregnancy) and this time round I couldn't risk it so I made myself eat, if something takes your fancy then eat it before you even think about it, and drink water as much as possible. Experiment with different brands of bottled water until you find one you can tolerate- I found some tasted like bleach, some like salt, and tap water was an absolute no-no. I lived on bread, cheese, ketchup for 10 weeks! Still some foods I can't even have in the house, but I am now nausea free most days. Also, I've heard magnesium rich foods will help but I found I developed aversions to most of them. Keep going, hope you feel better soon
I wish I could rest as being tired makes it so much worse, but having a very active 2 year old makes that hard!
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