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Lynn5 Thu 17-Mar-16 21:49:02

After years of infertility and never have been pregnant before I promised myself I wouldn't complain if I ever managed to get pregnant. Butttt I cannot stop being sick, retching and feeling sick 24/7. I'm awake through the night with nausea and vomiting about 3 different times during the day!! Please help me with some suggestions. Can't sleep I feel that sick!

HappyInL0nd0n Thu 17-Mar-16 22:30:50

Hey - congratulations and sorry to hear you feel so poorly.

Don't beat yourself up for complaining about all day morning sickness. It's just incredibly draining and unpleasant, and there's very little that can be done until it (hopefully) starts to ease up between weeks 12 and 14.

Different things work for everybody. For me, it helped not to let my stomach get completely empty. So every 2/3 hours, I'd have something small and plain - an oatcake/simple yoghurt/banana/glass of milk - and I tried to keep my main meals small. I kept a banana/pack of oatcakes by the bed, and even when I didn't feel like it, when I woke up feeling grim, I'd force something down.

Sucking sugar free sweets (mints/M&S butterscotch) also helped, as did getting out for a walk when I could motivate myself off the couch.

Google for other suggestions - I'm sure there are trillions, but ultimately, try to listen to your body and do what feels right for you. It's mainly about endurance at this stage. Try to rest when you can, and fingers crossed, you'll be part of the lucky majority who feel better after the first trimester.

Good luck. x

5hell Fri 18-Mar-16 05:51:34

If you've tried all the normal things (snacking, resting, ginger etc etc) and they don't work, you don't have to continue to suffer...see your GP as there are medications to help, especially if you can't sleep etc flowers

londonrach Fri 18-Mar-16 07:39:13

My solution......water, wAter, chedders, kale, sleep, food little and often even if you dont want it but listen to your body if you fancy iced buns you have iced buns...... Congratulations xxx

SmallBee Fri 18-Mar-16 07:44:05

Congratulations on your pregnancy op.

Sorry it's horrible at the moment. Hope this will pass by the 12-20 week stage. You've got some great advice here already, just to add there is a brilliant support charity out there called pregnancy sickness support. Please use them because this is what they're there for.
Also speak to your gp, I was on cyclizine until quite recently and it was a brilliant help. Although made me drowsy.
There is also a HG support thread on here with tons of help for you.
You're not alone and you can do this! Good luck.

Marquand Fri 18-Mar-16 08:15:36

If you feel horrible, you feel horrible, and that sucks. Full stop. Don't beat yourself up about how you feel.

Make sure you get the necessary medical help to get you through this.

Good luck!

Lynn5 Fri 18-Mar-16 17:03:12

Thanks for taking the time to reply and all the great advice. Couldn't bare to pick up my phone to check replys! Getting slight relief when I Vomit which means I can eat and then bring it back up an hour later confused I'm more concerned that my drinking barely anything. I was drinking 4/5 litres of water through treatment, but it's making me feel so sick! I can manage juice more! Anyway going to make an app with GP! If I get a baby at the end then it'll all be worth it!!

SmallBee Fri 18-Mar-16 19:27:51

Can you try ice lollies or jelly as another way to get liquids? They really helped.
Fluids are so important so if your GP fobs you off (and a lot of them do) you'll need to be persistent to ensure that you get the best care.
Pregnancy sickness support do a print out to give to your gp so definitely visit their website first.

Lynn5 Fri 18-Mar-16 20:46:57

Oh that's great I'll have a look. I was actually at GP last week and he asked if I had sickness and did I want anything for it? I told him no I'll be fine shock I've not left my bed since the day after that!

SmallBee Fri 18-Mar-16 21:16:18

Oh that's hugely positive. A good, knowledgeable GP can make all the difference to your care.
Good luck with your appointment.

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