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Nausea all the time help!

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Tigger83 Wed 01-Mar-17 09:57:49

Hi I'm just over 5 weeks pregnant and the nausea is pretty much all the time unless I eat! I'm not being sick at all (wish I was in a way!) but gagging a lot.

Is this normal?!

Is there anything I can do to make it better??

I'm looking awful, feeling exhausted and just want to curl up on the sofa but I can't!!

daisygirlmac Wed 01-Mar-17 10:01:52

It's horrible isn't it? I was the same, constant nausea but never sick. I'm sorry to say nothing really helps (you'll end up offering a poke in the eye to anyone who suggests ginger wink) but just eat what you can and try and make sure you drink enough. I lived off fizzy water and macaroni cheese! Lemony drinks can be nice, also anything really really cold can help too. Rest up and know that it should pass in the second trimester

DirtyNell Wed 01-Mar-17 10:10:38

Cold food doesn't smell as much, so is easier to eat. Never let yourself get hungry. I found strong humbugs kept the nausea at bay- by stopping you smelling everything else. Nausea for me started at 5 weeks on my twin pregnancy, at 6 weeks for my 2 single pregnancies. 24 hour nausea and vomiting ( about 10 a day) until 14 weeks. Once the placenta was up and working, I was happy as a clam!
On the plus side, I never gained a lot of weight, due to the awful nausea, and was always my pre pregnancy weight by 3 days post birth.
But those nauseous weeks are really depressing- you have all my sympathy x

GalaxyDefender2012 Wed 01-Mar-17 10:43:25

I know exsctly how yiu're feeling. it's like ghost vomit. You're heaving and gagging but nothing actually comes up. I found that not much helped but I lived on toast for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Best advice is just eat what you fancy when you fancy it. If you're bit up to a neal don't just have what you can stomach. And plenty of water to keep your palet moist haha. The worst thing that sets off the gagging for me is having a dry mouth. I also found that gignger biscuits did nothing but give me heart burn so I stuck to crackers. Mosty dry food. But whatever you can stomach will do fine. Hopefully it will wear off by week 13. Personally for me im 15 weeks today and still heaving after every meal. At least little one will be worth it. Congrats on pregnancy smile

Tigger83 Wed 01-Mar-17 11:35:00

Thanks so much everyone! I'm eating quite a lot as it's the only time I don't feel sick lol.

KittyWindbag Wed 01-Mar-17 12:23:22

Oh I feel you, OP. all I wanted Was to lie on the sofa and sleep in the hope it would kill some time!

Really sour sweets like those fizzy strawberry laces helped me, and crackers and digestive biscuits. I pretty much lived off them for weeks.

Ginger tea is a huge lie.

KittyWindbag Wed 01-Mar-17 12:24:11

Oh and unless you're very unlucky it WILL go away and you'll feel brilliant in the second trimester! Congrats. Xxxx

jmariehac Wed 01-Mar-17 16:09:22

This is my 3rd pregNancy and have suffered with sickness worh all of them ..I'm 8+4 and went and got some sea bands....they have worked in haven't been sick all day today or yesterday and I feel slightly more human.... xx

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