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Tried and tested sickness remedies

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Hannano1990 Sat 13-May-17 18:04:20

Good evening,
I'm currently 7 weeks pregnant and whilst my husband is enjoying a lovely dinner in the kitchen, I am sat in the living room wishing I could eat some.
The nausia is so overwhelming. I can hardly keep anything down. I've tried sickness bands without fail. I keep thinking about ginger biscuits, but I think I od'd on them in my 1st pregnancy 3 years ago and can't stomach the thought of them!

Help ladies. I'm struggling. sad

Hannano1990 Sat 13-May-17 18:05:05

I meant the sickness bands didn't work! My brain is mush.

RedBugMug Sat 13-May-17 18:09:00

gp - they can prescribe medicines that help.

other than that, keep hydrated, eat little and often.

ItsNeverSunnyInWales Sat 13-May-17 18:15:13

I wrote this on another thread, but have you tried grapefruit juice? It was the only thing that helped in the first trimester for me.

Hannano1990 Sat 13-May-17 18:21:07

I haven't. My hubby is going to the shops in a little while. I'll get him to buy me some. Maybe see gp on Monday. So fed up when I should be so happy.

Oysterbabe Sat 13-May-17 18:23:41

I just had to graze most of the day, mostly cheese on toast, supernoodles and crisps. No meat and nothing wet. Beige food mostly.

Comealongpond89 Sat 13-May-17 18:36:42

Flat coke worked wonders for me. It sounds weird but it really worked and it was worth the extra sugar to stop feeling so bloody sick

Hannano1990 Sat 13-May-17 18:44:33

Biege sounds oddly good. I just had a jacket potato with cheese and gave so far kept it down. I think this might end up being my staple meal.
I'm going to pop open a couple of cans go let go flat. It's really knocked me. I felt sick with my son but nothing like this.

tissuesosoft Sat 13-May-17 18:46:15

Lucozade and fruit ice lollies. Pretty much all I could keep down for the whole pregnancy with HG (and the odd subway sandwich, until the next day!)

Creatureofthenight Sat 13-May-17 19:24:52

I found Tuc crackers really good - just dry if feeling rough, or with cheese if I felt up to it!

SnapJack68 Sat 13-May-17 19:25:46

Fruit.. grapes and strawberries
Full fat coke
Coconut water (don't really like it but it's not too sweet and has the electrolytes to help rehydrate)
Capri sun orange
Pickled onion monster munch
Heinz tomato soup and veg soup had their day but 😷 now
Actual coconut
Carrot and cucumber sticks
Muller banana crunch corner yogurts
Mcdonalds quarter pounder cheese burger
Jacket with cheese sometimes

Just writing thay list has made me feel sick haha. They are things I can sometimes eat... many things get ruled out after a few days and will never ever be touched again

From my last pregnancy

Waitrose finest oranges
Ice pops

Don't bring them near me now.

SnapJack68 Sat 13-May-17 19:29:10

Sickness remedies

Sleep. A.lot of it. Not getting up early. This was hard to acheive before I got signed off work with HG

not taking pregnacare

Trying not to have an empty stomach haha... but that one is hard when you hate all food!


Fresh air .. short 5 min walks

happydays00 Sat 13-May-17 19:34:27

Try sucking on mints or boiled sweets. As pp have said, sips of full fat coke, Capri sun and beige food - but stay away from rice as that is just horrendous to throw back up. flowers for you, the nausea is the worse and just so debilitating! Keep well rested too as I found tiredness made it far worse

SilverLinings2014 Sat 13-May-17 19:40:08

7 weeks here too op and beige food, esp jacket potato with cream cheese is the only thing I can stomach. Not actually vomiting here but the nausea is awful 🤢

katkitkat Sat 13-May-17 19:48:04

There are no prizes for suffering with sickness with no help.

Get to the GP and ask for anti sickness medication.

Cyclizine was life changing for me during the sickness stage of my pregnancy. Literally wiped it out. Every time I missed a pill the sickness came back, then completely disappeared when the medicine was back in my system.

PurplePoppySeed Sat 13-May-17 19:50:09

I'm 6 weeks and really struggling too, I've found potato ok, but then spoke to my midwife friend and she said that research says protein is meant to make you feel less sick than carbs - so I tried Greek yogurt (and a bit of honey) for breakfast instead of cereal and it has helped! Haven't got as far as changing other meals yet as the idea of cooking meat is putting me off!

Hannano1990 Sat 13-May-17 21:41:25

Thanks for all the advice. Shopping list is written out for tomorrow. 😷

Snoozlecorn Sat 13-May-17 22:15:42

I feel your pain, i'm 7 weeks too and this past week has been horrendous. Struggling to keep anything down at all and in turn it's making the tiredness even worse and i've got sore muscles from all the throwing up and retching! Having to change my working hours from next week as I can't face another 12 hour shift feeling like this! Just got some ice lollies today which seem to be helping and I have managed to keep down the odd bacon butty i've had at work lol. Got my first GP appointment on Monday so going to ask for some meds I think.

Hannano1990 Sat 13-May-17 22:48:49

7 weeks. You must be having the same Christmas baby dread I am. I wouldn't mind too much, but my 2 year old was born on Christmas day lol.

I hope it gets better for you x

DuggeeHugs Sat 13-May-17 23:12:13

DS is basically made of potato because that's all I could manage for about 12 weeks - it's rotten but it usually passes with the first trimester.

Hope you're through it soon flowers

beansbananas Sat 13-May-17 23:59:10

Sparkling water, wine gums, crisps... about the only thing I could keep down for the first 20 weeks of my pregnancy!

Lemondrop09 Sun 14-May-17 00:04:38

Sipping orange Lemonade

Constant snacking on bland salty carbs (digestive biscuits, ready salted crisps, crackers)

But if you're struggling to cope, do talk to your GP. Lots of women soldier on with excessive vomiting and nausea thinking it's normal when it's not. I ended up sobbing to my GP at 6 weeks for medication, at 20 weeks I'm still on it.

actino Sun 14-May-17 07:38:44

Eat whatever you can keep down and eat continuously. My midwife said that the nausea is liked to low blood sugar, so try to always have something and eat the second you feel even a little hungry. I drank fruit juice throughout the day to keep my blood sugar up.

Fcukthetww Sun 14-May-17 12:00:17

Cyclizine- you can buy otc or if that's not working ask your doctor for ondansetron which is life changing. Mashed potato and beige foods are your friend. Also try sacrifice foods- food that doesn't taste terrible coming back up so you aren't vomiting on an empty stomach and having bile come up. Bananas are good for that. Weetabix is not.

dede124 Sun 14-May-17 12:02:55

Ginger tea worked for me!

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