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difficultdecision Sun 14-Jun-09 17:17:56

or thereabouts,

I've looked through some of the older threads (and there are lots) but I was wondering specifically if anyone had tips for the nausea.

I'm nearly 8 weeks and for the past 3 weeks it feels like I've been on the edge of throwing up, falling asleep and bursting into tears. sad. I'm lucky in that, as with my last pregnancy, I'm very rarely sick, but I still feel terrible and I'm struggling at work.

None of the things that worked last time are helping (mints, fizzy drinks and jacket potatoes!) boiled sweets helped for a bit but are now making me retch and I have no appetite at all.

any advice?

Thandeka Sun 14-Jun-09 17:32:41

i'm in same boat and really struggling. 2nd pregnancy- 1st pregnancy ended in mmc at 10 weeks and had mild nausea- this is hell even DH mentioning eggs to me makes me retch! Have only actually been sick twice but feel sooooooo grim! And am only 6weeks 3days so have ages to go (if I make it that far this time )

I have found iced sparkling water helps a little bit perhaps with a squeeze of lemon or lime. Iced lollies- especially calipos. The very idea of ginger biscuits makes me retch but peppermints or peppermint tea helps a bit. Am desperately trying to find my accupressure bands from before as they helped. My accupuncturist wants to treat my nausea as I am not eating properly but I wont let her- as having the symtoms makes me feel this pregnancy may work out (touch wood) as last pregnancy my very mild symptoms disappeared at 7 weeks and miscarried 3 weeks later so I don't want anything to make symptoms go too much if that makes sense as they make me feel still pregnant!

Thandeka Sun 14-Jun-09 19:15:49

oooh was just sick for a third time (my lovely dinner- a very innocuous chicken rice with veg) and now I feel so much better! So maybe vomit is the way forward!

Cyee Sun 14-Jun-09 20:31:14

Hi both -

Another in the same boat! I don't have much wisdom to share... just starting to feel rough now, 6 weeks into second pregnancy. With first was properly puking each morning until about week 15. I didn't find a cure but I did find ways of managing it so that I could function reasonably normally. For me this involved letting myself be sick - holding it in made me feel worse... then promptly following being sick with bowl of crunchy nut hmm

Otherwise I found eating little and often staved off the worst.

I can't actually believe I've written this post... since I've spent ALL day complaining about the nausea... yet now I'm on here purporting to be some kind of expert

Congrats on both of your pregnancies and hope the sickness abates or you find some way of keeping on top of it

Qally Sun 14-Jun-09 23:42:43

Melon, chilled, helped me. Apparently there's some naturally soothing thing in it? Also sorbets. (Real, not too sweet ones.)

Very very plain mashed potato was good as well. And steamed carrots and peas, that didn't set me off. Jacob's Cream Crackers, too.

Mostly though it's a question of endurance, I think. Horrible, but it does pass eventually. Just seems forever at the time.

hellymelly Sun 14-Jun-09 23:59:45

anything involving white,smell free carbs,taken at regular intervals plus sharp sour tastes like lemon juice in fizz or sour sweets.Eat really often never get hungry. I got very fat,but I felt fractionally less sick,and I only puked if I was hungry.

joscrimgeour Mon 15-Jun-09 08:23:16

Hi there, I'm in the same boat too. I'm 7 weeks pregnant with second. I feel dreadful as I did with my first. Have rung in sick today as I just can't face it. Was signed off for 6 weeks last time. I'm dreading the next 5 weeks. Eating regularly does seem to help but any other advice gratefully received.

jardins Mon 15-Jun-09 08:33:02

Hello everybody (cyber wave at Thandeka) I'm embarking on 8th week and went to see my osteopath on Friday who (without my knowing) worked on diminishing nausea and it seems to have worked for the time being. I still get queasy and waves of sickness but it deffinitely seems to have calmed down a bit.

I find chilled orange juice helps me in the mornings....

Good luck to us all..... It's hard to imagine that one day this will be a thing of the past...

mrsmcdreamy Mon 15-Jun-09 10:14:20

I'm on pregnancy no 3 & had 'morning' sickness for both my first pregnancies as well. Remedies I found helped have changed each time, so there seems to be no set formula for me. Luckily it only lasted till around week 13 for both, so hopefully I have only a few weeks to go this time around...

I was advised on here about ginger & vitamin b6 tablets from an Australian natural remedy company called Blackmores I promptly ordered some (from Aus - so more pricey, but I was desperate to try & they arrived really quickly) and find that if I do take them regularly at the recommended every 8 hours, then it does help.

I'm an all-day nausea victim only though - no vomitting.

Otherwise just eating all day long: toasted plain pitta breads, granny smith apples, natural yoghurt and plain chocolate digestives grin and to get rid of the horrid taste in the mouth in between, chewing gum (can't abide peppermint flavours though!)

sifuentes Mon 15-Jun-09 12:18:33

Hi - first of all sympathies. MS is truly horrendous.
My tips are totally day dependent. I have found everyday brings something else that seems ok, or revolting.

If you feel so sick you can't face anything then go for chilled fruit. I found melon great, especially watermelon, and fairly sour apples.

If you have gone off water then sparkling water or lemon juice in water good. Also ribena with lots of FRESH ice. Freezer flavoured is too grim to be true.

Ice pops and calippos

oddly I found egg and or bacon butties sometimes hit the spot but have pssed that now.

mild cheese slices, mozzarella, white bread, white pasta

soup - clear if poss and heinz cream of tomato


Also if i get realy dehydrated I buy lucozade sport drinks and sip on them very cold.

cornflakes and very cold milk.

Main thing is eat all the time and get out of bed as little as possible.

Don't eat too much or drink too much in one go.

Just keep on forcing things down you though even if you dont' want it because it is the only thing that will make you feel better - that and rest.

It's the worst most relentless thing ever but if you do find foods that you canface and you eat every hour then you will feel a bit better.

I have had lots of time off work and am doing reduced hours. I have a very supportive GP. You can only do what you can do. These early weeks are too importnat to try to be a hero so don't!
Also tiredness and stress made it a whole lot worse for me.

Good luck xxx
oh and personally I say bollocks to ginger wink

difficultdecision Mon 15-Jun-09 19:47:38

Thanks everyone - it's nice to know I'm not alone.

Thandeka - I know what you mean, the symptoms are kind of reassuring while at the same time being awful!

Thandeka Tue 16-Jun-09 17:23:49

today is the worst day yet- really struggling. I feel awful and its just relentless- have only been sick once today (first thing so was just bile) have no idea if i can go back to work next week and glastonbury is probably a no! grim grim grim.

Thandeka Tue 16-Jun-09 19:33:59

DH brought me home some acupressure bands- have stuck them on and already feel some improvement.
mild respite- am debating trying a cd thing too

sifuentes Wed 17-Jun-09 10:13:31

oh my god DON@T buy the CD - not if you're suffering badly. I ended up throwing it out of the window as it made me feel worse!!!!

Lucky you that sea bands work. THey help me on boats but not with MS.

My other tip is that when you are feeling really queasy do keep trying to eat and drink but only little sips and very small portions or it will come right back up again. I'm still trying to get teh hang of this one - however I have to say at nearly 10 weeks my sickness is easing off. [touch wood emoticon)
Still chundering but feel MUCH better in between.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel. [touch wood emoticon]

difficultdecision Wed 17-Jun-09 10:32:50

I quite liked the bands last time but after a few weeks I wasn't sure they were working anymore, everyone saw them and guessed I was pregnant and the pain in my wrists was unbearable - maybe not for me! Hope they work better for you

I'm actually at the point I wish I could be sick now, the constant nausea is getting me down and I have a feeling it might get better if only I could actually throw up! blush

EsmeandDante Wed 17-Jun-09 10:57:29

GRRRR...I thought I had finished this awful stage but today MS has come back and bit me in the ass.
Tube to work was a near accident for the people around me and this morning at work I have spent most of my time loitering around the toilets.
GRRRR....can't wait to reclaim my life!

Thandeka Wed 17-Jun-09 11:01:18

Well we are now in consecutive days chucking up first thing on an empty stomach but feeling a tiny bit better with the bands on- not massively but am not dying like I did yesterday. Although i think also keeping busy helps a bit- as yesterday I just lazed in bed all day today I have piles of marking I HAVE to do.

I have a meeting I need to go to on friday and very worried as to whether I will cope- in fact my sick note (for suspected ectopic/threatened MC neither of which has happened - phew) comes to an end on friday so am dreading work next week and may see if I can get signed off longer- I can't imagine teaching kids in this state! (And kids smell!)

Difficult decision are you ever tempted to stick fingers down throat to try and rid self of nausea- I know I am but haven't sucuumbed yet! Doubt it would work but am starting to get desperate!

Stumblebum Wed 17-Jun-09 11:07:24

This thread has made me feel better!

I've been pathetic this morning. I got the dc's to school then have been sitting crying on the settee clutching a sick bowl blush

I can't stand being sick in the toilet as I'm convinced it smells, even though my poor, long suffering dh has cleaned it about 200 times!

I am 8 weeks today

It just helps thinking there's light at the end of the tunnel. I have been off this week, and was wondering if GP will be supportive in signing me off next week or will think I'm overreacting!

sifuentes Wed 17-Jun-09 11:38:01

My GP basically kept asking me if I wanted to be signed off. Offered me letters etc You know if you are too weak to go in. I have to say having nearly 3 weeks of was the best thing for me. Cut down the stress - I wasn't worrying about not peforming at work or where or when i was next going to heave
AND rest is the only way to feel better - though I agree with Thandeka you have to get out and about it a bit if and when you can or you go a bit mental. I had to stay at my mum's for a few nights because I could no longer stand the smell of my own house. Lingering cleaning products smell or something. BOAK!!! Still don't like it!

I also find it helps just to have appointments each week so for example one week I had a scan, another week I had acupuncture, GP appointments, other scans. It means that you are not only waiting for the holy grail that is the 12 week scan.

HTH grin

difficultdecision Wed 17-Jun-09 16:02:38

a bit tempted Thandeka but I'm afraid it won't ever stop if I do!

I'm a doctor and I know it sounds bad but I have to keep going while I can or they'll be noone left to see the ladies who really can't. I'm not infectious and I can think clearly so while I can stand I'll work - but it's not easy.

Thandeka Wed 17-Jun-09 16:09:17

awww you poor thing I can't imagine anything worse than having to look and warts and veruccas and pustles when feeling grim (says Thandeka who has happily spent the last half an hour squeezing the bobbles on her arm!)

You are very dedicated and now I feel a bit guilty about letting the kids down from my wonderful educative presence- but heck not that guilty grin

devotion Wed 17-Jun-09 16:13:19

i love you all

i feel like all i am doing right now is moaning, moaning and more moaning... and going "arggheeeegh" every now and then and when someone asks, "feeling any better today?" all i do is let out a loud long sigh!

I even told my two dd's the other day to go into the sitting room, close the door, and the only noise i wanted to hear was breathing... so i am very moody right now. children are so forgiving, makes me feel even worse.

i wa snot really ill with my first, second i felt green 24 hours a day up to 16 weeks and right now I'm only 7 weeks and feel like its been months even though i've only been sick for two weeks. how will i make it?

someone on my antenatal thread lost her baby this week due around same time as me and it really upset me because all i am doing is moaning. i've wanted this baby so badly for over a year so if i lost him or her now I would feel like it was my fault because of my moaning - stupid i know!

like someone said i feel like if i actually made myself sick i would feel ok for a hour or so. just a little time off would make it so much more manageable. so for all the ladies who do actually vomit - does it help? i cant imagine you would feel good straight away. i am such a baby with getting sick.

sifuentes - you gave some great tips. for some reason grapes are really helping me this time around, all fruit in fact. the more acidic the better. in fact i am eating so much I am doing two poo's a day blush

one tip i can give is like we all know - eat all the time but instead of opening a packet of crisps and eating them in one go, eat a couple every five mins or so that way you prolong the benefit. i only feel good while i'm eating and after i think, why did i eat them so fast.

any more advice please....

"arggheeeegh"... couch... can someone come over and feed my two children?

Pinkjenny Wed 17-Jun-09 16:16:58

I am 12 weeks and mine is starting to ease now, it comes in waves rather than lasting all day, so I am hoping it's on it's way out. Still can't eat big portions of food, and need to consciously let food digest. The main thing that I am sick to death of is the revolting taste in my mouth, everything I eat and drink leaves a hideous aftertaste. Even toothpaste makes me retch. Grrrr. First pg was so much easier <whine>

devotion Wed 17-Jun-09 16:25:33

Pinkjenny - i forgot to moan about that - aftertastes of food. its soooo horrible. whatever i eat, it stays in my mouth for ages and i actually think "i'm never eating that again". i can not actually eat anything with strong flavours. i normally love cheese and onion crisps but even typing it my stomachs churning.

i better stop moaning about this because all this talk of food, flavours and aftertastes is making me feel worse grin

lets talk about sex instead... oh no! thats what got me here

Thandeka Wed 17-Jun-09 16:29:09

haha devotion!

I cant have sweet things as the after taste is soo bad. I have been grazing a lot today which has defo helped. The chip and cheese butty defo helped too. I dread to think of the effect I am having on the emby's healthy development as my diet is so shite at the mo but I am keeping up with the multi-vitamin and my fruit intake is reasonable but thats about it!

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