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All day sickness leading to dehydration...feel rubbish

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Scubes Wed 26-Aug-09 18:23:49


Am 7 weeks pregnant with no.2 and have a 2 yr old running around!

With first one I ended up in hospital with severe dehydration following sickness and I can see that happening again. With her I was sick every day for 4.5 months.

I can't keep any drinks down and everything tastes horrible. I have tried sipping water throughout the day but it comes straight back up.

I'm not brilliant at drinking anyway but I just feel so sick all the time. Back to work next week and can't see me managing it at all.

Any pearls of wisdom????

So desperate to feel a bit more human again.

ZippysMum Wed 26-Aug-09 18:25:57

Ice chips / ice cubes any good?
Sorry to hear you are feeling rotten.

GoldenSnitch Wed 26-Aug-09 18:40:38

Have you tried those accupressure wrist bands to try and take the edge off the sickness?

I was sick to 20 weeks with my first pregnancy and found that the bands helped enough for me to eat a little.

Ice lollies - whatever you fancy but the fruit juice ones for me - helped and seemed to be easier to keep down than glasses of water.

Mints too. There is a theory that MS is caused by your sense of smell going into overdrive - the mints mask everything to help you feel less nauseous

GoldenSnitch Wed 26-Aug-09 18:41:55

Ooh, and I was once told fizzy drinks can help settle your stomach - sounds mad but it did seem to work

roary Wed 26-Aug-09 20:48:50

Hi there
I am also pregnant with no 2 (and grumbling about cyclizine on another thread).

I am able to keep down smoothies, which give you some nutrition. I think the rule is to eat whatever you think you can keep down, even if it's something totally random and unhealthy. Gum helps a bit for me.

I was sick last time till 19 weeks and am dreading it happening again. GP has given me drugs, which might be an idea for you...


GoldenSnitch Wed 26-Aug-09 21:00:18

My MS stopped at a far more normal 14 weeks this time if that helps you guys feel better?

Meglet Wed 26-Aug-09 21:09:32

I was on ice cubes when I was pg with DD last year, but after a call to NHS I discovered you need quite a few to keep hydrated. The GP gave me Avomine travel sickness pills which made me drowsy and I needed some help with my toddler but I was able to get food + water in me again.

Scubes Thu 27-Aug-09 07:16:12

Thanks ladies,

some ideas there that haven't been mentioned before.

I used wrist bands last time....hmmm wonder where I put them?!!!

Have been sucking mint imperials to death

Will send hubby out for gum and smoothies later! Have also been eating mini milk lollies but I think that's just an excuse to harp back to my childhood and nothing to do with relieving sickness.

I have an underactive thyroid as well and need to have my bloods done as I don't think that's helping as my toddler just seems to see me with my eyes closed constantly.

Had a rich tea biccie this morning and am feeling slightly more human than I did yesterday.

Hope it improves for everyone xx

Pinkmumma Thu 27-Aug-09 07:38:36

Hi I feel for you!! With ds I was sick for whole nine months plus a few weeks after birth so when it started again with this pregnancy (40+3) I was extremly depressed! However it passed this time and I have had no sickness from about 24 weeks! It was much more intense second time lost about a stone and a half but it got better. I say this to give you some encouragement that it may be different to last time. I wish I had a magic cure as I know how awful it is esp when you have a toddler running around.

Hope it gets easier soon

rumpleteaser Fri 28-Aug-09 12:42:02

Hi everyone, this is my first post here and I'm 6 weeks and 5 days into my first pregnancy.
I have had nonstop ms so far. All the women I speak to are very unhelpful and say 'oh you've got months to go yet' and 'you're boobs will hurt even more soon'..

WIll travel sickness pills work?
I hope I'm not hijacking someones thread, I'm just also very desperate for this to stop, even a little!!

Think my fella thinks I'm just using it as an excuse to be a lazy cow.

GoldenSnitch Fri 28-Aug-09 16:59:05

I wouldn't take travel sickness pills without checking with the doc as I'm not sure theyre safe.

There are some tablets he can give you to ease it though. I had them but managed to not use them in the end.

Try some of the suggestions here first though - wrist bands, ice lollies, mints, dry biscuits before you get out of bed, sips of water... My doctor always told me that the pills should be a last resort as the fewer drugs you can put in your system while pregnant the better...

Hope you feel better soon

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