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how long does it last

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Klara Thu 04-Aug-05 14:40:02

Not being pg - have managed to work that one out at least

no - am feeling sick as a dog all day,every day and am only 6 weeks. it's been like this for the last 2 and i cannot remember how long it lasted with ds1 - seems like so long ago.

I asked dh last night when he was giving me the usual really supportive chat of "you just have to get through it - it's 100% normal and natural" grrrr. Anyway, I asked him if he could even beging to imagine how if felt to be feeling like you are going to puke 24 hours a day, for weeks at a time, and even he had to admit - NO - he couldn't. I know it's natural - but i want SYMPATHY from him!

Anyway - how long will this last?


hunkermunker Thu 04-Aug-05 14:43:57

You poor thing I'm 17 weeks pg on Saturday and have only just stopped feeling sick - but stopped about 14 weeks with DS (and it wasn't as bad with him).

It's horrible, isn't it? As for DH...every time he gets the urge to talk about it being natural, squeeze his balls hard

collision Thu 04-Aug-05 14:44:04

I must have misread your post....are you pg? Are you asking how long sickness lasts?

For me, on and off for a few weeks in the first trimesta and nothing for the rest of it.


Hausfrau Thu 04-Aug-05 14:44:29

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WigWamBam Thu 04-Aug-05 14:45:03

For me it was for the entire 9 months.

colditz Thu 04-Aug-05 14:48:09

Til week 14 with me. Tell your dh to p1ss off. And if he as sympathet at the birth, shove a honeydew melon up his bottom and ask him how natual that feels!

madmarchhare Thu 04-Aug-05 14:49:08

Everyone told me when I was still feeling crap at 12 weeks 'Oh only another couple of weeks and it should disappear' At 14 weeks 'only another couple of weeks', and so on up to 38 weeks, with a right good go during my section as well. Mmm nice.

jabberwocky Thu 04-Aug-05 14:56:08

From what I hear it's different with every pregnancy and there's just really no definite way to answer that question. Sending loads of sympathy your way!

PrettyCandles Thu 04-Aug-05 15:01:03

Sorry, but it can last right up until delivery . For me it came and went. The worst was the first 10-12 weeks (first pg I lost weight in first trimester), then not so bad but still intermittently bleurghy for another month or so. First time it came back for the third trimester, but was caused by mild anaemia and not drinking enough, so second time around I took gentle iron and drank loads and it wasn't a problem.

Post asking for cures and you'll get a massive response! Of course nothing cures it, but what I found helped were:

Sipping icy cold water (some people prefer icelollies or icecubes).
Freshly ground black pepper in my food.
Marmite (but that may have just been feeding my craving)
Ginger in my food.
Gingernuts dunked in water, else very thin non-noisy ginger biscuits
Keeping bland food (Shreddies, plain bickies) and a drink of water by the bed, and sipping and nibbling whenever I woke up.
Having a nap before supper.
Forcing myself to take the first mouthful or two of food - once that was down the nausea eased and the thought of food no longer repelled me.

Hope it eases soon for you. No-one can adequately empathises with morning sickness unless they've been there themselves.

colditz Thu 04-Aug-05 15:02:22

Very hot ginger ale did help a bit, and sea sickness bands really helped a friend of mine

madmarchhare Thu 04-Aug-05 15:07:53

Sorry, forgot to add sympathy!

Its really awful isnt it?, where are you?, go and put your feet up. Later on have a lovely bath and take yourself off to bed early, I'll put DS to bed and do the dishes.

Hope it doesnt last too long .

Klara Thu 04-Aug-05 15:21:35

Colditz - i'm laughing at the mental picture. before the birth of ds1 when he complained of "having a sore tummy" I told him that if he wanted any sympathy from me he was asking the wrong person. I think my words were, "now imagine that pain being 10X worse, lasting for hours and at the end having to sh*t a football". Actually he wa very good at the birth.

I am at work, trying to concentrate on all the admin I have to do. Counting the minutes till I can escape to the sofa at home.

Oddly Chocolate does help the nausea - must be the sugar. Good excuse if you ask me - might just pop to the machine.

jonquil Thu 04-Aug-05 15:33:21

Hi there Klara ..

i sympathise with you totally. I am 10 wks pg and have been throwing up every single day since 5 wks. However, today I have not been sick and feel wonderful. (Obviously, now i am completely worried that something is wrong and don't have my scan for another two weeks!!! but that's just me)

I am taking a drug called Cyclizine and although for weeks I have still been throwing up once a day on it, it seems to have calmed down my general feeling of nausea for the rest of the day.

Other things that helped slightly for me were Danone Bio Activia natural yoghurt - weird really because i have completely gone off milk, so can't have cereal or tea. Also, agree re chocolate although it's the expensive Green & Black's white chocolate that i've been living on!

I really really hope you feel better soon .. as one who knows exactly how you're feeling, i wish you the best.

ChaCha Thu 04-Aug-05 16:19:03

Sending you sympathy!
I'm 24 weeks now and suffered terribly during the first trimester. It was so bad that i had to cut my hours right down to part time work. I was eventually prescribed anti-sickness tablets but couldn't keep them down anyway so were of no use. I'm still being sick till now but thankfully not 24/7, I've managed to be sick only once this week which is a first!

Unfortunately my cures are probably a tad unhealthy but fizzy drinks definitely helped, in particular Coca-cola and Dr.Pepper with lots of ice.

Hoping you feel better soon, it won't last forever - well just maybe for the next 30 weeks Cyber Hugs xx

CHOCOLATEPEANUT Mon 08-Aug-05 00:03:31

Sorry to hear your suffering

I had hyperemesis (severe sickness) in both my pregnancies until 20 weeks.The 1st time I was admitted and put on a drip.This was because I tried to eat as I was frightened of the baby starving and the more i ate the more sick i was and i ended up dehydrated.The second time i just managed to keep doen a small glass of orange juice down PER DAY by sipping VERY slowly.This stopped me from getting dehydrated as I dreaded being admitted as I had a toddler to look after.

I took time off work,rested as much as I could and did not panic about not eating.It does not affect the baby.

My dh was v unsympathetic until he had a hangover and i told him thats how i felt 24/7.he changed his tune after that.

kangel Mon 08-Aug-05 12:18:44

I am 22 weeks today and am still being sick! Sorry you may not want to hear that.

I also found that ice helped and fizzy drinks! I lived on lemonade ice lollies for a while and they helped.

Klara Mon 08-Aug-05 13:24:30

Thanks for all your messages. I am sitting at my desk at work feeling truly dreadful and have been sick now twice today. Can't wait to go home and climb into bed. DH can cook supper and bath the bean so that he's ready for his bed - I can't face grappling with a 2 year old who doesn't want to get out of the bath. Have been getting alot more sympathy since I collapsed in a crying heap at the weekend.....
Just feel very tired and weepy - want to go and lie down in a corner and not get up again.
The fact that I'm not eating much (OK - well keeping much down) isn't going to harm the bub is it?

kangel Mon 08-Aug-05 13:49:53

The fact that you are not eating much will not harm your bean at all, it gets all its goodness from you which is why you feel so tired! I didn't keep anything down for ages and ended up on anti sickness tablets as I couldn't hold down fluids - I lost over a stone and I was only 7.5 stone to start with. As long as you are drinking and nibbling the docs will be happy with that.
If however it gets to the stage where you can't hold down fluids go to your doctor otherwise you could end up on a drip.

I had the same worry and I felt so guilty that I was starving my bean, but its not true at all - you bean will be find munchy away on your spares! Its only you (and anyone around you that you feel the need to shout at) that suffer.

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