Johnise - posted on 02/12/2009 ( 29 moms have responded )
Johnise - posted on 02/12/2009 ( 29 moms have responded )
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Sandy - posted on 08/18/2011
I took red raspberry tea leave in a pill form and it saved me during the first trimester. It will take a couple of days to take full affect. I knew it was working when I would forget to take them for a couple of days and I would get so sick and throw up.
Kiley - posted on 08/17/2011
Ginger beer (it's not alcoholic think rootbeer), sea bands, acupuncture. I made a similar post a few weeks ago..
Veronica - posted on 03/08/2009
I tried preggie pops, zofran, phenergan, phenergan suppositories, reglan, crackers, water, ginger ale. I was sick til 11 weeks the only thing that helped was zofran iv which i was hospitalized for a week with bc or severe dehydration. I suggest you eat as much as you can if and when you are not nauseated and at least when you do puke you wont be dry heaving! My husband says just tough it out! LOL you can do it and hopefully it wont last too much longer.
Angel - posted on 03/03/2009
i was the same way with both my pregnancies and it was horrible. i was in and out of the hospital with dehydration and my throat was burnt from all the bile i threw up. i was miserable. the doc finally put me on a medication called zofran and that worked wonders for me i felt so much better!!! there are also some other nausea meds they had me try reglan, and compazine i just was allergic to them. i would talk to ur doc
Sheila - posted on 02/28/2009
Try some ginger tea. You can buy it at the grocery or helth food store or just take ginger root, peel it, chop it up and boil it in water. Also any ginger ales with real ginger should help.
Tara - posted on 02/26/2009
I was in hospital with really bad morning sickness.
they had me on maxilon an anti nausia tablet (ur local doctor can prescribe this)
otherwise a herbal option is blackmores morning sickness tablets.
i lived on cordial.
a reall good thing to do is have some dry crackers or toast before you get out of bed in the morning or a piece of apple or some tastey cheese. the reason for eating it before you get out of bed is to calm down your stomach acids (which is the main cause of morning sickness) before you get up. this generally makes getting out of bed easier and also geting on with the rest of your day.
Bryn - posted on 02/26/2009
You need to get your OB to prescribe you some Zofran. It's an anti nausea medicine that has far fewer side affects than Phenargan (sp?) and it saved my life. I was finishing up my senior year of my Bachelors and was so sick I couldn't go to classes. I took it everyday for 3 months and my baby is perfect! Good Luck!
Debbie - posted on 02/26/2009
there is a prescription medication called zofran...it was a godsend for me...
I suffered from hyperemasis (fancy way of saying severe morning sickness) and the ONLY thing that worked was zofran. No 'natural' remedies such as ginger (made me sicker), peppermint, dried crackers first thing before getting out of bed, etc or other prescription medications did anything. The sea bands worked for 2 days then I seemed to get even sicker. I was on zofran until 22wks when i slowly weaned myself off by gradually having smaller doses. I still occasionally got sick when I finished taking them, but it was more manageable.
The thing I hated most was people telling me 'it will get better'. For some people it doesnt actually get better. About 10% of women who suffer from severe morning sickness are sick all the way until they have given birth.....then it gets better. Only 70% of women are actually better after 12wks.
One thing I can suggest is to go to the shops when you're having a slightly better day and see what appeals to you. I was lying on the couch when I was about 8wks pregnant and I saw a packet of corn chips on the kitchen bench and I craved it. For about 2wks it was all I could stomach. Then that changed to chocolate 'up and goes' (a breakfast drink) and chocolate paddle pops (ice-cream on a stick [don't know where u live and if u know what I'm talking about]).
Goodluck and I hope you're feeling better
Nicole - posted on 02/25/2009
I used to put an ice pack on the back of my neck to help the nausua. I was sick my whole pregnancy and it sucked! I totally understand!!! I hope you will feel better soon, and if its really bad ask your doctor for the zofran. I took it and dont know if i could have made it through the day whith out it! I lost a lot of weight and only gained 12lbs through out my pregnancy. My baby was very healthy 7lbs 7 ounces! She is a handful now at 8 months! You will make it through and dont be afraid to ask for something to get you feeling better!
Good Luck and remeber this is only the begining!
Leron - posted on 02/25/2009
peanut butter toast so that i still got some decent calories, ginger ale with this pregnancy...they have canada dry ginger ale cough drops that seem to help, also I switched to flintstones with iron which helped a ton.
Elizabeth - posted on 02/25/2009
Preggie Pops and crackers helped me.
Sandy - posted on 02/25/2009
red raspberry tea works well.
Mary - posted on 02/20/2009
I ate crackers or toast with some water and it helped me.
Brenda - posted on 02/19/2009
If you are having such bad morning sickness that you start losing weight, or go more than 24 hours without being able to hold down anything, contact your doctor immediately.
I had bad morning sickness and NOTHING worked. I tried everything, and everything just made me throw up. I ended up losing 10 pounds in a two week period, and my doctor put me on Zofran. I was already taking Reglan because I wasn't eating until six or seven at night, but it didn't touch my sickness later. Now, at 29 weeks, I've finally quit taking the meds, though I still have nausea all morning and throw up sometimes. Sometimes, you need some help with morning sickness other than home remedies. If it keeps up, I'd check with the doctor about it.
Katt - posted on 02/19/2009
I had morning sickness due to the kind of prenantal vitamin i was taking i started out with the Jamieson brand and the smell made me sick to my stomach when i was the the bottle i switched to Materna and it went away.... but while i was on the Jamieson i used Prego Pops there suckers that work amazingly well... i found them at a maternity store...
Ashley - posted on 02/14/2009
I was puking through most of my pregnancy..my doctor put me on a prescription that was designed to stop morning sickness. It didnt stop me from puking in the morning but it stopped the all day puking.
Another thing I found to help was to eat small amounts almost constantly..if my stomache got near empty I got really naseaus and would puke when I did eat. I didnt gain alot of weight even with constant eating cuz it was tiny amounts...like a bowl of cereal then half an hour later some crackers, another half hour some yogurt...etc.
Lauren - posted on 02/14/2009
I threw up untill 34 weeks pregnant so i know how you feel! I used to sip at ginger beer and green tea, and eat dry crackers and celery sticks, and suck on lemonade icypoles while i was at work. Also these things called sea bands, you wear them on your wrists and they have pressure points on them which can make you feel better, they are completely drug free, and are designed for people with sea sickness (i didn't like them, but some people swear by them) you get them from the chemist. I also felt better having something in my mouth so i used to suck on sugar free lollies most of the day and all night in bed, even if i woke up in the night i'd have another one! (but i can't stand the taste of them now) Goodluck with it, it's horrible and no one seems to realise how bad it is.
Rachael - posted on 02/14/2009
I know how you feel! I'm still gettin some really nasty morning sickness with my pregnancy. I've actually lost 12 and a half kilos it was that bad. I found that sucking on a barley suger helped calm the worst of it. And eating breakfast regardless of how it might feel at the time helps me alot too. My doc also made the suggestions of plenty of rest, when you eat, eat small meals often, keep eating and drinking seperate and try not to go overboard on dairy. Not because it makes you sick, but because it's really horrible to throw up. Sweet things, ginger. plain dry toast and sweet black tea are great too. And, stupidly enough, being active helped me too. The vitamin b complex is a great help. If you can't find anything that works but you are keeping most of your fluids down. Try to remember that pregnancy won't last forever, even though it seems that way! I do hope it doesn't last long for you sweetheart, it's hell!
If you are really concerned, make an appointment at the doctors. They'll give you all the advice they can and tell you whether you should worry or not.
Jennifer - posted on 02/13/2009
My doctor had me take B6(25mg) and 1/2 a unisom tablet and that helped!
Michelle - posted on 02/13/2009
I took peppermint/ginger and also b-complex which really helped. Once I was taking the b-complex regularly, I didn't have morning sickness at all.
Candace - posted on 02/12/2009
when i had moring sickness it was my vitamins that make me feel even worse so they put me on flintones and i was fine after that
Vicki - posted on 02/12/2009
hi i had morning sickness for 7 months of being pregnant. being phyically sick ,i tryed everything like u i was desperate , from ginger buiscuits, peppermint tea, rich tea fingers u name it nothing worked ,like every 1 said it wod, my husband brought home an indian ,curry, which made me wosre,as u can imajine the smell, till i ate the naarm bread , which was great,it desapeared, on accation i ate a bit of indian curry, probally why me boy of 4 loves spicy food now lol ,
ialso found swiming help ,releive the sickness, id swim 3 times awk,even if i didnt fancy a swim , i new the sickness wod ease , which really helped, me any way , i hope it works for u good luck
Karina - posted on 02/12/2009
Ginger is what the doctor told me they use most safely, however they also said that if it's really bad, Gravol is ok to take. I personally tried the Ginger and it did nothing but make me feel more nauseus. I finally resolved to just eat a very simple diet - nothing smelly or fatty or spicy. Mostly toast, avocado, dry cheerios, tomato... it will pass! And remember, it's worth it in the end!
Sara - posted on 02/12/2009
I got these things at the pharmacy called "Sea Band Wristbands". They are for motion sickness and they work by pressing on pressure points on your wrist. They really helped me and they are cheap and natural! Don't worry, it will pass! Hang in there!
Ally - posted on 02/12/2009
there is a prescription medication called zofran...it was a godsend for me...i was so sick i had to be hydrated twice in the er...it is soo much better than phenergan and doesn't make you tired. it was originally marketed as a anti nausea med for chemo patients...i was in school at the time and so i didn't have the option to just lay on the couch and be miserable so if you are still trying to get things done and work ect...i would def bring it up with your doctor it was a lifesaver for me! feel better!
Alison - posted on 02/12/2009
It sounds weird, but those hard Jolly Rancher candies made me feel a LOT better! Ginger is also nice...ginger ale...candied ginger pieces...ginger anything!
Katherine - posted on 02/12/2009
Ginger is meant to be a great reliever of sickness and nausea.
Carla - posted on 02/12/2009
any form of ginger is brilliant. careful with fizzy drinks though(heartburn). x
Andrea - posted on 02/12/2009
I was sick for 16 weeks. Try Peggie pops. They sell them at babies r us. They helped for awhile. Godd luck it gets better.