help sever morning sickness

Erica - posted on 07/17/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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i was never sick with my first baby. we had a baby boy. this time is am so sick that i
cant keep anything down. does anyone have any idea on what i can do to help relive this? my family has said that either i am having a girl or twins. we do have twins that run in the family, but i just dont know. i get so sick at times that i just cant move and i have a toddler to take care of. i also loose sleep over it cause i get sick and night when i am sleeping and wake up and have to run to the bathroom. any suggestions will help thanx.

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Lacey - posted on 09/20/2010

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i found these things at Babys r us called preggy pops (and preggy pop drops) that are all natural candy that helps with nasea i found these when i was pregant with my first daughter and usin them again for this pregnancy i am now 13 weeks and two days and it has gotten a little better but im ready to be able to walk into a store and NOT scout out the bathroom before i start shopping!

Kelly - posted on 09/18/2010

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I suffered the same and also had a toddler to look after. Nothing helped as I couldnt even keep the prescription medication down. Unfortunately toothpaste would make me sick as well and after severe morning sickness right throughout the pregnancy..I now have to spend a fortune on getting the holes in almost all of my teeth repaired. The pregnancy will be over before you know it. For me the sickness was caused by the placenta being against my stomach and the pressure of such a big baby. It is instant releif when you give birth. Good luck.

Ashleigh - posted on 08/27/2010

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I was VERY sick for 5 months with both my daughter and son. Fresh lemon squeezed in ice cold water with ice helped a great deal! Just sip it slowly, good luck

Kaleena - posted on 08/02/2010

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i know how you feel ive only actually vomited a few times but i have constant waves of nausea, this never happened with my son so hopefully we are having a girl but i find that honey and eucalptus drops work to take away the nausea

Leron - posted on 07/24/2010

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I am 24 wks and STILL have morning sickness....well all day sickness really! I'm on Zofran which has made a huge difference...also was in hosp. for 4 days for dehydration and low potassium from it. That made my heart do weird things and I was in ICU for 2 days. So STAY hydrated! The potassium they give you via IV BURNS!!! Not much other advice as NOTHING i've tried has helped completely. The preggie pops help some. I've lost 25 pounds since getting pg. BUt baby is really healthy and moves around ALOT! Can't wait for Nov to get here! Hope you guys feel better soon!

Megan - posted on 07/24/2010

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I had morning sickness till 20 weeks however i found anything with ginger in it relieved the symptons goodluck

Heather - posted on 07/22/2010

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I had the same problem for my entire last pregnancy and the doctor prescribed Zofran (sp) and it worked wonderfully. When I found out I was pregnant this time and the morning sickness started again (I know - lucky me!) I called the doctor and got the prescription again and it's definitely made a major difference!

Sarah - posted on 07/22/2010

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i just got finished with this! so i know how you feel, i'm 13 weeks now and all has passed and hopfully it will for you too. all i can say that helped me was even though you dont want to eat.... eat! and eat very often the more often the better. i also found that things like scrambled eggs (although not on my list of favs full of protien which i guess helps) and toast first thing in the morning and eating almonds through out the whole day helps some days. if a family member is up to it ask them just to make some toast for you before they leave for work, and eat it before you even get out of bed.
my doctor also put me on diclectin which only took the edge off for me, but did enough some days that i could actually get something done. i also took it with my first child, and she is very healthy.
the best thing to do is to get it under control fast because you can become very dehydrated very fast and then you'll end up in the hospital instead of being at home. losing weight is something that will probably happen too, happened this time and happened with my frist too. your doctor will most likely be watching that when you see him/her.
trying to think of anything else..... oh i tryed sea bands..... didn't seem to do much but worth a try. like the other ladies have said, eat smaller amounts more often and talk to your doctor about going on some sort or medication. hope you feel better soon :)

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Erica,
Something else to think about- I didn't know this til recently but the extra progestrone that our bodies make when preggers makes our food digest alot slower, so eating smaller amounts and frequently can sometimes help.
I find myself getting incredibly dehydrated b/c I can't stand to drink water, but I've found that putting lemon slices in my water helps me to drink it.
I've also been eating alot of fruit too, my nose can handle it- apples & bananas especially.
I keep a tin of Altoids & some preggo pops with me all the time.
My biggest prob. is that I am absolutely exhausted to the point that I can barely move, even if I've done nothing, so I've been taking advantage of all the offers of childcare. If childcare isn't any option for you, then maybe you can get an older child to come over and keep an eye on your kids while you rest/nap, like a neighborhood kid, relative or friends kid.
Good luck!

Erica - posted on 07/19/2010

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i am 7 week and every time i eat anything i feel sick. my mom got me some mints and i am going to try one now cause that sounds good. thanx for the advise and i did end up in the er cause i got dehidreaded. so i had to go get some fluids cause nothing stayed down.

Sarah - posted on 07/19/2010

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How far along are you? I agree with nicole, ask your doctor and see if you can get put on a good medicine, but i in the meantime, some of the best things that helped me was peppermints, the hard candy. It seemed to only work as long as I was sucking on it, but worked right away and made me feel loads better, so I had quite the supply on me at all times. lol Also ginger ale seemed to help some, but not as good as the mints did, for me. All moms feel better by different things. I was like you, though. SOOOOO sick, all the time, and also have 2 children under 3 at home, its hard, but I am happy to say it has passed. Now I am 18 weeks and feel totally normal again, queasy sometimes, but rarely. Its heaven. That's why i asked how far along you are, hopefully it'll go away soon, but I know for some women it lasts the whole pregnancy so I hope that's not you! I wouldn't wish that on anyone! ood luck and feel better soon!

Nicole - posted on 07/19/2010

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Talk to your doctor about fenegren (sp) or zophram (sp) they are anti-nausea medications that are ok for you to take when you are pregnant. When i had my daughter I was morning sickness so bad that I was losing weight, and this was the only thing that helped. I also ate a lot of fruit (not acidic fruit like oranges, but apples and strawberries such) in small portions on days that I was feeling very sick but needed to eat. Good luck!

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