Having touble with nausea ... HELP?
I tried all the usual remedies for the nausea but ginger/crackers/whatever didnt work for me.I dont recommend what I ended up eating for the majority of my pregnancy (burgers chips and coke as they were the only things that seemed to stay down more often than not) What I can recommend is staying away from acidic foods as they did make the nausea worse (and hurt to throw up). I found soft drinks were good because they didnt feel heavy in my stomach. I personally recommend experimenting with foods and drinks and find out what works for you. Hope your feeling better soon though x x x
Denise - posted on 08/29/2009
I sucked on mints and took ginger capsules, which you can find at health food stores. I would try that before any medication, unless you cant keep anything down and it sounds like you are. Crackers and small meals never did much for me.
Laura - posted on 08/29/2009
Aw bless your heart, i know how it goes. Was sick from the day the test read positive until the morning my son was born (everyday, ALLLLL day). Honestly, there really is nothing that I found to help, and I tried it all. I eventually accepted it as my routine; wake up, go to bathroom, throw up, attempt to fix a piece of toast, throw up before it even pops back up, etc.
Eventually I was given Phenergan (Sp?). Helped a little, made me very sleepy to the point of not being able to function. Talk to your OBGYN about that maybe he could prescribe you that.
Crackers in your night table, that's just a lie women who never had morning sickness tell you. UGH
Rebecca - posted on 08/29/2009
My doctor told me to take a half of a unisom tablet with my prenatal vitamin. It worked for me and some other friends. It only works with unisom tablets. Something in the unisom and B vitamin help the nausea subside. good luck!!
Christina - posted on 08/29/2009
protein is better than carbs. i lived off of smoothies for a while with added soy protein (but couldn't handle anything with citrus). staying active and getting some exercise will make things better too. seems like it would do the opposite but it does work.
Mary - posted on 08/29/2009
If you are truly unable to keep anything down there are meds that your doc can prescribe...phenergan, reglan or zofran. As for dietary fixes...you need to experiment and see what works for you...and know that it can change form day to day. For me, slurpees were a god-send...LIVED on them and italian ice up until 24 weeks. (Crackers and gingerale just made me hurl). Regular Coke, over a lot of ice was also my friend the entire pregnancy. It really varies from person to person.
Toni - posted on 08/29/2009
I agree with ginger. I ate ginger snaps or ginger biscuits that we have over here in the UK and they worked a treat. Once out of pure desperation I even pinched some of my mums crystallized stem ginger...urgh!!! It's a required taste in crystallized form, but definitely works. If you go to a health food shop they may have it in other forms that is suitable for you.
Robin - posted on 08/29/2009
I havnt really dealt with this too much but I was reading anything with ginger should help ginger ale ginger snaps ANYTHING with ginger in it, I know they now have what t hey call preggy pops, they are like a little candy to suck on I think, anything with peppermint is supposed to help, there are a couple of things out there, I didnt know about these before but just found out about them hope this helps!
Julie - posted on 08/29/2009
When i was prgnant i suffered all day sickness too,so i feel for you its terrible,an aromatherapist friend of mine got me a bottle of spearmint oil i put some on a hankie and smelt it everytime i felt sick,it worked wonders for me,its worth a try...good luck :)
Joslyn - posted on 08/29/2009
Agreed, I would not have made it if not for Zofran. The pills weren't helping since I threw them up so they put a pump in my leg. Not the most fun thing, but I got to enjoy food and even water again! If it's that extreme talk to your doctor and ask for Zofran.
Michelle - posted on 08/29/2009
My doctor put me on meds to help with my "all day sickness". I was actually loosing almost everything I ate though, but it doesn't hurt to ask. I can't remember the name of the medication, but it was perscription.
Join Circle of Moms
Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.Join Circle of Moms