Help Im so nauseous!

Kristina - posted on 07/26/2011 ( 48 moms have responded )

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I am 6 weeks and a few days pregnant and I am sick constantly. I am on a perscription zofran but it doesnt hel very much. Ive been spending all day in bed because Ive been soo sick. Everytime I eat something solid it just comes right back up and I feel like Im starving all day. Does anyone know some good home remedies for nausea? Im desperate!

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Iza - posted on 08/03/2011

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i've been drinking ginger and mint tea.. i just bring a finger of peeled ginger to a boil in a pot of water and then pop in a couple bags of mint tea to steep.. i make pitcherfuls of that stuff since i have had an aversion to water as of late.. hope you find something that helps..

Melody - posted on 07/29/2011

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Before you go to sleep have a box of saltine crackers by your bed .As soon as you wake up & before you ever get out of bed, start slowly nibbling a cracker then if one agrees with your tummy then eat another one. The idea is to have something in your stomach to help absorb the gastric acid that is naturally there. You can also try slowly sipping ginger tea or ginger ale. Main thing is to stay away from greasy or fried foods.As you can tolerate it eat non acid fruits and veggies. Steam or bake you food. Don`t forget to see your Dr and take a good prenatal vitamin. This soon will pass and before you know it you will be holding that bundle of joy! God bless you!!

Rebecca - posted on 07/29/2011

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I'm so sorry. I know your pain. I too was violently ill during pregnancy. I even spent time in the hospital for dehydration because I would throw up three times from taking a sip of water. I lost 20 pounds in the first 5 months of pregnancy. A good day was keeping 5 individual cheerios down. One thing that helped me on occasion was ginger cookies with a high ginger content. My sister also had some success with those canned nectar drinks. They're thicker and have some vitamins and nutrients so even if you only keep a little down, you're getting a little nutrition. I wish you the best and hope it eases up soon.

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I used the sea-bands and they worked great for me! I even wore them for my wedding (I was 2 months along) because I said I would rather have them on my wrist than be sick on my special day! lol Ever since then I have sworn by them and I recommend them to everyone :)

Congrats on the baby!

Christe - posted on 07/27/2011

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Vit B6! ginger, there is a morning sickness tea that helps but I couldn't stand the smell haha! If you are having hyperemesis go to the dr. Immediately! I had it and couldn't even keep water down for two days! I hope you don't have a pregnancy like I did. Good luck to you!

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Shaz - posted on 08/16/2011

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ginger ale but it has to be propper gingerale not the fake crap that just tastes like it. A dr suggested it to me when i was preg with miss...was sick the whole 9 mths but i swear ginger ale works i drank so much i couldnt stand it any more for a long time

Erica - posted on 08/13/2011

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Try mint tea with no sugar added. You can try it hot or cold whichever u like. Don't add creamer or sugar cause both of those can mess with your tummy. I kept a pitcher full in my fridge for the first 16 weeks of my 2nd pregnancy. It helped a lot. Congrats on your new baby :)

Kristina - posted on 08/12/2011

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I did the ginger with the mint tea and it worked great. I also found that in the morning as soon as I wake up I have a plain buttermilk waffle and I sit in bed for 30 mins that it works. I havent thrown up in almost a week! Thanks for your help everyone!

Tricia - posted on 08/11/2011

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Hi, when i was pregnant with my son i was always having morning sickness and someone told me about a thing called Sea-Band and it worked Great for me. its a wristband that really works! they should sell it at walgreens!

Britt - posted on 07/29/2011

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i know if you tell your medical doctor they can get you a script. also , i used to eat crackers and drink plenty of water!

Stacey - posted on 07/29/2011

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I found crewing gum all day would help me. It helped stop the feeling when my mouth started watering before i was about to be sick because of the constant chewing and swallowing.

Jess - posted on 07/29/2011

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Ooooooo my gosh! I know EXACTLY how you feel! I was exactly like that from 6 weeks pregnant also. Unfortunatly for me, i was like it right up until 8.5 months pregnant. I tried EVERYTHING i could, i even got injections from my midwife to stop me vomiting but nothing at all worked. I tried pills from my midwife, tried everything but as soon as i swollowed pills, food, water anything i would vomit. I hope it stops for you soon and you find something that stops it for you.

Slhjones1 - posted on 07/28/2011

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I stayed sick constantly during both of my pregnancies. Everything you read says it will go away at 12 weeks but mine was more like 18-20 weeks. I took Zofran and Phenergan both, it helped some but not alot. Unfortanetly, the placenta forming is what makes u sick. I hated to hear that it was a good sign of a healthy pregnancy when I was vomiting constantly but it wil get better. Try cinnamon candy, either red hots, hot tamales, sounds gross but it seemed to help. Best wishes!

Connie - posted on 07/28/2011

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Quick and painless....stop by your Pharmacy and pick up motion sickness bracelets. They worked wonderful for me. Stopped the nausea and was so much better. If you cannot find them just ask the pharmacist and they will find some for you. Congratulations and God Bless!

Melissa - posted on 07/28/2011

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someone suggested chamomile tea, however a dietician that works with pregnant ladies told me too much of it can cause pre-term labour. Peppermints like lifesavers or mentos can help. You might want to ask your doctor for a referal to a dietician who can help you with a diet to help you with foods that will help you keep your stomach calm too. Also they can recomend vitamins- if need be medication too keep you from being too sick because you got to remember sometimes the medication is needed because your baby needs to grow and there are medications that are safe for pregnancys as well as vitamins! Also be careful on the teas, some teas are NOT safe, and i learned doctors and pharmacists do not know necessarly all the safe teas, it's talking to a dietician that you learn the safe ones for pregnancy's!!!

Tanya - posted on 07/28/2011

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One more thought, try taking the prenatal vitamins without iron. (The more iron in my body, the more sick I was.)

Tanya - posted on 07/28/2011

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Eat carbs with protein (a source of protein is a must to help curb nausea!) - Try salty foods like salted stewed tomatoes, salted french fries, potatoe chips, salted sunflower seeds, etc. Of course these options don't help long term, but at least they help you get through the day.

Dana - posted on 07/28/2011

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Ginger Ale was a lifesaver for me too. I was nauseous my whole first trimester also. I wish I'd known about the sea bands then! :)

Faye - posted on 07/28/2011

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I have no advise as was I only sick one day with each of my kids and that was within the last month of carrying them. the day I was sick with my daughter was about 16 days before she was born and then 12 days before my son was born.



My daughter is pregnant now and she has to take her prenatals at night after she eats supper otherwise she gets sick. Crackers did not help her. She sips water all day.

Tiffany - posted on 07/28/2011

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Ask you doctor about reglan ...it is a small pill that dissolves under your tongue...i had horrible morning sickness and was hospitalized for dehydration because of it...my doctor put me on reglan and never had a problem after that...hope this helps.

Kim - posted on 07/28/2011

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I saw someone else comment on these as well.



I found a wonderful product called SeaBands that worked wonders for me in my first trimester. You can find them at CVS Pharmacy. They are little bands with pressure points that you put on your wrist. I wore them constantly, even to bed and I also had crackers by my bed and would eat one every morning before getting out of bed and that seemed to help as well. Good luck and enjoy this most precious and blessed experience!

Kathy - posted on 07/28/2011

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One thing you might want to try is flat coke. Just take some coke classic and flatten it by putting it in a pan and heating it up. Add some ice to make it cold and sip on it. Taking the carbonation out it helped me when I had morning sickness. I was so sick I had a hard time even fixing anything to eat let alone eating it myself. Try it and let me know how it turns out. I am on FB. So if you want to look me up and message me, I'll be more than happy to message you back.

Kristina - posted on 07/27/2011

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Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. I am already doing the ginger ale and that has been helping a little bit. I am going to check out the sea bands tomorrow when I go out. I am definately going to get some vitamin b6 for it because it seems that works great for a lot of people.

Kristina - posted on 07/27/2011

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This is my second child. My first one I was sick my whole pregnacy. I was throwing up till I was induced at the hospital...

Kristine - posted on 07/27/2011

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Awww I'm so sorry to hear that you are soo sick, I feel sympathy for anyone who is going through that, I soo understand. I've been pregnant with 3 babies and the morning sickness was just horrible. With being pregnant with my last baby who was born in March was the worst morning sickness because I got so nausious that I couldnt throw up I just had dry heaves and it was just horrible, my doc prescribed me the same thing you're taking which didnt help, it just made me tired and I have 3 other children I have to take care of so I couldn't take it. I'm sure this won't be much help, I just know what you're going through. I tryed 7up, crackers, everything i ate just didn't help I just had to put up with it until the morning sickness was gone which lasted me over 16 weeks. Applesauce is another thing that could help. For me every little site every little smell, every little word that spelled some type of food made me sick, so I'm sorry if what I wrote made you worse.

Heather - posted on 07/27/2011

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Yes, I do feel for you. Being an expectant mum, a lot of changes do occur, alas that is prt of the deal. I too went through a similar time, with my first child, I couldn`t stand the smell of meat, or even eat it, but I never regretted it.. I had late babies, and both pregnancies were different

Allie - posted on 07/27/2011

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Oh gosh! I was sick the WHOLE 9 months and hope that you don't have to go through that... but I did the peppermint candy and tea just like @Sherry. I always had peppermints in my car and purses and jackets. Because I was so sick I wasn't able to keep my job, so I found if I slept until 10 am and then woke up I would only get sick once the whole day... if I woke up at all before 10 I'd get sick multiple times that day.

Sherry - posted on 07/27/2011

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suck on pepermint candy and peppermint tea. It help me when I was pregnant with all my children

Darla - posted on 07/27/2011

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I had the same thing. The only thing I could even attempt to get down in the morning was hot tea and dry toast - but I hear now-a-days the caffeine is off-limits :)

But seriously, what helped me - and it is so hard to believe - was a change of scenery - try taking a walk - go visit a friend, etc. I was always pleasantly surprised how getting my mind off of it made me feel so much better. Just keep thinking about that beautiful little baby who is growing inside your body right now... good thoughts....

(oh-- and mine also went away at exactly 4 months with both pregnancies)

Kaylan - posted on 07/27/2011

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Hey there! First of all, congrats on the pregnancy. I have 3 myself, but the only one that I'd ever had morning sickness with was my 3rd one, my daughter. And unfortunately for me, I was horribly sick my ENTIRE pregnancy. Also unfortunate was the fact that it wasn't just "morning" sickness; It occurred at any time of day, and the slightest things set it off. But enough about me. I find that limiting food intake after a certain time, and starting your day with clear liquids and/or a non-acidic juice worked wonders. Also, anything with ginger in it is amazing. I had a friend who actually made ginger candy who would bring them to me at work every day because she knew it helped. And one more thing, you can try plain soda crackers (without salt). Have you tried the BRATT diet? BRATT stands for Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast, and/or Tea. Those are very mild foods/drinks that help with nausea and morning sickness, you can try one or all of them to see which works for you. You're only 6 weeks along now, so it should ease up at between weeks 12-14. Or possibly later than that, but early pregnancy is the worst...Just remember that when it's all over, you'll have a beautifully healthy and happy bundle of joy....let that be your motivation until your nausea eases, and good luck with everything! Hope this has helped you in some way, even if only a little. :-)

Amy - posted on 07/27/2011

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I was very sick for the first trimester with all 4 of my babies. With my first it was evening sickness, as I never felt sick until 3 pm - bedtime. Eating saltines, chicken noodle soup and peppermint helped me more than anything. Unfortunately, nothing "cured" it and I just had to wait it out until about 12 wks. If nothing else, try to keep drinking as much as possible to avoid dehydration and UTI's. I feel for you, it is MISERABLE.

Tonya - posted on 07/27/2011

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Ginger helped me at first but I had it so bad I had to take phenergan everyday until I had my son. My other 2 pregnancies were like that too. I have heard lemon ice water is helpful. Good luck and hope it eases for you!

Lee - posted on 07/27/2011

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Had same problem with my first. I had it 24/7. Reason why "morning sickness" happens is because your body is going thru extreme hormonal ups & downs. It usually goes away after 1st trimester. Try putting saltines on your night stand and 1st thing next morning, ( BEFORE you sit up in bed ) eat a few, wait several minutes, then sit up slowly. Also, you can try plain dry toast and ginger-ale. I would stop the Zofran. You see attorney commercials all the time saying... "if you took these drugs while pregnant and your baby was born with these birth defects, call us". Better safe than sorry. Zofran is an excellent drug! Dr's gave my Mom Zofran to help her during her chemo treatments. It kept her from getting sick and she didn't have any problems with nausea. Anyway, I do hope this helps you.

Chantelle - posted on 07/27/2011

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I have always suffered with tummy troubles (before, during and after pregnancy). I find myself frequently nauseous. My mother used to give me crackers and a room-temperature sprite (to eat and sip SLOWLY). To this day, I make sure to keep a supply of crackers and sprite in my house!!! I hope this helps.

Dana - posted on 07/27/2011

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You know, I just was looking up getting car sick while pregnant since I just did get sick in the car and I've got a long road trip ahead of me. Anyhow, people were commenting on how they used the sea- Band bracelets for morning sickness and car sickness. I guess it doesn't hurt to try. You can pick them up at the drug store for $8. I'm going to try it rather than medicine for my upcoming trip.

Here's a link actually. I just perused the site and it has different merchandise too, like ginger gum. It also has an international locator to tell you where you can find some, no matter where you live.

http://www.sea-band.com/

Tamra - posted on 07/27/2011

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I got some accupressure bands from the dollar store (also available at department stores and drug stores) and it did help a bit, as long as I remembered to put them on in time. Hope it goes soon, but if not be encouraged ... this too will pass, eventually.

Jenn - posted on 07/27/2011

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Saltine crackers, nothing buttery or flavored. Ginger candy is great as well as peppermint. I was nauseas daily throughout the day for the first trimester. B6 is also very helpful. Eat small, frequent meals and Ginger ale. I also ate ramen noodle soup. I know how miserable you must feel!! It should pass soon!

Heather - posted on 07/27/2011

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Try having a cup of tea & dry biscuit. Old fashioned I know, but it may work. And get off that zofran, it may do more harm than good. you can only try it. First/ second child?

Eleanor - posted on 07/27/2011

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ginger and crackers-this will pass and then you will have a beatiful baby. With my first, I lost 25 pounds in a month

Kelsi - posted on 07/27/2011

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My Dr told me to take unisom & vitamin b6 before I go to bed & its worked for me. I was sick from 5-13 wks, all day everyday too & that stuff made it a lot better!

Jolene - posted on 07/27/2011

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I am not sure why but Dum Dum Suckers worked like a charm through both of my prenancies. Good luck!

Courtney - posted on 07/27/2011

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Hi, I was also sooooooo severely nauseous with my third child. I remember my doctor also put me on the zofran and it didn't help me either. I stopped taking it because I felt since I was still nauseous anyway, I might as well not take a medication, even if it is supposedly safe during pregnancy. I would drink chamomile tea and that helped a lil. Also sucking on mint lifesavers helped a bit. Nothing made it go away completely, unfortunately. I started carrying ziploc freezer bags in my car with me, so I could vomit in them on the way to work! :(. The good news is it usually goes away after about fourteen weeks. I feel for you! Maybe your havings twins! Good luck!
Courtney

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