six weeks pregnant and feel not my self? advice please

Jen - posted on 10/14/2011 ( 26 moms have responded )

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so the last two days i have felt horriable its like a bug is lerking over me i feel sick most of the day on and off and im lightheaded. Is it normal to feel actually ill like you have a bug and cant shake it off in early pregnancy. I never had this with my son, My mom jokes i could be having twins i hope not. Im finding it hard to get on with everyday life im scared im gona be out and just throw up over something or somone, its happened before in a bus stop when i was pregnant with my son and it was very embrassing. It wouldnt be bad if i could just actual be sick and then get on with my day with out feeling ill but i cant.

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LeighAnn - posted on 10/15/2011

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This is my third pregnancy and with the 1st 2 I was great the entire pregnancy,both girls.This pregnancy,the 1st trimester,I was having the worst mornings with a wicked bad gag reflex and dizziness.It has gone away but I always kept lemon drops close at hands and found having one in my mouth as soon as I felt the symptoms getting ready to start has helped tremendously.If you are out always keep saltines or something starchy with you,bread or something,that will help with the nausea.I read if you keep saltines and ginger ale at your bedside and snacking on that while still in bed will disapate any nausea u have,do it before you even sit up,once you sit up,is when u get sick,something to do with your body needing carbs

Stephanie - posted on 10/15/2011

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Hi Jen. I am twelve weeks pregnant and have been very sick. This is my second child and with my previous pregnancy all was good. However, now I have extreme nasea and have been feeling lightheaded and dizzy almost to the point of passing out. I went to the ER and they didn't know anything, but then I went to my ob/gyn and she said that my bloodwork came back great and that some women have really bad early pregnancy symptoms. She told me to eat frequent meals with lots of protein and drink LOTS of water. I know you aren't feeling well and that eating and drinking are prob not on your mind, but it's been a few days since I saw my doc and doing those things have really helped me a lot. I'd also recommend Preggie Pops or Preggie Pop Drops from Motherhood Maternity, they have helped me a lot as well. If it is some sort of bug, I hope it goes away quickly. Good luck! :)

Pamela - posted on 10/15/2011

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If it is not just nausea, but aches and any mucus, then it is more likely a flu bug.

I was blessed to not have morning, afternoon or night sickness with any of my pregnancies, but i am sure it can be very uncomfortable.

Monitor it. If it gets worse, call your doctor.

Elfrieda - posted on 10/14/2011

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Well, that's how I felt for about 9 weeks. Tired, flu-ish, and throwing up. Not fun. But it passed, and I had only one baby, no twins! Maybe you're having a girl this time. :)

There are lots of ways to lessen the nausea, but each one only works for some women. For me, smelling and licking lemons was a very good way to cope. I kept half a lemon on me at all times! For others, they eat crackers right after they wake up in the morning because being hungry makes it worse. There are so many home remedies, keep trying them and maybe you'll find one that works for you.

Katherine - posted on 10/14/2011

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Jen, I threw up over everything and anything. All pregnancies are different. With my second I had no sickness. With my first I threw up in my car and had to go back home before work.
They call it "morning" sickness but it's really any time of the day.

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Alexandra - posted on 10/18/2011

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every pregnancy is different. Dont' worry about throwing up, if you need to, you need to. For me soda helped a lot. And after having one soda a day, that's what I was allowed to, I would drink carbonated water. The gas from the drinks really calmed my tummy down.

Bonnie - posted on 10/17/2011

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Jen, unfortunately I think for some women nothing seems to help or at least we haven't found the right thing. I use to eat something as soon as I woke up and it did not help, if it did, it was very little. I ate a lot of soda crackers within the first 3-4 months and it didn't really do much. Hope you can find something that works for you.

Jen - posted on 10/17/2011

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thanks ladies im actually being sick now not just in the morning but just as wel) i feel horriable

Josslyn - posted on 10/17/2011

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The way the Gynae explained to me is that a baby is like a parasite, it will absorb what ever it needs no matter what "damage" it does to the mother, you maybe need to rethink your diet. have some crackers next to your bed and eat one immediately as you open your eyes, you'll see a big difference. I wan't sick at all in my 1st 6 months of pregnancy, but from then I threw up constantly until I delivered and was light headed.

Cynthia - posted on 10/16/2011

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Try juicing fruits and vegetables together make some shakes instead of solid a little at a time Burn toast helps

Beata - posted on 10/16/2011

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dont worry about much! it should pass... i felt the same way in the beginning of my pregnancy i was sick a few time in public and it was a horrible feeling but its something out of your control. carry a plastic bag and tissue with you at all times.Wish you well

Kelly - posted on 10/16/2011

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Both of my pregnancies were vastly different as well. Although I didn't throw up I felt like I wanted to. I carried small, tasteless snacks with me just to keep the acid in my stomach going on something so I wasn't overwhelmed with nausea. It is possible for our bodies to be fighting something and it could be that lag that your feeling. Or.. it could be your body gearing up for this pregnancy. If your not bleeding, profusely throwing up, and keeping hydrated I wouldn't worry too much. In the end.. trust what your body is telling you.
Congratulations and God Bless
Kellz

Katherine - posted on 10/16/2011

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I was fine from the time we concieved until I told everyone just before our wedding, then the morning of my wedding morning sickness hit, but just neausated, saltines and ginger ale I LIVED off of for a few weeks, or cheerios, kept them all beside my bed, when i woke up Iwould eat a bit before getting out of bed and never threw up!!!!

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I felt nauseous 24-7. I couldn't do anything but try to take my mind off it by watching movies & "Lost"

Jen - posted on 10/16/2011

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thanks ladies i dont have any morning sickness this morning its vanished after 3 days :( i did feel like a bit wobbley on my feet before i had something to eat but im fine now. it was nice to feel pregnant but even nicer to feel human again. i have my 2nd scan friday so hopefully the 3 days feeling ill was my baby growing so i can actually see him friday.

Maya - posted on 10/15/2011

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Morning sickness is caused by low blood sugar (which is why it usually is worst in the morning, when you've gone the longest without eating). So, try eat something with a low GI as soon as you wake up.

The flu'y feeling is probably half normal first trimester pregnancy exhaustion, and possibly also you coming down with something, as your naturally immunity takes a dive. So, take it easy, eat well (but healthily) and before you know it, the 2nd trimester will have arrived, and you'll be feeling much better ;-)

Christina - posted on 10/15/2011

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Good luck I was sick through out both of mine. I was still
throwing up at 9 months with my second. Good news is every one is different my best friend only lasted a couple of weeks. Good luck and welcome to pregnancy.

TRACY - posted on 10/15/2011

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i was sick with my son whole nine months of my pregancy...i never gained weight either...i lost total of 45pds..

Tina - posted on 10/15/2011

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It's totally normally I was like this. You could be having a girl. My felt worse with my daughter than my son. Try to make sure you get food in your stomach first thing in the morning, like toast.

Eleanor - posted on 10/15/2011

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with my first child I lost 20pounds in a month. With my last child I was sick only 1 day. crackers and gingere was the most helpful. (with my first, after a month, I was no longer sick.)

Jen - posted on 10/14/2011

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thanx ladies i was actually sick at 1.30 this morning and feels tons better at the moment maybe it was a bug or this is how my morning sickness is going to be.

Bonnie - posted on 10/14/2011

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I had nausea pretty much from 6 weeks through to the 5th month with both my pregnancies. I never knew ginger helps and I also recently found out that Gravol is safe to take and also helps a great deal. So I will be trying both those things the next time around.

Jen - posted on 10/14/2011

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thanks ladies i have polos, creamed mints and ginger nut biscuits by bedside lol. im feeling fine at night but when its light it hits me i just rush to do what i need to do so i can go home to rest or just so i know if im sick in my own home noone gna care. my partner went to work tonite and he told our three year old look after mommy and he went yeah and gave me a cuddle

Elfrieda - posted on 10/14/2011

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That's right! Ginger cookies, ginger ale, candied ginger... for me they sometimes helped, but not as consistently as the magical lemon.

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