9 wks pregnant & very sick. have tried every remedy even ematrol. any suggestions??

Ashley - posted on 01/04/2010 ( 263 moms have responded )

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I have tried all the remedys Ive heard of. ginger ale, crackers, ematrol, lemon juice, sleeping, still nothing works. I have a 4 year old son & was never this sick so not use to it, please any suggestions would be used & appreciated!

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Alexis - posted on 01/09/2010

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Looks like you have a lot of suggestions here for the Morning Sickness.

The Emetrol and ginger didn't work for me either. actually made it worse. ;(

I finally found that ice chips, and iced down peppermint green tea worked the best.



I would suggest keeping a large cup of crushed ice to suck on if the other things are not easing the nausea for you. I was to the point of dry heaving... and could only barely keep anything down. The ice chips, and tea saved my bacon. I soon began frequent glasses of Iced water with lemon to help through out the day. And eased back to real food with lots of instant mashed potatoes.



The ice chips and cold relaxed and calmed the throat. The peppermint and lemon juice help with the nausea, and the Lemon juice help your liver an kidneys flush faster.



BTW be sure to keep a log for you doctor, Good luck.

Alison - posted on 01/09/2010

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I was hospitilised for hyperemesis from 6 weeks onwards snd lost 10 kg .I ended up being allergic to Maxalon and it didn't help anyway. I still vomited until I reached 7 months but I was put on what ended up being a miracle drug for me anyway - ondansetron (a drug ususlly used on chemo patients) and that reduce the vomiting to a managable amount so I wasn't getting to malnurished . What kept me going was the nurses telling me that sickness is usually a sign of a strong pregnancy due to those rampaging hormones. I've been told to expect anything if I went through another pregnancy as your hormone lelvels are different with every baby.



I dont know how I would have coped if I'd had a toddler though as well - it was easy for me to ly down when ever I wanted.



If your vomiting is beyong the joke suggest this drug to your doc.



All the best

Charmaine - posted on 01/09/2010

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I had severe morning sickness with my first pregnancy and the nausea stayed for the entire pregnancy. My doctor prescribed maxalon. It didn't take the morning sickenss away completely, but it helped that I didn't vomit all the time. Good luck. I hope it clears after the first trimester.

Robin - posted on 01/09/2010

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ohhh honey ask your doctor for zofran..or the generic form of it.worked miracles with first, i couldnt get it with my second but i'm into 12th week now with my third and told my doctor i couldnt take the phenergen because it knocks me out and have it now.I still have some nausea but no pukeing.I can take 1 every 8 hrs. so I usually take one in the morning and 1 at night or at least after my 8 hrs, seems to help more the next day for me doing it this way. Its worth a try,believe me I know all about the nausea /vomiting thing, and its horrible. Let us know how your doing and if any of this helps you!

Elanor - posted on 01/09/2010

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I was not sick with my 4 year old, yet when I was pregnant with my 6 month old, I couldn't even bear the smell of food at all. Everyone said, I was expecting a girl (he's a boy). I don't really remember what I did, but it did clear by 22 weeks (not completely) And I made up for eating by 3rd trimester. There are some magnetic wristbands, and somethings called preggy pops, I think I found sucking sweets quite good (coltsfoot rock).

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Kristen - posted on 01/09/2010

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This sounds totally disgusting, but sucking on fireballs (cinnamon jawbreakers) worked like a charm for me. I was really reluctant to try them, but I was so desperate that I was ready to try anything. I was sick morning, noon, and night with my second son and my OBGYN nurse suggested them. Also-when you're not nauseous, make sure you are drinking as much water as you can. Good luck!

Pamela - posted on 01/09/2010

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I was sick all the way up until i was 5 months pregnant. Nothing really did help a lot. Crackers sometimes did and sometimes sour candies did too. But hang in there. It will get better. :) It is worth it in the end!

Cyndi - posted on 01/09/2010

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I'm sorry you are feeling so sick!! But its actually a very good sign that you are sick, as that nausea is a good indication that your body has everything it needs to sustain your growing baby, and statistics show that moms that have nausea are less likely to miscarry. I've had five children and my youngest is now 17, but the thing that worked the best for me when I was sick while pregnant with my son, was meditation. It really does work!!! When you start feeling sick, if you can, go to a quiet place, close your eyes and imagine yourself somewhere that makes you calm and happy. In no time, the nausea will pass. The other thing that helped me was dry toast, lightly toasted. Good luck and just remember, if nothing works, this will all pass soon when you get a little further along!!

Sarah - posted on 01/09/2010

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Strange, but smelling rubbing alcohol can take the edge off and works nicely. Just put some in a little travel bottle and treat it like smelling salts or you can get those little alcohol prep pads and tear one open every so often for a whiff.

Ashley - posted on 01/09/2010

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thank u all for the replys. I had to go to the er today for fluids. The doc also perscribed me zofran. I am very afraid to take it even though everyone on here is saying its safe. I would blame myself if anything was wrong with my baby when its born. should i take the zofran or try to get to the herb store & try natural remedies 1st?

Shannon - posted on 01/09/2010

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I was so sick with my daughter. I even threw up during labor! It was so bad I would throw up in the shower and even lost it at work in the parking lot. I took a B6 vitamin and 1/2 of a Unisom sleep tablet (blue) before bed and that helped SO much. I also ordered a b vitamin lollipop from the pharmacy and they really took the edge off when something would trigger nausea. I hope you are one of the lucky ones and it goes away in a few weeks. Try and drink lots of water I was almost hospitalized for dehydration. Good luck

Shea - posted on 01/09/2010

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Hi, I was so sick with my second. Something I found that helped quite a bit were these wrist bands called Sea Bands. You get them at most pharmacies I think. They are actually for sea sickness but they really helped me. I eventually had to get Reglan from my doctor at around 25 weeks. It was wonderful! Good luck with your pregnancy and congratulations!

Michele - posted on 01/09/2010

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Try a cup of hot water with some Ginger in it. That was the ONLY thing that worked for me :)

Jillane - posted on 01/09/2010

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The reason we go so sick during pregnancy is the drop in blood sugar. The more protein you eat, especially when feeling nauseated will help boost the sugar levels and remedy the sick feeling. I would drink a protein drink first thing in the morning, something with 18-20 grams of protein. Have it ready and drink it quick before your body says it feels bad. Eat lots of nuts, eggs, and organic peanut butter. These things are hard to eat when you are not feeling well. If you can remember to eat every 2 hours something packed with protein you have a good chance of fighting the nausea. Some pregnancies, nothing seems to work. Hope this helps.

Nicole - posted on 01/09/2010

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Hi! It is awful isn't it? This is my second and i was so sick with both that i found it hard to keep water down! Last time, i quit my job and laid on the lounge for the last six months, this time, i don't have that choice! I having been taking a tablet called Zofran and although i still throw up at times, hot days busy days stuff like that, i was throwing up every hour! It is really expensive about $45 for four tablets, which is why most dr don't prescribe it, but really is worth it. Good luck!

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saultines i lived on them when i was prego with my son . couldnnt even go for a car ride that is how i new i was preganent also try to eleminate any perfumes or calonge they can contribute to this as well

Charlemetta - posted on 01/09/2010

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I had to get a prescription called phenagin suppository for both of my kids. It's really helps the nausea and helps you eat. I had to take it the whole 9 months. Ask your Dr about it. I'm not sure if phenagin is spelled correctly but I think it's close.

Melissa - posted on 01/09/2010

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Not sure if anyone already mentioned this, but peppermint or the Arizona Green Tea with honey helped me through all my pregnancies. By a bag of those star mints and that will help a lot!

Julie - posted on 01/09/2010

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Well I wish I could tell you some magical thing to try that would make it all go away. I have 6 children and I was throwing up from week 1 to week 40 with all 6 pregnancies. I lost about 20 lbs. with each one before I started gaining weight. The only thing that helped me at all was to always keep a little something in my stomach. Eat 6 mini-meals a day instead of the normal 3. By eating smaller amounts more frequently I didn't get as nauseous and was more apt to keep it down. Make a note too of what you eat. Some things I loved to eat didn't agree with me so well when I was pregnant, like spicy or greasy foods and I just had to avoid those during pregnancy. With my first one I could only keep down ice cream or shakes so my doctor told me to eat all I wanted because until the 3rd trimester I had only gained back 2 pounds of what I lost. With my 3rd my doctor had me come in for B6 shots twice a week and that seemed to help. With the 4th I took the B6 orally, but that didn't seem to work as well as the shots. I would avoid the Green Tea because of the caffeine etc. that is linked to miscarriage. Any herbal teas should be fine. Anyway I hope this helps and always know that as soon as you deliver it goes away and in the mean time hang in there!

Jernelle - posted on 01/09/2010

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Dear friend,

I was extremely sick with both of my children. The first one I just suffered through tried the same things you did. But the second one my doctor gave me the same medication they give to cancer patients after they go through chemo. It worked wonders I was able to eat for the first trimester which was difficult my first pregnancy. So ask you doctor about it and see. I have a healthy was breast fed 7 year old daughter now. I thanked God for that med.

Terry - posted on 01/09/2010

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Have you tried papaya chewables tablets? You can get them at any health food store. Or just plane ginger root.

Melissa - posted on 01/09/2010

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I was very sick with my first and the doctor gave me zofram worked like magic.Good luck.

Melissa - posted on 01/09/2010

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hi there .. i feel for you having suffered from hyperemisis (vry sic all day evry day) i spent 8mths in hospital on a drip for food ! the only thing that helped me was a little thing called a Zofrin waffer ..script med only but really helped , goodluck love mel

Susie - posted on 01/09/2010

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You can find ginger tablets at the health food store. These are awesome. Also, keep crisp ginger snap cookies with you. Nibbling them is helpful. The scent of lemon really helps with nausea. Keep a half a lemon in a zip lock and smell it when you feel sick. These are all safe and natural and they really work. The other thing I have heard but not tried is a shot of cola syrup in the morning. Good Luck.

Jessica - posted on 01/09/2010

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I would wake up every morning & have dry toast. My friend also recommended to me A cup of warm Milo. Or if you are not familiar with what Milo is you could try a cup of warm plain milk. This sometimes helped me too. (Milo is a Chocolate malted powder you have with milk, it is an Australian product). Hope you find something that works & feel better soon! Jess Nicholls

Nichole - posted on 01/09/2010

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Try soda water with a twist of lime, worked for me. Also I found that watermelon and lebanese cucumbers helped with dehydration.

Elanor - posted on 01/09/2010

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I was not sick with my 4 year old, yet when I was pregnant with my 6 month old, I couldn't even bear the smell of food at all. Everyone said, I was expecting a girl (he's a boy). I don't really remember what I did, but it did clear by 22 weeks (not completely) And I made up for eating by 3rd trimester. There are some magnetic wristbands, and somethings called preggy pops, I think I found sucking sweets quite good (coltsfoot rock).

Lorraine - posted on 01/09/2010

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my heart goes out to you, I'm 8 mts pregnant with twins and have suffered very bad with morning sickness and my doctor prescribed me Cow and Gate Carobel its been a godsend i take it first ing in the morning and I'm fine then for the rest of the day. well i hope this helps you and the best of luck with the rest of your prgnancy. Lorraine x

Sara - posted on 01/09/2010

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I threw up every single mornig for the two months straight. Someone at work told me to try taking my prenatal at night instead of in the morning and I stopped getting sick. Maybe it is a coincidence, but I am currently 10 weeks pregnant with my second child and have only taken my prenatal at night (except for one time I was too tired and forgot it) and I have not been sick yet.

Antoinette - posted on 01/09/2010

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When i was pregnant with the twin i was really sick, it was a lot like motion sickness with really heighten sence of smell it was horrible and i had a 10month old to run around after, the tablets the doctor prescribed really helped and i wished I'd gotten them sooner you should give it ago.

Christi - posted on 01/09/2010

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I have had three children and they were all different. One thing that helped with me a little was have crackers and water on your night stand. When you wake up the first thing you do is eat a couple of crackers and drink some water. Hope some of the advice you get helps. I was very sick with my daughter and nothing helped. It just got better after about 4 months. Good luck. :)

Kristy - posted on 01/09/2010

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I threw up until I was 22 weeks with both pregnancies. I had a girl first then a boy. So the gender of the baby doesn't matter for me. I think I'm just allergic to pregnancy. I tried everything too. But finally the doctor prescribed Zofran (it was originally for chemo patients) It dissovles in your mouth. I kept it next to my bed so I could take before my feet hit the floor in the morning.

Melinda - posted on 01/09/2010

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Nux Vomica Homaccord - it's a homeopathic remedy. Put 20-30 drops into 750ml water (water bottle) and drink throughout the day! It's AMAZING!! My "all day" sickness was totally gone within 48hrs - never to return.....kept taking it until I was about 14 wks. You can get it from health food shops/naturopaths, etc.

Andrea - posted on 01/09/2010

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I had really bad heartburn which made me really sick, and I had morning sickness all day. Nothing really worked for me either except before you get out of bed, even to use the bathroom, eat something. A cracker, graham cracker, teddy grahams or even a granola bar worked a little bit. I also took the Target brand of antacids. They seemed to work quite well too, prevented the horrible feeling. Also, avoiding getting to warm seemed to help too. And if you are taking prenatals make sure you eat a good amount of food or crackers. Good luck!

Alia - posted on 01/09/2010

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Hi Ashley,



I was sick during my entire pregnancy - 9 long months. The only thing that worked (and yes I tried everything) was a prescription medication - ondansetron hcl! It was the only way I could eat and control the nausea. My OBGYN said it was safe and would not harm the baby.



Hope this helps

Jennifer - posted on 01/09/2010

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Sea Bands braclets for motion sickness but they really worked for me I got my a the drug store.

Jennifer - posted on 01/09/2010

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I was the same way with my 2nd pregnancy. I tried Emetrol (you can get it over the counter) but I got so bad I couldn't keep food down so the dr put me on Compazine (i think that was the name) completely safe and it helps so much. . Good luck, I hope it gets better for you soon.

Stephanie - posted on 01/09/2010

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ask your doctor about this wrist band that just came out, it is by prescription only, it is call Prima Bella, the company that makes Prefera Ob prenatal vitamins are the makers, it works WONDERFUL!!!!!!

Ashley - posted on 01/09/2010

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During my first pregnancy I was very sick the entire time, could not keep any food down and had a hard time with anything but water. I was 7 months pregnant before they figured out that I had gall stones and there was nothing I could do. I ended up just suffering the whole pregnancy and didn't feel better until I gave birth. My second pregnancy I was sick throughout (already had my gallbladder removed) and the doctor prescribed me Zofran, it worked wonders. It didn't make me drowsy and I felt so much better with only taking one a day. I don't like the idea of taking medicine while pregnant but this had no side effects and made my pregnancy go by great. Oh yeah and I tried everything too, even those pregnancy pops, and nothing worked for me. It sucked :(

Joanna - posted on 01/09/2010

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Hello

I was extreemly sick too for months . But eventually tried those sea sickness bands that you wear around your wrists helped loads. I would put them on before I got up and take them off just before I lay down at night. make sure you put them on the right accupunture points though . best of luck x

Dee - posted on 01/09/2010

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Oh gosh, I was basically incapacitated with nausea and vomiting for about 13 weeks. I am 17 weeks now, and only vomit rarely. Acupuncture is the only thing that helped and I, like you tried EVERYTHING! The best advice I can give is keep your fluids up as much as possible... little sips often. Good luck getting through sweetheart, I feel for you. It will pass... just hang in there.

Karen - posted on 01/09/2010

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I was sick my ENTIRE pregnancy with my oldest...the only things that really helped were ginger (Ale, tea, even tablets), raspberry tea, and plain dry bagels. Good luck!!! =)

Julie - posted on 01/09/2010

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I can truly sympathize. I was sick with my daughter for the first 6 months. I lost weight and had to go get I.V. fluids a couple times, was so dehydrated. It's like having the stomach flu forever. The Dr. gavr me anti-nauseau meds and that finally worked. Best of luck to you. Sounds like your having a girl, thats what everyone told me, and they were right. 7lbs 8oz.

Sarah - posted on 01/09/2010

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this might not work for everyone but i drank a lot of milk i guess there was something in there for me that worked out if i didnt have that my morning sickness was hell

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I'm so sorry you're going through this--all three of my pregnancies were like this, until the 3rd trimester. None of the suggested remedies worked for me, either. The following helped a little bit, however: salty protein-rich foods (if you can keep them down and fluid retention isn't a problem for you)--try nibbling on very small quantities at 15-30 min. intervals. Cashews, peanuts, a slice of ham--these sorts of things. Caffeiine: I'm not sure why, but a few ounces of strong coffee cut with warm milk--again, taking tiny sips to get it down, helped drive away nausea and perk me up for a while. If you can tolerate sweeter things (I couldn't), you might try sipping some Coca Cola, as well. Good luck to you!

Suzi - posted on 01/09/2010

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With my 3rd pregnancy I went through this. I ended up having to take Vitamin B4 pills to help. I also had a 4 yr old at the time to deal with. It is hard but believe me it will go away.

Joan - posted on 01/09/2010

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Ask your doctor about this wrist band that helps to keep you from being so sick. Sometimes it works.

Nicki - posted on 01/09/2010

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when i was pregnant i used anostura bitters and gingerale...it worked fantastic!

Lauren - posted on 01/09/2010

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Warm tea and saltine crackers while sitting in bed. Eat and drink, and then about 15-20 minutes later get up slowly and start your usual routine. My aunt swore by it. I tried it once, but I don't care for tea, so it didn't help. Although I really wasn't as sick that day as I usually was.

Kelly - posted on 01/09/2010

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Have you tried peppermint..the candies work great for upset stomachs. You can also buy essence of peppermint in the grocery and put a few drops in water with a little sugar to taste and that helps too.

Jennie - posted on 01/09/2010

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hi. i was really sick with 2 of my 4 kids. i finally gave in and got something (med) for nausea from my doc and it helped A LOT. also agree with others advice of not getting dehydrated. I also found it helpful to sit up in bed and eat a few crackers or plain popcorn and wait 10 minutes or so before getting up. lots of small meals, stay active playing with your son, and good luck ! :)

Shantel - posted on 01/09/2010

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I tried a ton of stuff as well then my dr. told me it could be my prenatal vitamins.. so he suggested that I take 2 childrens vitamins a day like Flintstones vitamins. those would be easier to settle on my stomach, so I started doing that and my vomiting was cut in half, and went away a few weeks later.. it was like a miracle!!!

Janet - posted on 01/09/2010

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Have you tried pretzels its like crackers but pretzels have some more salt and sometimes work better if you can't keep anything down even water better call the dr.

Dawn - posted on 01/09/2010

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Natural papaya pills...any health food store will carry them. Papaya is a natural remedy for nausea.

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