I need help, does anyone have advice on pregnancy sickness?

Laverna - posted on 02/09/2009 ( 160 moms have responded )

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I am 9wks pregnant and the sickness is really getting to me, does anyonehave advice on how to help and calm it down?

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Tell your doc to prescribe pre-natal vitamins withextra Vit B6. I was sick 5-6 times a day and this is what my OB/GYN did for me. They were a god send. Hope this helps.

A - posted on 02/09/2009

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I had terrible sickness. ZOFRAN. It's an RX and I took it with both of my children and it was prescribed by my OB. It's safe and made my sickness go away within 5 minutes. Ask your OB about it.



Amanda - Atlanta, GA

Karen - posted on 02/09/2009

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Quoting Mollie:



a non med fix for me was when i woke up in the morning i would eat something really sweet like a chocolate granola bar- my fav was snicker kudos, then i would eat something salty about once an hour, like peanut butter crackers just 1-2 not the entire pack, now if it got worse i did have a prescription for Zofran. it is like phenergan but it does not put you to sleep. i hope this helps. Mollie





I was also on Phenergan and Zofran. I highly recommend the Zofran over the Phenergan because it didn't make me sleepy like the Phenergan. I also tried to eat Saltine and Oyster crackers before geting out of bed. Have you tried the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, apples, toast)? Don't let it get too bad because I ended up being sent to the hospital for dehydration when I couldn't even keep water down. I also recommend the Sea-Bond wrist bands as well. Those helped me out a lot too. Don't be afraid to being this up with your doctor. They can do something for you so that life if more bearable for you. Good luck!

Tiffany - posted on 02/09/2009

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I was so sick at 9 weeks, I feel your pain. Actually sucking on lemon drops helped me...I know it may sound very strange...but my girlfriend who was also very sick told me about the lemon drops and it worked. Maybe it is the little bit of sugar, not sure but worth a try. I hope you find something that works!

Amber - posted on 02/09/2009

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OH! I have the very same problem. I feel your pain. When I was faced with the evils of morning sickness[[morning sickness, btw? more like all day sickness, seriously!]] I was put on a dissolvable tab that tasted horrible and made it worse. Try getting Sea-Bands, like for Motion and Travel sickness. They helped me TREMENDOUSLY, and you don't have to worry about hurting your baby, especially since you're in your first trimester. You can find Sea-Bands at your local Walmart store or in any Pharmacy, really. They're 15 dollars, and it's so much better then taking a pill. They work in 2-5 minutes, but in the mornings, you'll still have to move kinda slow, and probably send 20 minutes munching on crackers in bed.

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Billabong_chick_37 - posted on 09/10/2012

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I drank water it would help me keep it down and just ate whenever I could .

Alison - posted on 05/14/2012

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I have had such sever symptoms that I actually wrote a blog about it http://t.co/yV4OTx8e

However, ginger tea worked well for me. Also keep crackers by the side of your bed, and eat literally the second you wake up ( if i didn't i would be violently throwing up within about 5 minutess). You need to keep the acid busy doing something so eat little and often. Keep away from strong smells

Also, check with your doctor because I am not a medic but Dramamine works. ( OTC normally for motion sickness). I did not use it, but several of my friends did and swear by it.

Apples may also help.

I hope it gets better for you to. I am now 14 weeks and the nausea is just starting to calm down.

Good luck!

Ashley - posted on 03/13/2012

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i couldnt keep anything down at all and i have two young girls to take care of also. i ended up going to the doctor and they gave me this little circular blue pill (also used for nausea with chemo patients) and within 3 days of taking it i was no longer sick at all, i stopped taking it and never felt sick again. it felt like a miracle!

Lisa - posted on 02/22/2009

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I am finding that Even though it doesn't fix the problem Jolly ranchers make it so the acid doesn't get unbearable right after throwing up. I usually eat a small meal Try to keep it down but once it comes up pop a jolly rancher in my mouth and drink a glass of water. SLOWLY!!! This is taking the pain out of throwing up for me at least.

Rachel - posted on 02/22/2009

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Talk to your doctor about taking unisom. My Dr. told me about it and I was finishing up my last semester in college and losing weight from being so sick. It might help.

Rachel - posted on 02/22/2009

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Talk to your doctor about taking unisom. My Dr. told me about it and I was finishing up my last semester in college and losing weight from being so sick. It might help.

Heather - posted on 02/22/2009

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I always kept a package of graham crackers by my bed, so when I woke up I would be able to nibble on some...that seemed to help alot with the nausea.  I tried crackers...but the graham crackers were sweeter, which was more appealing to me in the morning.

Gelaine - posted on 02/22/2009

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The key to eat is to make sure you get enough protein and healthy sugars. What I always did was in the morning within the first half hour of getting up, eat part of an apple and some healthy protein. It will help calm your stomach.

Julie - posted on 02/22/2009

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Ask your doctor for Zofran! It is very mild, does not make you sleepy and is safe for the baby...I wouldn't have made it through my pregnancy without it!

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Prescriptions seem to work well, but other things you could try are such as cutting way down on meat, which is what I did. Everything made me nauseated, but meat was the worst. Some of my family is vegetarian, so I knew how to keep up protein intake (peanut butter, tofu etc, etc, etc) and eat healthy. Bland, low-cook foods, salads. Smelling food cooking was horrible, so eating out was a good stimulus at times. Small, frequent meals, lots of liquids. Hard, sour candies.

User - posted on 02/14/2009

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one word - Diclectin.  i was so sick i couldn't even function.  didn't work, barely got out of bed, barely ate.  the first few days on it can be rough.  i was fatigued, i hear some people get crazy.  but once it evened out i was human again.  back to work and back to planning my wedding!

User - posted on 02/14/2009

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one word - Diclectin.  i was so sick i couldn't even function.  didn't work, barely got out of bed, barely ate.  the first few days on it can be rough.  i was fatigued, i hear some people get crazy.  but once it evened out i was human again.  back to work and back to planning my wedding!

Neiner8 - posted on 02/14/2009

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My doc told me to take B6 vitamin everyday to help with nauea and to snack on crackers as soon as you wake and before you sit up.

Mary - posted on 02/14/2009

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my daughter was given dicletin prescribed by her doctor and it was a miricle drug for her

Alicia - posted on 02/14/2009

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I had awful morning sickness all 8 months (I had my baby early) and I tried every home remedy under the sun, with no success. The only thing that helped was Zofran--phenergan didn't do anything for it either. My only regret was that I didn't get on Zofran sooner--I tried toughing it out way too long.

Candace - posted on 02/14/2009

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During my first pregnancy ginger candy and lemon tea helped. The only thing that worked during my second pregnancy was Zofran.

Tracie - posted on 02/14/2009

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i used to put peppermint oil around my bellybutton. this was absorbed through the skin and helps with the nausea, granted you do smell like a candy cane, but you do feel better. you can find peppermint oil in any health food, or vitamin shoppee or whereever essential oils are sold

Lucy - posted on 02/14/2009

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I had "ALL DAY SICKNESS" for 22 weeks of my pregnancy.. and I found that eating little and often helped.. I also drank lots of water... and ate food plain... such as boiled potatoes or plain rice... nothing spicy.  I also sucked on mints alot... peppermint helps.  AND... my god send was tiptops (Ice lollys!!)...



 



Hope you feel better soon... I know its so horrible... x

Lori - posted on 02/14/2009

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Try some gingersnap cookies when you feel sick and don't let your stomach get empty. Keep something small on it. Also, take your vitamin at night with food. This is what I was told to do and it helped a lot. The doctor says the iron in the vitamins is what upsets your stomach.

Kerri - posted on 02/14/2009

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Talk with your dr first but when I was so sick I took 1/2 of an unisom and a b-complex.   I only had to take it at night and I was pretty good all the next day

Allen9612 - posted on 02/14/2009

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Saltines carry lots with you. and sprite or ginger ale they work wonders.

Joy - posted on 02/14/2009

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My doctor gave me a prescription for a 1ce a day pill that really helped....speak with your doctor....

Joy - posted on 02/14/2009

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My doctor gave me a prescription for a 1ce a day pill that really helped....speak with your doctor....

Jumile - posted on 02/14/2009

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hi i had really bad sickness untill i was about 6 months pregnant. i even had to stop working but what did help was ginger. if you add it to tea early in the morning it helps settle you a bit, but just remember to eat often and small meals

Leanne - posted on 02/14/2009

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good luck hun nuffkin worked with me i had it all the way thow morin n night xxx

Christina - posted on 02/14/2009

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All of this stuff helps, but nothing seemed to really make it go away for me. Good news is, you are almost past the worst of it at 9 weeks (hopefully!). Best of luck, I hope the next three weeks go quickly for you and that you are soon enjoying the return of some of your energy in that 2nd trimester!!

Christina - posted on 02/14/2009

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All of this stuff helps, but nothing seemed to really make it go away for me. Good news is, you are almost past the worst of it at 9 weeks (hopefully!). Best of luck, I hope the next three weeks go quickly for you and that you are soon enjoying the return of some of your energy in that 2nd trimester!!

Brenda - posted on 02/13/2009

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Here's what it states in my maternity & peds book; 1.  Frequent, small amounts of food and fluid keep the stomach from becoming too full, which can trigger nausea/vomitting.  2.  Easily digestable carbohydrates, such as crackers or baked potatoes are tolerated best.  3.  Foods with strong oders should be eliminated.  4.  Taking liquids between solid meals helps to reduce gastric distention. 5.  After meals be sure to sit upright as to prevent gastric reflux (backflow) into the esophagus.



My advice is if you do vomit excessively, please see the doctor.  Keep yourself well hydrated, eat more frequent smaller meals.  I like to freeze water bottles to keep on hand.  Something about ice cold water helped me.  I also suggest those red losengers discs that taste like cinnamon.  They really helped me in the past either to prevent vomiting/nausea or after to get the taste out.  I liked the lemon drops idea too.  An ice cold washcloth around your neck, front or back, really helps with nausea too.



Don' t let anyone tell you it's all in your head.  It's not. 



Congratulations.  Hope something here helps you.

Amy - posted on 02/13/2009

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A good friend of mine found it helpful to smell freshly cut lemons. She was very sick throughout her entire pregnancy, and was even put in the hospital once because of being so sick, but once someone mentioned this hint to her, she seemed to do much better, and always had lemons on hand.

Elisa - posted on 02/12/2009

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Try taking Travel sickness tablets, or anything with ginger in it. It's is a well used nausea cure for travel, pregnancy.

Jacquelynn - posted on 02/12/2009

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I was also sick with my last two pregnancies. One I was put on dramamine for motion sickness. The other  I was put on the stronger medication for chemo patients. It was horrible by the time I had a good week of being able to eat (28 wks) I started preterm contractions and went on another medication. Thank God I am done with pregnancy.

Jennifer - posted on 02/12/2009

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Try eating anything ginger such as ginger snaps they calm the stomach and it is a natural thing so it won't hurt you or the baby.



Quoting Laverna:

I need help, does anyone have advice on pregnancy sickness?

I am 9wks pregnant and the sickness is really getting to me, does anyonehave advice on how to help and calm it down?





 

Kristin - posted on 02/12/2009

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I used Preggie Pops, they are all natural suckers and come in really good flavors like sour fruits.... you can get them off my friends web site - www.doodledoos.com

Geneviève - posted on 02/12/2009

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Quoting Jessica:



I had the very same prob but i was sick 24/7 for about 4 months... i went to my doctor beacuse nothing worked... i tried everything and anything people suggested and still nothing... My doctor gave me a perscription for a once a day pill that was safe to take with the baby... it worked and by the time you can't take them any long your morning sickness should be gone... hope this helps and your pregnancy goes well... Good look to you and the baby :)






I had lost 15 pounds and was still sick at 4 months pregnant. I was brought to the hospital vomiting blood and completely dehydrated. The doctor also prescribed a once a day (that I had to take twice a day because I vomited at night time to). It is called "diclectin" I am not sure i spelled it correctly, but it probably saved my baby and me from a lot of problems. I took it until the last day.  And stopped when I gave birth.... Big mistake it took a week after birth before I stopped having morning sickness.  When i felt sick and was on "diclectin" i eat lemons (in aroma therapy it is supposed to be good against nausia).



I hope your morning sickness lasts the usual 2-3 months. If not talk to your doctor.

Jaime - posted on 02/12/2009

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try a perscription called diclectin it is completly safe and recommended all the time to pregnant women and men who have sickness issuses . i took i all through my pregnancy and it worked for me you just have to figure out for yourself how many timesa day and how many to take because everyone is different! but the small meal thing is good to aswell as some tea's work to.. good luck

Erin - posted on 02/12/2009

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Eat all the time and the ginger chews are very helpful. Real ginger ale is good too. You can buy it at Whole foods. I stuck to eating Cheerios and fruit a lot and would get up at night to eat.

Kelly - posted on 02/12/2009

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The doctor perscribed me a perscription called Zofran! I took it with both of my children when I was pregnant and it worked great!

Kelly - posted on 02/12/2009

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The doctor perscribed me a perscription called Zofran! I took it with both of my children when I was pregnant and it worked great!

Kelly - posted on 02/12/2009

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The doctor perscribed me a perscription called Zofran! I took it with both of my children when I was pregnant and it worked great!

Julia - posted on 02/12/2009

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If its bad and you havent already go to the doctor. I went through the same thing. I couldnt eat for like 5 weeks and I threw up constantly. I lost 20 pounds. My potassium was severely low and I was really dehydrated. The doctor was able to give me pills for a week that helped. It took about a week to finally get my appetite back but I should have gone to the doctor a lot sooner. Hope it helps and good luck.

Veronica - posted on 02/12/2009

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My Dr recommended "Little Tummies" an otc medicine for children which is almost pure ginger and that worked great for me.

Rebecca - posted on 02/12/2009

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ginger tea, ginger biscuits, ginger ginger ginger in your food. it's also good for any kind of tummy upset.

Karen Voegtlin- - posted on 02/12/2009

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yes go to health food store and ask for ginger root tablets it is al natural and my dr. o.k it. it works great. i was always sick for at least five months. and i found this with my third child. please try i know it will help.

Karen Voegtlin- - posted on 02/12/2009

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yes go to health food store and ask for ginger root tablets it is al natural and my dr. o.k it. it works great. i was always sick for at least five months. and i found this with my third child. please try i know it will help.

Lisa - posted on 02/12/2009

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I found that gingerale, crackers and fennel helped me through the morning sickness....hope this helps you!!!

Holly - posted on 02/12/2009

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If you eat or drink anything with ginger in it, that will definitely do the job.  When I found out I was pregnant with my second son, I drank ginger ale all the time and didn't have any problems.  Ginger has a calming effect to the tummy and it doesn't taste too bad.  hope it works for you and good luck with your pregnancy. ;o)

Ashley - posted on 02/12/2009

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Sounds like you just have to find your own way.  I tried most all these things that people have posted.  I was sick all day for 5-6 months.  It was horrible and I got really depressed.  The onlu thing that helped was a medicine that they give to chemo patients to help with sickness.  It was safe for mothers but they were vevry expensive and we could not afford them at the time.  Ask your doctor about them.  Sorry I can not rememeber the  name.

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