Pregnant with #2 and feeling sick all the time.

Kiley - posted on 07/08/2011 ( 72 moms have responded )

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Please help! I am so sick all day, every day. I've had terrible nausea & food aversion, migraines, shortness of breath, dizziness...the works. I don't actually throw up though. I have a two year old daughter and was never sick with her. I don't know how I'll make it to the end of this pregnancy. I see my doctor Monday but am afraid she'll just say that's how it goes. I really can't take anymore of this though :(

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Tammy - posted on 07/09/2011

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Have you tried Preggiei Pops? They're supposed to help relieve the nausea. I never used them, cause I was never sick when I was pregnant, but I've heard from others that they really work. You can find them at Babies R Us and at some online stores too. Good luck and hang in there!

Kesha - posted on 08/20/2011

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I'm pregnant with my second child and I'm also having the same issues. My DR. put me on zofran which helps but, of course it has its side effects like constipation. Ginger tea or any ginger product that doesnt have a lot of sugar is suppose to reduce the nausea. I prefer the ginger tea!

Christina - posted on 08/17/2011

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It Gets Better After Your First Trimester Im In My Second Trimester and I Was Sick All Through My First Trimester But Now Im Feeling Better So It'll Get Better For You.

Kiley - posted on 08/03/2011

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Thank you, thank you everyone!! It turns out I've developed asthma (am trying an inhaler atleast until next week when 1st trimester ends.. The nausea has been better but the headaches worse... ;( To all my fellow all-day-sickness sufferers I hope you all feel better soon & wish you a healthy, happy pregnancy. Thank you again to everyone for your helpful suggestions!!!! If anyone comes up with a miracle cure for migraines I'd love to hear it!

Constance - posted on 07/09/2011

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Nichole it defidently is the ginger. I always recomend Ginger Beer because it has the most ginger in it. Ginger ale does help as well but when you get to the point where you are so sick it doesn't work as quickly

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Bronwen - posted on 08/19/2011

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Good to hear your feeling better! I was very crook with my first, was nauseous and sick all day every day till 22 weeks and nothing helped it!! That was with my son, then with my daughter I had almost no morning sickness at all

Kiley - posted on 08/17/2011

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Thanks everyone!! 14.5weeks and have been feeling better save the asthma!! It never ends ;-/ anyhoo. I've just tried acupuncture for the asthma and migraines and it seems to be helping..

Kristy - posted on 08/17/2011

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i vomited and felt sick night and day for 20 weeks nothing helped i even went on a drip.i hope u feel better soon

Kayla - posted on 08/17/2011

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i sound just like this....17 weeks pregnant now and i'm better still get the migraines

Nazima - posted on 08/17/2011

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try taking pyridoxine (vitamin B6).. it helps alot with the nausea and vomiting...maxolon too helps with the vomiting and dizziness..

Brittany - posted on 08/16/2011

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Not exactly sure if this will help, but when i was pregnant with my daughter i would get nausea ALL the time, i couldn't even eat it was so bad. My doctor told me to take B6 vitamins & i never had a problem with it again. Even if it doesn't work with the nausea, it's a really good vitamin to take, helps with the baby's brain development. Hope you feel better soon!!

Jillian - posted on 08/16/2011

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Try ginger products! Their supposed to be life savers when it comes to morning sickness!

Valerie - posted on 08/16/2011

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I had the same problems with my son that I never had with my daughter! My babies are 20 months apart, and with my son I stayed in and out of the doctor office, my blood presure kept dropping etc so I saw all different kind of doctors starting with a neurologist(sp) for the dizziness, and a lot of toast for the nausea. I wasn't sure how my body was functioning because i literally had to make myself eat. It was so hard but I made it thru and hes healthy (4 mo and 16lbs 4oz) I had to stop working in decemeber and he was born in april because if I stood to long Id pass out, my manager had to catch me at work, try to relax as much as possible and not stress, you can make it thru, its not easy, i know from experience, but so worth it!

Laureena - posted on 08/15/2011

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Go to the pharmacy and ask for sea bands. they are little black elastic bracelets you put on each wrist and they held with the nausea and dizziness. i was sick for the first five months of my pregnancy ad it was the only thing that helped. there is a lemon ginger tea that Tetley makes that haleps as well!! take care and hang in there. i made it!!

Petra - posted on 08/11/2011

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hi i had the exact same experience, try diclectin,made for pregnancy and it changes everything, i was finally able to enjoy my pregnancy

Mary - posted on 08/10/2011

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im 22 weeks with my second baby and this pregnancy has been so much harder than my first one. i worked full time with my son and am still doing the same with this one but it seems soo much more exhausting. and the nausea is also so much worse. im developing more little aches and pains and stabbing pains in my spine. cramping and braxton hicks already! (i didnt get them til 7 mo with my son) i asked my doc about all this and he said that the only possible explanation is just were not getting as much rest since there is a child i have to take care of so my attention is going to him and not myself. i have a VERY active 19 mo old who climbs up everything so keeping him alive is a big job in itself. doc said to take whatever free time possible (HA) to try and relax and sleep and eat right. im sure that probably wasnt too helpful, but thats what my doc said. i had some extra personal days at work i had to use so i took a few days off and went out to my brother and sis in laws house and they looked after my son a bit while i mellowed in the pool and it helped greatly! but back to reality....

Nakeia - posted on 08/09/2011

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I know how you feel cause i feel the same way and i have a summer cold and everytime i tell my doctor whats wrong with me the only responds i get is that its comes with it, or its normal. Well no its not normal i have a four year old and a baby due next month and i have never felt like this to the point where like today i cant even get out of bed! But sorry to say that when you go to the doctor 9 times out of 10 your going to hear thats normal! I hope you feel better cause its the worst...

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if you aren't actually throwing up and are able to keep down small amounts of food and liquids your doctor will probably tell you to wait it out, but if you aren't they might prescribe diclectin. i know it's legal in canada but not in some other countries

Tonya - posted on 08/08/2011

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I know how you feel!! When I was pregnant with my third I was sooo sick! Some days I had to have my mil come and stay with me so I could get rest. Around my 5th month I got some good heartburn meds and anti nausea meds and was able to actually get up without getting so sick. Good luck and take any help from friends and family!!

Nastasha - posted on 08/08/2011

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It may be an old wives tale, but i've always known it to be true with everyone. When you have a different sex of the baby than your previous pregnancies, it almost throws your body off. My sister in law had two girls, no sickness. Then she got pregnant with her son and it was the same symptoms as you.

Amanda - posted on 08/08/2011

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go to the doctor and ask for diclectin! i knew of lots of pregnant girls who took it! i did too and it works wonders. i was soooo sick preganant with my 2nd! and the pill helped :) the pill has a pic of a pregnant lady on it...:) hope that helps

Abigail Marie - posted on 08/08/2011

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I've been feeling the same way as well. I never had a problem with my first baby, but the second one makes me weak. After I ate my meal, i will suddenly throw up. I'm also having shortness of breath, migraines & dizziness. You are right, when I asked the doctor about it, she just told me that it's normal. So now, i'm just getting used to it even if it's too hard for my situation.

Cassandra - posted on 08/07/2011

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when are you due? im 12 weeks but i will be 13 this monday! i was sick like you all day and i still have headaches and dizzy so i know how you feel. im due feb 13

Vicky - posted on 08/05/2011

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Hello my name is Vicky Mendez mother of one daughter 14 now. You can go to the Whole Food Store and buy crytlized ginger that will balance the PH in your stomach. It is natural and worth a try it helps me when i get nausea. i love the taste my daughter however does not like it. i hope you will try it. This works really well for me. Good luck! I am praying for you to feel better. :)

Amy - posted on 08/04/2011

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thats how i was, from the day i found out i was pregnant all the way up till the moment my water broke. sorry ya have to deal with that, its never easy. hopefully your dr can help ya with it

Aimee - posted on 08/04/2011

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i was sick like this night and day with my son till i gave birth its not nice but if u go docs they can help u hope this helps

Iza - posted on 08/03/2011

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wow i'm in exactly the same boat you are! the only thing that works for me is ginger, or mint tea.. but lately, i've been making a mixture of the two, boiling a finger of ginger in water and then popping in 2 bags of tea to steep.. i make a lot of that and keep it in the fridge since water has been making me feel pukey.. its the only thing that helps with the nausea.. it won't help with my appetite though.. i'm still SOL on that one, but as long as i take my vitamins its ok.. the tea helps with keeping that down too..

Julie - posted on 07/20/2011

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Sounds like you haev aboy onthe way! CONGRATS
Each alittle something eery two hours... if even a handful of nuts or a slice of bread... Drink plenty of water EVEN if it insists on coming back up -

Barbara - posted on 07/19/2011

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First of all, Congrats!! I work in Labor & Delivery. You can ask for an anti nausea medicine called Zofran. It works miracles for most people. Another thing they will tell you is to eat frequent small meals, take small sips of drinks. Ginger helps as well as eating saltines. Shortness of breath can possibly be something else...defintely tell your doctor about any symptoms you have. Dizziness can be drops in bp.

Bethany - posted on 07/18/2011

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just try different things. find what works. im 11 weeks with #2 and i found out things that worked 6 years ago with my first daughter arent working so much now. hard candy or vitamin c halls drops work for me amazingly.

Alisha - posted on 07/18/2011

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My first 3 months were like that but I didn't have migraines. Every pregnancy is completely different! Definitely tell your doctor and she won't say too bad, if she's a good doctor she will give you something or give you ideas for home remedies. You can also visit a health food store and see if they have anything. You don't have to go through this alone and most likely it won't last past the first trimester.

Kristina - posted on 07/12/2011

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I feel your pain! I am currently 18 weeks with my second baby and I had a really rough time with nausea, vomiting, food aversions, shortness of breath, dizziness and extreme fatigue. And on top of all that ended up in the hospital with a gastric intestinal virus and a urinary tract infection. I ended up having to be put on IV fluids because I couldn't even drink anything I was so nausiated. The doctor wanted to put me on medication for nausia in pregnancy but I was only throwing up a couple times a week at that point which I thought was pretty good so I opted not to take it. I even lost about ten pounds in the first trimester. But, thankfully it has all passed and I feel much better now. It is different with all women and all pregnancies though. With my first child I was nausiated up until week ten and only vomited a couple of times and this time it was much much worse. (we are hoping its a girl this time!) If you really can't take it anymore though I would talk to your doctor about going on something for the nausia. But in my opinion you should feel much better soon if you are only in your first trimester.

Cecilia - posted on 07/12/2011

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hi, i realy feel for you i had it bad with my second as well im 30 weeks now and im fine but from 6 weeks to 15 was absolute hell!!! i did find that if i ate the things i craved it helped a bit but it is different for everyone. none of any other remedy worked for me though if it does get bad there are things that my obstetrician said you can take such as travel calm origionaland the doc can give maxalon but seek medical advice first good luck it may ease very soon!!

Rebecca - posted on 07/11/2011

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have you tried any meds? my dr gave me an anti-nausea medication with both of my pregnancies.

Melissa - posted on 07/11/2011

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Drink some ginger to settle the nausea, the dizziness is from your blood pumping through your body and trying to support 2 lives. When standing up don't get up fast and don't over do yourself. I was like you through my first pregancy and after about 16 weeks it started to stop but just be careful of fainting cause of your dizziness. Make sure your eating breakfast even if it is a small breakfast. I hope some of this helps. I'm sorry that your going through that but fingers crossed it all gets better.

Maggie - posted on 07/11/2011

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thought i would update....i think i posted on here abuot 3 days ago, coughing fits are slowing down only 3 or 4 a day and haven't been best friends with the toilet for 2 nights. There is light, touch wood

Tara - posted on 07/11/2011

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:0( I feel for you! I am 38 weeks prego and have 2 years old. Idk why they call it morning sickness, because I was sick nonstop all day for the first half. I know it feels like it will never end but it does! the nausea got better after a couple of months, it did start coming back this last month though. I swear after this miserable pregnancy I never want to be prego again lol. I breezed through my first pregnancy without hardly any symptoms. This one is torturing me. It is a boy this time around so idk if that has something to do with it. I do know they can prescribe you something for the nausea. my sister was on it the whole time she was prego with my nephew. hope you have a compassionate dr and she is willing to work with you! Good luck and hope you start feeling better. Second trimester was alot better for me, hope it is for you too!!

Lucy - posted on 07/11/2011

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i know it sounds disgusting but i had a friend give me a tip that actually works. take 1 cup of cold water and 1 tsp of baking soda and take it like a shot after about 5 min you can eat anything a keep it down.

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i was the same with my #2. i found that ginger beer helped heaps. also i used to smell everything before i tried ti eat it. it drove my husband nuts, but i found that if i smelled it and it didn't make me feel sick then i felt better after eating it. also you have to keep eating (gross i know) cause being hungery can make the sickness worse.

Jessica - posted on 07/11/2011

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Ask for zofran. It'll stop the nausea right away. It dissolves under your tongue.

Karen - posted on 07/11/2011

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ask for some diclectin when you see your doctor, worked miracles for me. i had to take it the whole pregnancy

Vanessa - posted on 07/11/2011

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I found along with ginger, sucking on lemons helped me out a lot. However I was pregnant with twins and towards the end I was on medicine for everything. With the shortness of breath I would lean over on something and just rest. For the migraines if you could stomach it I would try a little a little coffee. The caffeine will help and what my dr. Told me is one cup a day wouldn't harm the babies. Also lots of rest will help. Hopefully it will end soon for you and good luck!

Vanessa - posted on 07/11/2011

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I found along with ginger, sucking on lemons helped me out a lot. However I was pregnant with twins and towards the end I was on medicine for everything. With the shortness of breath I would lean over on something and just rest. For the migraines if you could stomach it I would try a little a little coffee. The caffeine will help and what my dr. Told me is one cup a day wouldn't harm the babies. Also lots of rest will help. Hopefully it will end soon for you and good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 07/11/2011

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I can say I went through the same things when I was pregnant with BOTH my boys. They are the only two I had, but my doctor put me on Zofran and it was awesome. I also used promethazine. They need to pay attention to the shortness of breath, that could be an issue, because the lack of oxygen for you is that much harder on the baby. Also take ranitidine, it is for heartburn, but it also helps calm the stomach acids down that stir when you are throwing up. It is a great preventative. BE SURE TO TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR AND TELL THEM YOU CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE. If they refuse to help, call quality assurance. I guarantee they will help then, because those calls go to the administrator of the facility, and they face losing their job. No doctor can afford that. So, make sure you put all the real feelings out there and don't let down!! Good luck.

Diana - posted on 07/10/2011

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I had nausea for most of my pregnancy, but a friend told me to try Coke or Pepsi.. Just to take a few sips of it. It worked for me also the prego pops do work a lot.

Maggie - posted on 07/10/2011

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oh i feel for you! I have an 18 month old boy and it was such a breeze. No problems at all....Im no about 13 weeks pregnant and for the past 7 weeks vomiting every night, coughing fits all days, headache, cant even look at raw red meat or cat food without throwing up. Spoke to my doc a few weeks back and all he said was to try relax, haha hard to do with a toddler tho! I too am hoping it ends soon so i have some energy! good luck!

Kristen - posted on 07/10/2011

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i was sick right up until the last week with my daughter (now 2) I was hospitalized once because i couldnt eat or drink and after a couple of days on a drip to re-hydrate me i was sent home and told to eat small portions of food, have small sips of water, not big ones, and i had to take vitamin b6 for the rest of the pregnancy. I know how horrible it is and i hope you find something that woks!

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Ginger candy at your local health food store. Or make ginger tea...if it comes down to it...ginger ale :P

Crystal - posted on 07/10/2011

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When I was preg with my twin girls I was super sick and couldn't smell anything the only thing that helped me was the "morning sickness" pills from the dr or making food with little to no smell lol it was brutal hope it gets better soon

AMANDA - posted on 07/10/2011

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i too had gestational diabetes and had alot of dizzyness issues.. luckily i was being watched for it from 8 week until i delivered my twins at 37 weeks.. i would ask your ob to check you..

Kiley - posted on 07/10/2011

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Thank you, thank you, thank you everyone for all the great suggestions!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edna - posted on 07/10/2011

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you need to put your foot down tell them your not leaving the surgery untill they help you. I had dizzyness whilst I was pregnant with my last and it turned out I had gestational diabeties. you have to demand they help you thats what their there for.

Bernadette - posted on 07/10/2011

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I found that not much really helped at all with the nausea. Luckily for me, most of the time I would actually throw up. Funny as this sounds, saying that throwing up is a good thing! But sometimes, I think that's all that would relieve the nausea for a little while.

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