So sick!!

Krista - posted on 10/28/2008 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My name is Krista, I have a 3 year old daughter, and just found out I am expecting my 2nd. Anyone have any good tips for the typical NAUSEA, NAUSEA, NAUSEA!! I can't ake it anymore. All day everyday. I am living on Saltines, and Ginger Ale. This can't be healthy...

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Bilhah - posted on 11/09/2016

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No to morning sickness tea was my only lifesaving remedy that stopped my horrible nausea.

Genie - posted on 11/14/2008

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Hi Krista! I feel soooo bad for you! I have mild nausea. Sometimes, out of nowhere, I just start gagging. To prevent this as much as possible, I have to eat richer foods that saltines. Saltines did NOT do the trick. If I have a big breakfast, I find that I have less nausea. Also, constantly snacking, even when not hungry, takes the edge off as well. I know everyone is different, so try out lots of different things!

Cheralee - posted on 11/11/2008

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I was extremely sick with both of my kids and the worst with the one I am currently carrying (lost 16 lbs in 6 weeks and reaching dehydration once a week during that 6 weeks). That was terrible being that our daughter was not quite a year old when the nausea began this pregnancy. I took zofran with both, although my doc originally started me out with reglan both times. Just an FYI, zofran is a nausea medicine commonly used with chemotherapy patients. It is completely safe for baby and non-reactive with any other medications you may be taking. For me, the zofran didn't really help and at one point I even had it administered through a pump that injected into my belly or thigh which didn't work either. I found that the most helpful thing for me was to increase my protein consumption and sleep. The protein takes longer for your body to digest and therefore seems to have a settling effect on your stomach. It really sucks after a while, but try a small handful of nuts or other protein every couple of hours or more often if needed. With my first pregnancy I also found Coke and suckers to be rather effective. I know that sounds bizarre and really unhealthy, but it was the only thing that worked for me then, although it didn't work with this pregnancy. Truly everyone is different, but those are the things that helped me.

Anna - posted on 11/06/2008

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I feel for you! I just finished that phase of my pregnancy and I'm back to the land of the living. Tea with honey made me feel better temporarily. Also, I had a lot of trouble drinking enough water. I would add some kind of flavoring (even TANG) and felt better. I hope it passes quickly for you.

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I was very natural with my son, but this second time around I had constant nausea for weeks and was throwing up 3-4 times a day, including meals, which I never did w/my son. Working full time and trying to take care of my son, I couldn't take it. So my Dr. suggested Zofran. He suggested cutting it into 4ths and taking only 1/4 of a pill at a time. It worked WONDERS! I am totally one that avoids Rx's too, but this helped SO much and I know a lot of mom's take it without any issues. At almost 18 weeks now I only take it (1/4 of a pill) about every 1-2 days when the nausea/vomiting is really bad. It was causing bad constipation, which is a side effect. Also, when I first started taking it, I got bad headaches and had to take some Tylenol, but that helped and those eventually went away, another known side effect. I have heard there are homopath nausea meds out there at vitamin stores though, but haven't tried any or seen any as we don't have those stores close to us. Thankfully my insurance covers Zofran, so I only had to pay $5, because it costs about, NO KIDDING, $600 for 20 pills. It's really expensive. Best wishes, it is SO hard!

Amanda - posted on 10/28/2008

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For me, the best thing that helped me was citrus fruits, plain tea, and plain bread/toast products. Another thing is to make sure you are drinking enough water. It helps to keep your stomach acid busy, which can be bothersome if it's just sitting there.

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