2nd trimester morning sickness?

Tarah - posted on 06/28/2011 ( 30 moms have responded )

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My friend is 17wks and some odd days pregnant she cannot quit puking her DR doesnt seem to tell her much other then to take unisom and sleep which is unrealistic when she has to work.. What have u taken for your morning sickness??I never had it with my first or with my 2nd (im 34 1/2 weeks now with my second)

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I'm not a Dr. but I don't think sleeping pills would be the answer to morning sickness. I had it really bad with my 1st, and they gave me RX phenergan, and that made me sleepy but I was still sick, just sleepy and sick.
She might have HE- hyperemesis gravidarum- severe morning sickness. She needs to see another doctor.

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Abigail - posted on 08/03/2016

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No to morning sickness tea was the only remedy worked with my morning sickness.

Tina - posted on 05/16/2016

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I realize this post was about 5 years ago, but in case anyone else is looking for answers.. My OB prescribed me a dissolvable anti-nausea pill. It. Was. Fantastic! It kept my nausea and morning sickness (which STARTED in my 2nd trimester) at bay.

Alvina - posted on 05/07/2016

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I used to drink no to morning sickness tea to relieve my morning sickness. It helped a lot.

Valerie - posted on 07/06/2011

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i was sick almost my whole pregnancy! i could not keep anything down at all i was hospitilzed twice for dehydration and to be renurished. in my first trimester alone i lost 30lbs. if i moved i would throw up if i sneezed i would too. i couldnt even keep down a sip of water. when i was about 5 1/2 months i woke up one night uncontrolably itchy on the soles of my hands and feet and it kept getting worse. i was scratching so much that i was raw and could do nothing about it. when i finally got to the dr they ran some tests and i was diagnosed with cholistesis of pregnance. this occurs in 1% of pregnant women so it is probably not the case. however it caueses your gallbladder to shut down. your gallbladder is what makes bile to help you digest. no bile digestion is not possible. so no nutriants to the baby. also it makes somthing that combine with toxic salts that are in your body. these salts if not regulated properly can kill a growing fetus. once detected it is easily managed with meds. i had it twice as bad because i had twins leading to twice as much hormones. but if she seems that bad she should suggest her dr run the test just to be on the safe side. it may take some prodding due to the fact its so rare. i looked up my symptoms and figured it out online and when i told him thats what i thought they still didnt believe me. but i was right. good luck.

Valerie - posted on 07/06/2011

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i was sick almost my whole pregnancy! i could not keep anything down at all i was hospitilzed twice for dehydration and to be renurished. in my first trimester alone i lost 30lbs. if i moved i would throw up if i sneezed i would too. i couldnt even keep down a sip of water. when i was about 5 1/2 months i woke up one night uncontrolably itchy on the soles of my hands and feet and it kept getting worse. i was scratching so much that i was raw and could do nothing about it. when i finally got to the dr they ran some tests and i was diagnosed with cholistesis of pregnance. this occurs in 1% of pregnant women so it is probably not the case. however it caueses your gallbladder to shut down. your gallbladder is what makes bile to help you digest. no bile digestion is not possible. so no nutriants to the baby. also it makes somthing that combine with toxic salts that are in your body. these salts if not regulated properly can kill a growing fetus. once detected it is easily managed with meds. i had it twice as bad because i had twins leading to twice as much hormones. but if she seems that bad she should suggest her dr run the test just to be on the safe side. it may take some prodding due to the fact its so rare. i looked up my symptoms and figured it out online and when i told him thats what i thought they still didnt believe me. but i was right. good luck.

Erica - posted on 07/04/2011

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My doc finally recommended I take 100mg B6 supplement in the morning. This really helped me a lot and I finally got my appetite back!

Kellie - posted on 07/03/2011

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it's said a lack of Vitamin B6 contributes to morning sickness. I was sick all day every day from 6 weeks to 12 weeks, but I stoped puking all the time by taking Blackmores Morning Sickness Formula which is just Vitamin B6 and Ginger. Have her try that give it a coupe of days to work say 5 minimum, if it doesn't work the doctor can prescribe Maxolon (not harmful for baby) or possibly stemital. Both are anti nausea tablets. Although I don't know where you are so it may be called something different in your country.

Tarah - posted on 07/03/2011

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Thank you everyone She finally got some stuff to stop the nausea and vomitting.... I think she needs another dr but she says she doesnt wanna look for another one.. I suggested mine.. but doesnt seem to listen.

Carmen - posted on 07/02/2011

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what??? what a stupid DR!!! I could not stop puking either when I was pregnant for seven months straight that was all I did-My Dr. gave me some pills to stop the puking (can't remember the name) but it did make me feel a bit better (I asked for meds at my seventh month). Your friend should find another doctor that can help her.

Lisa - posted on 07/01/2011

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I would say that she may need to try seeing another doctor. I had morning sickness the whole time with both of my pregnancies and the only way that I could function and keep even water down, as well as food was taking Zofran. It worked wonders for me, though I still made trips to the ER with my first for dehydration. Without it I think I would have ended up in the hospital. My HcG levels were high enough for twins even though I was only pregnant with one. Hope this helps her and congrats on your babies!

Sara - posted on 07/01/2011

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I was told to have a box or bag of saltines by my bedside... I had horrible morning sickness. But as I was told my by OB to have a few crackers before I even stepped out of bed.. It worked pretty well.

User - posted on 07/01/2011

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My Zofran wasn't expensive. I think I was on the generic form of it though. My copay was only $10.

Toni - posted on 07/01/2011

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My second and third babies, I was soooo sick the entire way through. #2 I lost 50 lbs I was so sick!! The dr tried a few things, but nothing worked. And with #3, I lived off of crackers and plain noodles. If I even thought of eating anything else, I was in very bad shape. Maybe she should try to change her diet, bland bland bland! It stinks, but it is worth it. With my first, I had it for a while and into my second trimester, realized that my prenatal vitamin was causing my issues. I started taking it right before I went to bed, and that helped.

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I was sick from early pregnancy until delivery. Not fun at all. If your friend isn't becoming dehydrated, the dr may be trying to wait it out assuming it will get better eventually. My dr prescribed some pretty strong antihistimines after I reached the end of the first trimester which seemed at least help me make it through the day without losing every nutrient I put into my body. Obviously your friends dr isn't willing to prescribe anything, but benadryl - if allowed by her dr may help. Another thing for me was to always have water near. When I felt like I was about to throw up I'd drink some water. It often did the trick, and if I didn't it was just water. Gingerale or flat white soda was also recommended to me, but didn't really help.

Natalie - posted on 07/01/2011

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i had mornign sickness the entire way through with both of mine and nothing worked. there are the pressure point bands that supposedly help and also she can take maxalon which will stop her throwing up but wont stop her feeling sick. hope these help :)

Meghan - posted on 06/30/2011

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Peppermint and spearmint help with nausea and indigestion. Both the flavor and the smell. Ginger never helped me and sometimes made it worse so the guy at the natural foods store suggested peppermint and spearmint.

Chesnie - posted on 06/30/2011

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I was sick my entire pregnancy because i had to take pain meds for a neck injury and my dr gave me Zofran starting at 9 weeks. She prolly has a conservative dr who doeasnt like to give meds but if she can be more aggressive with asking her dr for zofran. It will help alot. Its mild and wont hurt the baby. Sorry if im no help!

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I was sick through my entire pregnancy with my daughter. It wasn't until 32 weeks that my OB gave me anti neasua meds. I have a feeling that they can't give them any earlier.

With my current pregnancy I've lost over 18 lbs at 14 weeks. As long as the baby is developing correctly it's best to take nothing.

For me a certain food might work for a week but then it will start to cause me to vomit. Ginger is actually a trigger for me (go figure). You just eat what you can when you can, and don't try to eat a real meal.

Tessa - posted on 06/29/2011

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When i was pregnet with my son i had bad morning sicness all i did was nible on those salt cracers and drink lots of water it seamed to help me

Tara - posted on 06/29/2011

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I was sick as a dog right up until delivery (throwing up over the side of the bed while pushing) with both my girls (which isn't usual, it's usually gone by the end of the 1st trimester).
What worked for me was ginger ale (slightly flat) and eating very small meals that included a heavy starch such as potatoes. It didn't get rid of it entirely but it made it so I could at least keep down food for a couple of hours - long enough to make sure the baby got some through me.

Sarah - posted on 06/28/2011

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I can't imagine a doctor prescribing a sleeping pill during pregnancy!!! Especially when there are non-drowsy anti-nausea drugs on the market. As for tips...I don't have any real suggestions other than to experiment with different scents, textures, and flavors. Nothing helped me regularly, even when I gave in and took Zofran. One day, soda would help, the next it would make me sick. Sometimes lemon would help, sometimes it would trigger an attack. I'm around 20 weeks with my fourth, and still get nausea spells. Some women just get them throughout the pregnancy. I got them the entire 9 months with my first, and even for a few weeks after he was born! Remind her to make sure she snacks during the day so she doesn't get hungry. Hunger during pregnancy can turn into nausea and vomiting even before the woman realizes she's hungry!

Katherine - posted on 06/28/2011

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Oh yes! Zofran, I was put on that too. For my second, works like a charm.

Chrystal - posted on 06/28/2011

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I had morning sickness every other morning. It was funny b/c my work schedule was different every day. Every other morning I had to get up at 6 to get ready for work, and the next day I could sleep in b/c I didn't have to be at work until 1p. So the days I had to get up in the morning I would get sick but the days I could sleep in I was ok. But honestly nothing worked for me to help the morning sickness, but I have heard that eating crackers 5 minutes before you get out of bed have helped. Drinking gingerale before getting out of bed. I have also heard that morning sickness suckers have helped. I think you can get those at a motherhood store. I hope your friend's morning sickness gets better. Good luck:)

Katelyn - posted on 06/28/2011

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When I was pregnant, none of the traditional nausea tricks worked. I was put on a medicine called Zofran, but not until I'd lost almost 10 pounds and tried several other methods. Once on the Zofran, I felt much better. Zofran was originally created to help chemo patients with their nausea. Hope this help!

Katherine - posted on 06/28/2011

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Ginger, that's what I took and it helped tremendously. They have it in all kinds of ways.

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