Really bad nausea!

Raey - posted on 10/31/2010 ( 116 moms have responded )

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i am 14weeks pregnant and i have had horrible nausea (all day, everyday) from the time i found out i was pregnant. I dont take antacid tablets or anything like that; the only thing that i have found to help my nausea is ginger ale and unfortunately i am getting tired of the taste since ive drank so much of it. any suggestions on what could help?

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Christina - posted on 11/05/2010

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My doctor told me that the combination of unisom and vitamin B6 is identical to the chemical makeup of Diclectin which is only available in Canada. It was the only thing that got me through each day. I tried the Ginger and crackers etc. etc. Some people just need a little more help. My son was born happy and healthy and still is to this day (he is 6). Just be sure to take the combo at night since unisom is a sleep aid. I found toward the end I could get away with a half a unisom and vitamin B6 (still whole) and get the same result.

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My nausea was horrible! I threw up constantly! Nothing worked for me, including B6, preggo pops, ginger, crackers... even medication.



I know it's hard, but you might just have to push through until the nausea subsides. For me it took until week 25.



Hang in there!

Jody-Maree - posted on 11/04/2010

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I too had bad nausea with my second child. I rarely vomitted, but felt like it continually, 24/7 from the day before I found out i was pregnant until delivery. Was so yucky I turned vegatarian. (however with my first child I had 10 days of mild morning nausea). I tried everything from eating dry crackers before getting out of bed to ginger tablets to small meals and also acupuncture. For me acupuncture worked well - for 3 days at a time, so I had to stop, coz it would have been expensive to keep it up. Small bland snacks worked too.
Everyone is different, unfortuneately you just have to keep trying to you find what works for you and stick with it.
Hope that your's does not last 9mths!

Katherine - posted on 11/07/2010

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I am going to lock this thread. The OP has enough remedies for her nausea! Thank you to everyone.


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Olivia - posted on 11/05/2010

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Lots and lots of water!! the main cause for nausea is dehydration. you may feel like you are drinkig so much already but drink more. I was told this when i was prego and it helped me. other than that try taking your prenatals at night instead of the morning that helped as well; and also dont wait till you get hungry to eat. Eat small amounts all day. The early prego symptoms should be calming down soon since you are past 3 months. my symptoms ended right around 4 months. good luck!

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Jill - posted on 11/07/2010

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Raey, I was exactly the same...even after the birth I was sick for a couple of days...With my last baby I tried peppermint Tea and sucked on mints and magic happened.I stopped being sick. My baby grew and It was the best pregnancy ever. I only wish I had listened to my nan and her old wives tales 3 kids earlier....Good luck Jill

Denise - posted on 11/06/2010

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I had horrible nausea too from weeks 6 to 16 weeks. It will go away, hang in there. I went to the Motherhood store at the mall, and they sell Preggie Pops. They are either in sucker form or small hard candies. I loved them! They are very flavorful and helped me during the last few weeks. Good Luck.

Kathy - posted on 11/06/2010

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Check online for preggo pops. They are suckers with natural oils made from a couple of ob's for their patients. They sell them and other suckers on line for tummy troubles. I am thinking of getting some even though I am not pregnant. It would be nice to have a nice organic alternative for heart-burn.

Diane - posted on 11/06/2010

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Protein snacks help curb nausea longer than anything else, also minty candies

Mardell - posted on 11/06/2010

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This might sound gross but i used flat coke. room temp, along with low sodium saltines. Good Luck!! Its worth it

Kimberly - posted on 11/06/2010

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I found Prego Pops at a local baby store. They have the ginger in them but come in different flavors as well. I was also told that eating more smaller meals with protein in them as opposed to three bigs ones would help.

Lynne - posted on 11/06/2010

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Nausea in the first trimester is actually a normal thing that doesn't usually require an antacid. Saltine crackers helped me with my pregnancy induced nausea. I always kept a baggie with me and eating a few worked very well at making the nausea go away.

Mary - posted on 11/06/2010

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I finally just got over my nausea and I am 28 weeks along...it is different for everyone. My doctor suggested B6 vitamins to help. They didn't really help me but they are worth a try. They aren't expensive and you can get them over the counter. I was mostly sick in the morning and the evening. I changed my morning routine and didn't eat breakfast until way later in the day and that seemed to help, too. I think all the ladies have great suggestions. Good luck!

Hayley - posted on 11/06/2010

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Try 50-100mg of vitamin b6 a day 50 in the morn 50 in the eve if needed. never really had any sickness after starting these..an had really bad morning sickness with my first baby. This pregnancy is great :)

Sherelle - posted on 11/06/2010

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Sorry - can't help never ever got sick with either of my pregnancies - just tired. BUT after reading these entries perhaps I was lucky or perhaps it was the lamington and can of coke every day in my first that kept me feeling full of energy. not a diet I would recommend (and thankfully not normal for me) but I just craved sugar, until I was told I had gestational diabetes. Don't believe I really had it but cut the coke and lamington out and never had high readings again. But hey - it got me through the first half of the preganancy sick free! Second one - not sure - can't remember was just too bloody tired!

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Peanut butter! It's sticky so hard it's to throw up. I too was sick for 37 weeks until I delivered. I would put it on a little toast. Saved me!

Brianna - posted on 11/05/2010

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try eating preggy drop candys (they have ginger in them). i used to buy them from babiesrus. apple slices and celery help to

Elisa - posted on 11/05/2010

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I have really bat nausea for the whole time and my doc gave me zofran. It is a miracle pill. And the only way I can keep anything down most days.

Pat - posted on 11/05/2010

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I am a birth doula and childbirth educator. We usually suggest ginger also, either in cookie form or in the ginger ale, but obviously you are tired of that taste. also, eat many small, very small "meals" throughout the day, that seems to help with the nausea. Remember that this part of the pregnancy will pass and you will be able to enjoy the journey!

Jacqueline - posted on 11/05/2010

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Hi. Ginger tea and eating small meals often may help. I experienced the same issue and had a difficult relationship with food. However I noticed greasy or any strong seasoning or spices would aggravated it as well. The tea i simply boiled water with a piece of ginger. Relax. Engaged in activities you enjoy to distract from the symptoms and experience positive feelings other than nausea. Good luck! Happy & healthy pregnancy!

Laura - posted on 11/05/2010

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Tums was the only thing I found that helped me and the doctor OKed me using them.

Jessica - posted on 11/05/2010

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If you don't want to go with the pills option, ask your pharmacist about SEA BAND. They are wrist bands with a little button like object that applies pressure to a pressure point on your wrist. Another thing that helped me was eating lots of celery which also gets rid of the heartburn later on.

Denise - posted on 11/05/2010

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Try eating a few cream crackers first thing in the morning. We call it cream crackers in Jamaica don't know what u call it in the US. It worked well for me.

Donna - posted on 11/05/2010

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Yes! I had HORRIBLE morning sickness with my first two pregnancies (I lost 20 pounds during my 1st pregnancy from throwing up!) Finally, during my 3rd pregnancy, I had a different doctor, and she suggested Dramamine. It worked fabulously! Good luck... :)

Anna - posted on 11/05/2010

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OMG I had HORRIBLE nausea all through my pregnancy through week 28 when finally my Dr. proscribed Prilosec OTC. Its over the counter though... I took it for the rest of my pregnancy and never had 1 problem unless I missed a dose. I tried all the natural stuff first and it just didn't cut it. You do have to stop taking it 2 weeks before you are due though... GOOD luck! I know how hard that can be. I literally gagged maybe 60 times a day and randomly it would be vomit. Hard to run to the bathroom every time when your nauseous that much and I never knew when it would be a fountain. OH my. I do NOT miss that!

Anita - posted on 11/05/2010

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MAXOLON!!! I think thats how its spelt :) Thats a tablet the doc can give you to take the nausea away :) I had it bad with my daughter from 8wks - 12wks & I was taking it almost everyday. After 12wks I started throwing up all day everyday (until 24wks) so I couldn't take it as often but it does work! :) I ate ginger bears and drank ginger ale when I was nauseated with my son (first) but it made me sick when I was pg with my daughter. I'm pg now (only a couple of weeks) and I'm already feeling sick most of the time... another girl for me I think :)

Good luck I hope you find something, nothing worse then feeling sick all the time!

Joan - posted on 11/05/2010

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I also had horrible nausea all day everyday until I delivered with my first son, and until 20 some weeks with my second. The only thing that helped me was taking prescription zofran or raglan (sp?). I also took an over the counter medicine called "anti-nausea liquid" that I got I got at walgreens that is basically just a sugar syrup and that helped me after eating.
You can also try eating crystalized ginger if the ginger ale helps. I think it is sold by spices at the store.
Good luck!

Trenna - posted on 11/05/2010

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I was sick with all 3 of mine each one lasting longer than the last. My first son i was sick for 6 months and didn't take anything and actually lost weight. The hospital just kept putting IV fluids in me and sending me home.

The second I was sick for 8 months and they put me on Maxeran which helped a lot however I found my milk supply was not that great compared to the first.

My third. I was sick the entire pregnancy. Again put on Maxeran for the whole time which helps. It doesn't stop the nausea but kept food down. However, again my milk supply with her was bad. Actually I couldn't even pump an ounce.

The breast feeding support clinicians were surprised because it's the same drug given to women who have poor milk supply and helps produce milk....not with me.

Talk to your doc. I felt like my pregnancies were the worst ever...no glow except green ALL the time. However, to balance it out my labours were fantastic. My first was 2 1/2 hours and NO PAIN (No drugs either). My second was 45 minutes...extreme pain but short lived. My third was 2 hours and painful but not like the second. No drugs with any of my labours and each time given above is from the first contraction....

I guess I'm just the opposite of most women...

Good Luck and congrats on your upcoming gift.

Trenna

Kathy - posted on 11/05/2010

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Saltine crackers always seemed to help me. Try them and see what happens. Good luck and congratulations on your expected baby.

Mia - posted on 11/05/2010

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Definitely take Promethazine its the generic version of Phenergen and also Pineapples and sprite. Try to lay off of the greasy food! Drink plenty of water.

Tracy - posted on 11/05/2010

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I had the same thing, 14 weeks +, all three pregnancies. It may still get better! I found having a little protein in my stomach helped. Just a small amount of cheese or peanut butter on a cracker, every so often. At least I thought I was doing something to make myself feel better! Good luck

Carly - posted on 11/05/2010

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Lots of small meals throughout the day don't let yourself get hungry, I know that made it worse for me. Not much helped but I did try ginger tea also and ginger biscuts. OH and I was also told to stay of any type of dairy food by a chinese medicine person which I think may have helped too.
Good luck and remember it won't last forever, it will pass :-)

Jan - posted on 11/05/2010

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If ginger ale helps you, maybe an occasional ginger capsule would also work! It was a great help to me during my pregnancies, and there is no taste to deal with. You can find these at health food stores, and probably in WalMart and Target as well... Hope you feel better soon!

Kristy - posted on 11/05/2010

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I know exactly how you feel, I was having the same issue and I'm 20 weeks. Someone told me to start taking as much vitamin B6 as I could stand every day. So feeling desperate enough to try anything I tried it and it worked! Try it and see if it helps you out. Good luck ;-)

Doreen - posted on 11/05/2010

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My sister was nauseous when she woke up in the morning and most of the day. She was told to keep saltines by her bed and eat some, then wait 15 minutes before she got out of bed. It seemed to help her.

Christins - posted on 11/05/2010

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mint tea, i was very sick during my first trimester, the only thing I could drink was warm water and hot mint tea

Diane - posted on 11/05/2010

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Are you actually throwing up? If so you probably have hyperemesis. You can ask your OB what to do for that. I had it throughout my first pregnancy and for about a week after birth. It was awful! At the time though, there was a medication I could take that is no longer on the market but your OB will know what to do. Try eating 6 small meals a day and avoid anything spicy or greasy. Eating a couple of saltine crackers with small sips of flat 7-up or sprite or ginger-ale before getting out of bed may help as well. Good luck to you! It is worth it in the end!

Casey - posted on 11/05/2010

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Bless your heart....it makes for a miserable start when you feel awful like that. Peppermint is generally thought to help, but as a nurse: we usually suggest raspberry, generally as a hot tea, although if your stomach can handle a few fresh berries, that will help as well.

Michele - posted on 11/05/2010

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Unfortunately I did not know about these when I was pregnant but a friend swears by Sea Bands.

Jenny - posted on 11/05/2010

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Ask you doctor for Diclectin Ive been nauseated my whole pregnancy and this help me be able to eat. and stopped the vomiting. Its safe during pregnancy but can make you drousy. also can be expensive without a drug plan.

Susan - posted on 11/05/2010

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If it's bad enough, like you're losing weight or you're very thin and the dr doesn't want you to lose weight, the dr can give you meds for the nausea. I didn't throw up, I just couldn't put anything in my mouth, even Saltines. Coke and mashed potatoes were about the only things I could swallow. Lucky for me, and hopefully for you, once it was over, I had the best, easiest pregnancy ever.

Kelly - posted on 11/05/2010

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you can always consider doing ginger tea which you can get in decaf. i had morning sickness so bad that i had to take medication but that's because i was vomiting constantly not just nauseous.

Ans - posted on 11/05/2010

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I was sick with 2 of my five pregnancies, all through! While it did help to snack all day and drink lots, I couldn't have gotten through it without medicine. My dr prescribed Diclectin, it helps a lot!!

Heidi - posted on 11/05/2010

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When I was pregnant I had "morning sickness" all day everyday for the first 5 months lost 20 pounds. The only thing that got me by was medication. My midwife put me on phenergan. The only bad side to phenergan is it made me go to sleep, so I had to cut the pills into four pieces and take a quarter then wait a bit and take another quarter till the nausea went away. But the main cause of mine was the fact that I was pregnant with my daughter. It doesn't happen to everyone but since you have the same homones it make you have an over abundance and it can cause the "morning sickness" to last long than if you were pregnant with a boy. But I hope this helps, I know it really isn't pleasant and gets in the way from day to day life but it gets better but you may have to get some medication to get you through, but talk to your doctor or midway for suggestions and see what options they can provide.

Shelly - posted on 11/05/2010

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I can relate. I was sick for 5 months. I lost 20lbs in my first trimester. There were a few things that saved me that I figured out toward the end.
Motion sickness bands (buy them at a drugstore) saved my life! I would have lost a lot more weight had I not had these. Pay attention on how to put them on-it is important. MAKE SURE you put them on when you think you will be sick or right when u start to feel queezy.
Eat BEFORE you get out of bed. Keep crackers on the night stand. Roll over and eat a few.
Avoid smells that set you off. I LOVE COFFEE but the smell made me sick to the point of vomiting. The bad thing? I worked next to a coffee shop- our shops were joining.
Go online or to a health food or baby store and order "Preggie Pops" They were awesome. You could probably suck on any sour candy too.
I ate a lot of little snacks through out the day so my stomach would never be empty and if I did get sick I wasn't throwing up a lot of stuff.
I hope this stuff helps!

Camille - posted on 11/05/2010

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i had horrible morning sickness with all 3 of my boys! the only thing i found that worked for me was ginger gum. you can find it at any pharmacy. hope this helped! and hopefully it will be over soon :o)

Shannon - posted on 11/05/2010

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Lemon heads, lemon in anything you drink & I wore motion sickness bands! Good luck! I feel for you!

Sara - posted on 11/05/2010

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hi have you been to your doctor about it? i was really bad all the way through my pregnancy and it turned out i had Hyperemisis Gravidarum which usually means you end up in hospital on a drip and medication throughout the pregnany! i was in for 4 weeks and then back in later in the pregnancy for a week. so if you really cant keep anything down (including water) you should really speak to your doctor and get your key tones checked. If it is not quite as bad as that, then travel sickness wrist bands are quite good and worth a try! i know its the worst feeling in the world as you just dont want to do anything and it really gets you down, but trust me, its worth every second of feeling rough when you first hold your tiny baby in your arms, all the rest just doesnt matter any more!!

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