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03-10-2005, 03:16 AM
Sorry I just need to cry for a minute. I am 14 weeks and still having all day morning sickness. I have tries the soda crakers I have tried the ginger snaps and nothing is helping. I feel bad for my family because I am really crabby and have no desire to cook. The thought of food makes me sick. I have to force myself to eat a little something but dread that because I never know if I can keep it down.
I go see the Dr tomorrow so I will let him know all this. I just hope I can start enjoying this pregnancy soon. This will be our 4th. We have 3 girls and the last time I was pregnant it was twins. I was sick then also. Hubby keeps saying it's twin boys this time lol!
Thanks for letting me vent and if any of you have other things you have tried for morning sickness I am will to get them a shot also. Right now sleep sounds good.
03-10-2005, 03:48 AM
I understand...I had morning sickness for 5 months..hopefully yours will just stop like mine did...hang in there... :)
03-10-2005, 07:35 AM
You poor thing... I too had unrelenting "all day" sickness with our youngest. My husband couldn't even mention food or I was off to the toilet... he ate out for 4 months, and had to brush his teeth before he could even come near me. I tell people he should have killed me and buried me in the yard, no judge would have ever convicted him.
No morning sickness AT ALL with the first two, but hard labors. The youngest almost arrived at a volleyball game... I think he knew he'd already caused enough trouble, he better not give me any problems at the end! ;) Although, he WAS two weeks late...
I wish I could offer some advice, just know that we're thinking about you, and that this too shall pass. And look at the rewards!
03-10-2005, 08:02 AM
I had it my WHOLE pregnancy.........there wasn't a day that went by that I didn't vomit or feel like I could at any moment........
Then my ob prescribed phenergan.......and it worked............and it even made me sleep.......which was all I did when I was pregnant.
Best of luck on this pregnancy! :)
03-10-2005, 09:06 AM
peppermint tea helped me, I only drank enough to settle my tummy, not enough to cranky up my bladder.
03-10-2005, 01:00 PM
I consider myself somewhat of an expert on the morning sickness. I had it w/ all 3 of my kids. My first one was 24/7 till I delivered but I delivered at 5.5months premature but the morning sickness never went away. I weghed 102 after delivery and I lost 17 lbs with my first. My 2nd, the sickness did not start till about week 4 but lasted only till 4.5 months then went away. However, I was as sick as a dog and lost 15lbs in the first 4 months and had to be on an IV since I even threw up water. With my 3rd, I was sick to my stomach before I even tested positive for pregnancy and that lasted 5 months but went away too. I also was suppose to be on an IV due to dehydration but only lost about 5lbs, but I had to stand up in a wedding and told the dr I would be better. But my point is, there is not really anything to take it away but I found coke syrup to be the most helpful. I could take some and feel somewhat better for at least an hour to 2 at a time, just enough to get a bit of food in me and keep me hydrated. It is safe during pregnancy and really did help. Now, I did not have a sensitive bladder back them so I am not sure how that will go with the IC. My Dr, also was so worried about me that he gave me a script for the med that they give cancer patients to help with the nausea but my insurance would not cover it since I did not have cancer and it was $1500 for 1 month. I dont remember the other med he gave me that was covered but it did not help. My advice is to try the coke syrup so that you can get some nutrients in you for the baby. Most of the morning sickness shoudl subside...by month 6 from what I hear..on the bright side, alot of research has been done on morning sickness and women who have it, have higher birthweight babies and healthier babies. Not sure if I agree with that since I had a baby who weighed one  pound but my next 2 would of been close to 10lbs if they let me carry to term..but I had to deliver them at 37 weeks. So, please take care and maybe consider the coke syrup/ :bunny:
03-10-2005, 03:21 PM
oh Thank you to all of you for sharing your stories and keeping my chin up. I will most definetly try the suggestions given. It can be worse then the way I feel and it just might help.
03-11-2005, 06:32 AM
Boy can I identify with this! I have two children and was sick 24/7 for 9 solid months with both. I would be sitting on the floor in front of the toilet when my husband left for work and would still be there when he got home. (He was not very sympathetic either. Wanted to know where his dinner was.) Miserable! It was worse with the second...I had an IV twice for dehydration. I lost weight instead of gained with both pregnancies. But my children are almost grown now (the husband is gone) and I would barf all over again for both of them!
03-12-2005, 04:48 AM
Thanks Marilyn, I know in the end it will all be worth it. I have lost another 6 pounds. I did get to see the little one yesterday with a quick ultra sound just to see what the heart rate was because we couldn't get it on the doppler.
I heard the lecture from my hubby and Dr that I have to eat. I assured them that I was not trying to loose weight but when all you do is throw up it kinnda not makes you hungry.
03-14-2005, 06:50 AM
Right, I don't mean to be graphic but I tended to choose things to eat that would be easier coming back up! Everyone tells you to eat saltines but for one thing, they didn't ease my stomach and for another thing, they are like cement coming back up. Sorry! My sister-in-law used to make me so mad I could hit her. Every time she would come around and I was sick as a dog, she never failed to tell me how wonderful she felt during her preganancy and was never sick a single day. Grrrrrrrr!
03-14-2005, 08:44 AM
Marilyn , I am so with you. I don't want to eat but do force myself to eat small simple things that I can handle coming back up. I have a friend that is a month further along then me and she hasn't been sick once.
I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who chose things that we're easier to get up! I was sick with all of my pregnancies but, like you, especially with my twins. I saw parts of my toliet that I hadn't seen since the pregnancy before! :) My husband didn't understand how I could just lay my head on a nasty toliet seat. But, like you know, it's kinda hard to pick the damn thing up when you're that sick! :)
The one thing that helped me with all of my pregnancies was really thick instant oatmeal - It kind of "stuck" to things in my stomach, and if it did come up, it wasn't too bad.
I with you on the whole saltines/soda crackers bit. I think those only work on people who aren't really sick to begin with - I've never met a violent puker who said they actually work :biglaugh: . As for me, I can't even stand to see a box of saltines in the grocery store without having flashbacks!
Hang in there! Hopefully you'll be feeling great soon!
03-21-2005, 08:55 AM
I am ten weeks and fully intend to be recovered at 12, so your story doesn't give me much hope. This is my fourth pregnancy, and they have all been different. With my first, I lost 15 pounds and was sick until 16 weeks, so maybe you will feel better in two weeks! With this one, I throw up, but am still hungry so I have not lost any weight. I think I only throw up about half of what I eat, and I do find myself eating things that are easy to hurl.
I find that I have to throw up into a cup while sitting on the toilet, because otherwise I wet my pants every time. I did not have that problem with my first!
03-21-2005, 09:00 AM
Speaking of cups, I worked when I was pregnant the first time and my stomach was so upredictable that I kept a cup with a paper towel in it next to my work area just in case. I never had to use it but felt better knowing it was there. (Sorry so gross!)
03-21-2005, 11:38 AM
I am fianlly feeling a little better, so hey there is hope. I am eating more but in very small portions through out the day. So hopefully when I do go back I will not have lost but gained...(oh geese did I say gain lol another postive reason to be pregnant you can gain weight and not feel guilty lol)
03-21-2005, 12:39 PM
Brings back memories. I had more morning sickness (in the late afternoon) with my first son than with the second. I'm talking about 20 years ago, but I still remember well. Coke Syrup was very helpful. The thought of eating saltines and ginger ale made me more nauseated. I had mostly dry heave problems. One thing I learned with the first pregancy is not ot let my stomach get empty. As long as I had something in my stomach, I was fine. Green grapes and plain popcorn were my comfort foods.
03-23-2005, 02:05 PM
My husband reckoned that morning sickness was all in my head. "NO!" I replied, "It's all in the :toilet: "
You will get through it whether it lasts a few months or the whole pregnancy. When you get that little bundle in your arms, you couldn't care less about the morning sickness any more. Just hang in there!
03-24-2005, 11:47 AM
:toilet: :lmao: :lmao: Oh my that is a good answer. Thanks for the laugh
03-25-2005, 07:49 AM
So sorry you are feeling so sick. I had it quite bad at first. Got a fair bit better around week 12 for me though. I still have it from time to time.(but not the whole day). I am 15 weeks now. Just hang in. Hopefully it will subside. I know it is unpleasant. Gets you down too.
Hope you start to feel better soon.... PS-- I heard ice cream is good as there is an ingredient in there that helps to settle the tummy. Worth a try. I have it sometimes. I have no problem gaining weight though so I have to watch it!
03-25-2005, 04:10 PM
I am finally feeling better. I am able to eat at least and keep it down. I live very close to a DQ (i can see it from my window) Just this week I went there because ice cream sounded good for once.
We are due around the same time. I am 16 weeks today.
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