View Full Version : Experienced Mommies...HELP! lol
08-04-2005, 06:22 AM
My GOD this nausea is enough to bring a strong man to his knees!!!! I've got my first prenatal appointment on Tuesday and I've got loads of ?'s for the doc, but I thought maybe right now some experience could help.
Firstly, nothing is working for this nausea!!! Crackers, juice, NOTHING! It lasts all day long. It was starting to disappear, but now it has come back and is even worse than before. Is there anything other than crackers before getting out of bed or throughout the day that can help it?
Also, I am living in a constant state of exhaustion. I thought Fibro was bad, but this is crazy! I sleep 11 hours each night, and can barely function during the day. I realize this is the baby growing and draining my energy and by the 2nd tri I will be more energetic, but before then, is there anything I can do to combat this? For a week now all I've been able to do is get to the couch and zonk out, all day. When I do go out, I come home extremely tired and I fall asleep on the ride home...so I've temporarily given up driving unless absolutely necessary. Yeesh.
Don't get me wrong, these symptoms are sooooooo worth it and I don't mean to complain, but I am just wondering how you all juggled this and were able to keep sane. Even my memory is fading!!!
A very crabby, sick, tired and bloated, :toilet: :toilet: :bonk:
08-04-2005, 06:40 AM
I know about the knuckle dragging fatigue you described--feels like moving to change the channel is any Olympic feat. Rest and time--to the 2nd trimester--were my only ways to combat it. As far as the nausea and the like, I kept crackers and Sprite on my nightstand and before moving at all in the morning. My doc also prescribed meclizine and vit B6 and those worked quite well. I worked until 26 weeks and then was on bedrest. Oh yeah,
ginger ale helped too.
08-04-2005, 07:36 AM
Like Barb said, the second trimester is better, as far as exhaustion goes. I so feel for you and the nausea, I lost 20 pounds the first trimester with Colten and felt like death warmed over. You rest as much as you need rightnow that is the important thing. Good Luck at you appointment!!!!
08-04-2005, 08:06 AM
About the only thing I could keep down was crackers for several weeks. I wish I could help.
Sometimes peppermint helps nausea. I can drink peppermint tea and suck on peppermint.
As a couple other ladies here said - time is the only thing that helped mine.... That first trimester is a rollercoaster, for sure. I was nauseous non-stop and soooooo depressed and tired. Once 14 weeks hit in each pregnancy I felt like a new woman! :)
08-04-2005, 11:33 AM
hi, i think ginger is a good remedy for nausea, it also helps for people who get car sick, so it may help you. also try googling the word " morning sickness remedies" and you will find lots of information, i know what you are going through, i was fine when i was pregnant with my daughter, who is now 22, but when i was pregnant with my son, it was terrible, i could not even keep a cup of tea in, hope you find some help, bye
08-04-2005, 12:33 PM
Thanks, I think I will try ginger-ale or sprite. Something's gotta work! Gosh I can't wait for the 2nd trimester...it'd be nice to be able to walk to the bathroom without nearly passing out from fatigue!
08-04-2005, 12:47 PM
I used to sit on the floor to vacuum I was so tired...hahha.,,,I had nausea for 4 months...yuk...there is an anti nausea liquid you can get at any drug store...it's where they sell antacids and tums....it's safe...I wish they would have had it 20 years ago..
08-04-2005, 12:51 PM
The name of the over the counter anti nausea med is Emetrol. Not too expensive and we used it for kids in the ER and it worked well.
Barb :kissing: :grouphug:
08-04-2005, 01:04 PM
Barb!! Yes!! That's the stuff...works great.... :bonk:
08-04-2005, 01:53 PM
Jess buy some very small ice cube trays, and freeze gatorade in them, sucking on a ice cube of gatorade helped me and I did the same thing with peppermint tea, made ice cubes out of it and sucked those as much as I needed to Gosh I wish I were there to encourage and get the weird things you want. You can get ginger root and bowl it down and make a tea to drink and it helps as well. Better then just ginger snaps did.
08-04-2005, 02:31 PM
Thank you soooooo much for that med, I will definitely go look for it!!! And Leslie, that sounds REALLY good! I have some Powerade, I think I will definitely give that a try!!!
08-05-2005, 03:01 AM
When you have your ob appointment soon, stress about how sick you are. I did and my doctor gave me a script for phenergan for the whole pregnancy. It won't help with the fatigue though....since it will make you sleepy. Since it was safe for pregnancy, and I stayed sick with nausea the whole time, I didn't care if I slept all the time.
I hope you can curb it soon and start to really enjoy being pregnant!!! :)
08-08-2005, 08:23 AM
phenergen is super expensive, and some docs won't prescribe it, but it REALLY works! Make sure the doc knows you are actually vomiting. They don't care that you are nauseated and uncomfortable. They only care if you are vomiting a lot because you could become dehydrated. Then the dehydration makes you more nauseated(try otter pops).
He'll try to just prescribe something else, but phenergan(sp) is the only thing that really worked for me. It can constipate you badly though, so take stool softeners. And count yourself lucky! I didn't find out about it until my fourth pregnancy! With the first three I just sucked on peppermints and prayed for death! ;)
08-08-2005, 08:49 AM
LOL well actually I got some Sprite, and that has worked! I drink it at room temperature, and it takes the nausea away. I haven't had vomiting, just nausea where you feel like you better run to the bathroom. I am so glad it's calming down! I'm just so glad to feel better, and not feel like I am on a boat in the middle of a hurricane. Yeesh lol
08-08-2005, 08:54 AM
I am so glad the sprite has helped you. I also want to say that I like your baby site. It is neat be able to do that. Lucky for me when I was preggers with my 2 I did not have the morning sickness. So I did not responsed to this thread cuz I could be of no help. Anyway I am happy that it is working... :woohoo:
08-08-2005, 12:08 PM
Jess I sure hope that things start looking up. I am almost 36 weeks and the 1st 5mos were rough for me. We have 3 cats so my hubby always joked when he came home that it looked liked a lions den in the living room because I would always be sleeping on the couch with all the cats on me.
I think my entire family lost weight the 1st 5 months because I couldn't stand the thought or smell of food.
Second trimester was awesome so hang in there.
Best of luck
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