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All day feeling sick...pregnant
Old 06-10-2007, 09:00 AM
 
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Does anyne have a good cure for feeling sick all day long. I am 7 weeks pregnant and it just started 4 days ago. I can't do anything without feeling like I'm going to get sick. I have tried crackers, ginger ale, hard candy, nothing seems to be working. I also don't feel like eating much as most of the food I look at makes me want to get sick. I almost wish I would just get sick and have it done with. Hopefully this will end soon!


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Feeling Sick When Pregnant
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I felt the same way way with both of my kids when I was pregnant. It pretty much lasted for the first three months before I felt better. I didn't feel hungry or want to be around food. I lost weight at the beginning with both of my pregnancies because I felt bad most of the time. Not a whole lot worked to stop the sickness except time and getting past the first trimester.
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Hi Kristy,

I'm in the same siutation as you and I feel your pain! I'm eight weeks pregnant and have been miserable for about three. Last week my doctor prescribed Zophran which is helping a lot. The only thing is that I must take the pills sparingly as my insurance company rations the number I can have. Maybe you should talk to your doctor about getting some medicine.

When is your due date? Mine is January 18th, although the ultra sound is showing I'm about a week further along than my due date indicates. Feel free to send me a private message if you want a shoulder to cry on. Maybe we can help each other through the first trimester!
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This is awful! I guess I'm lucky as mine just started. Were you getting sick or did you just feel sick?

I haven't had a doctors appointment yet. I'm going on the 18th of June. According to them from my last period that is how they got how far I am. I can't wait for my appointments so we can find out the real due date. From my calculations I'm due Jan. 24th. Well will see if I'm right or not.

It would be nice to have someone to get through this with me. I will keep you posted.

Keep in touch!
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My favorite morning sickness cure
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When I was expecting my DS, my morning sickness was made better by fresh air. An open window in the car, a walk around the front of the building, standing by an open window, and I was good to go. I hope this helps.


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Old 06-10-2007, 01:59 PM
 
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I'm 29 weeks and haven't been sick in quite a while, but I remember the feeling all too well. Peppermint gum, especially Trident, helped me. So did cinnamon candy.

Good luck!
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I agree gum
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does work for a short time. I don't like peppermint candy so I have been sucking on other hard candies.

I do agree that fresh air does work. I went for a short walk the other night and it made me feel much better.

Isn't it funny the things we do to make ourselves feel better.
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First of all -Congrats!! This too will pass. I kept crackers and 7up on my nightstand and munched on them before I put one toe out of the bed in the mornings. It totally worked for me. From what I understand it's better if the 7up is a little flat. Of course this was back in the dark ages, but it worked for me.
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14 weeks pg
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i am 14 weeks pg (due date dec. 17th) and still feel sick! unfortunately nothing has worked for me and the doc has tried 2 different medications but neither have worked. I have lost 10 pounds and am praying that the sickness leaves soon!
this is my 3rd time through this and this pregnancy is far worse than my other two (my son will be 9 in July and my daughter just turned 2!) , although i had all day sickness with both of them too! It is finally starting to get better, I still get sick at least once during the day but it has subsided a bit!
it will pass, it just takes time! good luck and if you need anything let me know!
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oh, i noticed eating every couple of hours has helped some.
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I just had my little bundle of joy, but I remember those feelings. I agree with a lot of advice from the other posters.

-Crackers before getting out of bed.
-Eating every couple hours. Or as often as you feel sick.
-gum
-fresh air

Other things to try:

-ginger cookies (for some reason the ginger is supposed to help)
-red hots/hot tamales (everyone gave me this advice AFTER I was done with the morning sickness...go figure!)

I hope some of this helps.
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I am 7 weeks pregnant and feel sick sometimes too. I have yet to throw up, but every few days I feel sick all day long. I agree, I wish I would throw up and get it over with too.
 
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i am 7 weeks pregnant and feel like hell, i feel sick most of the day and night aswell i don't get any relief even if i do throw up. this sux!
 
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I was sick 24/7...
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for about 6 weeks starting at 8 weeks of pregnancy. I found what helped a little was taking prenatal vitamins at bedtime instead of the morning. I didn't drink any water. I also drank warm tea in the morning and I too kept crakers and 7-Up or Gingerale by my bed. I just kept a box of Saltines and a bottle of Gingerale at my desk at school. It was all I could do to teach during the 6 weeks of this sickeness and luckily I had an awesome assistant who really pitched in. As bad as my sickness was I would do it again!!

When I had my first weigh in at 8 weeks (before sickness) the doctor encouraged me to watch my weight ( I was a little overweight). Then I got REALLY sick for 6 weeks 24/7. I lost 20 lbs between my 2 visits. When I finally had my DS I only weighed 1 pound more than my original weight.


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This is my second pregnancy and i feel so much sicker this time around. I'm now 6 weeks gone and for the last week have been throwing up at least 3 times a day. Not to mention the unbearable tiredness, spots, dry skin and hair, sleepless nights and awful taste in my mouth all day long. I have tried numerous things to help with the sickness and the only thing that has slightly worked for me was chewing gum or sucking on mints or lollies, however is only a very temporary solution, theres only so much gum you can chew in one day! The only time i get any relief is when i'm asleep! I can honestly say this will defo be my last pregnancy and no one could persuade me to go through this again, yes the baby will be worth it in the end....but I will never forget this awful feeling!
 
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I didn't find anything worked. I was sick for 20+ weeks and it was awful, so I really hope you find relief soon. I did find that peppermint candies (I liked life savers) were good to eat after I had been sick, and sometimes they staved off the nausea. I should add that if you are really, really sick, there are prescription medications that are designed to treat nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. They are absolutely safe for your baby. You could ask your ob about it.
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I too had terrrible all day sickness with both my pregnancies. With my DS is was 20+ weeks. I was losing weight. Dr. finally told me to eat whatever I wanted--even a bag of potato chips if I wanted to. I kept crackers at my bedside and gingerale was my best friend! When I finally felt better I ate like crazy, but had so much catching up to do I only gained 25 lbs. the whole time. With DD the sickness was not as long, but just as bad. Not sure why some of us get so sick, but I promise they are worth it!

sickallday---I felt the same as you when pregnant with my DS. I was never going to be so stupid and get pregnant again! I stuck by that for 4 years and saw a beautiful baby girl and decided I had to try it one more time. I'm so glad I did!
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I was so sick for months and months. It was the worst thing ever, but of course it was so worth it in the end. . Everything made me sick: smells, eating, even LOUD sounds made me sick. It was crazy. I never actually was throwing up so my doctor would not prescribe anything at first. When I started losing serious weight she finally gave me a pill which really helped. One thing that gave me minimal relief when I was sick were bananas. They helped settle my stomach and I could stand to eat them.

I never really gained that much weight but I delivered the baby 7 weeks early so I guess that was part of the reason I did not gain as much.

It will get better, just hang in there.
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I was the same as burg with both of mine. I felt sick all day (but never threw up) from about the 8th week through the 12th week (first trimester). There really wasn't anything that helped me, except I was nauseous all of the time, so I kind of forgot what it was like to not be nauseous. I, too, did not gain any weight during my first trimester. I was losing weight at the same rate the baby was gaining (both of mine were extremely healthy and still are).

I tried crackers and ginger ale. They helped a little. I also tried those wrist bands you can get for motion sickness. They didn't help as much.

I know your feeling about getting sick and being done with it. I often said that during those months.

I hope it lets up for you soon!
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This is my 6th pregnancy. I've had 5 girls.
I have NEVER felt like this with any of my pregnancys. I had morning sickness ONE time with my first baby. I threw up while riding the bus. That was the extent of my sickness...
But this time I am sick, all day long, every day. Started about 3 weeks ago. I'm 8 weeks pregnant now. I've tried crackers, drinks, candy, etc. Nothing helps. The best thing I have found that helps is my body posistion. If I lay on the bed with my back and head propped up good. Or if I sit in my hubbys computer chair. It is an odd chair called an X-Rocker. Very weird chair. But if I sit in it and prop my legs up on a taller chair or somthing that keeps them up, I seem to feel a bit better.
For the most part I am just miserable. I cannot eat much lately either. I get full very fast. This morning I was only able to drink a small jar of Pedia sure (trying to keep up my nutrition since I can't eat much). And I ate about 5 bites of cereal. And I was full. I've lost 5 lbs in 2 days now. I was 148 lbs through my whole pregnancy up until 2 days ago. First I woke up and had dropped to 144.6 lbs. Then this morning I dropped to 143 lbs. Scares me a bit. I just can't eat very much! And thinking about eating makes me sick too. With all my other pregnancies I could not eat enough, and craved so many things, even early on. This time, I crave NOTHING. Not one thing sounds good to me. How awful. One of my favorite things about being pregnant was the cravings. hah
Really wish I knew why this pregnany is so different than all my FIVE other pregnancies.
 
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I feel the same way as you do. I will be 8 weeks tomorrow and last week is when I started feeling terrible all day. The only relief is when I sleep. I am still forcing myself to eat and every once in a while something sounds good. However, for the most part, everything grosses me out...including water. I am a little worried because my doctor said the most important thing was to drink fluids (especially water) but even liquid sounds bad to me. I am just hoping this ends soon! This is my first pregnancy so I really don't know what to expect. What makes things worse is I am a behavior specialist and work with students with disabillities and other students with behavior problems. My job requires me to be extremely activie and run around all day...not fun when feeling like this!
 
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I am 7 1/2 weeks and I feel horrible literally I can't do anything
 
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I am 6 weeks and 2 days and just started to feel sick today....I have two other ones and this is the first that it has taken this long for the sickness to set in, I actually thought that I was going to be lucky and it wouldn't hit at all. Does anyone have any remedies for flying, I am heading to Arizona and dont' really want to board the plane with the way I have been feeling today. Any suggestions....
 
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Well this thread has all the usual remedies but here are all I can brainstorm on:

1. Ask the doctor for a Rx medicine if you need to.
2. If your prenatal is goofing you up, try it at a different time. If it still goofs you up, try a child's vitamin instead. Then if you need, go without and make sure you get a bowl of fortified cereal instead.
3. Eat whatever you want whenever you want. Some ladies like bland food, some like spicy.
4. Drink between meals instead of at meals, but drink enough.
5. Try Seabands. It doesn't work for all women, but give it a try.
6. Ask your doctor about taking B6 supplements. Also ask about pairing B6 with a Unisom pill to prevent vomiting.
7. Fresh air even in the winter. Open the window a crack in your bedroom. Warm, stagnant air is nasty.
8. Don't cook. Get takeout food or eat cold food. Sometimes the cooking smells are the worst. When the grocery store has them on sale, buy a bunch of Lean Cuisines or similar meals. I lived off this Santa Fe beans and rice thing 10 years ago when I couldn't stand cooking -- but could handle the microwave.
9. Change toothpastes. If yours makes you gag, try a kids' paste. Or use baking soda. Or use just water.
10. Suck on mints, gum, or ginger tablets.
11. Suck on ice.
12. Try a cool washcloth on your forehead.
13. Have a vase of fresh flowers (like carnations from the grocery store) to smell. That might help.
14. Never get really hungry. Try to have a bite of something every hour.
15. And, don't skip protein. Every meal should have protein whether it's from a protein drink, peanut butter, almonds (or other nuts), eggs, meat or seafood. You'll feel better with protein in you.
16. If water seems to slosh around in you, try fruit drinks. Or even popsicles.
17. Avoid waistbands. Ouch.
18. Visit the bathroom whenever you need to "go" as holding in either #1 or #2 can cause nausea.
19. Change cleaning products and laundry products if they bug you. Scents that didn't bug me when I wasn't pregnant turned gross on me. Natural cleaners often don't have weird smells.
20. Have your honey clean the house and gas up the car.
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was what really worked for my friend. You can get it at the health food store or a natural foods store. Please ask doctor first. she swore by that. I was one of the lucky ones that didn't get morning sickness, but I had a bunch of other symptoms though. In fact I was almost 3 months pg with my first before I realized I was pg because I thought being pregnant meant having morning sickness.
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I know what u mean. i am hungry but i go to sit down and eat , i take one bite and i feel like i need to get sick. i am 8 weeks along and it started about a week ago. this is my second child and last time it lasted about a month. dont go to the doctor because they will just tell u too eat through out the day. i wish when i feel that way i could get sick but it never happens/.
 
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I used Sea Bands with both of my pregnancies. It helped me enough to get through my day.
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I have the same thing where I feel sick all day, and I've puked a few times, but I have to tell you that puking doesnt help. Usually when i get the flu and throw up, I feel relief after of the sickness - but not now. I am also 7 weeks and am hoping that this will go away sometime soon because I am so sick of being sick. I heard that eating saltine crackers before getting out of bed helps, but it hasn't helped for me. The only relief I get is from sleep.
 

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