Wednesday, September 09, 2009

A description of my morning sickness........Relief in sight!

Okay so normally a person wouldn't consider it a good day if it started out with dryheaving in the bathroom for the first five minutes. But I am not the "normal" pregnant woman. I get the severe type of morning sickness which makes me feel sick all day for months and months, and yes-I do empty the contents of my stomach when it is necessary. And actually it doesn't make me feel any better. For those of you who are TTC forthe first time-don't let this scare you-it's really not what most women experience. Here are my symptoms:
1. All day nausea
2. Excessive saliva
3. Excess bile in the stomach-which upsets my stomach-(makes me feel like i have acid reflux)
4. My head and stomach continually feel on fire
5. Sporadic headaches
6. Extremely high sensitivity to smells-even my own children smell to me sometimes *sad I know*
7. Fatigue
8. Body Aches

Well i thought I'd stop right there-that gives you all a general idea of what I have been feeling like 24/7. So after not keeping any thing down this last weekend, with all the medication I was taking, I decided to do more research on a more natural method. I had a friend who had some good results with vitamin b6/folic acid shot. I called my dr and they don't offer them. SO this morning as I was picking up some papaya mint chewables that are a natural antacid that are safe for me to take, I found a liquid B-complex vitamin with folic acid which is supposed to be the equivalent of the injection. So I took that with 1/2 a unison plus my psi bands and chewing on papaya mint tablets and i am so happy to report that it feels like it's working on my system. My nausea had decreased to the point where i was actually able to clean the bathroom and do two loads of laundry!!! So I feel like I am functioning better today compared to the past days. Hopefully this continues to work. At least I have felt some relief-I am so excited!!


David and Kira said...

What ever works is a good thing! That just sounds so horrible to be at the sick stage. I really hope it works for you and you get feeling better soon. Pregnancy sickness is the worst because it doesn't go away after a few days!

Carrie said...

It sounds like you have hyperemesis gravidarum. Check out to see if they have any other suggestions on what might help.

I get sick like you do, and when I was reading your list (especially the excess saliva part) I was thinking, "I am SO glad I'm not pregnant right now. But I'm sure you'll agree that no matter how bad the sickness is, it's definitely worth it. I hope you feel better soon, and I'm glad you're finding some things that work for you!

Arin said...

Thanks carrie-yes I have HG-most women don't experience it to that severity but I have so far with each of my pregnancies-lucky ME? I am guilty of looking at other pregnant women who don't experience morning sickness at all with a long eye of envy.

Mikaela said...

I am so glad that you are feeling a bit better. I don't mean to brag or rub it in, but only throwing up 1 time in my 1 pregnancy, I still felt crummy. It was like having the flu for 4-5 months, and I didn't have a ton of energy to clean a bathroom and hated the fumes, so DANG, you must be feeling pretty good since you were able to do all that you've been able to do. I hope it keeps working!!!!!

Em and Ms said...

Ugh, I'm so sorry that you get so sick. I'm amazed you've had so many kids :) I'm glad you've found something that is helping.

The Perkins said...

I am glad you are feeling a little better. I never want to have morning sickness again--I guess that is why I have not had #2:) I am thinking about you though!!

Brooklet said...

uck, that sounds really awful, though I am glad you are finding things that work. hopefully this pregnancy you won't be sick the entire time!

Ginger said...

I always forget to check in on your blog and I forgot that you go through all this too! I'm there with ya! I know everyone is different, I do a lot of the natural thing around here, and I used Papaya mint my whole first pregnancy and would munch on them all day at work. They helped a little for a couple weeks and then soon just the smell of them made me throw up all the time. I cannot take any pills until after about 2pm now so Zofran doesn't help me until then. Unisom is the only way I can get somewhat normal sleep at night, because Maddy wakes up so many times at night that everytime I get up I get sick and end up throwing up for an hour after I get up with her, and occasionally I have thrown up on her. I think she stinks at night:) I know it's sad! Anyway, my point is, the only thing that has made my weeks feel bearable is I get IV's to rehydate me every week at my Dr's office. Water always makes me feel better but I can't drink it very well the conventional way. It also does wonders for the migraines and fatigue. I'm sure you have been through everything, but I thought I would throw it out there! My midwife told me that every pregnancy will be worse for me, I think we are done with the baby making in our family now. I don't know how you have done it 4 times! You are supermom! I hope it passes for you! BTW we are having a boy!

cure to morning sickness said...

You seem to suffer a lot compare to normal pregnant women. Most of the women suffered on this scenario every morning but in your case, it's a 24/7. Thanks to your friend for providing the best medication.