Im so sick (literally) of morning sickness\all day sickness

by Es 40 Replies latest jw friends

  • Frannie Banannie
    Frannie Banannie

    Es, I only found out during my last pregnancy that morning sickness is definitely caused by a Vitamin B-6 deficiency. I'd be sure to take B-6 every day when I could hold something down. No more morning sickness.

    The best way my doc prescribed for me to take it was to start out with 100 mgs. a day for 3 days in a row, then increase by 100 mgs. a day in 3-day increments, until I was taking about 300 to 400 mgs. a day.

    It's incredible that it's only a vitamin deficiency, but it made ALL the difference in the world during my last and morning sickness-FREE pregnancy.


  • Dr Jekyll
    Dr Jekyll

    Shes Posted it in here so I guess its public knowledge so she shouldn't mind me saying but Ellie that posts here is having the same problem right now, maybe you should compare notes.

  • Es

    WOW thanks sickoflies thats amazing, i mean i knew that being sick is actually a good thing, but that meat thing suprised me coz i havnt even been able to touch it since being pregnant, and that explains why.

    thanks virgochick,delilah,monkeyprincess you have some great tips

    billygoat- ive been trying to drink or sip more water i took a bottle of it to bed with me last night and just kept drinking out of it.

    luna2- yeah ive tried the small meals thing too. I only have bout 3 mouthfuls of cereal in the morning and then within the hour its up again.

    thanks all


  • Es

    yeah i brought some vitamin b6 because i rememberd you frannie saying that it helped. I started taking one 100mg a day then read anything more than 100mg can be harmful to the baby!!!!! so i have cut it down to half a tablet a day.

    But i will def ask the doc i mean if you were allowed up to 400mg than there shouldnt be a prob


  • vitty

    Try nibbling on ginger buscuits

  • anewme

    Es hang in there. "Keep Your Eyes On The Prize" girl!

    And Sickoflies, that was soooooooo interesting! You keep finding and sharing interesting facts and theories like that. I like it.


  • skeeter1

    Watch out for getting dehydrated. It's very important that you can keep your water levels up. If you can't keep down water, go directly to your doctor. He may have to hospitalize you & give you IVs.

    This sickness will probably go away at 12 weeks. If it lasts into the 2nd semester, ask your doctor about 1/2 tabled of unisom mixed with B6, once a day. He may give it to you earlier. It mimics a drug that's been used in Europe for years.


    Unisom (doxylamine) and vitamin B6 for morning sickness

    If vitamin B 6 alone doesn't relieve your morning sickness, talk to your health professional about adding doxylamine, a nonprescription antihistamine marketed as 25 mg Unisom Night-Time Sleep-Aid Tablets. Doxylamine is the most proven, safe, and effective medication available for reducing nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. 1

    Vitamin B 6 and doxylamine was prescribed as Bendectin in the U.S. until 1983, when it was taken off of the market; it has continued to be available in Canada as Dilectin. Although Bendectin was once thought to cause fetal problems, this medication is now considered to have one of the best safety profiles of all medications given during pregnancy, based on the tens of millions of women treated since 1956 with no known fetal effects. 2, 3

    Talk to your health professional about the right doxylamine dosage for you.


    Avoid confusing Unisom Tablets with Unisom SleepGels, which contain a different medication.

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    1. Oates-Whitehead RM (2003). Nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. Clinical Evidence (10): 1671–1672.
    2. Niebyl JR, Goodwin TM (2002). Overview of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy with an emphasis on vitamins and ginger. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 186(5 Suppl): S253–S255.
    3. McKeigue PM, et al. (1994). Bendectin and birth defects: 1. A meta-analysis of the epidemiologic studies. Teratology, 50(1): 27–37.

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    Author Kathe Gallagher, MSW
    Editor Geri Metzger
    Associate Editor Terrina Vail
    Primary Medical Reviewer Joy Melnikow, MD, MPH
    - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH
    - Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Last Updated July 24, 2005


  • Frog

    Hi Es babe, 7weeks of nautea babe sounds totally horrible for you :(...I want to say I feel your pain babe, but having not had any lil frogletts myself it's difficult for me to relate. The most nauteous I've ever been was a 24hr vile hangover from a weekend bender, but that doesn't much help your case does it ;)

    We do though however appreciate what you're doing for he country!: one for mum, one for dad, and one for the country! Johnny Howard says that means after this lil one you've only got one more to go hehe

    Take good care of yourself babe, and I hope the others suggestions help you some, or at least help to alleviate some of the discomfort.

    Much love to you and your family, frog x

  • Es

    thanks bitty,anewme,skeeter and frog for your concern and suggestions def will check them out

    luv ya too frog


  • freedomlover

    oh Es, I can so sympathize.....I hated morning/afternoon/evening sickness! ughhh it's the worst!

    some tried and true remedies (not sure if they were mentioned or not) ginger. you can take ginger root, peel it, and cut into chunks and kind of mash it, then make it into a tea with honey. sip throughout the wonders! they make ginger lollipops also that help with that.....preggie pops or something like that. the other things is to try to not let you stomach get empty, it seems to worsen the nausea. try to eat small meals throughout the day. Sometimes, nothing seems to help and drugs are an alternative especially if you are in danger of dehydration. Also, for waves of nausea sniff a bottle of peppermint essential oil or a cut lemon....really helps!

    How far along are you? My sickness lasted different lengths with each of my kids, but it usually tapers off about 12 weeks in.

    we are hear to listen.....rant all you want about it!! (((((((es)))))))))

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