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Mine ended around 14 weeks. It's tough to go through, but you'll make it :) I lived on toast, bagels, water, and coke. Not the healthiest diet, but because I kept losing weight my Dr. just wanted me to eat and drink whatever would stay down.
Try to stay away from fried foods. I sometimes gave into my cravings and thought it was ok since that was ALL I wanted at the moment, but it 9 times out of 10 ended up in me getting sick.
And lastly, when you do have a good day at any point (whether now or in a week) ENJOY IT!!
Mine lasted from 6-9 weeks and after that it was occasional moments of nausea, but very rarely.
Make sure you always have food in your stomach. Anything you can tolerate but preferably protein. The only thing I could handle in the mornings was Ensure, so I drank it to get me through that first couple hours, than I started snacking on other stuff.
Thank you everyone for your replies. It's nice to hear from people who beat it- at the point when your sickness ended, were you really able to enjoy your pregnancy more?
I would be taking some anti-nausea medication. My morning sickness went on till 17 weeks or so, and it drains your body big time!
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I threw up every single day for 41 weeks. And when I was in labor.
I sucked on Jolly Ranchers and sipped room temp Ginger Ale, but nothing made it completely go away. It was much worse when my stomach was empty (loud dry heaves) but knowing I was going to throw up didn't do much for my appetite.
Mine never really became a memory. It went away for the most part around 14 weeks, but I still get nauseated, dizzy and throw up even at 35 weeks.
I just.... deal with it. But my morning sickness wasn't extreme enough that I was losing weight and couldn't eat. If that's the case for you, I'd speak with your doctor about the possibility of medications to be used down the road to attempt to control the morning sickness.
Mine started around 6 weeks or so, if I remember rightly, and began to improve around week 11. For a few weeks, I would have a bunch of good days, then a not so good day or two. I am just now starting to not take the B-6 (that seemed to help me a lot.) I am still afraid it will come back!
I remember feeling like the sickness would never end, and that there was no way in hell I was ever going to want to be pregnant again, but looking back from my current lofty position of 19 weeks, it didn't seem to be that bad. Selective memory, I guess. To answer your second question, once the sickness stopped, I didn't really feel pregnant at all for a while. Now I am starting to get a bump, and in between the general worry that all is going well and freaking out about my body's changes, I think I am enjoying pregnancy more.
If you are having a really rough time, definitely talk to your doc about meds. Otherwise, lemon/sour stuff, vitamin water, and eat what you can whenever you can. And remember that, while it could last till the end, the majority of people see some relief once you hit 2nd tri. GL with your pregnancy and hope you feel better soon! :)
asikdar80:Thank you everyone for your replies. It's nice to hear from people who beat it at the point when your sickness ended, were you really able to enjoy your pregnancy more?
Generally speaking, the worse your M/S is, the longer you'll have it. For some it goes away at the beginning of the second trimester, but for many it continues (or goes away and comes back). Some have it the full 40+ weeks.
I was really sick with DD until about 18 weeks (on Zofran) and was less sick with this one but felt pretty crummy up to that same point.
Still, I get nauseous pretty frequently (especially at night) now that the heartburn has kicked in.
Mostly, you get used to working around it.
Definitely ask your doc about med options if you're losing weight or unable to function.
I'm a special snowflake because I had Hyperemesis with both pregnancies (severe morning sickness). I was throwing up 15+ times a day and lost 20lbs right away with both pregnancies. With my first I threw up all day, everyday until 27 weeks. This one was worse initially but only lasted until 18 weeks for all day puking and then until about 2 weeks ago (so I would have been 24 weeks) I was puking about every other day. Now I feel great and can actually enjoy the pregnancy!
Some people are sick the entire time, although this isn't the norm at all, but even those people feel better after they deliver. Every time I would get really depressed about how terrible I felt I would try to remind myself that at least there would be an end to my sickness, many people have diseases causing extreme nausea that don't just go away after 40 weeks max.
ETA: As far as what helps I had to make sure I was eating something regularly. I couldn't eat anything for two weeks (with nothing but IV fluids to "drink") and to get out of that slump I had to set my alarm for every hour and then eat two crackers and one sip of water. That helped a little bit. If your doctor does put you on a med like Zofran make sure you keep track of your bowel movements. I asked my doctor if it made you constipated and she said no so I didn't think about it. I ended up getting SUPER backed up which made everything a million times worse.
TradeMama:I was lucky and mine got a lot better around 11 weeks or so.... I still got sick occassionally but after that it wasn't constant. The best advice I have is to not let yourself get hungry and try to keep your blood sugar levels even... when I went too long without eating I'd get sick.
This is great advice and totally how it was for me - except mine didn't stop till 13/14 weeks. Good luck!
Had none with DS. Puked and was in and out of the hospital through 23 weeks with DD (hyperemesis gravidarum). This time, puked, but was never in the hospital, through 15 weeks. Hope yours is short lived.