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This is my second child, and I am having trouble understanding why I am so much sicker even though I am now gluten-free. I've been to the ER 4 times in the past month for dehydration. I'm so confused. I'm on both Zofran AND Phenergren for nausea.

I hope this means it's a girl and not caused by diet

lol

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This is my second child, and I am having trouble understanding why I am so much sicker even though I am now gluten-free. I've been to the ER 4 times in the past month for dehydration. I'm so confused. I'm on both Zofran AND Phenergren for nausea.

I hope this means it's a girl and not caused by diet

lol

I worked with an OB. He said that you can get sicker & earlier & everything expand faster on second pregnancies. I don't know if there is scientific evidence or just his experience. He felt that your body was saying, " Hey! I did this before! I remember what i'm supposed to do. ". With my second pregnancy, I worked with Trauma surgeons. They were always worried I would get dehydrated. They constantly pushed water on me and the other doc that was preggers.

I think you just have to force yourself to keep drinking water. Sometimes you can sneak it in to your upset stomach by sucking on ice cubes or pieces of Popsicle or frozen juice. The sugar is supposed to help turn off the nausea. The smell of lemon helps. Maybe freeze some lemonade, put the ice cubes in a plastic baggie & whack with a hammer. Suck on them.

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Thanks, I've literally tried everything. I actually was going to call today and go get an IV but I managed to get some water into me.

I HATE THISSSS!!!!

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It's supposedly worse when your blood sugar is low. That's why I thought you could freeze some Gatorade or lemonade. Good luck!

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I feel so bad for you--I was that way with my first. Nausea from about 5 weeks until delivery. Awful. This was 30 years ago, and I was given anti-nausea meds by my doctor (can't recall the name) but they didn't really help.

Each pregnancy is different, even in the same woman. With my second, I had the nausea with vomiting (which I did not have the first time) but it all only lasted 12 weeks. One morning, I literally woke up without it.

I was not gluten-free with either one.

The suggestions like Popsicles and ice chips are good. Have you tried sipping flat ginger ale? They have natural varieties that use real ginger at stores like Whole Foods. You can also find candied ginger, which may help.

It's miserable :( --I hope you get some relief soon.

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Yes, Reeds Ginger Beer is a staple in our house now :) I am buying some gatorade tomorrow if I can drag myself up and out of the house. I did realize today that if I eat what I am craving it will stay down- I threwup a apple and water this morning but kept a pastrami and provolone sandwich down. I took my son to Mellow Mushroom for dinner and got us a gluten-free pizza and a salad to share and I ate the ENTIRE SALAD in one go and didn't even touch the pizza. So my husband said to try ONLY eating what I crave (luckily gatorade is on that list). I have managed to eat more today than I have all week, so I am hoping this keeps up. With my husband being at Training in OK it's hard to be this sick on my own LOL. I have little barf bags all over the house and my car!

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I did realize today that if I eat what I am craving it will stay down-

Great thought. I believe that at this point, your body kind of knows what it needs. ;)

I remember a hundred years ago when I was going through it, reading that one function of the nausea was to keep us from taking in things that might be harmful to the baby. Probably an old wives tale--but then again, I'm an old wife :P

Sending good, calming thoughts your way :)

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With my first pregnancy, I had vomiting and nausea for most of the pregnancy. Second time, had it too. That time, I'd researched like mad and hunted down every possible obscure MS cure ever, LOL.

I'd totally go with the 'eating what you crave' deal. That worked with one of my pregnancies - if I craved it, i could eat it and no nausea or vomiting. If I tried to eat anything else...vomit and nausea all the time. One week I only ate pine nuts, the entire week. Another, I had corn chips with melted cheese and piles of pickled jalapenos, for every meal.

Plain rice would make me vomit, but cheese and chile was fine - go figure. :D

Some other ideas that might help?

- If you get sick right after you eat, try to keep something by the bed to eat when you get up to pee. Sometimes, you can get back to sleep before the nausea hits and keep a bit of food/drink down. If you just get sick and it messes with you sleep, obviously, not so good, then. However, one other issue this helped, for me personally, was that my nausea wasn't quite so bad in the morning if my stomach wasn't as empty.

- I'd mess around with water temp a bit - most women I know could tolerate a temperature of water better than others during bad bouts of MS. room temperature, hot, cold, icy - there's often one that works best for you. Also, the sugar thing? If you have water adulterated with something - juice, sugar, broth, whatever - it often tends to stay down better.

- You might want mess around with avoiding grains for a week or so, see if that helps. Looking back on my pregnancies, I can see how much worse I reacted to any gluten contaminated foods. And most gluten-free grains (and products with them) have slightly higher levels of gluten cc than other food items. Perhaps you are more sensitive to the gluten, during the pregnancy? You could try to make sure you only have gluten free grains, like Lundberg rice, or ditch the grains just for a bit and see if it helps.

- I read - and have never found confirmation for this - that mint can interfere with the nerve impulses that transmit nausea to our brain, something like they are carried on a similar nerve or something? it never made total sense to me, but I knew a number of women who had lessened nausea by strong minty tasting foods/teas, anyway.

Oh man, I remember the barf bags! They were a life saver, I swear to god!

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My boys are 3 years apart. When I barfed after eating something, my oldest would say, "See Mom! Babies don't like that!"

Like TH said about eating in bed. I would keep some water & some Chex beside my bed. When you get up, eat them & lay down for another 15 minutes to get your blood sugar up and settle your stomach. Hard with a small kid, I know.

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You might also try acupuncture. I did it through my whole pregnancy for a few things, and it totally helped.

Good luck; I'll keep my fingers crossed it subsides soon.

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Last time I ate Chex in bed I ended up throwing it up LOL. I dunno I guess my body is just finicky right now. I'll just keep on trying different things! Thank you all so much, I am so sick and tired of being sick.

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K8ling I can sympathize.

During my last pregnancy I was so sick. I threw up for the first time the day before I took my pregnancy test (3 weeks 5 days) and for the last time an hour before my daughter was born. Inbetween I threw up 1-12 times a day, every single day. I was on Diclectin, Gravol, Zofran and Benadryl. I had a serious allergic reaction to Phenergran so that was out. The cocktail of drugs made it possible for me to stay out of the hospital for the most part but I was still admitted for rehydration and IV nutrition on a number of occasions.

I had other complications during that pregnancy. I have anti phospholipid antibody syndrome so I was injecting myself with heparin twice a day to stop my blood from clotting. As a result I was on bedrest from 20 weeks until I delivered at 37 weeks. My husband worked out of town 5 days a week and I had a 3 year old son and a 13 year old son to take care of.

Anyway, that was a long winded way of saying I understand what you are going through, you're not alone. I would suggest checking out the forums at HelpHer, wonderful women who can help you.

Good luck!

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Thank you so much! I am now 21 weeks, and I have moved on from the HORRIBLE morning sickness (down to one zofran a day) to a 2.5 month yeast infection that has moved to my Cervix. I am on a triple strength anti fungal and antibiotics. Not to mention the hemorrhoids... Oh pregnancy, I did not miss YOU at all LOL

What sucks so bad is my husband is deployed and the squadron is just now starting to realize, hey, I NEED SOME HELP.

Back to the doctor tomorrow to deal with the side effects from the meds (I feel like poo :angry: )

Thank you for all the support!!!!!!!

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