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Weird Question - Strong gag reflex

Ok, so this is a strange question but I have to ask it.  Since I became pregnant, I noticed my gag reflex is very strong.  I can't hardly brush my back teeth without throwing up (sorry, TMI I know).  I've thought about getting a baby toothbrush to see if it might help with this problem.  Has anyone else experienced a stronger gag reflex during pregnancy?

Kelly
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oh yea! first of all i'm pukey anyways,, but forget about trying to brush my tongue except the tip, and even then i gag.. granted, at this point i gag just looking at food or a toilet! haha... i have to take medicine to not gag all day long, and that helps a tiny bit.. but i think its all normal.. if my stomach is feeling especially strong, i'll use a tongue cleaner and try to get my tongue then...as soon as we get to our 2nd trimester it should get better! : )  
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completely normal!! i'll be walking through the house and if i smell something strong i'll gag like crazy.. and seriously have to distracr myself from throwing up.
but i think with the toothbrush i think either way it will sill make you gag. try not to brush your tongue as far as you usually would. that helped me.  hopefull you start feeling better!!!
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Thanks for your responses!  I'm glad to hear that this is normal.  Hopefully it will go away within the next month or so...i'm 8 wks along.

Thanks again for your help :)

Kelly
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That was my first sign of pregnancy that I can remember, my gag reflexes! I don't have any morning sickness, but everytime I brush my teeth I gag and feel like I'm going to throw up as well. I just don't brush the back back teeth and my tongue as well. And I'm an anal teeth brusher! :) I think it will go away towards the 2nd trimester. I'm almost 11 wks and it's better than it was in the beginning. hang in there!
Michelle
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