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I am 8 weeks pregnant with severe nausea and vomitting, i literally cannot keep anything down. Yesterday i vomitted blood so i called an obgyn who prescribed phenegan to me. Scared to use it because i had a miscarriage in august and this happened after i used something for nausea. The doctors say its not the drug but i am still worried about using it. Confused about wether to take it or not
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I would go with whatever your gut tells you. Mother knows best. Try crackers before you get out of bed and relaxing. Ive also heard ginger ale is good for nausea. I dont trust drs and pharmaceutical companies. Try looking up natural nausea remedies. Good luck hope you feel better soon. Try not to sttess out.
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Thank you cathy. i have tried everything and nothing seems to be working. Will take the drug as my last option because i am also worried that my baby isnt getting any nutrients from me
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Watch out for natural things as they are not regulated, literally anything could be in them and they are not tested by anyone.

I'm not talking about ginger or fresh fruits, etc.  I'm talking about any homeopathic remedies.

I used sea bands, they helped a little, enough to keep some light food down.  I know they don't work for everyone and what you've described is very severe, but it might be worth a shot if you're not going to take the prescription (I didn't want to take any type of drug either).

I also found that blueberries, strawberries and watermelon calmed my stomach.  Small quantities.

I hope you feel better.
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Thanks L1IRed, will try the sea bands. I eventually gave in and took it last night but still vomitted this morning. Dont know what else to do
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Try eating a small piece of ginger, put some honey on it too. Makes it easier to eat. It should help
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My friend was like that and they sent her to a specialist becuz nothing she tired worked and it happen during her whole pregnancy
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Try dill pickles or three juice. Dill worked best for me, also sour patch kids. Suck them. Hope you Get some relief.
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Thanks everyone. Will keep trying
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I had the same problem which started a bit late at around 10 weeks for me. Tried every possible remedy. .. crackers, small frequent meals,  ginger. ..u name it.... Nothing worked for me & i didnt want to start any meds. But when one day I vomited out blood, I gave in and took doxylamine & vitamin b6 prescribed by my obs. . Worked wonders for me. I'm 14weeks today and haven't vomited for almost 2weeks now.u can speak with ur obs if it gets worse and u cant keep anything down.
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It sounds like you're part of our hyperemesis gang. I've had it since week five and am currently taking two lots of anti nausea medications without trouble. I've been on them for 6-8 weeks now and they're the only thing letting me function. I'm on ondansetron and stemetil and regularly end up in hospital on drips for days at a time. If it's HG ginger or crackers won't help at all.
I suggest you continue consulting with your doctor. HG mums have these meds whole way through and have healthy happy babies
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I can't recommend anything but drinking Ensure shakes... the first half of my pregnancy was horrible with the same issue. I was in and out of the hospital and even bruised my ribs from throwing up so much and so violently. I was actually able to keep some of the shake down and it is great nutrients and vitamins until you can get some foods in you. Even being able to drink a little will help trumendously. Also, maybe try half frozen gatorade. So it is slushy consistency. The lighter blue gatorades are easier on the tummy in my opinion because they don't have as strong of flavor. But those are great to help with vitamins also and helps with hydration. Even a couple spoon fulls of the gatorade through out the day helps. Those were the only 2 things I was able to keep down in very small amounts.
Hope something helps.
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Hey.. I had the same problem. Only thing that worked for me was eating 1 saltine cracker in the morning before my feet touched the floor ( I know sounds crazy but it actually helped ) also ginger ale and babies r us sales these things called ******* pops they are for morning sickness. They work really good too.
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That is supposed to be ************* pops*
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Well I don't know why it won't let me post that word. It's not a cuss word lol but it is pregnant pops but spelled differently
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Sorry you are going through this. I have HG. it began around 5 weeks for me and lasted until about 22-25 wks. I went weeks without being able to keep food or water down. Threw up from morning to night and was In and out of the emergency room. The good thing is our babies are very resilient.  Although mama is miserable baby is taking what it needs. Personally I opted out of the harsh nausea meds bc of the possible side effects.  I would recommend Diclegis if your dr offers it. It's basically vitamin b6 and doxylamine wrapped into one pill.  Safe for baby and the b6 actually helps w brain development. You could also buy them separately otc at any drug store. I still take them every night before bed to manage my sickness.  As far as the other tricks go, everyone has their own comforts.. personally the cracker trick never worked for me.. although it was nice to have something other than stomach bile and foam to throw up, ginger ale made me vomit syrup so I learned to steer clear of that. Coca-Cola did settle my stomach at times (which I find strange.  I didn't drink soda until I got pregnant). I suggest eating small meals. When you eat until you get that full feeling your body is more likely to bring it uo. Also I wouldn't drink fluids during meals. I would drink in between.  Something about the fluid in the belly always made me upchuck. Best of luck with everything.  I hope you find your comfort soon. If you do chosen to take the meds prescribed just do you research and make an informed decision. Do what you feel is best for you and your child.
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Hm...I would have to agree with a lot of these comments but if it's so severe, I honestly think you should check yourself into the hospital. Your condition right now could leave you and the baby very dehydrated, you may need iv fluid. I have heard that about anti-nausea medications-the whole thing about it linked to the occurrence of miscarriage but I've also heard it doesn't affect it so I don't know what to think. If you don't feel comfortable with your OB, get a second opinion. I do hope everything turns out better for you. Good luck.
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Im a holistic nutritionist.  I give my pregnant clients vitamin b6 on its own . Stops the morning sickness
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