Being sick during pregnancy

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Registered: 01-21-2010
Being sick during pregnancy
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Thu, 04-26-2012 - 10:13am

So yesterday was the first day in a long time I got sick. I could not hold anything down, not even liquids until much later in the afternoon. I realized though that is one thing about being pregnant, I could really not determine if morning sickness had just reared it's ugly head again, or if I was actually sick. Plus after discussing the whole rib pain issue with my doctor Tuesday she mentioned I could also be having issues with my gallbladder and that a low fat diet may help reduce the pain I have been experiencing. It makes sense now that I think about it because I realized I use to get this same pain (only under my right ribs) before being pregnant too, just not nearly as often and it always went away pretty fast so I never paid too much attention to it. So my sickness yesterday could have also been apart of a gallbladder attack. So frustrating not really knowing what is going on.

Thankfully I am feeling much better today. Last night I was finally able to keep some crackers and fluids down, and got a good nights sleep. After yesterday though I am definitely hoping it is not morning sickness again! I only had it for about a week anyway during my second trimester and not at all in my first. Being sick while pregnant no matter what the cause is not fun anyway you look at it!

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Registered: 03-15-2012
Fri, 04-27-2012 - 3:39pm
That's yucky to have to deal with! Especially not knowing which it might be.

My SIL had a gall stone when she was pregnant with my nephew. Everything went fine and she had gall bladder surgery some time after delivery.
Pregnancy%20ticker
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Registered: 01-21-2010
Sat, 04-28-2012 - 11:19am
I think I will probably have the surgery sometime after delivery too. I have read it gets worse with each pregnancy and we plan on having at least one more baby after this one. So I don't want to have to deal with the pain through a whole pregnancy again.

I'm trying the low-fat diet right now and it seems to be helping, just so hard to follow! I'm always so hungry. ;)