CF update and need some help with m/s!

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CF update and need some help with m/s!
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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 4:34pm

hi girls!

Well my b/w for the cystic fibrosis test came NEGATIVE! We're so relieved on that one. Next u/s is Friday and hopefully we can see the hb. I will be 6w3d I think.

On Saturday, my morning sickness turned into all day sickness and it's killing me. I can barely function. I get small pockets of time that I feel a little hungry, I run and get some food and then feel sick again as soon as I eat. I am not actually throwing up, but I am nauseous all day long.

I drink ginger ale, but what else can I do? Ginger candy? any other tips? I work almost full time, and I'm a lawyer, so I'd really like to be able to concentrate a little better throughout my day!

Kelly, mom to 4 year old Lexi, wife to Rob TTC Number 2 since April 2010, with a loss in June 2010 at 4.5 weeks, and a loss in April 2011 at 8 weeks (possibly ectopic). Saw the RE in May 2011, we were moving forward with testing and an IUI when we

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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 4:56pm
Yay CF negative! That's wonderful! I hope you see the HB Friday- but keep in mind it's okay if you don't. I never saw mine until 7-8week u/s & the 6 week ones never had it yet.

The MS......... You can try taking B6, some say that helps. Drink & eat what sounds good or you think will stay. If it gets awful you can ask your doctor about zofran. If did NOT help last time but seems to be a little this time. There are other med options too. Come on 2ndTri!
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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 5:03pm
thanks Angie. I am already on folate plus, which is a high dose of folic acid/B6/B12, due to having 1 copy of the MTHFR gene mutation. So I will have to ask the RE if I can take more B6 than that!
I keep tending to eat carbs, like I did when I was PG with my DD - it's all that appeals to me. Of course, I keep thinking I should be trying to eat more fruits and veggies! I'll work on that in the 2T!

And yes, I'm hopeful about seeing a HB on Friday, but I know it's still early. I'm hoping that since I am seeing my RE, his u/s machine will be more sensitive and pick it up.....we'll see. Just a few more days!
Kelly, mom to 4 year old Lexi, wife to Rob TTC Number 2 since April 2010, with a loss in June 2010 at 4.5 weeks, and a loss in April 2011 at 8 weeks (possibly ectopic). Saw the RE in May 2011, we were moving forward with testing and an IUI when we
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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 5:37pm
So happy to hear the CF test came back negative. What a relief that must be! I was pretty much nauseous all day from week 7-11 this time & I just ate small meals when I could & drank whatever I could get down. I used to also suck on a lot of hard candy & that seemed to help a bit. I agree to worry about the healthy choices when you are feeling better.
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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 5:52pm
Yay for CF negative! That's fantastic news and I'm sure such a relief.

And yay for the m/s...well, you know what I mean. Most of my m/s wasn't actually throwing up (did that about 3 times) but the intense nausea and food aversions were 24/7 from weeks 6-12, not to mention heartburn. I honestly didn't find much relief from anything and even lost a few lbs so I don't have any great tips. Just eat when you're able and drink lots of water.
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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 9:13pm
I was the same way and tried eveRything. Zofran did help, plus I still wear sea bands And still take zofran. Ginger candy and lemonade helped. I ate small meals frequently, felt worse when I did not. A nite I wd take half a unisom and b6, that did help. I am still a little sick, not as much, but I was from 6 weeks till now. All these steps together kinda helped, nothing got rid of it entirely. Citrus foods helped me and olives, dunno why. Good luck. Hope you feel better
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Wed, 07-20-2011 - 9:57am
So glad to hear that you tested negative for CF. Great news! I can't really be of any help with the nausea. I had it bigtime with my last pregnancy, but never really had to do anything to make it subside. (It was never bad enough that it made me vomit; I only threw up once early on in the 2T after drinking a glass of grape juice.) I don't think I could've anyway, because all of my hormones were peaking and making me feel queasy more often than not. I do recall that the nausea started fading for me in week 14. I guess I'd probably try to eat more frequent, small meals if I were you to see if it helps. You should learn pretty quick which foods make you feel even worse. One of my pregnancy books says that sometimes women have luck with cold beverages and foods. Seems to me that it's always pretty much a crap shoot where even when one finds a method of relief that works, that method is most likely to stop working in a week or so, making it necessary to find yet something else to try. Hope you find something that makes you feel a little better, and good luck with Friday's ultrasound!!
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Wed, 07-20-2011 - 11:05am
YAY for a negative test... don't say that much ;)

Sorry about the all day sickness, I hope you can get some relief.


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Wed, 07-20-2011 - 11:41am

I'm so glad the CF came up negative! Phew!!

As far as the m/s...I had it pretty bad with my kids and smelling lemons seemed to help, as strange as it sounds. That and just eating what seems appealing to you....even if that's chips. My OB once told me that the baby is so small at this stage and it will receive all the nutritional needs from the stores in your body. So, try not to worry about healthy vs. not-so-healthy at this point. Another tip to ease your m/s..............give some to ME!!! I'll take some! ;)

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Wed, 07-20-2011 - 11:49am
Awesome news on the CF. During this PAL battle you don't need any more stress!

As for the m/s, I wish I had answers for you. Try to eat a lot of "snacks". Eat a little bit every hour or so to keep food in your tummy but not too much. I know I was extremely sick when my stomach was empty and too full. I tried the Zofran. It worked great with DS2 but not so much this time around. I hope it doesn't get too bad for ya chica!
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Wed, 07-20-2011 - 2:27pm

Thanks girls for all of your help.

Kelly, mom to 4 year old Lexi, wife to Rob TTC Number 2 since April 2010, with a loss in June 2010 at 4.5 weeks, and a loss in April 2011 at 8 weeks (possibly ectopic). Saw the RE in May 2011, we were moving forward with testing and an IUI when we

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