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Which medications have you tried?
Morning sickness (truly all day long sickness), is best cured by eating. When one is pregnant, the hormones slow down the gut function and instead of typical hunger symptoms, one begins to feel sick. The longer you go without eating, the worse you become. Also, if you eat carbs you may feel worse within an hour and become sick all over again. So, I recommend my patients take in more protein than carbs. So, if you tend to do ok with crackers, but suddenly become sick again an hour or so later, you should eat cheese and crackers or peanut butter and crackers. Similarly, breakfasts are typically high in carbs. So, eating better (bacon and eggs, yogurt, etc) over cereal will help you feel better.
Zofran is a medication that works well and is less likely to cause drowsiness. Vitamin B-6 and Doxylamine together are the longest known treatment for nausea in pregnancy and works well. The downside of Doxylamine is that it is a sleep aid.
Also, I recommend you ask your doctor to check your thyroid. Not all doctors check for thyroid disease in pregnancy and certainly this can make your nausea worse if it is present.
Lastly, if you have a history of depression (and not just due to feeling so ill), this can also worsen your symptoms.
Are you being treated for the mental illness or did you discontinue due to the pregnancy?
Ok. So, a part of your symptoms is due to discontinuing your medications and the fact that you are not feeling well because of the pregnancy. If there is a medication you respond better to, be sure to eat some protein when you can. Some women will have to eat something every 2 hours to keep from feeling really sick, so feel free to eat small frequent meals that are high in protein to minimize your symptoms.
Nausea is typically all day long and not just in the morning. Should your symptoms fail to completely resolve despite eating, this is normal. You just want to keep eating to keep them from worsening. Ask for Zofran though, it works very well.
Take it slow, don't overeat. But reduce your carbs (breads, pasta, cereal, crackers, rice, potatoes, etc) and increase your protein (meat, cheese, egg, peanut butter, yogurt). You may find this will help also. Yes, the Zofran will help. You can expect these symptoms will improve after 12-14 weeks.
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