Friday, April 20, 2012

ginger vs. pepermint

really i debated titling this: morning sickness? go fuck yourself.
i mean really, who coined that term? what about 'i am sick the second i wake up till the second i fall asleep, and really the time in between too'? where do i file that under?
i honestly can't decide what could be worse, throwing up all day like i have seen a lot of my friends go through but have yet to experience myself (i have never been a puker and i think all rules apply to pregnancy too) or where i am at...constantly ABOUT to vomit. for argument sake, let's pretend i am suffering more - i have been half dead since about 5 weeks.
this is my fourth pregnancy and contrary to popular opinion, i still don't know what i am doing - this, the burping, heartburn, crying in the fetal position is new territory for me. it better mean there is a boy in there.
with rowan, was the worst up until now, but even looking back that was pretty quick and to the point and the other two i was plagued with a couple weeks of whining and just wanting to eat toast, then we all moved on. so what the frick is going on?
oh, my point? peppermint is where it's at...
even the thought of ginger ale, ginger anything gets my stomach turning. so i hit up the twitter - i was a little nervous throwing it out there at six weeks and as expected a ton of 'did i miss the announcement?' dm's were coming at me, but i also got some real advice that has been exactly what i needed. peppermint.
my favorite is some pepermint oil on my temples and a tiny smudge under my nose and a light fan blowing RIGHT on my face, oh lordy it is amazing how quick that can turn around my bent-over-in discomfort episodes. second, is those old school peppermint hard candies - bad news is i can equally feel them burning holes in my stomach and tooth enamel as we speak so i won't be refilling that prescription.
i had a quick romp with some zofran and zantac on the really bad days, but along with the rest of the pregnant population, i loath putting anything into my body with i am knocked up, even tylenol.
fast forward to week ten and i am feeling a lot better, i can't even find my fashionable sea bands anywhere, it has been that long since i used them. night time is the worst at this point, i have to be really careful what i eat in the later hours or the fetal position crying returns - but all in all i am feeling more and more like my old self every day.
so my best advice? chomping/sucking on ice chips, chewing gum, and two tums are my weapon against heartburn. peppermint oil, a fan, and a amazing husband are my go to cures for impossible nausea.

9 comments:

melissa rohr said...

Choose the right drink for your health. This is to maintain your body.

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melissa rohr said...

That sounds horrible you should try digestzen by doterra it's an essential oil blend and it literally helps in minutes you'd be amazed. Hope you feel better soon and congrats!

melissa rohr said...

The only thing that ever relieved my m/s was eating potatoes, tater tots were my fave.  But then about ten minutes later I would be sick again.  The thought of going through that again is daunting.  Adoption is looking mighty appealing.

melissa rohr said...

 Citrus?? *vomit*. When I had morning sickness I would puke if I ate anything citrus-y. It's so weird what works for some people and not for others! Ha ha

melissa rohr said...

Dude, I wish I had some advise. But I don't. Nothing worked for me, not even peppermint. I was one of those unfortunate few that had "morning sickness" all day every day for 18 weeks. And even though I definitely was one that puked every couple of hours, I still had no relief. After I'd throw up, I'd go right back to feeling nausea. Absolute hell. :-( I just hope that it gets better for you soon!!! I know how much it freakin' sucks.

melissa rohr said...

Hahah that IS weird! Hopefully you don't have to deal with the MS much longer... :( OOH I know! You could drink the tea which would make you want to die, then when you're done, the morning sickness will be a walk in the park. Genius!

melissa rohr said...

Ugh, I hope it all goes away soon. I was sick until about 13 weeks with this one and was convinced it was a boy, not so much ;) For me only citrus helped. I actually kept a ripe grapefruit at my desk for a few days before I cut into it, just so I could smell it.

melissa rohr said...

well, a normal person might be all for that but i am a freak of nature who hates tea lol. i don't know what it is but my whole life it has just made me gag :/ you should see me when i choke down mothers milk tea, it is mostly cream and i plug my nose and down it over the sink so i don't spill on myself ha!

melissa rohr said...

Have you tried peppermint tea? Subtle enough to not be too pepperminty, no sugar, AND other health benefits as well!