9 weeks Pregnant with crazy nausea

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   Posted 6/21/2009 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone!  I have not posted in quite sometime; but I come to read often. 
So for an update:  I am 20 months in remission, no meds, with a very strict diet (no gluten, no dairy, no preservatives - I was low residue for a whiloe, but being preganat was too limiting).
I learned I was pregnant at 4 weeks and I will be 9 weeks on Tuesday!  So exciting!  I have not had any flare symptoms, but I have been experiencing some really crazy nausea.  I have only vomitted once; and I feel like I fight it for the rest of the day.  It is wreaking havoc on my ability to get into work, and work effectively, and I am so exhausted all of the time...With the immune system already compromised and the demands the body makes on the immune system while pregnant - I have caught the nastiest sore throat and head cold....I am hoping this won't be a preview to the next 7 months.  Lots of bloating and gas, but the BM's are still fantastic!
I am very health conscious and manage my disease without meds (I fully respect those that are on medications - and that they may not have a choice...I am also resigned to the fact that someday I may have to be on something).  All of this to say that I am not too sure about taking an anti-nausea medication (Diclectin)....anyone been on this?
I also have not told work about my pregnancy....we are waiting for the 12 weeks and after our first ultrasound before we announce, so its hard to "fake" being well at work...how can I get around this...or should I just tell my boss and no one else?   
Thanks in advance for any advice!

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   Posted 6/21/2009 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations!!!! When I was pregnant for the first time I had not been diagnosed yet. I had nausea every day, I was exhausted all the time and it was the holidays to boot. I was lucky that where I worked I had the key to the nurses room but there wasn't a full time nurse in the building. I would lock myself in the nurses office every day and nap for 40 minutes at lunch time. Also I would take 2 turkey sandwiches, just turkey and white bread, with me every day. I would eat 1/4 of a sandwich every 90 minutes. If my tummy didn't get fully empty, it was not too bad, but if I went any longer than that, OH boy did I pay. I hope the nausea passes soon and that all goes well.

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 6/21/2009 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Meliss! Congrats on your pregnancy! Though different things work for different people, maybe consider ginger. Ginger supplements and/or ginger snaps. Ginger is supposed to be great for nausea. You can buy the snaps at your local health food store without additives.

I bought these at my health food store for my mom who is VERY sensitive to nausea from motion sickness. They are ginger mints--very peculiar taste! She said as long as she kept one in her mouth she was fine! Maybe they'd work for you!


I also noticed Newman's makes an organic ginger mint. Who knew?

I found I had to eat very frequent tiny meals when I was pregnant to keep nausea at bay tongue , but again, everyone is different!

Good luck and keep us posted!
Mom to 17 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium, vit. D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Incorporate Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too.

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   Posted 6/22/2009 6:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a doctor recommend the ginger altoids to help with nausea, he told me this was what the OB's were suggesting for morning sickness. I just read an article the other day that one of the nausea meds (I think it was Reglan) was found to be safe during pregnancy. If it gets too bad, talk to your doctor about it. Congratulations on your baby and Good Luck!
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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Lady G
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   Posted 6/22/2009 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I took Diclectin for a few months of my pregnancy while I had morning sickness and they worked GREAT. The last thing I needed was to be puking my guts up all day at work, or throwing up so much it would hurt/aggravate my Crohns, or lose SO much liquid that baby was in danger, so I took them. I felt no side effects but actually being able to manage the sickness and it never affected my crohns, or the baby, he's healthy as can be..so from a point of view of someone who took the pills, I recommend them fully. Almost all the girls I know lately who experienced morning sickness and took them seemed to have nothing but good to say about them. Hopefully you find something to help, morning sickness sure isn't fun, thats for sure. and CONGRATS.

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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 6/22/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -7)   
First of all CONGRATS on the new baby ... I am goin thru the same thing you are ... I was about 3 months symptom free untill about 3 weeks in to my pregancy Now i am 7 weeks and I am nauseous allllllll the time plus i have been havin some lower right abdmoinal pain .. i finally call my ob and asked her what i could do about it .. she told me i could take phenergan ... it hasnt helped yet but im prayin it will soon ... i hope you get something that helps soon .. take care and God bless
> 27 year old female < 
> I am pregnant due mid february <
 > Diagonsed with Crohns disease in 2000 <
 > Diagonsed with Crohn's Colitis in 2009 < 
 > Medication - pentasa(4000mg) and prenatal vitamins <
 > I thank the Lord every day for my amazing husband and wonderful family <

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