They're lozenges with Vitamin B6 that supposedly help soothe morning sickness. Honestly, when I use them I don't notice an immediate difference, but throughout the day they do seem to help keep the nausea at bay. They kind of taste like a sour apple Jolly Rancher mixed with a little bit of black licorice. Odd, but not terrible. The bad news is that you can only have one every 8 hours and must not exceed three in 24 hours. I think that sometimes just sucking on something helps, so maybe I should just get some actual Jolly Ranchers! The strangest thing of all though is that I'll have a few rough days in a row, and then all of a sudden I'll wake up and feel great. I'll have a few days with absolutely no morning sickness, then the pattern will repeat itself. I'm sincerely hoping that the nausea will go away in the next few weeks...although I'm down 8 pounds since finding out I was pregnant and I can't say that's a bad side effect at all! Hopefully I can keep a better eye on what I'm putting in my mouth to keep my weight gain at the correct amount that is necessary for my size!
Friday, June 22, 2012
Ode to Morning Sickness
When we were struggling to get pregnant, I swore to myself that I would relish any and all pregnancy symptoms no matter what. I lied!! I liken it to when I think to myself that I'll never let my kids do (fill in the blank), because I'm sure in a few years I'll take my declaration back. For some reason I never really thought I would get morning sickness. My mom and sister never really had it, and I'm not sure if it would matter, but my mother-in-law didn't have it at all either. I haven't been so lucky though. I've puked more in the last 5 weeks than I have in my entire life. I've puked on a boat (in a Slurpee cup!), in a parking lot, at work, at Red Robin, and at my in-laws house, just to name a few places. There are days when I feel like all I do is eat in hopes that it will help the nausea, and then I just end up spending even more time in the bathroom or fighting with myself to keep food down. My OB recommended these to me: