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06/07/2014 at 08:09
After my post yesterday about nausea, it's just getting worse.
As some of you know, I am abroad. 6+4 and sickness is kicking in. I feel like I'm stuck in a bl00dy hotel room, ruining everyone else's holiday as well as my own. I'm feeling particularly sorry for myself. Can't eat anything. Can't move out of bed. Spending an hour outside then have to go to bed for the rest of the day. Get ready for dinner. Feel ill through the whole thing, then come home and do it all over again. I've never wanted to be at home so much in my life. I've never wished a holiday away, or wanted to book a flight home... NOW.
I finally had a melt down this morning with OH telling him how bad I feel. He's automatic restriction was "ok, we will go home then. Ill book a flight". Of course I wanted to grab him and say thank you, but not wanting to ruin his break as well, said "no, it's fine. I'm just being silly." I've read other posts where people have had the best holidays being pregnant? I'm not one of them. I have never felt homesick until now.
If I hold out, we have 5 more sleeps until we go home. 6 days. Feels like a lifetime when your stuck in a room.
Wwyd? Do I need a cyber slap, or will you be able to embrace my hormonal, emotional, irrational side and tell me that it will be ok?
Sorry ladies, it's hard to talk to others because this is supposed to be a secret!!
06/07/2014 at 09:29
Can you get to a pharmacy and get some anti sickness meds? I'd try that asap, then you have a chance of enjoying the next few days :-)
Other than that, I think I'd adopt the mind set "I can be ill at home or ill here, either way I'm ill so I may as well feel ill lying on a sunbed".
06/07/2014 at 09:46
Are you being sick or feeling sick? I feel terribly sick in early pregnancy (I liken it to an all day hangover) . I had cracckers and/or rich tea biscuits in a box by my bed and would nibble one or two before I even attempted to get up then eating little and often in the day (I know it sounds unbearable) but it helpped me. Eat what you fancy to. I consumed lots of carbs early on crisps, baked potatoes, plain pasta chips etc all plain but all what I could face. If i went to long without eating I felt awful and it was harder to eat anything.
lso try sipping flat ginger beer, or pepimint tea or ginger tea.
I would stay on holiday (but thats just me) however i would also tell the other people who I was with just to get on with out me don't feel guilty if staying in hotel room and sleeping all day is what helps. Get up when you feel ready, keep cool etc no one is going to mind you aren't joining in if you don't feel up to it.
06/07/2014 at 09:59
I'm not being sick (only once) but feel so so sick. Just like a hangover from hell. Feeling dreadful.
We are in turkey at the moment. I want to go home so much. I could manage the journey home, but feel like I need to wind my neck in and stop whinging for everyone else. (There's a group of 5 of us).
I would love to be able to get food that I fancy. But, where we are have nothing of the sorts and I've turned into a real Brit abroad where I cannot stomach anything relatively adventurous. Usually I'd be eating all the local delacacies.
I don't want to go to the dr's. I'd be frightened they'd give me something that I shouldn't be taking. I'm going to have to put up and shut up I think. If it gets worse tomorrow, I'm going to come home Tuesday. Seems a shame considering we come home at the end of the week, but as I've said before, it feels like a lifetime.
06/07/2014 at 10:07
I would firstly stop feeling guilty and stressed about ruining other people's holidays. You can't help it, put those feelings aside and don't let them make you feel worse.
Whilst I completely understand you just want to be at home with your own bathroom, try and think of your hotel room as your safe haven for now. If you don't want to go out, or out for dinner, then don't. Make your hotel room your home. Get your H to being you any food or drinks you fancy as and when. Don't feel pressured to go out and get ready, just do what it takes to get through the days.
I think you're putting too much pressure on yourself to get out and about sunbathing and to local restaurants when these things won't help your nausea. Listen to your body and do as you would do if you were at home :)
06/07/2014 at 10:09
basically what ducky said, i survived first tri with salt and vinegar discos, fizzy drinks and ice lollies. if you need to lie in a hotel room asleep all day then so be it, i wouldnt come home (but thats just me)
06/07/2014 at 17:21
Casgup, I feel for you, and hope it clears up soon. I threw up all the way through to giving birth (it got better from around 20 weeks though and was just nauseous and rarely sick). I just had to find what worked and try to live with it.
My advice would be sip drinks (I found lemonade worked the best), eat what you can (for me fruit 1st tri, toast 2nd tri) and stay out of the sun it'll only make you feel worse. Stay away from buffets the smell will turn your stomach! If you do start to retch don't try and stop yourself from vomiting (I often found a bit of relief afterwards for about an hour or so). I didn't go on holiday all my pregnancy even though I was desperate for one because of the state I was in, so I'd try to live it out, you never know it may pass tomorrow, or you may get a few days where you're ok.
I really hope it goes away for you soon xx
06/07/2014 at 18:43
As much as I didn't want it at first, drinking full fat fizzy juice helped me loads, ice lollies were also great. Sleep helped me I not feel too ill. Hope any of these things help, sending hugs, x
07/07/2014 at 07:46
You guys are so sweet. Thank you for all of your support. It's definitely the hormones, feeling teary even reading your replies.
I am being hard on myself, trying not to spend all day in the room. If I were at home, I would be snuggled on my sofa watching Telly snuggling my pooches. It just feels cold and nasty being in a bare hotel room. Can't even concentrate on my kindle.
I tried sleeping with some crackers by the bed. As soon as I opened my eyes, reached for them and nibbled on a couple. I can honestly say it made me feel worse. : ( I thought I was on a sure fire remedy.
I think I'm getting myself all worked up about going back to work on Monday too. It's making me panic, if I can't move out of my bed here, how the hell am I supposed to get up for work and function? I really don't want to have to take anti-sickness mess. (It's my ignorance I suppose of not knowing enough about pregnancy safe medication). It frightens me to think what it may do to the baby. I haven't told work yet, and I'm not one for pulling sickies. I'm not in an office based job either. I am out working with members of the community. It's not like I can get my supplies set up around my desk and try to soldier on through. : (
07/07/2014 at 08:08
Casgup if you don't want to take medication, go off work or just chill in the hotel room then I will be blunt but you've no option but to try and just fight on through it. Some medication is totally safe otherwise doctors wouldn't prescribe it. If a medication is in the unknown category they either just never prescribe it or would be seeking further opinions and also advising you I would have thought.
Pregnancy isn't a challenge to beat without asking for help, you win no medals and all you'll do is look back on this time that's pretty darn special and remember how awful you felt.
I have a history of mc'ing plus I struggled to conceive initially to have my first baby yet I'm still taking anti sickness tablets on the days I feel bad. If the nausea you've got gets worse and you end up with HG you'll be in hospital, on drips and getting strong medication and off work. Whereas perhaps taking a mild medication now could prevent anything getting worse (that said I'm not clued up enough on HG but I have heard the sooner sickness is treated the better it can be).
I hope you feel better soon but not sure what else you can try. x
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