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Excessive hunger and vomiting in early pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   i am about 12 weeks pregnant and cant eat anything without being sick and feeling ill what shall i do?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi there
Doctor :  
Do you mean you have nausea?
User :   i am being sick but i really cant eat anything
Doctor :  
What symptoms do you have being sick?
Doctor :  
If you can explain me better I would be able to help you
Doctor :  
Do you have nausea / morning sickness etc?
User :   i dont have nausea in the morning. for the last 4 days i have been feeling very hungry but wen i eat anything i just throw it all bk up agen
User :   and feel very weak and ill in myself
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
Since when did you start having this
User :   about 4 days ago
Doctor :  
What did you try to eat and vomit?
Doctor :  
Were you better before 4 days?
User :   i was just tryin to eat a sunday roast a ham sandwich
User :   i was fine before 4 days ago
User :   even tryed 2 eat dry toast
Doctor :  
I think ham sandwich is not a good idea
Doctor :  
at this time
Doctor :   What do you have for lunch
Doctor :  
or snack yet?
User :   yesterday i had lamb cassarole
Doctor :  
Are you taking folic acid supplements
Doctor :  
properly
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Good
Doctor :  
Do you get ginger biscuits in the grocery?
User :   dont like ginger
Doctor :  
Do you like dry crackers
User :   even wen i try and drink that aint really stayin down
Doctor :  
Ginger is an excellent remedy for early morning sickness
User :   im not bein sick in the morning
User :   wot do u think i should do?
Doctor :  
Did you try taking sweet juices
Doctor :  
You have to keep few things in mind while you eat anything during this time.
Doctor :  
Keep sipping on plain water or sweet juices as rehydration is very important for you
Doctor :  
Eat small and frequent meals every two hours
Doctor :  
While choosing meal these things help
Doctor :  
dry toast, banana, baked potato,
Doctor :  
honey in warm water
Doctor :   choose steamed rice
User :   ok
Doctor :  
for breakfast, something like cereals is good instead of ham
Doctor :  
Do not eat anything which has stuff in it
Doctor :  
Munch on crackers whenever you like to
User :   i have had nothing from yesterday cuz i just feel ill
Doctor :  
Please you should not stay empty stomach
Doctor :  
Eat a fruit
Doctor :  
immediately
Doctor :  
you can drink sugar water also
Doctor :  
You feel more sick because you stayed empty stomach in the night
Doctor :  
If you like mint, you can try mint candies
User :   even the smell of food at the min is just putting me off eating
Doctor :  
Avoid strong smells, fatty foods, spicy foods. Some women cannot tolerate milk, eggs and meat
Doctor :  
Eat bland
Doctor :  
You can have sandwich with mint leaves and vegetables
Doctor :  
keep sipping juices while eating sandwich
Doctor :  
Take rest while you are not eating
User :   if it dont do anything what shall i do?
Doctor :  
You should make sure yu eat once in every 2 hours
Doctor :  
be it in the form of juice
User :   its really hard when i feel like this
User :   and im just sleeping loads
Doctor :  
If you are not able to tolerate even the liquids then it is better to see a Doctor
Doctor :  
Ok you can take naps and eat every 2 hours
User :   is it normal to fel like this
Doctor :  
It is normal to feel like this, but you should try to cope up well
Doctor :  
in the form of frequent and small meal
Doctor :  
If you are not tolerating them then it is abnormal;
User :   i am trying
User :   but not coping very well
Doctor :  
Is there someone at home along with you?
User :   me and my 2 kids
Doctor :  
You need enough love and care you need?
Doctor :  
now
Doctor :  
Can you get help?
User :   how long have i got 2 chat 2 u on era
Doctor :  
What is your age?
User :   23
Doctor :  
What is the age of your kids?
User :   4 and almost 2
Doctor :  
Can the 4 yr old help you in getting some foods and juice from the fridge ?
User :   no
Doctor :  
Do you have some ready to eat foods?
User :   no
Doctor :  
juice?
User :   yea
Doctor :  
Good, get a glass of juice and keep sipping while chatting with me.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Put two extra spoons of sugar
Doctor :  
init
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Who takes care of you ?
User :   me
User :   my patner is at work all day everyday
Doctor :   I think you can ask him to help in getting some foods home while off work.
Doctor :  
and prepare some light stuff for you at home before he goes back to work

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