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Jane Jul 30, 2003 11:28 AM

I actually have All Day/All Night Sickness - constant nausea that never goes away. I'm famished, but nothing sounds good (that's a first for me!). I cannot go the saltine cracker route. So far I've been living on really good corn tortillas, toasted with a hint of margarine and a little bit of salt. I would really appreciate any suggestions that worked for anyone else. Thank you so much in advance.

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    berkleybabe Jul 30, 2003 11:50 AM

    I had "evening sickness"--worse as the day wore into night. Very sharp cheddar cheese worked fordaughter (#2) and Sunkist fruit gems (those fruit jelly candies) worked for son (#1). Kept a stash in my purse, and kept a chunk of cheese at the work fridge. Good luck, it's miserable by miraculously by the first trimester it's over.(BTW it's a good sign, too--nausea= successful, healthy pregnancy.)

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      Donna - MI Jul 30, 2003 03:38 PM

      I too had evening sickness (except for the morning coffee smell - barf). For daughter # 1, I craved butterscotch sundaes, daughter # 2 was Doritos. For daughter #3, I wasn't sick. I think I was too busy chasing after the first two kids that I didn't have time to be sick.

      I would agree - eat whatever you can "stomach". Good luck! D.

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      butterfly Jul 30, 2003 12:04 PM

      I also had 24-hour sickness the first trimester or so. There were so many things that I loved that I just couldn't bear to eat. I lived off of strawberries and nutella. Also carrots and hummous, grilled vegetables, mashed potatoes, tofu, couscous, and fruit.

      It does get better!

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        Pat Hammond Jul 30, 2003 12:11 PM

        It'll get better as time passes, but in the meantime if there's anything that you think would appeal to you eat it. It's important to keep something in your stomach. My daughter had the same morning, noon and night kind of symptoms. She survived on, pardon the expression, crap! That's all she wanted. Your tortillas sound like a big improvement over her diet for the first 3 or so months. Your appetite and tolerance will return gradually, make the most of it when it does. Good luck. There's a light at the end of your miserable tunnel, and a BABY! pat

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          TrishUntrapped Jul 30, 2003 12:28 PM

          Akmak crackers and really sweet and juicy fresh oranges were my mainstays.... Good luck, this too shall pass!!

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            wow i'm a dog Jul 30, 2003 02:27 PM

            i've heard that anything with ginger in it is very effective. if you're not hungry, are you thirsty? i have a fantastic recipe for ginger-honey-lemon tea from the three bowls cookbook. if you're interested, please email me. good luck.

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              kass Jul 30, 2003 02:32 PM

              For those times when you can stand putting anything in your tummy try using fresh ginger as a kind of smelling salts. Simply cut a new edge on a hunk and sniff. Ginger is an amazingly good remedy for nausea of all kinds. Good luck!

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              Erika Jul 30, 2003 03:11 PM

              Warm sushi rice with rice wine vinegar and toasted sesame seeds or almonds, sometimes with dulse flakes.

              Regular long grain rice with butter-toasted almond slivers, salt, and freshly-ground pepper.

              Vegetarian sushi-- Oshinko rolls (pickled something) and asparagus were the best.

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                wow i'm a dog Jul 30, 2003 04:23 PM

                here's another option: preggie pops!

                flavors: ginger, sour raspberry, sour lemon, sour tangerine, peppermint, spearmint, lavender

                Link: http://www.blueberrybabies.com/mg-pp....

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                  Jane Jul 30, 2003 06:25 PM

                  Thank you all for your suggestions. Some of them may actually work. I truly appreciate your help in getting through this time. Can you imagine being famished, yet having nothing sound good at all? What a novel concept for a Chowhound. Thanks again. You are the greatest.

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                    Cristina Jul 30, 2003 07:25 PM

                    And PS~congratulations on the new little hound-to-be.

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                    Diane Jul 31, 2003 01:56 PM

                    My mainstay was a baked potato, sprinkled with salt. Salt ONLY, nothing else. That would stay down when nothing else would, and I was sick 24/7 with all my babies the first 4 months. Also, do you find yourself sensitive to odors, especially cooking smells? That would always trigger nausea for me, so you might want to avoid that if you can. Not easy I know, but best regards and congrats on the new arrival!

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