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09-15-2006, 08:38 AM
It is back with a vengence...I can not brush my teeth without gagging. So far I have not gotten sick, but that day is coming, my friends. It is just a matter of time. It was months during my last pregnancy that this was a morning and evening event... :cry:
09-15-2006, 10:01 AM
I'm right there with you on that one. I've gotten sick though quite a few times. Every morning I get sick. Then after that, my day could be good or bad. I'm either nauseous all day or only a small bit throughout the day.
Brushing teeth is horrible. We have a new toothpaste that is flavored Cinnamon and it helped to minimize the gagging for me. I didn't think I'd like it, but it's not bad.
Praying for you, I know it's not fun. But what a wonderful reason to be sick!
I can relate. My entire first trimester I had to break the golden rule of brushing my teeth for 2 minutes because if I did, there would be a mess (and a few times, there was anyway :( ).
I can completely identify - it's rotten isn't it?
I was really really sick for the first 4 months of pregnancy. Many days I couldn't even leave the couch and had to just explain to the twins that I wasn't well and they would have to either play in the playroom or watch TV.
Praying this ends for you soon and you'll feel that "pregnant glow" in no time :wink:
09-15-2006, 07:14 PM
Something that helped me was changing the tooth paste like someone else i think mentioned. Mint was just plain sick to me. [whatblah] So i just a regular one.
There is always the cheap alternative of bi-carb too! That does a fantastic job of cleaning anything!!
09-15-2006, 11:16 PM
I understand! With the 2nd one (that I just had in Jan...so my puking days aren't that far gone) I was a regular morning puker! Who knew that brushing the teeth could be so hard? :?
:( I hope this time is different for you.
I never had the gagging problem when brushing teeth this time round...
I also never had the sensitive sore nose. Still got the bleeding gums though.
10-13-2006, 07:48 PM
i've also had problems brushing my teeth with both pregnancies. changing toothpaste helped.. brushing more frequently for shorter amounts of time.. taking deep breaths.. spitting a lot so not much foam gets caught in your mouth. it's just plain lousy, but it will soon pass :)
As a former nurse and now a birth doula I often here this from my "moms". Sometimes spearmint will help. Either the toothepaste, or if your feeling yickeeee in the day sometimes just using a spearmint candy will. Just a thought hope it helps.
Blessings to all you are expecting!! [angel]
10-14-2006, 06:38 PM
I totally understand! i have been so sick lately. Brushing my teeth is quite an ordeal lately, and was with my first pg also. Taking a piece of ginger root and boiling it to make tea to drink has been helping a lot, though.
I am also going to call my ob/gyn to ask for a new prenatal vitamin with a lower iron content bec i was throwing up and had unbearable nausea while i was on it and as soon as i stopped taking my vitamin it died down quite a bit.
I am still nauseous in the morning and in the evening, but it is more managable now, especially with ginger tea (I add honey for sweetness).
10-14-2006, 10:02 PM
How are you feeling Chellefish? Stephanie :D
10-15-2006, 09:31 AM
It is actually getting worse...but the upside is I still have not been sick from the gagging. Now, I can only brush the outsides of my teeth before it starts. Again, so far the only downside is this. Well, not really, I think my hormones are more out of whack this time than they were with Matthew. That is hard.