I know there are worse feelings than having nausea for 5 months- I just can’t think of any examples at the moment. I had a few days where I thought I might be getting better… but now I’m back to feeling wretched. My newest symptom is migraines- and the nausea has worsened again.
The most exciting thing that happened today was that I found out my insurance company covers acupuncture (for the treatment of nausea in pregnancy). I think this is the only thing I haven’t tried yet. However, the first guy I called didn’t sound confident that he could help me. He seemed shocked that I was still nauseous after 20 weeks… which made me wonder if maybe this is his first week on the job. I might be in the minority- but it’s not unheard of. He also said he has never used acupuncture for this purpose but he thinks a chiropractic adjustment might do the trick… so I’ll give him a try. Then I’ll try someone else. I’m willing to try anything!
I’m also taking suggestions. Maybe I just need a good placebo. If anyone has any ideas that isn’t ginger, b-6. b-12, phenergan, zophran, protein, fiber, unisom, benedryl, cranberries, dried fruit, herbal tea, 6 small meals, pedialyte or crackers by my bedside- I’m all ears!
I’ve been reading about how great exercise is for pregnancy. It’s suppose to make the baby smarter and all this other really healthy stuff. Unfortunately, making it through the work week alive and awake has taken every ounce of and ambition I have. My goal is to get to feeling better and get this baby to the gym. We’ll see… hopefully the chiropractic adjustment will cure me from feeling like I’m tumbling around in a giant dryer (overheated/dizzy/head banging against the side).
On a more positive note, Grant and I have agreed on a name for the moment. We’re trying it out for a week or so to see if we change our minds about it or have other ideas. Well, it’s 9:15… I guess I’ll call it a day. Good night!