Morning Sickness: Can it be all in your throat??
December 12, 2005 1:51 PM Subscribe
MorningSicknessFilter: I am eight weeks pregnant. I've been suffering through "morning" sickness for about two-three weeks (which lasts throughout the day, and is worst in the evening), but I'm noticing something increasingly strange....
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (28 answers total)
.... its not my stomach that is upset, although I'm fairly gassy. I feel, at almost all times, like something is stimulating my gag reflex -- like something is pressing directly on the upper back of my throat and making me want to gag. Is this normal? My impression is that, for most women, its nasuea based in their stomach rather than something in the back of the throat. Could gas pressure be causing this weird and unpleasant feeling.
Some other info: I miscarried in January, and again in May, both times at about 10 weeks. I did not experience any sickness in either prior pregnancy. My medical care is from a small (2 woman) midwife practice, and I saw my regular midwife at about 5-6 weeks and am not scheduled again until 10 weeks (the week after Christmas). Suzanne ("my" midwife) and I did discuss the sickness (which was just starting) at my first visit, and she is having me use peppermint, B6, ginger, and an increased protein intake to keep it under control. She is on vacation this week and next week, and I can have her paged through her service if I need to, but I hate to bother her for something that is really as trivial as this -- if it is trivial.
Currently, I don't feel sick at all right after I eat, and the feeling gets worse as my stomach gets emptier and emptier, but I'm given to understand this is a normal pattern. This isn't keeping me from eating -- in fact, I go through phases where I'm just amazingly hungry and Must Eat Right Now.
I don't have a stuffed up nose or anything noticable going on in my nose or throat that would seem to be causing this gag reflex feeling
Its wildly unpleasant and seems to be getting worse. Advice? Is the back-of-the-throat thing normal? Should I have Suzanne paged in the middle of her vacation?
(PS: This question is anonymous so I don't have to tell the whole world should I miscarry again)