I’ve never been a morning person and it always takes me a while to get going at work. I don’t know why they pay me for the first hour I’m there, because I accomplish nothing. So a couple weeks ago when the first hour started getting even worse and the get-nothing-done period started stretching to two or three hours I thought it was just my body getting worn out/stressed out due to pregnancy. Then I realized I’d been getting rather lax about taking Unisom at night. My body had become almost immune to the sleeping pill effect, but apparently it only took a day off here and there to bring it back (I never missed two in a row). So Monday night I figured no problem, I’m 29 weeks along and haven’t been nauseous in ages, I don’t really need it anymore. Tuesday morning I felt awesome. All morning I thought “So this is what it feels like to be AWAKE! I can’t believe I’ve been trying to work under the influence of a sleeping pill for months!” I got so much done. I was a teensy bit nauseous, but food took care of that.
This morning I threw up. I ate breakfast and still felt extremely nauseous. I’m almost THIRTY WEEKS, people. It’s not FAIR. Why must the only effective non-prescription medicine for morning sickness be a sleeping pill? WHY? The nausea has gotten worse as the day goes on and by the time I got home from work, just walking in the door and smelling dinner made me come thisclose to puking.
P.S. Is there any chance this is just Unisom withdrawl? I know that’s not supposed to happen, but I wasn’t sick at 30 weeks with Meg. If I stay off Unisom, do you think the nausea will go away? Or should I start taking it again?