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cleo May 23, 2012 05:02:45 AM ET

Am 20weeks pregnant.i have cattarrh and cough which makes me really uncomfortable. can i take bitter kola? is it safe for my baby?

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Zeinab Jan 14, 2012 04:00:43 AM ET

Well, i had this terrible experience during my first pregnancy. i could only have a few number of fried shrimps and ripe grape juice. salty crackers were a real temporary solution.i recommend a teaspoon of ripe grape juice every day. it helps a lot. good luck mums!

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mamma mamma Dec 15, 2011 05:31:15 PM ET

Andrea, ma i saw your comment about suction.can u please tell where to get and what kind of suction u are talking about? thanks

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Joseph Dec 13, 2011 10:50:52 PM ET

I was reading the forum.... its good to see people talking about ptyalism. but a word of caution...be carefule with what you try to cure it with. for indeed the cure can be potentially much worse than the disease. for example, i was reading on the forum, someone wanting to try pulsatilla. but after reading about it, this would be a terrible idea for a pregnant woman.

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Vendi Dec 8, 2011 11:52:49 PM ET

Hi everyone, i am adding my notes to this topic since it is hard to find people who know what we are going through. i am currently 11 weeks pregnant with #3 and suffering from the excessive saliva and constant nausea since 6.5 weeks. with baby #2 i had it from 6-16 weeks. with #1 i don't remember the spit but lots of nausea. i sleep with cloth diapers under my head and sometimes i soak through 2 a night. i carry a small plastic container with a lid and paper towels folded inside so i don't see the saliva (because that grosses me out). just like the rest of you if i swallow i will puke (and who can even think of swallowing!). in the morning i dry vomit if i don't eat something right away and sometimes saliva comes out (buildup from the night?). nothing helps and i only feel relief when i am eating but a few minutes after the spitting returns. i have tried some homeopathy...kreosotum didn't work and ipecac too, but i am going to try the pulsatilla because that seems to be better for the saliva....the nausea seems to come because of the saliva so i figure it is better to focus on the saliva. i will let you all know how it goes. i read somewhere that dairy makes it worse for some so some of you may want to try eliminating it (it didn't work for me). i want to try acupuncture and see if that helps. hang in there everyone!

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Hazel Dec 8, 2011 04:07:08 PM ET

I am 22 weeks this is my 2nd child and first time spittimg this is horrible, i have tried reglan and nothing helps. i probably go through about 10 spit cups a day. i just dont understand this.

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andrea Nov 30, 2011 10:12:23 PM ET

I strated spitting in month three of my pregnancy. it got so bad that i ended up having to buy a suction and use it every day until i delivered. i was also hospitalized for severe dehydration. my baby is now almost three months and i still have it it is a lot less but i still do can anyone respond to this that has been going through it.

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kemi Nov 25, 2011 10:09:13 PM ET

I think ptyalism is d worst symptom of pregnancy and mucusy stuff in the throat.its so bad that sometimes i will be crying.i'm 15weeks&stil having excess of dem.i can't bear having dem throughout my pregnancy.though gum and bitter kola have been very helpful.gdluck 2 us all

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Karen Aug 23, 2011 02:58:03 AM ET

Wow!! this is the first forum i have seen on ptyalism after looking all throughout both my pregnancys for answers to this horrible pregnancy symptom. i had excess saliva for the whole 9 months of my first pregnancy. disappeared as soon as i gave birth. i've just had my second and although a little lesser, i am waiting for the saliva to disappear now 5 days after delivery. i've had 2 girls and suffered equally with this in each pregnancy. and as i have read on here, nobody understands unless they have lived with this. absolutely debilitating to social and work life. i have a twin sister and we both suffered through pregnancy with this. i think i wont have a 3rd, i suffered so bad with this. amazing just to have stumbled upon this thread and hang in there to all you tough mummys to be coping with this!

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Rena Jun 3, 2011 09:31:58 AM ET

Hi .. everyone. well welcome to the land of spits , yes i spit with all 3 of my children and hated it , i was depressed all the time and couldn't enjoy being pregnant because of it. my spits lasted the whole 9 months.when it does it stop you ask ? well i have learned its different with each pregnancy. after my first it last 2 weeks weeks and stopped .. after baby 2 it last 3 weeks stopped n came back occasionally til my baby was 5 months old .. now i just had my last one and he's almost 3 months and im still spitting and have never stopped .. wish me luck i dont know what to do. and the sex of the baby doesnt matter i have 2 boys and 1 girl and spit with all of them .

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