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Anything To Stop This Excessive Saliva Please?

Hello Aunty Eya and wives connection, please I need help from women here. I just found out am pregnant and it's good news to my family except for what am going through. The saliva in my mouth these days is something else. My Doctor says it's not my fault, that there is nothing wrong with me. I searched online and even baby center does not see anything wrong with this excessive saliva.

I am so uncomfortable at work. Every one I have met just suspects that am pregnant and it's too early. This saliva is giving me
away too soon. Someone suggested I chew bitter cola but I am tired of how it affects the colour of my lips. 

If anyone has some tips for me kindly help as this is my first. I never saw my mother spitting this way during her pregnancies. I try not to embarrass myself or irritate people by spitting in my hand towel but it's so damn irritating and disgusting to me. Is there any thing I can do to help stop this saliva? My Dotor also says it will stop after my first trimester but I don't know how to cope till twelve weeks. 

Aunty Eya, I want to remain anonymous today pls. Any advice and tip that will help keep my mouth dry.
Thank you.

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  1. Buy a pack of tomtom preferably the lemon flavour, just keep licking it, then you can start by brushing you tongue very well in the morning and night. I hope this helps.

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  2. Anonymous8/01/2013

    Congrats. As for the spitting their is really nothing that can be done. With my first baby i had excess saliva until i went into labour. Am currently in my 2nd trimester and it is still showing no signs of stopping but that is just me. A lot of people stop aftee the first trimester. So you might just be one of them.
    What i do is i carry a lucozade bottle with me at all times and spit into it. The bottle is wrapped so no one knows whats in it. Spitting into a towel doesnt really work as it will get soaked in time and its disgusting for even me to touch. Just get a bottle its easier. Goodluck.

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    1. But it has a disgusting smell and trying to swallow d saliva means throwing up.

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  3. Yay! Another WC baby on the way, Congratulations poster!

    Please get mint flavoured sweets/gum... That should work.
    I only had the saliva issue for about a month or so, it might stop in your second trimester though. Oh and chewing on ginger helped me too. If yoiu can't stand the ginger, try taking ginger ale or ginger flavoured sweets.

    All the best!

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  4. O Y̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥å! My cousin did dat bottle tin too n ofcos I noticed. Wsnt disgusted doh cos I dnt freak out easily n she cldnt help it.

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  5. Anonymous8/01/2013

    Pickled olives help with the saliva. You can get them in most supermarkets.

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  6. Anonymous8/01/2013

    Its not easy my dear, wat helps me is aki hausa...lol.. d dry one, just be chewing it, or crackers biscuit dat has no sugar, or popcorn, u can get a pack of corn for popcorn from a supermarket, fry it urself and use lil salt or lil' sugar, just put a frying pan on fire, add a lil' groundnut oil, then pour d corn insyd and cover it, it wil start popping and done b4 u know it, talking from experience. My doctor said bitter kola is not good..

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  7. Anonymous8/01/2013

    U can try bitter kola, didn't work for me but wrks for sme.
    I chew orbit gum, d dark blue one,its very minty. I find that if its too sweet I feel funny so I chew little at a time.
    Jst manage urself and dnt put ur mind on it too much cos it may not stop at d 12 weeks that u expect.

    Ms Kay

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  8. Anonymous8/01/2013

    Just like deborah suggested, u can take sweets dat has lemon flavour, or add lime/lemon to d water u drink. U can even take them naturally, they help with nausea as well. Congrats on ur pregnancy

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  9. MrsB's advice on ginger might work for you. I didn't spit till my last trimester tho not in excess but I force myself not to allow them gather much in my mouth; I swallow them just like a regular spit but at night mostly, I have a particular small plastic bucket by my bed for spit and pee. You can make your own ginger drink and carry to work. Recipe: 1. Scrape/Wash/Grate/Blend the ginger 2. Soak in hot/warm water for two minutes and drain 3. Add few spoons of honey and shake well. There you have your own ginger drink. Can be taken warm or cold. I prefer it warm

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    1. Anonymous8/01/2013

      Bucket 4 pee? Kai dis women u make pregnancy scary for us oh

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    2. Hello mummies, well I have a small covered bottle. I put small sand and a bit of kerosene. So i dont get irritated by smell of piled up saliva. More often than not, saliva and nausea stops after the next 3weeks after u have started. This may fall on your entrance to 2nd trimester. Keep up d pain and faith, it is worth the stress, when you see your bundle of joy at the end, you will be grateful to God that you went through the pain. I also keep bitter kola bits in my mouth especially when I'm at meetings where I cant bring out my plastic. I have a pee bucket only from 32wweeks when i can't stand up quick enough at night. God help us women.

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  10. Mrs Ay8/01/2013

    Brush ur teeth very well early in d mng,after dt u can take cracker biscuit.don't forget d bottle sm1 suggested just in case ur mouth starts watering.

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  11. Anonymous8/01/2013

    Congrats @ poster try taking crackers in d morning it really helps.
    Sorry to diviate aunty Eya and my lovely WC family I've been married 4 a year and my husband was transferd to calaber I live in the north the issue is he wants me to stay back with our son while he shuttles but am not comfortable with this. Pls what is the general take on long distance marriage?

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  12. Anonymous8/01/2013

    My dear I rily understand u,garden eggs(d bitter ones)worked 4 me lyk magic.congrats

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  13. no cure for that babe! I suggest you get a pringles container,and start doing the saliva business there.carry it wherever you go.
    congrats!


    Home

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    1. Anonymous8/05/2013

      My dear I did it ooooo cudnt even eat d pringles sef,buh it kinda stop wen I discovered garden eggs+dis z d best Blog ever aunty enya keep up d good work,pls more recipes cos I loveeeeeee cooking nd I'm newly married sooo u no na,wanna impress ma boo.

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  14. Congrats dear, I tried all the above remedies and none works for me, mine didn't stop after the 1st trimester o, I spit till I put to bed. Our body systems differs, what works for A might not work for B. All the best! Get ur bottle/container ready!

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    1. Anonymous2/25/2017

      i spit alot to the extent that i begin to irritate everyone athome..i vomit in anything i c.my cloths to my fiancess cloth even into my food i eat atimes..sttill experiencing it tho and i have ended my first trimrster..everyone at home looks at bottle water or juice or sOda bottle before drinkng it kus it might be full of spit lol.am fed up God

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  15. Anonymous8/02/2013

    Nothing works sorry! I tried it all sorry babes keep trying different methods and hope it plays in ur mind that it will work, once d baby arrives, it will stop. Congratsssssssss

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  16. Anonymous8/02/2013

    Nothing works sorry! I tried it all sorry babes keep trying different methods and hope it plays in ur mind that it will work, once d baby arrives, it will stop. Congratsssssssss

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  17. CONGRATS. YOU CAN EITHER CHEW CHEWING GUM BITTER KOLA OR PEPPER FRUIT. IF YOU KEEP YOUR MOUTH BUSY IT PREVENTS YOU FROM SPITTING.

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  18. Anonymous8/02/2013

    Chidiebere so you still have mind to ask for the opinion of 'jealous house wives'? Please ask your friend Uche for her advice. When people were insulted cos of you, you kept quiet. Does being anonymous save the day? You should have apologised then. I'm in no way in support of 'using' and 'disrespecting' people. Which is what u do. Aunty Eya post this o, if not. Kidding sha.

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    1. Anonymous8/04/2013

      As in, Mama Ijebu, I did not call your name. Or did I? Abi are you one of those 'use and dump' people? Okay, no vex. I been nor know before.

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  19. Poster, bodies n pregnancies r different I wld advice get a container n continue to spit in till d excessive saliva stop...congrats best of luck...

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  20. Anonymous12/19/2013

    ok! hi everyone! rilly i like this place. what you ladies are doing. from most suggestion here,i shuld have to chew on something to reduce spitting. now what happens to someone like who at the moment dislikes most eatable things? almost everything eatable has an annoying offensive smell to me now. i have to force myself to eat sef. what do i do about this case? when will everything stop smelling and get back to normal? i cant even tolerate my cream anymore. i cant drink water except its cold even tho now its harmattan weather here? its silly but i can even smell peoples skin as i communicate with them. its as if am living in a strange body. hmmm...its my first. it angers me more because my husband thinks am acting.

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    1. Anonymous4/29/2014

      Don't worry dear, mine was lik dat bt stoppd during d 2nd trimester. And my hubby also got pissed 2 bt he believed after it stoppd. Just try and eat whatever Ʊ feel lik at d moment

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  21. Anonymous2/06/2014

    hmm..my
    own is smthd else.Iam regretting the pregnancy sef.Salivating every
    second,am sick as hell,so weak and lazy,selective.Am tired ooo

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  22. Anonymous2/21/2014

    Me too.its annoying its my first child I keep on spitting I dont.know what to do they told me sweet can't do nothing it will increase the saliva its.like.a.baby havin a lollipop how it is well try salt same sh I want it to stop.I can't even spit how I want I'll try cracker and.pop corn

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  23. Anonymous2/25/2014

    Greetings everybody, it has been mine prayer that I got pregnant someday but now I am two months pregnant and the spitting thing is killing. To crown it all, I hardly eat anything I cook myself. Please, I need someone to tell me what to do to increase my food intake.

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    1. Anonymous4/05/2015

      Reverse Psychology. Forget you prepared the food, take a shower, watch a movie, do something and come back and eat the food already waiting for you on the table, as if your dream chef prepared it. Remember to take your folic acid.

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  24. Anonymous3/11/2014

    Orbit chewing gum really helps, I am 7months gone and still spitting but not with the gum in my mouth. If u decide to look for a container to spit into it will eventually start giving u heartburn so get the blue orbit its got lots of mint and it even helps u to eat well cos it will make u hungry. Congrats. Hope this helps

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  25. Anonymous5/19/2014

    Hi everyone, i was spitting all through the nine months of pregnancy, had my baby two weeks ago and i am still carrying a bottle around and spitting. Pls i need help, what can i do to stop this?

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  26. Anonymous5/29/2014

    Am tired of sweets, its peeling my tongue. I ate bitter kola yesterday and i felt good... Now am scared of it after reading all this. I don't knw what to do?

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  27. Anonymous6/13/2014

    Every body wit different body system,for me am almost 4mnth gone and notin is wrkin for me .notin has nt try

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  28. Anonymous6/19/2014

    i am almost at d end of my second trimester and nothing seems to be working to stop this salivation . its really annoying and frustrating. i carry my container everywhere. i chew gum at times but chewing gum gives me stomach upset at times.

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  29. Anonymous11/25/2014

    Am almost at the end of my first trimstar and the silaver thing worrys me so much until i discover Almonds nut that i chew all the time and its working perfectly well for me.it even stop my vomiting cos i usually vomit too like 3times daily...thanks to Almonds nut. You can get it in a supermarket and try it.good luck.

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  30. Anonymous12/08/2014

    I have that right now and nothing seems to help. I spit into a cup at work and into water bottles at home. I'm 10 weeks pregnant, hoping it goes away soon. I feel your pain.

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  31. i ate a lot of botter kola in my first preg and my baby was really sick when i had him.though i can't really place the cause, u can keep a bottle near u and pray the spitting stops early

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  32. I am almost 2 months gone and my problem is nausea and vomiting. The nausea is so bad i have lost appetite and cant cope at work anymore. I have to wake up 5am to be at work by 7:30 everyday, and i feel so sick in the mornings especially while brushing my teeth. I really do need help. Everything irritates me and i throw up at the slightest opportunity. It makes me so week and dizzy. Is there anything i can do about it please?

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  33. Mimi, u can ask me about Nausea. I musnt smell perfume, soap, fried things, too much light, TV, can't drink water....my life was just a mess for 3months but after it became beta. So just try and stay away from strong smells. Eat dry foods. U can drink plenty water and brush, it will help u vomit and ul b calmer after. Try and eat and go to bed minutes after. So d food will stay in ur tummy and u won't throw it up. It will soon be over. Don't worry. God be with u dear.

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  34. Just stumbled on this page while I googled if bitter kola is good for early pregnancy. Nice ones ladies. So mine is all similar, my first, 2 months in, spitting per second, nothing holds my spitting game for long enough. So I am just gonna roll with hopefully after the first trimester it will stop. If not, omg I'm just f..kd. All the best to us! :-h

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  35. Was researching on kolanuts and pregnancy and stumbled onto this. I am in my 2nd month after trying to conceive for about 8yrs. I cant keep anything down, my daily spitting can feel a drum. I am always throwing up and dont have appetite. The spitting and throwing up has drastically reduced for 2days now after I unintentionally chewed bitter kola. Is it safe during pregnancy? I cant stop it now because its the only thing that has made me feel better in 3weeks. I also really dont want anything to happen to my miracle baby-I will never forgive myself

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    1. Anonymous5/10/2017

      Pls stop takin bitter kola or rather pls reduce it vry well it changes d position of a baby it disturbs d baby i am speakin from xperience ma... Cograts on ur miracle baby/babies

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  36. Anonymous12/06/2015

    Hi everyone, I don't advise u take bitter kola plssss. I took so much bitter kola in my 1st pregnancy(like 10 big ones a day), I ended up with a still born at about 6 months. I'm not 100% certain if it was d bitter kola that caused it, but even i knew the nicotine intake was just too much 4 d baby. U can take Tom tom, crackers, apples, nzu. Better still, buy a beautiful cup with cover or a container that u can spit stylishly into. Before u know it, it's all over and u'll even joke abt it. Women are beautifully blessed.

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    1. Anonymous5/10/2017

      Same tin happened to me sis... Its d bitter kola i took soo much too in my 1st preg.

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  37. I see i am not the only one in these shoes.I am going to try all of these and i do hope i get better.Really...

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  38. Anonymous1/10/2016

    I month pass, I just started spitting but d urge come nd goes, and I don't wish it continues, what do I use? I also feel very tired with occurance of spotting from my vagina. Please I need help

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  39. Hi Anon, don't worry the spitting will stop soon but for the spotting, you need to see a Doctor ASAP.

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  40. tolaluvsall2/02/2016

    Concerning the issue of bitter kola, it really works for me o. If u want to use bitter kola, like two to three bites per day is ok. Just keep d kola in ur mouth like a sweet but dont chew everthing once. Chewing one per day is dangerous o not to talk of chewing ten, it can cause miscarriage if abuse. All da best o

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  41. Hi Ladies. I'm almost four months gone and I feel better and even stronger now, I can eat better also but d spitting is still there although it has really reduced except at night when I have to keep a container beside my bed. So I guess it reduces gradually until it finally stops.God bless us

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  42. Thanks, I will try the almond. Orbit chewing gum worked for me but caused me pain in the mouth. I couldn't chew food, couldn't talk well bc of the pain, so I stopped chewing gum. Nothing has worked so far.

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  43. Hi I also need help been sucking saltprunes and I'm tired of it. I need it to stop please I'm 10weeks and spitting like crazy

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  44. Hi I also need help been sucking saltprunes and I'm tired of it. I need it to stop please I'm 10weeks and spitting like crazy

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  45. Anonymous5/13/2016

    Ooops coolest blog ever jst googled what can stop me from spitting,and I found myself here reading interesting tips with my mouth filled with siliva..chai thanks to u all stay bless

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  46. Ah! I thought it was a joke, if I remember food, is as if I remember shit. I can't even eat I forced my self to drink tea and biscuit most times and I just noticed this about 5 days ago and I'm already tired of it. May God help me ooo!

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  47. Please what shall I do to love food like before? I hate food like crazy now.

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  48. To summarize the comments, to stop excessive saliva, you should try one of these to know what works for you:bitter kola(not so good), garden egg, almonds, Tom Tom, olives, pop corn, lemon sweet, nzu,crackers without sugar, sugar free mint gums, dark blue orbit gum. Then keep a spitting can. From my experience I will suggest you add the blue morning fresh or mouth wash to the spitting can. It has a nice smell and makes the saliva look like soapy water. Eat something at short intervals to keep the saliva reduced. I got a friend to fry chicken for me with enough spice (pepper inclusive), I take little bites every now and then to reduce the saliva. Nothing eradicates the saliva for me. It just reduces it momentarily. But I will try the list above and see especially nzu, olives and almonds. Good luck ladies.

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  49. Hmmmmm. Nobdy ever told me pregnancy was such a way of becoming soo misreble,am happy and greatful to GOD ooo but dis is not funny as I have 4goten wat normal feels like I hav been SICK 4 d past 4 months, d only person am comfortable around is my mum bring my hubby to presnt and world war will repeat itself. GOD help me oo

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  50. Hmmmmm. Nobdy ever told me pregnancy was such a way of becoming soo misreble,am happy and greatful to GOD ooo but dis is not funny as I have 4goten wat normal feels like I hav been SICK 4 d past 4 months, d only person am comfortable around is my mum bring my hubby to presnt and world war will repeat itself. GOD help me oo

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  51. Hmmmmm. Nobdy ever told me pregnancy was such a way of becoming soo misreble,am happy and greatful to GOD ooo but dis is not funny as I have 4goten wat normal feels like I hav been SICK 4 d past 4 months, d only person am comfortable around is my mum bring my hubby to presnt and world war will repeat itself. GOD help me oo

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  52. Anonymous8/30/2016

    I pray for you all to get the peace and comfort you need while pregnant in Jesus name ,you will all come back to this blog to advice new mums after you be had yours by Gos grace.

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  53. Am almost 2 months and the feeling is just something else. You would just wish you are really sick so that you know you are sick. My worst is the bloated stomach, bitter mouth and saliva. Plus throwing up every time, and no appetite for any food. What could help me oooo

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  54. Anonymous9/20/2016

    I'm so relieved. This is my third baby and I've never had saliva issues before now. I don't throw up as much but I can't stand the thought of food. I started to wonder if something is wrong. Seems it's quite normal. I'll try what has been suggested here. Hopefully it works

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  55. Anonymous10/04/2016

    Please can any of the mummies you used Orbit chewing gum confirm if it reduces pregnancy symptoms like vomiting and smell?

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  56. I treated malaria with artemether injection, it didn't stop. So I went 2 d hospital they treated me wit another injection with some drugs last weeks only 4 me to discover 3days ago dat I am 5weeks pregnant.hope dose injections will not affect my baby

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    1. If you can, please go back to where you were treated and let the Doctors know.

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  57. Oh my god. I read all comments i m scared i m really worried about my wife she is in a same situation.i dnt knw what should she need to do to stop spitting all day .God bless her.i salute u r all tc

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  58. Hmmm...I'm also struggling with vomiting and saliva for about seven weeks now, I just fixed in ginger in my mouth as suggested. I hope it works.

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  59. Anonymous11/04/2017

    I just heard about the bitterkola thingy today, and I guess the idea is to just put it in your mouth and not chew. U can use one kola for 2/3days. I haven't had to spit since I had this bit in my mouth since morning. Every other thing didn't work for me. Should I continue with the kola please?

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    1. Be careful with bitter kola. Not good for some pregnant women. If you can avoid swallowing the juice, fine.

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  60. Bitter cola is working for me right now but i think am taking a little too much. Tried gum but it didn't work. Dnt know if too much of this bitter cola will affect my child in anyway. Pls help?

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  61. God help me. I have become to Slim, no appetite,everything tastes different plus the excessive salivation does even make me have any after taste cos it washes my mouth so quick and that's very disturbing. It can't be this way na. Is it like no pharmaceutical company wants to do this research to stop all these discomforts. They should try abeg. I so tired of feeling sick. It's enough.

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  62. Please I want to be added to this group, how do I go about it

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  63. Anonymous11/07/2018

    i ate bitter kola during my first pregnancy and it worked perfectly well for mi. though i ate it moderately. now i am preggy with my second baby and sickness want to finish my life,the whole saliva shit is killing me. i really want to try sometin else like the ginger Ale. i dont like the idea of spitting in a cup or bottle. thank God for my husband he has been supportive and understanding.

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