Hyperemesis? Have you tried ginger biscuits?

(114 Posts)
Ginandtonicandamassageplease Mon 03-Dec-12 20:18:33

Right, hands up ... anyone who suffered from HG, how many of you were asked if you had tried ginger biscuits? And how many of those helpful people did you punch?

Methe Sun 09-Dec-12 19:19:51

I have had horrid all day sickness with 7 pregnancies and sea bands DO work. Ginger biscuits suggesters however can kiss my arse.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 09-Dec-12 19:14:11

It was Schweppes lemonade for me. I usually love Coca Cola but couldn't hack it when had hyperemesis

The only thing I found that helped was coke, even then I only managed to keep food down for an hour or so before it came back

insancerre Sun 09-Dec-12 14:52:30

Maybe we should have a new smiley. A ginger biscuit for when someone tries to give you unwanted advice. A fuck off and mind your own business emoticon

Jingleflobba Sun 09-Dec-12 14:17:30

insancerre just reading that made me feel a bit ill!

insancerre Sun 09-Dec-12 14:03:47

I was once advised to try warm milk and lemonade.
I was so desperate that I did.
Big mistake.
Warm, curdled fizzy milk is so not pleasant on its return journey

lunar1 Sun 09-Dec-12 13:53:13

If I had been able to get to the kitchen and out of the bathroom I would have happily stabbed the next person to offer ginger crap!

I did throw toilet rolls at dh who dared to offer me a subway sandwich

Jingleflobba Sun 09-Dec-12 13:52:32

No HG but bad MS all three times. The last person who suggested ginger in any shape or form did indeed get told to fuck off.
Ditto the idiots with all the 'advice' about heartburn. Just hook me up to the mucogel and leave me to it!!

Ginger biscuits for hyperemisis = taking a fart to a shit fight.

Reebok Sun 09-Dec-12 13:13:48

This post makes me want to puke! I'm currently 8 weeks with hG, on meds. Nothing helps! As for ginger?? Wtf! If I had energy I would punch the idiots who suggest that but im unfortunately bed bound, signed off work and think there may be s possibility of me dying soon. sad I hate hG!!!!! It's put me off having another child!!!

Adora Draining doesn't cover it sad I was in floods of tears begging the doctors to induce me by the end. I was even under the care of the hospital psych team as I was suicidal. It was horrific.

However, Adora I am nominating you for best MN Christmas name EVER.

AdoraJingleBells Tue 04-Dec-12 01:39:34

I didn't actualy suffer HG, but did have fairly bad sickness with my twins. I did try ginger biscuits, they gave me heartburn. So I used fresh ginger and garlic, which helped. I was unbelievably lucky with my healthcare professionals, I was abroad so things worked differently, but boy was I lucky with my choices, no-one made any suggestions that made me want to kill that was OH and they were genuinely helpfull, mostly.

I can't imagine the nausea continuing through the whole pregnancy, mine stopped around 5 months, it must be unbelievably draining.

I still maintain that which ever bloke it was who called it "morning" sickness has clearly never been pregnanthmm

scottishmummy Tue 04-Dec-12 00:08:11

christ alive,the ginger biscuit suggestion i thought id garotte mw the sheer fuckwittery of it

BumBiscuits Tue 04-Dec-12 00:04:30

ginger snap anyone?

blackeyedsusan Mon 03-Dec-12 23:59:57

i was not sick very often during pregnancy, but I felt sick all the time from6 weeks to 16 weeks. if I moved from horizontal I felt like I was just about to throw up, gagging. it must be so much worse if you are being sick all the time, though I wished i could be sick for some relief and for people to believe thata I felt so grim.

i think ginger worked as the morning sickness was first coming on at 6 weeks and later as it was finally fading at about 15 weeks or so but did nothing to help in the middle, nor do wrist bands... the tablets relieved the feeling of just about to vomit but not the nausea.

ginger biscuits were useful though. dd used to eat them for breakfast when I poked them through the bars of the cot as I was too weak to walk up and down stairs.

GalaxyDisaster Mon 03-Dec-12 23:07:39

I once suggested ginger biscuits to someone. blush In my defence the exchange went like this "So, how are you feeling" "Well, I've been a bit sick" "Oh, poor you, suppose you've tried all the normal stuff like ginger and dry toast".

I was supposed to get HG from "I've been a bit sick". If she'd said "I've been throwing up all day every day and can't even keep water down" my response would have been rather different.

socharlotte Mon 03-Dec-12 23:04:04

I had HG really badly and had several hospital admissions.At the worst time after IV anti emetic had failed I went to theatre to have a tube inserted through my nose to drain fluids of my stomach.

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 03-Dec-12 23:01:12

Just reading and posting on this thread has got my stomach churning.

I just can't talk about it at all, any of it.

I have to hide all pregnancy and birth related threads because even reading the titles can be too much.

I get the shakes and start crying and my stomach goes into knots.

I'm probably going to have to hide this one too but but I got as far as posting so that's something.

I can't even look at pregnant women in the street. I've had to de-friend any FB friends that have become pregnant.

I honestly don't know what I'll do when it's someone close, I'm dreading it.

moonbells Mon 03-Dec-12 22:53:30

Oh I got to the point where I was going to practice nasal insertion of whole ginger biscuits in the person who suggested it.

Oh yes, doctors.

I kept going back to my gp saying, "this isn't right, I can't even keep water down". All I got back was her going on about how she had morning sickness and still managed to work.

I eventually got admitted to hospital and the consultant was appalled that I hadn't been sent in sooner.

DementedHousewife Mon 03-Dec-12 22:47:39

Ginger! ginger is the worst taste ever when you bring it back up. Ginger does not work!
I had HG with my first the only thing that worked was Ondansetron. (when I say worked I mean reducing vomiting episodes to 10+ a day)
My MIL suggested ginger when she visited me in hospital whilst I was being re-hydrated DH said my face said it all, no words were needed, she left shortly after.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 03-Dec-12 22:43:11

I tried everything anybody suggested but I just spewed and spewed. My worst moment was puking at the smell of someone's dirty hair in a meeting.

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 03-Dec-12 22:40:05

I feel your pain Goths. My veins were fucked too.

The pain of them trying to put new canulas in was horrendous. I was crying trying to tell her to stop as she bent another needle trying to get it in but I couldn't speak and didn't have the strength to fight her.

OxfordBags Mon 03-Dec-12 22:39:12

AF, it wasn't a barrel of laughs, no.

Also, what pisses me off most is that when the HG abated and the SPD and a whole other raft of probs kicked in, I was bed bound and put on nearly 7 stone (and I genuinely didn't over eat or eat crap)! It feels so unfair somehow to have had really bad HG and yet still end up a fat bastard angry

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