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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?

Glittertwins Mon 03-Dec-12 20:19:44

Yes and everybody...ginger biscuits do NOT work!

HairyGrotter Mon 03-Dec-12 20:19:56

I didn't have HG, but I had terrible MS, I had to have carrier bags in the car to puke en route to work, en route home, generally out and about etc. I just puked all the time. I tried ginger biscuits, ginger tea, raw ginger...fuck all worked. I wanted to hurt everyone

VictorAndBarry Mon 03-Dec-12 20:20:00

That you Kate? grin

No sensible reply, I was lucky enough not to suffer from MS at all.

Sparklingbrook Mon 03-Dec-12 20:20:12

Hahaha ginger biscuits. Bleurgh. Or those wristbands maybe? wink

HoneyDragon Mon 03-Dec-12 20:20:30

You are not allowed to kick them in the cunt when they say it. It is vexing.

Cortana Mon 03-Dec-12 20:20:35

<screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeam>

My stupid fucking cock of a GP suggested this, and if I hadn't kept down food or water to come back in two weeks.

Luckily the maternity ward admitted me, kindly gave me a drip, drugs that burned and bed rest. I still love the midwife that sorted that for me.

Sparklingbrook Mon 03-Dec-12 20:21:17

Drugs that burned Cortana? sad

goralka Mon 03-Dec-12 20:21:17

oh Kate I am sure Charles will send you in some organic ones.

trikken Mon 03-Dec-12 20:21:21

sooo many people asked me that. when u cant even keep water down ginger biscuits certainly wont help. I did want to punch them.

DamnBamboo Mon 03-Dec-12 20:21:23

I was given a range of solutions.
Ginger generally, grilled chicken, pears, cheese (WTF).

What i did find helped me was salt and vinegar squares and orange fanta!

I was so sick.....

Glittertwins Mon 03-Dec-12 20:21:24

They didn't work either. Flipping waste of money those wristbands. Mind you I was so desperate, I tried most things.

Ditto HairyGrotter. I tried ginger pills. If you call throwing them up in the car park of the chemist I bought them in working, then they worked.

I didn't have the strength to hurt the people who suggested them. I would have threatened to upchuck on them if that helped.

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Mon 03-Dec-12 20:22:48

Ginger biscuits you say ?

FUCK RIGHT OFF

smile

HairyGrotter Mon 03-Dec-12 20:22:57

Dr Pepper and McDonalds Breakfast saw me through, weirdly haha

DamnBamboo Mon 03-Dec-12 20:23:25

A good pure shot of fizzy pop (or ice lollies) always seemed to take the edge off a little I found.

But it was different with each of my pregnancies and if you'd have given me a fanta when pregnant with DS2, I'd have poured it down your front.

Cortana Mon 03-Dec-12 20:23:54

Yeah Sparkling, an injection into a vein, it burned all the way up. Made me high as a kite too. Stopped the vomiting though. I had it during labour too, contractions and vomiting = painful. I didn't mind the contractions once I'd stopped vomiting.

trikken Mon 03-Dec-12 20:23:54

I had acupuncture to 'cure' it. It didnt help me a jot.

Sparklingbrook Mon 03-Dec-12 20:24:43

Blimey Cortana I was hoping it was a typo. What on earth was it they gave you? sad

CwtchesAndCuddles Mon 03-Dec-12 20:25:43

Ginger biscuits,
Ginger Beer,
Travel Sickness bands
Eat little and often
Eat something as soon as you wake before getting up

Don't worry it will be gone by 12 weeks / 16 weeks / 20 weeks..........you're still being sick !!!

HairyGrotter Mon 03-Dec-12 20:25:43

Was it that anti-sickness guff? I had that during my c-section, I puked a goodun' during that too, they had to hold my stomach in, actual fucking organ of a stomach. Happy memories (I'm sticking to just the one child, ta)

I had projectile vomiting in labour too. It was fun when the only liquid I could face was cranberry juice. The bathroom was bright pink from top to bottom.

Everyone suggested it like they'd found a cure for ageing. I punched none of them, because I couldn't move without puking. But I cursed them with my mind.

Feminine Mon 03-Dec-12 20:27:43

I had it so bad with my first son (now 14) I was on bed rest for 4 months!

Complan envy kept me alive.

I was sick every day of my pregnancy, with all 3 kids!

easy births though confused

yes, I say fuck off to ginger biscuits too.

Oh, and ice -pops , saltine crackers , and rich teas!

Stupid cow of a GP (who was later struck off!) kept telling me that, 'feeling a bit sick is normal' when I literally could not even keep water down and had lost nearly two stone within 4 weeks. As soon as I had my first hospital appointment, they insisted on admitting me immediately and shoving me on a drip. This happened in both of my pregnancies - stupid GP did nothing even though she could see that even my tights were falling down because I'd lost so much weight and even though my skin had turned yellow.

So no - ginger biscuits don't freakin' work!

Oh and even more fun is when you're in hospital on a drip, you're throwing up everything so can't keep down any anti nausea pills they give you, so you have an anti nausea injection instead and have an allergic reaction to it. So there you are in bed with your tongue swelling up and half blind because that's part of the reaction - and the doc shouts for all of the junior docs to come and have a look at the freaky lady in the bed. Ugh - that's why I stopped at two!

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Mon 03-Dec-12 20:28:56

was this it ?

Zofran

TaggieCrimboBlack Mon 03-Dec-12 20:29:15

Cortana - was that cyclizine? Needs diluting or it burns like fuck.

Maybe ginger biscuits taken rectally would work better when you are vomming your stomach through your nose.

Feminine Mon 03-Dec-12 20:29:39

and...even though the bands did bugger all, I was scared to take them off , in case it got worse confused grin

Cortana Mon 03-Dec-12 20:32:12

I have no idea Sparkling, was good stuff though, I begged for it during labour as I needed a few hours not being sick to concentrate on what my body was trying to do.

The support I got for the whole thing outside of the maternity ward was shocking. My advice to anyone suffering this and not getting support is to rock up on the maternity ward and demand help. I know pregnancy isn't a bag of fun to begin with but 8 months (and it started just after my first missed period and ended with that injection during labour) is too much, it's a scary thought that even if we manage to conceive I may have it all to go through again.

FeistyLass Mon 03-Dec-12 20:33:24

I found ginger beer helped but ginger biscuits were a waste of time.

I didn't have the energy to punch anyone that suggested biscuits. I was too busy wondering when I'd get to the 'glowing' stage. . . which eventually arrived about 6 months in and lasted for one afternoon smile

Cortana Mon 03-Dec-12 20:33:49

<hugs> Remus. My GP was the same. I had a blistered lips and tongue too. Apparently a normal part of pregnancy.....

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Mon 03-Dec-12 20:34:04

Oh yes, I was promised it would be better with a 2nd pg

THEY FUCKING LIED

Meglet Mon 03-Dec-12 20:34:33

I was asked. Somehow I didn't swear in my reply.

McChristmasPants2012 Mon 03-Dec-12 20:34:52

I had it, after 8 weeks i think i tried every trick in the book.

ginger biscuit just gave me heartburn ontop of sickness.

the only thing that worked was tablets and spatone

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Mon 03-Dec-12 20:35:44

I feel a bit sick now, actually... smile

Yes to the blisters.

Ugh. If I ever see that GP again, I now feel strong enough to belt her. At the time I was too weak to even protest when she kept sending me home. What an idiot I was.

They did, Anyfucker. The bastards.

FantasticMax Mon 03-Dec-12 20:56:18

Ugggh. Ginger biscuits still give me the boak.

I didn't have HM, but did have dreadful nausea that lasted well into my 3rd trimester - it was like having an all-day killer hangover every day for 6 months. I wanted to stab everyone who suggested those fecking biscuits. The only thing that helped was grazing constantly - thankfully all chub went straight to baby grin

HairyGrotter Mon 03-Dec-12 20:58:21

Really, how to sum up pregnancy is a one epic hangover. Unforgiving, horrible and just draining, without the pleasure of waking up the following day feeling slightly more fresh before the next session.

Hulababy Mon 03-Dec-12 21:01:03

I was never dx with Hg but had dreadful sickness in the first few months of being pregnant. And agree - ginger biscuits don't work!!!

valiumredhead Mon 03-Dec-12 21:01:40

Yes and they did help along with ginger and lemon tea grin

TurkeyDino Mon 03-Dec-12 21:02:54

I may have suggested ginger biscuits to my best bud when she had terrible morning sickness for pretty much all of her pregnancy blush in my defence I was only 18 and knew fuck all about pregnancy or HG. I probably also suggested milk and lucozade as that was my go to cure for hangover vomiting. I'm surprised she wasn't sick on me for suggesting it.

I like to feel that karma got me back when I spewed spectacularly in a hotel restaurant in front of Gerard Houlier. DH was horrified as he'd been hoping for a photograph with him.

Waswondering Mon 03-Dec-12 21:05:07

I had (probably mild - not that it particularly felt mild) ms with ds - so that's nearly 10 years since I could last eat ginger biscuits as the memory is urgh.

BonnieBlueButler Mon 03-Dec-12 21:10:05

I'm suffering hyperemesis now. It's just awful. I was also given cyclizine intravenously - ouch!

Just before my 2nd hospital admission, after being unable to eat or drink anything for 48 hours, my GP asked me if I had tried sipping water.

I really hadn't thought to try that! If only I'd known.

I agree that the support and understanding of this, outside of maternity wards, is really poor. When I first went to the docs, right at the beginning of this nightmare, my doctor shrugged and told me she hadn't felt a bit sick with either of her children. It really helped!

SantaWearsGreen Mon 03-Dec-12 21:10:18

Oh no. They made me feel worse. The worst offender was actually fresh ginger, I vomited there and then.

The only slight relief I found was mints.

Nanny0gg Mon 03-Dec-12 21:13:09

It's taken the menopause to stop me still heaving when I'm very tired/cleaning my teeth/seeing someone walk about with a pen in their mouth (foul habit - packitin).
All courtesy of pregnancies 28 and 32 years ago.

Morning sickness? If only it had been...

Ginandtonicandamassageplease Mon 03-Dec-12 21:13:57

Oh Bonnie, you poor thing. Are you being looked after now?

redpanda13 Mon 03-Dec-12 21:14:37

Mmm a ginger biscuit that would have just the thing to ease my ragged and bleeding throat from all the vomiting. I lived on Callipos and I didnt even have hyperemesis just severe all day morning sickness that luckily went in the 2nd trimester.

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Mon 03-Dec-12 21:14:37

Oh yes, the retching when you brush your teeth

Ginandtonicandamassageplease Mon 03-Dec-12 21:15:01

NannyOgg - no way? Really? That sounds horrendous, you poor thing.

BonnieBlueButler Mon 03-Dec-12 21:18:28

I am thanks Gin. I'm on ondansetron and cyclizine which help. Am still only 11 weeks and so plodding on, but celebrating hitting double figures. Weeks 5-9 - Jesus, they were rough.

rogersmellyonthetelly Mon 03-Dec-12 21:19:31

The correct response is "how about I break your leg and then offer you a couple of bloody paracetamol?" generally gets the message across....

SuffolkNWhat Mon 03-Dec-12 21:19:39

PUNCH

Ginger making it fucking unbearable envy <--- festive vom face

Cortana Mon 03-Dec-12 21:21:54

TurkeyDino Are you my bud? Your hangover cure sounds like her and I was pregnant at 18 and she was my best friend. If you are, all is forgiven. grin

lightrain Mon 03-Dec-12 21:24:47

I didn't have HG but reasonably bad morning sickness all day, every day for first 4 months. I came very close to shouting at the stupid cow (who doesn't have kids) who forcibly told me that hot water and lemon would sort it out. Yes, of course - billions of women have gone through morning sickness and not one of them had thought about it before you suggested it, it was as simple as that hmm

Nanny0gg Mon 03-Dec-12 21:29:08

Ginandtonic It wasn't pleasant -the only 'upsides' (possibly) were a) not having to lose any post-baby weight because there wasn't any and b) getting a seat on the train by either passing out or throwing up.
grin

Follyfoot Mon 03-Dec-12 21:29:13

Ginger biscuits? Fruit cake before you get out of bed? Flat coke? A dry cream cracker? Load of old bollocks.

A week in hospital on a drip plus drugs are the only things that helped me even remotely. 35 weeks of vomiting was very grim sad

Nanny0gg Mon 03-Dec-12 21:29:41

Mind you - I love ginger bicuits now!

HoneyDragon Mon 03-Dec-12 21:29:44

With HG with dd - my second time with that hg that they tell you won't happen I was in on my second admission of the pg.

I had to lie in the bed whilst a registrar told me I wouldn't get better unless I ate and I was eating the wrong types of food. She herself had been pg and told me all about soildering on. She instructed me to eat dry toast and water.

Thankfully and fortunately at this point my consultant arrived and informed her in fellow Dr speak to speak to stop being a dickhead and go away.

TurkeyDino Mon 03-Dec-12 21:33:29

cortana if I said foot like a goat's hoof to you would that confirm our friendship or just make me look like a twat?

Cortana Mon 03-Dec-12 21:35:21

blush Good Lord that caravan.

I never thought it would actually be you but that milk and lucozade (drink of hangoverjoy) thing. Jesus wept.

Follyfoot Mon 03-Dec-12 21:36:13

My lovely (now long since retired) consultant was brilliant, but he did tell me that years ago, some women died from hyperemesis. They were put on a rubber sheet and left to it as the illness was considered psychological. How sad is that?

Pontouf Mon 03-Dec-12 21:37:28

I used to love ginger biscuits. They were my favourite tea dunker. Now they just remind me of vomit. sad

Hopengloooooooooooooooria Mon 03-Dec-12 21:38:52

2 kids = 18 months of HG for me. angry

There were so many people who I would have loved to have hurt, all of whom seemed to think I should just pull myself together, eat a ginger biscuit and stop making such a fuss about a little bit of sickness.

Simpkins Mon 03-Dec-12 21:47:39

AF- oh god Zofran! I begged for this the second time round (HG with both boys) as it was the only thing that worked first time. Did like cyclizine though as I found the burn quite soothing- think a couple too many gins- and it gave me the naughtiest electric psychadelic dreams. Did fack all for the sickness though.

At the time I thought "oh get over it woman it's only morning sickness. Other people have it worse." But now I know that my consultant wasn't being flippant when he said that nobody would criticise me if I wanted a termination when discussing options.

I can never say exactly how awful it was to anyone who hasn't had it because they just don't get that it's not "just" bad ms (feel sorry for anyone who has had even a flash of nausea though because it's so all-encompassing)- so I just nod and smile "yes I was quite poorly".

Murray mints and robinsons high juice literally saved my life.

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Mon 03-Dec-12 21:50:50

At the height of my misery, if someone had offered to shoot me, I would have put my forehead on the muzzle of the gun

Seriously

guccigirl666 Mon 03-Dec-12 21:54:05

Hahaha oh yes the dreading ginger biscuit 'solution'. Want some proper advice? Go to A&E, vomit on the floor and they'll soon give you a shot of cyclozine and a drip, works wonders.

guccigirl666 Mon 03-Dec-12 21:56:06

I'm also feeling very depressed because the doctor said the reason I was suffering from it was because I was under 20. Now this clearly isn't the case, I do not plan on ever having another baby!

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Mon 03-Dec-12 21:57:03

I was 30, and then 34

Sorry to disappoint you smile

WillYuleDoTheFandango Mon 03-Dec-12 21:57:32

they should tell you that nothing will stop it but lying in your bed making little moany noises and eating only salt and vinegar crisps for about 14 weeks will be the closest thing you get to relief!

I got vertigo at 20 weeks and they gave me pills for that. They also cured my ms overnight! Or maybe it was coincidence and would've gone on its own. I could've heel-clicked my way to work it was such a relief!

Simpkins Mon 03-Dec-12 22:01:43

First I was scared I was going to die. Then I was scared I was not going to die.

Hence only two dc when we'd planned on a shed load.

Still feel guilty that I am not woman enough to put myself through it again.

AF, I fantasised about swapping bodies with someone. Just for an hour. I also dreamed of cold orange juice over crushed ice (I was a week nil by mouth, including fluids). At the precipice of kidney failure, I think I told DH I wanted to die blush

OxfordBags Mon 03-Dec-12 22:04:30

The death penalty is too lenient for cunts who suggest you try ginger biscuits. In my pg, I developed a truly 'special' type of vomiting, where everything would come back out really thickly and reeeeeeally slowly. There were times when I had to force myself to reswallow it or scoop it out of my mouth with my hand because I couldn't breathe. One of the medical students the consultant delightfully allowed to watch me during one of these episodes said I was like a 'human sausagemeat machine' and then they all talked about how it resembled some sort of gross sfx in a horror film. Cheers.

Still, it all went away as soon as the crippling (and I mean that literally) SPD set in...

Yes, I am sticking at just one child, why do you ask? wink

OxfordBags Mon 03-Dec-12 22:06:01

Oh, and I was 39, and I know two other mums who also got HG, both over 35, so the young mums thing is bollocks.

Clara35 Mon 03-Dec-12 22:06:12

With my 1st pregnancy with hg well meaning fil sent me homemade chicken soup. 1 sip came up like 10 gallons! Also could punch people who insist its a girl makes you so sick. Had dd 1st but 2nd pregnancy with ds the hg was far worse. My consultant pretended to hit his head off the wall as none of the drugs worked!

WillYuleDoTheFandango Mon 03-Dec-12 22:06:42

Oh yes chickens and AF I did not dramatically announce to DP at 9 weeks "I can't go on" and then sob for several hours even though i was nowhere near as ill as some of you. At that point I couldn't imagine ever feeling well again and thought that I would feel that way for the rest of my life whole pregnancy

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Mon 03-Dec-12 22:07:11

oxford,...that sounds fucking awful

Follyfoot Mon 03-Dec-12 22:09:12

When I was PG, the midwife had another patient with hyperemesis. She ended up having a termination because she just couldnt carry on. This was around 20 years ago when they were still very wary of giving you any medication at all to treat the nausea. Poor poor lady

NoBloodyMore Mon 03-Dec-12 22:10:15

HG is a bastard, I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy, I had it with all 3 pregnancies, got sterilised whilst having DS you couldn't pay me enough money to do it again.

How I didn't kill my Mum when she told me if I stopped thinking about it I'd feel better ill never know, cause it's that easy to not think about being sick 40 times a day angry

BikeRunSki Mon 03-Dec-12 22:10:35

A year after my second HG pg I still can't touch ginger. I didn't actually punch anyone, but I did throw up on a wee junior doc who was telling me to snap out of it.

My consultant wouldn't come near me on ward rounds as I was always being sick. He would skip my bay, mumbling about coming back later. An amazing nurse who got me through it mentally chased him up the ward one day and insisted that he write me a new prescription. I often think of her and wish I'd had the strength to say thank you.

guccigirl666 Mon 03-Dec-12 22:16:26

I honestly don't think I could bare another pregnancy in light of the fact it's not just young mums. I read somehwere about women aborting pregnancies - one woman even contemplated throwing herself down the stairs, due to HG. I know what virtually every food feels like to throw back up, fruit cake being the worst, I literally was choking on my own vomit. I also wished death on myself on my lowest days, it was horrific.

MyFace Mon 03-Dec-12 22:18:19

Cortana I had the drugs that burned too! You can feel it going up your arm tingling all the way to your brain. No idea what it was though, but it made me happy and relieved.

pixwix Mon 03-Dec-12 22:24:43

Oh God - HG!

With ds1 I had two admissions for IV fluids and IV anti-emetics - I was ketotic and vomiting every 7 minutes, even water was triggering it.

And yes, I.V cyclizine burns like fuck if it isn't diluted/is given too fast. I still can't eat ginger to this day, cos I've got a conditioned response to it, and it makes me vomit. I tried sea-bands - which I do think helped slightly, although they had to cut it off in the hospital to get the cannula in - so prolly not that much...

With ds2 I had just one admission, and wasn't as bad.

Between 6-9 weeks were the absolute worst - couldn't keep owt down. I was still copiously vomiting between 9-12 weeks, but manageable, and taking in enough fluid etc. at around 16 weeks, it tailed off completely, although between 12-16 weeks it was well on its way out. After that, I was as fit as a lop fortunately - I did all my usual sports, ate like a horse and was really healthy. But jesus - I'll never ever forget weeks 6-9 with both of them.

Cortana Mon 03-Dec-12 22:26:47

YY MyFace that's the one. I've mentioned it to other people before and everyone thought I'd made it up when I was so out of it! It's like whiskey going up your veins.

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 03-Dec-12 22:29:08

Oh god the ginger biscuit, dry crackers (what a joy to puke they are), sips of water.

Fuck the fuck off.

The first doctor I saw told me "you're pregnant not ill, it's not an excuse to go to work". I cried all the way home.

Suffered for another week and a half thinking I was being such a wimp because everyone else managed. Once I got to the point where I couldn't hold my head up I went back.

Lovely GP gave me one of those go-straight-to-the-front-of-the-queue hospital admission letters.

I was in for 2 weeks and it was just soul-destroying. No one had a clue what to do. My throat was pouring with blood and the muscles were so strained I couldn't speak at all, not even a whisper.

One consultant even told me, after 10 days on a drip and still 4+ keytones that it was just a case of making an effort to eat and drink more.

They refused to put me in a side room and I didn't have the strength to keep getting up so I lay there on a ward full of strangers puking into a bowl.

After 4 long years ttc I was pregnant with my miracle baby and jealous of the woman who came in after miscarrying as I knew that would make it stop. I'll never forgive myself for thinking that.

Between that and a nightmare birth I've sailed scarily close to PND and PTSD ever since.

I only hope that maybe this will highlight the condition but I have a horrible feeling that Princess Kate will be suffering more than anyone has before and anyone who gets it after her will be "jumping on the bandwagon".

Princesspond Mon 03-Dec-12 22:30:19

Ginger biscuits, wish someone had suggested them wink lost two stone, didnt have the strength to get out of bed and survived on coke only now realising I got very poor care from GP honestly still think some family members think I was being a bit wimpy. I used to lie in bed wishing for death honestly spent years trying to get pregnant but would have been glad if I went to sleep and never woke up.

Second time round I 'just' had bad morning sickness felt sick all day but only vomited once a day, result (or maybe it was those ginger biscuits grin)

This thread's making me queasy.
I can't eat ginger or mint now.
I remember telling my otherwise excellent MW when she asked that questionnaire thingy that if there wasn't so much to live for I would want to die. She looked at me exactly like this hmm
If I hadn't loved her I may have punched her.

I was hospitalised multiple times in my pregnancy, I spent the last 3 weeks of the pregnancy in hospital non-stop. They even induced me 2 weeks early as I was so ill.

I tried all 3 types of pregnancy safe anti-emetics, in every single combination.

Nothing worked.

I couldn't even keep sips of water down. I was so dehydrated that my arms were black and blue where there'd been many attempts to get a canula into my arm. It was so hard to get canula's into my arms, they even tried my feet, and when it came to the labour they were seriously considering a central line in my neck.

And still utter utter fuckwits spent the pregnancy suggesting ginger biscuits and travel sickness bands. angry

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

ginger snap anyone?

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

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

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

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

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.

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!!!

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

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!!

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

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

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

insancerre just reading that made me feel a bit ill!

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

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

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

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.

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