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Hyperemesis Support

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LucindaE Wed 09-Jan-13 18:32:37

We need a new thread.

I hope everyone suffering from the Horrors of Hyperemesis will find this thread useful as a source of support and information.

There's no TMI on here - can't be by definition - and nobody should feel ashamed of moaning as much as they feel the need to.

I used to include extracts from MOH's wonderful website
https://sites.google.com/site/pregnancysicknesssos/
but I think that makes this link less visible so am merely putting the link. The information on this site is invaluable.

I would like to thank MOH MOP Ovaltine Caramellokoalalover (I think she's changed her nickname) Fluffy, Horsey Kali and Everyone who has given such invaluable support and advice on previous threads.

Remember when you are at your worst, 'This Too Shall Pass'. It really will.

Marking place. Really bad day...

Oh, and thanks Lucinda blush

Getting bad headaches over past 24 hours and worse nausea/sickness. I've had enough now.

Reebok Wed 09-Jan-13 18:42:54

Thanks Lucinda for sorting new thread. Slightly better today. Just indigestion and heartburn making me feel sick.

Room, sorry to hear its another bad day for you. Here's hoping we will both be well soon and hG will just be a memory.

We must be due near each other, Reebok. It's nice to have a due-month buddy who understands what HG is like (not that I'd wish HG on you!)

Reebok Wed 09-Jan-13 19:51:46

I'm due 22nd July. When are you due Room? I totally agree. It helps to have someone who understands and knows I'm not exaggerating!

My official due date is 11th July but my LMP made it 13th July and second dating scan made it 8th July!

Reebok Wed 09-Jan-13 20:01:18

That's confusing! Lol

nannyl Wed 09-Jan-13 22:02:32

just marking my space...

will be back soonish with update of my manic weeks.....

hope the poorly suffering people improve soon xxx

Reebok Wed 09-Jan-13 23:35:14

Really thought I was getting better guys but spent the evening with my head in a bowl. Think the heartburn and indigestion is making the vomiting worse. I want to cry. Getting pressured into going back to work...my pay will go down soon if I don't and we can't afford it.

I'm like a mad woman...keep talking to bubba and telling it off for making me feel rubbish! Luckily I'm doing it in the privacy of my own home so no one can see my madness except DH (who does give me strange looks when I do it).

Hi Nannyl! You've been missed but hoping you are feeling better...pls give me hope!!

LucindaE Thu 10-Jan-13 12:28:45

Reebok You poor thing, how foul, and how one hates that bowl! But at least the good day is a sign of things to come. Lol about telling baby off. The suffering they cause! Room Sorry to hear about headaches, they just put the top hat on things. It's good you are both due around the same time.
Nannlyl Lovely to hear from you, looking forward to update.
Lucinda
xx

hopeful92 Thu 10-Jan-13 16:28:35

Hi this is my first time on this thread. I'm currently 20+3 with my first. Been suffering all the way through with bad sickness, missioning on through, going to work and everything however it all came to a head before Christmas. I got admitted to hospital and had to stay in for 3 days with severe dehydration. Took 10 drip bags til they were happy I was hydrated enough to go home. Been prescribed Cyclizine which is really helping me to stop being sick. Unfortunately now I'm just absolutely zapped all the time. Been recieving comments off people I know and other mums/pregnant women saying its "just a bit of morning sickness" and that "you would think I was the first woman to ever get morning sickness the way I'm acting" and their personal favourite "you should just be grateful you're pregnant not medicating yourself to the eyeballs to stop a bit of sickness". Its really getting me down now, it's not just a "bit of morning sickness" its all day constant violent throwing up, leaving me unable to eat or drink anything sad sorry for the rant, just sick of people not understanding!

Marking place as not having a good day despite no sickness or nausea yesterday so thought it was passing
Due dc1 19 June
P.s. no dSiL a ginger biscuit will not help!!!

hopeful92 Thu 10-Jan-13 16:50:09

Honestly, if I hear one more time "try a ginger biscuit or dry cracker" I think I will actually scream...

Reebok Thu 10-Jan-13 19:03:42

Thanks Lucinda...I keep praying for this stupid evil illness to end...everytime I feel sick now, I look at the scan. It helps to remind myself why I'm doing this and why I feel so rubbish.

Hopeful, I'm sorry to hear you feel so unwell and welcome. You will get lots of support here, no stupid suggestions of ginger biscuits (eurgh!)...I know exactly what you mean about the ignorance of some people. They just don't get it...hG is nothing like ms!! It's completely different! And please dont worry about ranting...if you can't do it here, where can you?

Littlemiss, sorry to hear you're unwell too. Hang in there...the good days will come for all of us soon enough!

Nexus6 Thu 10-Jan-13 19:15:13

i ran out of tablets over the weekend (damn baby brain!) and so i was a bit sick- I've got cyclizine tabs now but I think the sickness has given me a gum infection. I did have an infection in my gum last time i was really ill and the dentist gave me antibiotics... I really cant handle going on these again my stomach was in so much pain.

Not sure whether I should go to the dentist yet? I really want to try and get this under control with corsidol and deep cleaning.

MotherofPearl Thu 10-Jan-13 22:04:13

Reebok, so sorry to hear you're still stuck in the full horror of it, bowl and all. I think I may have already asked you this so apologies if I'm repeating myself, but have you tried ranitidine for the heartburn? Many women on here have sworn by it, because the heartburn certainly exacerbates the sickness.

Welcome to Hopeful and so sorry to hear that people have been so unsympathetic. Incidently, cyclizine is a very widely-used and well-established drug so people who tell you shouldn't be 'dosing up' on meds during pregnancy (presumably they're thinking about side-effects) should get their facts straight before picking on someone with HG. As you say, it is NOTHING like morning sickness. Actually we employ a Ginger Hit Squad here on the thread, who can easily be dispatched to deal with unhelpful people who mentioned the G-word. wink

Room, hope you've had a better day today?

Lucinda, well done on setting up the new thread with not a single glitch grin, and hope you've recovered now from your migraine.

hopeful92 Thu 10-Jan-13 22:14:28

Nexus sorry to hear your having problems with your teeth - as if hg isn't bad enough without having sore gums!

Reebok thats a fantastic idea, to look at the scan when we feel crappy to remind why we're putting ourselves through this.

I'm hoping to get a scan picture in 2 weeks when I will be 22 weeks as went for one yesterday and the little monkey was facing the wrong way so couldn't get a good angle smile made all the sickness, migraines, tiredness, emotions and back ache so worth it seeing the little wriggler on the screen.

At least we know that it is all for a good cause smile

I'm still being sick. I wish it would stop for today. My dr gave me cyclizine but I can't say I've noticed the difference. They do help me sleep though if I have them during the day I'm out for the count. So good to see this thread, I'm not the only one!!

hopeful92 Thu 10-Jan-13 22:24:23

Littlemiss sorry to hear that you're nit feeling any better after cyclizine - maybe your doctor can prescribe something different? Unfortunately they don't work for everyone sad they have about halved the number of times I'm being sick so at least I can keep some food&water in!! Hope you find something that works for you.

Reebok Fri 11-Jan-13 11:39:36

Mop, I've tried it but doesn't help unfortunately. Waiting for the other gp to return as he will prescribe the other drug...omneprozole (sp?)...current gp wouldn't even prescribe Zantac - had to go to the other one.

LucindaE Fri 11-Jan-13 12:02:59

Welcome to LittleMiss Hopeful and Nexus. Hopeful I am sorry you have been suffering badly so late on - that is tough enough without idiotic self-righteous comments from people. You would think that with all the recent publicity about Hyperemesis people would realise that this is not ordinary M/s. You deserve a medal for still working - I can't imagine how you have managed to keep on - I'm sure the dr would give a sick note after the hospitalisation particularly.
LittleMiss Sorry things aren't improving - so agree with Hopeful that it's a good idea to ask for a change of meds - there are lots they can try which are safe and you shouldn't suffer in silence. I found it difficult to talk on the phone or face to face (as one does, for fear of being sick) but can you get someone to do a bit of talking for you if that applies? Obviously not the SIL who advocates G- B-------.
Nexus Welcome,really sorry to hear of gum infection. That is awful on top of the rest, and I really feel for you about antibiotics. Seems a good idea to avoid them, I wonder if the dentist or GP can think of any way of getting them into you avoiding the stomach, I think I heard of some antibiotic thing that can be applied externally?
Reebok and Room I hope slightly better today?
MOP Lol about the Ginger Hit Squad! grin
Lucinda
xx

Reebok Fri 11-Jan-13 21:27:05

Slightly better day today thanks Lucinda. Mainly the heartburn and indigestion which is rather frustrating as it makes me want to throw up. But so far, only the one! I'm coming up to 13 weeks...only 27 more weeks (hopefully) to go. Trying not to focus on setting myself dates for when hG will end but it's the only thing that gets me through each day. I am secretly praying for a 14 week recovery like one of my sisters...the other recovered at 7 months and mum after labour. Not sure if it will happen though as I felt like I was better on Monday at my scan only to spiral backwards from Tuesday onwards. Probably the happiness from seeing my healthy baby which tricked me into thinking it was gone.

Spoke to work today. The deputy is far more understanding about my situation and being less pushy. Seemed more concerned about my health than the parents who are complaining about me being gone so long whereas, the head teacher is the opposite. The funny thing is the head is female and deputy is male. Anyway we need to arrange a meeting next week in person according to hr and discuss options for further cover. I've been assured that my job is safe which is a relief as I have been stressing.

Wait a minute, my HG seems to have disappeared...

<looks under the sofa>

I'm sure I left it here somewhere grin

I'm onto over 24 hours of not even feeling sick now! This isn't just a bit of an improvement but a swapping of HG to monster appetite!

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