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Hyperemesis Support

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LucindaE Tue 15-Oct-13 19:53:28

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 for sufferers, with information about medications, coping strategies, hospital admissions, useful links, advice for family members, and much more.

I would like to thank MOH and Everyone who has given such invaluable support and advice on this and on previous threads.

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

LucindaE Tue 15-Oct-13 20:20:24

Hyper So sorry you still suffering, I hope this is a bug making things worse, there's a vicious one going about .
Tallyra I'm keeping my fingers crossed you get some relief soon. Gentle pats. Good idea about Caitlin Dean's link.
Meerka Congratulations on twelve weeks.
MOB Great news.
Sally Good luck with results. You've had enough problems!
Eggy Sorry things are bad today.
Hope Everybody is surviving.
Lucinda
xx

MurderOfBanshees Tue 15-Oct-13 20:40:42

Just marking place.

Hope everyone is doing ok (as can be).

jenpatnim Tue 15-Oct-13 20:47:17

Hey all, marking place also. I am a lot better, off the meds and a bit nauseated but able to eat. Also off the lactulose and things are moving great. Do I have to leave the board?

SicknSpan Tue 15-Oct-13 20:55:26

Glad some of us are coping. thanks to those who aren't. Just marking place, ondansetron started this morning so I'm beginning to feel some relief from the vomming. Just not the nausea. It's relentless, so wearing.

MurderOfBanshees Tue 15-Oct-13 20:57:13

Stick around jen, it's good for us to hear it can get better!

eggybrokenoff Wed 16-Oct-13 06:16:39

Marking place. hope everyone ok today

LucindaE Wed 16-Oct-13 08:28:20

Welecome to the new house, everyone. Cyber cushions, and ahem - bowls are available.
Jenn You are much valued, do stay! It's always been my hope that this thread should expand to include ex sufferers coming back regularly, etc, but because by definition people with babies are so busy, they don't tend to come back often! It's so good when women who are a lot better, have given birth etc come back to encourage others, say how good life is getting etc.
Lucinda
xx

tryingtokeeppositive Wed 16-Oct-13 10:53:29

Marking place. Hope everyone is okay today, x

Tallyra Wed 16-Oct-13 11:16:18

morning all. I have my fingers crossed as I have had a few good days in a row - maybe maybe I'm improving as I hit 14 weeks. don't want to jinx it though!

Totesamazeballs Wed 16-Oct-13 11:26:19

Hi all! I am improving too. Not been sick for a week and although still nauseous, it's much less oppressive and I have more energy which is just as well as DS has decided to start the tantrums! Oh joy.

eggybrokenoff Wed 16-Oct-13 13:00:50

i dont feel i should post then - will bring the thread down! i have actually managed to do a fair bit today despite being utterly wiped by yesterdays lactulose ahem, incident. vomiting well under control but oh my god the nausea is all consuming. i am so grumpy and have no patience with the dcs either. i really have to snap out of it!

Tallyra Wed 16-Oct-13 13:09:27

don't get me wrong eggy, I might be feeling a bit better but I'm still unable to do very much at all - even getting the strength up to have a shower is a trial still!

eggybrokenoff Wed 16-Oct-13 13:42:30

i actually braved a dog walk today - just a short one with ds toddling. was feeling so chuffed then the wretched animal jumped in a huge puddle of boggy cow shitty water. he stinks, my house stinks. i could actually throttle him. but with untreated hg with ds1 he was my constant companion through lonely days lying in the bathroom vomiting continually. so i can just about forgive him anything!

Meerka Wed 16-Oct-13 17:17:40

Hello new thread looks around, waves, adjusts a cushion or two and lies back, bowl by her hand

Please stick around jen!

SIcknspan yeah, the nausea is worse than the vomitting sad

Strength to all

LucindaE Wed 16-Oct-13 18:25:50

Meerka Lol, I wish I could offer cyber hands to do housework, childcare, placating of OH's (for those with non angelic ones), etc.
Eggy That first pregnancy sounds horrific - I remember you saying it was untreated - did you suffer throughout? Your dog was obviously wonderfully supportive then, perhaps showed more sense than the doctors who ignored you.
Totes Brilliant news and Tallyra That's wonderful, too!
Sickandspan Poor you about nausea. It is very hard to endure. Hoping for some relief for you soon.
MOB and Everyone I hope coping.
Lucinda
xx

ChocChaffinch Wed 16-Oct-13 20:34:02

<sigh>
many on the April ante thread having idiotic messages re; morning sickness/ anti emetics from their GPs bloody hell medics really letting down preggers ladies everywhere

Totesamazeballs Wed 16-Oct-13 21:10:46

Agree with you about the nausea Meerka. People are so surprised when I say I still feel sick all day. I am clinging onto the 16/17 week mark. Not sure why as I am sure my nausea went on much, much later. In fact, I think I felt it through my whole pregnancy but just not strongly. I must have as I distinctly remember it going as soon as DS arrived.

Eggy - sounds rank! Poor you!

jenpatnim Wed 16-Oct-13 22:13:21

Ugh, sorry you guys are having such a rough time!

Tallyra - great to hear from you, so glad you are still ok!

I am defintitely physically aware that I am off the meds. My appetite is down, I have terrible trapped wind that is painful and bloating, and I do still get the nausea, but it is manageable. The fact that I have managed to poo normally 3 days in a row makes it worthwhile being off the ondansetron, even if that would kill the rest of the nausea.

I am still mega-tired, although that might be work related as well. It has been extremely busy these last few weeks, and we have one more week before I get a week off for mid-term. Then I think a 7 week term before maternity leave.

Had a lovely thing today though - last year's 5th year boys came back for prize day - they look like big men now! (I felt so proud to see them looking so grown up). I was able to tell them about the baby and they were so excited and pleased for me, hugs all round, and a very mature conversation about it. It was really really nice and I was so glad to see them. They know the date and time of my wedding and have threatened to come and stand in at the back of the ceremony - I really hope they do!

tryingtokeeppositive Wed 16-Oct-13 22:56:31

Hi all. Glad to see some are feeling better! I was dreadful this morning and afternoon but now I feel fine - better than I have in weeks. I'm actually quite worried, does it go up and down like this? I would say this morning was one of the worst so far, so it's bizarre that I feel quite good now?

Meerka Thu 17-Oct-13 07:22:56

jen that's lovely about your year 5! I hope they do too smile

* trying* Yeah it's totally normal for the sickness to go up and down. For some reason quite a few of the the Sisterhood of the Sickbowl seem to find they are better in the mornigns and worse as the day goes on, but it can easily work the other way around too.

Also, you can have rough days and good days. I think it was Totes a few weeks ago who suddenly felt rather better for a few days and then worse again and I had the same 10 days ago, to the point both of us were afraid something had gone wrong. (It hadn't, both of us have had scans since.) Other people get just a steady, non-stop nausea and sickness the whole time without fluctuations. It's all to do with the HcG hormone, apparently, and the hormones vary a lot at the best of times never mind when you're preggers.

choc i forgot the april thread, I'll have to start watching now I'm nearly past 12 weeks!

jenpatnim Thu 17-Oct-13 07:57:09

trying the fluctuations are normal. Try not to worry! Meerka is right!

tryingtokeeppositive Thu 17-Oct-13 09:30:43

Thanks meerka and jen, was a little worried. Woke up feeling crappy again so I guess it's coming for me again. Hope everyone is okay today xx

eggybrokenoff Thu 17-Oct-13 09:43:02

ive hit a bit of a low today. feel very very nauseous and just feeling resentful of the impact its having. just a few weeks ago it was summer holidays and i was doing all sorts with the dcs. ds1 school on strike today and i just cant face any baking/painting/craft nothing. i feel so guilty for them and so down about everything else im not managing to do. i know it will be wonderful in the end but today is just a tough day. my mum is coming to stay for a couple of days. i will have to tell her but actually it will be a relief for someone else to know

tryingtokeeppositive Thu 17-Oct-13 10:31:15

eggy I'm really sorry you're having a shitty day. Thank god for mums. Whilst it will be worth it in the end, I don't think that makes it any easier right now. Don't fight it today, do as little as you can get away with and try not to feel guilty about not being as active with DS. Easier said than done, but take this time with your mum there to rest up. Really hope you feel better soon x

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