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Hyperemesis Support

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LucindaE Mon 02-Dec-13 14:35:22

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.
So many women on this thread have thought they couldn't get through this, but they did.

LucindaE Mon 02-Dec-13 14:40:06

Wow, I nearly got caught out there - looks about, clucking anxiously.
xx

LucindaE Mon 02-Dec-13 14:50:59

Everyone I sound like a Bravissimo sales person, but here's the online link for nursing and maternity bras
www.bravissimo.com/products/lingerie/nursing-bras/
Superlamb Oh dear, that was a brief reprieve!
xx

livingzuid Mon 02-Dec-13 15:17:11

Here! Just off to see my psychologist armed with scan pic. For weeks she was the only one to see me whilst in the living hell that was the wait to last Fridays scan so she has a vested interest smile

Nutella and bread is keeping the worst of the nausea at bay. I really don't want to get bored of Nutella though!

Thanks all of congrats too it is worth it isn't it!

Lucinda I will look. Problem is I have no idea what size I am.

eggybrokenoff Mon 02-Dec-13 19:03:02

Marking place!

Only1scoop Mon 02-Dec-13 19:07:15

Just checking in....
Living grin great news chuffed for you....
Meerka sorry to hear you so sick again....and hope its abeiting for youthanks
Hope everyone else as well as can be

ChaffinchOfDoom Mon 02-Dec-13 20:07:30

hullo. pants day today, threw up an apple at 4pm, and vommed pre breakfast.

trying to sip water but got the vile taste happening and even nibbling a wagon wheel is too much.

hope all the hyprem crew OK tonight

ChaffinchOfDoom Mon 02-Dec-13 20:09:09

ps nutella fans...asda has shape chocolate puddings x4 for £1 and the choc hazelnut flavour is exactly like nutella pudding. awesome.

livingzuid Mon 02-Dec-13 20:41:35

only thank you, hope nuchal (sp?) scan goes OK tomorrow. Psychologist thought though given they had done so many measurements today they may well have noticed anything untoward. I'm going to have to go on my own as DH has to work waaah so a bit nervous.

AAlso nurse taking blood asked me if I use blood thinners confused so that worried me a bit. I have to do blood tests all the time and they have never mentioned it before! Should I ask tomorrow? Maybe something to do with the test?

jen how are you feeling? Can you face a home made hot lemon and honey drink or too blergh?

scheriously did you manage to get signed off for longer? It's just as stressful schelpping down to the Dr every week when all you must want to do is rest....

chaffinch super and meerka how are you feeling now? That's no good about the Apple they taste so nice but always so bad coming back up.

I woofed down a huge KFC for dinner. I thought I was going to pass out and vomit on the floor 5 mins before eating. Chicken and Pepsi max sorted me out. My Mil said that I would eat everything I would never eat and what I normally eat would be disgusting which is so far true! I really hate KFC and macdonalds, white bread etc normally! Diet coke and Nutella is the only exception grin

And I really really want salty stuff. Not sweet.

I felt dreadful earlier though was so nice to not be at work today and do things at my own pace. Had a snooze and got woken up by Mil calling that grumped me out a bit! I've crossed noodles off the acceptable foods list as well they were vile today and it took a lot of deep breathing for them to not come back up. I think I'm going to have to make use of the sick room at work which has a bed so I can rest a bit in the day. We have such an annoying receptionist though so I don't want to have to tell her.

chaffinch I will so check those out when I get home. I have every intention of stocking up on cheap supermarket stuff for me and the baby at every opportunity so I will treat myself to those! I've always had a Nutella addiction.

eggy I was good today smile I walked to and from my drs appointment and also walked 15 mins each way to meet DH after work. Admittedly there is a KFC in there somewhere but I at least walked for a bit! Ran out of breath very quickly tho walking from bus stop to hospital waiting area blush and I do have a good core fitness base - is that normal?

I'll stop rambling, heading to bed. Hope you all manage a good night's rest smile

jenpatnim Mon 02-Dec-13 21:08:40

Living - KFC has been amazing for me through this. Before, I would have maybe had one once a year but now? Bring it on. Actually planning to get one tonight after I pick up OH from work. I know that is late to be eating (11pm) but I got home at 5 and went to bed for 3 hours, so I have had some rest.

The cold is not letting up, but I am taking paracetamol and struggling on.
Nausea doesn't help.

I completely forgot I had a hospital antenatal check today - my boss reminded me when I was IN work (could have had the whole morning off, instead I taught 3 periods of year 9 SOB), and OH texted me as he remembered and checked the appt card in my file. Anyway, I called the hospital and they said if I was there before 12 the dr could see me, so I legged it out of work and OH met me there with my file.

They took blood (and made a complete production out of it, I don't understand how the ones at my drs surgery manage to make it look so easy), and did a wee scan! They said the baby is 3lb 3oz now, a good size, plenty of movement, fluids good, heartbeat good, my bp good..... all good, basically. I have to go back on 6th January to check the size then.

I seem to be hopeless with appointments since all this started.... getting days wrong and everything. Can we call it baby brain? lol

Meerka Tue 03-Dec-13 07:47:14

oh that's lovely to hear that everything is so good jen. doing well! how long to go now?

Slgihtly better morning so far here thank god. Yesterday I managed about a mug of water in sips over the whole day, I was dreading a serious return of the HG. Slowly managed a whole mug of weak tea already today, and I think it'll stay down.

jenpatnim Tue 03-Dec-13 08:05:35

Due 15th Feb, Meerka (my birthday, too) and so 10 weeks. Definitely keep that fluid in, dehydration is a killer for the HG!

I had such a bad night - woke up so many times coughing, snuffling and sneezing. Got up at 5 for water as I was very thirsty and also a dose of Peptac liquid for acid reflux. Didn't get back to sleep. Now heading off to work feeling rotten. But I have a half day tomorrow for Christmas shopping (we get it every year) and then a half day on Thursday to attend the asthma clinic at the drs (although I haven't really had asthma since my dog died - it seems to be a pet hair thing), so the rest of the week won't be too bad, hopefully

Meerka Tue 03-Dec-13 08:28:44

<grins> that's going to make birthday parties easy then! though they never arrive on time do they smile Sad about pet hair, husband has same allergy, means we cant keep a cat sadly

hope everyone's day is ok.

ChaffinchOfDoom Tue 03-Dec-13 10:10:49

zuid - agree the out of breath thing, Ive been lucky enough always to be fairly fit-ish and strong; but this pg has knocked the wind out of me. It is a killer at work as we have lots of very low cupboards, and filing is all into low drawers, the only option is to sit on a wooden floor ouch! pgp horrors. But Ive notived I walk a lot more slowly now, get out of breath and get killer stitch very easily. Im only 23 weeks, not even ''heavily pg'' yet. Lord help me.

My hips and pelvis and sciatic and bad right knee have bad and good days, the one bright spot for being at work is less joint pain as Im constantly moving around; it's just the leaning and squatting down that is exhausting now.

Generally Ive been managing on 2 ondansatron per day, but may move back up to 3 if this puking continues. fruit is hard to eat and my poor bowels need it.

DH wandered in late yesterday with a macdonalds - and drank the whole thing of diet coke, wouldn't normally touch it. stayed down though, and was icy cold, lush.

Meerka Tue 03-Dec-13 10:24:51

yes, isnt icy cold just lovely ...

livingzuid Tue 03-Dec-13 10:36:15

Lost my message bah. Summary is icy diet coke is amazing and hey its all fluid so wouldn't worry about it too much smile people stink on public transport of cigarettes and curry and I miss my car and no nausea today as currently waiting for downs scan so nerves have taken over.

Jen feel better soon

livingzuid Tue 03-Dec-13 10:38:16

And how can appointment no 109 come before me at 108!

livingzuid Tue 03-Dec-13 10:43:11

Jen i also sympathise about the whole blood taking drama. My local blood centre can draw about six vials in seconds and find the vein straight away. Why in a hospital is it so harder?on Friday I had to do 8 vials of blood and yesterday 5 and it was such a stage show.

livingzuid Tue 03-Dec-13 11:05:10

Just came out I don't get the results till next week. Measurements I could see were mainly around 2mm and the highest at 2.7mm so I'm clueless as to what they are and she spent ages looking at the heart and didn't say anything urgh this is awful I'm so scared again. She gave me a pic though and baby was still wriggling around. Would I have got a pic if it was all going to shit?

Off to be sick.

ChaffinchOfDoom Tue 03-Dec-13 11:06:23

when I had ds and was prepping for section the nurse tried to put in cannula
and muffed it up so badly she splashed my blood all over the floor

really, these people must have been trained? had practice? yet still screw it up

ChaffinchOfDoom Tue 03-Dec-13 11:07:25

living - it sounds as if all ok or she'd have called in another to get 2nd opinion
my friend's a scanner and she says they go quiet when really concentrating.
good news!

livingzuid Tue 03-Dec-13 12:08:01

chaffinch thank you that just made me cry (in a good way). People on the train think I'm nuts. I was all excited last week and now the wait to 20 weeks seems like another marathon. She measured the baby at 7 something centimetres.

The main problem was DH wasn't there. The paranoia I have as part of my bipolar is normally pretty well controlled but during pregnancy it's been really bad. So this has now added to it. I've told him I can't go to that on my own ever again he is my voice of reason and stupid customers on a phone will just have to wait and his work have to understand he's my main carer and has responsibilities as a result.

Now I'm like the heartbeat looked really slow, the baby wasn't moving as much, why does it feel so aches there today, is it all done. When the logical part of me is saying hang on if there was a problem they would have looked at it while you were there not told you they will call in a week with results and see you at 20 weeks. But I'm not very rational today sad I don't have a midwife I can talk to as I see the gynaecologist directly so I'm a bit waaaaaaaaa

And I am on a shakey train and ate a cheese roll and think I'm regretting it. Sick feeling is coming back and I feel exhausted as well. Cheese hasn't been great for me but it was the blandest thing I could see to eat grin known as broodtje met kaas here - a staple of the Dutch diet, bread and more bread with various cheeses that all look and taste the same.

Sorry don't mean to hijack. Moan over. It's a beautiful day today, how is everyone getting on? smile

LucindaE Tue 03-Dec-13 12:10:19

Livingzuid Poor you about 'off to be sick'. How often is that happening, now?Again, I know it is so anxiety making, waiting - increases sickness, the tension - but the chances are so much in your favour. I knew a poor woman who had a one in four chance according to the blood test (it turned out OK) but of course, even with her that was seventy-five per cent in her favour. I have always been keen on exericse - once - believe it or not - a martial arts expert - but in pregnancy I found myself very breathless from quite early on, particularly if OH forgot and started walking along quickly...Congratulations on walk, I'm sure that's good for keeping things supple.
Jen That virus is foul. Any soreness of throat seems to make the sickness worse, plus the coughing. Fancy you, so organised, forgetting your appointment. Your DH sounds even more organised. I wander about in a dream in comparison. What a shame you didn't get the morning off. Not long to maternity leave now.
Chaffinch An apple - too horrible, oh dear. Odd, I found the full sugar coke far more soothing - lots on here like the diet sort, then?
Nutella - I must live in my own universe - I've never really noticed Nutella. Now I'm fascinated by those puddings (hope the thought doesn't sicken anybody).
Hope Everyone is coping.
xx

livingzuid Tue 03-Dec-13 12:10:32

And how awful about the op preparation. Not what you need. With all the stories you hear it makes the mind boggle as to how/why some people are in that profession.

ChaffinchOfDoom Tue 03-Dec-13 12:19:40

ok living - I hear ya about the creeping paranoia..and I think of this news story from a few yrs ago..

a woman did a parachute jump, her chute failed and she fell and landed flat. She broke some bones, but they also discovered she was pg, and the baby was fine. Fine!
this is all you need to focus on, that little living thing has evolved over thousands of years to continue the species. it will take from you what it needs to the detriment of your own health, and will cling and thrive :-)
they are tough little fighters.

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