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Hyperemesis Support

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LucindaE Sat 26-Apr-14 20:20:41

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.

MOH's wonderful website is full of useful information on this illness:
Another invaluable website is:
If you need help in obtaining medication, this phone number is
024 7638 2020

Lastly, the NICE guidelines on treatment are useful:

I would like to thank 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 Sat 26-Apr-14 20:24:58

OK, I've placed comfy virtual sofas and invisible hands to wait on sufferers...

mrsb87 Sat 26-Apr-14 20:31:57

<Nabbing a comfy spot>

Copied this from the last thread before I realised we'd moved!

Lucinda I've tried to half my meds but the nausea was unbearable after 2 days. Back to my normal dosage tonight!

Lottiedoubtie Sat 26-Apr-14 20:36:14

Signing in.

Nmcnau13 Sat 26-Apr-14 20:38:48

Hi, this is my first time posting on here. I was diagnosed with HG this week. Came as a bit of a shock, just assumed I was going through 'normal morning sickness'. Have felt nauseous 24/7 since week 5 and throwing up 3-4 times a day. Been really bad this week, bit keeping fluids or food down at all. Dr reluctantly gave me anti sickness meds which touch wood seem to be hoping a little. Can't help feeling I'm overreacting and should be able to cope with this better...anyone else feel like this?

Booboostoo Sat 26-Apr-14 20:44:54

Nmcnau13 I doubt you are over-reacting with what you describe!! If you had a bug and was vomiting 3-4 times a day how long would you leave it before you saw a doctor and expected them to help? 2-3 days, 10 days? I doubt anyone would put up with that for 2-3 weeks, not to mention 9 months! The dehydration and tiredness can be quite draining and potentially need addressing as well. I only have the nausea but it is so tiring, both physically and emotionally. I think because people expect a little bit of morning sickness they assume HG is the same, something relatively mild, that only lasts a couple of weeks, but it is not, it is seriously debilitating.

MrsHende Sat 26-Apr-14 20:48:33

Marking my place, handing out sick bowls...

Oklahoma Sat 26-Apr-14 20:57:55

Shotgun the seat near the bathroom!

Bad day 4 in a row today.

And have to get on a plane later (sob!!).

Welcome NMC it doesn't sound like you're overreacting.

Oklahoma Sat 26-Apr-14 21:00:20

And NMC adding to Boo's points, it Just. Never. Ends!

Nmcnau13 Sat 26-Apr-14 21:37:04

Thanks everyone. I'm 14 + 2 so I've got my fingers crossed for that magical 20 week mark. Why are drs so reluctant to give meds for it? My dr has only given me enough for 5 days and keeps telling me to eat pineapple :s

Oklahoma Sun 27-Apr-14 00:13:43

Pineapple!? But that is really acidic!! How will that help?

livingzuid Sun 27-Apr-14 02:13:25

Pineapple seriously?? Normally someone is waving pack of ginger nuts at me and I want to hurt them. If someone offered me pineapple I'd shove it back to them where it hurt! If I had the energy. After regurgitating it back onto their shoes. I love pineapple but in pg I can't stand it.

Sorry you are suffering. They are reluctant to pescribe I think because for some doctors it is a rear end covering exercise and they basically don't have a clue about hg. The reality is that it is perfectly safe to take these medications in pregnancy. You must not worry about it. I have been on four different types of medications for various ailments including hg and the baby is a whopper.

oklahoma have a good flight smile home soon!

mrsb I have tried several times to stop the tablets. Every time it comes back worse. I accepted the inevitable around week 25ish and have just taken them regularly since.

I'm awake. Woke up gasping for air around 2.30 and terrible pain in my hip. Immediately followed by a wave of intense nausea. Hooray for 24 hour mn!

meerka how was your day? Lots of orange people running around even now grin

Meerka Sun 27-Apr-14 05:22:41

gaaaaaah i posted on the old thread ! stupid preg brain.

Hello nmc Pineapple????! DOH. it's acid and it makes your mouth hurt ... as if you needed that right now. loads of info on drink and food teh sites that Mother Hen posted above, but no one has ever suggested pineapple before!

Jsut remember that HG is a real illness and no, you shouldnt be coping better. You get through it the best way you can and pushing yourself to keep going makes it worse. Good meds and rest are two of the main things that help so please, take it easy and take care of yoruself smile

living im on the night shift too, shoudl have logged in earlier then we could have chatted more smile Yes, the town was orange from what I could see of it, driving back to the hosptial. It's dead quiet on the ward, looks like even the babies are holding off appearing til their mums can finish off partying with their non-alco wine! How was Leiden? smile

Meerka Sun 27-Apr-14 05:25:12

and oh <faintly amused> it seems my hair has turned rather obviously several grades greyer in the last weeks. Havent dyed it since the start of the preg, so it's not that its just wearing off. A kid referred to me as our 6yo's grandma three weeks ago!

livingzuid Sun 27-Apr-14 05:53:13

Yep still awake. I even did my yoga dvd (on easy level) to try and sort out my restless legs, breathe a bit better and killer hip. It helped a little but I couldn't do that much with the nausea. God, does this never end? I don't care how hard people say it is having a newborn, at least you have your body back. This is extreme tiredness + sick + pain + can't eat + just being bored!

The only consolation has been to feel her moving around a lot for most of this awake stint as I was worried she was a bit quiet last night. Obviously saving it for when I was trying to sleep grin

meerka that's Dutch bluntness for you! Am sure the hair is not nearly as bad as all that. Leiden was lovely, really busy. I made the mistake of not eating anything and by the time I found dh I was shaking and almost vomiting. I got told off blush it looked so pretty though the city and they did well on the stall.

How was your time at home?

livingzuid Sun 27-Apr-14 05:54:15

Also think sleeplessness is caused by impending dm visit. How am I supposed to entertain her on Monday and Tuesday on my ownesome?

mrsnec Sun 27-Apr-14 06:48:12

Hi everyone just marking my place on the new thread.

Can't believe there's still no news meerka.

boo I was reading about the issue with your doc but didn't get round to saying anything yet and all the news about your pets too bet you can't wait to get to Greece now.

Hello to nmc and mrshende.

Oaklahoma, sorry to hear you've had a bad time hope the flight was ok.

Living I agree with you and everyone else about pineapple.and all the other stuff I've had shoved in my face. I ended up being very blunt with mil after she baked me a ginger cake. I ate some to be polite but it didn't stay down long! I want to still be able to eat fruit though as I thought it would help with hydration as if I drink too much it makes my nausea worse. At the moment I'm finding pears and plums are the only fruits I can stomach, even strawberries apples and melon made me sick. Sorry about the sleeplessness too. I suppose I have that to come my dm is coming over next month for 3 weeks! Glad you're feeling lots of movement too.

Hi to Mrsb Lottie and Lucinda and sorry if I've missed anything.both threads morning very fast this weekend!

LucindaE Sun 27-Apr-14 09:07:09

(Flaps and clucks.0
Meerka So nice of you to feel for others in your present horrible situation.
nmc Welcome, poor you, everyone on here is very supportive and has been there. Do invest in some kesostix from a chemists -as Meerka says dehydration tends to be the main problem so difficult to keep enough liquids down, so that unfortunately, it may get the point where you need a bit of IV in hospital if the famous sticks show it's at a serious level.
mrsb87 Don't feel bad about having to keep on with the meds - the baby will be fine despite them and you need them.
Running out of space here's the link to the new thread.
Welcome to the new thread, everyone, back soon. I so feel for anyone suffering at night particularly.

Kels13 Sun 27-Apr-14 09:30:16

Marking my place. 16 weeks in and still being sick several times a day. If anyone else suggests crackers and ginger biscuits I'll lose it!

LucindaE Sun 27-Apr-14 09:45:07

Meerka Whose hair wouldn't turn greyer with what you've been through; Soon you will be able to treat yourself to a brand new hair colour.
livinzuid That sleeplessness is awful.
Waves to Lottie Okla mrsnec and everyone.

Lottiedoubtie Sun 27-Apr-14 09:57:50

Morning, started the day with a nightmare about a hospital and then a morning bile run. Now feeling sick, sore and miserable.

Back to work tomorrow hmm

mrsb87 Sun 27-Apr-14 10:08:27

Morning everyone. Currently I'm sat in the office at work sobbing. The nausea is awful today and I just don't know how I'm going to cope.

Lottiedoubtie Sun 27-Apr-14 10:20:38

mrs can you go home? Crying in the office is never good, I really feel for you.

mrsb87 Sun 27-Apr-14 10:42:37

I think I may go home, I will have to stay til after the other guy has had his lunch break. I'm sure the tears are partly hormonal but I'm in a bit of a mess.

Lottiedoubtie Sun 27-Apr-14 10:50:16

Don't beat yourself up over whatever is causing it. You are pregnant and I'll, that's enough.

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