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nina79 Sat 28-May-11 11:31:53

Hi...any advice would be much appreciated.

I am 9 weeks pregnant with my first. I have been so sick, weak and nauseous for a couple of weeks all day and all night with no energy. I can't face food at all but I am forcing myself to eat a bit of bread, fruit and water. It is awkard at work as I am finding it hard to focus. Been sick a few times but mainly bile as I have no food in my stomach. All this is making me feel pretty miserable but I feel so guilty about that as I am happy to be pregnant. My partner had a big go at me saying he has never known any pregnant woman to be so miserable and his ex (who he has a 10 year old with) was never like this. That really hurt my feelings as I am trying my best to act 'normal' and I don't think I am taking it out on anyone, but I just feel so rotten and don't want to go out anywhere. What can I do to feel better? thanks

Meglet Sat 28-May-11 11:37:14

Go to the GP's, they might prescribe some anti-sickness pills. I had Avomine.

Get a couple of days off work to rest, if you aren't eating properly the baby will be ok but you are going to end up wiped out. Can you tell your boss you are feeling dreadful?

Bad morning sickness is the shittiest thing sad. I had it with DC2 and was tired and fed up for weeks. I couldn't keep water down and lost weight.

reikizen Sat 28-May-11 11:37:54

what an arse (sorry, I know he is the father of your child but really!) You need to go to your GP and get some anti-emetic tablets and take them regularly. Your GP should also ask for a urine sample and if it has a lot of ketones in it (they show your body doesn't have enough fuel on board) then s/he may decide to refer you to the hospital for rehydration therapy (intravenous fluids). Whilst some level of nausea and sickness is normal for most pregnant women, it sounds as if you have hyperemesis which can only be managed with anti-emetics and possibly IV fluids. In the meantime try to sip small amounts of water and eat whatever you can face. Good luck!

Icoulddoitbetter Sat 28-May-11 11:47:30

First of all give your "P" a massive kick up the arse. How dare he have a go at you for feeling ill?!!!!!!!! My DH is a lovely man but there have been times that I've had to spell out to him how shitty I actually feel (though it's easing now, thankfully) and that he needs to imagine what it would be like to feel sick and tired 24h a day!

And then get to your doctor. You have got it pretty extremely, and although your bub will be fine, you need to make sure you are too. Hugs xx

diddygirl Sat 28-May-11 12:51:33

Hello, sorry you are feeling rubbish. Tell your OH that pregnancy affects women differently. There is a hyperemesis thread on here with lots of lovely people who know what you are going through. There is also a brilliant article written by MOH which you should read and get your OH to read too.

I'm going through hyperemesis for the second time and it is so debilitating. I've been off work for 3 weeks now cos am too ill to even think about it. Get to your docs as soon as you can cos you are prob very dehydrated.

elt37 Sat 28-May-11 14:46:32

hi i am 38 weeks now but I totally feel for you I had the worse time from about week 3 - week 9
. I was never actually sick but the feeling of nausea & tiredness was awful I had to have loads of time offwork and was just in bed constantly tired and nauseas. My partner wasnt horrible but I could see he was thinkin it cant be that bad !!Unless you have had it people dont realize how ill you can feel and this can upset you . I had lots of advice but I must admit no remedy helped me it was just a matter of waiting to feel better. I hope it wears off for you soon.
Ps it certainly doesnt help when you are compared to other women who have been pregnant and fine. If I am honest I havent felt "happy & blooming" through much of my pregnancy for many reasons I seem to have had alot of side effects! chin up and let me know how you getting on it can only get better xx

Wormshuffler Sat 28-May-11 15:06:01

You have my sympathy, I was really bad with My DD, I truely know how difficult it is getting food down you but if you could just try and get anthing at all it really will help you feel better. I used to eat pot noodles for breakfast, as it was all i could get down!!
MS is a really good sign for a lasting PG, the only PG I havn't had it for was the one I MC'd

nannyl Sat 28-May-11 19:30:31

Sorry you are feeling awful

i was sick all day and night too for about 8 weeks, and was signed off from week 7 - 16. (sickness became HG at 8 weeks)

I had my anti-sickness tabs from dr (and at 25 weeks i still rely on them now & am still sick every 2 - 3 days) but i found acupuncture helped a bit, esp when i had needle plasters in my wrists (that would stay in for 4 or 5 days).... gave me a few hours here and there without actual vomiting (though still felt awful) and those few hours not vomitting were worth their weight in gold!!!

any let up at all was welcome and i found having a few hours off a some point most days better the cope with than vomitting all day and all night and just always for weeks on end.

you have my sympathy and yes definitely go to Drs & acupuncture helped me far more than any other 'old wives tale' or 'typical sickness remedy' or even anything random that helped helped other people who i knew!

eurochick Sat 28-May-11 20:33:17

Tell your partner you'll remember how sympathetic he is being and behave similarly the next time he is laid up with flu or throwing his guts up with food poisoning. I'm sorry, but what a twat!

Halgirl Sun 29-May-11 11:36:25

Sorry your feeling like this, but i know exactly how you feel. I was diagnosed with hyperemisis, couldn't even keep water down. even the thought of food made me sick and I've lost 2 stone. It makes you feel so awful. I couldn't walk without being sick. I was signed off work work for a month. I've just turned 12 weeks and have to eat every 2 hours to stop me being sick. Although I can only eat bland foods such as mashed potato etc so my eating is not yet what it should be but am starting to build up some energy before I go back to work. You need as much rest as possible. If I didn't rest my doctor would have got me admitted, but I have a very supportive dh who has taken on everything. I'm hoping now i've reached 12 weeks this might be a turning point, but am prepared for it not to be.
Definately go and see your gp. And as for your partner he needs to understand that every pregnancy is different and you can't be compared to other people. You need a bit of support. Good luck.

purepurple Sun 29-May-11 11:41:33

I had this with both my pregnancies. I was sick all day and all night for weeks. I was totally bed-ridden and lost loads of weight. In the end I had avomine, which helped with the sickness but sent me to sleep.
Please go to the gp and get some treatment and tell your dp to wind his neck in.
On the plus side, I had very quick easy births, I just couldn't cope with being pregnant.
Hope you start to feel better soon.

brettgirl2 Sun 29-May-11 12:19:29

You are not alone, your partner's ex was just one of the lucky ones (like my jobshare partner who found my HG diagnosis 'exciting'. By this point I had forgotten about the baby hmm). I'm 8.5 weeks and am feeling slightly more human with anti-sickness meds. I have also been having acupuncture but am not sure its helped much. I am also signed off work - how on earth are you managing to get through the days?

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