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LucindaE Tue 07-Aug-12 12:21:20

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
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.

washngo Wed 22-Aug-12 15:09:25

I've finally made the decision to come home as was coping ok on the medication and felt desperate to get on with normal life. Unfortunately now i have sinusitus and in total agony, plus throwing up, and thinking might have made a mistake coming home. Can't win!

Boop - glad to hear there is hope! I'll cling on to that, although feeling fairly hopeless just now sad

Hope others are getting on ok, wishing you all a good and vomit free day!

Boop33 Wed 22-Aug-12 15:29:55

Sorry to hear about your sinusitis ... guessing you have headaches as well now then :-( .I would just say try not to do too much too soon I think that deffo prolonged mine as i went back to work through desperation for a 'normal' life . listen to your body x

Sastra Wed 22-Aug-12 16:31:33

I've finally caved and joined this thread - I think I was kidding myself that I didnt have HG and it was going to improve. Am nearly 31 weeks and although sickness lessened in the second tri, it's been back with a vengeance the last couple of days.

Narrowly escaped admission today. Have been sent home with ondansetron and metoclopramide. Has anyone tries either? I've tried the anti-histhamine based ones and had no success at all...

LucindaE Wed 22-Aug-12 19:56:29

Sastara Welcome, sorry you feel so bad, and at least on here people will understand what you are talking about. Really sorry about renewed symptoms, how horrible for you. I'm sure you are an expert on Kesosticks and testing urine by now, don't need advice on watching it from me! It's too bad to suffer so much late on. The combination of Ondansetron and Metroclopramide has been helpful to quite a lot of women on here, and I hope it stops the puking at least.
Boop Thanks for nice encouraging message! Just what people want to hear.
Wonderful news about Cosmo!
Magnum Nineteen weeks already? Lovely to hear from you.
Tayh Sorry about lost dinner, oh dear, I hope it's just a nasty blip.
Washngo Sinisitus is horrible - poor you, is it connected with hay fever? brave of you to return home. Mother hen is concerned puking has returned.
Waves to MOH.
Amy Waiting and Kali goldie How are you all? I hope Plastics nice message was encouraging, Plastic Hugs. It must have been awful feeling invaded, and it does seem clear that the longer this horrible thing lasts, the more traumatised one feels which makes sense. So nice you bonded perfectly!
Hugs to any who feel in need of them.

MOH100 Wed 22-Aug-12 20:40:32

sastara you got to 31 weeks with nothing more than antihistamines? what have your doctors been thinking? I was on ondansetron from 8 weeks. I combined with buccastem, but I don't think there's a drug combo that hasn't been tried by someone on this thread. I hope it works for you, I thought it was great. There's some information about effectiveness of meds on scroll down to the bottom for the table of what works. Ondansetron's the winner, followed by cyclizine.

Sastra Wed 22-Aug-12 21:50:53

Oh gosh, thank you so much! I'm a generally hormonal but I think I've underestimated just how close to depression this whole thing has brought me.

Emandlu Wed 22-Aug-12 21:54:50

Hello, Hope it's ok for me to post on here.

I am terrified I might be pregnant again. I was horrendously sick through both my previous pregnancies and the thought of another 9 months like that is making me want to cry.
Through both those pregnancies the doctor was spectacularly unhelpful and refused to give me any anti-sickness drugs.
It is very unlikely that I am pregnant, but I'm late and have started to feel nauseous in the evenings.

I feel so guilty writing this, so many people would kill to be pregnant, and I'm faced with the possibility and want to be wrong.

Sastra Wed 22-Aug-12 22:00:37

Have you taken a test Emandlu? There really is only one way to know for sure. No point worrying about something until you know it's the case.

Emandlu Wed 22-Aug-12 22:09:08

Not yet. I'm kind of putting it off as I don't really want to know the answer. blush
I think I will have to test tomorrow though. I'm just scared.

washngo Thu 23-Aug-12 07:51:43

Emandlu - I hope this works out the way you want it to. Either way there will be support for you on here should you need it.

I have had the most horrendous night. No sleep due to full on agony from the sinuses, resulting in much vomiting by about 4am. Feels like I've opened a floodgate sad Have had to ask dh to take a day off as can't face getting up. Just feel so so ill.

MOH100 Thu 23-Aug-12 10:50:36

Emandlu I know exactly how you feel. I don't really care how many people would kill to be pregnant, if I got pregnant now I would consider it a disaster and the last time I was in your position I just wanted to curl up in a ball and cry. If you are pregnant, be reassured that there are plenty of drugs out there that can help, and that we will give you advice on how to get them. Let us know how the test goes.

wahsngo the nights are just the worst aren't they. Have you seen the doctor about your sinuses? A friend of mine had sinusitis so bad they thought it was meningitis and now she has to have to have an operation to clear them - she's been looking grim for weeks now and she's not even pregnant so I can only imagine what you're suffering. I'm not trying to scare you with the op story, but just to say that you need this sorting sooner rather than later, can they do a scan and see what's going on up there?

kalidasa Thu 23-Aug-12 11:42:41

Hi everyone and welcome to sastra and emandlu. Thanks for best wishes and especially for littleplastic's very reassuring post. It is hard to talk about these negative feelings and I know my DP is struggling to accept them.

I am doing OK though in a lot of pain with my back/pelvis. I've seen an osteopath who thinks he can help a bit with my back, and I'm seeing the midwife yet again today because the result of my urine culture was inconclusive so they need to do another one to work out if I really do have a UTI. I'm going to discuss my joints with her too. I think the pelvis problem is definitely SPD as the symptoms are obvious now and it hurts in my pubic bone whenever I am standing up. The osteopath said the rest of my back was in a bit of a state probably from lots of different causes: bedrest, the pregnancy, heartburn and possibly a lurking infection too.

Emandlu I am still pregnant with no. 1 (about 26 weeks) and I am already having nightmares about getting accidentally pregnant again! I can really understand how anxious you must be feeling and you certainly shouldn't feel guilty. I can't remember who exactly, but there are definitely a couple of women who post sometimes on here who have had early terminations in your situation, and DP and I had to discuss termination in this pregnancy when I was at my worst. It's not wrong to be thinking in those terms if you are.

Emandlu Thu 23-Aug-12 12:31:30

Well I tested.

It was negative grin.

thanks to everyone who understood my terror! I wish you all nausea-free time (if only eh?) and sympathetic health professionals and family around you.

Washngo - how are you today? Hope the floodgates have closed, even if only a little bit.

MOH100 - I think you can only understand the terror if you have had a horrendous pregnancy. People hear that you have sickness and think that you feel a bit ill in the mornings. There were days I'd have killed just to feel a bit ill in the mornings!

washngo Thu 23-Aug-12 13:27:54

Emandlu- v pleased you had the result you wanted. What a relief. Once I've had this one I will be firmly in the never again camp!

Been to the docs and got antibiotics for the sinuses but not convinced they'll work as it might be viral. I still feel horrendous and have still continued to be sick. Must get back on top of things or am in trouble. Any tips?

goldie32 Thu 23-Aug-12 18:27:27

Phew, Emandlu, I think it's totally understandable to be that worried. I'd be terrified if I thought I might have to do HG again, and mine doesn't seem as severe as some, pretty much gone at 20 weeks or so. Washngo sorry to hear that you are suffering with sinus too, DH has awful trouble with his and is awaiting surgery. He does always perk up after antibiotics though, so fingers crossed you will too. Kali hope osteo is able to help with your pains in hips and back. Sastra hope you are better with improved meds. Lucinda you are so sweet worrying about everyone else, hugs back to you. Love to all. xx

kalidasa Thu 23-Aug-12 19:59:31

That's a relief emandlu!

Saw the midwife today who was really nice actually, said I looked pretty worn out and gave me a number to call to make a physio appointment for my pelvis which she confirmed was spd. I'm also going to call her on Monday morning to get the results of the repeat culture so will find out then if I do have a grumbling infection. I'm hoping that a combination of physio, osteo and massage therapist all in the next few weeks might ease things a bit as I'm struggling to walk much now.

How's it going with the ondansetron sastra? Do watch out for constipation on it, I was taking it for a long time (c. weeks 6-20) and had a lot of problems with my bowels. Forewarned is forearmed!

washngo Fri 24-Aug-12 13:50:12

So fed up. I'm only 9 weeks. I think my family are all pretty sick of me moaning already. I feel so miserable. Every day I just wake up and think 'oh no, another day'. I feel guilty because my children don't deserve such a grumpy mum.

Sastra Fri 24-Aug-12 16:32:47

The ondansetron seems to be working! That coupled with the cooler weather the last couple of days (am in London) means I've felt so much better. Fingers crossed its not a fluke.

Annoyingly I can only get the prescription from the hospital, apparently my GP can't prescribe it, which is annoying.

Emandlu Fri 24-Aug-12 18:26:57

(((washngo))) I know hugs are unmumsnetty but I don't care.

washngo Fri 24-Aug-12 19:06:20

Thank you Emandlu x

MOH100 Fri 24-Aug-12 20:11:14

sastra good news. Can't your hospital consultant instruct your GP to prescribe it, that's what mine did, she faxed a signed letter asking my GP to give me ondansetron for as long as I requested it, which they did no questions asked. I also agree with kali, watch your bowels (if that's not a physical impossibility), I'd suggest you take pre-emptive measures like taking fybogel if you can stomach it even if you don't feel the need to at the moment. Ondansetron's well known for causing horrible constipation - kali has horror stories to tell - for me it was manageable but only with two or three fybogels a day.

emandlu phew, close escape there. I know the feeling well. Now you can enjoy your bank holiday weekend.

wahsngo its dismal isn't it. try not to feel guilty, you don't deserve to feel so crap either. The children will understand that mummy's not feeling well, my niece was very forgiving of my sister. Are the antibiotics doing anything? Are you getting extra rest to cope with the sickness - is that even possible?

Mrsb999 Fri 24-Aug-12 20:30:35

taken from from my earlier post

Got admitted on Wednesday after approx 4 weeks of constant vomiting and losing almost a stone in weight.

After being fobbed off by my GP 3 times and basically being told I wasn't dehydrated and given a variety of drugs that didn't work I reached breaking point and called NHS direct sobbing my heart out, they told me to go to a and e and I was admitted straight away. By this point there was blood in my vomit, I was vomiting around 60 times a day (I'm honestly not extending the truth here). I had to get my mum to take me as i was so weak i could barely walk and I wasn't fit to drive.

End result was me being on a drip for 3 days straight with various anti sickness injections and being diagnosed as having Hyperemesis

My GP didn't even see me, first two times he prescribed me stuff over the phone and the 3rd time I was seen by a nurse at the GP surgery who td me I wasn't dehydrated and ok to work - this was the day before I got admitted to hospital.

On a more positive note I got to see my baby on a scan and the little rascal causing the problems is fine and dandy!

LucindaE Fri 24-Aug-12 20:38:17

WashngoHugs from me as well as Emandlou, always lots of hugs offered on this thread, unMumsnetty or not. It is hard for family to realise just how awful it is. Might the section on MOH's great website change their minds a bit? Emandlou if you have two, then it's not suprising you never want to go through it again, so congrats on negative. I didn't go for a second, and do regret it. Kali Spd and a grumbling urinary infection and other misery? Poor you, hugs on offer if required. You really are a strong woman to keep going like this. Goldie Thanks for nice words, I hope you are reasonably OK?
MOH I so agree, as usual with what you say!
I think I had a brainstorm not remembering, but I think Cosmo did come back on on the last thread and announce the water birth and baby's arrival, and I forgot, how could I forget, how rude of me!
Sorry to anyone overlooked.

Sastra Sat 25-Aug-12 07:59:46

MOH100 I'm not under a consultant for HGv- I only saw someone at the hospital because i went to the maternity assessment unit last week. Previously I'd just been seeing my GP. I guess I felt a bit of a fraud joining this thread as I'm not vomiting 60 times a day! Its settle to once a day vomiting and the the whole day with nausea. Not fun, but I guess in not going to die (well, not physically. Emotionally's another matter).

I do have a consultant due to a low lying placenta, but I've only seen him once (and it wasn't actually him, it was one of his minions).

Also, my GP and hospital are in different Trusts. My GP thought that the hospital Trust (SLaM) didn't know that my GP's Trust (Croydon) only lets hospitals prescribe ondansestron...

washngo Sat 25-Aug-12 14:06:37

Hello! Thanks for the hugs yesterday. Really needed it. Feeling a bit brighter today and managing to focus a bit on why I am doing this. Also it's nice to have dh and the dcs here and not just be thinking about how ill I feel all day!

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