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Hyperemesis Support

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LucindaE Wed 09-Jan-13 18:32:37

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.

Reebok Sat 12-Jan-13 11:11:25

Really Room?? That's fantastic! There's hope for me yet!

LucindaE Sat 12-Jan-13 11:28:07

Room That is purely wonderful! Keeping fingers crossed it's taken itself off...
Love that under the sofa comment.
Reebok I didn't realise you had so many relatives who'd suffered too - of course, it makes it more likely that you will but must be a comfort to know that they got through it and know what you are going through.
Hope Everyone is managing?

Reebok Sat 12-Jan-13 12:10:07

One sister understands completely. Mum and the other one on the other hand seem to have forgotten how bad it was and expect me to just snap out of it...they have a 'its all in the mind' attitude! Does my head in. So far, so good. Only the morning vomit. Hopefully that will be it for the day and soon enough I will join Room!

Reebok Sat 12-Jan-13 13:58:33

By the way Room, does that mean even if you don't eat on time, you don't feel nauseous! Oh I'm dreaming of feeling that way!!

RoomForALittleOne Sat 12-Jan-13 14:15:43

Er, no. Apparently not! Eating did cure that problem though. I'm still half expecting to relapse because it's not been long and I'm trying to decrease or even stop meds so that I can get away with no more dude effects! I'd rather keep talking some and feeling good though if I have to. I think I'm surprised by how much better I feel mentally.

Reebok Sat 12-Jan-13 14:30:22

Oh ok. I'm still at the stage where eating doesn't take away the nausea yet and I can sometimes oddly enough feel more nauseous after eating although I'm eating small amounts as often as I can. I seriously cannot see myself doing this again which is why I keep praying bubba is healthy and there are no complications.

hopeful92 Sat 12-Jan-13 15:24:31

Reebok I have found chewable Rennies (spearmint flavour I cant stand peppermint at the mo) to be a god-send for acid-reflux and indigestion, they really do work and are safe in pregnancy (says so on the box!) heartburn n indigestion was making me feel more sick but the Rennies really seem to help. Hope you can find some relief too.

Reebok Sat 12-Jan-13 15:30:29

Thanks Hopeful. Will give it a try!

LucindaE Sat 12-Jan-13 18:50:35

Reebok I am startled anyone can forget just how bad it is - it's been a long time with me, but I have such a grudge against that Hyperemesis...Hope things keep this way for you.
LittleMiss Dare I ask how things are? I'm sure you've got those kesosticks, just in case puking gets too bad...
Apologies to anyone rudely ovrelooked.

nemo08 Sat 12-Jan-13 20:32:12

Hi everyone and sorry to hear you r still suffering sad

We have decided to be masochist and ttc again. Currently waiting for af and then we will start.we got lucky straight away last time so realistically i could be hit by hg in 6 weeks time eek
I hope most of you will have waived hg goodbye by then!

hopeful92 Sat 12-Jan-13 20:38:07

Just checking in.

Bad day today - struggled to eat anything, felt massively nauseous all day sad thought I was getting over the worst of it but apparently not. Trying to hammer the fluids so I don't get dehydrated from being sick again.

Reebok Sat 12-Jan-13 20:41:24

My sister acts like I'm exaggerating although she's experienced it and whenever I say how bad I feel, she tells me to 'woman up' as she had it worse! She should surely understand that all stages of HG are horrible! She's always been like that though. The other one is very supportive though and always checking on me. Pity she lives 3 hours away.

Wow nemo, that's great! Hopefully this time you won't be struck down with HG. Yes and defo hope those suffering (including myself) will be HG free soon!

Reebok Sat 12-Jan-13 20:43:35

Hopeful so sorry to hear its been a bad day. I've done the same with the fluids today or tried anyway! Starting to feel weak n dizzy today so not sure if it's low iron or possible dehydration. Really hope you feel better soon.

hopeful92 Sat 12-Jan-13 21:51:40

Managed a little bit of a smoothie so thats helped with the sugar level a bit, so feeling a bit less dizzy after that. reebok you tried ice pops? Great for dehydration smile

Gonna go to bed n hopefully wake up feeling slightly more human tomorrow, fingers crossed!

RoomForALittleOne Sun 13-Jan-13 08:09:13

Grrrrr, threw up with very little warning this morning. Had to throw up in DS's potty! I've decided one throw up first thing in the morning is allowed but no more!

Reebok Sun 13-Jan-13 09:53:35

Hopeful, yes I've tried ice lollies. Was addicted to them for weeks on end and now I've got a stack in my freezer I can barely stand to look at.

Room, I'm sorry to hear you've had a rough morning. I think the morning throw up is unfortunately guaranteed...well with me anyway. Very rare to have a day without it. I'd rather that than the constant vomiting and nausea all day though. Fingers crossed its the only one!!

PineapplePol Sun 13-Jan-13 14:14:01

Hello! News from the Pink Castle - baby Katy arrived safely in the early hours of Wednesday morning. She was 5 days late and it felt like the pregnancy with all its nausea and throwing up would never end. That got very much worse in the last 3 weeks (but I have been ill the whole way through). But when she decided to get a wriggle on, she arrived in just under 2 hours and although I felt sick in labour, cuddling the vomit bowl was as far as I got! It's so nice not to be feeling sick every evening and to be able to eat properly again. I still have issues with certain foods -a texture thing I think, but thats a small price to pay.

Katy is so gorgeous and I'm so loved up that needless to say, I've forgiven her everything! Thank you to everyone for your support over the last few months. This has been one of the most difficult things I've ever had to deal with and finding people who understand made a big difference.

Now, does anyone know anything about sore nipples .....? Onto the next problem!!!

LucindaE Sun 13-Jan-13 15:12:18

Pinapple Wonderful, congratulations thanksthanks Welcome to the World to baby Katy! You were very brave, and suffered pretty badly. I am so delighted for you, I was thinking of you the other day, and that nappy changing inducing pukes. I'm so glad this thread helped you. Sore nipples, I remember 'em - but I honestly don't remember what I did!
I so agree about ice lollies. I have often mumbled on about them, though not quite as much as I have pestered everyone to get kesosticks because it's so easy to get dehydrated quickly. Sometimes they (ice lollies,not kesosticks) are the only thing that will stay down, don't ask me why, because tepid water did, too, sometimes... I used flat coke frozen as ice cubes, too...

SBoz12 Sun 13-Jan-13 20:27:16

Hi guys, I'm new to mumsnet and just noticed the thread and thought i would offer a bit of support. I had bad HG in my pregnancy and looked on net for support and answers every day. I found that there were loads of people suffering but no answers to any questions as all those that had recovered didn't come back to give support to others.
A couple of tips - eat chicken or turkey pieces on white bread (I got this tip from someone else) something to do with quick carbs filling you up, until you throw up again that is, ice pops help and don't taste too bad coming back up, same goes for tropicana still pink lemonade - I drank two bottles a day 'cos I was so thirsty!
Remember you will get through it, it might be next week or next month but it will stop and you will be able to enjoy your pregnancy.
If I can be of any help to anyone let me knowsmile

hopeful92 Mon 14-Jan-13 09:36:27

Hi everyone, just checking in.

Stuck in the house today, partially due to a poorly sick pooch, partially due to the snow! (dont fancy slipping over!!)

Cleaning a dog crate where the dog has "messed" due to being poorly does not help my sickness sad stupid other half just went to work and left it for me, I am not happy.

On a brighter note, at least I get to have a chilled out day with my poorly pooch (so long as she doesnt make a mess again!) x

Familyguyfan Mon 14-Jan-13 11:23:52

Hi everyone

I'm not sure if I belong here, but never mind. I had fairly awful morning sickness with my DD but certainly not hyperemesis. It lasted 20 weeks but I survived and she is totally worth it!

I'm now 6 weeks pregnant and feel like a troll you would find living under a bridge. I have all day nausea, am sick frequently, can't keep anything down (even water), have dizzy spells and just generally feel awful. I've given in and made a doctors appointment for later today but feel like a fraud.

I've got a deadline looming at work but I just can't pull myself together enough to work properly!

Reebok Mon 14-Jan-13 11:47:05

Congrats pineapple and thank you sboz for your support. Hopeful, are you feeling any better? I had a dreadful day yesterday. Felt so sick and was being sick constantly so struggled to eat pretty much anything. Feels like in going backwards. So far, I've thrown up once today and nothing seems to taste slightly decent. Meant to have a hr meeting with work this week. Don't know how il manage it.

Familyguyfan, it sounds like you may be suffering from hyperemesis, especially considering you can't even keep down water. Defo get checked out by the doc and let them know how bad you feel. Hopefully, early treatment will help you by stopping the sickness develop into full blown hG.

RoomForALittleOne Mon 14-Jan-13 12:11:58

Congrats to Pineapple!

Familyguyfan go to the GP ASAP and chat to them about it. You don't want to leave it until you have to go in to hospital. If you start taking some medication now, hopefully you can get on top of it.

Reebok, I'm fed up of not knowing how good a day is going to be. If I don't do much, I'm definitely better than when I try to 'appear normal' in front of the kids and do things that they want to. Having said that, I still took DD2 and DS out into the garden to play in the snow grin

Reebok Mon 14-Jan-13 13:43:18

Room, wish I had the energy to go outside. I haven't been for a walk since my scan last Monday. It was the last time I felt decent. Forced myself everyday to get out of bed and have taken to laying on the sofa because I dont want to go back to being bed bound again. Bored out of my mind though cos can't really watch tv. The movement and sound seems to make me nauseous. Forcing myself to eat little bits too but as you know, it's difficult. Oh how I wish I woke up this morning feeling like me again! I'm officially 13 weeks...was hoping it would be like a light switch going on and I'd stop feeling rubbish. sad hg sucks!

LucindaE Mon 14-Jan-13 13:56:30

Family Welcome, poor you, it sounds awful, I can't imagine how you are managing to work, and I so agree with others, do make an appointment to get meds from a Dr, you can't struggle on like this, and I think you first you need kesosticks (available from chemists) to check for dehydration, it sounds bad. If it's 3+ unfortunately you'll have to go straight to A and E for rehydration, I do hope it isn't and you can catch it in time.
Reebok and Room So sorry that you are both feeling like rubbish. Cyber hugs. It is so depressing and isolating. The only comfort is, at least its awful weather out there. Time is passing, but it must seem like a snail's journey. If you've had any good days, more are sure to come (I bet you are fed up with me saying that). Sadly, for almost everyone, it's at least week fourteen before you will begin to feel slightly human, on top of everything else, this hangs around far longer than the ordinary MS. I think Nannyl got a lot of relief at about thirteen weeks but that is lucky!
Thinking of Everyone.

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