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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.

LucindaE Mon 01-Apr-13 18:06:40

We've got a new as there's only eight posts left here. I've got a supply of virtual cushions over there.

LucindaE Mon 01-Apr-13 17:53:30

KS Welcome. I am so sorry you are still suffering like that so late on. Never worry about tmi on here, the horrors of The Bile Run, peed on bathroom floors and what things taste like on the way back up all go with the affliction. Everyone You poor things, everyone seems to be in a state.
I'm just off to start a new thread on this and create a link as we're out of space, back soon.

Haylebop12 Mon 01-Apr-13 17:23:20

Just nipping back in quickly.

Sorry to hear how rough everyone is feeling. Although I have not been out of hospital just over two weeks and managing to eat and drink normally I feel incredibly lethargic and exhausted. 12+1 now and not really seeing any improvement. I need to go docs tomorrow for a repeat of the cyclizine and I'm really tempted to get signed off work another few weeks. The few shifts I have done I've been pretty useless.

When will I know it's the right time to stop the medication? I don't think it's helping how rough I feel so don't want to be on it longer then necessary.

Kw2013 Mon 01-Apr-13 17:18:27

36 + 3 so praying it is all over soon! (I know that sounds horrible obviously as long as he is healthy that is the main thing!) .. With my daughter I had HG and was admitted once but it stopped at 15/16 weeks.. This time it has been hell, everyone kept promising it would go away soon and it just never did sad I have a lot of different medications but they don't really control it very well sad
Sickness is horrible no matter where you are, I really feel for you and anyone with HG has I know it is the worst thing ever sad

honeymoonmum Mon 01-Apr-13 17:12:55

How many weeks are you kw2013? Poor you, you must be past 20 weeks as you know it's a boy. I have felt better by 22 weeks with DC1 and 17 weeks DC2. Are you on medication? Most of the ladies on here are more seasoned HG sufferers than me as I am one of the lucky ones who manages enough fluids to stay out of hospital. Having said that, feel like I should be there a lot of the time as feel so weak and ill as unable to eat. Chin up everyone. We're in it together smile

Kw2013 Mon 01-Apr-13 15:26:45

I wish I had found it a lot sooner sad I'm really struggling at the moment.. Because he is pushing down so much when I am violently sick it makes me wee (sorry tmi) and I am just so so tired, really don't want to go hospital again unless he is coming (been hospitalised on a drip 11 times) .. Sorry to moan.. Feeling very sorry for myself today! Really hope I don't go over due cant take much more being sick sad ... I understand the freak feeling, nobody really seems to understand!

honeymoonmum Mon 01-Apr-13 15:22:02

Kw2013 I think none of us has a choice. It's hell. I'm finding this forum a good support as otherwise so isolating and u feel a freak for being SO ill during a supposedly natural process?!

Kw2013 Mon 01-Apr-13 14:52:10

How do you all cope?! I feel incredibly selfish because I want my little boy out sooner rather than later. I don't know how to get through each day at the moment!

honeymoonmum Mon 01-Apr-13 14:12:09

Thanks princess. I do feel pretty f ing crap. DH just brought me a cheese and pickle sandwich (which I'd stupidly thought I might be able to eat) and was violently sick at sight of it. Sense of smell also gone insane today with shower gel and shampoo making me heave. Peach squash sounds bad at moment but if u all swear by it. I can manage water or weak orange lemon and pineapple. Off to catch some zzzz to try and get through this day faster (moan sigh groan!)

honeymoonmum Mon 01-Apr-13 14:04:43

Thanks princess. I do feel pretty f ing crap. DH just brought me a cheese and pickle sandwich (which I'd stupidly thought I might be able to eat) and was violently sick at sight of it. Sense of smell also gone insane today with shower gel and shampoo making me heave. Peach squash sounds bad at moment but if u all swear by it. I can manage water or weak orange lemon and pineapple. Off to catch some zzzz to try and get through this day faster (moan sigh groan!)

MOH100 Mon 01-Apr-13 13:09:08

I've added peach squash to the list of drinks on
Any more suggestion let me know.

Tallyra Mon 01-Apr-13 12:35:53

I will add peach squash to my list of things to try next time then!

HumphreyCobbler Mon 01-Apr-13 10:34:34

the peach squash consumption seems to be universal grin

PrincessRichards Mon 01-Apr-13 10:15:12

And honeymoon don't ever think like that, it doesn't matter how many times you are sick or how severe your symptoms are its still the most miserable existence ever!

I know even tho I'm not being sick as many times now I still feel awful because I can't eat much food and you just feel generally drained, so I can understand how you feel.

PrincessRichards Mon 01-Apr-13 10:12:33

Ha ha same here waves everywhere I go I have a multi pack of plain crisps and a bottle of peach squash! I really hope your treatment starts to ease a little soon and you find it a bit easier.

And yes ladies I agree, Hero's we are.

wavesandsmiles Sun 31-Mar-13 23:15:16

I'm drinking peach squash too! Only thing I want to drink and sometimes keep down. Weirdly I'd never tried it before, and randomly picked up a bottle a fair few months ago. Every time I've gone to hospital my bottle of peach squash comes with me.

How was everyone's Easter day?

honeymoonmum Sun 31-Mar-13 22:50:34

God ladies I feel like a total wimp compared to you as never been admitted to hospital (although should have been with DS1 as lost nearly 2 stone in first trim and was only 9 stone to begin with) I always get an hour or two when I can eat in evenings and keep it down and just sip water in day, which admittedly comes back up until about 5 pm. I just feel so weak already. Hope work are sympathetic waves. Dreading calling my manager to give her bad news next week, just don't think I can manage work , work in NHs with kids one to one do nowhere to hide. Roll on 16 weeks. In my what to expect book I have written definite improvement in sickness by five months with DS2 so this sounds about right. Weep sad its so far off . Will try the peach squash. Online shopping here I come! Can't face real food shopping .

littleducks Sun 31-Mar-13 21:10:03

Humphrey- I second the hereo status, HG is an endurance test from hell!

Waves-I remember similar happening when I had dd (7yrs ago so blocked out mist stuff but am getting memories back as I relive it) my veins started rejecting cannulas and moving away from them. Much sympathy hmm

I have had a shitty day too, dh us unwell and I'm trying to keep it good for's ds birthday tomorrowhmm I normally do a surprise fancy cake but its a Betty Crocker mix job and then as an activity we will ice and decorate it. Not sure I can face a day out.

HumphreyCobbler Sun 31-Mar-13 20:47:01

we are not odd, we are HEROES for coping with all this grin

PrincessRichards Sun 31-Mar-13 20:31:39

Ha ha Humprhey, not sure what it is but seems to stay down much better than anything else, can't stomach orange or blackcurrent!

I don't feel so odd now grin

HumphreyCobbler Sun 31-Mar-13 19:48:03

peach squash is my staple too

PrincessRichards Sun 31-Mar-13 19:35:30

Honeymoon - I found mine was worse from 6 to 10 weeks which was when I was admitted to hospital. In fact the last time I went in I was in bits because it seemed to do nothing that time, I came out feeling as rough as when I went in and still bringing everything up.

For about a week now I've noticed an improvement, still sick every morning and can't stomach much but I've found plain crisps and peach squash are keeping me going! It would be nice to be able to choose a meal and eat it all with no sick but I'm happy just to be able to eat a few crisps its a start. I'm 13 weeks Tues.

Hope everyone has had a relaxing break and some relief from HG

wavesandsmiles Sun 31-Mar-13 17:46:04

honeymoon a lot of people are getting improvements around 16 weeks as I recall. I'm nearly 23 weeks and spending every day at hospital for IV fluids and IV anti emetics as its the only way to keep me hydrated. I also now have a window of opportunity post IV meds when I can tolerate toast and orange squash.

Horrid day yesterday, vein in my hand leaked out my IV meds and I got a hideous rash and blistering. On Call consultant came to see me but it wasn't an allergic reaction, just the skin or something reacting to the drugs leaking out. Was very painful too.

I managed to get into work for a few hours as planned on Wednesday and Thursday but I feel as much use as a chocolate teapot. Meeting with my boss and HR that I've been summonsed to next Wednesday which to be honest I feel very apprehensive about sad

Right, I'm going to make the most of another couple of hours of fluids and have a nap for a bit. Hope you all managed something enjoyable today

honeymoonmum Sun 31-Mar-13 15:16:38

Urgh bad day. Been in bed most of it and eaten sod all. Just had a couple of dry rich tea biscuits and might try and drag myself on a walk with DH and DCs. How far along is everyone else? Can't remember when HG at its worst. Please tell me this is it! 6-7 weeks! Happy Easter all and at least we aren't gaining pounds eating chocolate and Easter cake !!!!

LucindaE Sun 31-Mar-13 12:19:54

Never mind, everyone, next Easter will be very different!

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