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LucindaE Mon 01-Apr-13 18:03:32

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 for sufferers, with information about medications, coping strategies, hospital admissions, useful links, advice for family members, and much more.

I would like to thank MOH MOP Ovaltine bluebirdsunshine (I think she's changed her nickname) Fluffy, Horsey Kalidasa, Nannyl 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.

nannyl Mon 01-Apr-13 18:19:34


marking my place.... entering 3rd trimester of what i now intend to be second / final pregnancy as have had enough HG forever, and dont want to experience it again!

(OH has other ideas though....)

Kw2013 Mon 01-Apr-13 18:26:01

nannyl I completely understand I told mine there was no chance we are having anymore!

LucindaE thank you for making this group hopefully it will help me survive the next few weeks!

Tallyra Mon 01-Apr-13 18:33:24

Marking my place, hiya!
I'm no currently suffering but have in the last and probably will in the future!

honeymoonmum Mon 01-Apr-13 18:38:48

Hello marking my place too , 6 weeks + with DC3 and was duped into it by DC2 not being so bad and that old chestnut time making me forget how horrific pregnancy was with DC1. Currently lying in bad watching sweet little DSs play waiting for DH to get back with some lemonade, thought I might feel like some and SO thirsty. HG is a bastard bitch arsehole and someone should invest in finding a cure!!!!!

HumphreyCobbler Mon 01-Apr-13 18:46:53


I have my scan on thursday, just the viability one they offer where I am and my nuchal scan on the wednesday after. I am terrified beyond words, I only let myself think about it today and I wish I hadn't. Sadly I am more used to getting bad news at scans than good news, I know I am not alone in this and I DO have two DC so actually consider myself lucky.

I have not had HG before (really I think I was only on the cusp of it this time really, although it felt pretty bad) but I felt truly dreadful in my last pregnancy that ended in miscarriage at twelve weeks, so I don't feel comforted by the thing they always say about feeling dreadful = healthy pregnancy. I am not going to try again if this ends badly, I just cannot face being this ill and not being about to do anything for so long. Does this sound selfish?

I think I may need to up my dose of promethezine as I am starting to throw up again, although nothing like as badly as before.

LucindaE Mon 01-Apr-13 18:48:11

KW A pleasure, it is awful for you still to be suffering, of course you want the baby out! I remember someone on here said when baby arrived 'Thank f* for that' and the midwife was shocked!
wavesandsmiles You mustn't go to work! Tut, tut, for going beforem mother hen is flapping her wings in horror.You've got enough to cope with with this being so bad and OH and having to go in to hospital every day, how ill you are is obvious to anyone who has any glimmer of understanding. Surely you can get another sick note? I am sure the consultant would shouldn't work, as a chocolate teapot or anything else! Sorry about rash.
Humphrey So agree. 'Hero of the Female Species'.
Hayley Sorry you still feel so rubbish, I think it is only the lucky ones who get a big improvement before fourteen to sixteen weeks, but once those good days start happening, it is usually the turn around.
Honeymoon Horrors about sandwich. I was at my worst around ten weeks, but I started off more slowly than most on here. Congratulations on walk.
Princess Congratulations on improvement, I so agree about crisps. My diet was crisps and flat coke at one time, plus sips of tepid water and ice lollies.
Does anyone find those ice lollies of any use? Or jelly? Or the juice of tinned fruit? At various times I was helped by those, but peach squash I never tried. Is it the sort you dilute?
Nannyl Lovely to hear from you, and now in the third tri!
I've lost my messages to two people, back in a moment.

LucindaE Mon 01-Apr-13 19:02:24

Two lost messages from my last post. Littleducks How brave of you to keep going in such circs, how are the meds working? OH may be unwell, but you are iller.
Humphrey Hugs about scan. I had an mmc and found scans terrifying after that, best of luck, it was too bad to get Hypremesis and have a misarriage, only one of those is bad luck. Talyra Peach squash on your list and hugs about your losses, too. Any news of meeting with consultant?
Sorry to anyone I've rudely overlooked.

PrincessRichards Mon 01-Apr-13 20:36:26

Just marking my place too then I'll catch up on everyone's posts!

I've had my 12 week scan today and everything seems fine, nice to see a healthy baby moving round despite being so poorly

BikeRunSki Mon 01-Apr-13 20:47:13

Hello ladies, sorry to hear you are all suffering. It has, fortunately, been almost two years since I was on the predecessors to this thread), but I was wondering if you'd come across Pregnancy Sickness Support. It is very useful.

RoomForALittleOne Mon 01-Apr-13 21:34:49

Just marking my place. I'm now 25 weeks with DC4 and today I've been trying to read up on sterilisation...

wavesandsmiles Mon 01-Apr-13 21:35:16

Hi, marking my place, and a hello to kw I'm 23 weeks now, and even at this stage, thinking, next week the baby would be viable. It makes me feel TERRIBLE to be on a countdown to the arrival already. DD was induced at 37 weeks due to my kidney problems and was fine.

I'm fed up, and getting bored of being at hospital every day, but it is doing me so much good. I can now eat for a few hours after the IV ondansetron, and am obviously getting 1 - 2 litres of IV fluids daily which is keeping me functioning. I just wish that I could function without all this!

STBXH has totally moved out, and I feel weirdly better knowing he isn't around to minimise my physical unwellness anymore. DCs are being super as usual, and I'm now feeling able to grieve a bit, for the loss of everything - marriage, hopes, dreams, the family unit I thought we were creating etc, and start trying to focus on the positives. Like not being made to feel pathetic about the HG, and not having to compromise on my parenting decisions!

PrincessRichards Mon 01-Apr-13 21:50:35

I don't think any of us should feel guilty for counting down the days, I think the only reason we do it are because of the ladies that breeze through pregnancy and enjoy every second. I'm sure we all want to feel that too and that's why we feel guilty for wanting baby hear. I'm just going to be honest and say pregnancy, I'm not a fan.....but what I get at the end will be worth it.

Waves, sorry for the tough times you're going through but you sound like you're coping better since he moved out and you don't have to justify how ill you are. Thinking of you and hope you get some easier days soon

Kw2013 Mon 01-Apr-13 22:04:22

I had my little girl at 38 weeks so I am hoping my little boy comes around then too.. Counting down to 38 weeks seems bareable.. Thinking it could be another 5 weeks (until 42 weeks) scares me.. I have had a really bad couple of days and keto sticks are showing ketones so I'm going to try and battle the night and hope to get some fluids down to avoid another trip to hospital.. I can not wait for him to be here and want more than anything for him to be happy and healthy but I couldn't help myself and asked my consultant if I could be induced at 40 weeks if I get that far instead of waiting until 42 (I know it's selfish to rush the pregnancy but I am really struggling and I know from scans that he is fine and my dates are 100% accurate) he told me that every mother is fed up and a bit sick at the end and I should of thought about that before getting pregnant sad
I'm sorry it took so long to reply managed to get a few hours sleep and thankful everyone for making me feel welcome on this forum and please please don't think badly of me I promise I love this little boy so much and would never want any harm to come to my baby I am just really fed up of being pregnant sad

Tallyra Mon 01-Apr-13 22:09:15

hi Lucinda, no word yet from the referral, still waiting for acknowledgement. Thanks for the sympathy. I've had my fair share of scans with horrible outcomes, usually after having one that is all fine. I no longer have much thought about them, I go pretty numb.

RoomForALittleOne Mon 01-Apr-13 22:12:33

Waves if it makes you feel any better, I spent weeks wishing that I would be OK with terminating this pregnancy and then I just wanted to get to 24 weeks and no further. No-one seemed to understand that I was struggling so much that I genuinely felt more able to cope with a 24 weeker on the neo-natal unit than carrying on with pregnancy. I have improved very slowly and have managed a day today without any ondansetron. I've been here before though and don't expect to have another good day tomorrow. At least I've had some relief from the side effects of ondansetron today blush

fl0b0t Mon 01-Apr-13 22:53:49

Hi all,
Hope you've all coped with the long weekend, cooking smells etc etc?

Good news from me is that I am tentatively feeling better. I'm 16weeks tomorrow, growing a ridiculously large bump ( in comparison to my scrawny-for me- frame) and doing ok. So not to gloat but hopefully light at the end of the tunnel for a few of you. I still feel nauseous when I'm hungry or tired but I've had a few retch and puke free days and have been able to do a bit more than previously. Starting to get the nursery sorted has been hard work but fun smile

honeymoon-interesting you said about soapy smells on the last thread, one of the only things that sets me off at the moment is washing up liquid and shampoo! Typically 'nice' smells, but set me off like anything. Horrible horrible.

littleducks Mon 01-Apr-13 23:28:12

I'm sitting watching 'shut up I'm having your baby' in iplayer having had ds's birthday cake. We managed a trip to Hamleys so a pretty successful day.

Dh was pretty ill, just a sore throat cold type thing but it really knocked him for six, think he'd been burning the candle at both ends a bit trying to juggle everything whenever I was in hospital. He was so disappointed as bank holiday weekend is all he is having off for Easter holidays and wanted to do fun stuff with kids. I tried to quarantine him a bit but fairly sure dd has a spot on her tonsils..... really not looking forward to ill children.

KW- I wouldn't worry about seeming selfish wishing the last few weeks if pregnancy away, I'm counting down and am just about 12-13 weeks!

Haylebob- I think it was you asking about when you know it's time to stop anti emetics. I reckon it's when you forget to take a tablet and realise when it's time to take the next one not when it spins you in to a vomit cycle.

Kw2013 Tue 02-Apr-13 07:08:17

Worst night ever sad managed to get about 2 hours sleep on my bathroom floor have now admitted defeat and am waiting for OH to wake up and drive me to the doctors.. I hope the morning is better for everybody else!

Tallyra Tue 02-Apr-13 08:56:37

hugs kw!!! hope you het admitted quickly.

honeymoonmum Tue 02-Apr-13 09:07:10

Thinking of you kw hope you get some relief. I didn't take my avomine last night and feel exactly the same today so it's definitely not doing anything. Back to GP today if I can haul myself there. Anyone simply have zero appetite? Just don't want anything to do with food.

LucindaE Tue 02-Apr-13 09:33:12

KW Oh no, I do hope you get admiited easily. How horrible being sick all night is.
Waves Hugs. I can imagine what a wrench it must be, even apart from the Hyperemesis. I saw your wedding photos on your page, and you look so lovely in them. You have to mourn for the loss of all those happy plans. Something will come along to make up for it. Mother hen says bossily you mustn't start trying to get back to work yet.
Sorry for all suffering. Flo that is brilliant news. Back soon.

fl0b0t Tue 02-Apr-13 10:04:23

honeymoon your sickness sounds so much like mine was! I barely ate 2-300 calories a day for a couple of weeks (not that much of it stayed down) with no appetite at all. I found it really hard to get to the GP to get my medication changed so stupidly suffered through it not really working for a couple of weeks. I'm now on my third month of promethazine or whatever it is, but too terrified to stop taking it even though I think I'm feeling better!

hotcrosbum Tue 02-Apr-13 10:52:41

Hello! Not been around for a few days, had my head down the loo most of the time.

My dh is has gone 360 degrees and is currently being the most supportive parnter on earth. Had first scan on saturday, he cried, that has helped turn him around, thank god.

I am sooooooo happy it's the easter hold, no uni for me and no 2 and a half mile round trip walk of a school run to do with ds so I can rest.

hotcrosbum Tue 02-Apr-13 10:54:51

Oh, and scan showed I was 7 weeks, not 8 weeks like I thought? There was a heartbeat, so fine, but I cried my eyes out at the thought of having another week of sickness. Personally, I think it's worng as 7 weeks would mean a crappy poundland test gave me a strong positive at 3 weeks (8 days before my period was due, rather than one day before as I know I was).

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