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Hyperemesis Support

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LucindaE Fri 21-Jun-13 17:52:14

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 and Everyone who has given such invaluable support and advice on this and on previous threads.

Remember when you are at your worst, 'This Too Shall Pass'. It really will.

feekerry Sat 22-Jun-13 19:30:45

In desperation sally (i had been to docs before saying how bad sickness was but they fobbed me off) i turned up at the surgery, got out the car, literally dragged myself in and collapsed on the floor in a heaving/wretching mess. I had just given up at that point. They took me seriously then!!
I know exactly how you feel. It is awful. I remember lying in dark bedroom for day after day and wishing i was dead. Not being able to have a shower/move is just awful. I couldn't even get out of bed to be sick.
I really really feel for you. I can promise you tho the relief you will feel when it is all immense.xx

RNJ3007 Sat 22-Jun-13 19:39:40

My GP wouldn't prescribe it, so on seeing my consultant and vomiting everywhere, my consultant wrote a VERY pointed letter to my GP demanding a repeat prescription as my mental health and the health of the baby are deemed more important than the cost of the meds.

Did I mention my consultant is awesome?

Thanks Lucinda, haha...yeah, treated myself. Was worth it!

Got a round of applause at family brunch today as I managed to eat two spoons of beans, half a scrambled egg, a rasher of baked bacon and a homemade sausage with a slice of multigrain, iron infused bread (Dad made it and put a dose of that liquid iron in! Crazy but it worked!). Not managed to eat again today, but kept it down for 2 hours. Now so nauseous it hurts, but heyho, I ate!

mrsmegaw Sat 22-Jun-13 19:40:11

hey everyone - only sick once today so far (but still only me & dh know about baba & its not easy vomiting quietly!)

sally is there only one gp in your practice? my doctors r great for everything else but some still reluctant to prescribe meds during pregnancy so i always ask for the locum! not only is the app quicker but they're younger & much more up to date! & as they're temps they probably wont be so concerned about dearer scripts. worked for me anyway! still sick everyday but without the constant nausea and no energy which for me was much worse having 2 young boys to run after. just a thought!

Sally8655 Sat 22-Jun-13 20:38:08

Ha louh, do these people think we're stupid or what! (I actually tried peppermint polos and xxx mints already) Lol :-)

TiredFeet Sat 22-Jun-13 20:42:09

hello, just checking in , glad to see some more positive posts smile

sorry you need to join us feekerry ! I have been where you are, starting to get over it now luckily but very drained from trying to cope with a little one. my tip would be to organise help now so you know you will be able to rest up a bit - do you have family / friends who might look after little one a bit that you could get booked up? we were lucky to persuade people to drop everything at short notice when I was desperate! Or if you use childcare then maybe try and book them in for some more sessions. Or what also helped me was sorting a cleaner so I had one less thing on my plate (wish I had done that much sooner!).

whoknowsyou Sat 22-Jun-13 21:06:10

Lucinda, you've been running this thread for quite some time now, are you detecting any quicker diagnosis and treatment for ladies since Duchess of Cambridge suffering HG raised the profile of this hellish side effect of pregnancy ?

P.S. I was a 2 time sufferer of HG, hospitalised both times due to GP's reluctance to prescribe anything effective enough. I love Ondansetron for what it did for me and the obs/gynae consultant who so readily prescribed it.

Sally8655 Sat 22-Jun-13 21:10:17

Hi mrsmegaw, there are different doctors I could see, but this guy is the main man and I think everything goes through him.
I wouldn't be surprised if he's put a not on my file to say DO NOT prescribe ondansetron. He's pretty full of himself. I have to see him regularly for my M/E as the other doctors don't specialise in this condition and wouldn't see me. I've tried to avoid him at all costs through this so far and other doctors have started to notice.

I saw him not long ago before I knew I was pregnant, to tell him my period had been off and I was a bit concerned as i was also feeling a bit under the weather.
He told me, don't worry it's just because I had an operation that month and the anaesthetic makes you feel like that and causes period issues.
Well I bumped into him coming out of the midwifes office yesterday and the look of horror on his face was hilarious. He couldn't even muster up a hello!
He can't be that much of a know it all if he automatically dismissed the fact that I could have been pregnant. I hope it humbled him.

Don't think I can get around him as they all pretty much liase with him.

mrsmegaw Sat 22-Jun-13 21:54:10

sally thats a bit rubbish...ok only other thing id do would be book an appointment with him, force yourself to eat a huge meal 5 mins before hand & hold it till ur sitting beside him! grin

Sally8655 Sat 22-Jun-13 22:33:45

Haha, he's not worth the pain and suffering, when I'm feeling better ill put in a complaint and move surgeries x

LucindaE Sun 23-Jun-13 13:23:08

whoknowsyou Hello, thanks for calling in, I was going to say that for sure awareness has incresed over the past few years, remembering how the let the thenNitNatNaboo get to the point of vomiting brown blood (as everyeone knows, a medical emergency) on one of he earlier threads, though it was her second HG pregnancy (on this thread, we were horrified and advised going straight to A and E) but reading these heart wrenching stories from RNJ Tiredfeet and others, I wonder. I think it has been a double edged sword - more publicity,but she would get better, private treatment and for all we know, meds not generally yet available- so her quick recovery has led people to think that it is something that can be got over easily...
RNJ Congratulations on eating, smile.
mrsmegaw I am NEVER able to puke quietly...How does one?
Sally Cudgeling brains to think of a way of by passing that dr...
I hope Everyone Isn't suffering too badly today. Feekerry I hope you get meds tomorrow...
Sorry to anyone rudely ignored.

Sally8655 Sun 23-Jun-13 14:38:55

Afternoon everybody, although it still feels like morning to me. I'm still stuck in bed, but have to say, not as nauseas today :-) Still feel very dizzy which is why I'm stuck in bed. However Ive been able to eat a nutri-grain bar, some strawberries and a few mini chedders. I'm so pleased. I've got really bad pain in my stomach from hunger so hubby going to make me a bit of mashed potatoe as I think I can maybe even manage that!
The ondansetron is obviously helping, with a side kick of cyclizine.
Also been Sipping a small bit of full fat coke for a bit of sugar every now and then. It may be in my head but I don't care, I think it helps.
I have to say a huge thankyou to the support on here the past few days. I wouldn't have found out about these meds if it wasn't for this forum. It makes being stuck in bed more bearable and I'm now able to eat a bit! Yay!
Evenings are still hard but through the day I'm not thinking I'm going to be sick every 2 minutes.
I really feel for all those who have kids to look after whilst suffering from this. I'm so lucky it's just me and my husband. he really helps with all cleaning, cooking for himself and jumping when I mention I could maybe eat or drink.
Hope you are having a better day today xxx

Hyperhelpmum Sun 23-Jun-13 19:09:08

Hi all, been super busy all weekend with DH working again and the two monsters running me ragged. Nausea improving a bit and now think I had a virus as had constant headaches for last few days. SPD agony and hardly slept a wink last night which does not help nausea. Hi all the newies! waves hope you are doing ok? Can't believe you only have 5 weeks left!!! Such a reachable goal. feekerry I had HG with DC1 started cyclizine at 4 weeks with DC 2 and was only sick twice. I felt sick as a dig but functioned and seriously felt a lot better. Fingers crossed for you. Having said that I've been sicker than ever this time and your post about lying in a dark room wanting to die hits the nail on the head (and that was after hospital admissions plus cyclizine and ondansetron) So hope you aren't as bad. Best wishes to all. I'm just looking forward to my scan on fri and finding out gender. Praying I will turn a corner puke wise by 22 weeks. Not sure I can handle agony of hips and vomiting.

feekerry Sun 23-Jun-13 20:09:19

hyper i honestly don't think people realise how life limiting it can be....
My 3 day labour,failed induction and emcs was a breeze compared to hg.
Ye i am just going to ring docs tomorrow and ask for prescription over phone. Its def not hg yet as can eat and drink but i am permently scarred from last time on the sickness front.

Tallyra Sun 23-Jun-13 23:42:38

hi all. I'm sorry to see you here fee, but don't despair, and get taking vit b6 and cyclizene straight away, its something I am planning to do as soon as I find out I'm pg this time around (TTC #1 after 3 hg MCs).
Look at the pregnancy sickness support website as well, its all helpful to get your head around and ask for help if you need it!

Sally8655 Mon 24-Jun-13 11:00:14

I'm so pleased, I managed to speak with the nicest doctor in the surgery, who has prescribed 2 boxes of ondansetron, more cyclizine and fibergel to get me through a whole month!! He was so sympathetic and even apologised its taken so long to get the right meds. He said he'll even put them on repeat prescription, that way ill only need to ask reception to sort out more if needed. :-)

wavesandsmiles Mon 24-Jun-13 11:22:30

Fantastic news on the ondansetron etc Sally - no wonder you are pleased. I really hope it helps you

Tallyra Mon 24-Jun-13 12:55:37

I'm so please for you Sally! I know I'm worried about being given enough of the drugs I need. I never see the same doctor twice so have no idea what they are going to say.

RNJ3007 Mon 24-Jun-13 12:58:55

Brilliant news Sally, glad you got a nice GP on your side. Your success has made me smile!

School have refused me a lift key as they are only given to wheelchair users... I'm fuming. Should have agreed to the bedrest instead of being dutiful to my students who have exams next week. After a weekend of 2.5 meals, today is being disastrous. Sat at my desk looking grey, dreading my last class of evils.

LucindaE Mon 24-Jun-13 13:23:11

Feekerry Three day labour?! shock Poor old you. Good luck for surgery.
Sally I always recommend flat, full sugar coke, I so agree it helps the nausea (and crisps). I'm delighted you've got the Onansetron (and fibergel, too).
Tallyra Hugs.
Hyper and RNJ Not long until the holidays now. RNJ That is really officious about the lift,your case is special angry.
Sorry to anyone overlooked.

Tallyra Mon 24-Jun-13 23:39:45

thanks lucinda. appt for inner checkup is in just over a week. I'm scared and excited all at once. but not entirely sure what the procedure is called or the recovery time etc. need to push for more info tomorrow.

feekerry Tue 25-Jun-13 09:30:36

Just waiting for docs to call. Been so sick again. Hoping they will just prescribe over the phone....

milktraylady Tue 25-Jun-13 09:42:30

Lucinda you are a mumsnet hero!
I had HG when I was pregnant last year & your HG threads & support & information was invaluable.

And you are still supporting everyone, wow.

I am sitting here bf my DD 10weeks old. She's brilliant, but being pregnant was awful for me!

I hope some day to meet you IRL so I can give you a hug to say thanks.
For now thanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanks


And to everyone currently suffering- get the drugs! They do work, they are safe.
Took me to try 3 different ones til I got one that stopped me hurling. Only with info I got from Lucinda.
Your suffering will pass, you've just got to survive each day until your hormones stop being on their rollercoaster. thanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanks

Oh, and have you tried ginger biscuits?
ONLY KIDDING! <deathstare from legions of HG sufferers>

feekerry Tue 25-Jun-13 09:56:42

Omg they won't give me odansatron or cyclzine!
Apparently advice has changed since i had dd and medical guidence is i have to have some anti h type drug that makes you sleepy so i can only take it at night!!!!
What fucking good is that! Sorry but i am so angry.
The same thing is going to happen again. I said that to the doctor and all she could say is sorry but she couldn't go against current medical advice

LucindaE Tue 25-Jun-13 11:00:47

milktraylady Thank you so much, what a lovely message, I do hope we can met up some time, though you'll be disappointed! thanksthanksthanks back for the kind words and encouraging others, for sure, it will pass for evreyone (though it's like being sent to gaol for getting pregnant) and you will all be happy and healthy again. But meanwhile...
Feekerry I have never heard of this! Others are being given cyclazine or ondansetron, I am going to ask Pregnancy Sickness SOS and see what they advise.
Tallyra The best of luck. The figures are overwhelmingly in your favour. Even if they think there's a problem, don't despair. I had a friend, too, who had damaged her 'tubes' and the dr's said she was completely infertile. She had two children by accident...
I hope waves and Hyper and Loub and Everyone is coping...

feekerry Tue 25-Jun-13 11:30:14

Its called promethazine? Say its used to treat hives, hayfever and travel sickness..... What good is that??"

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