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LucindaE Thu 10-Jul-14 18:08:03

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.

MOH's wonderful website is full of useful information on this illness:
Another invaluable website is:
If you need help in obtaining medication, this phone number is
024 7638 2020

Lastly, the NICE guidelines on treatment are useful:!prescribinginfosub

I would like to thank 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.
So many women on this thread have thought they couldn't get through this, but they did.

LucindaE Thu 10-Jul-14 18:30:33

Look after yourselves as much as possible, Everyone.

Lottiedoubtie Thu 10-Jul-14 18:47:46

Checking into the new thread smile.

Booboostoo Thu 10-Jul-14 18:58:45

Marking my place and hoping the worst sufferers are finding some help and support.

Fraggle31 Thu 10-Jul-14 19:11:42

Ooh shiny new thread smile

kalidasa Thu 10-Jul-14 20:02:52

Found you. Totally ghastly day here, still vomiting despite everything and they gave me an enema which didn't work. Miserably ill and not sure what else they can do now except continue to push fluids. Bit of a low point, hope everyone else is hanging on and no one else in hosp.

Oklahoma Thu 10-Jul-14 21:03:12

Checking in...

Kali sounds hideous. Here's hoping tomorrow will be better.

Lucinda sounds painful! Hope new PC is better.

mrsnec Thu 10-Jul-14 21:14:06

Marking my place too. Kali sorry to hear you're back in. Hope you're a bit more comfy now. Hope everyone else is ok.

SomeSunnySunday Thu 10-Jul-14 21:48:42

Place mark from me too. Kali I am so sorry to hear that you are still suffering so badly. I hope that tomorrow brings a little relief.

Hope everyone is doing OK. I think what I have now no longer qualifies as HG (does it stop being HG once it gets better enough?). Still feel nauseous 24/7, but usually quite mildly, and haven't actually been sick for a week and have also stopped my meds (no difference whatsoever - they weren't really helping the nausea anyway). Almost 17 weeks now; following my usual pattern. Hoping 20 weeks brings relief from the constant nausea like it did last time. Still planning on hanging about here though if you'll have me smile.

starrynight123 Thu 10-Jul-14 23:06:19

Hello, marking my place too. Managed to eat some fresh salad veg for supper this evening and enjoyed every crisp mouthful for a change smile

Hope everyone has a nice day tomorrow smile

starrynight123 Thu 10-Jul-14 23:09:30

Erm, I know this is a non-issue in the whole scheme of things, especially when we are experiencing hg, but I was gutted to find a whole bunch of stretch marks across my tummy this morning. They appeared at 35+3 out of nowhere - I didn't know they did that! - and have been itching like mad. All those months of gagging/retching from the (practically non-existent) smell of camellia oil... for nothing. sad

mrsnec Fri 11-Jul-14 07:02:07

Well sunny, I've never been diagnosed with Hg and I've always been made to feel welcome.

starry I know that feeling it's not long since I was able to eat salad again and it felt like an achievement! Still can't eat lots of other veg though I may be off cauliflower and broccoli for life!

Not noticed any stretch marks yet. I've been lazy with the moisturising though. I have a laparotomy scar on my stomach that looks like it's about to burst though so I'm going to need to start doing something! I always thought it was a gradual thing though too. I've tried everything and never really found anything that works bio oil did nothing for me.

Hope everyone is ok.

Oklahoma Fri 11-Jul-14 08:28:42

Sunny that is great news! Thrilled to hear you're doing better. Please do stay and keep us company. It's nice to hear about normal life too.

Starry that's just the icing on the cake really. After everything else! Sucks.

I've got my vomiting back under control now so DH has stopped threatening to drag me to the hospital.

But had a total work meltdown yesterday. GP had agreed I could do a couple of hours from home each week as I have a pile of admin I really need to get through (starting this week). Which would be fine. But then spoke to the 'independent' work doctor who basically went 'great, so you' can increase your hours to 5 afternoons a week like tomorrow'. Cue total meltdown from me.

Which bit of 'I threw up everything I ingested for the last 3 days' made her think I was feeling better!?

Think I'm going to speak to GP and just get signed off again. The stress of dealing with phased returns is just too much.

It's like Henrietta had though. If they just let me do a couple of hours for a few weeks and didn't put pressure on it would be better for everyone.

Sorry, rant over.

Waves to everyone else!

Lottiedoubtie Fri 11-Jul-14 08:41:28

Oh okla what is wrong with these workplaces/work doctors?

Do get your GP to sign you off. There is just no point in harming yourself by giving in to these stupid demands.


elizabethsmum Fri 11-Jul-14 09:34:27

Hi everyone

kali am so sorry you are suffering so badly. Sorry have been away from the thread for a while. am assuming you are in hosp again? Are the steroids not working now? HG is such a debilitating condition. Nothing much I can offer except virtual hugs and moral support xx

Sunny everyone is welcome on this thread- past and present sufferers alike. I think anyone who has suffered with any form of sickness/nausea in pregnancy which has affected them to the point where they are in need of support! In fact it is good to have the input of those who are not in the full throws of it to offer support to those that are! it is nearly 4 years since my last HG pregnancy but I will never forget how it felt!

Okla so sorry that work are being a nightmare. It just adds to it all doesn't it! I had a lot more work related issues with my first HG preg. I thin the only advantage of having HG a second time is that work were a lot more understanding and i felt no guilt in taking time off!

starry it just adds insult to injury doesn't it!

Mother Hen is away for a few days now so she has again left me 'deputising' to keep an eye out for everyone. I will try and be around as much as I can. I am also going to look for the list of all the EDD's and import it over to the new thread so we all have something to keep us looking forward!! xx

elizabethsmum Fri 11-Jul-14 09:38:56

SliceofLime 2 August
IWorry 8 August
Starry 12 August
What 14 August
Lottie 12 September
Booboostoo 14 September
mrsb87 29 September
mrsnec 1 October
George by the Sea 6 October
Pickofthepops 7 October
Oklahoma 28 October
Mampam 17 November
Sassehmonsta 15 December
SomeSunnySunday 20 December
Fraggle 28 December
Sarah 29 December
HenriettaTurkey 23 January
Kalidasa 28 January
FloweryBoots 26 February

kalidasa Fri 11-Jul-14 09:49:26

Yes I am in hospital. Still on steroids plus max dose of ondansetron and cyclizine and on drip all the time but still vomiting and can't eat, they can't get my ketones down. Nothing else they can do now but wait it out I think. V demoralising.

elizabethsmum Fri 11-Jul-14 10:00:57

After previous post have quickly caught up with some of the previous thread kali. hope you at least have a drip stand now?! You said your key tones had gone down to 3+, are they still there or gone back up?
I know of a friend of SIL who ended up on a clinical nutrition unit being fed some sort of artificial supplements via ? drip/ feeding tube due to HG but not sure of any more details than that. As you are also being particularly severely affected it sounds like you may need more specialist input? Sorry don't feel like able to offer any helpful advice.
Did your HG continue at this severity through your last Pg or was there any let up at all? I remember the total feeling of demoralisation all too well flowers

Georgebythesea Fri 11-Jul-14 10:11:55

Hello,just marking my place and checking in.
Kali So sorry to hear you are feeling so awful sad I really really hope you get some improvement in the next few weeks but it feels so neverending when you are in the midst of it I know.I don't know how I got through but I did somehow and i know you will too.

Okla Sorry to hear about your work,I don't know how some people manage to work through this so you are doing really well.

I'm 28 weeks now and since week 20 things have been slowly improving.I still have a constant horrible taste in my mouth especially in the evenings which can cause slight nausea but nothing compared to what I went through week 6-20.I feel so relieved to be able to do simple things like chores around the house and walk to a nearby cafe.I haven't gone back to my work as a nanny though and probably won't now.They are v physically demanding toddlers and I still feel like I'm recovering/exhausted/not quite right and also want to avoid a relapse if possible.I can't really afford it but will start mat allowance in a few weeks hopefully.I really hope others get some relief around 20 weeks-or earlier if lucky!

starrynight123 Fri 11-Jul-14 11:35:28

okla really glad you are feeling slightly better! Getting signed off again sounds sensible given that the work Dr is clearly a complete moron. It's a real shame because sometimes it is nice to take your mind off feeling so awful with bits of work.

mrsnec exactly! feels like a real achievement to munch on salad-y things and keep it down! I'm going to try some cucumber and peppers again today smile

George glad you are starting to feel some respite and are a bit better able to get around the house and outside more. It's such a big achievement after feeling so awful and really boosts confidence. Long may it continue!

kali sad I'm so sorry you are going through this... I'm not sure what I can say to make anything better, but I hope this is the worst bit and that things will start to improve very, very soon.

elizabethsmum I've changed my date on the list below because I'm having a C-section on the 1st grin

Starry 1 August
SliceofLime 2 August
IWorry 8 August
What 14 August
Lottie 12 September
Booboostoo 14 September
mrsb87 29 September
mrsnec 1 October
George by the Sea 6 October
Pickofthepops 7 October
Oklahoma 28 October
Mampam 17 November
Sassehmonsta 15 December
SomeSunnySunday 20 December
Fraggle 28 December
Sarah 29 December
HenriettaTurkey 23 January
Kalidasa 28 January
FloweryBoots 26 February

HenriettaTurkey Fri 11-Jul-14 12:40:43

Marking place smile

FloweryBoots Fri 11-Jul-14 12:56:00

Hi All. Couple of better days are being followed by particularly rough one here. On the upside I contacted Breastfeeding Network's 'drugs in breastfeeding' helpline and got a fantastically helpful reply back and their chemist says the Meto is totally safe in breastfeeding, and even has been used to increase milk supply in lactating mothers! Why do GPs sometimes scare us with such nonesense? So about to try the drugs for the first time. Have to take DS to a session at big school in an hour and doubt I'd manage the car journey otherwise, let alone polite chit chat with unknown parents.

Kali there are just no words, I can't begin to imagine what you're going through, but I do hope they are taking good care of you and you get some let up soon.

Okla what a moron work doctor. Hope you can jsut be signed off again.

HenriettaTurkey Fri 11-Jul-14 15:37:06

Okla, I'm with you - idiot doctor. I've still managed to keep everything down since I've been signed off. Just the thought of work was making me seriously ill.

Look after yourself.

kalidasa Fri 11-Jul-14 18:03:10

Thanks all. Tiny bit better this afternoon. They are raising the steroid dose tomorrow, hopefully that will help. Also saw a hospital counsellor today which was good as I was v low this morning.

elizabethsmum Fri 11-Jul-14 19:56:04

Whohoo starry on 3 week countdown now then!!

Glad that you are feeling a little brighter kali- fingers crossed for an improvement with steroids tomorrow.

Glad you have had some good advice flowery sorry you're having a bad day- hope you got through school visit ok and your DS enjoyed it.

henrietta just goes to show how much all the stresses of work have played such a part - glad that you are keeping everything down.

hi to all and hope everyone is finding their way to the new thread ok!?

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