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MS, feeling low and needing help

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freneticfox Sat 19-Jul-14 15:27:06

I'm 10+4 and MS is kicking my ass. I had about three days last week where I was feeling great, but the last few days it's back to being debilitating especially at night. I have metaclopromide, which seems to take the edge off a bit, but I still can't sleep because of the constant nausea (it's like the strong waves you get before throwing up... but it's literally constant).

I've been signed off work for two weeks and I'm due to go back on Monday, I think work are starting to lose their patience with me already; at the moment I can't even consider taking any more time off work. Money is another issue.

At the moment I'm feeling terribly low. I've kind of convinced myself that I'm going to have MS for the full term, since it went away and then came back. My GP won't prescribe me anything else, won't offer me any other kind of help despite the fact I feel so, so low. I'm already on antidepressants.

This baby is so wanted and I don't want to feel like this, but lack of sleep, constant nausea and lack of support is making me feel a bit regretful. Is there any chance there's an end in sight with MS? Or am I realistically looking at another 4-6 weeks of this misery?

espa Sat 19-Jul-14 17:12:47

I felt a bit like you although wasn't signed off work (but was on holiday for weeks 8-10). I was sick from weeks 6-16, nausea, headaches and actual vomiting. It's not very helpful having people say it'll be over soon or how long they were sick for but the truth is one day you WILL feel better. Problem is you cant predict when. Like you I had a couple of days I felt better then was off work for 2 days being constantly sick which really got me down as I got my hopes up!!

Can you see a different doctor?

FloweryBoots Sat 19-Jul-14 18:00:29

Go to a different doctor. Really, please do. There are lots of other options for anti emetics. Some work better for some people than others. There Hypermesis support thread has ladies who can give you lots of info and some really good links in the top post inlcuding a support charity who can give you recomendations of sympathetic GPs in your area. They are also a lovely bunch and very supportive. I doubt I'd class as having hypermesis and am milder than most ladies on there, but I still really struggle and they understand entirely which is such a help.

FloweryBoots Sat 19-Jul-14 18:01:27

freneticfox Sat 19-Jul-14 18:41:31

Will try posting, thank you so much.

Lozmatoz Sun 20-Jul-14 05:53:51

Agree with OPs; see another doctor. My MS was bad enough but not as bad as you described. Vitamin B6 was the best thing I tried and was never without my travel sickness wrist bands.

SofiaAmes Sun 20-Jul-14 06:38:18

Try vitamin D.

LBNM19 Sun 20-Jul-14 08:08:03

I really do feel for you it's just awful, I had it for 16 weeks, I was vomiting at least once a day and not intrested in eating anything. Yours does sound worse, I hope you start feeling better soon. It really is awful, with my first son mine wasn't as bad and stopped at 10 weeks, so every pregnancy is different xx

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