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LucindaE Tue 16-Sep-14 17:49:51

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:
https://sites.google.com/site/pregnancysicknesssos/
Another invaluable website is:
www.pregnancysicknesssupport.org.uk/
If you need help in obtaining medication, this phone number is
brilliant:
024 7638 2020

Lastly, the NICE guidelines on treatment are useful:
cks.nice.org.uk/nauseavomiting-in-pregnancy#!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 Tue 16-Sep-14 17:50:51

Here we are. Durhamredand basgetti How are things, now?

LucindaE Tue 16-Sep-14 17:59:22

Oklahoma and Everyone heartfelt apologies, my pc swallowed my introductory blurb,
this should be ok now. Really sorry when you are suffering enough.
xx

ToAvoidConversation Tue 16-Sep-14 19:17:35

Hi Everyone.

I'm still getting on Ok on the Odansetrone. Gagging and retching over the last few days but no vomiting since the weekend. My GP seems to want me off of it though angry.

Bas and * Durham* you poor things :-( wish there was something I could do.

LucindaE Tue 16-Sep-14 19:26:24

toAvoid What a fiasco about the link, eh? blush. Gagging and retching worse than puking sometimes, I think. No relief, even for a minute. Why does GP want you off Ondansetron, did you say you had bowel problems, I know basgetti does?

ToAvoidConversation Tue 16-Sep-14 19:39:41

Nope no bowel problems. Seems to think I've got over the worst of it. Wasn't actually the GP who dealt with me but the GP I'm registered with who called me. I've been given another two weeks then she'll review.

ToAvoidConversation Tue 16-Sep-14 19:40:13

Lucinda it's just so good that you care about the link and looking after us all!!!

LucindaE Tue 16-Sep-14 19:51:58

ToAvoid Hugs, thank you. I don't like to let the suffers down, I'm notoriously bad with IT. That is really annoying of the GP - is there any chance of seeing the one who was more sympathetic?

ToAvoidConversation Tue 16-Sep-14 20:29:51

Yeh I'll see the GP who sorted me out originally. That GP told me exactly what to ask for when she referred me to the hospital. Feel bad for moaning when I'm able to function(ish) compared to everyone on here who is having such an awful time.

LucindaE Tue 16-Sep-14 21:06:39

ToAvoid Don't feel bad for moaning, I'm sure you suffered enough before you were put on Ondansetron.
xx

basgetti Tue 16-Sep-14 22:16:36

Thanks for the new thread! I've started the new meds, still retchy but I've kept my dinner and drinks down and my ketones were only trace tonight. So far so good. I need them to work so I can have my life back, feel like a prisoner to my bed and the sofa the last few days.

Hope everyone is feeling a bit better this evening x

DurhamRed Wed 17-Sep-14 00:21:20

Well things got a little worse so OH took me to A&E. A short time later and I have now been admitted to hospital for a third time. This time for rehydration and review of meds. Let's see what the morning brings!!

ToAvoidConversation Wed 17-Sep-14 06:23:43

Bas good news! Hope it just gets better!

Durham it might not feel like it but you are in the right place. I hope you get treated really well and they sort you out.

basgetti Wed 17-Sep-14 07:47:52

Thanks, feeling good so far this morning, just got to make sure I keep an eye on my bowel!

Durham sorry you've had to be readmitted, hopefully you'll feel better after some fluids and they can sort your meds out. Hope you managed to get some sleep.

LucindaE Wed 17-Sep-14 08:45:05

DurhamRed I so hope the meds and rehydration start making you feel better soon . It's miserable to have to have been admitted yet again, but we were all anxious about how ill you were getting! With any luck, that will have been the worst for you if they get the meds sorted out. Gentle pats on offer. I was so angry with myself for messing up the thread when you needed support from everyone urgently. Sorry again about that.
basgetti Glad you are comparatively OK so far this am.
Waves to AllAvoid and hope everyone is having a better day.
xx

DurhamRed Wed 17-Sep-14 08:51:34

Thankfully managed to get some sleep (earplugs are a boon) though woke up at 6am and started vomiting. Feel better after iv ondansetron, at least I've kept breakfast down!

Oklahoma Wed 17-Sep-14 08:53:52

Lucinda our turn to give you some advice! Stop beating yourself up and apologising about the thread. It works perfectly and no one got lost or anything. You do an amazing job supporting us all for no reason whatsoever and we massively appreciate it. Thank you.

DurhamRed Wed 17-Sep-14 08:55:18

Lucinda you've been great, as has everyone on this thread. You've all listened to me whingeing away and have offered fantastic advice and support. I am so grateful to you all, you are all amazing! grin

basgetti Wed 17-Sep-14 10:54:47

Lucinda your thread is a lifeline x

Hope you're doing okay Durham.

The Movicol has just made me sick, it tastes foul and I couldn't keep it down. Scared to take the Ondanestron without it though. I'm supposed to take it 3 times a day, can't see that happening!

Meerka Wed 17-Sep-14 11:25:05

durham hope you are feeling better today and they are looking helpfully at the meds.

agreed, lucinda your thread is wonderful

freneticfox Wed 17-Sep-14 11:33:17

Ooo, new thread, hi all! And agreed with others, Lucinda - no beating yourself up!

Glad to see others are having good experiences with Ondansetron, I honestly don't know how I would have coped without it.

I think my posting will become a bit less in the coming weeks; I'm down to the odd bout of nausea when I'm tired and/or hungry, but nothing compared to the consistent retching and crippling nausea of weeks 6-17. I'm now 18+4 and dare I say it; finally clearing the 'first trimester' horror.

If I don't manage to pop my head in regularly, I do hope the rest of you find some relief soon, whether from birth or drugs ;)

Thank you all SO much for your support, as a first time Mum, this really has been a trying experience xx

DurhamRed Wed 17-Sep-14 12:10:23

Well, Dr has been round and it seems that for now I will continue with ondansetron and buccastem. Dr discussed steroid treatment and the risks associated and I feel that for me the risk outweighs the benefit (apparently the risk would be slightly higher for me, though not sure why). Anyway he said that keep with same meds and if I get poorly I just need to keep coming back for dehydration and it's. Not ideal but will see if anything changes tomorrow as I'm in for another night at least (I threw up breakfast, not so good).

LucindaE Wed 17-Sep-14 14:00:15

Everyone Thanks so much, I'll stop beating myself up, I promise, ifnobody got lost. .
DurhamRed I think they are reluctant to prescribe the next step, which I suppose is steioids unless they can't get people stabiilised without.
Kalidasa would know better tan me - I'm glad you kept breakfast down.
Hope Everyone is coping this afternoon.

DurhamRed Thu 18-Sep-14 06:14:15

OK, not the greatest of nights to be had. Following a day of vomiting a good nights sleep seemed a good option. Only 4 people in our bay, so look prospects looked good for a decent kip. In with earplugs and snuggle down for some shut eye...just in time for one of the lovely ladies in our bay to serenade us all with 'que sera sera, whatever will be will be' at the trope of her voice All NIGHT!!! I swear that song is now imprinted in my brain forever...I can't get it out of my head!!!

ToAvoidConversation Thu 18-Sep-14 06:36:14

Durham you really have no luck. What the hell? Did any of the nurses tell her to shut it? Both times I was admitted I had a private room which is useful when you are retching and vomiting as no-one else wants to hear it. Are you on a maternity ward?

Apart from lack of sleep how are things going?

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