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Hyperemesis and vomiting bug..... Help!

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bumpitybumpbump Fri 31-Oct-14 21:10:42

I'm not sure what I hope to achieve by posting this other than maybe to hear survival stories. I'm 14 weeks with bad morning sickness which whilst being bloody awful I have learnt to cope with, this being pg no.2. However I think I now must have the vomiting bug too. DD had at beginning of week... So my last 24 hrs has gone as follows. Wake up retching in night, assume tummy empty and cause is MS, so go down to kitchen to eat ready brek. Cue temporary relief from MS. 15 mins pass and vomiting bug says, oh blimey I don't think so, bleurgh. See ready brek for second time. Cue short relief and 15 mins pass. However now tummy empty and MS says, blimey I don't think so, cue retching and heaving. And so it goes on. Managed to get bursts of relief through sleeping, but my waking hours have been hell. Has anyone else been through this. What should I do. Starve bug out system and suck up retching? Or keep trying to get food down throat. Appetite is nil, but has been the case for past 8 weeks so not particularly new. Feeling quite wretched and very sorry for myself. Going to try to sleep but if anyone has encouraging stories or tips re how to get through it I'll be more than grateful when I check in for the inevitable night owl spot later.

RumAppleGinger Fri 31-Oct-14 21:27:20

Not got much advice but wanted to offer you my sympathy.

I would say make sure you keep hydrated and eat whatever you think you can manage and isn't fucking awful to bring back up. I survived nibbling dry crackers, sipping cold water and sleeping as much as possible.

DrBlondie Fri 31-Oct-14 22:53:09

Oh crikey, you poor thing! What a truly horrible combination to have. I had HG and know what you mean about empty tummy being bad. I'd say definitely try and keep your fluids up. Could you eat tiny amounts, like one mouthful, of some super bland carbohydrate every 20 mins to try and find a balance? Your best bet may be to give in and go into hospital for iv fluids until the bug has passed. Maybe give your maternity assessment centre a ring and see what they suggest?

Hope the bug passes soon and your HG eases off.

bumpitybumpbump Mon 03-Nov-14 09:59:40

Thanks Rum and Blondie - I have now emerged out the other side and feel ok at last (albeit a rather weaker version of my former self). That was truly one of the worst 48 hrs of my life. Managed to sip ice cold water but still feeling a bit dehydrated now. Not enough to not still need to pee three times in the night of course though..... It's the third time my family have had this this year so please God let that be the full set!!!

RumAppleGinger Mon 03-Nov-14 13:20:28

Glad you're feeling a bit better. Hopefully you get some respite from the hypermersis soon too.

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