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KatyN Thu 07-May-15 13:46:38

Hiya, I've got a go appointment in an hour to discuss anti sickness drugs and I',m all of a fluster. I've not eaten anything for two days although I am managing to drink some water. I'm totally failing to look I after my son (3.5) or do my part time job so feeling pretty sorry for myself.
I'm only 6 weeks pregnant too!
Any words of positivity?.

Skiptonlass Thu 07-May-15 16:56:09

Push for them. Make it very, very clear that youre not moaning, you can't keep anything down , you can't function and you need them.

Honestly, if a bloke walked into the GP and said they were puking twenty times a day, they'd get fawned over. And we are supposed to suck it up?

I found just going in and being very blunt helped, basically "I'm being sick x times a day. I've tried every remedy going and this is far beyond normal morning sickness. I understand that drugs aren't the first line of treatment but I want x. I can't function without it."

PterodactylTeaParty Thu 07-May-15 17:03:16

Hope the appointment went ok, Katy. Anti-sickness drugs got me through my pregnancy - I could not have functioned without them.

BikeRunSki Thu 07-May-15 17:50:33

Pregnancy Sickness Support

Have a look at this link, there is a lot of useful information.

I had Hyperemisis in both my pg and threw up everything I swallowed from 6-18 weeks. It was very grim, just an indescribably awful time, especially second time when I had a two year old to look after too.

I was in and out of hospital for several weeks and signed off work for 8 weeks. I've had every antsickness drug there is apart from Phenergan. Cyclizine works for many people, but it had less impact on me unless it was in a drip - and then it was quite "trippy".

I do hope your GP is sympathetic- mine was, but I also saw his older partner who remembered Thalidomide and wouldn't prescribe anything.

FWIW, my children are both fine, despite lits of cyclizine, stemitil, ondansetron (sp??) and Avomine. Don't even get me started on ginger!

Skiptonlass Thu 07-May-15 19:58:36

I still have an irrational urge to punch anyone who mentions ginger, taking small nibbles or 'ignoring it' and I only had extreme sickness for about 7-8 weeks.

My heart goes out to women who have it for longer - I honestly don't know how I would have coped.

superbabysmummy Thu 07-May-15 20:16:02

Going through something similar, I'm only 11 weeks but been sick since week 5, very miserable and completely unable to function! (It's all bloody day & night sickness!). Have a daughter, aged 2 to be patient with & I'm self employed, if I don't work = no £! It's debilitating, I sympathise. I've been prescribed a variety of anti sickness that haven't worked a hot, started in metoclopramide yesterday, fingers crossed!

superbabysmummy Thu 07-May-15 20:16:21

How did you get on at the docs OP!

KatyN Fri 08-May-15 10:16:40

Thanks ladies. Gp was amazing, he gave me anti sickness drugs and a fortnight off work, he said his wife had had the same so was really sympathetic.
Went to boots to collect the drugs and they have to order them in for me (I cried!). Off to get them when I make it out of bed (or beg someone else to get them for me).
I'll read that link now too, thanks Kd

BikeRunSki Fri 08-May-15 12:20:41

Hang in there Katy flowers (scentless of course)

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