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Is this HG?(4 Posts)
I feel absolutely terrible!
I have had constant nausea since before AF was due (I'm currently 8 weeks) and vomiting from week 6. Sometimes I am able to keep food and fluids down, other days I can't keep a thing down. This weekend has been particularly bad... Friday and Saturday I couldn't keep anything down not even tiny sips of water, Sunday I couldn't keep anything in the morning down, was ok for a few hours in the afternoon but again in the evening I was constantly vomiting. And that's not even the part that I hate.. It's the constant nausea that's the worst bit! Am I the only one that finds it so painful? It's unbearable. I spent the whole of last night in tears feeling like I couldn't cope with it in anymore. I'm getting a couple of hours sleep a night, if that, but do spent the whole day on the sofa or in bed, although not actually sleeping. I'm just exhausted and the thought of having to go through this for however many more weeks is killing me. On top of this, I'm due to start a new job in a couple of weeks and I'm meant to be meeting my new colleagues on an away day tomorrow, I haven't told them I'm pregnant yet but I just don't think I can face it. I have no idea what to do.
I went to my GP who prescribed me prochlorperazine (3mg) but I can't say it's actually done anything. And I phoned 111 last night who made me an appointment with out of hours, but I had to ring and cancel as there was no way i could manage a car journey and OH needed to sleep before work today. I've phoned the GP today who is giving me a call back, but I don't know if I am over-exaggerating or not. I feel honestly terrible and all OH keeps saying is loads of women feel sick when they're pregnant, if they can do it I can. Not enjoying being pregnant at all, so much wanted this baby but I don't feel excited in the slightest, just drained.
Hannah I felt exactly the same as you at 8 weeks but it started to ease around 9 weeks I was lucky! It's so annoying when people say 'it's a normal part of pregnancy' it's not normal to feel like that 24hrs a day! GP might want to check your urine to see if you're dehydrated. I hope it starts to pass soon for you, I felt like I would never feel well but I do, fingers crossed x
I have memories of lying on the bathroom floor crying during my first pregnancy due to the constant nausea and vomiting.
The most important thing is to try to stay hydrated - force yourself to take sips of water or Lucozade Sport (which is good for rehydration).
As the previous poster said - the doctor might want to check whether or not you are dehydrated.
I had a month off work in my first pregnancy due to HG but I managed to avoid hospitalisation. I continued to be sick every morning right up until the end of the pregnancy. I only really felt well again when the baby was born.
It's difficult for those who haven't suffered from HG to understand but it WILL come to an end... (albeit after what seems like a very long time!!)
I had that too. I wonder how you are. I had it throughout my first pg. Tragically I got pg 2 years later due to contraception failure. It's a long story which I won't go in to, but I blame my oh and myself that it failed. I swore with my first pg that I would not take the risk with another pg and here I was again. The HG began again and I was so ill I had to have a termination. Somehow it felt even harder because I swore I would never put myself or a baby in this position now I know that I suffer with HG. I had this information and I still got pg. I will die feeling sad about the loss, I will never know if it would have eased in time. I can only know that the first pg didn't and I wasn't strong enough to go through it again. To this day I cry about my lost baby. He would have been 25 now. Anyone who has only had severe MS can not possible know just how bad HG is.
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