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Hyperemesis Support

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LucindaE Sat 10-Oct-15 16:14:29

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:
Another invaluable website is:
If you need help in obtaining medication, this phone number is
024 7638 2020

Lastly, the NICE guidelines on treatment are useful:

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 Sat 10-Oct-15 16:15:21

Welcome over, everyone...

ICantThinkOfAUsernameH Sat 10-Oct-15 16:19:38

Place marking smile

Reebok Sat 10-Oct-15 16:22:43

Marking my place. Thanks for sorting the new thread Lucinda.

Gingerlady123 Sat 10-Oct-15 17:22:38

Thanks for the new thread.
Spandau- I was convinced it was a girl as I've been so sick. Although I don't know how much accuracy is behind that.
Really hope the sickness gets better for us all soon.

spandau1980 Sat 10-Oct-15 18:11:03

I was horribly sick with twins horribly sick with ds 3 and longer sick with spd with dd so yea think hormones defo impact if a girl x

Ems10000 Sat 10-Oct-15 18:58:43

Hi ladies, I already have a girl and hg massively improved at 16 weeks. Having a boy this time and still feel awful at 35 weeks sad struggling with rib and back pain, went to physio yesterday which was a complete waste of time and energy!!

Heavenscent86 Sat 10-Oct-15 19:29:34

Really upset at the moment so come for a bit of a moan! Just had my first proper weekend back at work after being signed off with HG for seven weeks or so. I was made to work through my lunch break Friday and then cover the evening with a girl who doesn't know what she is doing when I'm physically unable to pick up the slack and my manager is aware I'm still feeling unwell even though I have mostly stopped being sick. Nausea is still bad. This meant I missed half my afternoon break and was under a lot of stress. Discussed it with my manager today, told her all that had happened and got told oh yes I knew you'd have a bad night. I was seething. Only to be made to work through half my lunch break again and the only other alternative option apparently being to work through my entire lunch but not get paid for it of course. So upset and not really sure what to do about it.
I hope there has been some improvement for the people on here. Can't see the posts with it being a new thread to know what's been going on.

MotherofPearl Sat 10-Oct-15 20:11:44

Thanks for the new thread Lucinda.
Ginger, congratulations on your baby girl! I think it does help it to feel more real.
Heaven, your work sounds awful. Could you ask your GP to do an amended sick note which says that you can work, but need to have proper breaks and not do more than one shift per day? Am I remembering correctly that you work in a deli? If so you'll really need those breaks as I imagine you're on your feet a lot. Sympathies.
Ems, so sorry that you're suffering so late on and that physio was of no use. My first baby was a girl and I had bad morning sickness for first tri but no HG. Second baby was a boy which is when HG kicked in. I was still being sick the day before he was born at nearly 42 weeks! I'm pretty confident that this baby is another boy.
Spandau, wish your OH hadn't restrained you against the stupid doctor who mentioned the G-word! Seriously, you've had IV fluids, meds, horrific sickness and they honestly think that a ginger biscuit is the solution! Idiots. angry

Gingerlady123 Sat 10-Oct-15 20:30:55

Heavens that sounds awful. Mop is right though I think u should speak to gp.
Ems sorry your suffering sad

Question, is phenergan still safe at 17 weeks pregnant?
I was given this at first then metoclopramide which finished. I was then given cyc but upon remembering I had some of these left over decided to take them again as they seem to give me some improvement.

Gingerlady123 Sat 10-Oct-15 20:32:38

I'm really scared all these drugs will harm my baby even though she seemed fine in their today they did no diagnostic checks. Just checked sex and showed me 4d images.

spandau1980 Sat 10-Oct-15 21:03:40

I believe a lot of it is pot luck
Some women don't even touch a paracetamol and bad things happen some drink smoke drugs ect and pop out a healthy baby.
With twins I didn't take anything.
With DS and DD 3n 4 I took stuff for hayfever I drank the odd glass of wine I took anti depressants towards the end ... they are healthier than my twins !?
I think we all worry til baby is safe in our arms.
Worrying can cause more harm tbh .
We do what we do because we had/have to
be strong ...
Maybe consider some thing for anxiety to take ??
No shame in that either smile
I m worried too but I can't cope and would end the pregnancy so choice is easier for me as have to out 4 kids first so meds to help amd have baby or not to cont...
Is this your first baby ginger ??
Hate ppl who breeze through pregnancy without even a nausea moment grrrr xxx

Meerka Sat 10-Oct-15 21:28:00

Question, is phenergan still safe at 17 weeks pregnant?


the meds you are prescribed are generally all considered safe for the baby. Metoclopramide can have unpleasant side effects for the -mother- but all studies so far (that Im aware of) show no side effects on the baby.

remember, dehydration is also a high risk factor for a baby.

The absolute bottom line is that you can't absolutely guarentee safety in pregnancy. You have to balance the risks. And the risk of dehydration and a weakened mother is greater than the risk of the meds. If the worst should happen and a baby has a birth problem, the chances are higher that it was something else that caused it.

Meerka Sat 10-Oct-15 21:29:43

ginger so pleased you're feeling faintly more cheerful than earlier. Lovely news that you're getting a little girl!

spandau and reebok and ems and everyone else, thinking of you. You've come so far, ems

<waves to mother Hen and everyone>

GingerDoesntHelp Sat 10-Oct-15 22:02:21

My boss tried to make me do some stuff today that my GP had said I shouldn't do. I had to remind him of the note. Why do employers make things so difficult for us? This man is a parent too.

eallison88 Sat 10-Oct-15 22:02:39

Hi all, just place marking. Hope everyone has managed today

Reebok Sat 10-Oct-15 22:22:26

Bad stomach cramps again...clearly trapped wind as I've managed to erm...clear my system twice today! My stomach kills though. Every time I sit on the toilet I feel fine. Don't know what to do. I want to sleep but can't because of the pain. I hate pregnancy.

Heaven your boss needs a slap. Get gp to write a note ammending your duties/hours etc. Ginger your boss sounds like a prat as well!

Ah pain is returning.

ICantThinkOfAUsernameH Sat 10-Oct-15 22:37:34

Come for a bit of a rant.. Sorry ladies.
Feel down today as it is and just an absolute shit mother. Spent most of the day shouting at DS and he got so upset, spent all night crying about it as well as vomiting.
Need to see OOH tomorrow regarding my kidney pain as couldn't today and DP said I can't get re admitted again as he cant have any more time off work.
I've already been told hospital will be my 2nd home between the lupus and hyperemisis.
I can't look after my toddler or even grow a baby, I sometimes think how much more easier my life would be without this baby.
And now I feel selfish and so sad as so many have lost their babies and I would never get rid of it but just having these thoughts are horrible sad

Sorry for the long rant

shoopshoopsong Sun 11-Oct-15 07:46:52

Thankyou lucinda for the new thread and great intro and links

meerka excellent advice re the medication and something I wish the doctors reminded us more as is so important to remember we are growing the babies therefore our wellbeing is vital.
icant I'm sorry you are feeling so desperate, I can't imagine what it's like dealing with hyperemesis along side lupus you brave thing. You are doing really well and you CAN grow a baby and you ARE, your toddler will not mind you being less available at the moment it's a temporary thing in the scheme of things. I know that guilt because I battle it myself, I'm sure we all do, but we have to try and put it aside because looking after yourself (which in turn is looking after baby) is the most important thing while you're so ill.

I'm 16 weeks tomorrow and while I still feel awful it's definitely so much better than a couple of weeks ago and occasionally I do have glimpses that there is hope it may not last forever.

Positive thoughts to everyone else too.

Heavenscent86 Sun 11-Oct-15 09:03:49

Hi Everyone. MoP you are right about me working on a deli. I am on my feet pretty much all the time at work. I'm thinking I might have a chat with personnel about how I should handle it with my direct boss. If I don't get any joy from that I will go back to my GP I think. Thank you for the suggestion. That hasn't even crossed my mind as a possibility. I don't know why bosses make it so awkward. Mine is even female. A bit of understanding wouldn't go amiss from them.

Greyhorses Sun 11-Oct-15 09:12:39

Hi everyone, I am still really struggling at 9weeks. It's not so much the vomiting but the constant nausea, Im normally such a food lover but I can't face anything at all and I feel like I have something stuck in my throat all the time.

My work is also being useless, I am expected to do the same as before and I am really not coping but can't take time off.

I wish there was a fast forward button for pregnancy at the moment smile

Reebok Sun 11-Oct-15 09:54:37

Icant, I could have written that post myself. Know exactly how you feel re being a mum. I can't stand dd at the moment and find myself yelling at her all the time. Sending you hugs.

Grey sorry you're struggling. Anyway you can get signed off by gp?

Feeling rough. Barely slept all night. Woke up at 4.45 to pee...managed to sleep by 5.30 only for dd to wake by 5.45. Head is pounding and being tired is not helping my nausea. Everything oh and dd do/say is making me mad today. I feel like I'm going to crack soon! Can't take much more of feeling like this. Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

spandau1980 Sun 11-Oct-15 10:35:29

Dd was up most of night has a cold ..
Grey u know feeling about constant nausea and feeling something in throat. It's the reflux and the vomit making it swollen sad

Reebok you sound like you're having the shit test preg on record lol bless u ... at least I don't feel so alone here smile

Taken me an hr to shower. Hate the smells and my hairs so long grrr can't face going to a hairdresser.
Anyone else find even talking to ppl nauseating ???

10 weeks 3 days
First posted at 7 weeks

Gonna buy myself a fetal doppler. I heard dd at 10 weeks and pulled me closer when felt I was just sick and I wasn't actually pregnant ...

Hugs to all xxx

Corabell Sun 11-Oct-15 10:49:40

Hello everybody.

So far I still have mild nausea but I have looked back in my diary from 1st pregnancy and it was around about 5 weeks that all hell broke loose.

I have remembered that in addition to cyclizine I had some success with sea sickness bands and they definitely turned the nausea down a few notches. I wasn't expecting them to work at all and thought that they would be as much use as a bloody ginger biscuit!

ICantThinkOfAUsernameH Sun 11-Oct-15 12:00:56

Hello ladies,
Sorry for my mini meltdown last night just needed to get it out. Ended up in arguement between me and DP
reebok sorry to hear your feeling like that but I feel a bit better knowing I'm not the only one if that makes sense? Feel like a monster. My DS is an awful sleeper too :/
heaven hope your work gets some more understanding.
grey I love the idea of a fast forward button!
spandau how are you feeling now? Yes I rarely talk to people now haha! blush
cora preparation is best, you've got it sussed! I was very naive and thought I wouldn't have it this time round.
Hi to everyone else smile

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