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Hyperemesis Support

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LucindaE Thu 03-Mar-16 10:15:16

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:!scenario

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 Thu 03-Mar-16 10:20:59

Here we are [scatters virtual cushions on the virtual chaise longues).
mrsmonkey Sorry, cross posted.
Ican't Wishing you all luck for a growth spurt. You have been through it, and hardly complained, as MotherofPearl says.
Reebok Congratulations on last day, and having the energy to wear fancy dress at all. Where did you get the outfit?
Waves to icklekid, special spandau squeezed curlywurly Madrigal the now top of the list, BarmeeMarmee the invaluable eallison and everyone.

MotherofPearl Thu 03-Mar-16 10:33:43

Place marking. Thanks for the new thread Lucinda. Reebok, good luck getting through the last 2 days of work! Imagine how relieved you'll be at 4pm tomorrow!
Ickle, hope your day with DS goes OK and you don't get too tired out.
I'm on the train to work (only start at noon today) and already feel the queasiness rising. Yuk.
Waves to Amys, Icant, Special and everyone.

mrsmonkey14 Thu 03-Mar-16 10:42:09

Thank you for new thread lucinda! Hope you manage ok at work today motherofpearl. reebok the end is in sight finally, you've done so well at work!

ICantThinkOfAUsernameH Thu 03-Mar-16 12:40:53

Place marking on the new thread, will be back to reply later ladies flowers

icklekid Thu 03-Mar-16 13:26:32

Thanks for the new thread!

Had my cousin come and look after ds this morning and he's gone for a nap so hoping it's nice and long so this afternoon goes by quickly.

amysmummy12345 Thu 03-Mar-16 13:44:44

pulls up a scatter cushion and lounges like a sack of spuds

Not long now Reebok no more commutes!!!! We've got world book day dress up tomorrow... Is there a costume for the letters and sounds document? It's the only book I've read recently Lol ๐Ÿ˜
ickle love that idea, swag hehe grin
Fingers still crossed for you icant
Waves to all the sufferers and the mummies, wonder how ruby is getting on?

SpecialStains Thu 03-Mar-16 14:28:08

Urgh, struggling. First day back at Uni and have been trapped in lab since 8.30 and only just escaped for some food. Feel really bad, dizzy and tired.

Got to wolf down veggie burger, coke and ondansetron then back in lab.

icant how you feeling today? I'm thinking of you lots. You've barely complained this entire time.

Hi everyone else!

eallison88 Thu 03-Mar-16 16:51:32

Place marking, thanks lucinda. Hope all are well. A school round here have done dressing up as an adjective rather than book character. I could've done a very good 'exhausted', 'scatty'...!

amysmummy12345 Thu 03-Mar-16 17:20:11

Haha eallison we could all go as a collective of nausea ๐Ÿ˜‚ I think the collective name should be a vom of nausea ๐Ÿ˜

mrsamerican Thu 03-Mar-16 17:48:20

Came here to ask for some sympathy. Had a really bad few days and was starting to feel less wretched but then a friend on Facebook decided that extremely graphic photos of a diaper explosion were what I needed to see on my newsfeed. Cue more barfing. And I am down for the count again. WHY DO PEOPLE DO THAT?! I would never even discuss the contents of nappies on FB much less post a photo. confused

LucindaE Thu 03-Mar-16 17:54:19

mrsamerican Yuk! Poor you. I have a coarse sense of humour myself, but I would draw the line at posting photos on Facebook of faecal matter...Sorry to hear of bad days.
specialstains Very brave of you to keep soldering on. Don't overwork, says Mother Hen.
Ican't Cheering you on.
Reebok I didn't know it was still two days this am, but thank goodness, now it is down to one.
MotherofPearl Sorry to hear of rumbling nausea.
amysmummy grin about sack of spuds arrival on new thread and fancy dress ideas...
mrsmonkey Sorry to hear of 4am vomiting. It is so much worse, when it is dark outside; I'm sure I don't know why.
icklekid I hope you had a good long rest.
Waves to eallison and everybody.
Ah, someone mentioned Ruby. No doubt eating and rejoicing in bundle of joy...

1moretime Thu 03-Mar-16 18:17:57

Hello. This post was suguested to me, I M really struggling with Sickness I can't keep a single meal down!
I am only just over 6 weeks so I know this will sound stupid to some of you are further on & suffering but I Dont think I can cope!
I suffered real bad sickness with my DS and had it for first 6-7 months with him.
Please help xx

MotherofPearl Thu 03-Mar-16 18:33:17

1more, welcome. Have you seen your GP and asked for medication? There are plenty of safe options for them to try you on, and some can make a big difference. Also worth getting some ketostix from the chemist to test your urine for signs of dehydration and starvation. Anything of 3+ really does need medical intervention.
Amys, 'a vom of nausea' gringrin
Special, it does sound like you may have taken on too much? You must be exhausted, and no wonder. Is there any scope for reducing your work hours at all?
I survived work but did my usual acid vom as soon as I came through the front door. Best get cracking on the DC's bath and bedtime routines!

1moretime Thu 03-Mar-16 18:36:45

Thank you Motherof Pearl.
No I haven't seen gp as I didn't want to sound petty, but I really am struggling. I work full time in a school & I'm spending most of my time in the loo's.
I haven't heard of ketostix. Will have a look xx

amysmummy12345 Thu 03-Mar-16 19:03:35

1more make sure you get to the docs!!! Yet another school worker struck down with this awful condition confused I often say I'm sick of kids but this is becoming an epidemic!!!

LetThereBeCupcakes Thu 03-Mar-16 19:09:07

<planks down. Sets up bucket>

Hi all. I did briefly post on the last thread but got a bit lost! Hoping to do better this time.

14 weeks and sickness definitely improving. Not totally gone but certainly better!

1more welcome, but sorry you're going through this. When I was at my worst I would just be sobbing on the bathroom floor, with my poor 3 year old rubbing my back! It does get better though. Take it one day at a time.

LetThereBeCupcakes Thu 03-Mar-16 20:02:12

Planks? No. NO! Plonks. I'm not capable of planking.

eallison88 Thu 03-Mar-16 20:22:05

MoP you do well to soldier on - well done!

1more I was exactly the same. I felt like I was just being pathetic and that I needed to man up, every woman gets a bit of morning sickness. When I Finally decided that being sick pretty much on the hour every hour for 2 days and not keeping anything down for over a week was not good and made a doc apt it was such a relief. I cried when the Dr told me I was severely dehydrated and had hyperemesis; it was such a relief to be told I wasnt being pathetic! Do get yourself to gp and ask for help. Ketostix are a way of measuring your ketone levels in your urine (you dip them in) which can give a good indication of how dehydrated you are. It's likely a go will ask you fit a sample when you go and test it. Getting Ketostix for yourself means you can keep on top of things abs hopefully avoid getting really bad. Did you see a gp last pregnancy or try to soldier through it?

Hoe everyone has had a manageable day.

Colabottle10 Thu 03-Mar-16 21:11:00

Relief was short lived.

Back to shitty normal tonight sad

squeezed Thu 03-Mar-16 21:42:28

cola what a shame the progress didn't last. Hope you get back to that better feeling. I have better days now, although it doesn't last, it does give some relief.
icant So sorry that you've got so much going on. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you and baby.
mrsmonkey If you feel like you can't get off the sofa, I think staying there is good idea.
special Sounds like a tough day. Can you have anything changed so the work isn't so intense?
1more I'd second mops advice and go to the gp. It's so hard at the start so getting meds quickly is a really good idea.

Third trimester has really kicked in with the tiredness, which is making me feel more sick. Also the spd is waking me in the night. I'm getting better on the crutches but struggle to get through a key card door at work to make it to the toilet. It's all glamour this pregnancy malarkey.

MadrigalElectromotive Thu 03-Mar-16 21:46:09

Place marking. smile

Sorry to all those who are suffering with both the nausea and spd.

eallison88 Thu 03-Mar-16 22:16:10

cola how disappointing. I forget, have you been on omeprazole? I seem to remember ranitidine helped fit a short while but moving onto omeprazole made a big difference for me.

cupcakes I should have said earlier, glad you're getting better days. Thoughts of planking made me laugh... even pre baby and pre pregnancy, such nonsense was beyond me!

icklekid Fri 04-Mar-16 03:45:54

Planking cupcakes this is unacceptable if your able to plank I want a refund on this baby!๐Ÿ˜‚

Welcome 1more glad you've found us! We've all been at the can't eat anything, feel exhausted and generally fed up stage. I'm 14 weeks now and on a variety of medication which has made a big difference and sometimes I can eat lunch! I have been promised it will be a bit better by 16 weeks! It can be very tough with older dc how old are yours?

No cola was really hoping things were on the up for you. Could it be a case of doing too much too quickly and needing to rest? I'm starting to think about if I could go back to work after next week but am terrified going straight back would send me over the edge!

squeezed I forget how tiring the 3rd trimester was so much sympathy (and slight denial that I will have to deal with it again at some point! )

motherofpearl I feel the acud vomiting on return from work is probably my future right there!

reebok last day last day last day???!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

And it's not even 4am. Now to survive a day with the mil. She's coming to help with ds. I shall be napping when he naps and asking her to take him out for large parts of the day. Feel awful being so antisocial but also not in the mood for being social! She is lovely though and very good of her to help!

Reebok Fri 04-Mar-16 03:59:33

Ickle I'm up too! Seem to be surviving on 2/3 hours of sleep a day thanks to the spd/night vomits. Yay last day though! I need to be up by 6am arghhhhh!!!!

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