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Dehydration

(11 Posts)
Cantwaittobeamum Sat 23-Jul-16 14:23:54

Hi all

I'm being sick so much at the moment after the littlest thing - earlier it was just after taking a sip of water, sometimes there doesn't seem to be a trigger. It seems like I'm bringing up loads of water, and now my wee has gone quite dark. I'm trying to sip water regularly but I either feel too sick or I bring it back up later. I'm worried about what dehydration could do to me and baby, especially with the weather right now

Jenjen85 Sat 23-Jul-16 14:32:10

Can 100% sympathise with you as i was the same with DC1 get yourself off to the drs first thing monday morning for some antisickness meds. If you get too dehydrated they may admit you to hospital for iv fluids. Have you tried the usuall dry toast, ginger biscuits etc? I found trying to eat a small amount before i started to feel sick helped a bit too.

RaeSkywalker Sat 23-Jul-16 14:36:55

Honestly I'd get to out of hours to have my ketones checked. I couldn't keep water down at 7 weeks, ended up in hospital on a drip for 3 days.

Things that helped me: sucking ice cubes and cheap ice lollies.

Hope you feel better soon. It's miserable, especially in the heat!

Ilikegin Sat 23-Jul-16 14:38:04

How far gone are you? I had HG for the first 20 weeks and was severely dehydrated with 4+ ketones and was admitted to hospital in an ambulance, try sucking on Ice cubes drink your favourite cordial please keep trying to sip the water even if you are still sick as you need every bit you can get, mine was in the middle of winter and I suffered terribly dry cracked mouth, unable to go to toilet for over 14 hours at a time, monitor the frequency and colour of your urine and do not wait until Monday to be seen if you get worse it's so hot it could turn horrible for you very quickly, call 111 if you are concerned and they will refer you to an out of hours doctor! Take care! flowers

Cantwaittobeamum Sat 23-Jul-16 14:50:18

Hi all, thanks this has been reassuring. I did go to the hospital on Thursday because I was being sick so much I was bringing up blood (only went there because I was too far from my go) and they gave me cyclizine and ranitidine, I just need to get into the habit of taking them. Even though I'm not being sick as often now, my urine is still quite dark, and I'm only going maybe once a day, but I'm trying to sip at water. Might buy some ice pops too!

I'm 7 weeks by the way

Ilikegin Sat 23-Jul-16 15:11:53

You should be passing urine at least every 8 hours OP try and monitor this! Also is there someone who can go and get you done dioralyte from the supermarket/chemist? This will keep your electrolytes up and help if you are struggling to keep water down! Also with the medication if it doesn't seem to help keep going back, I must have tried five different types before I found one that worked for me.. When I say worked I mean slightly helped.. It was called metaclopromide, I didn't find cyclizine helped at all, and the one they had dissolving under the lip was bloody awful and made me ten times worse! Think it began with T! 😬 How are you feeling now? Are you managing to get fluids down?

LillianFullStop Sat 23-Jul-16 16:15:51

Glad you've gotten seen now - try to get fluids from other things like fruit etc as well. I loved chilled fruits in my first trimester when everything else tasted wrong

PrincessHairyMclary Sat 23-Jul-16 16:20:47

If you re still dehydrated ring out of hours or see GP ASAP on Monday. It sounds like you have hyperemesis, I was admitted to Hospital and IVd fluids at 7 weeks. Damage more likely to you than baby but proper dehydration is serious particularly in this heat it's important it's sorted.

Cantwaittobeamum Sat 23-Jul-16 16:34:26

I'm not taking the cyclizine now because I feel like the sickness is a bit better, and I felt sick straight after taking them anyway. Hadn't thought about dyuralite. Will have to see if I can fetch some. I'm eating and drinking when I can, knowing that if I bring it back up in a few hours at least some of it should have absorbed, but maybe something to put salts back in could help too. Feeling ok now (though I've just got back from the shop and was sick almost as soon as I walked in, again no trigger). I feel ok when it's out my system.

Ilikegin Sat 23-Jul-16 17:13:43

Is the sickness better because you've topped up with the cyclizine though? If so I'd keep taking it, if you do have HG the sooner you can get control over it the better! This is something I didn't manage to do and suffered the whole 20 weeks off work, unable to get out of bed for a week at a time expect for toilet breaks, couldn't wash or brush teeth, bath/shower make a meal or a drink, was the worst, please try to keep on top of it now if you can! Good luck OP! flowers

Cantwaittobeamum Sun 24-Jul-16 07:48:42

I only took cyclizine a few times, but even I haven't taken it for a few days, I'm still feeling and being sick but I think I'm able to keep more water down. If I start to get bad again I'll take cyclizine again but for longer, but if I can manage without taking it I'd rather do that. Thank you for your support! star

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