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LucindaE Sat 26-Nov-16 19:20:36

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:
sites.google.com/site/pregnancysicknesssos
Another invaluable website is:
www.pregnancysicknesssupport.org.uk

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

Lastly, the NICE guidelines on treatment are useful:
cks.nice.org.uk/nauseavomiting-in-pregnancy#!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 Sat 26-Nov-16 19:22:15

Welcome to the new thread everyone, as the old one is full up.
I have to go down to Buckinghamshire for a few days, but I know that MotherofPearl LightTripper and others will do a great job in giving support on this thread.

user1477229112 Sat 26-Nov-16 20:49:49

Hi ladies hope everyone has had a good Saturday unfortunately my ds has brought home a vomiting bug and projectiled all over me as he is 3 and super frightened poor baba but I sadly haven't escaped it and feel a different kind of horrendous today than normal plus stomach cramps 😷

NoisyLittleLion Sat 26-Nov-16 21:16:52

Can I join you ladies.

I've been reading sporadically and one of the ladies from the same antenatal group recommended posting here.

My first post is going to be a self pitying one.

I've been really unwell since Thursday evening, violent vomiting (I'm used to vomiting, as still taking anti emetics,but this was a whole new level) which ended up with me being admitted to hospital where I was given an injection of buccastem.

This was meant to stop the vomiting for at least 12 hours but the reality was I ended up being sick again less than 3 hours after the injection. Each time I was sick I ended up wetting myself which was highly embarrassing and added to the indignity I was feeling.

Fast forward to this morning and I started to suffer with diarrhoea which was tinged with fresh blood and painful stomach cramps. So it was back to hospital where I have narrowly escaped being admitted to be rehydrated via a drip.

I'm so over this pregnancy already and not even in the third trimester yet. I only managed 2 days at work this week as had been signed off due to pelvic girdle pain for the previous 2 weeks. I went back to work on Wednesday only to have to call in sick on Friday. Actually Dh had to call in on my behalf as I was so ill I could barely string 2 words together.

I feel utterly miserable and keep bursting into tears. I feel like I've become a shadow of my former self and guilty because I barely spend anytime at all with my 4 year old son or dh.

babyand Sat 26-Nov-16 21:37:13

Hi everyone,
Marking my place. Had a good day today dare I say it. To all the newcomers I'm so sorry you are suffering sad hg is truly a lonely depressing place. This group keeps me sane

peaceloveandbiscuits Sat 26-Nov-16 21:45:29

Hi gang
User147etc my DS had a stomach bug last week. Was a nice change to be cleaning up someone else's vomit for a change it wasn't at all.
Hope it passes quickly and you don't suffer too badly.

MotherofPearl Sat 26-Nov-16 22:27:57

Thanks for the new thread Lucinda, and hope all goes OK in Bucks with your mother. I'll do my best to keep the home fires burning here, so to speak.
Welcome Lion, and sorry to hear how ill you've been. How many weeks along are you now? I take it you've been suffering all the way through? It sounds like your GP (or perhaps hospital consultant?) needs to review your medication. Please stick around on here for lots of moral support (and many here who have the combined joy of vomiting and wetting themselves, so you're amongst friends).
User, hope your DS is alright and that you're not suffering too badly - a bug is the very last thing a HG sufferer needs.
babyand, hope that improvement lasts.

LightTripper Sat 26-Nov-16 23:08:37

Hello Lion, glad you landed here, it is a great thread! I'm really hoping it might be a vom bug and you'll be back to bearable soon (and for you too user!)

I have also been having problems with wee/vom combination (and more recently wee/cough even). It's really undignified. Tena/Always "sensitive bladder" pads are really good, and you can also get Tena pads to put on the bed/sofa if need be (currently also coming in handy with DD's potty training too!)

Hope everyone else is doing OK (and that you survived the party Blondes!)

peaceloveandbiscuits Sun 27-Nov-16 07:13:24

Pampers do bed mats as well LightTripper. I put one down under my sheet to attempt to catch my waters breaking late in my last pregnancy. Missed it completely wink

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 27-Nov-16 13:39:31

Waddles in and I am really starting to waddle. Don't have a massive bump but struggled to put tights on last night !

And maternity ones. They fitted at wedding last month and now tight. NOWAY I could wear them at 9mths preg !!

Party last night. Hmmmmmm. I said in other thread I was sick at home. Then df and I drove 3hrs

Service station appeared at the right time. Thank god. Tho handicapped loo was busy so went in normal as had mouthful of sick by then

Threw up big time in the smallest loo possible and got looks when I came out and just im preg !!!

Sadly almost at friends and knew I was going to hurl. Said to df either stop the car or I'm going to be sick.

Had used my coop bags 😢 so used spare bag. As was puking I reliesed bag had small hole and sick etc was dripping into my
Leg. Df managed to stop. He got out of the car as I was making him feel ill (bless him) and we left the bag of sick on a country lane 😳 feel bad but no bun and couldn't have the smell in with us

Then at Christmas party was also sick big time but in a loo. Handicapped so privacy

Today is another day 😁

Feel ok today

Waves to all xx

LightTripper Sun 27-Nov-16 16:13:43

Oh blondes you are hard-core to manage all that! Hope you are having a nice quiet day to make up for it.

Better day today here. Feeling OK. Went out for lunch with our previous nanny and her husband which was nice, and now at home while OH goes to the gym and DD is napping. I need to change my sheets and put a wash on (booo) but then I can put my feet up xx

CastleFeck Sun 27-Nov-16 16:13:46

Thanks for the thread Lucinda hope you have a good trip.

Blondes you're a real inspiration. To solider on at all these social things even though you're a spew machine. Hope you have a better week this week.

Sorry you've had to join us Imogen and Lion. It's a great thread though, we're all amazing!

Can't remember who else said what, hope the poorly people are feeling better soon and the 12 week scans keep coming with good news and improved symptoms.

Survived another weekend with my two monkeys. Think I need a day in bed to recover.

LucyHMK Sun 27-Nov-16 17:30:18

Hello everyone,

Just realised I've been gone for so long that I'm on the wrong thread!

I'm feeling dreadful. On maternity leave now & the date is set for December the 15th. Eak!

I have horrendous carpal tunnel & headaches. Feeling queasy but not being sick.

Will be very glad when this is all over. Can't really believe I'm on the home stretch.

Sending much love to everyone. Apologies for the short message, it's very painful to type.

L x

NoisyLittleLion Sun 27-Nov-16 17:39:51

Thanks for the welcome

mother I'm 25 weeks now and been suffering since I was around 5/6 weeks.
Feeling slightly more human today and even managed to eat this evening, which is the first since Thursday, so at least that's progress.

blondes I struggle to get myself dressed never mind cope with 3 hour journeys. Kudos to you for
coping with that and attending a party.

Lucy I hope December 15th comes around very quickly for you.

CastleFeck Sun 27-Nov-16 17:53:22

Lucy the pink castle is in sight xx

MotherofPearl Sun 27-Nov-16 18:49:11

Lion, well done for getting some food in. Hope it stays put and you start to feel better.
Castle, you're sounding more upbeat than a few weeks ago? What's your work situation at the moment? Are you signed off, or a SAHM? I hope you can get some rest, one way or another. 2 DC will certainly take it out of you!
Lucy, so sorry you're in pain and feeling so rotten. You've really had a torrid time, and I hope the next few weeks speed by for you. Can't wait to hear you've reached the fabled Pink Castle.
Blondes, as others have said, don't know how you keep going and keep cheerful! You've done amazingly well, putting up with all that vomiting with such good grace and humour.
Good thinking from Peace and Light on Pampers bed mats and Tena pads. It's all about the glamour here on the HG thread!
I hope everyone else has had a good weekend? I wonder if Baby Happy is out yet?

peaceloveandbiscuits Sun 27-Nov-16 19:49:58

Lucy that's two days before DS' birthday smile good luck, not long until you're in the pink castle!

LucyHMK Sun 27-Nov-16 20:08:14

Thanks, ladies. I've caved to co codamol, which I'd rather he didn't have, but I have reached my limit today.

I've always wondered, why is it the pink castle? Do I get a blue castle?!

Noisy are you on anything?

MotherofPearl Sun 27-Nov-16 20:27:06

It's a Pink Castle for everyone Lucy! It's from an old board game of Lucinda's, where your final destination square was a dreamy pink castle. She's said HG is a bit like that kind of 'game' (Vomit without peeing yourself? Move two squares forward! High ketones result in hospital admission? Move five squares backwards!).

Anyway, over time on this thread and its many predecessors, the Pink Castle has developed into a magical, mythical place which awaits all HG graduates: cushions are plumped in readiness, favourite meals laid on etc etc! You'll soon see it for yourself! grin

SleepymrsE Sun 27-Nov-16 21:37:02

Just checking in to say hi to everyone whilst enjoying snuggles from 7 week old DD and to confirm the pink castle is a wonderful place. I am thoroughly enjoying food once again. Despite being back to pre pregnancy weight within a week of DD being born (one bonus of HG) I'm now putting on weight from all the lovely food I can now eat.

Sorry to see so many on this thread but it's a fantastic lifeline with such great advice from lucinda & motherofpearl. Lucy you are so close to the finish line now and am cheering you on from the castle gate. LT sorry to hear you're dealing with vom/wee combination. Hopefully you can get some respite soon. Blondes you are such a trooper! You do so well carrying on life as normal while being so sick. I was such a hermit!

Holds sick bucket for everyone else on the thread. HG sucks and it does feel like it'll last forever but I know, for me, DD was totally worth every heave and vomit (especially when she gives me the biggest grin).

peaceloveandbiscuits Sun 27-Nov-16 21:39:38

Co-codamol is safe, don't worry. Just do what you have to do flowers

RobberBride Sun 27-Nov-16 22:37:39

Hi to new people, you'll be well looked after here.

Lucy you're so close! And then the rest of us will be one place closer to the top of the list.

Lion crying is absolutely justified, and recommended. I've found lying on the floor or bed wailing 'I want to die' to be far more effective than any other remedies tried so far.

Inspired by Blondes, I went out for dinner last night to a place I've been to a million times before. I ordered 'safe' food. I was careful to not overeat. I've been retching and feeling hideous ever since. Blondes how do you do it?!

Sorry I've been quiet, I've been doing 12 hour days at work to hit a deadline, which I did on Friday. Now planning to do very standard days at work til Xmas. I cannot wait for a week off!

fourcorneredcircle Mon 28-Nov-16 08:00:12

Morning all... scan this morning. Hoping to get my bloods done too as the MW hasn't yet managed to find a vein (I'm awkward with veins even when not debydrated). Welcome to the newbies, this is the worst-best club to belong to!

Right, off to try another pre-scan bladder filling drink... nothing's stayed down yet... I'm not hopeful!

SleepymrsE Mon 28-Nov-16 08:07:00

Good luck with scan and bloods four, I too am awkward when it comes to HCPs getting blood. I found it a bit easier if I was warm as being hydrated was impossible. If I run my hands under hot water for a bit they can sometimes get it out of the back of the hand. If they are struggling they can get an anesthetist to do it (I had to have one to take bloods at scan and one to do cannula when admitted for hydration) so don't worry about them not getting done. Hope this helps a bit.

MotherofPearl Mon 28-Nov-16 09:15:09

Morning all,
Good grief Robber, 12 hour days are exhausting at the best of times, never mind with HG. Hope you get a rest soon. Sorry that even careful eating out seems to have backfired.
Four, best of luck for your scan today. Let us know how you get on.
Sleepy, so nice to have you back; you're always a voice of calmness and wisdom on here. Can't believe your DD is 7 weeks already.
Hope everyone else is having a tolerable start to the week.

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