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Hyperemesis Support

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LucindaE Thu 26-Jan-17 20:20:47

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 Thu 26-Jan-17 20:26:29

Pull up cushions and a cyber version of one of those famous orange buckets...

MagnumAddict Thu 26-Jan-17 21:06:24

Thanks for the welcome back! I meant to add my due date is the 1st of September.

Better try to sleep before the fatigue brings on the next wave of nausea. I have felt a bit better for taking the tablets today but I can feel them wearing off as I type!!

Hope everyone has a decent nights sleep. Fingers crossed....

LucindaE Thu 26-Jan-17 21:19:41

Here's the new due dates list, MagnumAddict.

Due Dates
LightTripper 3 March
Mama Ermintrude 3 March
Blondes 30 March
NerrSnerr 18 April
Castlefeck 19 April
moonoverthewater 10 May
user1477 14 May
IAmSeriousAndDontCallMeShirley 20 May
Robber Bride 29 May
LHReturns 1 June
PeaceLove 3 June
Boobs 6 June
South London 6 June
fourcorneredcircle 7 June
Pastiemaid 12 June
squeezypeasy 13 June
Babyand 23 June
Captain Warbeck 24 June
HollyHop17 20 July
whoate 1 August
SociallyAcceptableCookie 5 August
JimmyJay Early August
HaichM 1 August
Pip1982 20 August.
Melleebacca 22 August
MagnumAddict 1 September

LucindaE Thu 26-Jan-17 21:22:11

Whops, got that wrong. A couple of dates out of synch.

Due Dates
LightTripper 3 March
Mama Ermintrude 3 March
Blondes 30 March
NerrSnerr 18 April
Castlefeck 19 April
moonoverthewater 10 May
user1477 14 May
IAmSeriousAndDontCallMeShirley 20 May
Robber Bride 29 May
LHReturns 1 June
PeaceLove 3 June
Boobs 6 June
South London 6 June
fourcorneredcircle 7 June
Pastiemaid 12 June
squeezypeasy 13 June
Babyand 23 June
Captain Warbeck 24 June
HollyHop17 20 July
whoate 1 August
HaichM 1 August
SociallyAcceptableCookie 5 August
JimmyJay Early August
Pip1982 20 August.
Melleebacca 22 August
MagnumAddict 1 September

Melleebacca Thu 26-Jan-17 21:23:14

I like that badge! Exhausted and nauseous here. Took DD to her 15m checkup yesterday and her nurse spent the whole time asking if I needed to go to hospital for fluids. Must've looked fab.
Wedding anniversary today. Told hubby I loved him and that's all he's getting. Lucky him.

Daffodil397 Thu 26-Jan-17 21:29:44

Hello everybody! I was reading and wanted to reply to everyone but haven't written anything down and my memory has gone to mush.
Forgive me, gonna do my best!
holly wondered if you might have heartburn too/irritated stomach lining from all the vomiting, symptoms can include sore throats or it did for me. last pg I was prescribed ranitidine as well as the hg meds and it helped, might help you too?
mellee pip et al I am joining the clogged up gang. Got lactulose from last pg but have been avoiding taking it cos it makes me want to vom. Hoped a packet of liquorice all sorts might do the trick but no dice except making me feel sick. Time to man up and take the grey goop!!!!
Hello to everyone embarking on this a 2nd time! Somehow we get through!
ruby my dd is 13 months old. We were slightly ambushed by this pg but I reckon it's good because I'm not sure I would have volunteered for this experience again but did secretly want another. If only you could order a baby off amazon like everything else grin
I'm just 12 weeks and we're doing ok. I think one advantage of having a younger child when pg is that they don't seem to be overly aware that you are staggering round and puking every now and then, I just try and give her lots of cuddles when I can and with dh's help we seem to be muddling through. Feeding her is the worst though. Before I got ill I cooked up a batch of chilli con carne which she loves and I'm still getting to the end of it-YUK wish I didn't have to keep wafting it round my nose on a baby spoon but hey! Can't just give her toast and butter for 9 months!
haitchm Congratulations on the first sight of your little baby! Glad you are having a better few days.
Bit jealous...I want a due date! smile haven't even got the letter through yet for my scan yet(1st time I went they said the baby hadn't grown enough to measure). I'm telling the baby- you better be growing in there!
Waves to all. Another day almost done lol. Xxx

SickRose Thu 26-Jan-17 22:40:59

Oh I don't think I've mentioned my due date yet. I should probably be focussing on that finish line but can't help but see it as a huge number of weeks I could still be feeling like this! Based on an early scan I'll be due around the 18th August. If that's right though it'll mean I started showing symptoms 2 weeks after conceiving, is that right?

Melleebacca Thu 26-Jan-17 23:34:16

Rose - that's about right. With DD I was nauseous at 4w, and luckily this time around the nausea didn't kick in till 5w. Seem to be tracking about a week behind with all my symptoms compared to my first pregnancy.

LightTripper Thu 26-Jan-17 23:38:13

Hello!! Too tired to catch up so just place marking x

CastleFeck Fri 27-Jan-17 04:34:59

Thanks Lucinda.

Lovely to see those of you braving a second pregnancy, congratulations and fingers crossed for an easier ride.

Does the ordestron (sp) improve nausea dramatically? I'm debating asking for it, met is stopping the sickness and I don't know if the killer constipation is worth the risk at this point, 28wks.

Melleebacca Fri 27-Jan-17 05:10:15

Castle - ondansetron works by closing the valve on the stomach making it very difficult to vomit. It does nothing for the nausea. Sorry.

Ketones 1.5 today, debilitating nausea all day and vomited up bile at the dinner table. I cough and DD brings me my bucket, it's heart wrenching. Hoping ketones come down tomorrow.

SociallyAcceptableCookie Fri 27-Jan-17 06:42:27

I have HG which is debilitating nausea and vomiting less than most ladies here. Ondansetron helped me more than cyclizine. It hasn't stopped me from vomiting altogether but I feel much better and I notice if I miss a dose. It's worth a try, Rose. They would probably only give you a few weeks worth to start with.

I thought I was feeling better, anyway. We have sudden, last-minute passport stress on Tuesday as we wanted to book our trip to visit my parents overseas in march. The next day I felt awful and was sick as soon as I got to work (and nearly missed being sick on the way there) so had to turn around and go home. Yesterday was fine but I was up all last night worrying about paying for maternity leave and now I'm feeling sick again. I'm considering just calling in sick because it's an hour of standing on public transit to get to work and I only ever feel worse by the time I get there. This fucking sucks.

SociallyAcceptableCookie Fri 27-Jan-17 06:44:00

Sorry I mean castle not rose.

LightTripper Fri 27-Jan-17 12:19:46

That sounds rubbish Cookie. IME experience tiredness, stress and physical exertion all make symptoms worse.

What do you do for a living - would it be possible to drop down to part time or short days (e.g. to miss the rush hour)? I know it's not possible for everybody, but it's what I did and I think it made the difference between still being able to work a 30 hour week versus the alternative of probably having periods of not being able to make it in at all, so better for me and my employer.

pip1982 Fri 27-Jan-17 13:40:45

Hey all - just adding a message to the new thread :-)

MrsPinkKitten Fri 27-Jan-17 13:46:37

Thank you for the advice to get more meds... combination of cyclizine and prochlorperazine is stopping most of the nausea and vomiting. It's completely knocking me out though- completely drowsy.

Anyone else had that with the meds?

hopsalong Fri 27-Jan-17 14:20:26

I feel a little silly writing on this thread, because I don't think I've suffered from hyperemesis -- the most massive props to those of you who do. In my first pregnancy I had only mild/ normal nausea and vomiting in first trimester, pretty much gone by 11 weeks. But then I had a worse third trimester, with early morning vomiting most days and difficulty eating (heartburn causing nausea, and a tendency to gag on certain things). I didn't take medication.

This time I had a much worse first trimester, with vomiting 3-4 times most days from 6-10 weeks, and then 1-2 times a day from 10-20 weeks (after doctor prescribed me cyclizine). But the nausea this time was very hard for me to manage and I had to take a lot of time off work because I felt so weak and dizzy (sort of like motion sickness, and struggled to use a computer). Since 20 weeks I have been feeling great, and I was a lot better by 16 weeks. But last night (26 weeks now) I threw up after dinner. Hadn't been feeling especially nauseous but I was having digestive problems / a painful stomach / wind / heartburn (sorry TMI!) and this morning the nausea seems to be creeping back. Feel suddenly scared because if this third trimester is worse than the first then I am going to be seriously non-functional.

Does anyone have any suggestions about what to do? Should I preemptively start the cyclizine again? Is there a 'different' cause for third trimester over first trimester sickness? Last time I got to the point where my stomach just couldn't seem to keep much food in it, but it felt more like a mechanical / digestive problem than a purely hormonal one, if that makes sense? I am just desperate not to have any more time off work now before starting maternity leave! Any advice from those much more experienced at battling this thing would be very helpful. Thank you.

SociallyAcceptableCookie Fri 27-Jan-17 14:44:33

Hi, hopsalong and welcome. I don't know the answers to your questions about the third trimester but I'm sure someone more helpful will come along. The links in Lucinda's OP may be able to help too.

Lighttripper thanks for your advice. The thing is, I had two and a half weeks of going in every day so I thought I was doing well, but this week has hit me like a brick. I keep hoping I've turned a corner but I keep getting set back.

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 27-Jan-17 16:20:01

Waddles in. 31w and 3rd from from tip of list 😇

Once I was bottom. It's a good feeling

All good here tho not coming off cyczline as when I drop dose im sick

Thanks for new thread.

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 27-Jan-17 16:29:11

Our destination

Mammabear13 Fri 27-Jan-17 18:30:03

Sorry for the rubbish post and silence since intro - there have been lots of posts and I can't quite get my head round it all. It's been a rough few days here and just wanted to make a mark on the new thread - that sounds territorial!

Well I'm off to lie miserably in a heap. Looking forward to chatting more with you all when I'm less heap-like smile

HaichM Fri 27-Jan-17 18:49:07

Holly: I'm 13 weeks and want a surprise. I'm getting another sick note. Went in to see my manager today and it was not a success -brought up my breakfast before I got the bus, felt terrible when got off the bus and got shakey due to not having eaten or drunk since 5.30pm. Gonna have another 4 weeks off.

Mellee can I have a badge too. That's me at the moment to the tea. You two Cookie. I hate the nausea. Kudos to you making it in to work. I'm sorry you're struggling so badly still Mellee. I've not tested my ketones since I got worse the last couple of days but I am getting worried I am heading backwords.

Lucinda: that's confusing about ketones then. One dr saying sth different to another. If I'm eating and keeping it down, how will they test for dehydration since I'm struggling to drink?

I can't remember who it was discussing their weight but I've had the same surprise. I lost a lot at the start and since have maintained too, despite not eating much (though more than one meal a day).

Has anyone else had their HG suddenly change it's mind about what it will eat? Mine seems to be finding tinned peaches no longer a good choice and it's changed it's mind about porridge too.

HaichM Fri 27-Jan-17 18:50:08

mamma we've all been there. I'm still there. Rest well and take care.

LucindaE Fri 27-Jan-17 18:57:15

hopsalong Welcome,and never worry about tmi on here. Foam, re-appearing dinners, and everything has to be the normal topic of conversation. Probably people coming across it think: 'May I never need to be on there!' That certainly sounds like Hyperemesis, complete, unfortunately, with the return of the symptoms in the third tri, which unfortunately does happen to a number of sufferers. It isn't usually ever as bad as in the first tri, so don't despair.
I never heard that there was anything against taking cyclizine in your third tri and many people on here under medical supervision take a whole cocktail of drugs, but I am not medically qualified, so it do explain to your doctor. Also it might be worth phoning up the Pregnancy Sickness Support people on 024 7638 2020. They will phone you back with good advice and have helped any number of people on here.
Blondes Oh, goodness! Re: the famous Pink Caslte - I do apologise!
I meant to put that up on the introductory post, and I was thinking, 'There's something I've got to add; what is it?' Sorry.
Newer people, the Pink Castle occurred to me because my family used to have a snakes and ladders board with a pink castle at the end, looking magical in the clouds, and as the Hyperemesis Experience is rather like a horrible board game - drink a pint of water, two spaces forward, lose dinner, back three spaces - I imagined it as a sort of symbol as the magical end. Blondes I shan't forget next time, it is such a lovely image.
melleebacca I am glad the nurse at least knew about the treatment. Poor little DD sounds very sweet. She'll forget all about it, according to people on these threads.
Daffodil In a way it is good that fate forced you to go for it.
SickRose I'll add you, as they say of Facebook.
SociallyAcceptablCookie Is it possible to go back on sick leave? Maybe it is a hormonal surge making things temporarily worse.
LightTripper Well done on managing a thirty hour week.
MrsPinkKitten and everyone, I hope coping today.
MamaBear Poor you. Feel free to moan all you like. That is what this thread is for. It's not easy to read threads when feeling terrible.
Due Dates
LightTripper 3 March
Mama Ermintrude 3 March
Blondes 30 March
NerrSnerr 18 April
Castlefeck 19 April
moonoverthewater 10 May
user1477 14 May
IAmSeriousAndDontCallMeShirley 20 May
Robber Bride 29 May
LHReturns 1 June
PeaceLove 3 June
Boobs 6 June
South London 6 June
fourcorneredcircle 7 June
Pastiemaid 12 June
squeezypeasy 13 June
Babyand 23 June
Captain Warbeck 24 June
HollyHop17 20 July
whoate 1 August
HaichM 1 August
SociallyAcceptableCookie 5 August
JimmyJay Early August
Pip1982 20 August.
SickRose 18 August
Melleebacca 22 August
MagnumAddict 1 September

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