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LucindaE Tue 06-Feb-18 14:30:22

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, phone them on:
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 Tue 06-Feb-18 14:33:34

This is really unlucky. Sorry, everyone; by the time I had fought my way down to the library in the snow, the old thread was all used up - there's a maximum of 1,000 posts, so I wasn't even allowed to add a post directing people to the new thread. I just hope people find it. I never thought that people would get through 30 posts in under twenty-four hours.

LucindaE Tue 06-Feb-18 14:56:08

Congratulations on baby, Natsku. flowers star brew . I am so sorry about hard time and blood loss. That is so debilitating. I hope you start to feel better soon.
Lottie I am sorry that despite the nausea,that was a very early mc.
Mother Hen flaps and clucks and hopes that regulars and other sufferers find their way here. I tried to contact Mumsnet HQ, but my emails aren't up at the moment, so it wouldn't accept my email address for me to send a message asking if I could post an extra message.

Anatidae Tue 06-Feb-18 14:58:16

Cheers Lucinda. Marking my place with a sad little puddle of vomit.

LostMyBaubles Tue 06-Feb-18 15:01:05

Can I join??

I'm 9 weeks tomorrow
I'm on cyclizine which did help a little at first but isn't helping all that much now

The sickness itself isn't as bad, nausea is still very bad and I'm struggling to drink enough as I don't like the taste of water.
I have kidney problems so need to drink as much as possible

No1 has ever said it's hypermemsis just very bad nausea and vomiting

I've tried ginger, currently sucking on mints.

Think I had a sugar crash/rush? Yesterday as I was doing the little and often thing but the only thing I could keep down was chocolate felt awful.

Still finding it hard to do things as I have no energy

justtheonethen Tue 06-Feb-18 15:07:34

Thanks Lucinda smile
Lost* welcome, sorry you're having to be here, sounds like HG. You need to go back to gp and get better meds. Plenty that they can get, don't just accept the first one they have give . Unfortunately though some find the nausea doesn't go, it didn't for me on any meds before steroids sad

LucindaE Tue 06-Feb-18 15:33:21

About to be kicked off pc at the library - but thank goodness a couple of sufferers have found their way here. I hope others follow.
Lost Welcome. If cyclizine isn't helping much, do ask for something else. There's a number of safe ones. Do invest in some kesostix to check for dehydration in the early stages. Sweet things and salty things are often the only bearable things. Some people on here have found full sugar flat coke, ice lollies, the juice and fruit of tinned fruit - especially peaches, Lucoazade, sips of chocolate milkshake, nibbles of crisps and chips and cheap ice cream, plus cuppa soup and other unhealthy drinks like Elderflower Water helpful. Lots of sugar and salt, unfortunately,but with this, you have to go for what you can stand. Fortunately, babies do flourish anyway.

bitzy12 Tue 06-Feb-18 16:51:41

Just marking my place on the new thread whilst waiting in my drs surgery praying they admit me for fluids :-(

Shehz21 Tue 06-Feb-18 16:55:34

Congratulations Natsku !
Yay to having avoided an induction and nay to having had a bad time and the blood loss.
So happy for you though that you are in the Pink Castle! Good news about baby feeding well.

Justtheonethen Heyyy! Was wondering where you were. Missed you on the thread lolblushbut was genuinely hoping you were feeling a lot better and finally enjoying the last bit of your pregnancy.
I am doing okay after a really bad relapse at 30 week. Finally starting to feel a bit better now.
YAY about the offer on the house!! That must be such a stress/burden lifted off your shoulders.
Hope any worry about Baby Just is cleared now.
35 weeeeekssss 🎉 another 3 weeks hopefully?grin

Lottie Handhold and big hug love.
Take care of yourself.

Ana Hope you are having an okay day today. Relating very strongly to the convo between you and Just. I am not far from becoming an angry feminist myself after having been scarred with pregnancy and the way I have been treated all this time.

Thanks for the shiny new thread Lucinda !

Shehz21 Tue 06-Feb-18 16:59:59

bitzy Do you have anyone with you who can fight your corner?
I will be so mad if they fob you off again!
I had a head midwife insist I was fine and didn't need fluids until I demanded to see a doctor who upon checking ketones in my urine and seeing my poorly state ordered for fluids for me asap.

bitzy12 Tue 06-Feb-18 17:04:46

Dh was great yesterday - as was my gp. I'm seeing a different gp today. I haven't seen her about anything before but she seems quite nice. I'm here on my own as dh is working still. My mum is waiting in the car with dcs. She's great but not very sympathetic. She's helping me so much but i do feel like a burden.

I've not managed to keep anything down today. The new medication hasn't worked, I can't remember what it's called now. I'm well and truly fed up of feeling like this. When it gets to a stage when you cannot even look after yourself let alone your children then you know it's bad :-(

nailsathome Tue 06-Feb-18 17:09:17

Congratulations natsku!!!!! I hope you're feeling a bit better now.

Bitzy how is it going?

I saw my midwife today who said call the hospital when I feel really bad and they'll admit me. Called the hospital who said since I'm not actually vomiting they won't admit me and continued nausea is to be expected in a twin pregnancy.

Oh and I'm to eat and drink little and often. Which I am struggling with hence why I called them in the first place ffs!

So I need to put some sort of plan in place to manage it myself. Dr Pepper is my friend.

Anatidae Tue 06-Feb-18 17:14:26


Here we are smile

LostMyBaubles Tue 06-Feb-18 17:24:16

Thank you

I'm going to try and get a telephone consultation with the gp tomorrow and if I have to go in to see him will go the next day as my ds will be having bloods done locally.

I've nearly finished my packet of mint imperials, my mouth is hurting from all the sucking etc but as soon as 1 is finished I feel nauseous again

I've managed food today which is good but not managing with fluids apart from coke.
Dh is against me having coke as he knows how bad it is for my kidneys but then it's better than nothing right??

justtheonethen Tue 06-Feb-18 17:49:11

Bitzy i hope you are being admitted. It's so hard to advocate for yourself when you feel like death sad

Shehz oh I hope it's only 3 weeks grin

Nails don't accept that, if your ketones are 3+ go to a&e. If not then go to gp and get better meds!

DeadDoorpost Tue 06-Feb-18 20:04:55

Congrats Natsku!! And good news about your brother as well- saw the news and came to find you only to see your given birth too!! Good news all round.

bitzy12 Tue 06-Feb-18 23:13:20

I've been admitted. Just had my cannula fitted so waiting on them to attach fluids. It's taken 5 hours to get the cannula done as they are busy. I've just been sick again so I really hope it isn't another 5 hours before they give me fluids

Endora44 Wed 07-Feb-18 02:13:44

Found the new thread, thanks Mother Hen Lucinda

Congrats to Natsku flowers, hope you are recovering well from the difficult birth.

I've gotten to a weird stage now (12 wks) where the nausea is bearable until I eat or drink, and then it begins, followed by vomiting an hour or so later. I think it's an improvement over the overwhelming nonstop nausea and vomiting, but only slightly. Of course, when the stomach is empty, it leads to vomiting up bile and acid anyhow. Not sure if it's truly better in the long run. It's been like this since Sunday, we'll see how long it lasts.

Mustang27 Wed 07-Feb-18 05:50:21

Sorry guys!! I couldn't find the thread  why is the search so crap it was only bringing up year old threads .

Congratulations Nat. I'm so sorry it went a bit tits up really hope you are doing ok. Let us know and I hope you are feeling sickness free.

Hope everyone is coping.

Have to agree with you Anatidae I'm just coming to terms with how damaging my pregnancies have been to my mh and my body. Where do you even start to heal though in between the haze of looking after babies.

Bitzy hows your night been?

Mustang27 Wed 07-Feb-18 05:54:23

I hope you have reached a turning point Endora44 and it just keeps improving.

seizethecuttlefish Wed 07-Feb-18 08:56:33

Congrats natsku on baby and your brothers. 2018 is going to be an epic year for you.
Bitzy hope by now you are starting to feel better. Fluids are the bomb!
Waves to everyone else. Having a bad few days and to top it off, poor ds isn't feeling great (he's never ill) so looks like no nursery for him.

Emu31 Wed 07-Feb-18 09:38:51

Found you all, don't worry mother hen Lucinda I'm sure people will find us on the new thread.

Congratulations nat so wonderful that your baby is here, but really sorry you had a bad time of it during the birth. I hope you are able to rest and recover a little.

bitzy glad you've been admitted though it sounds rough, really hope they get thre fluids to you soon.

Well at nearly 38 weeks I have been nearly nausea free the last three days since I finished work. People always say how hard this last bit of pregnancy is, but honestly every otherwise uncomfortable thing just feels like a breeze and a dream compared with nausea. I actually feel like myself and have felt happy and positive about what is to come which hasn't been the case for most of pregnancy. It's so easy to underestimate the impact this sickness has on our mind and our bodies. It definitely is a feminist issue and I feel very strongly about it and the need to improve things for women with all levels of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, and especially hg. But I am rather a strident feminist anyway... (I love that phrase)! If men were suffering like this for weeks and months on end you can bet there wouldn't be so much talk of ginger and sickness sea bands as miracle cures angry

LucindaE Wed 07-Feb-18 12:36:34

I am so glad that people have been able to totter over here to find the new thread, clutching sick buckets or otherwise.
Anitidae I am really dismayed that they left you without a drink for 12 hours! What were they thinking of,even given the NHS crises that's not good enough.
LostMyBaubles They usually start with cyclizine but it often isn't strong enough There are stronger safe meds. An anti acid can make a big difference. What liquids help you? is this your first Hyperemesis pregnancy? If so, what do you think of full sugar flat coke, the juice of tinned fruit - and the fruit, especially peaches, ice lollies and sips of, Lucoazade, Elderflower Water, soda water, ice cubes, lemonade, fizzy orange, chocolate milkshake (maybe soya) Dr Pepper, or some swear by orange juice though some find it too acid. Also, people have found slices of mango and melon, cuppa soup (that was a great discovery by Blondeshavemorefun) nibbles of chips and crisps,and cheap ice cream. Have you got kesostix to check for the early stages of dehydration?
bitzy I am glad you have been admitted and I do hope now they manage to find a combination of meds that work. I am really sorry about the lack of sympathy you have had from GP's,and that your mother isn't good at showing sympathy. Glad she's helping you practically.
nails It may be normal to have sickness with a twin pregnancy, but not the point where you are wholly incapacitated. Have you got kesostix to check your ketones? I am glad Dr Pepper is helping, but at this rate you will end up having to be admitted for fluids. It might be worth phoning Pregnancy Sickness Support 0n 024 7638 2020 for advice on obtaining meds when doctors are refusing to prescribe . They will ring you back with great advice. The good thing is that the women expecting twins on here made far earlier recoveries than average.
I am so glad that Natsku has her baby now and about her brother's good news - but sorry about the blood loss.
justtheonethen waves.I hope you are doing OK?
Shehz I had the fabulous Pink Castle redecorated specially for Natsku and you should be impressed when you cross the drawbridge.grin,Re the remarks of you and Anitidae I am a vintage 1980's feminist, and suffering this scourge is enough to make one feel fanatical because it is so often dismissed as Women Making a Big Fuss About A Little Bit of Nausea. angry
Mustang I am sorry that the scars remain. Sadly,I think it is typical. As you say,with LO's you dont' have time to brood, but I think PTSD from it is very common, just not diagnosed. I once burst into tears in the street about how dismissively I'd been treated, when my daughter was two!
Endorra That sounds horrible enough. Remind me what meds you are on? I seem to remember you were on a number and anti acid wasn't helping.
Emu Happy news about ML and no nausea. No doubt the resting helps.
I hope Didn't and Elephant and everyone finds us.
Apologies if I've overlooked anyone. The blasted library is closed tomorrow, but by a miracle, that PC man may yet have done it by tomorrow afternoon. He keeps phoning and saying he's detected another fault. But he doesn't seem to be a cowboy; he's come with recommendations.

justtheonethen Wed 07-Feb-18 13:58:07

Waaaah consultant now wants me to cut down and wean off the steroids as baby is measuring small. I'm so scared sad

justtheonethen Wed 07-Feb-18 13:58:44

Lucinda poor you, hope pc man comes up with the goods soon!

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