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about at the end of my rope with this pregnancy can't go on

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ConnorTraceptive Sun 05-Aug-07 18:36:30

my hyperemesis is so bad i've spent two weeks in hospital and i feel awful. The strain on us as a family is unbearable and i can't be a mother to my ds. I can't carry on i really can't

hunkermunker Sun 05-Aug-07 18:37:35

Oh, sweetheart

How far gone are you?

Are you taking anything for it?

ConnorTraceptive Sun 05-Aug-07 18:39:27

10 weeks taking metaproclomide and stematil, it's helping a bit but i haven't the strength to do anything.

Ds is being passed from pillar to post and dh broke down last night i don't know what to do except th eobvious but not sure i can live with that

dal21 Sun 05-Aug-07 18:45:51

Connor - sorry cannot be more help. But all i can say is hold on in there. Have googled and found the link below and they seem to have forums specially to support women with hyperemesis. Maybe they will have more advice/ cpoing strategies?

I hope that you begin to feel better soon

Pruners Sun 05-Aug-07 18:46:27

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hunkermunker Sun 05-Aug-07 18:54:38

Is there anything else you can try taking?

Have you heard of/tried Zofran?

ConnorTraceptive Sun 05-Aug-07 18:55:50

i have been given vitamin b to take aswell. the hospital were actually very good it's just putting such an enormous strain on the family.

i'm very lucky as my mum is going to take ds for two weeks but i feel so guilty.

i keep thinking about a termination and then i feel awful but i can't help it.

ConnorTraceptive Sun 05-Aug-07 18:56:55

someone mentioned zofran but the doctors haven't offered it. Would my gp prescribe it or would i need to go back to hospital?

Peachy Sun 05-Aug-07 18:57:27

connor can you CAT me? I used to work on the support and info line for blooming awful, i'd be happy to give you my telephone number 9the one linked to below actually)

If you dont have cat, my e-mail is

have been hospitalised with it myself so can share

hunkermunker Sun 05-Aug-07 18:57:33

OK, stop feeling guilty. Just stoppit now.

You're doing a brilliant, brilliant job - hyperemesis is a vile, vile thing to have and you must NOT feel guilty about not spending time with DS, or about anything else.


How was your last pregnancy? Did you have it then? How did you find the later stages of pregnancy?

hunkermunker Sun 05-Aug-07 18:58:31

You'll need to ask re Zofran - it's very expensive and it's usually a last resort - but it's been a wonderdrug to many with hyperemesis.

But if you're considering termination - you MUST be prescribed this, IMO.

Pruners Sun 05-Aug-07 18:58:38

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ConnorTraceptive Sun 05-Aug-07 19:01:02

i will email you peachy thank you.

thanks for the advice on the zofran i will go to the doctors tomorrow and lay it on the line with them.

I had HG with ds it lasted til about 16/17 weeks then i was generally fine

Peachy Sun 05-Aug-07 19:02:06

Zofran is fantastic, but does need pushing for- I didnt have it (avomine worked for me after a few didn't- usually takes a few tries to find the right one) but I actually know someone who was saved from suidice by this medicine, its amazing

Its normal to contemplate termination, many people do, I did even. Please don't feel bad about that.

Are you getting lots of rest and managing to keep fluids down atm- ce opops, melon that sort of thing? Thats really all that matters, the rest can look after themselves- and its such a short amount of time. Dh looked after ds2 single handedly whilst I was amost comatose on the sofa expecting ds2 (ds1 was 5 months when I conceived and GP put me on strong meds), but it was the only way and it was so very worth it in the end

ConnorTraceptive Sun 05-Aug-07 19:02:46

he'll love it there pruners i've just seen so little of him. I'm just hiding away can't bear to talk or anything at the mo.

PurpleLostPrincess Sun 05-Aug-07 19:04:20

Bless you - just wanted to send you a big hug ((((hug)))

I had hyperemesis and although I didn't end up in hospital, my DH had a breakdown at the same time and it was all too much to cope with. All I can say is that it will get better even if it doesn't feel like it right now...



ConnorTraceptive Sun 05-Aug-07 19:04:40

am doing fairly well with the fluids (fruitshoots ) and have even managed a few cheese and biscuits and some melon.

Peachy Sun 05-Aug-07 19:05:11

Wow! Well done you!

I will cat you my number in case you don't have the energy- little things eh?

PurpleLostPrincess Sun 05-Aug-07 19:05:36

Forgot to say, have you tried eating jelly? I found that a bearable way of getting fluids into me but I appreciate everybody's different...



mears Sun 05-Aug-07 19:07:35

I am not sure that Zofran would be prescribes before 12 weeks - it is not licensed for use in pregnancy. Would like to see any info anybody has on it.

Acupuncture can be very effective - your GP could refer you for that.

Stick in there - it will improve very soon.

Peachy Sun 05-Aug-07 19:08:37

Jelly is a good one

melon is an excellent way of getting fluids, as is lettuce believe it or not. hot and cold extremes are also often useful (im pg at the moment- not actually been sick yet (how amazing? after three medicated pg's! Only 6 weeks but ahve been hospitalised at this atge before) and find that whenever I feel queasy a really hot chocolate helps. Ohter people rely on ice cubes. Most people seem to thrive on lucozade as well if it can be kept down

ConnorTraceptive Sun 05-Aug-07 19:10:35

am also giving homeopathy a try only started with that yesterday so will see how it goes.

ConnorTraceptive Sun 05-Aug-07 19:13:02

my god peachy four pg's you are brave. DH is well and truly off for the snip.

belgo Sun 05-Aug-07 19:13:18

have you one of those anti sickness bracelets? They put pressure on an acupuncture point on your wrist (i think)

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