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hyperemesis please help

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justgotbfp Mon 15-Sep-08 09:38:25

Just hoping there is someone out there with some tips for me. I am 8 weeks and spent almost a week in hospital on the drip before being allowed to come home at night and go in during the day for monitoring and hydration as required. I did have ketones in my urine but those are now controlled but I would really like to be discharged from hospital completely and to have some respite from this all. I am on a complex protein called fortisip which I can mostly keep down so that has helped me stop losing weight but otherwise i can't keep anything down. I have tried B6, ginger, maxalon (anti nausea) sea bands, eating little and often (which only results in being sick little and often) any other things people have tried that have worked. was considering acupunture at one point.

TheHedgeWitch Mon 15-Sep-08 10:35:50

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bikerunski Mon 15-Sep-08 22:09:17

JustGotBFP you have my every sympathy, I was in and out of hospital for 6 weeks with hyperemisis earlier this year. When I could manage anything it was tomato cup a soup and ice lollies. A bit of melon. Cold, cold water, orange juice. Extremes of temperature worked well - ice cold drinks or hot drinks.

I tried a whole arsenal of antiemetics, but the only one that worked was semitil as an injection in my thigh, and that's only because it knocked me out!

Then at 14 weeks it just stopped!

I lost a stone and a half in 6 weeks and swear I could go 4 or 5 days without keeping a drop down. At one point I couldn't even brush my teeth without throwing up.

A friend of mine has been similar and has just started on accupuncture, which has made her so much better - at least enough to keep food and drink down and look after her 4 year old without help.

It might also be worth staying off vitamin supplements etc as these could be overloading your suffering system.

But hang in there. I had a beautiful, beautiful baby boy last Sunday (07/09/08) and I had never realised that it was possible to love someone so much. smile smile smile

Sawyer64 Mon 15-Sep-08 22:24:24

I found with my hyperemesis( had it 4 times) that it was the dehydration that made things somuch worse for me.With my first pregnancy i lost 2 stone in 2 weeks,and the GP came and gave me some Stemetil as an injection into my thigh at 11pm at night.He then prescribed me Stemetil suppositories,because I couldn't keep anything down.I then eventually progresed onto tablets later.

With the 2nd pregnancy,I was admitted,and once they had the drip up and running for a few hours I felt so much better,and was able to pick at things.

With my 4th pregnancy(I had a "blighted Ovum" for my 3rd) I was able to keep going by having the tiniest of sips of water as often as I could,not even a mouthful. My mum made me up some homemade Chicken Soup( so-called Jewish "Penicillin" !!) a really thin soup,but packed with nutrients,and I sipped at this too. Nothing else helped me.sad
It just stopped gradually around 12-14 weeks.

I think for some people its just a case of "getting through it".But if you can keep from getting dehydrated,it does seem to lessen the sickness feeling.

justgotbfp Tue 16-Sep-08 07:17:55

thank you all.
Hedgewitch the protein complex stuff is like a milkshake, which I can manage ice cold and in small sips.
bikerunski thank you, I may give the accupunture a go and like you I can only tolerate liquids iced. I suck on ice cubes and chill the Formasip. I can't manage iceblocks or other cold drinks though.
Sawyer like you when I got badly dehydrated and there were ketones in my urine I kid you not I thought I was going to die, the hydration has made a difference and I am being vigilant with sucking a ice cube as often as I can. I have an almost 4 year old as well, how on earth did you manage with your other children. I hold out for 12-14 weeks as that seems to be when the rest of you came right.
Thanks for all your advice

macaco Tue 16-Sep-08 07:51:08

sorry to hear you're feeling crap jgbp. I had terrible nausea/sickness from 6 weeks. I wasn't hospitalised but was off work for 3 weeks and lost about a stone and a half. Nothing really worked but it did stop at around 13 weeks, I just felt like I was going to throw up all the time from then, but didn't actually puke. Then it all eased completely at 16 weeks and from then on I felt FABULOUS! Had cravings for really healthy food and felt really well.
I really hope you start to feel better soon.

Sawyer64 Tue 16-Sep-08 08:27:25

It is hard to cope when you have other children,you need to pull in all the resources you can.

Get friends/family to look after your DC for a couple of hours when you have your worst time of day (although mine was all day and night hmm)

Even step up his Playgroup sessions so you are not under so much pressure to do all the "mum things".

Rely on your TV /DVD player for your 4 yr old,and don't feel guilty.Theres plenty of time to make up for this bit later.

Get as much rest as you can,because tiredness makes nausea worse.It seems like forever at the time,but as each week passes you should start to feel better at times.

lilymolly Tue 16-Sep-08 08:37:56


I was admitted in July at 6 weeks for 24 hours on a drip cos of high ketones.
I too thought I was going to die.
Spent 3 weeks in bed sleeping most of the time. enrolled in laws and parents to look after dd 2.7 and lived on lucozade and ice lollys.
I started to feel better at about 9 weeks, but sadly started again this week (14 weeks) and have rang in sick this week.

I was prescribed cyclazine and took this 3 x a day. This did stop me from puking up fluids, although I still felt nauseous all the time.

Really hope you feel better soon
I feel your pain, please try and stay in bed
I found I was on Mumsnet a lot smile

justgotbfp Tue 16-Sep-08 08:47:47

oh lily i am so sorry it hascome back. I have tried lucozade and lemonade but couldnt manage either. anything sweet just sends me into retching sessions straight away (sorry if tmi)
sawyer thanks, I have been using tv (we didnt have one and have one borrowed off a friend, ds is in some sort of heaven but not used to it so it doesn't hold him for long) He goes to a cm 2 days a week (was the days I was working but cant go in at the moment) He has two mornings at playgroup (where I used to stay with him but a lovely friend has been taking him) and on Wed and in the afternoons I have been just trying to do things from the sofa (stories, helping him build with his lego etc) He is not best pleased and is shocking at entertaining himself. He also hates, hates, hates going places without me eg childminder and playgroup and will cry at night about it when he asks if he has to go and will I come so I feel awfully guilty but just can't manage at the minute otherwise.

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