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HELP!! 8Weeks pg, cant EAT

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Sam116 Mon 14-Mar-05 10:16:20

Im 8 weeks preg and i cant eat a thing the thought of food makes me feel so sick. This is my first pregnancy and im being sick daily. i can just about manage a slice of bread but it never stays down. is this normal?

fastasleep Mon 14-Mar-05 10:23:12

IT sounds like you have hyperemesis gravidarum sweety (join the club I'm 8 weeks with HG too ).... The support site for HG is here look through the syptoms, get to your doctors, tell them exactly what's going on and they'll either prescribe you some anti emetic pills (to stop you puking) or they'll say you can't have them until you're 12 weeks and they'll prescribe you dioralyte or a form of rehydration powder (if you're finding it hard to drink too)..... best of luck!! I hope it passes quickly, sometimes it does!

Tissy Mon 14-Mar-05 10:30:23

I had this...

the main thing to remember is that you baby will be fine!

I found that sipping ice cold water or sucking ice cubes helped. I also found that apple and mango juice stayed down for some reason! I took anti-emetic pills a couple of times when I couldn't keep anything down for many hours.

I ended up at 38 weeks lighter than I had been when I conceived. I lived on ice cream (in small quantities) and mashed potato for most of the pregnancy. My dd was a good weight and perfectly healthy

fastasleep Mon 14-Mar-05 10:32:29

My DS was quite small but healthy too, he had some unrelated kidney problems but that was nothing to do with my eating! I'm sure you're little one will be fine

fastasleep Mon 14-Mar-05 10:33:11

your* can't type this morning!

flamesparrow Mon 14-Mar-05 10:37:38

I had HG, ice lollies were about all I could do to get fluids in me, and I didn't eat much at all. Luckily babies suck all the goodness out of you so that they stay strong while you feel like poo!!!

I lost about a stone, but DD was a very healthy 8lb 5oz.


flamesparrow Mon 14-Mar-05 10:38:19

Quick hijack... how are you doing now Fastasleep?

katzguk Mon 14-Mar-05 10:46:10

another HG sufferer, i went to the GP after throwing up constantly for two weeks inc water!! she kindly gave me some tablets which stoped me being sick but made me very sleepy!! took them until about 18 weeks and am now 28 weeks PG, not been sick since thankfully.

The tablets took about a week to kick in fully was still throwing up for the first few days but once they were in my system i felt loads better, still wasn't eating much but at least it was something.

flamesparrow Mon 14-Mar-05 10:48:07

Did you find the pills made your mouth dry?

Sam116 Mon 14-Mar-05 11:28:23

Thanks Fastasleep im going to tell my doctor what i think i may have.

Tissy...i suck ice cubes and ice polls but can't drink any fluids eg.Water.


any1 got anything for energy since i cant eat or drink i have no energy.

Sam116 Mon 14-Mar-05 11:30:36

katzguk...did the doctor give them 2 you straight away or did you have to wait until u were 10 weeks

fastasleep Mon 14-Mar-05 11:32:06

Hey FS...they put me on dehydration powder lol which I can't drink cos it makes me vomit! I'm doing ok, lost about 7 pounds at 8 weeks pregnant but I'm managing small amounts of toast/soup so I'll be ok .....Sam with my last pregnancy the symptoms lasted 6 months, but they're all different! It could stop at 12 weeks for all anybody knows ...

They're going to prescribe me the pills at my 12 week appointment... sure they're the same ones I had last time but they strangely put me to sleep?? Can't be having that with 1 yr old DS!

Hope you feel better soon Sam

fastasleep Mon 14-Mar-05 11:32:46

Oooops katzguk completely missed your message! We must have had the same tablets! Phenagarm or gram or gran...or something?

flamesparrow Mon 14-Mar-05 11:34:40

Oooh, I had phenergan as a kid - meant to be for coughs or something, but always put me to sleep!!!

I had basic travel sickness type pills, but they made my mouth so dry that I still felt horrible

fastasleep Mon 14-Mar-05 11:35:53

I only took 2 of my pills so there must have been something awful about I was pretty desperate lol

katzguk Mon 14-Mar-05 12:09:22

yep phenegen was what i took.

I was about 8 weeks PG and the GP gave them too me there and then, but i did have bad morning sickness with DD but this time around it had started before AF was late!!!!

katzguk Mon 14-Mar-05 12:10:15

RE sleep i was in bed by 7.30 - 8 everynight, DH had to look after our 2 year old!!

fastasleep Mon 14-Mar-05 12:14:09

Awww katzguk...sounds about the same as here... and I'm not on tablets yet this time lol

katzguk Mon 14-Mar-05 12:19:15

didn't get the tablets last time, wish now that i had!!! made things much worse last time by taking a long haul flight to OZ at 8 weeks PG, threw up from the minute the plabe took off to the minute it landed i lost quarter of a stone in 24 hrs!!

fastasleep Mon 14-Mar-05 12:22:38

That sounds awful katzguk! The worst I did last time was go from Liverpool to Leeds on a coach...that was bad enough....and I'm having to do it next weekend too! Argh!

orangina Mon 14-Mar-05 12:48:03

Hi everyone.... sorry to hear all your terrible stories, am lucky not to have suffered like that, BUT a close friend had terrible HG for all 3 of her pregnancies, and she was very stoic about it for most of the time. HOWEVER, she found that visiting the homeopath during pg #2 (after vomiting EVERY DAY for 9 months of pg #1) at about 4-5 months, it stopped COMPELTELY. So perhaps a trip to the homeopath might be worth it? Sam116, you might have to wait until you get through your full 1st trimester though, not sure. Good luck everyone...

rebeccabits Tue 15-Mar-05 19:14:40

I had terrible morning afternoon and evening sickness from 6 to 17 weeks, at one point it was so bad that fish chunks flew out of my nose the thing that worked for me was to have lemon/lime cordial on hand to combat the dehydration and humbugs to keep my sugar levels up. the other tip is eat whatever you fancy at the time you fancy it, even if its a coconut at midnight!!!

starshaker Wed 16-Mar-05 11:20:23

ok not to totally depress u but im 36 weeks preg and i still have hg. i found none of the tablets helped nothing did until i was so thirsty i stole a drink of dp red bull it was amazing i actually felt ok for a few hours and manages to eat something and keep it down. i know red bull isnt exactly the best thing to have but imo it was better to have something than to have nothing at all. i still have 1 can a day and my baby is growing fine and hopefully will arive soon

fastasleep Wed 16-Mar-05 11:56:20

Awww starshaker I hope your baby comes a wee bit early...thankfully my DS came at 38 weeks last time, I was fed up beyond belief!

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