Jump to content
6 replies to this topic
Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:05 PM
I got diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum last week and was given maxolon to treat it but ended up back at the doctors today as it really wasnt helping. I started feeling nauseous afew weeks ago but eating frequently kept it at bay. I've barely been able to keep anything down not even fluids since saturday last week. I ended up dehydrated and on the verge of hospitalization. I havent been able to work nor function really and it was just getting worse by the day. Thankfully the doc was able to prescribe something called zofran to help, he could only prescribe 4 tablets and at $30 for the box i really hope they help. Somehow im always feeling hungry yet nauseous but the notion of eating makes me feel even worse and when i give in and eat it just comes straight back up again. Im starting to feel for princess kate. At first i thought to myself, its just morning sickness why does she need to be in hospital but i now understand why. This is hell. I havent been able to do anything and with a 4 yr old to look after i just felt so guilty that she isnt getting the attention she deserves. I cant cook dinner so shes been living off take away and canned food, i can barely get through her bed time routine without constant trips to the loo to throw up. Im constantly dry reaching if i dont have anything in my tummy and the only time ive gotten a break from it is when im asleep. Is anyone else suffering the same? I feel like i should just suck it up and get on with life seeing as it was my choice to fall pregnant but i honestly dont have the energy to do anything at the moment and can barely move away from the toilet...
Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:11 PM
I'm not pregnant now (so don't really belong in this forum!) but I had HG when I was pregnant and I pretty much lived on Zofran. Yes, it costs a fortune but it was the only thing that made life partly bearable (and I had a toddler to look after as well at the time). Make sure you keep your receipts as depending on other medical expenses you incur in the financial year, you may be able to claim some of it back when you do your tax return (and PHI if you have that).
No other advice really other than much empathy - HG sucks!
Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:19 PM
The HelpHer.org website is terrific. Read over it, direct your loved ones to it and ask them for all of the help they can muster until the HG passes. You can't do this alone.
There is a support thread here, here is the link. http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/forums/ind...owtopic=1026281 go introduce yourself to these ladies, women experiencing it now, and survivors. They are terrific.
There is a Facebook support group I suggest you join as well, here is the link. https://www.facebook.com/groups/403200739718368/
I am a survivor. Sweetie, it's a hard road, you just have to do what you can to survive it and don't worry about your DD, you are growing her a sibling and she will cope with you being sick, kids are very adaptable. Accept as much help as is on offer, don't tolerate ignorance of your condition, demand help and support.
Do you have someone who can advocate for you? Someone who can come along to medical appointments and help to organize others to help you? You will benefit from someone like this... Made all the difference for me. Sometimes doctors would brush me off but my support person would say NO she needs SERIOUS help.
I know this can be scary and overwhelming. You are not alone. You will get through this.
Where are you located OP?
Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:29 PM
Thanks ladies, glad to know im not alone. And thanks for the links Pooks, ill hav a look. Im from SA. Thankfully DH works from home most days and has been of great help, and his mum lives afew streets from us so can have DD on short notice. I can remember being sick with DD but not this sick. I was hospitalized with her in early pregnancy for vomiting but that was coz of a kidney infection so once that cleared up the m/s was bearable with maxolon. I wasnt sick with my last pregnancy, that ended in mc in june and july last year (it was twins) so i wasn't prepared for this. I think my best bet is to just rest, take the week off work and hope this zofran helps.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:48 PM
Absolutely, rest up. It's important that the people around you understand what is happening for you and it's great you have that support. Your DD is going to be FINE. I hope that the zofran helps and that you recover speedily. Just be prepared that it may take longer than we would all hope, but there is no way of knowing except taking it day by day. All my best!
Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:51 PM
Why did he only prescribe 4? that is rubbish go back and ask for a few repeat prescription for 10 packs. Trust me you will need them. Zofran should help.
Best of luck.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:55 PM
Oh chloesmum I really hope you feel better soon, morning sickness sucks at the best of times but you deserve a medal!!... Really have my fingers crossed that the drugs work for you
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
Looking for some baby name inspiration for a bub born during the colder months? Here are 28 options from around the world to consider.
Are you a parent, or are you planning to be? Tell us what you think and you'll go in the draw to win a $500 gift card!
During the first 12 months of life, your baby's brain grows rapidly, and getting enough restful sleep is vital for assisting this growth.
The uncle of the seven-year-old girl at the centre of the brawl at child's birthday party in Sydney's west has described the events leading up to the alarming show of violence.
More often than not, you'll read that screen time for children should be kept to a minimum - but some scientists are now challenging this way of thinking.
Natalie Reilly describes three main types of conversations mothers have. And, surprise, they're not all about kids.
A baby's smell, the noises it makes and even its gaze can contribute to the potential for a dog attack.
The Baird government will include $22.8 million in Tuesday's NSW budget to expand a program designed to help parents at risk of postnatal depression (PND).
The parents of missing child William Tyrrell have released a heartbreaking letter ahead of his fourth birthday on Friday.
It was meant to be a tasteful cake to help celebrate a three-year-old's christening.
Just two days after giving birth, actor Alec Balwin's wife posted a post-baby picture on social media.
How many times have you been warned about all the sleepless nights you have to 'look forward to' when you become a parent?
A police officer arrived at a devastating scene on Thursday: a car crash resulting in all passengers being thrown from the vehicle.
Want to open the boardroom doors for women? Encourage - heck, praise - dads who stay home with their children.
Compliance is part of the parent-child relationship, but so is resistance. It's all natural.
When the days of changing nappies are over, most parents breathe a sigh of relief. Others have another round ahead of them.
I'm really lucky to have two great kids, but I found it really tough with so much being aimed at the mothers and not the fathers.
Can you spot him in the video? The child who loses his rubber ring, panics, and then almost drowns? It isn't easy.
Uterine fibroids can affect fertility, but with treatment it's possible to conceive and carry a baby.
When told that they are having a 'big baby', many women have a lot of fears. But those fears are often unfounded.
Mums returning to work - and yes, dads too - aren't the same as when they left. But that doesn't mean they're not as good as they once were.
How do you create an original pregnancy announcement and gender reveal? You turn to Britney Spears.
Top 5 Articles
Ultrasounds give you a look at your growing baby ... and sometimes what appears to their womb-buddy, or your bub in an amusing position.
This bizarre snack takes the cake (of soap) when it comes to weird pregnancy cravings.
Yes, I know it's silly. I know all the advice from experts is to use the right terminology from the moment your child can talk. But I just can't.
Bree O'Malley has a cancer diagnosis, a rare blood condition, kidney and liver failure and other complications. And she is pregnant with triplets.
So thank you to all the fathers who get up early, go to bed late, and fill their days dancing to the beautiful beat of parenthood.
Having a baby means big changes to many relationships - including friendships you'd previously thought unbreakable.
What about the baby names right below the top 1000, hiding just out of sight?
A couple grieving the loss of their baby were touched when a young waitress took care of their cafe bill.
Is it normal for babies to turn mean like this? And normal or not, how can we get it to stop?
Are you riding the sleep-deprived, multiple-children train? These tips just might save your sanity.
Breast cancer never crossed Jamie Cox's mind.
Breaking the news to your partner that you're pregnant - especially if it's something you've both been dreaming of - is a moment you'll never forget.
Being a parent is wonderful, but oh boy can it also be painful at times. And no, I'm not talking about the dinner-bath-bed (wine) routine.
These women will always have space in my heart. Not just because they helped bring my children 'earth side', but because of the way that they cared for me during the vulnerability of my labours.
It's long been known that women with endometriosis have difficulties getting pregnant.
A new study suggests that the month you were born has a connection with the diseases you might develop in your lifetime.
Designing a playroom for your kids? We've done the research and found the best play spaces out there.
How do you know when you’re done having babies? For some, it's obvious. For others, it's harder to know for sure.
There is no dispute that we need to clamp and cut the umbilical cord, but there remains controversy over how soon after birth this should occur.
I have a very attached preschooler who has a difficult time saying goodbye to me.
Talk to us
The numbers are in and we can now bring you the 2014 top baby name list for Australia.