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TTC or Pregnant Hyperemesis Gravidarum Sufferers and Survivors #32
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:53 PM
I didn't want to start the new thread but i am really struggling today! I have been trying not to post in here (i think it was a little denial!) but i have made it to 8 weeks pg and until today i have managed to focus on the blessing but after yet another horrific week there is no more denying hg is here!
I am sat here crying my eyes out thinking those negative thoughts that come with hg! After miscarriage last year i promised myself i wouldn't let hg ruin this happy time but i am struggling big time!
Sorry for the downer but i needed to 'talk' to people who would get it!
Posted 13 July 2013 - 06:47 PM
I feel for you Nickyblue! I'm 5 weeks into my 3rd pregnancy, the vomiting has only been going a week, and already I am wondering why I wanted another child. I really do want this baby, but I also just can't cope with feeling like this. I also start a new job on Monday & DH is going interstate for a week. I'm trying to convince FH to get a vasectomy while I'm still pregnant do that I never have to feel like this again!
Posted 13 July 2013 - 07:00 PM
Oh nickyblue it doen't matter how wanted the baby is and what you told yourself HG just takes over your mind. I am so sorry you are in the midst of it again. Just take it step by step. Make sure you are hydrated and have the meds.
Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:18 AM
For those of you on ondansetron, what doses have you been told is safe to take? I'm pretty sure I can take more than I am, but I don't see my Ob for a month.
Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:24 AM
I was pregnant with twins and my HG started at six weeks, i was in and out of hospital for seven months on iv drips and everything. Not nice feeling:-(
My twins are worth it though
Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:38 AM
Tara you need to call your ob and talk to them about changing your dose. They can do it over the phone and fax a script to your chemist. I was on 8mg every 4-6 hours i think.
Nicky i was in your position and i know how hard it is! Someday i just couldn't see the light at the end and was beyond miserable (you'll see from my previous posts!).
But as i sit here with my gorgeous 7 wk old and delightful 3yr old, it was all worth it. That being said DH is getting the snip as there is no way i will do this again!
Thinking of you all, hang in there and remember if you're not doing ok, get the drugs and get your ob to arrange a hospital stay to get some iv fluids and meds . Best of luck girls xxx
Posted 15 July 2013 - 03:07 PM
Oh my poor darlings ! I really feel for you - I remember that feeling of finding out I was pregnant with #3 and just crying my eyes out going "I can't deal with this again...."
The odanestron really does make the difference. I got really, really bolshy with my GP - the Ob was fantastic and prescribed it for me straight up, but getting a refill from the GP was tricky.
Getting the sea sickness wristbands didn't help, but getting acupuncture pins put in, by an actual acupuncturist, in the same place made a noticeable difference for me.
The last thing I would add is to get your thyroid checked - and not just TSH but T3, T4, Reverse T3 and T3 antibodies (a full thyroid panel) - there is a definite connection between a low thyroid and HG and its worth getting it checked out.
My last tip is Waaay TMI, and sounds extremely dodgy so feel free not to read
Sorry - I know this sounds dreadful but it did actually help me, and I would never post advice like this anywhere else but in an HG forum; as I think only HG sufferers can understand the degree of desperation that we can feel....
Ice cream. Yeah, I know it will come almost straight back up again but it tastes the same coming up as it did going down. Tiny amounts of the fat and sugar get into your system and give you some relief from the dizziness and lightheadedness from not having eaten, and the cool soothes a throat burnt from stomach acid. Worked for me when I was really, really low. I have low blood sugar as well, so I would be shaking with hunger by mid-morning. A couple of spoonfuls of ice cream made a big difference to me ! Hope I haven't horrified you all too much !!
Posted 16 July 2013 - 04:30 PM
Hi Im 16 weeks pregnant and have been told I have HG. On a good day im throwing up 3 times and nauseous the rest of the day. On bad days I don't know how many times I spew
Posted 16 July 2013 - 06:20 PM
I don't really want to be in this group... but feel there is not many places I can talk to others in a similar situation.
9 weeks pregnant, sick since 3 weeks 5 days, taking Pramin and now (FINALLY ) zofran, been to hospital with IV once... trying desperately to survive this! (Sent home only to vomit in the corridor to the lifts!)
I have a three year old that I've just put in childcare for 3 days... she doesn't seem to mind it but the guilt I feel is immense. DH is surviving but I know he is struggling.
I had all day sickness with DD1, but nothing like this. Is is always worse with Number 2, or is just that I have to look after someone else as well as myself?
LOOOOOOOOOOONG way to go! Don't feel like discussing MIL or my lovely sisters who keep suggesting biscuits and ginger tea... I'm sure you've all been there.
Hope you are all having a good day.
Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:16 PM
Ooh yeah - ginger biscuits !! What, so I can throw them up through my nose ?!
Don't worry about your 3YO - mine used to follow me around the house with an ice cream container making "sick" noises... And he's fine !!
Look after yourself. Take loads of odanestron. Get your thyroid checked.
For what its worth I had "morning sickness" with #3 after changing my thyroid medication. I finally understood the "ginger biscuits, peppermint tea" advice. It feels like a mild, transient nausea, not like a scene from "aliens" which is what I had with the first two
...So you may not have it with #3..... If you can bear it ! My #3 was a mistake, and as I wrote above, I cried when I found out I was pregnant....
Posted 26 October 2013 - 04:26 PM
What I am about to write will probably offend some of you. I now look back and wonder how I could have ever thought such horrible things, but that's the thing about HG. For me it is so awful, I was prepared to do anything to just.make.it.stop.
I am currently eight weeks along in my third pregnancy. Both my previous pregnancies I suffered horribly with morning sickness, but this time around it is even worse.
From about week five I have not been able to function. The only relief I could find from the extreme and debilitating nausea and vomiting was to lie down and sleep. But I couldn't sleep al day ...and I had a job to do. I was in hospital every day on IV and maxolon. I had B6 tablets and nothing was working. I do not say this lightly, but I honestly wanted to die. Yesterday, I announced in the hospital that Mentally and physically I simply could not take this anymore and had decided to have an abortion. You could have knocked my husband and GP over with a feather. They were both so shocked and judgemental. I didn't care. I had reached the end of my tether.
It was at this point that my GP very reluctantly told me about zofran. I took a tablet and 15 mins later felt like a new person. Not great, but functional. I have now been taking it for 24 hours and it is like I have my life back. I am out of hospital, at home eating with my family. Laughing, joking and wondering how I could ever have seriously had the thoughts I had.
I am also ANGRY. Why did my GP let it get so bad before prescribing it? Why had he never even discussed this option with me before? Why did I have to reach such a dramatic point before he did something?
I am not proud of myself. I accept you all probably judge me as well, but I wanted to leave my story here in case it might help someone someday who finds myself in a similar position. For me - and I know it is early days yet - zofran is literally a life saver.
(And to whoever it was that mentioned well intentioned friend s and relatives following you around with ginger biscuits, I can completely sympathise. I am attached to an IV drip and can't even look at water without gagging and you think ginger biscuits is going to cut it! Lol)
Posted 04 November 2013 - 07:09 PM
New to thread but have read through....and as much as I hate to hear so many ppl having hg, it is great to finally hear some similar opinions/feelings.
I'm week 15 & my hg has only eased after changing to a better OB. I had been on maxalon (useless) then Zofran which only eased it. Mutiple hospital visits, broken blood vessels on back of throat, sore stomach/chest, exhaustion, depression as well as complete misunderstading from most ppl I know on what was actually happening to me.
My new OB has put me on a medicine called avanza which is not usually recommended for preganacy but is meant to be great for nausea. In my second week of it & all throwing up has ceased, nausea is there but it feels like the Zofran has finally settled it enough to leave the house! (first time in 9weeks!)
My husband works at the hospital & has been getting my Zofran script filled there. It was a saving of around 40% compared to the local pharamcies.
Posted 07 November 2013 - 03:33 PM
Hi ladies, only sympathy here Josie. I live on zofran it's the only thing that stops the vomiting. I do have some good days like today managing with only an afternoon sleep. Other days it 23 hours in bed. It's so sad because we'd love to have three kids but this will be my last pregnancy because we just can't do this again. I'm almost 10 weeks and can feel the light at the end of the tunnel. Bella is avanza an anti anxiety meditation?
Posted 24 November 2013 - 06:16 PM
Hi ladies - just wondering how much ondansetron is ok to take? Its my lifesaver and I'm currently on 3 x 4mg tablets a day but it doesn't seem to be doing the job anymore and the crazy nausea is returning which makes me scared (as I'm sure all of u will understand). I only have a script for the 4 mg tablets, so was contemplating taking 2 at a time cause I guess that would be the same as taking an 8 mg one and seeing how I go. Would that be taking too much do you think? I hate the morning sickness so much and I've got a 1 and 3 year old at home so I have to function to look after them. Any ideas? Thanks. PS it was very comforting to read through posts in this group. I did get a bit upset when the chemist asked why I was taking so many of these tablets and whether I had tried ginger the other day, so I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks people don't get it!
Posted 24 November 2013 - 06:46 PM
Hi Hatters, I was on 8mg every 4 hours or so and everything turned out fine here, My OB would just fax a new script to the pharmacy when I told him how I wasnt coping. if I were you Id double the dose and call your OB tomorrow. Hang in there! xx
Posted 24 November 2013 - 07:01 PM
Thanks Muddypuddles I will do that I just read elsewhere that other people were taking 4mg once a day and I felt bad for taking it 3x a day! But I also just read a study showing no adverse effects of ondansetron on babies etc so thats made me feel a bit better Hubby has a massively busy week this week so I have to do whatever I can to cope. Thank god for ondansetron and thanks for your help
Posted 05 January 2014 - 06:58 PM
Josie, I felt the same week at about 11 weeks, I actually booked a termination. This was after a few days of not even being able to drink water, it just tasted horrible. No judgment here, it's a horrible hole to be in.
I also feel the same way about zofran; I wasn't given it until I ASKED for it (after hearing about it on here) and until after I had been hospitalised. Ridiculous.
Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:05 PM
Just got out of hospital after my second visit so far. Had a wonderful student doctor who sent me home with 4x 8mg Zofran wafers and got himself in trouble for it. His reasoning that it was cheaper for the hospital to give me $50 worth of drugs rather than have me in again over the weekend.
So far since starting the Zofran, I'm still nauseous and throwing up, but I can get out of bed which is a huge improvement
Posted 08 February 2014 - 07:09 PM
I am new to this thread but not new to nausea. I am in early stages of second pregnancy and am terrified as I had hyperemesis in the first one. I am not at that stage yet and hope to try some new things to see if this pregnancy can be different. So far the nausea is building- have zofran but can't keep meds down.
Does anyone else find the nausea is worsened if you have a thyroid problem? I have tried lots of little things but to no avail and now I can't keep much down. Also tried acupuncture.
Grateful if folk have any tips to share. I am now planning to set my alarm super early just to take my meds whilst still in lying down position, if I do this and stay still I can sometimes keep my meds down and then safely get up in a few hours. Does anyone else have to do this too?
Posted 13 February 2014 - 07:35 AM
Hi all, can I join you please? I'm not sick yet but I'm pregnant and had severe HG with my previous pregnancy.
I'm at the doctor now getting scripts as I plan to stay treatment pre emptively as studies have shown that can reduce the severity of symptoms. Here's hoping!
I'm feeling pretty nervous TBH. I don't know how ill cope with being that sick again, especially with DS to look after.
How have others coped looking after toddlers while sick with hg?
Posted 17 March 2014 - 08:58 AM
I'm currently 12,weeks pregnant with my first and I have been pretty sick since week 5.. I've lost 11kgs and I'm constantly struggling to eat or drink anything. I tried maxalon, B12, ginger and I'm currently on Zofran but I'm still sick and losing weight. I was on 8mg buy I had to cut that down because it was like trying to walk during a sizable earthquake.. My doctor has said the next step will be steroids.. Has anyone else gone down this path??
Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:09 PM
Hi Clarie. I wasn't offered steroids with my first but it was a final step in my treatment plan for this pregnancy. I was told it's safe from 10 weeks. Your Hg sounds horrible, I hope the steroids give you some relief. My ob said theyre effective 80% of the time.
I just wanted to share my current pregnancy story to give people hope for future pregnancies. My first pregnancy I had severe HG. This time around (on advice from my ob who specialises in Hg) I started on maxalon 1 tablet twice daily and zantac 1 tablet twice daily as soon as I got a bfp. Once nausea started I upped maxalon to three times daily and added 1 doxylamine each evening. My nausea still worsened so I started on 4mg zofran twice daily as well as the other meds. I've also slept while my son sleeps and rested where ever possible.
I'm now 8 weeks along and still only all day mild nausea and fairly mild fatigue and excess saliva. No vomiting, no weight loss, no hospitalisation, no unbearable nausea, no headaches etc. No HG!
I've no doubt I'd have gotten Hg if not for my pre emptive treatment. There are several studies out there that have found early aggressive treatment to be very effective.
I'm hoping this might prompt others to try early treatment and possibly be spared Hg. I know I'm only 8 weeks but I feel positive, Hg peaks at 9 weeks and I'm almost at that milestone.:-)
Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:56 PM
Thanks, I had tried to do a bit of research on steroids and I couldn't find much on steroids being used for HG.. If I get hit on the head with a piece of timber and I decide to have another one I will be doing the same as you and hitting the drugs early and hard to avoid this nightmare again.. I'm glad its better for you this time around
Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:13 PM
Has anyone here bought zofran from overseas to save money?? I had HG with my last pregnancy and it cost a fortune buying zofran my entire pregnancy currently 5 weeks pregnant and praying I don't get HG again but just looking at my options.
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