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hyperemsis gravidarum Rae Bowman Due November 21 (twins); Illinois 58 posts
23rd Apr '13

Since i was about five weeks i have suffered from HG. A big word for extreme morning sickness. When you cant keep a sip of water down or a single cracker something is wrong.
I went to the emergency room vomiting more than ten times per day, dehydrated and scared for my childrens lives.
When i came out i felt like a million bucks. They gave me pills called reglan hat amazingly worked for about the first week or so and now im back to square one at nine weeks. The past three weeks have been hell for me..
Throwing up everything i sip on cant eat and im absolutelyyyy starving all the time... yet cant eat.
Most of you will say try this try that. Ive tried it all from ginger ale and ginger tea to prescription medications and even peppermints or peppermint tea. Not a damn thing works.
Are there any other mommas on here who have h.g. and would like to complain? I swear it helps make me feel better to rant about it.
Ive been sick for weeks and usually wind up going to the hospital for fluids and sugar water once a weekalong with some liquid reglan that really helps more than the reglan pills do... so again any other mommies suffering with this horrid disease during their pregnancy ?

PrincessCupcake Due October 23 (girl); 1 child; Palm Harbor, Florida 170 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting Rae Bowman:" Since i was about five weeks i have suffered from HG. A big word for extreme morning sickness. When you ... [snip!] ... helps more than the reglan pills do... so again any other mommies suffering with this horrid disease during their pregnancy ?"


I had this with my last pregnancy... the second I gave birth it went away and it was the most amazing feeling EVER so hold onto that! The most annoying thing is people constantly telling you to eat some crackers or ginger. Oh yeah if that worked would we be in the hospital?
One of my friends who had this wound up getting an IV at home with fluids and reglan. If you are having a really bad time maybe that's available? The ER sucks!

materialista cadela♥ 2 kids; Brazil 26580 posts
23rd Apr '13

I had it with both my pregnancies.
I had to have a zofran pump and ivs fluids at home. I had a nurse check on me and change my ivs daily or every other day. I felt like I was going to die and looked like I was dying.

Rae Bowman Due November 21 (twins); Illinois 58 posts
23rd Apr '13

The hospital said a pump was an option but not with reglan only zofran? I found that odd and zofran does absolutely nothing for me. I mean its like a fake pill or sugar pill if you will.
I hate that people say oh its just morning sickness eat some crackers. Drink some ginger ale. bviously i tried that stuff and look where it got me. In the hospital. Nothing works. Even my reglan suddenly does nothing for relieving my symptoms. Im back to square one left with the option to get a zofran pump or die. I think death sounds better some days.. lol sorry thats terrible. Is just miserable. Everyday misery. And my s.o. doesnt know what to do and isnt very helpful.. he wont even sit at the hospital with me to get my i.v's and meds. So i thought i was alone in this but turns out the nurses there are becoming my friends i see their rooms so much. What do i do? As of now ive not eaten in two days bc nothing stays down... im starving. And im so utterly thirsty.. like i could chug a whole gallon of water. But i know better. I know im dehydrated too.. i can feel it. Help me out ladies its four am and i just dry heaved and threw up stomach acid for half an hour im home alone and have no car to go to the hospital either... ugh i feel like im just losing.

materialista cadela♥ 2 kids; Brazil 26580 posts
23rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rae Bowman:</b>" The hospital said a pump was an option but not with reglan only zofran? I found that odd and zofran does ... [snip!] ... up stomach acid for half an hour im home alone and have no car to go to the hospital either... ugh i feel like im just losing."</blockquote>



Zofran pills never did anything to me either. The pump helped a lil but I only had it for a couple of weeks. I ran out of "fat" places that were not healing to put new ones in and I got a huge infection. The only thing that was helping me from collapsing tbh was the fluids and I just kept trying and trying each day slowly to eat. I was only allowed to have soups bc my teeth became so sensitive and weak they could fall off. My nails and hair began to fall off too. My ketones were wxtremely high. I puked blood and couldn't even talk from how scratched my throat was from puking. Abortion was brought of from fear of just not making it.. My dr, nurses, parents even my SO when he saw how sick I was.
I took one day at a time.. Kept telling myself I could do this. There's a HG forum with a lot of information, advice and experiences that helps. I tried to sleep the most i could to just get through the day. Can u call a family member/friend maybe?

Rae Bowman Due November 21 (twins); Illinois 58 posts
23rd Apr '13

Its five a.m. here i tried my mom sister in law and best friend. No ones answering. Im texting my s.o. explaining to him my doctors have said if i get back to this point i need to go in to the hospital again but he doesnt understand. He cant leave work til seven eiher so i kinda gotta deal for a few more hours. I keep feeling like i shouldve died by now. I think you know what i mean by that.. im so drained that even typing this is wearing me thin.

materialista cadela♥ 2 kids; Brazil 26580 posts
23rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rae Bowman:</b>" Its five a.m. here i tried my mom sister in law and best friend. No ones answering. Im texting my s.o. ... [snip!] ... like i shouldve died by now. I think you know what i mean by that.. im so drained that even typing this is wearing me thin."</blockquote>



Maybe a taxi? Or if you feel like passing out maybe call an ambulance.
Try going to sleep or occupying your mind by going to that website and just reading more about HG and your options. Your OB needs to be on top of it .. And your SO needs to be more supportive and informed. Tell him to read more about HG and how serious it can be.
Sorry Hun :( I know it's hard! And I'm sure you've heard this before but it will be over and it will be worth it <3

kays`mumma Due December 2 (boy); 34 kids; Australia 441 posts
23rd Apr '13

Wow, ive never had this and can't believe how sick it's making you that's crazy I wish I could help but I'm on the other side of the world, you think there would be something out there to make you feel better! I'm guessing u have tried absolutely everything to help feel better? Even natural/herbal remedies?
Wow I'm really sorry your feeling like this, how far along are you?

Rae Bowman Due November 21 (twins); Illinois 58 posts
23rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kays`mumma:</b>" Wow, ive never had this and can't believe how sick it's making you that's crazy I wish I could help but ... [snip!] ... to help feel better? Even natural/herbal remedies? Wow I'm really sorry your feeling like this, how far along are you?"</blockquote>



I tried it all. Even had a few different prescriptions that were supposed to help.
Needless to say after a week they didnt work anymore.. they were like miracle pills when i first got them.. now... nothing. Sugar pills that just make me drowsy. Im laying in a hospital bed waiting for an i.v. and some liquid version of the pills that dont work for me. Theyre gonna send me home in a few hours bc a little .v. fluid got into my system and i should be fine. But i have a feeling ill be back. Just like every other time. It is miserable being pregnant with h.g. plus im having twins so i feel like that makes it worse lol maybe im just crazy? But one thing i know for sure is that this doctor already isnt listenong. He offered me liquid zofran which doesnt affect me at all.. i tell him it doesnt work for me and he says "eh we try anyway" no. They dont work. Ughh im ranting again im sorry its just so frustrating that nothing is helping me thru this and the doctors think im lying when i say the meds they offered dont work....

kays`mumma Due December 2 (boy); 34 kids; Australia 441 posts
23rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rae Bowman:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting kays`mumma:</b>" Wow, ive never had this and can't believe how ... [snip!] ... frustrating that nothing is helping me thru this and the doctors think im lying when i say the meds they offered dont work...."</blockquote>



Oh twins how adorable, apparently twins make you
More nauseous because it's more hormones and makes your body work double overtime, I hate when doctors don't listen, make him listen it's your body you no it better than he does! Aw I hope you feel better soon, and don't feel bad about complaining iv got a cold and I'm 8 weeks and I'm complaining but your in a much more worse state than I am! I hope your feeling better very soon!

Ajoni's MamaDrama Due November 13; 3 kids; South Carolina 1848 posts
23rd Apr '13

I don't know how much help I can be, but for me, eating watermelon has helped tons. It keeps me hydrated, plus it's food. Medicinally, I'm not sure what would work best for you :(

*Adrians*Mommy* Due October 25; 33 kids; North Carolina 187 posts
24th Apr '13

I had HG with my first son, they had me on phenergan and zofran at the same time. Now with this pregnancy I have bad sickness but definantly not HG. I am on reglan right now....I know how it feels to not even be able to drink a sip of water with out puking your brains out! I really hope something better happens for you....I know its rough....and I am not gonna suggest anything because I know and understand that NOTHING HELPS HG!!!lol

Rae Bowman Due November 21 (twins); Illinois 58 posts
24th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting *Adrians*Mommy*:</b>" I had HG with my first son, they had me on phenergan and zofran at the same time. Now with this pregnancy ... [snip!] ... for you....I know its rough....and I am not gonna suggest anything because I know and understand that NOTHING HELPS HG!!!lol"</blockquote>




Really youre right. With hyperemesis nothing does help..eoecially when people reccomend this or that... ive tried it all i swear lol my mom actually bought me some granola chunks that have honey and flax in them and shes thinking this might be one of those "keep next to the bed for when you wake up items" sometimes if i eat in the middle of the night its not so bad when i wake up.. and i sleep about ten hours at a time with bathroom and drink breaks every three hours. Ive been crunching on some with my cat ( she eats doritos too shes weird lol) and honestly my nausea went away a bit..
Ive heard flax is high in good fats thatll help keep my belly down. Its something new i havent tried or heard of so well see. I wanna try watermelon too bc i go about every three days for i.v.s bc i get so dehydrated. Maybe thatll help keep me hydrated a bit better cause honestly even the sight of water makes me puke sometimes.. Thanks for all the support ladies im doing my best to stay sane through it all. I found a website called helpher.org its all about hyperemesis awareness and i cant wait to get my s.o. to read it all so he can understand. Maybe you ladies might like to read up for future reference for other women? Just an idea.. but thanks again .. really youve all helped me out a lot these last few days.. its nice to know someone i dont even know is there for support. I cant thank this site and you ladies enough. <3

Blessed with a big family Due May 31; 3 kids; Maryland 126 posts
24th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting *Adrians*Mommy*:</b>" I had HG with my first son, they had me on phenergan and zofran at the same time. Now with this pregnancy ... [snip!] ... for you....I know its rough....and I am not gonna suggest anything because I know and understand that NOTHING HELPS HG!!!lol"</blockquote>



I'm on both phenergen and zofran also and that just helps enough to get me by . I'm almost 35 weeks and have had this with all 3 pregnancies until the MINUTE I deliver and I am no longer sick it's the most amazing feeling ever after all of the sickness you experience. It feels like dieing! Hang in there I know it's hard!

Ajoni's MamaDrama Due November 13; 3 kids; South Carolina 1848 posts
25th Apr '13

I hope you feel better very soon!! It is so nice to have the support, especially from complete strangers! We all know how it feels, but just remember..it won't be forever. I have to keep telling myself this lol