I had intense morning sickness with first and second pregnancies butit was nothing like what i am going through this time. I would just throw up a few times a day but was able to function normally for the most part in between trips to the bathroom.
I though I was getting out of morning sickness this time becase it hit me af ew weeks later than with my other children. I was actually a little concerned that I wasn't throwing up or having food aversions. But then it hit me around week 6 and it hit me HARD. I got so dehydrated after 4 days of constant vomiting that I was halloucinating , and ended up in the ER to get fluids. I couldn't keep anything down for over a week, even water. They doc in the ER gave me Zofran which didn't really help that much, I was able to eat a few bites but I still had that punched in the stomach feeling and felt like I could lose it at any moment. I was also scared to take the zofran because it isn't labeled as being safe for pregnant women, doctors often give it to pregnant women and claim there is no known harm to unborn babies, but that really doesn't comfort me that much.
I have lost quite a bit of weight and am weak and I don't have any energy at all which makes it really hard to take care of my other children. I feel so bad for them because summer is passing us by and I can't go out and enjoy it with them. Even helping my son get dressed or brushing his hair makes me feel exhausted. I have been housebound for the entire month of July so far. It is very isolating. I had to cancel my summer vacation home to visit family because I am too weak to travel.
I am able to eat a bit now here and there. Preparing food is out of the question for me. the smells in my kitchen push me over the edge. I am able to whip up a pb and j while holding my breath for my son, then i run out. I can't make anything for myself without losing it. I pretty much live on cereal and milk.
I just wish I could handle pregancy like a normal person. It is really hard to feel excited about another baby at this point. I just feel like I have had food poisioning for the past month. I have been having dreams that I can eat again and I go on binges eating anything and everything I want, I wake up feel really sad. When you cant eat a thing it really is hard to enjoy life.
Hyperemesis is severe vomiting and nausea, and for some women it lasts through the entire pregnancy.
I usually felt better by my 16th week with my other two kids. i am hoping I don't have to go through this for 9 months.
I don't know why things are so much more difficult this time around. Several people including my midwife have suggested that maybe it's a multiple pregnancy. Twice the babies twice the morning sickness.?
Is anyone else suffering from Hyperemesis? Any suggestions or just want to commiserate with me? It is lonely where I am.