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post #101 of 181

Last pregnancy, the MS (or All Day Sickness, but never any puking) started at 6 weeks on the day.  Since I started feeling pukey yesterday, I'm guessing I'm 6 weeks.  It is so infrequent though, and if it wasn't for the sheer exhaustion, I would have no clue I was pregnant.  In fact, I took another test today just because this pregnancy has been so different from my first one.  

post #102 of 181

7 weeks one day today.  My vomiting got so bad I couldn't keep anything down for 2 days, not even liquids.  

 

On Tuesday I ended up in ER severely dehydrated. I almost passed out a few times, it was awful.  They diagnosed me with hyperemesis gravidarium, gave me 2 liters of IV fluid and 4mg  of Zofran, ran tests and gave me potassium as my levels were low due to all the throwing up,  and sent me home with a prescription for Zofran and instructions to keep hydrated at all costs.  Very scary.  I am in no way a meds happy type person, but having  gone through my last pregnancy with the same symptoms and lost 25lbs by the end of my first tri, I know I do NOT want to go through that again.

 

Started taking the Zofran yesterday morning and so far NO MORE VOMITING, thank you LORD!!! Just some low level nausea.

 

 

Distinguishing between morning sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum:

Morning Sickness: Hyperemesis Gravidarum:
Nausea sometimes accompanied by vomiting Nausea accompanied by severe vomiting
Nausea that subsides at 12 weeks or soon after Nausea that does not subside
Vomiting that does not cause severe dehydration Vomiting that causes severe dehydration
Vomiting that allows you to keep some food down Vomiting that does not allow you to keep any food down
 

 

Signs and symptoms of hyperemesis gravidarum:

  • Severe nausea and vomiting
  • Food aversions
  • Weight loss of 5% or more of pre-pregnancy weight
  • Decrease in urination
  • Dehydration
  • Headaches
  • Confusion
  • Fainting
  • Jaundice
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Low blood pressure
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Secondary anxiety/depression

Source: http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancycomplications/hyperemesisgravidarum.html

post #103 of 181

So sorry you were feeling so sick Choco Mom! I hope the Zofran continues to work and you feel less pukey.

post #104 of 181
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So sorry you were feeling so sick Choco Mom! I hope the Zofran continues to work and you feel less pukey.

Thanks hun!

post #105 of 181

My heart goes out to all of you with severe MS and HG.  I had some miserable miserable weeks with my first pregnancy before discovering B6 (I know it doesn't work for everyone and doesn't take the nausea away completely, but it made a big difference for me).  I was dreading experiencing that again when we started ttc again, but for the past week or so I've been getting really anxious about NOT having any MS.  (I'm just 5w5d today)  My miscarriage a few months ago has made me a little jumpy about my lack of symptoms up until now...   But today I'm actually celebrating the fact that I finally have nausea!  Supper last night was a little hard to swallow, and then when I woke up this morning... woohoo!  full-out tummy churning nausea!  Still not too bad, but I have a ways to go until 2nd trimester. 

post #106 of 181

I know Brambleberry, the nausea is reassuring as unpleasant as it is.  I just found Ginger Kombucha and am loving it!!
 

post #107 of 181

Feeling pretty helpless with MS. I know I just have to get through the next few weeks but I feel so bummed out. I am *this close* to asking for a script for zofran because I don't think I can take it anymore. And I feel like a big baby of course.

post #108 of 181

Thankfully, I seem to be on the other side of MS already. I'm still going through it, but it seemed to have peaked a week ago (to the point where I couldn't leave the house or walk from one room to another). I had also been having pretty severe and untriggered panic attacks, which was no fun at all.

 

I went to the dr today and she confirmed that dramatic increases in hormones can easily blamed for the panic attacks, especially since I don't have any history of anxiety disorders or anything. She also assured me that feeling less sick is a perfectly normal sign around now (between 8 and 12 weeks), though I didn't even need reassurance since I'm feeling pretty confident about this pregnancy now :)

 

Honestly, if it was as bad all the time as it was for that week or so leading up to the two worst ever days, I would have given in and asked for some medicinal help.

post #109 of 181
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Feeling pretty helpless with MS. I know I just have to get through the next few weeks but I feel so bummed out. I am *this close* to asking for a script for zofran because I don't think I can take it anymore. And I feel like a big baby of course.

I have been having  a lot of days like this too..  except that the only way i could get an Rx would be to call a doctor since my midwife would just talk me out of it  - it will be better 'soon' right? 

 

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Thankfully, I seem to be on the other side of MS already. I'm still going through it, but it seemed to have peaked a week ago (to the point where I couldn't leave the house or walk from one room to another). I had also been having pretty severe and untriggered panic attacks, which was no fun at all.

I am just SO excited to hear about someone with a healthy pregnancy being on the 'other side' of MS :)   That means it is getting closer for the rest of us!.  The other side for me last pregnancy came at 10 weeks (which was early for me) . i wasn't even close to 100% but it was getting better and not worse ..  I'm trying REALLY hard to stay positive and not get too upset about how little i am able to accomplish and how horrible i feel ..

post #110 of 181

@loveandgarbage, I started to experience some of the symptoms the moms listed, including morning sickness.  I'm REALLY happy that my main healthcare professional is a holistic practitioner.  I consult with her weekly or bi-weekly to address the symptoms and basically maintain good health.  I've done homeopathic remedies, essential oils, herbal tinctures, flower essences, and a healthy change in my diet and attitude.  You may benefit from the above as well.

post #111 of 181

I see my midwife on Thursday and I'm hoping she can recommend some natural cures. So far I've taken nux vomica and sepia (I can't tell if it's helping) and am doing lots of ginger, but that's it. Would you mind sharing what you have done? My diet was healthy before getting pregnant (almost vegan, whole grains, lots of veggies, etc) and it's still healthy I just can't eat that many things.

post #112 of 181

@loveandgarbage  what I've done in regards to the natural remedies?  My holistic practitioner created all of the blends for me - the essential oils, herbal tincture, and flower essences.  It's all tailored specifically for me because everyone's body is different and require varying support.  I can pass her information on to you, if you would like any of these creations for yourself.  Send me a private message, if possible.

post #113 of 181

Thanks, that makes sense. I think I'll wait for some suggestions from my midwife and then go from there. I also have a friend who does acupuncture so I might hit her up!

post #114 of 181

After enjoying several hours yesterday of nausea-free time and actually enjoying a substantial meal, the on/off all day nausea is back today.

Oh well, it was a nice break and hopefully a taste of what life will be like in a few weeks.

 

Hope you're all hanging in there!

 

I'm also waking up WAY too early most mornings.  DH woke up with the kids on Monday and I was able to sort of sleep in (kept waking and falling back to sleep) until 8, so that was nice.  But after many many mornings of waking at 5 or earlier, it wasn't quite enough to catch up.   

post #115 of 181

I'm feeling lethargic this week so I'm going to put a positive spin on my bucket list of gripes by starting with some of the good things I'm seeing.

 

THE GOOD

 

- My skin cleared up completely. I had eczema and some acne before I got pregnant and it's gone. Weird!

- 0 headaches. I had them during week three and now they are gone and I tend to get headaches regularly when I'm not pregnant so this is nice.

- Relaxed. Maybe this is hormones protecting baby from my type A tendencies to get stuff done all the time. I am totally not sweating the small stuff at all. I like this new me!

- Sleep. I work for myself so I decided to just take a break and let this whole needing to sleep 14 hours a day thing pass. I'm sleeping well which I'm grateful for

- My gums are softer so my invisalign braces (which I am doing my final two months of) are going more quickly and they don't hurt when I put them on. FTW!

 

THE STRANGE

 

- The dreams! I may be cool as a cucumber when I'm awake but holy shit, you should see my dreams. Always something tragic.

- Aversion to blood. My husband had a bike accident over the weekend and needs bandages changed over his stitches twice a day. Normally I do all the handling of blood since I really don't react to it but now... I get dizzy and pass out.

- I'm hot! Especially when I take an impromptu nap. I'm using the a/c more now.

 

THE ANNOYING

 

- I'm lethargic and a little queazy from morning till about 4pm. Not terrible, I have had two really crappy morning sick days but I'd say my new norm is this meh feeling during the day.

- Sore breasts but not crazy. Just making the task of wiggling into my sports bras not cool

- lower abdominal "stretching" that mild crampy feeling just comes and goes all the time. Grrr.

- Motion sickness. I have a heck of a time taking more than a 5 minute car ride. I'm ok on a subway though.

post #116 of 181
Thread Starter 

My nausea seems to have lifted a bit, but strangely enough, I have thrown up 2 days in a row.... I have never thrown up in any of my pregnancies.  I am still feeling nauseous most of the time, and after and before I eat.... but I can eat.  I was down 7 lbs, and now I have gained 2 back... so still 5 lbs down, but eating much more often, so I am sure I will gain it all back quickly.  I am also feeling much less tired.  

 

I am 9 weeks tomorrow and have my first appt. with my MW on Monday.  I am hoping to hear the baby!

post #117 of 181

I've been fine except about 3pm to 8pm, when I'm having the discomfort of being too full and hungry at the same time, way bothered by smells, and some heartburn. Until yesterday I could only eat cereal for dinner, I had a small plate of chicken and pasta salad last night though and didn't get sick but did have heartburn. Lunch and sometimes breakfast I'm getting good balanced meals at least. And I take a whole food based multivitamin. My weight was holding steady but since I ate yesterday I gained a bit.

 

The dog had peed on our rug and my efforts at cleaning the smell hadn't got it all so I had DH rent me a rug doctor last night and I took care of all the rugs in the house, much better now. Nobody else can smell what bothers me. DH's breath even bothers me after he brushes which is a shame because otherwise I have a high sex drive when I'm pregnant.

 

I've been sleeping in most days but trying to avoid naps because I feel yucky after them. I'm looking into Hypnobabies for the birth this time and maybe a relaxation session will give me the awake rest need in the middle of the day, tried that yesterday and it helped. DS1 laid down and listened too and actually stayed still and quiet for most of it (20 minutes or so! amazing  for him if not watching a screen). When I remember, I take iodine drops as some of what's going on with me points to slow thyroid.

post #118 of 181

I got my diclectin prescription! My drug plan only covered half, its like $1 a pill but it didnt erase my nausea and vomiting, but it is much better! I actually ate dinner last night! I was on a 72 hour kick where nothing stayed down, including water! so feels good to eat something

post #119 of 181

Just a little nausea and hella tired.  Other than that I'm good over here. 

post #120 of 181

Holy leukorrhea! lol

 

I dont remember it kicking in until 2nd trimester, but im getting close to crossing over at near 11 weeks, just picked up in the last few days 

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