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Preventing hyperemesis and severe morning sickness? - Page 2
I hate eating in the middle of the night. It feels lonely and scary and like I'm totally out of control. :-/
Crafty- thanks for saying I am inspiring the kids worry about me, especially 7 year old dd. but I promised them I would dance on Christmas Day. And I plan to!
Jillgayle- yes I am eating in the middle of the night, although phenergan helps me sleep through it some. I do cheese sticks, deli meat, apple slices.
I agree with crafty that eating in the middle of the night feels yucky. I hate it. This whole thing feels yucky. I've been crying today. I just keep looking at my kids and trying to stay positive. You ladies who have posted on this thread are in my thoughts. If you celebrate Christmas, have a merry merry. And stay strong.
I am usually totally Donna Reed at Christmas. I bake, I sew, I wrap clever things on top of parcels, make and send hilarious and highly personal Christmas cards, decorate like National Lampoons, etc. I get very excited about Christmas! But this year, the theme has been one day at a time/whatever I can manage. I didn't bake. I didn't sew. I have not sent one Christmas card, and my tree and house are decorated just this side of Grinch. It's very depressing to me not to be able to celebrate the way I like. But there are worse problems...
Thinking of you all and wishing you a happy Christmas. Or if you don't celebrate Christmas, a peaceful winter's night. And may all our stomachs be even-keeled and well behaved for a bit.
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I found some frozen kefir pops that are my new best friend. I have eaten the entire box in two days. I find them filling and soothing to my stomach.
I completely agree with feeling yucky and out of control when eating in the middle of the night. Last night i was so shaky too it was sort of scary, Between the nausea and the peeing I am up every two hours. Exhausted.
I am trying desperately to take it one day at a time. Actually really happy the holidays are over.
Well, I haven't had my first OB appt yet, but they are calling in a prescription for Zofran for me today. I was on it the first time well into my 2nd trimester and it helped. I hoping for some relief. I think it made me really sleepy though, which is okay because I could use the sleep!
Crafty I am sorry you were not able to do your usual Christmas stuff. I fell way short this year too. DH has really stepped it up this year. I told him he saved Christmas! Lol.
Well I am doing okay. Been having some intermittent spotting and trying to decide whether to go in. I still feel HG-like weakness even though I am not vomiting much and haven't lost weight (yay!) so I'm just laying around the house wondering how on earth I am going to function once DH goes back to work.
Today is the first day in a couple of weeks where I haven't been wishing for a quick death. I am definitely still unshowered and in my pajama uniform, but aside from a quick and unfortunate vomiting spell this morning, I've mostly stayed ahead of it. I pretty much ate an entire roll of Saltines though. :-/ I even had a short burst of energy wherein I pulled my house back from the brink of disgusting. I feel quite pleased! I wonder how many people who haven't even brushed their hair are saying that about their day? Ha!
Unfortunately (or fortunately, really) DH has barely been home at all during holiday time. He owns his own business, which is really picking up and I am so proud of him. The downside of course is that he's only home in the evenings and I am always desperate to see him by then, have him start the laundry, change diapers, play outside with our son for any remaining daylight, etc.
But for the first time in a long time, I'm feeling optimistic that this will end sometime. I knew it would, but it's hard to see when you're in the throes. I may be right back in the trenches tomorrow, or even tonight. But for now, just feeling grateful for this momentary break in the clouds.
Right now I am pretty bad, but still better than I was in my other pregnancies. I can't stand or do anything around the house, but I am holding down some food. Unfortunately, I have had to cancel all performances for this weekend, including ones that were with a band that was counting on me. It feels awful, but what else can I do. I can't even stand, let alone SING! I went for IV fluids yesterday. But it didn't really help at all. I am just trying to hang in there, hoping and praying this is the worst of it.
I wish calm tummies to all you ladies. Just get help as you need--fluids, meds, whatever. Don't wait!
I had a couple of not horrible days 3 and 2 days ago, but yesterday the hammer came back down. I didn't venture more than a few steps all day. Today is better than yesterday in that it didn't begin with vomiting, but I've felt on the brink most of the day. I managed to fold some laundry.
Also, this may be gross, but I drank two cokes and the fizziness of the carbonation allowed me to burp up a lot of my discomfort for a couple of hours. It seemed it quelled the heaving briefly. Of course, any more and the sugar might do me in, but I was grateful for this slight relief.
I am sorry you had to cancel your shows. I hope the band can find someone to stand in, though I'm sure you're in great demand, especially this time of year. I would love to hear you sing! I like your username a lot, too. I used to play roller derby and though I had kind of a dumb player name (Roly Ghost), my favorite player from the Austin league was SparklePlenty. Weird tangent. Hope you can find some rest and peace.
Sounds like we are all in this rocky boat together! Songbird- so sorry you had to cancel shows and go in for IV- i am sure it was the right thing to do though! Crafty- Glad to hear you have had a few moments of relief, i know that they feel far and few between.
AFM: I have been in bed since Friday. I work full time and there are only so many days I can take off, but it just wasn't happening. I am back to work today, barely. I have been taking zofran every 12 hours (trying to stretch it out) but still puking. This morning my DS woke up and had peed through his diaper and pjs and bed linens. It was all i could do not to throw up on him. Plus I now I am so constipated! I don't know if its just the stage in pregnancy or the zofran ( i know that can be a side effect).
Things i have been able to successfully get down, and keep have been beef broth with some carrots in it, rice crackers, rice crispies, coconut milk smoothie pops. I think that's it. Can i live off of that?
BTW Crafty, I was only able to get 9 pills of zofran for 1 week (even though dr. prescribed 1 every 8 hours). Of course i am almost out. I just called to try to refill it and the automated script line wouldn't refill it, but when i talked to the pharmacist they did. I remember last time around, i had to pay for some out of pocket to carry me through, it wasn't that expensive and completely worth it. Maybe you can do that before you run out.
I can't believe I'm even bringing this up, but I am an avid Twitter user and the news of Kim Kardashian and Kanye having a baby was trending and I just felt so furious like oh yes, pregnancy is so glamorous! I am happy for anyone welcoming a new miracle, I just felt anger about "bump watch" and all that stupid, superficial stuff when I'm over here doing the serious work of making a baby and I look and feel like total crap! Ugh! Am I making any sense?
Thinking of you Jillgayle and Songbird and hoping our days of sunshine a d glamorous pregnancy are in the near future! Happy New Year!
Welcome to our club of sad sacks Oregon. Or hopefully not! By the way, I call us all sad sacks in the most loving way! <3