Preventing hyperemesis and severe morning sickness? - Page 4
Hi! I have been thinking about each of you! When I am home on the weekends, I find it so hard to get online, DS hangs all over me wanting to know if I "feel better yet?" Poor little guy. But, I have read your posts. Anyone finding even a small pinprick of light at the end of the tunnel? I hope so!
I thought i was having a good day on Saturday (either that or a m/c, yes that is where my mind goes :( This was promptly followed by losing my entire dinner right after putting DS to bed. I spend all day Sunday in bed trying to simply will myself not to vomit. Plus my new added bonus is about 20 minutes of dry heaves every morning. Ugg! I don't know which is worse!?!?
I do think the coconut water is helping though. I feel slightly "refreshed" after drinking some and feel more ready to eat. I would recommend giving it a try, even if its just small sips.
I spent all weekend in bed and every time I felt vomitous (most of the time) I put on my headphones and listened to hypnosis or This American Life until I fell asleep. Sleep is usually my only escape.
My sister sent me something called DigestZen and I have to say, it does kind of cool down a boiling stomach-you know when you're like bubbling over with fiery, angry nausea. She's even more of a hippy than me, so I can say for sure there's nothing chemically about it. You can look it up on Amazon (and probably other places) to know more. My sister is also a major nausea sufferer and it's very nice to have someone so close understand and have so much empathy.
Saw my OB today and told him I was still sick. He was like..."Have you tried..." And I was like dude, you cannot suggest one thing short of smoking crack I haven't tried. But he had good humor about it. I told him it was worse at night and he told me it was the same for his wife who is about as far along as we all are. Apparently she has also put him on notice that sometimes: nausea happens and there ain't no cure, just suffering!
Thinking of all y'all and hoping for some sunshine for us all soon.
Crafty - Thanks for the positive affirmations. I have been reading them over the past couple days as things for me are getting worse and those words help.
I am no where near the worst it has been with my previous pregnancies but I am to the point where just the sight of food increases my nausea. there are better days ahead, i hope.
So right now I'm lying in bed nibbling the flesh of green apples ( discarding the skin) and feeling pretty good. My kiddos were excited too. It was good to see my midwife again after so long--to see her talking to my son that she pulled into the world 5 years ago! She's holding out hope that I will get some relief next week. Fingers crossed.
I asked her too whether she put any stock in old wives tales or the idea of similar pregnancies for same gender and she said yes. This pregnancy feels so mug like my DD's. I really feel like this ones a girl!
How are y'all doing?
And still I'm optimistic I'll turn a corner soon. Am I nuts? Delusional? Unwilling to accept a crushed spirit?
I just desperately want to wake up some morning-- not even FEELING GREAT! Just not feeling horrible. Not think of going to work and getting dressed as a punishment. Wah. Wah. Poor me.
Songbird, so happy you got to hear the heartbeat! I got to hear it on Monday and it lifted me unexpectedly, too, to hear the gentle whirring.
New brilliant idea: eat a million clementine oranges. They're the first food in a long time that I do more than tolerate. They're so delicious and the smell is heavenly! I went through half a bag last night. :-/
Thinking of you all. Feeling cranky, etc. my misery loves your company though.
Ha! For every day I work, I spend AT LEAST 1.5 in bed in pajamas bemoaning my fate, falling behind, and thinking "why me?" At least I finally threw down the gauntlet and started wearing maternity clothes today. Regular clothes still fit (especially since I'm losing weight- hey!), they're just super awkward and bulgey at the waist.
The acid from the orange is not bothering me at all. I don't know if it's because I'm already so miserable or what. They seem kind of cooling actually and I've been eating them while drinking a big glass of water. So far, so...still alive? The vitamin C will fortify me!
Today I am walking the exhausting line of both pregnancy sick and I think sick sick. So add sore throat and cough to my awesome nausea (and maybe increased nausea???).
I am going to feel better soon! I have decided! Maybe. Probably. Thinking of y'all.
Jillgayle I'm glad you are keeping more food down! That's great news even though I know the nausea still sucks.
AFM, this was a good day. I didn't vomit even once and I've even been able to hold my stomach through the difficult evening hours. I am just waiting for the phenergan I took to whisk me away. Now I am 9w 3d and I'm hoping the worst is behind me-- that even if I do have more bad days they won't be worse than what I've been through already. I hope the same for you ladies. Hang in there!!!!
Crafty: Oh no, a cold too! My DS has been sick and so I am just waiting to get it. I can't imagine coughing on top of everything else.
Songbird: Yay for a whole day without vomiting! I hope it a step in the right direction :)
AFM: Yep, on the zofran 3 4mg per day. It is awful on my digestion. DH is at the store buying a variety of things to help me go. Of course Dr. office is recommending all chemicals (stool softners, colace, milk of magnesia). I know I'm taking meds, but i like to keep it at that if possible.
10 weeks today. If this all subsides by 12 weeks I will be so grateful, thankful, excited, appreciative! I am trying not even to think about it lasting to 20 like last time. I'm struggling as it is. I am late to work every day and sometimes so distracted by the nausea i don't get anything done for hours (or I'm on MDC posting :)
Oh and what's with the citrus? I never drank juice before, but now all i want is orange juice.
And yes, thanks to Crafty McMandarin, I'm on my fifth cutie already this morning. He he he. Our poor malnourished bodies are probably loving this vitamin C!!!
Hey has anyone heard from bird_verde or mama_b? I hope they're doing ok.
Just reading over this thread this morning because it's the first time I've felt like I could do anything in weeks. I can totally relate to all of you because I have constant nausea and vomiting too. It is so miserable and seems so endless! It's nice to know I (we) are not alone, even though I'm sorry you are all suffering too. I am not able to do much of anything and hate the sound of almost all food. Then when I need to eat I am afraid to because I don't want to throw it up. I have lost 8 pounds so far, not that I don't have plenty to lose anyway but this is a rough way to lose it. I am 12 weeks tomorrow, according to my last period, but they moved my due date back a week after my ultrasound last week because the baby was measuring smaller. I hate to lose that week!!! I can't bear to have another week of sickness. So I am still saying 12 weeks, but my midwife would say 11. It seems like my last pregnancies, I didn't start feeling better until around 16 weeks. But since I am feeling some relief this morning, I am going to hope that it is starting to improve! I hope everyone starts feeling better soon.
I am 9w5d today and this is my third day without vomiting. I am able to walk a little bit, I can talk for longer stretches at a time, and I have gained back 4 of the 12 pounds I've lost. Still taking it hour by hour, and so so thankful for every bite and swallow I can take. I never experienced any length of reprieve so early in previous pregnancies.
Edited by songbirdsparkle - 1/19/13 at 7:29pm