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Hi blessedmommie! I would say good to see you on this thread, but it's really not, is it? Lol. But I am so happy to hear you are feeling improvement today and I truly hope it sticks!!!! I rejoice for any good news I read from my fellow hyperemesis mamas. Because I know how lonely and terrible this is. Plus it gives me hope!!!!

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.

Songbird, so happy to hear you are feeling better! I love hearing good news on this thread.

I am still throwing up (13 weeks today), but I am not sure if it's pregnancy...or the flu. :-/ I had been a few days without vomiting, but I am definitely sick with something else right now, too. My DS has the same, but he is not throwing up and it seems to be acting/cued at times of hunger, etc. So I think it's pregnancy...

My mom had an injury that landed her in the emergency room and in an emergency surgery Friday night. But I had DS home all day because of being sick, so everywhere I took my mom (she couldn't drive with her injury) beginning at 9 am in the doctor's office through to the emergency room of horror and hell (and enough communicable disease to put the fear of God in me) to pre-op and recovery at Midnight (!), my son was there, too. We finally got to sleep in my mom's hospital room's little pull-out bed. Actually, he got on the gurney with my mom in recovery and was asleep for the transport up to her room. I was constantly scrubbing his hands, wiping everything down with alcohol wipes, etc. For 28 mos old, he handled it like a pro! But allll of this long story better suited to chat is: maybe it's stress making me throw up!

I look forward to the time this thread is unnecessary and we can all just relax in regular chat. That time can't come soon enough! Thinking of you all. <3
post #82 of 150

This may have been posted as I didn't get a chance to read through the messages, but has anyone tried magnesium? I read some compelling things online this past year about magnesium and possible ties to morning sickness. http://www.mommypotamus.com/the-real-cause-of-morning-sickness/ The other is milk thistle, but that needs to be started in advance of pregnancy.  I hope your'e finding relief!!

post #83 of 150
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This may have been posted as I didn't get a chance to read through the messages, but has anyone tried magnesium? I read some compelling things online this past year about magnesium and possible ties to morning sickness. http://www.mommypotamus.com/the-real-cause-of-morning-sickness/ The other is milk thistle, but that needs to be started in advance of pregnancy.  I hope your'e finding relief!!

Thanks CookAMH. I don't know if anyone's posted about it, but I have been using it. I soak in it in a bath almost every night and I have a magnesium lotion I put on my legs. Everything I've read says skin absorption is more effective than ingestion. Anyhow, it hasn't curbed my nausea, but I haven't had any leg cramps or restless legs. So that's good.

Unfortunately, I think for most people on this thread, we've about tried everything and for us, a little B-6 or crackers or ginger tea or anything else most people use just is not cutting it for us. We do enjoy lamenting our fate though; it seems very helpful. smile.gif from the article you linked, I really liked the one it linked for if you're already pregnant. Those are some good tips and reminders.
Edited by CraftyMcGluestick - 1/21/13 at 5:22am
post #84 of 150
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Yeah I read the article you posted. Thanks! Very interesting. I've never tried magnesium, and I don't know if I will this time. I'm just trying to hold on til I can get baby here and get my lady parts fixed so that I never get pregnant again. Lol!

Crafty, I hope you don't have the flu! The ER ordeal you describe with your mom and son sounds awful. Hope you guys are all better now. Wait girl, what are you, like 13 weeks now??? You're almost done with the first tri!!!!!

AFM, as of this morning I am 10 weeks and have gone 4 full days without vomiting. I am not sure why. I am still very weak and get a blood sugar crash if I nap too long or otherwise go too long without food. But the morning heaves, the lying perfectly still trying not to move for fear of throwing up, that seems to be done--at least for now. This change was not gradual. It was all if a sudden--at 9 weeks, 3 days I woke up feeling a lot better and able to eat. Maybe it's the copious amount of vitamin c I've been ingesting. Maybe it's the whole "placenta taking over" thing-- I don't know. I should also note that the intense smell aversions that kicked in at 8 weeks and my almost constant chills went away too. I wish I could nail it down to something scientific, but I can't. I'm still doing the 25mg of phenergan 2x a day, but I think I might try half for my morning dose today. I tend to feel really sick after my phenergan-induced morning nap.

How are you ladies doing this morning? I do think about you all a lot and wish you calm tummies.
post #85 of 150
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And minutes after posting, I started vomiting again. Of course I did. Blech.
post #86 of 150
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And minutes after posting, I started vomiting again. Of course I did. Blech.


So sorry. :(

post #87 of 150
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Thanks mama_b. How are you feeling today?
post #88 of 150
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And minutes after posting, I started vomiting again. Of course I did. Blech.

Oh no! That seems to be my story, too. We should know better than to jinx ourselves songbird!

In any case, I am so happy to hear of the mostly positive turn for you! Yay! That 9th week was heck on wheels to the bitter, bitter end, so it's nice to see it's not ruining everyone's life!

Like you, I am now singing the praises of vitamin C. I'm not "well" from nausea and whatever other disease has grabbed hold, but I am not the insane mess I was yesterday. I've been taking sooooo much Vitamin C. I am going to start taking it all the time. My sister does (8grams daily!) and she NEVER gets sick. Well, except with pregnancy. Wha. Wha. Wha.
post #89 of 150
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Thanks mama_b. How are you feeling today?


Thanks for asking!  Actually, I woke up feeling really good and promptly started panicking that something was wrong, especially because I was scheduled for an ultrasound today.  I was thinking for sure that something had happened.  But I went and everything looked great.  I told the tech before we started that I was nervous because my nausea abruptly stopped this morning.  After a few minutes, she said to happy I was feeling better because everything was fine.  I am 11 weeks now.  Lets just hope it stays that way.  I hope you (and everyone else) is almost out of the woods too.

post #90 of 150
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Thanks for asking!  Actually, I woke up feeling really good and promptly started panicking that something was wrong, especially because I was scheduled for an ultrasound today.  I was thinking for sure that something had happened.  But I went and everything looked great.  I told the tech before we started that I was nervous because my nausea abruptly stopped this morning.  After a few minutes, she said to happy I was feeling better because everything was fine.  I am 11 weeks now.  Lets just hope it stays that way.  I hope you (and everyone else) is almost out of the woods too.

Yay mama_b! Glad you are feeling better and it's a good sign! smile.gif

Also, saw on the role call thread you're due Aug 23. I was born Aug 23 and my mom was 40. I know it's not exactly the same as you, but I got excited! smile.gif
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Hmm.  Actually I'm due Aug. 9th.  I wonder if there is a mistake in the roll call thread.  My mom is excited though because her birthday is on the 10th and she wants the baby to be born on her birthday. :)
 

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Well, I'm pretty darn nauseous tonight.  But at least I had a couple good days.
 

post #93 of 150
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Hmm.  Actually I'm due Aug. 9th.  I wonder if there is a mistake in the roll call thread.  My mom is excited though because her birthday is on the 10th and she wants the baby to be born on her birthday. smile.gif

 

Whoops. I was looking at the post right under yours. I had you confused in every way and see you are the same age as me! Disregard everything I say- I'm out of my head.

I blame the incessant puking?
post #94 of 150
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How are we, ladies? I am nauseous, especially at night. But not throwing up, so I guess that's a good thing. I'm thinking of starting acupuncture to get me to that next level of being functional. Have any of you ever tried it?

My brother comes into town tomorrow, then my mother comes in for three weeks!!!! I am hoping they can really help with the kids to relieve poor DH and let me continue to rest and get my strength up without worrying about the kids being neglected. Since I've been sick, they've both had a growth spurt and none of their clothes fit. My 7yo dd gets very frustrated by this. I'm sure my mom will have lots of fun shopping with dd while brother teaches DS how to dribble a basketball and I stay home watching old tv shows and eating constantly to keep from puking. I think I'm babbling now, so I'll just stop now.
post #95 of 150
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Originally Posted by songbirdsparkle View Post

How are we, ladies? I am nauseous, especially at night. But not throwing up, so I guess that's a good thing. I'm thinking of starting acupuncture to get me to that next level of being functional. Have any of you ever tried it?

My brother comes into town tomorrow, then my mother comes in for three weeks!!!! I am hoping they can really help with the kids to relieve poor DH and let me continue to rest and get my strength up without worrying about the kids being neglected. Since I've been sick, they've both had a growth spurt and none of their clothes fit. My 7yo dd gets very frustrated by this. I'm sure my mom will have lots of fun shopping with dd while brother teaches DS how to dribble a basketball and I stay home watching old tv shows and eating constantly to keep from puking. I think I'm babbling now, so I'll just stop now.


That's great that you'll have help!  And I'm glad you've been feeling a little better.  I have had a good week.  A few days with no nausea at all.  Yesterday was terrible though.  Was nauseous all day and didn't sleep last night because I was so sick.  But feeling better today.  I'm finally feeling happy to be pregnant!

 

How is everyone else feeling?

post #96 of 150
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That's great, mama_b!!! Glad you've had some good days and are feeling happy to be pregnant. It's easy to take that happiness for granted, I think but HG and severe NVP can really put things in perspective!

I went too long without eating this morning, totally crashed, and now everything is off to a bad start. I feel nauseous and spitty and weak and as if I'm sliding again. I don't want to eat anything. I just want to be unconscious. Sorry for being negative, ladies. I'm normally all sunshine and sparkles. I swear.

Hope you all are feeling good.
post #97 of 150

Hi all-

So glad to hear some of you are feeling better!

 

I haven't posted in awhile, partly because i always feel so negative, and don't want to bring everybody else down :(  I have had some good days, and then some really bad ones.  The unpredictably is just awful.  Lately, when i am just lying down (finally) i wish i could just have a feeding tube and an iv.  Sick. I know. I am just so tired of trying to figure out what i want to eat, what's going to stay down, what's not going to contribute to my constipation, what would be the easiest if it came up...etc. etc.   FIrst thing in the morning and early evenings are the absolute worst.  I am 11 weeks today, and even though i think i am doing better than last time around, I just am tired of feeling sick.  Grrr.

post #98 of 150
Mama_b, very happy for your good and especially nausea-free days!

I am like you songbird- haven't thrown up since a couple days ago, but still sooooo nauseous and when I don't eat, I can feel myself backsliding into the flames of hell. So today I made myself get up and eat breakfast and run a few errands and capped it with eating lunch. Neither meal nor the errands were particularly enjoyable and were kind of exhausting honestly, but I don't feel that horrible emptiness of lying in bed with nothing in my stomach and nothing to show for it besides feeling bad. I am going to take a quick nap now because even doing just these few things, I'm pretty worn out.

Please, let this time pass quickly...
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Ladies...how's it going? I hope this thread hasn't been too active because everyone feels SUPER.

Except well, I do not feel super. I am really struggling, feeling depressed and hopeless. I don't throw up every day, but about every other. And I still feel terrible every night and mostly go to bed really, really early (it's 8:45 now and feels "late"), but I usually wake up reeeeeeeally nauseated between 2 and 4 and can't go back to sleep, even if I eat. Will this ever end?

The general chat has become decidedly more upbeat. I can tell almost everyone is feeling better. I am happy for them - really!- but I am sad for me. greensad.gif

Thinking of you mamas, and hope you are really, truly feeling better.
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I haven't been on in a while as I am just busy on top of being sick.  DH has been out of town for work a lot lately and it has been hard.  I am so nauseous and weak and I am trying my best to take care of my toddler and 8 year old but I know I am failing.  The little one has also been sick for about 2 weeks on top of everything else.  I literally do not have any clean clothes to wear tomorrow and I don't think I care.  Thank goodness my 8 year old knows how to put a sandwich together and use the microwave.  And my midwife called to tell me my hemoglobin is low -the idea of taking an iron supplement or eating beef makes me gag.  oh man... enough complaining.

 

thinking good thoughts for all of you.  Let's hope the 12 week mark will end this for us all.

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