I am 7.5 weeks pregnant (my first) and my first appointment with my obgyn isn't until 9 weeks. Right at the 6 week mark and up until today I have experienced all day nausea. I frequently vomit about 2-3 times a day, but I am usually able to keep my late lunch and dinner food down. I have vomited 8 out of the last 10 days since the nausea started and sometimes I vomit bile if it's the morning and I have nothing in my stomach. I am in bed frequently all day (I am not working now), but do get a little bit of energy and nausea relief for about 2-3 hours in the evening. I cannot even imagine going to work if I was working regularly. I have tried ginger, lemon, acupressure bands, eating frequently and small meals, ginger ale - sometimes they offer 10-20% relief, but I still feel bad almost all the time.
I have been researching HG and I have some of the symptoms, but not all. I haven't lost 5% of my body weight (but I've lost about 3.5 pounds since the nausea started) and my symptoms didn't start before I knew I was pregnant (started at 6 weeks). I have called my doctor and the nurse suggested everything that everyone else is suggesting and that I should take a walk outside, but I can't physically bring myself to do that. I've only left the house 4 times since the nausea began and they were all for short trips to the store. Since I told the nurse that I don't want to take zofran she said there is nothing the doctor can do and if I feel malnourished or dehydrated, I should go to the emergency room.
After researching HG and seeing all the complications from not addressing it, I am freaking out that I have done some damage already to the baby or my organs by not going to the doctor or taking medication. I am keeping some food and water down every day so I don't think I'm completely malnourished or dehydrated, but I guess I won't know until I see a healthcare professional. I feel silly going to the emergency room rather than going to my doctor, but if my doctor can't see me or talk to me, shouldn't I go to the emergency room just in case?
I appreciate all thoughts and comments - I am sooooo happy about this baby, but feel very down and nervous about harming the baby. Thank you for listening:)