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post #21 of 630
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Originally Posted by mamaofprincesses View Post
I'll join in. I've had two HG pregnancies, the second was worse than the first (but still not as bad as some people. . .doesn't make it any better for me though).
I get that. With my first I was puking constantly, 2nd was puke and nausea, 3rd was mostly nausea. Although the puking I did do was so violent it caused bleeding in my esophagus twice. (Don't puke milk!)

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That's funny, because my second child was born in Thailand, and the Thai slang for morning sickness is that you're allergic to being pregnant.
Oh that is funny!
post #22 of 630
I find that I have a lot of feelings regarding....regular pregnancies. I mean I miss feeling all *glowing*....I didn't enjoy being pregnant and I feel like I was cheated out of something great. I felt like I was dying. Does anyone else feel this way?
post #23 of 630
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I find that I have a lot of feelings regarding....regular pregnancies. I mean I miss feeling all *glowing*....I didn't enjoy being pregnant and I feel like I was cheated out of something great. I felt like I was dying. Does anyone else feel this way?
oh god yes. I had these feelings all the time. just felt like i was wasting away into that toilet bowl... although I was lucky and had the hg go away in my 2nd trimester. but then I got gestational diabetes and it was hell on until birth. I do feel so lucky I got a healthy baby out of all that--grown on phenergan, unisom, and zofran but she seems ok so far.
post #24 of 630
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Lost 40 lbs pg with pg 1, lost 2? or so with the other two. The tiredness is what got me this last time. I missed my dd being 4 yrs old. I get tired of all the herbal or dietary advice at this point. I am an avid reader and researcher. I have tried it all at this point. People really don't get it, unless they are around to watch you puke. Even then I don't think they can comprehend what 9 months of vomiting does to a person. I still can't stand Braggs Liquid Aminos.
One friend wasn't sympathetic after she found out that I knew I would be like this and chose to get pg again, another said well you wanted to be pregnant to which I retorted, Just cause you choose to drive doesn't mean your asking for a car wreck.
I like this tribe
I HATE HATE when people say things like this! I had a few people tell me that it was all in my head! WTF? Yes, I lovedI puking my guts up, spending time in the hospital, looking and feeling like I was dying and missing 9mths of my kids lives! But I'm making it up!?
I am really scared to puke again. It is one of the highest fears on my "list".

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There is this lady at my church who's always telling me that I just need to snack on crackers all day and always keep something in my stomach.

Ugh!
I actually yelled at a friend who told me this! Don't people think that if the darn crackers helped we would eat them 24/7? I tired so much!

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I was trying to figure out how much money I've spent treating my HG. This is my third time having it and it's not as bad as it was last time. I'm counting my blessings having only needed one trip to the ER for two bags of IV fluids!

Zofran - $42
Phenergan - $19
Reglan - $4
Antacids - $8
Red Raspberry Leaf caps - $8
Nux Vomica - $7
Homeopathic Morning Sickness Remedy - $15
Sea Bands - $6
Ginger gum - $4
Electrolyte solution - $12
Trace Minerals - $3
Liquid Prenatals - $20
Book "No More Morning Sickness" - $2

and that doesn't even include the countless amound of FOOD I've had to try to help ease my nausea and vomiting. I can't wait to be able to eat again. So far I'm still down 12lbs at 15wks.
I didn't spend money on my meds b/c we are military but we spent so much money on every "cure" out there to try to help me.
I was so excited about an hr after I gave birth this last time I looked at DH & DD1 (who was in the room w/ us) and sd "I'm STARVING!" They both started crying b/c they were so happy I was hungry! It was the 1st time since I'd gotten pg.

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I find that I have a lot of feelings regarding....regular pregnancies. I mean I miss feeling all *glowing*....I didn't enjoy being pregnant and I feel like I was cheated out of something great. I felt like I was dying. Does anyone else feel this way?
I really do feel cheated. I NEVER felt that "glowing" feeling on the puking one. I didn't enjoy being pregnant either. I puked too much!

I'm so glad to have someone who understands how hard being pg really was on me and my family. Its not morning sickness that goes away after you get up to eat. Its w/ you all day and night. People just don't understand.
post #25 of 630
I look forward to that first meal after labor sooooo much, because I know it will stay down. I willed ds out so that he would be born in time for me to get Thai food.
What gets me now is that I have said that if I get pg again I will at least look into anti nausea drugs, and I have gotten comments from people against that too! I have gone 3 pregnancies w/o any help for my HG and I just don't think I can do it again.
post #26 of 630
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I find that I have a lot of feelings regarding....regular pregnancies. I mean I miss feeling all *glowing*....I didn't enjoy being pregnant and I feel like I was cheated out of something great. I felt like I was dying. Does anyone else feel this way?
Definitely. And even though the baby is almost 10 mos now, I still get sorta of jealous of other pregnant women who have such beautiful pregnancies.
post #27 of 630
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I look forward to that first meal after labor sooooo much, because I know it will stay down. I willed ds out so that he would be born in time for me to get Thai food.
What gets me now is that I have said that if I get pg again I will at least look into anti nausea drugs, and I have gotten comments from people against that too! I have gone 3 pregnancies w/o any help for my HG and I just don't think I can do it again.
I only got meds when I went to the ER so I had to use them sparingly. I only took the phenergan on my very worst days and since we couldn't afford zofran, I never got that.

Because we have no health insurance and can't afford meds out of pocket, we can't have any more kids. And honestly, that's ok with me.
post #28 of 630
I have had it twice.

I am ttc right now, and really nervous. I was treated for h. pylori, which I've read can be one of the causes, so I am hoping I don't have it as bad this time.

Diclectin is the only thing that kept me out of the hospital.

HG is so hard and isolating.
post #29 of 630
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I get that. With my first I was puking constantly, 2nd was puke and nausea, 3rd was mostly nausea. Although the puking I did do was so violent it caused bleeding in my esophagus twice. (Don't puke milk)
This sounds like me. My first I puked my guts out for months, lost weight ect but it did get way better after 5-6 mths. It was my only pregnancy that it went away for the most part. I also got excessive saliva (can't remember the medical term). My second pregnacy , horrid nausea a good deal of puking, I puked if I sneezed, coughed , cleared my throat (good times, NOT). Then I stopped puking 5ish mth but the nausea never went away, yuck. Was hospitilized with bad dehydration in my 34th week. Then my last pregnacy really hard core debilitating nausea but not as much puking but when I did it was so forceful it broke blood vessels around my eyes. The nausea got somewhat better after 5-6 mths but stayed the whole time and again I had excessive saliva for the first 5-6 mths (so bad I had to spit in a cup, yuck). I also had to eat every 2hrs or I was even more nauseas, I did not lose weight but gained a lot because of that. I also have had strong food adversions with all 3 pregnancies.
post #30 of 630
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II have gone 3 pregnancies w/o any help for my HG and I just don't think I can do it again.

Me too and I'm certain I can't do it again.
post #31 of 630
HG has messed up my body so much. I lost all my muscle and now it's fat. I'm trying to get back into shape and it's just so hard. I have 34 pounds to lose, most of it I just kept on from my first pregnancy. I'm hoping I can make a come-back by the time I am 30 (next year).
post #32 of 630
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I also lost muscle this last round (and the first 2, but only since my 2nd pregnancy have I really been paying attention to muscle and exercising) and I'm trying to come back from it.

Today I just learned to rock climb at the gym and had SUCH a good time! I think I'll try to do it more. My arms & legs are sore. It was a wonderful feeling!

I remembered recently that when I was pregnant w/ my first in 1999, my aunt on my dad's side had told me that she was sick into her 5th month w/ her pregnancies. (One or more, I don't remember.) Also, in conversing w/ my mother, she was dizzy all through her last 2 pregnancies and very, very sick. It makes me wonder if my aunt & my mom had undx'd HG.
post #33 of 630
I also lost muscle w/ each pg. This last one was the worst by far. It was really rough. I have no desire at all to ever ever be pg again. Being pg actually scares the wholy crap out of me!
post #34 of 630
My body was wrecked after my last pregnacy too. Pregnancy is already hard on your body but HG pregnancy extremely hard on your body and your mental state.
post #35 of 630
Hi,
I had HG with my second. I have 4 now, which, considering how I puked every single day with my second, is amazing that I chose to do it again, twice! ACK! I must be nuts! LOL.
I went through a long period of not even LIKING my in utero child because of being sick every day. I went to the hospital when I had the slightest feeling of labor, since I wanted her OUT OUT OUT.
I found that the differences between my second and third pregnancies were that with the second I was out of shape, physically, I ate poorly and had no concept of nutritive pallatives that would help me, like ginger, papaya, mint, etc.
With my third, I ate much better, exercized 6 days a week for at least 45 minutes a day, and enjoyed a much easier, healthier pregnancy. While I don't KNOW for sure, I suspect that a lot of my HG, for which I had to go to the hospital and get IV fluid replacements, was due to not treating my body right to begin with.
Has anyone else had this suspicion or experience? I'm now, so I need to really make sure I exercize and eat right this time as well, especially to avoid HG as I do NOT like to puke, and I have 4 kids to take care of now! No time to puke! LOL. I am out of shape again, but I am hoping that with regular walking and yoga that I can keep my body in shape enough that pregnancy will not be too hard on me.
-Jen
post #36 of 630
With my first I was fit (and 20) and still had it, I kept exercising until I was too sick to. With my second I was a little overweight but not out of shape. With my third I was speed walking about an hour per day and pretty darn fit and although I wasn't eating enough (before pregnancy) what I did it was extremely healthy. Again I kept exercising until I was too sick to.
I do not think for me it has anything to do with fitness level or healthy eating. That would be nice though because you can do something about that. I have done just about all the 'remedies' except precription drugs, none worked. I have so many people blame my HG on my diet , my body being too toxic, it being from my childhood abuse, to I am just exagerating and on and on. Boy does that get old.
post #37 of 630
That wasn't my experience, unfortunately. I knew about mint, ginger, etc. I ate well and exercised. Well, of course, once hg hit, I did not eat well or exercise.
post #38 of 630
Has anyone else looked into the h. pylori connection?
post #39 of 630
Was anyone diagnosed with gestational diabetes while suffering from hyperemesis? With my first pregnancy I had an emergency c/s at 27wks due to pre-eclampsia and never took the GD test. With my second (worst case of HG) I took the test at 24wks and failed the screening and failed the 3hr so bad they put me on insulin! This time I failed the screening at 10wks and refused the 3hr. I saw the nutritionist who agreed that the test results are abnormal due to the HG. But my OB wanted to put me on insulin. It's always my post-meal numbers that are high, my fasting levels are always normal. *sigh* I hate that it's one pregnancy complication or another!

That helicobacter pylori theory seems to have a fairly convincing background. However I've never had any gastritis or stomach problems other than while pregnant. So I'm pretty sure it doesn't apply to me. It's strange that I hardly get heartburn or bowel trouble or anything when I'm not pregnant and then when I am I get the whole nine yards! I'm still trying to wrap my mind around constipated diarreah lol (Sorry TMI)
post #40 of 630
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Survived but barely, right?

I just don't think I can handle another pregnancy. I tell ppl, "It's like you're allergic to pregnancy." They laugh, but they have no idea...
boy is that ever the truth!

maybe this has already been answered but would those recovering from HG be welcome too? I'm finding this last recovery so very hard.

So far my HG is totally unexplained. No gallbladder problems, no relief from liver-helping herbs, no gestational diabetes, no H.pylori (or even relatives)...
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