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I just wanted to say I totally know how you feel. I had HG with DS at 5 weeks, lost 25 lbs during 1st trimester, & got dumped by my midwife. Allergic to Zofran, tried everything (B6, reglan, acupuncture, you name it). Hospitalized 8 times for dehydration. HG started at week 4 w/ DD (actually started puking BEFORE I realized I was pg. Same problem, although a lot more IV fluid meant fewer overnight stays in the hospital. Had my tubes tied after DD, so I would never go through it again.

My favorite was when the blood vessels around my eyes would start breaking from all the vomiting.
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Quick bump for anyone else who may need the support.

How are you doing through the holidays, ladies?

I hope everyone is managing alright. Thinking of you all!
Thanks for bumping this - it has really helped me to read through these pages this morning. I have felt pretty alone and like a lot of my symptoms/feelings/emotional response to HG were just in my head!

This is my 4th pregnancy but 1st experience with the HG monster. In previous pregnancies, I have been nauseated but didn't have the constant throwing up. I have lost 36.5 lbs so far at 18 weeks. I keep hoping that today will be the day that I will finally be able to feel human again and not just lay in bed, clutching my stomach and rocking back and forth.

Once again, thanks for bumping this thread.
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Thanks for bumping this - it has really helped me to read through these pages this morning. I have felt pretty alone and like a lot of my symptoms/feelings/emotional response to HG were just in my head!

This is my 4th pregnancy but 1st experience with the HG monster. In previous pregnancies, I have been nauseated but didn't have the constant throwing up. I have lost 36.5 lbs so far at 18 weeks. I keep hoping that today will be the day that I will finally be able to feel human again and not just lay in bed, clutching my stomach and rocking back and forth.

Once again, thanks for bumping this thread.


Oh, honey. I'm so sorry.

Are you on meds?
post #624 of 630
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for those of you that have done it multiple times, how did you decide to have more children after how traumatic the pregnancies are? I feel like I have PTSD from my pregnancy with DD (she's 17 months now and I was just so miserable the entire pregnancy, back and forth to the ER etc, etc, I thought I was going to go off the deep end and felt like the worst mom on the planet to poor DS, who's 3.5 now). Also, I'm really scared of the depression and anxiety cycle that the Hg (and hormones) caused during pregnancy.

are there supplements that I can take beforehand to 'build up' stores of b-vitamins or something that will even help (with the Hg or the depression/anxiety)?
I preface this by saying that I am very blessed to have 100% insurance and rx coverage. I know that this would be impossible without it.

I chose to have more children so my HG wouldnt win. I refused to let it. I respond well to bullheaded challenges like that (not a good thing most of the time... ) so it worked for me. However, like Talula, I was never as sick in my subsequent pregnancies as in my first. Now I treat it before I get it. With my first I had NO idea what was going on, my Dr's were dismissing me as being overdramatic and silly. It took til 10 weeks, 23 lbs and presenting to the ER vomiting bloody mucus that they took me seriously. I had early kidney failure, spent 1 month admitted and another 4 months on bedrest with a PICC line and a EKG monitor because my heart suffered permanent damage due to the stress.

Obviously, that was something I didnt really want again. So, when I did IVF for my next pregnancy, I started on zofran. At 4 weeks pregnant. It still hit badly, I still had HG. But nothing, nothing like the first time. I was regularly getting IV rehydration, I was admitted overnight a couple of times, but I made it. I ate out, and I watched TV and I could listen to things (a lot of my triggers in my first pregnancy were sounds and colors).

I know this sounds unbelievable, but I dont think I even had HG in my third pregnancy. I had bad NVP, but not HG. My fourth pregnancy was as bad as the second, but still not as bad as the first. I am 6 weeks now and once again have been preparing for the onslaught for a few weeks. I threw up for my first time this morning.

Please dont take my "I wouldn't let it win" line as a judgment or an accusation that someone who chooses not to have anymore IS letting it win. And there were times during my first pregnancy where I not only didnt want anymore children, but I didnt want the one I was pregnant with. In fact, I didn't really want to live anymore. But as the years went by it just turned from a fear to an anger.

I really do wish you all the best of luck.
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I am bumping this for other mamas as well.
I am currently 12 weeks pregnant and it seems my HG has gotten worse the further along I have gotten. So far I have lost 8-10lbs which isn't too bad considering I am overweight. I wonder though even with me being overweight, when is it time to become concerned about weight loss. Also have any of you had no outward signs of dehydration but been dehydrated? I am peeing regularly but I also have had a pretty bad cased of chapped lips for the past 2 weeks and am wondering if I should go to the ER to receive IV fluids just in case.
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I am bumping this for other mamas as well.
I am currently 12 weeks pregnant and it seems my HG has gotten worse the further along I have gotten. So far I have lost 8-10lbs which isn't too bad considering I am overweight. I wonder though even with me being overweight, when is it time to become concerned about weight loss. Also have any of you had no outward signs of dehydration but been dehydrated? I am peeing regularly but I also have had a pretty bad cased of chapped lips for the past 2 weeks and am wondering if I should go to the ER to receive IV fluids just in case.
I would. The more dehydrated you get, the more likely it is that your judgment is impaired. IMO, if you have to ask "should I go for hydration?", you should be going. The more dehydrated you become, the worse your symptoms are likely to get as well.
It doesn't matter if you're overweight. Pregnancy is not the time to lose weight. I believe the "rule" is worry when you lose 10% of your body weight but i'm so befuddled atm (thyroid problems) you might want to look that up on HER
Hoping you go for hydration and that it helps (if only a little)
post #628 of 630
Im so scared I am heading for HG again... I had it with DS but not with DD... and the past two days I can hardly keep even tiny meals down
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Oh my goodness, I am so happy to see this tribe even though it doesn't look very active at the moment. To everyone else who has written, it has been so helpful to read your stories.

 

I tried the B6/Unisom, sea bands, ginger, peppermint, crackers, deep breathing, stopped the prenatals, eating regularly etc...

 

I am an about to be midwife, 8wks pregnant with my first. I was/am over the moon, but the N/V/dry heaves started two weeks ago and it was such a shock. Emotionally it's been a roller coaster. The first week my friends in the know were basically telling me it was all normal, but it didn't seem like it. I was constantly going back to bed, to lie flat, I couldn't eat or drink and any visual or noise stimulus seems to set it off. I wasn't vomiting too much at first, but I was dry heaving like crazy. In retrospect, I am sad that my peers didn't take that aspect seriously for the quality of life impact. I went into my MW's office asking for Zofran and she laughed it off. Before leaving, I pushed myself to ask again and she obligingly gave me the Rx. I am so so grateful for it. Even with the Zofran on a regular basis, I am throwing up about 3x a day now, and I've lost about 8lbs. There is no doubt in my mind that I have HG.

To get something in me, I have been drinking boost shakes, and making my own smoothies with yogurt and fruit. Solid meals only happen about 2 to 3 times a week. Thankfully, so far I've been managing to adjust my activity level and and force liquids orally, so I don't think I'm getting dehydrated.

 

 

 

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I wasn't officially diagnosed, but all things considered, I'm smack dab in the middle of my healthy for height BMI and lost 12-15 pounds in the first trimester.  Sick all the time.  Morning, night.  I'm about 16/17 weeks now, and it is better than it was, but I'm still sick several times a day.  If I ate, I puked, if I didn't eat, I puked. 

 

The weight loss has stopped at least (though I have had more than one comment about how lucky I am to lose weight while pregnant...idiots).  I couldn't get anything prescribed, my docs for whatever reason, haven't been all that concerned.  It's my first pregnancy too, maybe I haven't been assertive enough, and there are a lot of people who brush it off a normal and act like you should just suck it up.  I don't like admitting that I'm uncomfortable, that I don't feel well, so in hindsight, I kind of deflect when they ask me how I feel.  As excited I am with my impending little one, I don't think I've ever felt as miserable as I have the past couple months.  It is better than it was, but I'm still not myself.  It's so hard to keep up with work, be a functioning human being, and feel this way.  I try not to let it impact my mood too much, at least not around other people, but I've decided that is a battle that I will ultimately loss.  Pregnancy doesn't last forever.  My new mantra!

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