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My chiropractor told me to come here and ask you mommas about this. I'm about 3 mths pregnant and have lost over 15 lbs. I'm tall and am a little under 125 lbs. I take half a zofran in the morning (they are almost $50 each after taxes) to get me to where I can keep down some liquids. I take morning sickness magic(b6 and ginger) when I can keep it down and it really helps(just not enough) I've taken unisom with the b6, But I've only kept it down 2 times in the last week. I'm really thirsty but I won't be able to drink and keep it down. It's like this every day when my meds wear off around 2 pm till 8 the next morn. I've eaten today and kept down 1 tea and 1 juice but I'm starting to get dehydrated I think. All ideas would be appreciated. I feel really bad. I thow up all day even with medicine.
 

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Honey, do you have hyperemesis gravidarum? Your post reads like text book symptoms. I have it. It sucks.<br><br><a href="http://www.hyperemesis.org" target="_blank">www.hyperemesis.org</a><br><br>
Usually it should get better around week 20, but that's not always the case for everyone. You should already have a diagnosis of HG if you're on zofran.<br><br>
It's not uncommon to lose that much weight. You're dehydrated and malnourished. And you're not alone. This is my 3rd pregnancy with it.
 

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oh have i been there! i have had to try countless meds to control my hyperemesis. what works for me now is remeron.<br><br>
please seek out a doctor that is experienced with this, it is a very serious problem and you can get extremely ill from it.
 

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Yes. DO NOT mess with this, it can be really bad for both you & baby if it is not properly treated. You need a dr. who is able to fight your insurance like crazy for the zofran if that is what works.<br><br>
Even WITH zofran every 6 hours, my baby only made it to 32 weeks, and I never gained any weight. (The good news is I was still able to have a great natural birth, and breastfeed.) I hate to think of what would have happened without that stuff. I probably wouldn't be here writing this message.<br><br>
Stuff you can try in the mean time: ginger, benadryl, and the non-drowsy motion sickness (i.e. dramamine non-drowsy type) medicine all have worked for some people.
 

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Thank you all for responding. I interviewed? 2 homebirth midwives today and they suggested mj. I talked to another midwife today and she said that she can work with my insurance to get them to pay for some of it so that I can take more a day and to take a unisom with a b vitamin before bed. I'll let you know if I find something that works and yes I have hg. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> This is my 3rd time with it, but it is worse than I thought possible. I'm wondering if I might have to go with a dr instead of a mw if this keeps up. I'm sorry that you moms have gone through this-- though selfishly it helps to know that I'm not alone. Thanks
 

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I had hyperemesis with my first two. I didn't have any kind of meds for it then - wish I did! I lost at least 15 pounds with each too.<br><br>
With my third I was sick but no hg. It was an awful sick though. With this one I am SO SICK. I don't have hg, but it's almost as bad. It's like the feeling of hg, without the vomitting.<br><br>
NO ONE understands except us who have it or have been through it. It's so devastating. All day and night, never ending.<br><br>
I do think my diet (high protein) has helped this time. I just started Wild Yam tincture. I take Sepia for nausea too. Anything to help.<br><br>
I want you to get some help with this. IV fluids would make me feel SO good for a few days when I had hg. Good luck!
 

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i used mj with my last pregnancy and it really helped, but with this pregnancy it didnt help. i lost 40 lbs in two months. it was really horrible. i had to see a specialist and get the remeron, and many iv treatments and er visits. i was so scared my throat was going to blow out. i know my teeth are RUINED from the hg.<br><br>
dont hesitate going to a doctor for treatment-you can go to the site <a href="http://www.helpher.org" target="_blank">www.helpher.org</a> that is a hg site and forum and there are lsits of doctors that are experienced with hg and sympathetic to our needs.<br><br>
big hugs mama!
 
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