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TTC or Pregnant Hyperemesis Gravidarum Sufferers and Survivors #32
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Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:52 PM
Clarie, I swore DS would be an only child, but here I am again :-)
Ellen22 I get mine as the generic ondansatron from chemist warehouse for about $50 for 10x8mg tabs. That's the cheapest I could find. Haven't tried o/s.
There're things you can do to prevent it reoccurring as there's every likelihood it will if you do nothing. Don't mean to be all negative, I hope you are spared!
Posted 05 July 2014 - 09:30 AM
New to the group.
So glad to find some support though.
I am currently 16 weeks with DS3. My 2 boys are 6 and 2.
Each pregnancy has gotten worse. I was still vomiting the day after I had DS2.
Currently on Zofran wafers and so thankful that most days I am able to function.
I have been trying my best to "get on" with things but I am starting to feel it all catch up with me. The last two days especially even with medication I have been vomiting until exhausted.
Does these ease off at all??? Or is this the best I can expect? Some good days and some horrible ones?
Posted 05 July 2014 - 10:03 AM
Hi Mama Bear,
I hear you loud and clear- I am 28 weeks with my 2nd and am going through this too. It seems to me that there can be a lull for some of us at around 19- 22 weeks. I am finding that my wellness peaks and troughs after the 24 week mark, but in saying that I am still on the meds and unfortunately have break through vomiting at times even with the meds. At these points I have to slow down where possible otherwise my meds are useless. Obviously this is difficult to do, especially when you are busy with your family already. Please ask family or friends to help you if at all possible so that you can rest even for an hour here or there- it might just be enough to tide you over and let the meds be that tiny bit more effective. Hang in there because 20 weeks is just around the corner and you may be in for a lull in the nausea- fingers crossed. You are not alone in this and have all my empathy. I don't know what things you can tolerate but I have also taken some vit b and maxalon at the in between times of my zofran dosages and this tided me over a little. Can't say that I have always been able to keep these additional supplements down but sometimes it works! I am still having good and bad days but overall I feel I have improved in a 2 steps forward kind of way!
Posted 05 July 2014 - 03:02 PM
Hi mammals bear, I'm sorry you're doing it tough. Last pregnancy where I got very severe HG I did starts to improve for the 20 week mark. I started having more good days and less bad days. Though the nausea never totally left the vomining did eventually stop and I could eat certain foods without trouble.
This time around has been better for me due to early aggressive treatment (see my post above). I'm 24 weeks and still nauseated but functioning well.
Have you tried stemetil? It's helping me. Also an antacid eg pariet should be considered.
I hope things improve for you soon.
Posted 07 September 2014 - 03:29 PM
Hi ladies, this is my first time posting on an online forum but struggling with serve HG and found this sight. Reading all these stories some what makes me feel as if I'm not alone. My story I'll keep it as short as I can I am married and have 2 beautiful boys both were prem due to placenta arubtion. Neither boys I was sick with I felt morning sickness here and there but nothing what I am going through now. My husband and I decided we were happy with just the 2 boys but as time past we decided to try for one more precious baby. With our second it took us just over a year and half so we said we won't make it about having a baby if it happens it happens well it happened in the first month of trying we were over the moon I knew than this is what we definitely wanted anyhow exactly 2 days after finding out our blessing I started vomiting uncontrollable few days past this is still happening I was vomiting at least 20-30 times a day the thought of swallowing my own saliva sickened me. I was a shamed of not being able to handle morning sickness I had never heard about HG before 5 weeks went by 4.5 kilos gone. My body was so weak I couldn't even move around in my bed my husband had had enough he tried to talk to me about seeing a doctor this point I couldn't even have a conversation he called the ambulance. I was hospitalized with iv line I was then taught about HG I felt a little less silly. I'm home now on odanstron 3 times a day and only vomiting 5-10 times a day now. I'm still very weak and literally have no life my children are worroed about me my husband is all so stressed and tired he is a chef and works split shifts he is never home when he is he is doing the jobs I usually do. Its so bad I can't even get my son ready for school. Most days I spend crying in a ball just waiting for this pregnancy to be over. I'm worried about how depressed I am getting. The only sunshine I see lately is when I'm going for hospital trip to get fluids.:'(
Posted 07 September 2014 - 07:34 PM
Hi skybetts, sorry to hear you have hg. Your experience sounds a lot like my first pregnancy. My second has been better due to aggressive, preemptive treatment.
It's the pits, you feel like there's no end in sight and it sucks all the joy out of pregnancy. It's a horrible thing to experience. I'm glad you are getting the fluids and meds you need. Zofran is good and helps a lot of people, but there are other options you can try as well as zofran (ondansatron). Call mothersafe and get their advice, you can then take that advice to your doctor. Its worth trying everything to see what helps you.
Posted 07 September 2014 - 08:10 PM
Skybetts: I was in your position not long ago. It brought tears to my eyes reading your post because that was how I was. I'm now 11 weeks and I feel the HG is being managed better, I am able to function and vomit only once or twice a day. The thing is you need to get fluids whilst you are still vomiting so much. I found if I had a bad day of vomiting I was much worse the following day. I was hospitalized 3 times. Now I take a combination of maxolon, zofran and stematil. The stematil really kicked the nausea but it makes me tired. I sucked hydralyte ice blocks as much as possible. Once you are holding down liquid try to have soup or a biscuit. I liked Anzac biscuits. I also have to take it easy and not push myself. I have two small children also. I am in a better place now than I was a month ago, but still get a bit down.
Posted 10 September 2014 - 10:04 AM
Hi ladies Sorry to hear you are suffering with HG
I am writing a brief post about my HG journey. I am 37+5 weeks and have had HG the whole time (it did ease at 25 weeks but I still spew now)
I have had to find the money for ondansetron its not cheap in a small country town so I was in and out of hospital I lost a total of 10 kg by 25 weeks, I was bedridden and developed depression (PND). I am classed as having moderate-severe HG. I have been able to get ondansetron cheap since 23 weeks (Hospital chemist then the one in town got the cheaper version in) I pay $34 for 10x4mg tablets or wafers. I am hoping bub comes soon.
Hope you ladies have lots of fluffy days and get some relief soon
ETA I was diagnosed at 9 weeks after vomiting for 3 days and not keeping anything down
Edited by Iliketoflounce, 10 September 2014 - 10:05 AM.
Posted 23 September 2014 - 02:36 PM
Hi ladies, just wondering what the stats are with you ladies who like me had HG.... Did you have it will all of your pregnancies?
I had it with my son and just wondering if this time around it will be the same?
Posted 23 September 2014 - 05:16 PM
Google will generally tell you it has a 96% recurrence rate. My obstetrician who specialises in hg quoted a study that found a 15% recurrence, but in her experience she said it was more like 30%.
Anecdotally I've heard of 1 person not getting it the second time and countless who have.
I have had it with both, though better managed this time.
Posted 04 November 2014 - 08:31 AM
Hi ladies, I'm at early stages of HG at 9.5weeks really struggling to get out of bed. If a lay down I only vomit a few times a day.
I know this isn't a great question but what do/did you all manage to eat while suffering?
Any food ideas would be appreciated.
Posted 09 November 2014 - 03:06 PM
Toast with vegemite, cheese burgers frozen coke/fanta and that was about it
Some ladies in the FB group swear by potato and other high carb things
Posted 16 November 2014 - 07:22 PM
Toast and potatoes is a regular. I haven't tied soft drink but will give it a go.
Really struggling at the moment. 11 weeks in and I feel like it's stepped up to a new level.
Posted 27 April 2015 - 02:37 AM
As I do not recognise any of the names in this group, I had best introduce myself. I am Tiff (previously Bananafishbones), and I started this HG thread back in 2007 when going through my 6th, 7th and 8th HG journeys. How awesome to see that it is still going after almost 8 years!!
The original posters in this group have come and gone, their childbearing and HG days over, but I am so pleased to see that this is still a place where women suffering HG can come for support and information.
For me personally, as if dealing with a lack of understanding, opinions and judgement, from health professionals, friends and colleagues wasn't bad enough; HG also cost me 6 babies and my marriage. People just don't 'get it'. Unless you have had HG yourself, you can never understand what it is to suffer (and survive) HG. That's why I am so glad you girls have kept this thread going. It is such a essential resource and just knowing you are not alone is so important
For those suffering through HG at the moment, TTC or contemplating another pregnancy after HG; my thoughts are with you...
Sending hugs, strength, and non-spewky vibes.
Edited by zimmie, 29 April 2015 - 08:42 PM.
Posted 27 April 2015 - 12:36 PM
Hi Tiff I am interested contemplaiting more babies my current HG survivor is now 6 months I will PM you
Posted 27 April 2015 - 08:16 PM
Hi Tiff, I still pop in to check the board also. 3 HG pregnancies here, happy to participate when the time comes. This board kept me sane in the last pregnancy.
Posted 27 April 2015 - 09:34 PM
If only I knew of this group 9 months ago.
Will keep this in mind when (if) TTC. Fingers crossed I DONT get HG again
Posted 27 April 2015 - 09:52 PM
Hey tiff feel free to PM me if you like. I haven't been in this group (didn't know it was around until tonight )
Posted 31 May 2015 - 10:17 PM
As much as HG sucks its soooo good to finally "know" your not the only one. I DONT LIKE they fact others are suffering but FINALLY I feel like others do understand
Will remember this "if" we go again.
Posted 20 October 2015 - 10:45 AM
Thought I would bump this up and see if there is anyone else struggling this week?
I just found out last week that we are expecting no.4.
I have been given a prescription for Mirtazapine and I was wondering if anyone else has tried this? Or have tried this as a preventative?
Interested to hear everyone's experiences.
Feeling ok for the moment but started feeling sick in the mornings yesterday and today and I am only 4w5d.
Still have the usual Zofran so I am hoping if I keep on top of it I might just get through this.
Edited by Babyno4, 20 October 2015 - 11:07 AM.
Posted 10 November 2015 - 10:32 AM
Tell me please someone is there more than Zofran and Maxalon?
I am still throwing up even with maximum doses of both. I am maybe a day away from having to go back to hospital again.
My family is suffering. My kids are freaked. My DH has taken so much time off work to help me and look after them. It is getting ridiculous. I don't know what to do anymore.
DH and I had a very serious conversation, both of us crying, about potential termination.
It's not something I feel I can do. But I'm not sure how much longer I can go on like this.
I am only 8 and a half weeks along.
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