Ok so this isn't my first pregnancy (4th) and I've always had problems with hyperemesis during pregnancy. I am hopeful that some of you may have some good "tricks" to get rid of this. I'm 13 weeks pregnant and with my last two pregnancies I had to have a PICC line (IV) throughout the pregnancy. As of now I'm down 8lbs. I would like to try a few other things before I make that call to the doc and they tell me I'm heading for IV's again. I have been prescribed: Phenagren, Zofran, and Suppositories. However, my youngest is only 16mths old so I can't be sleeping all the time...Plus I am taking 22 credits this semester. I'm also a certified Medical Assistant so anything that my book has suggested I've tried. Please any suggestions would be great!!! Thanks so much in advance!
I have never had hypermeisis (sp), but have had pretty rough m/s. With my first it was so bad -- I would throw up 3-4-5 sessions, and when I say sessions, I mean each session would be throwing up 3 or 4 times. Yuck!
I lost 10 pounds my first trimester, but managed to gain 35+ pounds by pregnancy end...and the m/s stopped after the first trimester.
With my second, I had the m/s but I hated throwing up so much that I would just stop what I was doing, sit down and take long, slow, deep breaths. It didn't get rid of the m/s, but it did keep me from throwing up everything.
Now with my third, the m/s was pretty rough and again I did the deep breathing. I still lost 5 pounds, but it worked for me. Thankfully the m/s stopped again after the first trimester (although I pretty nasty heartburn/indigestion!).
I realize this doesn't seem like a "medical" way to help, but since you've tried so many other things, just thought I'd throw it out there. I know I would have tried anything to feel better!
Also, I ate whatever sounded good -- even if it went against the advice of not spicy, etc. (obviously nothing harmful), but if chips and salsa sounded good, I would eat that over saltines.
I hope you feel better soon -- let me know how you're doing.
I had it severely with my 1st pregnancy. The only thing I could keep down was warm coke and blt sandwiches. It was crazy - I hate tomatoes but if I didn't have it on the sandwich I couldn't keep it down.
I have had all day sickness with this pregnancy, I lost 11 pounds in 2 weeks. I was also given Zofran, it helped sometimes but not always. I didn't cook, if I had to smell it/see it cooking it made me sick, also whatever sounds good, eat it. Try not to move to fast after you eat, if I try to do something as soon as I'm done eating I vomit. My doc did have me drink 1-2 Boosts a day. And I was able to sip on them and keep them down, so the baby was getting nutrients. I also lived on Popsicles (not the fruit bars, just plain posicles) and grape koolaid. Good luck, I hope it doesn't last your entire pregnancy.
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