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210400 tn?1325384170
Can't keep anything down...
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!
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Hi.  Sorry to hear you're feeling so lousy.

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.
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210400 tn?1325384170
Actually your advice sounds great! Maybe if I slow down a bit and take a few breaks it'll help!
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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.
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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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