FAQ - Hyperemesis Gravidarum
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Anyone else suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum?


i know i asked earlier but got no answers.Hyperemesis gravidarum is what i have. has anyone else gone through it?? i have already been hospitalized once and dont wanna go back! anyone have any insights of what could help me? i am being treated right now but still...how ong does this go on for?? someone help please! i am so miserable!
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I suffered through it! It sucks horribly!!! I started at about 3 weeks preggo and then it slowed down(didn't stop completely) when I was about 6 months. I was also hospitalized 4 times(was in hospital for thankgiving and christmas and new years, fun!) and they tried everything! even the steriods stop working after about 2 days. I lost tons of weight(5'1 and got down to 90 pds) and had to be put on iv for like 3 months. It sucked, but my son was born happy and healthy at almost 8 pds! There was nothing that worked for me other than grin and bear it pretty much, oh and gatorade(because it comes up the same way it goes down, so it's not so bad as like gingerale and other stuff) I just sipped on gatorade for 3 months basically. It will be over before you know it and then when your little bundle comes into this world you'll *almost* forget it ever happened. well maybe not since my son is 2 now and i'm scared to have another! good luck and remember it won't last forever:~)  (+ info)

does anyone know about hyperemesis gravidarum?


did you ever have that during pregnancy? if so what was it like for you and can you give me some tips on how to cope with this. thank you!
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Yes I had hyermesis the first 4 1/2 months of my pregnancy. I lost about 8lbs on my already small frame. I had to have my husband drive me to the hospital around 8 weeks because I was so weak I could barely walk. I threw up everything including water and gatorade morning and night. The only thing that semi helped me was the prescription zofran. Its kind of pricey and some insurances don't cover the full thing. Although it didn't give me any of my energy back it did stop me from throwing up everything and helped me get back to my pre pregnancy weight. Now I'm in my 8th month and feel much better and I think all the nauseous ness was worth my growing baby :)   (+ info)

Anyone her ever had Hyperemesis gravidarum, morning sickness?


I have concerns about severe morning sickness, because both my sisters suffered this, however my mother did not.

They were dehydrated and so sick they could not eat or move. Has anyone here ever had this? and if so, how did you get through it?

I'm really scared. I think i may be pregnant now and im not even excited. I have heard some women have to abort their babies.

Please let me know your experiences.
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I have it and I am controlling it with medication. I have actually had to try a few different kinds before I found one that worked for me. The most common ones are Zofran, Reglan, and Phenagrine. They are all very effective medicines but they all work with your body in different ways. Also, I would still throw up even with the medication (WAY less than without it though) because of all of the acid in my stomach being pushed up, so my doctor recommended that I take Zantac 75 twice a day. With that and my medication (I take Reglan now) I haven't thrown up in two weeks and three days now! I'm sooooo so happy.

This baby is worth so much more to me than my sickness. There were times in the beginning before I had gotten my medication where I felt so cheated out of a positive pregnancy experience (my mom and every other pregnant woman in my family never even threw up once!!). But through all of the hell I know this is worth it. It doesn't have to be as bad for you if you do have this problem. If you are pregnant, just see your doctor ASAP and tell them that you cannot even hold down water and you feel severely dehydrated from vomiting and you need some prescription medications for this problem.  (+ info)

Does anyone know anybody who has suffered hyperemesis gravidarum in 1st pregnancy but not in 2nd pregnancy?


I had HG (severe sickness all day every day) for the whole of my 1st pregnancy 3 years ago. Was unable to keep down food or water which led to dehydration and severe weight loss (18% of body weight) despite being on drugs to control the sickness. Everyone I have ever come across that has had this condition has suffered it in subsequent pregnancies. At the time I swore I would never have another baby, but my little boy has brought us so much happiness that we really want to give him a brother or sister, so hubby and I are planning a second child, just wondered if there is any chance this will not happen again?
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Wow, what a coincidence...my best friend's wife has given birth three times. The first & third she suffered HG, the second she didn't. I'm not sure the exact reasons, and from what I understand her doctor was quite puzzled as well. I think it's a crapshoot. Good luck to you & your husband God bless.  (+ info)

Has anyone ever severely suffered from Hyperemesis Gravidarum and if so, for how long? What was the worst?


I had it with a couple of my pregnancies. One for 5 months-I lost 20 pounds and only gained back 1o in the last 2 1/2 months. The other pregnancy I was sick for the whole nine months. I lost 35 pounds and gained back 6 after I was put on medication. I couldnt even keep water down. I was put on Zofran(a cancer med)to stop the vomiting. IT worked. You might talk to your doctor about getting the medicine. The worst part about it was the damage it did to my teeth and esophagus(sp). My teeth have no enamal on the back of them anymore from all the vomiting, and I had tears in my esophagus from all the vomiting. It still tears very easily if I am sick or cough hard. Talk to your doctor about getting meds to help. NObody wants to spend nine months puking hundreds of times a day!(which is what I did)  (+ info)

Does Hyperemesis Gravidarum / Bicornuate Uterus cause miscarriage?


I have had 5 pregnancies. 2 healthy babies, 1 stillborn, 2 miscarriages, one of which was twins. I am now trying for another.
I have had severe sickness (HG) which got worse after each pregnancy, after my second baby, found out I have a heart shaped uterus (BU). I was 118lbs. pre pregnancy weight.(not a very healthy weight for 5'6 Could these have had an effect on the miscarriages?
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I found out after my second baby was born too. I have had no trouble with miscarriages or anything but I have heard of some people who have had trouble conceiving or carrying babies. You should talk to your doctor and see what he has to say about it.  (+ info)

Has anyone else had Hyperemesis gravidarum?


Just curiouse if anyone had hyperemesis gravidarum so severely that they had a PICC line place and were put on TPN. Also, did you have another child after that experience? I had all the above plus bedrest and am wondering what my chances might be of getting it that severe again if I had another child.
Angelic Melody, I'm glad someone knows what I'm talking about. The two answres before you didn't make sense. Anyway, I only had one child and she was definately worth all the trouble. But I really, really, really don't want to have that again.
Rugbratmom, I'm glad I had the PICC line because I wouldn't be alive without it, but I do have a permanent scar on my arm. They tried the whole, sticking me for an IV every other day but my doctor said it wasn't possible to keep doing that til the pregnancy was over. So, in a way the PICC line was helpful, but I did hate it at the time.
mauimomma, I totally believe you and don't think you are exaggerating. I know when I went through that ordeal nobody believed me. I would tell them that I was throwing up 10-15 times a day. I wasn't able to eat anything, I wasn't even able to drink water, not even a sip! Sometimes I would throw up every 10 min for an hour even though there was nothing but bile coming up. They gave me the dissolvable Zofran (probably what you had, the med they give to chemotherapy patients) because I couldn't swallow pills. It all started around 5 weeks and lasted til I was 28 weeks. I was so weak I stopped talking and my husband had to mix my TPN, because I wasn't able to get out of bed. The PICC line did save my child and me. Now for the, do I want another one? Well, I'm terrified to have another one because of this. I talked to my OB doc today and she said it's likely that it could happen again to that extent. I would like another child, but I'm trying to see what other women have done who have lived
through this. Thank you for sharing your story with me.
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Yes,I dealt with HG during my pregnancy with twins.It was the absolute worse time of my life!It started at 5 weeks and lasted through 26 weeks.I then was put on bedrest untill 29 weeks when I went into early labor and had to be pumped with magnesium twice in 48 hours to try to stop my labor from progressing.So I had to stay in the hospital for 6 weeks while dilating from 1 to 7 centimeters.Then my baby girl and baby boy were born a month early,with only minor setbacks,that let us return home after 8 days.Anyhow,while having HG I was in and out of the hospital,took meds they give to Cemotherapy patients,had the at-home IV which I had to reinsert every other day,had a rare condition(it began with a T - can't remember the name)where I couldn't even swallow my own saliva(I sat around with a small bowl to spit into - like I was chewing tabacco),most days I couldn't even keep down ice let alone food,and I was so enemic that I'd pass out sometimes just walking to the bathroom.Needless to say,I couldn't take care of myself,so luckily my husband worked for his father and took around 2 months off of work.The rest of that pregnancy time we moved in,temporarily,with the in-laws so his mom could help me.For the last portion of my ordeal I had a psychologist coming to see me because I litteraly wanted to die.It is impossible to explain all this to people without them giving me a look as if I am sooooo exagerating what I went through.It was my own living hell and if, God forbid, something happened to my kids,I would try to adopt.My husband got a vesectomy when the twins were 3 months old-that is how serious we were to never go through that again.Since then(3 years ago)I have met only one woman who went through all of that - and she actually got pregnant and dealt with it all over again to have a second child.I believe you need to be a tiny bit crazy to put your body through that more than once.Besides,how can you be totally dependent on others while you have another child at home that needs you?But,if you are determined to give it another shot,more power to you and I wish you all the luck in the world.!Let me know what happens.Bye for now.  (+ info)

Hyperemesis gravidarum (morning sickness and sever morning sickness)?


please answer. im doing a paper on Hyperemesis and if you reply it would help.
even if you didnt have hypermesis respond so i can compare them

When did the symptom begin and how severe were they. what symptoms did you get?
When did they noticeably stop or fade away?
Did you have to take prescriptions,pill,or food that helped are were told would help? what were they..did they help?
Has it cause you to not want kids again?
When were you diagnosed(if you have Hyperemesis gravidarum)
How did those around you seem to react, or feel. (your view on it)
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When did the symptom begin and how severe were they. what symptoms did you get?

Started at week 6. I felt like I was on a boat out to see until I was at week 9.


When did they noticeably stop or fade away?

They started to fade at week 16, but I still got sick until week 19


Did you have to take prescriptions,pill,or food that helped are were told would help? what were they..did they help?

I took 3 different pills to help it, the only one that worked was Zofran. I was also put on the BRAT diet. Bananas, Rice, Apples (no skin) Toast (dry or unsalted water) and was told to drink lots of water, 100% fruit juice or Gatorade. It helped get food in me, but I still didn't want to eat.


Has it cause you to not want kids again?

I had it with my first child, didn't have it with my second child and had it again with my 3rd. When you have it you cry, never again! But once it passes you are glad you did.


When were you diagnosed(if you have Hyperemesis gravidarum)
At 14 weeks

How did those around you seem to react, or feel. (your view on it)
My husband was in Iraq, he just wished he was home to help with those weeks because I literally could do nothing without puking everywhere.


I don't know if you know this, but there is medical research that shows that more often women who are diagnosed with this tend to have girls more than they have boys. In my case this was true. My 1st and 3rd are both girls, my 2nd was a boy.

Hope this helps you out.  (+ info)

Do I have hyperemesis gravidarum?


How do you know if you have hyperemesis gravidarum? I am sick day and night. The thing is, I can eat. I feel fine when I am eating (for the most part) But about an hour after I puke up whatever is left in my tummy. Is this a sign of hyperemesis gravidarum? Or am I just really really sick?
My doc gave me meds. But they do nothing.
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hyperemesis gravidarum and anemia... anyone else have both?


When I was 7 weeks pregnant, I starting getting very sick and was hospitalized on numerous occasions for IV fluids over the next 4 months. I was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum, which i am still coping with, but with the help of medication (zofran). I am now 28 weeks and have just been diagnosed with anemia as well (and also borderline gestational diabetes). I have heard that this can cause premature babies quite frequently. I was just wondering if anyone else has gone through this and had a perfectly healthy baby delivered at term (not early)??
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I suffered from hyperemesis with both of my pregnancies. With my first, the hyperemesis was all that was wrong with me. He was born past term and a healthy weight. My second child was a whole other story. I suffered from such bad hyperemesis with him that after several trips to the hospital for fluids (between weeks 7 to 12) I was finally given a PICC line. I continued to administer fluids everyday at home until 30 weeks. I also took zofran (which really didn't help). At 31 weeks, I was well enough to take the PICC line out but I continued the zofran via pill. At 33 weeks, I started getting sick again (nausea, diarrhea but no vomiting). I was admitted to the hospital and they ran tests to find that I was anemic. They put me on more medicine but it didn't help. He was born at 34 weeks. He spent 4 weeks in the NICU but today he is a perfectly healthy toddler.

My advice: Just be diligent with your doctor. If your symptoms start to get worse now that you are anemic, don't hesitate to go to the ER. Get the fluids and get the meds! I think that I waited too long thinking that I just had a virus or something instead of listening to my body and getting help. Good Luck! Hope you carry to term!  (+ info)

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