I thought this might be a good way to introduce ourselves.
1- Are you currently pregnant? How far along are you? Do you have older children? Did you have HG with them? 2- What kind of symptoms are you experiencing? 3- What is your current treatment plan? 4- How are you coping right now?
Alternatively, feel free to join in if you have had HG with a previous pregnancy. Are you thinking about getting pregnant again but afraid to be sick again? All are welcome!
1- 8 weeks pregnant tomorrow, second pregnancy. Had HG with my first too, but this time seems a little worse. DD is 20.5 months old. 2-So far I am down 10 lbs and was in the ER for fluids and meds last week. I am very nauseous most of the time and find that even on medicine the only thing that makes things bearable is to lie down. I am having a hard time providing care to DD. I am getting weaker and have trouble keeping fluids down most days. 3- On 4 mg of zofran every 4 hours and taking diclegis at night. My MW wants me to start with a zofran pump, which I am kind of freaked out about. I am also ordered to work from home until further notice. Things eased up about 14/15 weeks last time, so really hoping that stays the same. 4- Some days I am really sad. When I have a bout of getting really sick I usually cry after. DD gets upset seeing me sick and doesn't understand why I can't play with her or go for a walk. I sometimes feel if I had a mc it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. I know I will be enthusiastic about this pregnancy once I start feeling better. DH has been a rockstar, so major kudos to him. Once I started feeling better with DD, I had a relatively easily pregnancy and delivery. So that is a positive I am hoping to carry over to this pregnancy too
Post by fyoubumpmay on Apr 24, 2015 16:09:25 GMT -5
1- Are you currently pregnant? How far along are you? Do you have older children? Did you have HG with them? Yup, 19 weeks pregnant with #2. My first is 8 months old and I had HG with her too.
2- What kind of symptoms are you experiencing?
Nausea and vomiting, though the vomiting has subsided since I started Diclegis. Now I only vomit a couple times per week, as opposed to the multiple times per day I was experiencing before. Last pregnancy, the most I ever lost was 4 lbs, but this time, I ended up losing 11. Luckily, I've been able to gain 4 of those back since starting Diclegis and I hope to see the number on the scale continue to rise. No hospital visits for me yet, luckily, but I didn't have any last time either until the final 2 weeks, when I was hospitalized 3 times.
3- What is your current treatment plan? Diclegis once per day. Zofran did absolutely nothing for me this time or last (unless administered via an IV), so it's been nice to find something that's actually been effective.
4- How are you coping right now? I'm good! Like I said, the symptoms calmed down around week 15 and I'm only vomiting a couple of times per week now, which is a relief. I have to admit, I was second guessing my decision to get pregnant again during the month of the 11 lb weight loss, but now I'm feeling pretty good and just hope everything continues to go smoothly!
1. I am almost 12 weeks with my third little one (4th pregnancy). I have had HG with my other pregnancies as well, but it has been getting a little bit better with each pregnancy.
2. I am nauseous pretty much around the clock, and struggle to keep anything in my system, but this time it gets really bad at night. And I have been battling some lower digestive issues as well, which is completely new this time around. Last I had checked I was only down a couple of pounds, but I only weighed 105lbs to start, so that couple of pounds is still a bit of a concern.
3. Current treatment is unisom/B6 (which is the same thing as diclegis) and zofran as needed. Also, IV fluids if I can't keep food or liquids in for 16 or so hours.
4. I am just taking it day by day. In hindsight, there have been a few times I should have gone in for IVs but I didn't. These pregnancies have definitely taken a toll on our marriage and I have officially come to terms with the fact that I won't be able to have the big family I always wanted. With my son it lasted until 25 or so weeks and then got a million times better and with my daughter it only went on until about week 18 or 19, so I am hopeful it will be staring to fade soon with this one.
Post by jumpingpuddles on Apr 24, 2015 19:53:37 GMT -5
1. Currently 11w with baby #3. I have an almost 7 yr old daughter and a 3 yr old son. I have only been officially diagnosed with HG with #1, but I started treatment at the first sign of it for the next 2 and have managed much better. 2. I have all day nausea, and many, many aversions. Constipation is horrible because of the Zofran, plus I had my gallbladder removed right after my daughter was born, so digestive issues in general are pretty bad right now. 3. I feel very lucky that I can keep vomiting at bay with just one daily Zofran. My insurance tried to be cheap and limit me this time, but one day skipped and I threw up 3 times in one hour of being awake. I start to feel pretty bad by dinner, but I don't actually throw up and it makes the constipation more manageable to limit the Zofran. 4. I'm just counting the weeks, and feeling thankful that I'm managing as well as I am. Some days are hard when I just want to eat like a normal person, but I know it could be way worse. I remember that before I was hospitalized and started Zofran with my daughter I thought to myself there's no way I can ever do this again, but early and aggressive treatment has made the next two a lot easier.
cnbpa3027 where are you going to get the fluids? The ER? My MW said 24 hours, but I go most days 16 hrs without keeping anything down. I probably would benefit from more fluids. Hoping it gets better for you even earlier this time
jumpingpuddles my MW recommended papaya enzyme for constipation. It's just a chewable tablet that's easier to try and take than a pill. Might be worth checking out? Hope you get some relief soon!
I don't remember exactly where the 16 hours came from, I think given my history it is assumed that if I can't keep anything down for a few hours, it is a pretty sure thing I am going to need fluids well before I hit that 24 hour mark.
As for where I get the fluids, we have lived in different places and had different circumstances for every pregnancy, but my husband has been able to give me some at home, or I have had to go to the hospital. My last pregnancy the hospital had a special hydration station( I guess you could call it that). It was a big room that had comfy chairs and beds that could be curtained off with nurses administering/monitoring fluids and meds.
1- Are you currently pregnant? How far along are you? Do you have older children? Did you have HG with them?
I'm currently 8 weeks pregnant with my second child. DD is 17 months. I was never officially diagnosed with HG, but I assume I had it by the sickness and amount of weight I lost.
2- What kind of symptoms are you experiencing? Right now I'm just constantly sick. I have no appetite because I feel like vomiting constantly. I've lost about 5lbs already. With my last, I lost 15lbs and was sick up to about 20weeks. 3- What is your current treatment plan? Currently taking Reglan, but it's not doing much. I have a new dr. So we're going to have to try something different. 4- How are you coping right now? Not great. I feel so lazy, and like a terrible parent/wife. I just can barely get myself up to do much right now. It's the worst.
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