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Old Oct 25th, 2017, 21:01 PM   1
Renae93
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Stuck in Bed for Months


Hi everyone, new to this forum and to my 2nd Trimester. I am almost 15wks today, but my morning sickness has been very consistent since week 5. I feel like I have tried absolutely everything. Diclectin 4x a day, Vitamin B6, Preggie Pops, Gatorade, ginger, lemon juice, everything I can think of!!!

But I have pretty much been stuck in bed since week 5. I get out of bed to throw up many times a day, but can't get out into the rest of the house as it makes me throw up more. I swear there is a smell in my house, and to make it worse, I have not been able to clean my house since before pregnancy. It looks like a tornado literally swept through my house. Constipation makes my MS so much worse, but my hubby doesn't cook so I have been eating microwave meals and granola bars for a long time, and Lax-a-day (dr prescribed) every once in a while.

My mom said her MS with my sister and I didn't calm down till 24wks. I have dropped into a complete depression, crying every day. I have actually debated about moving into a hotel, as I have spent $100s on candles and scent plug ins so I could go to the living room to watch a movie with my hubby. Still hasn't happened, I end up throwing up the whole time no matter what.

How do I get out of this rut???? Have I run out of options and am now on bed rest for the rest of my pregnancy? It's my first baby and my DR hasn't been informative at all.



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Old Oct 25th, 2017, 21:08 PM   2
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Sounds like may be time to have a consult with another dr. Have they offered any anti nausea meds to you?



 
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Old Oct 25th, 2017, 21:13 PM   3
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Sounds like may be time to have a consult with another dr. Have they offered any anti nausea meds to you?
Yes, he prescribed Diclectin the first week I went to see him (wk 5), and I had to use that every day since and it helped a little bit. But about 3 weeks ago it suddenly started making my sickness worse, and I kept trying to use it, but I couldn't handle it anymore so had to quit.



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Old Oct 25th, 2017, 21:16 PM   4
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Sounds like may be time to have a consult with another dr. Have they offered any anti nausea meds to you?
Yes, he prescribed Diclectin the first week I went to see him (wk 5), and I had to use that every day since and it helped a little bit. But about 3 weeks ago it suddenly started making my sickness worse, and I kept trying to use it, but I couldn't handle it anymore so had to quit.
I think I would ask for another option! sorry things are so tough



 
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Old Oct 25th, 2017, 22:02 PM   5
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Oh no, that sounds absolutely miserable. I had terrible nausea up until week 14, when it finally started to clear. I had the constipation too which does make it worse. By that point I was tearful and had had enough. So I really understand how horrid it is - and it sounds like you have a more extreme case than me.

Is there a way you can spend a bit of money ordering in some nourishing soups and broths, or asking someone to come and help prepare some good food for you? Microwave meals are okay for a stop-gap but they may not be helping with the nausea or constipation. Do you have a blender to make smoothies, if you could stomach those? Liquid-y foods help with the constipation. Prunes help me a lot. Can you put lavender or citrus oil onto a handkerchief to breathe into when you move around the house or watch a movie? Is there a way to get a little bit of fresh air each day, even if it's a short walk up the street or sitting outside sipping on some mint tea or hot water?

And definitely talk to your doctor again. The MS should be easing soon but it's very hard to believe that when you're in the thick of it. Tell them that your mum had it til 24 weeks and ask how you're supposed to get through til then. Their goal needs to be to help you get to a point where you feel okay and able to enjoy some of your pregnancy. Keep us updated on how you're getting on....



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Old Oct 25th, 2017, 22:04 PM   6
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ps. can your husband do a clean of the house while you're unable to? Or is it possible to pay a cleaner to come for a one-off?



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Old Oct 25th, 2017, 23:26 PM   7
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Oh no, that sounds absolutely miserable. I had terrible nausea up until week 14, when it finally started to clear. I had the constipation too which does make it worse. By that point I was tearful and had had enough. So I really understand how horrid it is - and it sounds like you have a more extreme case than me.

Is there a way you can spend a bit of money ordering in some nourishing soups and broths, or asking someone to come and help prepare some good food for you? Microwave meals are okay for a stop-gap but they may not be helping with the nausea or constipation. Do you have a blender to make smoothies, if you could stomach those? Liquid-y foods help with the constipation. Prunes help me a lot. Can you put lavender or citrus oil onto a handkerchief to breathe into when you move around the house or watch a movie? Is there a way to get a little bit of fresh air each day, even if it's a short walk up the street or sitting outside sipping on some mint tea or hot water?

And definitely talk to your doctor again. The MS should be easing soon but it's very hard to believe that when you're in the thick of it. Tell them that your mum had it til 24 weeks and ask how you're supposed to get through til then. Their goal needs to be to help you get to a point where you feel okay and able to enjoy some of your pregnancy. Keep us updated on how you're getting on....
Thank you so much, this is all very helpful, I will try this all! And the handkerchief idea is very smart, I carried around a little bottle of lemon juice for a while but that got tiring haha!

My hubby has helped to the best of his ability but he is having trouble keeping up with the cleaning as well as his busy work schedule (lol and his cleaning ideas are a bit different than mine...). I feel horrible asking him for more help I know the whole "he's carrying this baby too" saying, but I feel that my MS has caused me to be way more high maintenance than he is able to deal with. I keep reminding myself it's only temporary though!!!



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Old Oct 26th, 2017, 01:19 AM   8
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you poor thing!!!! i haven't had this but it really seems like you need another doctor... a doctor that really listens to you and has different ideas to try when you are having a major problem, like the MS. i hope it eases up for you!!! sending comforting vibes your way. hang in there!



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2017, 11:25 AM   9
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That sounds awful, so sorry.
Unfortunately hundreds of dollars on candles Is just a waste of money. The candle wax itself will just put more chemicals and soot in the air, so if it is an air quality issue this is the worst thing. See if you can boil some water with cinnamon and lemon to refresh the air, hire or ask someone to help clean up. Get friends or family to drop off a few premade meals. Even Frozen home made ones are way better than the ones from the grocery store, Unfortunately some women have really bad sickness throughout, so just understand that you aren't going to be At top speed and it is ok. It isn't your fault and you shouldn't feel guilty about it. Just ask for help.



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2017, 11:36 AM   10
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ive had the same experience, but I'm coming out of it at 12 weeks.

What was your medication regime when you were taking it?

What was helpful for me was:
5am - 50mg gravol
6am - 2 diclectin
7am - 75mg Zantac
11am - 50mg gravol
12 noon - 2 diclectin
5pm - 50mg gravol
6pm - 2 diclectin
7pm - 75mg Zantac
11pm - 50mg gravol
12midnight - 2 diclectin

Set alarms on your phone and don't miss a dose.

If you have family ask them to come clean your house for you, or get your husband or cleaners in. I switched my daughters bathtime soap because it made me sick. I asked people not to wear perfume. I switched detergents too. My bathrooms still have a smell that make me sick even though I'm only throwing up about once a day or every few days now. I was off work on medical leave and will be going back soon.

I hope it eases up in the next few weeks Hun xx. Truly the hardest part of pregnancy for some of us!



 
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