My Journey with Hyperemesis Gravidarum

So I have been off the radar for 5 months now and I’m finally starting to feel better thank god. I have only vomited 5x in the past 9days and believe me that’s a record.. 

This time it wasn’t the silly IBS flaring up although at times it was quite similar. 

Early November I found out I was Pregnant! I didn’t think I could ever have kids so it was a massive shock to me. Then a week or so after that shit hit the fan. I just got sicker and sicker day after day week after week.

The visits to ED just got more and more regular and I was going in at least 3x a week just to get fluids – I was dehydrated badly. I couldn’t walk I couldn’t move I couldn’t stand for longer than 10 minutes or I would collapse. Everytime I ate or drunk I would vomit.. even from a little sip of water.  

I was diagnosed in middle of December with Hyperemesis Gravidarum – A complication in pregnancy that is characterized by persistent uncontrollable nausea and vomitting.


I have had round 6 admitions of 2+ nights and over 20 visits to the ED and that’s just in the last 5 months.. 

But I must say the doctors and staff were pretty good apart from only one awful triage nurse – had to wait in ED waiting room vomitting curled up shaking for 3 hours even other people were going upto the desk saying I really think that young lady needs to be seen.

Each time I would go in I would need the fluids and antimedics through IV. I always ended up getting dehydrated because I would vomit so much, I honestly couldn’t keep anything down! Not even a sip of water. 

During the admitions they saw how bad I really was. Shaking all the time and vomitting constantly. I would always need antinausea medication through the IV LINE then after a few different lots I would come right for a few hours at least anyway. But the vomitting always came back.. I was nausous all of the time. 

I had been put on Ondansteron 8mg, Cyclzine 25mg and also Maxalon 10mg but nothing was working. I would be popping so many pills in a day to try too stop they vomitting but they just wouldn’t work. Half the time I vomitting most of the pills up. The only time it would work was if it was fed to me through an IV line that it could go directly into my bloodstream. 

After a while they even decided to try me on Steriods – still these did not work. More hospital visits… I also ended up having a nutritional deficiency because I was vomitting so much. I needed B1 Thiamine otherwise it was going to start affecting my brain. 

I wasn’t putting on any weight was losing it and even now looking at me I do not even look pregnant! But my baby is in there still growing everyday (don’t ask me how)

Vomitting all day every day was awful. But it wasn’t just the vomitting I would have to be in bed all the time laying down I had no energy to watch TV go on my phone or do any work during that time, I couldn’t even pick up a book. I couldn’t do a massage I couldn’t even do my own nails let alone do my hair or makeup. 

It was the most awful time I got so depressed on multiple occasions. It has been the hardest time of my life even with all the IBS. I also suffer majorly from anxiety and I have never suffered with it this bad before. I was having panic attacks all of the time…. I didn’t want to do it anymore I wanted to give up on more than one occasion. I would be freaking out so much I then started hyperventilating.. I couldn’t feel my hands or my legs my eyes were at the back of my head my whole body was literally having shaking fits and had to either do the brown paper bag thing or have an oxygen mask on. 

The TACT team from Kensington visited me in Hospital twice during the past few months and I am now under Kensington Care – best thing that has happened. They have helped me understand my triggers and helped with my breathing and my whole overall mood. 

It has been so hard for people to understand unless they physically see me at my worst.

BUT….. this is all going to be worth it at the end of it I get a wee baby πŸ˜†πŸ˜€πŸ˜ 

That’s what I tell myself anyways.. 

I will be forever greatful to my number one fan.. my mother. Honestly this lady has put up with so much – even my own partner couldn’t stick around and handle it. (Now ex) Without my mum I wouldn’t be here today. I would have given up. She has given me so much hope and support and I am now living back with her and plan on being here for the first few months with my newborn baby girl.

Not only my mum was amazing but also my nana, sister and a select few friends – I am so lucky to have so much amazing support around me, and I will be forever greatful! 

I am now 20 weeks pregnant and I’m feeling so much better. I can actually have a shower by myself and go to the supermarket without fainting now. I even did my hair and makeup all pretty yesterday πŸ˜˜πŸ˜‡πŸ€—

Let’s just hope it lasts! 

Hyperemesis Gravidarum is an awful awful condition and it is so super hard for anyone to understand. I get so sick of people saying have you tried this and that? Yes I have tried it all – HG is different than just morning sickness… it is so so much worse and do not let anyone else tell you differently. Unless they physically live through it they just don’t understand! 


Have any of you suffered from HG? 

I would love to hear your stories! 

Coconut Oil – MY SKINS SAVIOR!!

I Love Coconut Oil!

I have such extremely dry skin which has just gotten so much worse since being sick and having IBS. I literally go through buckets of this stuff I love it! My number one use for it is after the shower or pool I completely lather myself in this super hydrating oil – it makes my skin feel amazing!!

Please note : That just because there are uses for it doesn’t mean it would 100% work for you. Everyone is different.

But I must say..

I love this stuff!

I have heard the best one to buy is Organic cold pressed virgin Coconut Oil but I am sure specific ones would be better for certain things so just do your research but this one is a good over all one!

Recent studies have shown that Coconut Oil offers lots of different health benefits and is good for lots of different reasons..

In cooking

Taken as a daily supplement

On skin as a moisteriser

Homemade lotion/soap/massage bars

Making own toothpaste

Homemade deodorant or to get rid of B.O

Eye makeup remover

Skin cleanser

Diaper cream

Lighten age spots

Prevent/help with stretch marks

Support healthy Thyroid function

To help get rid of cradle cap on babies

Topically to kill yeast or yeast infections

Massage oil

Helps boost metabolism

Help with hair frizz when using a small amount

Intensive night cream

Ingredient in body scrubs – mix with sugar

Lips – natural lip balm

Help skin heal after injury or infection

Natural conditioner

Hair mask

On nipples to sooth irritation

Sooth psoriasis and/or eczema

Regular ingestion to help boost overall health

Use as filling or ingredient in foods for energy boost

Rub on inside of nose to help alleviate allergy symptoms

Nursing mum can ingest daily to help increase milk supply and nutrients

Can help improve insulin levels

Oil Pulling – Natural teeth whiten and improves gum health

Help improve cholesterol levels

Speedy recovery from cold/flu

Can help reduce appearance of varicose veins

Helps with sunburn

Natural personal lubricant

Antibacterial skin cream

Anti-inflammatory properties help with arthritis

Can reduce itch in bites

Rubbed into scalp daily to promote hair growth

Help speed weight loss when consumed daily

Healing

On cuticles to help nail grow

Helps with dry skin

Yeast infections

Add to smoothies to give nutritional boost

Boost circulation

Internally and Externallly to speed recovery of UTIs

Shaving cream

Use in the sun

Can be used on pets

Insect repellent

Rash soother

Cold sores

Fungal infections

I know there are even more uses for the famous Coconut Oil out there but here it lots for you to sift through.

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