Post # 1
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
I’m sitting here, in my office at my desk at 25 weeks pregnant. One of my coworkers noticed me standing around with my keys in my hands and asked if I was okay. I said oh yeah, I’m just going to throw up– but someone just walked in and it’s just awkward to vomit with someone in the stall next to you. She proceeded to ask the other person to speed it up… and I just spent 15 minutes in the restroom throwing up everything I’ve consumed today. Including some blood. And a phlegm-y looking thing that seriously would have worried me earlier in pregnancy if you could vomit baby parts.
Now I am in no way complaining about being pregnant. I always say I have no complaints. I feel miserable, though. I think I’m breaking out in hives. It’s never happened before, but I’m all red and splotchy… and not the normal puffy and teary after I vomit. I’ve been pretty violently ill since 6 weeks and was taking Zofran. I stopped taking it because I don’t throw up every day any more… but man, when I do, it’s a freaking fountain!
Really I just needed to vent.
Is anyone else miserably sacrificing their insides to the porcelain god?
Post # 3
Oh no! You poor thing 🙁 I never felt even the slightest bit nauseated for a single moment — I’m one lucky duck. But in my *cough* old age, I’ve gotten the kind of hangovers where you’re vomiting single sips of water until 5 and 6PM, so I am at least somewhat familiar with the feeling. Every day though? Yuck! Hope things improve for you soon … *hugs*
Post # 4
@Mrs. Gremmlin: Oh… I’m not pregnant, I just wanted to tell you that I hope you are able to get some relief soon.
Post # 5
I’m really really sorry you are still so sick. I got through with only dry heaving and nausea…but my MIL still tells shocking stories of her hyperemesis (which was undiagnosed and untreated). Obviously, her child (my DH), wasn’t effected by it, but she was scared out of having more than one. You are one tough trooper not to complain about it!
Post # 6
Oh gosh that is awful!! Luckily I am mostly past my vomiting stage. i still get random bursts of nausea but I only vomit 2-3 times a week and it is usually if I wait too long to eat haha isnt it weird how we talk about vomiting like its super normal. No biggie, it’s only a few times a week. pregnancy is fun…
Post # 7
I’m sorry 🙁 this is exactly what I am terrified of when(if.. Hopefully) I get pregnant. Hang in there girlfriend!
Post # 8
@Mrs. Gremmlin: it;s ok if you *are* complaining, pregnancy is tough! You feel terrible and its ok to say that – AND you’re on a pregnancy forum where people understand it’s not easy. I’ve heard some people say pregnant woman should never complain because lots of women can’t have babies or struggle to TTC and would love to be in our position or whatever, and that really irritates me.
I can’t empathise with the nausea so much but ive had strong headaches every bloody day for months. i dont want to take painkillers every day so im just being miserable and tetchy and trying to sleep it off
Post # 9
Aw I’m so sorry you poor thing. I hope you get some relief soon. 🙁
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
@iarebridezilla: You are a lucky duck! I have a pretty sensitive stomach, so I wasn’t shocked that I was sick… but 6.5 months is a little excessive!
@runningcali: Thanks! Every time I think I’m done throwing up… it just happens again. Some day I’ll stop.
@KH: I’ve told my husband that if he wants a second, we’re adopting. I love feeling her kick, but I’d really like to keep my head out of the toilet.
@SaraP2012: Man, isn’t it annoying that if we don’t eat, we throw up… but if we eat too much, we throw up, too?
@Artificial-Sweetener: Don’t worry… it’s fairly uncommon to be this sick for this long. Though I have to admit, the more people I talk to, the more I realize it’s not incredibly uncommon.
@newname_99: I’m sorry about your headaches. I have migraines so I totally understand your plight. It sucks!!
Awww… I can’t thank you guys enough for the kind words and words of support!!
Post # 11
I’m so sorry you’re still experiencing such horrible morning sickness. I had morning (all day) sickness from 6-17 weeks and it was so exhausting and frustrating! I seriously think you deserve a medal.
Post # 12
@Mrs. Gremmlin: Aww girl I am so sorry you are sick. My nausea returned this week but I have yet to throw up. I do not envy you at all, and I hope you feel better soon, especially if you are considering paying your toilet rent 🙂
Post # 13
That sucks, I hope you feel better soon! I had morning & all day sickness from weeks 5-15, but not super severe. I probably threw up 2-3 times a week, but I was always nauseous. I remember thinking ugh this is so terrible and unfair idk if I could be pregnant again! I’ve since gotten over that feeling and it just seems like a thing of the past, I’m 21 weeks today but it really does feel like forever ago.
Post # 14
@Mrs. Gremmlin: I’m 21 weeks, and have finally found some relief the past few days. I was on zofran, but since I have been doing a little better I decided to stop taking it to see how things go. Now I only throw up occasionally. I still have the key to a stall at work with a sign that says ‘out of service’ on it so nobody uses it.
Gosh it’s a good thing that we get something good at the end of all this!
Post # 15
The one thing I was afraid of has never been birting, oh no… I have both GERD and IBS so I knew I was at least going to be midly queesy. I was not prepared to spent the whole day in a bathroom like it was a resort.
Hang in there! I’m hoping my horrible morning (all day) sickness goes away by Friday when I hit 13 weeks. Wishful thinking, I know…
Post # 16
If you threw up some blood, might be a good idea to give your OB a call…there’s a condition called Mallory-Weiss syndrome where if you throw up forcefully enough, you can rupture your esophagus! Not good. I’m sorry you’re feeling so crappy for so long, I can’t even imagine 🙁 Maybe it would be a good idea to take the Zofran every day still?
Here’s the good ole’ wikipedia info on Mallory Weiss tears: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mallory–Weiss_syndrome