I just found this community after searching for Hyperemesis and I'm so surprised to see you all. I'd never even heard of Hyperemesis before getting pregnant, being very sick and diagnosed with it. At first, I really thought that I was just having a tough time with morning sickness and that I had to suck it up and try harder to feel better. Boy was I ever disillusioned.
I don't feel like my case is as bad. I only lost 16 lbs. My doctor was adamant about getting it under control quickly and wasn't slow to try Phenergen and Zofran. The Phenergen didn't work at *all.* I dare say it made me sicker. The Zofran (as long as I'm taking it regularly) *does* work, however, and I'm able to keep some foods down. I was hospitalized at the end of January for dehydration but I was only there for 4 days and I've felt better since getting re-hydrated. That's not to say that I don't struggle every day with waves of nausea and, sometimes, vomiting but it's so much better than it was even a week ago.
I'm hopeful that I feel even better in a couple more weeks. I'm on short-term disability from work right now. Luckily, they've been very nice and understanding about all of this. I just want to go back to my normal life. I want to be able to get up and move around and shower without getting sick. I want to stop missing all the social events (like Valentine's Day :( My husband and I decided to pick another day later when I'm feeling better and celebrate it then). I just want to be normal again.
I guess I should just count my blessings that I haven't been as sick as others (like some of you) have been.
All for now. Happy to find this place.
10 weeks, 3 days