Quoting waxboyd:“ Oh man. The benefits (aka getting Zofran) are what saved us. I can't imagine. I had to quit working as ... [snip!] ... connect with other people out there who have had it. Other people can try to understand, but it's just not the same, you know?”
I had to take something, um, up the rear because I barfed it up if I took it orally. Only cut back the vomitting, but didnt make it go away all together.
What would always but me is people who would act like I wasnt "being tough" or that I was "milking it" or that I should follow their advice and eat crackers before getting out of bed in the morning or advoid certain foods.
Basically the people who didnt understand what HG really was and that it wasnt just 1st trimester "morning sickness" that it was all day and night and horrible and dehydrated me (never had kidney issues like people do who have it really hard core thank goodness) and ended me in the ER more than once. Those were the people who would tick me off and say things like "pregnancy is uncomfortable get used to it" and how in the heck was I supposed to when I wasnt able to sleep because I'd throw up in the middle of the night and the *constant* nausea that wouldnt go away and not being able to ever be more than 30 seconds from a bathroom or I'd puke all over the place etc.
Hugs to all of you going through this now or who have in the past. I will add that I never had it again, this time around I was pretty sick but that ended after the first trimester. And the other 2 pregnancies in between, not too sick at all.