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Motherisk receives questions from around the world about morning sickness symptoms, effects, treatments and ways to cope. Those questions and answers are posted here for anyone to read, provided the reader acknowledges and accepts the proviso and disclaimer below.

Forum > Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Distinguishing between NVP and HG
Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hyperemesis Gravidarum
Date: 2001-08-29

Question:
I am starting my 20th week. I have been in the hospital, had home IV therapy, and on medication (Prilosec, Reglan, Compazine, Folic acid, Premisis, and Mylanta) all this for Hyperemisis Gravidarum. When in the hospital, I seen 13 doctors with my length stay in the hospital and they feel I my have a hiatal hernia and GERD (I do have an elevated bed) but I cannot have x-rays while I am pregnant. I am so weak I have only gained one pound in 20 weeks.

My house is a zoo of dirt and mess I cannot care for. My poor husband, I yell at him for moving in bed in the middle of the night. But see I can wake at 2:00am and vomit before my head is off the pillow and I can have n/v all day all night all week. I eat a brat diet. I am suffering physically too. My body hurts from the pressure of vomiting. I see my OB/GYN every 2 weeks. I have ketones and protein my urine. Can you help me in some way?

Answer:
Your description of Hyperemesis Gravidarum sums up the misery of this condition, especially if it goes beyond the first trimester. We are not a medical information service and your physicians are best at assessing the treatment that is right for you. You might want to talk to them about being tested (by blood test) for a stomach bacteria called H. Pylori. You are also welcome to call our NVP Helpline at 1-800-436-8477 for general information on NVP/HG or view previous questions and answers posted below. We sincerely hope you feel better soon.

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