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I just wanted to know - ive been told i have hyperemesis and it is very much affecting me at work. For those who have had terrible m/s how have you coped and continued to work?
I didn't have m/s as bad as some women, but I was sick all day everyday for 6 months usually :barf: 3 times a day!
What helped me at work was keeping a bottle of water at my desk and taking lots of small sips, and a handful of crackers or cut up fruit to munch on! If it was really bad I would chew on some ginger!
I am a hairdresser, so when I had m/s at work it was aweful.... I had it bad too. Perms were the worst, the smell of them would have me bolting out the door!!!!
I just kept crackers in the back room & had to make sure that I didn't let myself become hungry.
In the end I actually had to go casual. I couldn't handle it. My boss was tired of it aswell :rolleyes:
First pg I got awful vomiting from 5 weeks, so had to just tell my immediate co-workers (the one's who were in my office) and ran to the toilet very quickly, over and over. I did the same stuff with food, kept a stash on my desk, always had a diluted cordial as swigging this sometimes stopped me actually :barf:
It was awful, the spew would just projectile, there was noooo stopping it. I avoided lifts after an incident in one:o
This time I am grateful to be home, being able to sleep when my DS does has helped enormously.
Good luck, hang in there and hope it doesnt last too long, or at least eases up a bit for you
I didn't cope at all ! Had to take 2 weeks off work initially, I was constantly sick even thout only vomited 3-4 times a day but I was so dizzy and week that I had to lay all the time on sofa. Then my obs gave me some medication (Avomine tablets) and it was sooo much better. I still felt a bit sick but at least I could go back to work ! It stoped at 15 weeks.
Sissi - ive had to take time off too - 2 weeks and being back at work is agony - what was the avomine? Is it like maxalon? Im on that and ive decided to not have it, it seems to be having some awful side affects.
I didn't cope at all - had to take a month off as i was :barf: 5-10times a day. I used to carry a 'survival pack' at all times. An ice-cream container with lid (in case i threw up in car - i could tip out & put lid on until i could wash out container) a bottle of water & tissues to clean up with. I carried them in a small pumpkin patch bag 'cause you couldn't se through it - lol. It was in the car, next to me at work, in the bottom of DD's pram - everywhere!
After no sign of improvement at 14weeks I started taking zofran - had been taking maxalon, but it didn't do much. Zofran is $$$ but the only thing that allows me to get up in the morning & go to work.
Avomine is actually antihistamine designed for allergies but also sea sickness and travel sickness. I didn't try maxolon, my obs preffers avomine. I did a research on that on internet and it seemed very safe. He also suggested Zofrane, it's fantastic but really expensive so I didn't try it, but didn;t need it either as the Avomine did make it bearable. I have to say though that it didn;t completely go away but it was much better then without it. Best thing to do is to contact your obs or whoever you go to during your pregnancy and ask for prescription. Definately don't buy anything over the counter before consulting your doctor !!!
I tried all the natural remedies but nothing worked. I normaly love ginger but even smell of it made me queezy :confused: .
Good luck and hang on in there, it should get better later on !
I survived...but barely! Spent alot of time in the toilet but I had the added problem of the smell of bread &/or bread toasting making me hurl. Our tea room was in our office and when someone was on their break and making toast I'd have to leave and stand in the hallway. Then I'd come in after the smell was gone - which did take a while considering my nose had developed hound dog sensitivity!
Subway outlets were also out of bounds for me.
I had terrible ms in my first pg, spewing on average 3-4 times a day while I was still working :barf: I couldn't take it any more and went to see my GP who recommended Elevit to me for my iron levels (I was feeling so tired and exhausted from spitting out food all day) and it also helped with my ms too. This is my second pg and no problems with ms at all - yay!!! :smiliedance:
I was extremely sick with DD and am pretty sick with this pregnancy too.
You can get the spew bags that they use in hospitals from the chemist - i keep a few of them in my hand bag and in the car.
I also keep a wet washer in a ziplock bag in my bag to clean up or cool down after :barf:
Apart from that i just try to keep snacking and sipping drinks.
Work is the worst though - thankfully my bosses are very sypathetic and help me out wherever they can. One of them smokes though and has been told by his father (the owner of the company) that he has to wait at least 30mins after having a smoke to go near my desk!It makes me instantly hurl!
Hi i had severe all day sickness with the last 2 pregnancies.:barf:
I worked right up untill 36weeks with the last DD (born at 38weeks) even though i was sick every day, i made sure in the car i had a plastic bag ready just in case (just got a new car).
I worked in a small newsagency (only me in the shop) and there was a few times that i had no choice to use a plastic bag, just glad there was no customers in shop at those times.
I tryed everything to stop the MS but nothing worked for me, even some customers were helping me out on different remedies but sadly nothing helped.:thumbsdown:
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