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Doctor, I Have hyperemesis gravidarum...but just nausea no

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Doctor, I am FRUSTRATED. I Have hyperemesis gravidarum...but just nausea no vomiting. I am on a zofran pump and have tried all other nausea meds. Almost everything I eat hurts my stomach or makes me nauseous. All i can seem to eat is APPLES and water. Will I be ok if this is all i eat up till delivery? I feel like my body wants me to just STARVE. I am so frustrated. I tried ensure, Ive tried smoothies, Ive tried EVERYTHING even applesauce and string cheese bother me. What do I do PLEASE HELP!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.


Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** and being a Medical specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service .

Before I answer your question I would like to get some more information:

How many weeks into pregnancy are you presently ?

Have you tried any medications till date ?

Please note that the answer provided is for information purpose only and does not substitute a Doctor - Patient Consultation in Clinic

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
26 weeks yes i have had promethazine reglan zofran meclizine diclegis
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you very much .

Have you tried the tablet DOXINATE (doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride) ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

What dose have you taken ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't know it was just called Diclegis and it didn't do squat for me at all.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Yes correct Diclegis in a dose taken three times a day helps.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It doesn't. Did nothing for me. Took it for a week and nothing
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

seems like a very difficult case.

Did the doctor suggest you intravenous medications for this condition ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
A zofran pump which helps
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

It seems to be a very difficult case and hence the Zofran pump has helped.

Is your weight decreasing from trimester to trimester?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i am 2 lbs below pre pregnancy weight
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

How frequently can you get the Zofran pump ?

Have you tried the Diclegis tablet three times a day ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yeah i tried it four times a day actually. I use the zofran pump continuously
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your reply.

I can understand your frustration now.

it is very difficult .

You have tried everything that there is for the condition of hyperemesis gravidarum.

The only options left for you to try is :

Intravenous Steroids

Intravenous Promethazine

Total parenteral nutrition.

Do let me know if you need any further information on this .