Sunday, September 24, 2006

Perhaps I spoke too soon

By last night, Zofran was no longer working its magic on me. It wears off faster than I am allowed to take the pills. I nearly puked in bed last night (again).

Today, I feel like crap, and I can't take another pill until 2pm. I can't sit up or stand up for very long without feeling like I am going to barf. I'm not sure how I am going to get through this.

We had a little drama yesterday when I experienced an ocular migraine (but with no pain in my head). I have had them twice before, but not in the past ten years. I was worried that it was related to the Zofran, so I called the OB resident on call. She told me to go to the ER, where I saw a couple of doctors, who then referred me to the ophthalmologist on call, who took nine years to complete our visit, since she had to run upstairs periodically to deal with what I gathered was a victim (or, really, perpetrator) of a meth-lab explosion. The migraine had gone away after twenty minutes or so, but they were certainly thorough. They didn't think it was related to the Zofran, which is all I really wanted to know. I felt extremely nauseated by the time I got home.

I am really not sure how I am going to get through work this week, let alone months and months of this.


My Reality said...

How awful. I really hope that this passes soon and it is just a few days of feeling shitty and not weeks of it.

spark said...

Yikes! Hope that it lessens and you're feeling better soon -- even just a little bit.

kate said...

I came upon your blog via a search that lead someone to mine... looking for Ocular Migraines. Ugg I just started getting them about a month ago. They are more frightening than painful but still bizarre to say the least.

As for your pregnancy... first congrats! I spent 3 years trying for my first (I have polycystic Ovaries and had a 50/50 chance of ever having kids) then almost lost that one. He turned out fine, 2 years later I had twins (both pregnancies were pergonal/metrodin combos) and 13 years later I had a spontanious pregnancy that never made it to term. I have 3 healthy kids and although they drive me nutty at times I feel really blessed.

I will leave you with one thought. You mentioned in the previous post that no matter what happens with this pregnancy this would probably be your last... There is something about the human mind that allows us to forget the severity of our pain... If not for that no one would ever have more than one child. Just get through each day and it will get better! Promise!

good luck!!

did I mention Kate is a great name for a baby? (and it really is NOT even my real name lol)Gosh I probably sound like a nut case! hehehe

TLB said...

I hope you feel much, much better very, very soon.

Hopeful Mother said...

I'm sorry you feel so crappy. I hope it eases up for you soon - with or without the medication.

Hope548 said...

What a nightmare! I hope you find relief very soon!

Midwestern Deadbeat said...

Ohh, man. I'm so sorry to hear about this. Keep your eye on the prize--no, not the kid(s), that's too far away for now--but the much nearer goal of the second trimester "honeymoon" period.

And now that I've written that, I fear it's really assvice. It's hard to keep your eye on anything when you're in the midst of nausea. I hope it passes soon.

bihari said...

Oy, vey. You poor thing! Just...YUCK!

A few thoughts from the professional side of my brain (such as it is)...

People have been known to take pills at more frequent intervals than prescribed, and have survived (just saying).

Zofran via continuous subcutaneous pump?

Home IV's? I would be glad, not to start them (God, no!) but to help you with them/troubleshoot them for you.

Acupuncture is often a good nausea reliever.

Oh, I am full of good advice...actually no, but I AM full of sympathy.

VanillaDreams said...

Ack. That sucks. I hope you feel better soon!

Hopefully in a few weeks you'll be feeling much improved!!

Take care,