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Postby LB » May 28, 2009 12:59 pm

Hi, I'm an Irish gal living in Stockholm and am contemplating trying for baby no. 2. I had HG until I was 5 months pregnant with my first and it was mostly left untreated due to ignorance of the disease. I have been doing much research into alternative treatments, but I would really love to hear from anyone in Sweden who may know what meds are available for HG?
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Postby janbabe » May 28, 2009 3:17 pm

Hi there and welcome!

Im not sure if there is anyone on here from Sweden but there is definitely some girls here from Switzerland, Norway and Belgium if that helps.... Im sure they'll pop on and answer your questions when they see your post.

Im sorry you had such poor treatment of hg during your pregnancy, hopefully number 2 is better for you. Meds and a caring doctor can make all the difference!
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Postby PamelaRose » May 28, 2009 3:20 pm

I've PMed you with contact information for Sami in Sweden, and there are undoubtedly others here who can fill you in on Scandinavian HG treatments. Good luck!
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Postby LB » May 29, 2009 11:49 pm

Thank you both for the warm welcome and helpful info!! Look forward to chatting to you around the site.
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Postby Mom to Aidan & Daniel » May 30, 2009 3:34 am

Hi from Oslo :) I was able to get Zofran here, after fighting with the doctor at the main hospital. They were then convinced that it is a good option for severe cases of HG. PM me if you´d like to talk by phone.
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Postby Irene » May 31, 2009 12:51 am

Hi!

Irish girl living in Tromso, Norway. Welcome to her forums. I, unlike Sara (aidansmamma), got any other treatment then ivs 5 year ago. But knowing what I do today, thanks to this site; I know there are lots of options and better treatment available. PM me any time.

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Postby deb » May 31, 2009 8:11 am

hi from switzerland! if you type 'sweden' into the search bar up top, you'll come across all the threads that mention sweden. i think we've had several members here over the years from sweden, you could try pm any of them, even if they haven't posted in ages. if they still have the same e-mail address, they'll be alerted to your pm and may be of help to you.

good luck! like janene said, meds and a caring dr. make all the difference.
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Postby LB » Jun 01, 2009 2:30 am

Thanks very much Deb, I'll do that. Am feeling so much more positive now that I have found this site and done some research. I feel I suffered so badly last time because HG hit me like a bolt out of the blue and I had no idea what was happening to me, so I sat in the house wasting away and in my darkest days, wishing for an abortion as awful as that sounds. Now I know I am not alone, and have the powerful tool of knowledge, so I can prepare myself. And who knows, maybe this time it will be that little bit more bearable. Thanks again for the info!
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Postby LB » Jun 01, 2009 2:38 am

Thanks aidansmama & Irene! Its looking positive that I might get the right medical help this time around. I should mention that first my pregnancy was in Ireland, and while I partly blame myself for not seeking help early enough (although I had no idea what the hell was happening to me, thought I was dying) when I did turn up at my GP, looking like the hag from hell and barely able to walk, I was calmly prescribed some anit-nausea tabs (which of course didn't work in fact i felt worse) NOBODY said anything to me about fluids which i so desperately needed, or vitamins or ANYTHING LIKE THAT! No wonder I was getting worse and worse. I had nothing to keep myself going on. It makes me seriously pissed off, but I try not to think about it. This time I'm gonna do everything I can before and during to make sure I can at least be some kind of a mother to my little girl when i'm getting through the worst of the HG. Thank you everyone! So happy to have found this site!
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Postby deb » Jun 02, 2009 11:16 am

:hugs:

ugh!! your story sounds so much like mine, it makes me sick! i too had no idea in my first pregnancy what was going on, sought help much later than i should have, was camly given anti-nausea medicine with NO mention of getting fluids or any sort of recognition of how bad i as doing... but, the good news is, the second time around was much, much better, because i'd prepared and i knew what i wanted and needed.

i'm glad you've found this site too :) good luck as you keep prepping.
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Postby Beata » Jun 08, 2009 3:24 am

Hi!
I´m swedish, just found this place, pregnant 4w3d with my second child.

During my last pg i tried Lergigan comp, which did work for about a week and then stopped working. During a few days with iv in the hospital i got Esucos in the iv and then a prescription for it. I took half a pill four times a day and it helped with the vomiting, It could go days and even weeks between throwing up. The naseua was about the same though and I was very groggy from the drugs.

If I start to feel sick this time I will go straight to Esucos, my barnmorska has promised me a prescription right away so I can go and pick it up as soon as I need to, without having to wait for a doctor´s appointment.
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DD Teodora, born in june 2006.
Mild HG, diagnosed, from w6 to delivery.
Miscarriage at 10w july 2009
Miscarriage at 5w in september 2009
DD Eloise, born in december 2010
Mild HG, from w6 to delivery
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Postby LB » Jun 08, 2009 4:33 am

Hi Beata!
Congratulations on your pregnancy. Am delighted to hear from someone currently in Sweden. Where abouts are you? I'm in Stockholm and TTC my second baby. Its great to hear that you got support and meds with your first pregnancy and it seems you will get the same if you are sick this time around. Do I need an appointment to go and see my local barnmorska? Is there one at every vardcentralen?
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Postby Beata » Jun 08, 2009 7:29 am

I don´t know that TTC means :)

I´m originally from Gothenburg but live i Mullsjö, outside Jönköping, since 2 years.

There is usually a barnmorska at every vårdcentral or a separate MVC (mödravårdscentral) depending on the size of the city you live in. So in your case, in Sthlm, you´ll be referred to a MVC close to where you live. There is also specialistmödravård in case you need it considering HG in your last pg, that´s for higher risk pgs.

You can call and make an appointment before you get pregnant in case you want to talk to a barnmorska on how to prepare and how to get the help you need if you get sick again. I talked to mine when I went there to extract my contraceptive (is it called spiral in english? Don´t know...). She reassured me that I would get the help I might need as soon as I need it, since I got diagnosed last time I guess it´s easier this time around. But I still hope that I will be one of those that doesn´t get sick again...

Once you get pregnant you should call MVC directly, whether you´ve talked to them before or not. It´s different at different places but most MVCs have an information early in the pg about food, drink, smoking, that kind of stuff. Then you get a time for "inskrivning" around week 10. Since HG often appears before that it might be a good idea to "warn" them beforehand.

Good luck!
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DD Teodora, born in june 2006.
Mild HG, diagnosed, from w6 to delivery.
Miscarriage at 10w july 2009
Miscarriage at 5w in september 2009
DD Eloise, born in december 2010
Mild HG, from w6 to delivery
Pregnant again, due i april 2015
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Postby LB » Jun 10, 2009 5:51 am

Thanks Beata, I called into my local Vardcentralen and gave me info on my local MVC so i've made an appointment to speak with the Barnmorska this wk. Will take your advice on board about warning them in advance of my HG! I hope they can help me, will let you know how i get on! How are you feeling these days?
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Postby LB » Jun 10, 2009 5:54 am

Sorry to hear you suffered in your first preg too Deb......but i take hope from your experience second time around!! Thanks for the welcome :D
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Postby Beata » Jun 10, 2009 9:47 am

I feel fine so far, don´t feel pg at all, actually. I´m still only 4w5d along and last time it started at 5w4d (I had to check my calender from 2005!). Keeping my fingers crossed for both of us...
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DD Teodora, born in june 2006.
Mild HG, diagnosed, from w6 to delivery.
Miscarriage at 10w july 2009
Miscarriage at 5w in september 2009
DD Eloise, born in december 2010
Mild HG, from w6 to delivery
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Postby LB » Aug 13, 2009 9:57 am

Hi, Just wanted to give an update from the Swedish side of things in term of treatments. I'm 5wks along now with no sickness yet, it was 6 wks last time so i kinda feel like i'm waiting for it to hit any day now :( Anyway, I went to see the midwife here the other day and i explained my situation and tried to briefly fill her in on my experience last time. She seemed very nice, has treated HG in the past and seemed very open and listened to me while taking note which i found positive. I mentioned the meds you were on last time Beata (Esucos i think it was) and she knew of it alright, but said they prefer to start off with treatments less strong and work you up through different meds depending on what works and what doesn't. She gave me the name of some anti-nausea meds (Postafen) which i should start taking as soon as i feel unwell, but I have a feeling these are very mild, probably primarily for motion sickess etc. Anyway, I feel etter for having even spoken to someone and at least they are aware of my situation. Hopefully I will get the treatment i need this time and wont experience the same suffering.
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Postby Beata » Aug 13, 2009 2:12 pm

LB wrote:Hi, Just wanted to give an update from the Swedish side of things in term of treatments. I'm 5wks along now with no sickness yet, it was 6 wks last time so i kinda feel like i'm waiting for it to hit any day now :( Anyway, I went to see the midwife here the other day and i explained my situation and tried to briefly fill her in on my experience last time. She seemed very nice, has treated HG in the past and seemed very open and listened to me while taking note which i found positive. I mentioned the meds you were on last time Beata (Esucos i think it was) and she knew of it alright, but said they prefer to start off with treatments less strong and work you up through different meds depending on what works and what doesn't. She gave me the name of some anti-nausea meds (Postafen) which i should start taking as soon as i feel unwell, but I have a feeling these are very mild, probably primarily for motion sickess etc. Anyway, I feel etter for having even spoken to someone and at least they are aware of my situation. Hopefully I will get the treatment i need this time and wont experience the same suffering.



Congrats on your pg! Of course I´m keeping my fingers crossed for a HG-free pg this time...

postafen is, as you say, a very mild medicine for motion sickness. Didn´t help me one bit. I would ask for a prescription for Lergigan comp (which is milder, but better than postafen) to have at home so that you can start imm if you start feeling sick. I just found out that they don´t sell Esucos anymore, don´t know why but I did hear that we have Zofran now, and that´s what all the american ladies here seem to use :-). So start with lergigan if she´s willing to give you an "in case of emergency"prescription, and then try zofran if you need to. That´s what I´m gonna do if I start feeling sick. I´m not pg yet though, just got my period (or Aunt Flo or whatever you call it. Mens, anyway...).

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DD Teodora, born in june 2006.
Mild HG, diagnosed, from w6 to delivery.
Miscarriage at 10w july 2009
Miscarriage at 5w in september 2009
DD Eloise, born in december 2010
Mild HG, from w6 to delivery
Pregnant again, due i april 2015
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Postby LB » Aug 14, 2009 4:57 am

Hi Beata, how are you doing? Thanks for the tip on the Lergigan Comp, I will ask her for this. Its also great to hear that Zofran is available here. Although I do hope I wont get the stage of needing it....... Best of luck for when you are trying for a baby again. I hope you are taking good care of yourself x
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