Others think I'm making this up. What do I do?

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Others think I'm making this up. What do I do?

Postby admin » May 26, 2004 11:06 pm

First of all, understand that no one except those who have had HG will truly understand how you feel. You may have some success by suggesting that it is like having food poisoning for weeks (or months). Most people know how miserable and exhausting just a day or two of that is.

Also, keep in mind that if you become isolated due to HG, you may become depressed and/or anxious, especially if HG lasts beyond mid-pregnancy or is very severe. This is not uncommon and not your fault. If you feel you are depressed (http://www.psychguides.com/DinW%20durin ... gnancy.pdf - PDF), talk to your doctor about medication or try natural homeopathic remedies. Some prescription medications have been researched for use during pregnancy after the first trimester.

Support Groups
Find others who have had HG and read their stories. It can be very helpful to know you are not alone.
http://www.helpher.org/mothers/get-supp ... groups.php

Survival Guide
Print out or refer loved ones to our Survival Guide pages with information on what it is like to experience HG and how they can help. Remind yourself that those who have not suffered HG will never completely understand, then find those who do.
http://www.helpher.org/mothers/survival ... -guide.php

Coping Day to Day
Read our tips on coping day to day.
http://www.helpher.org/mothers/survival ... tegies.php
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