I had an appointment with my doctor this morning. I was very pitiful. The hyperemesis gravidarum has kicked in and I was pretty sad. I am feeling like utter crap. I’m trying to avoid the F-bomb here because I know my mom reads this, but that’s the way I’ve been feeling lately. Horrible.
My doctor went ahead upped my zofran dosage to the full 32 mg. Since I don’t want to wake my carcass up at night to take it, she suggested doing every 4 hours. That’s bunching it up a lot, but that’s okay.
One thing to be aware of with high doses of Zofran is constipation. Severe, severe constipation. When you’re taking it, you’ve got to be prepared to deal with that whether it’s through fiber pills, stuff like senekot, or enemas. *shudder* It sucks, but it’s the reality of Zofran use.
She also had me add in benadryl to see if that helps with the nausea. We talked a bit about fluids. Since I’m able to drink still, she doesn’t want to make me a pincushion just yet. She did say to not worry so much about eating solids and mostly just worry about fluids.
So I’m worrying about fluids. Thankfully there is a Jamba Juice a few blocks from my house. I can still drink those. There’s one called the Protein Berry Workout that is working out fine for me at the moment. I have them put whey protein in there along with fiber and a daily vitamin. So far so good.
We also talked very briefly about medical marijuana, something that is legal in California and does seem to help women with hyperemesis gravidarum. I haven’t made up my mind on this yet, and I may or may not post about it if I do. I don’t smoke pot, and I have no interest in smoking it, but if there is something there that might help then it may be worth at least thinking about.
She also wrote me off of work completely until April.