so here is my problem, i am 17 n half weeks preg n i still can't eat. in begining of preg i was put in the hospital for hypermisis (severe morn sickness) i lost 15% of my body weight in less then 6 weeks so they put me in the hosital for 10 days. they put me on prednizone because EVERY other med failed. after a week of the prednisone i felt AMMAZING, i started to eat like crazy, i mean like crazy. every 2 hours on the dot...even in the middle of the night...i would watch infommerials and it would gie me food ideas, pancake, waffles, tator tots, ect. lol it was GREAT, i finally thought i am gonna be having a great 2nd tri. the doc told me i could only take the med for 2 weeks cause it is steriod based. as soon as the meds were out of my system i was back to not eating. not as bad as it was but on a normal day i will eat half a turkey sand for lunch (still to sick in am to eat) n a salad for dinner. maybe half an apple if i force myself. to me i don't think that is good for the baby????but i can't eat! i force feed myself n within 15 min it all comes back up. yesterday i forced myself to eat the other half of sand and 15 min later i threw up all over my bedroom floor and then had to spend half an hour cleaning it up cause i was by myself....what do i do? should i be concerned? i am still gaining the weight though. last time i went to my norm ob i was gaining what i was suppose to. so am i ok? i lay down all day so i don't get exircise so is that why i am gaining? i can't loose this baby too, what should i do? i thought it would get better but it isn't.....please help!

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 10:16 AM


Sorry to hear of your situation.  I was the same way, my dr. finally gave me a prescription called Diclectin.  It is awesome.  I have to take 6-8 tablets a day, but it really works, I am now 30 weeks and still taking it.  I have tried to wein myself from them but, the second I stop taking them I am back to throwing up so, I have resigned to the fact that I will just keep taking them until he is born.  Don't worry about Dylan he gets first dibs on anything you are putting in, and it is a good sign that you are still gaining.  Keep me updated and ask about Diclectin, it REALLY works.  Feel better soon!!!!


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Feb. 4, 2008 at 6:11 PM

Hi hon.  I can relate to what you're going through.  I know this may seem off the wall, but please read this article with an open mind, and take from it what you may.  Feel free to message me if you want any more information.

From (natural family website, very trusted resource of mine)

"Medical Marijuana: A Surprising Solution to Severe Morning Sickness"
By Erin Hildebrandt

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Mar. 21, 2008 at 11:25 PM

*This article was published in Cannabis Culture, issue #55, June-July 2005

**Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency by Dr. Ethan B.  Russo.   Neuroendocrinology Letters. Vol. 25. February-April 2004

A serious ailment suffered by many pregnant women is Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), a devastating illness which causes vomiting, malnutrition, dehydration, severe weight loss, blood clots, and more serious problems including inflamed pancreas, bloody stool, paralysis, blindness, coma and, in severe cases, death of both mother and child.  Some have described it as "morning sickness times a million".

There is no safe and effective known pharmaceutical treatment for HG, but many women have found immediate relief from nausea and HG though the use of cannabis.

Cannabis-medicine expert and MD Ethan Russo, the Senior Medical Advisor to UK med-pot corporation GW Pharmaceuticals, has suggested that HG may be one of a class of illnesses caused by "endocannabinoid deficiency syndrome".  (Endocannabinoids are the natural body chemicals which are mimicked by THC and other cannabinoids)

In his paper, Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CED), Russo explores this syndrome in depth.  He concludes that CED may cause several illnesses, including glaucoma, for scientists have shown conclusively that the mechanism involved in regulating the eyes' internal pressure is under "tonic endocannabinoid control".

Similarly, writes Russo, endocannabinoid systems have been implicated in migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and HG.

Accordingly, an HG sufferer who uses cannabis is merely supplementing her body's inability to produce cannabinoids itself.




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