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How I keep my PICC lines in my arm without migration. My saving grace has been SECURACATHewww

Today’s question of the day is on how I was able to get a SecurAcath to hold my PICC line in place .

Starr , please share your ninja shacks to keep my IV catheter from migrating out. Your the queen of PICC lines . I have been following you for a 5 years and all you do to help women with Hyperemesis Gravidarum ( HG).

You saved my life when I had HG. Your care plan saved us , I was going to have a therapeutic termination I wasn’t told I had options .

Thank you for saving us . I always wondered how are your able to keep your PICC line from not migrating out ? I am still sick and need one . You have had a PICC line for a very long time . What’s the orange thing on your line ? Do you have one for you new IV in your chest ? How do you do your dressing with having your Mast Cell your allergic disease? How is your new IV line now ? Look forward to your YouTube channel, to follow you . Please share when you can . Do you like your IV in your chest it better then your PICC line ? I am sorry for all the questions, however I know you don’t mind .

– Andrea Jackson

HG mom and CVS warrior

DISCLAIMER

** My treatment may be very different then yours , it’s important to know not everyone’s treatment will be the same . I am not textbook . My health is very complex therefore my treatment and Catheter dressing changes will be much different then a healthy person **

Thank you Andrea for your question of the day . I get asked this question daily . Ill do my best to answer all of your questions. The orange thing is called a SecurAcath. It was my saving grace and I had ZERO Issues when I had one . For someone like me who had major migration issues , this was my saving grace. The video above was my first time getting a SecurAcath.

I’ll be more then happy to explain what a SecurAcath is and how it gave me my quality of life back. One of the many reasons I love SecurAcath is you can clean your site at a 360 angle around it . Here is a demo of a dressing change

I had PICC line in my left arm. A PICC stands for (Peripherally inserted central catheter)

What is a PICC line? 

A PICC line is a long, soft, flexible tube that is inserted through a vein in the upper arm. PICC stands for Percutaneously Inserted Central Catheter. You can visit my website to learn more on PICC lines .

All PICC lines are NOT created equal, it’s important to do your homework when it comes to long term IV access . I always have had a certain type of PICC line and I always request for moms that if I write a care plan for to get the line I had .

Helping moms who have had or currently had HG is my passion. To be their voice . I always break it down for the doctors for them to get treatment. Each plan I write takes time , I wish I had a program to make them faster , I don’t so I press on .

What type of line do I recommend? This is from personal experience and of seeing moms with all types of lines .

Power PICC line Solo2

There are so many different types of catheters ( The IV tube) there are open in values, close in values, lines with only a hub and brand types and sizes . They are not all created equal.

“Do your homework on this . Your body , your baby , your life “

If your not pregnant and in the aftermath like me same rules applies.

My top ninja hack for PICC LINES is my SecurAcath.

Once you have had a line with one to compare to not you will never want to go without one again .

I love so many things about my device , However, watch with a SecurAcath how easy a dressing change is, to without . With a SecurAcath watch how it place compared to a statlock . I still used a statlock however I used a PEDS PLUS that in shape of a teddy bear, but not on my skin on top of my dressing . My daughter called my line Teddy so we always put one on. It’s hard she doesn’t understand 100% why mommy has it but this way she gets it .

I did this with my SecurAcath in for extra protection of my line. The picture below was before I had one placed . My dressing changes have always been a huge production. CAll the Calvary and Fox News HA! Due to my Mast Cell Disease. It did take us a bit to find a system that worked . Thanks to my wonderful husband MacGyver who has been my best friend, my rock and my nurse . He has been able to do a dressing change without blistering 🙌👏👏👏

My health is very stressful to him and myself and family . At the end of the day he’s my rock and my soul and cares for me , even if I want to punch him in the face 😂 . It’s Very hard at times , not going to sugar coat it and lie . Marriage is hard , it’s even harder when your chronically ill .

This picture above was before I got my SecurAcath place . Due to MCAS I have to use a specialty dressing of Medpore film and mediplex border, Cavalon skin prep. I also use statlock on top of dressing not on my skin .

I was very blessed one of my best friends got one , I got to hear her journey with one and I wanted to see if I could possibly have one placed . She has mast cell activation disorder an a PICC line just like myself . I am allergic to everything, including the IV line inside of me . Having MCAS/MCAD makes every part of my life or anyone with MCAS a roller coaster daily.

Picture from : Courtesy of Jill Carnahan, MD mast cell expert

I did reach out to the company , I shared my story of how I have had 14 guide wires and going on 15 so many guide wire exchanges on the same arm and the same vein due to my lines coming out . I was terrified in the back of my head of how much more can my vein hold up on my left side. In all honesty, my vein was good to me , praise the lord . My left arm was much better then my right .

I miss my PICC line . Why do I miss it ? For a few different reasons . Well ….. okay a lot of reasons .

PROS OF HAVING MY POWER PICC LINE SOLO 2 :

1: We had a system and my arm was beautiful no blisters , no infection. This is something that is NOT easy with MCAS. Actually it’s impossible, in my personal opinion.

2: I had a shower cover and taking a shower without my dressing getting wet. Worry free and I knew my line was safe and secure. I could sit in my chair and just let the hot water go until it’s out . Showering triggers my condition as I can’t regulate my body temperature . I had to have my husband wash my hair and have the shortest shower like I went to jail . ** I never been in jail , this is a metaphor**

3: I could troubleshoot each issue with it and knew if I was okay or better pack up and get to the doctor/ ER.

4: My line on my left arm was in the SVC vein where in my research is the best vein for a PICC line in my opinion *.

5: I could care for it easy without being paranoid something was serious wrong and I am going to die. Having long term IV access is something I must have, to have quality of life and to fiction as a wife and mother and continue my volunteer base organization ( Hyperemesis Gravidarum before during and the aftermath .)

5: All my PICC care is handle at home by MacGyver. He my rock , my best friend and my nurse and my health is very stressful to him I am thankful for all he does for me .

Updated: I don’t like clamped lines however, I like my line now .

CONS OF A PICC LINE :

1: Risk for infection and blood clots are high and you have to weigh the benefit over the risk .

“The hospital could not believe how long I have had a PICC line in without being in the hospital for an infection/ and or a blood clot. Each time I have been in the OR with the IR team that knowns me on a first name bases . Always ask me my tricks of the trade and I have been able to teach them hands on what MCAD does to a patient. They are going to use the skills they learned with me to help others. They are still learning, but at least they are open to listen , however the doctor and his assistant are awesome . They are going to order the products I use for others, with itching and mast cell .’

2: I couldn’t lift much with my arm and my PICC would hurt me at times badly . I have to learn what “my crazy normal” was and my health issues are complex.

3: I need long term IV access my hospital and doctors wanted to do a trial run to see if infusion and IV medications would keep me out of the ER . Kaiser felt it was time to get a tunnel PICC line/CVC in my neck . I have to have IV hydration and medicine daily and can not do orally. I have lost 41 pounds without trying .

4: I do not have a SecurAcath now , however , I will get one Jan 25th for this CVC (Central Venous Catheter). I will be documenting this journey for my YouTube channel.

( Update info 4/14/19 : I had to have my CVC guidewired as the hub got a crack in it was leaking . I have my SecurAcath . I wish this line had a valve like the SOLO2) if I have to guide wire again I will be asking next )

5: Central lines are long term and PICC line are not . Even though the longest I have had one was 18 months and I ask for a new line as the TPN wasn’t helping it was slugish.

I am walking on eggshells until I am able to have one placed . I am a ball of nerves and cannot wait , I am counting the days .

IV THERAPY IS A GOOD OPTION FOR ME. IT MAY BE FOR YOU TOO .

I do my very best to help advocate and educate on HG and the aftermath. IV access is necessary when you are sick . I am in the aftermath.

If you have other questions about my treatment, please let me know . *

-Because I am chronically ill and this will not change it’s important for me to have long term IV access.

The hospital felt a power line in jugular vein was a better long term option for me . I have kept PICC lines in longer then any other patient . I had my lines on my left arm for 9 and a half months with a SecurAcath . The TPN I was on is why it needed replaced .

One of the many exchanges I had . I ask my IR team Interventional radiology (IR) who have been great to help me every-time I went in to have my IV catheter put in , or have to have an exchanges on my PICC LINES , and the current central line known as a tunnel PICC/ tunnel CVC

There is not enough data out there when it comes to repeated guide wire exchanges , at least I could not find .

Before I had my PICC line changed out on the 13th time I asked my IR team. How long can I keep doing this before my vein said ” I am done screw you Starr I’m out ” No Dice 🎲

I was told I could have unlimited guide wire exchanges . I have seen so many HG moms or CVSer get blood clots and infections. I am very OCD when it comes to my lines .

Photo Credit: RS photos : This is my first Securacath . I was on TPN during this time .
** Please note I have gauze because I have Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and my dressing is changed daily to prevent blisters and bleeding skin . **

I wish all doctors , hospitals, use this product it would cut down the risk of infection with a PICC/ Central line .

My arm during a Mast Cell flare

My team of moms who help me with my organization always say you need to live in a bubble . If you find one on sale , please let me know HA! With Mast cell activation Syndrome, I am allergic to everything . However as long as my Securacath was on top of dressing or gauze I was okay .

Credit :Titanic movie

“FOR THE LIFE OF THE LINE “

Many who work in the medical community have never seen or heard of SecurAcath I want to change this. How can they not use it ? It holds your IV line in place . It mind boggles me that doctors ,hospitals nurses have not heard of this device . When they don’t know I always say REALLY? Your just in luck so I can educate you. They roll there eyes then I add to and educate them and they want to walk away .

How can a SecurAcath can help you ?

– Lower your risk of your line having movement migration dislodgment . This is dangerous and can Lead to infections, sepsis, occlusions and thrombosis.

With a SecurAcath your risk goes so low as this device works I am living proof .

The New Standard of Care for Catheter Securement.

SecurAcath provides improved catheter stability which reduces complications and total cost of patient care.

Prevents therapy interruption

May improve vessel health and preservation

Lowers total cost of patient care

 SecurAcath® is the only Subcutaneous Engineered Stabilization Device (ESD) that meets the 2016 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice.

The new Standards state: – Subcutaneous ESDs have been successful in stabilizing PICCs and CVADs
– Patient outcomes and patient and inserter satisfaction have been favorable

The Standards also include a new caution to be aware of the risk of

Adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI) associated with the use of adhesive-based ESDs

– SecurAcath eliminates MARSI complications of adhesive-based ESDs

Dramatically Reduced Catheter Dislodgement

SecurAcath clinical data publications show very low catheter

rates of 0–1.5%

Adhesive securement devices have published dislodgement rates of 14–20%

Many accidental dislodgements occur during dressing changes when

is not secured

Decreased catheter replacement costs – PICC replacement cost is approximately $500 at bedside, $1000 in IR, $1200 in pediatrics

> Click to view Short Demo Video

Dramatically Reduced Catheter Dislodgement

• SecurAcath clinical data publications show very low catheter

• rates of 0–1.5%

• Adhesive securement devices have published dislodgement rates of 14–20%

• Many accidental dislodgements occur during dressing changes when it is not secured.

Decreased catheter replacement costs – PICC replacement cost is approximately $500 at bedside, $1000 in IR, $1200 in pediatrics

 Decreased Catheter Movement

Catheter movement at the insertion site can introduce bacteria beneath the skin.

Improved stability may promote healing at insertion site which acts as

natural barrier to infection

May reduce phlebitis, thrombosis and infection

Improved Efficiency

One SecurAcath secures for the life of the line

Catheter remains secure during dressing changes

Saves time during routine dressing changes – Dressing change can be done 3–5 minutes faster

Allows easy catheter repositioning if catheter tip must be pulled back

360 Degree Site Cleaning While Secured

Excellent cleaning access around the entire insertion site

Catheter remains stable and secure during cleaning

Improved stability and cleaning may help reduce infections

No Needle Sticks

Eliminates costly suture needlestick risk

Average cost of a needlestick injury is $825

There are over 92,000 suture needlestick injuries to healthcare in the U.S. each year

OSHA Securing Medical Catheters

Comfortable for Patients

Anchor sits in subcutaneous tissue, below pain receptor nerves

Patients in clinical study reported minimal pain or discomfort* * data on file

“There slogan for the Life of the Line” is 100% true .

Patients Love SecurAcath, I am their number one fan .

I wish I knew about Securacath years ago . Having 15 guide wires for the same vein I could of prevented .

Once you have a SecurAcath you will NEVER want a line without one again.

Starr Andrews Strong

Leading Clinicians Love SecurAcath ask your doctor , nurse , home health company . You can reach out to me at anytime and I’ll get you in touch with the company .

This is one with sutures. The one thing with this one was they stitched my my line in at the insertion site that was so much better then at the wing .

“Letting my skin dry to breathe in a sterile setting “

I have had PICC lines off and on the past 8 years . I have had 16 guide wires ( exchange) on my PICC lines and 1 on my central line .

I had to have it done because my line kept pushing out and stat locks are a freaking joke by them self . Stitches are painful . It’s tricky to find a way to prevent your line from coming out of your arm .

Nothing compares to the SecurAcath by any means .

This has taken our health -care in a whole other level of care and better treatment for safe access to IV access.

– Starr Andrews Strong HG Activist

If you need to have a PICC line or central line for more then a week you must talk to your doctor about having a Securacath put in . I can tell you it the best device out there. I look forward to get mine in my power line central line . ( Updated: I am Rose on the titanic again , 😀 yay .

SECURACATH FACTS

My first securAcath

FACTS

FACT 1: Securacath preserves your line to avoid catheter fatigue, to prevent dislodgment.

FACT 2: Catheter movement at the insertion site can introduce bacteria beneath the skin. A Securacath Improves stability and may promote healing at insertion site which acts as natural barrier to infections.

FACT 3: May reduce phlebitis, thrombosis and infection.

FACT 4: Improved efficiency and can safety kept your IV safe for the life of your line .

A SecurAcath was my saving grace . I don’t have one right now in my central line and hoping to get it soon in January. I am actually walking on eggshells praying for my day to come ASAP.

I need to feel secure and only way I do , is when I have one in . “For the life of my line.”

Every dressing change I get anxiety that turns into a full blown panic attack. After getting mine in I was happy and felt empowered . For 8 months it gave me my life back with my PICC line and now my central line .

It gave me the freedom to have my PICC line without worry . Once you have a SecurAcath you never want to go back.

The only reason my line was taken ( NO ISSUES WITH THE LINE) I got sick and pick up a life threatening blood infection that almost killed me , while in the hospital, I picked up this super bug/ That I pick up at the hospital.

I have a very weak immune system and I happen to pick it up when I had to go back for labs at the ER . The one time I did not wear disposable gloves to open a door handle in restroom etc , I get sick .

I had never heard of it until I got it .

Pseudomonas infection

is a nasty blood poisoning infection for someone who is sick like myself can’t fight the infection off and can die .

My IV PICC line was not affected at the time. However , they said it could harm me and cost me my life . My husband made the choice to agree-to pull it as I was catatonic due to the infection , the high fever and my MCAS.

I had to have a midline in for 4 days on the other side of my arm . I do not like midlines at all . It was always so painful to push meds , run hydration I was screaming. Midlines have huge blood reflex and high risk in my personal opinion.

I was happy when the IR team put my line in my neck . They all know me as Bubbles . My nickname because I’m allergic to everything.

When it was safe to put in my central line they put it in . I loved my PICC , I cried when they pulled it I wanted my line and my SecurAcath.

My SecurAcath is my safety blanket .

I was so thankful that the company did everything in their power to help me have better control over my health and worry free during dressing changes .

Reach out to them at :

Interrad Medical

181 Cheshire Lane

Suite 100

Plymouth, MN 55441

info@interradmedical.com

Phone: 763-225-6699

Fax: 763-225-6695

Contact form : http://interradmedical.com/contact-us

Watch this video on how awesome this is :

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VxMjy-mwdYY#

It may sound cliché but really “ once your SecurAcath you wont go back “

I will never go without a SecurAcath again.

Counting the days until I can get it placed .

The worry free of dressing changes no matter what it always pushed out . The doctor would get at mad at me until I explained why my line kept coming out . I had my last SecurAcath in 9 months , I cannot wait to get it in my power line .

I have been so worried with this line , I need my SecurAcath, as this is stitch to my boob and I don’t have the freedom to clean my line or move it the way I want . With mast cell activation disorder my line , my tubing cannot touch my skin . I get severe blistering , bleeding if any of it touches my skin . With a Securacath I could live without fear . It was my saving grace .

One of the many things I love about the Securacath is its much easier to lay it the way I need safety. Instead of the standard protocol .

The SecurAcath has been the best invention by far with long term IV to keep your IV safe.

I will share my journey when I can get my new one in .

Thank you Amy and Laura. I look forward to getting my new one in for the new year . I am here to be a voice to doctors, nurses, and helping patients advocate. You gave me such a gift ! You gave me my life back , for the time I had my PICC line I was given my life back . Look forward to continuing my journey with my new line and SecurAcath. Thank goodness you came into my life . Your stuck with me lol 😂

Starr Andrews Strong HG Activist

Hyperemesis Gravidarum before during and the aftermath

If you like to have your doctor/ hospital use a SecurAcath , please reach out to them .

Interrad Medical

181 Cheshire Lane

Suite 100

Plymouth, MN 55441

info@interradmedical.com

Phone: 1-763-225-6699

Fax: 763-225-6695

Contact form : http://interradmedical.com/contact-us

** If I have made any typos , I apologize as I just got out of the hospital. To help me share my stories , and educate the public on my blog , website , social media. Please reach out to me if you like to help me with my writing corrections , I was in a coma for 8 months when I was 21 , thank you for your respect on this matter **

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Medications to treat Hyperemesis Gravidarum Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.

Most common Medications for Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Medications to treat Hyperemesis Gravidarum Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. Here a list from my website that I need to update . However I want to share all information from the HER Foundation as I volunteer for them and one of the Co founders are my best friend and HG sister .

I use there website to go off of and any of my latest research or medical conferences I reference any of the latest informational research.

It’s okay to admit you need medication, your not weak or just overreacting. Hyperemesis Gravidarum needs to be treated aggressively and early. Below are a list of medications that the HER FOUNDATION go by I am working on added this in a whole separate section on my website and putting it in my blog until then . Below is a list if you have any questions please comment so I can help answer your questions.

Zofran

Helps Nausea & Vomiting

  • It is taken 4 to 8 mg every 6 hours. Can be given via SQ pump, oral tablet, liquid, dissolve film, or IV. Suppository available outside US.
  • Can be compounded into a suppository or other form.
  • Dosing throughout pregnancy may prevent relapse or stabilize symptoms.
  • Zofran tablets are available as a generic. NEW UPDATE ZOFRAN IS SAFE TO TAKE !
  • Widely available around the world.
  • Proactively treat with a daily regimen of stool softeners and laxatives as needed.
  • Some report generic oral dissolvable tablets do not dissolve as well.

Kytril, Sancuso (Granisetron)

Helps Nausea & Vomiting

  • Kytril, Sancuso, Granisetron are being used more for HG when Zofran fails.
  • 1 mg every 12 hours (IV or orally)
  • Allows twice a day dosing.
  • Also available in transdermal patch form
  • Medication For The Battery Acid Heartburn:
  • Zantac
    • (Ranitidine) 50 mg IV every 8 hours or 150 mg orally daily or twice a day

    Pepcid

    • (Famotidine) 20 mg IVP/or orally every 12 hours
    • IV is more affective.

    Prevacid

    (Lansoprazole) 30-60 mg/day

    CORTICOSTEROIDS

    Cortisone/Corticosteroids – Not recommended until after 8-10 weeks, however, the benefit may outway the risk, please talk with your doctor if you are very sick.

    Can cause birth defects if used earlier but has helped many HG mothers with extreme HG symptoms

    – Used for refractory Hyperemesis Gravidarum, usually in conjunction with Ondansetron/Zofran

    – Possible side-effects: blood sugar instability, weight loss, nausea and vomiting, increased risk of preeclampsia

    – Possible fetal complications: reduced birth weight, clefts (if early use), adrenal insufficiency (if exposed to large doses)

    – Inconclusive concerns over impact on fetal brain development and oral/lip clefts with prolonged dosing at high levels, and use during the first trimester

    Remeron

    comes in pill form for HG has not been determine

    also works intravenous. Helps Nausea and vomiting in some case studies.

    Medications that have not been fully study in HG women fully. Some studies going on now.

    Gabapentin (Neurontin):

    In trials for use in HG. Considered as last resort in patients who have exhausted other medication categories. There are some facebook groups with mothers trying this, message if you need a link.

    Medications that can help HG

    It really depends on how sick you are with HG. There are many types of medications as there are different levels of HG. Every mother is different so what works for one may not work for the other. If one doesn’t work, keep trying to find a combo that works, it may be 2-4 different kinds. There are many treatments that can ease HG symptoms, it won’t take away all of HG but it’s important to have a good doctor and a advocate to help speak for you. Many mothers are to sick and weak to fight for good health care. Below is a list of medications that can help before having to ask for home health care.

    Compazine, Stemetil

    (Prochlorperazine)

    Nausea & Vomiting

    5–10 mg orally, IM, or IV every 6–8 hours

    ( Burns in the IV pretty bad, I.M. injection burns too)

    25 mg every 6–8 hours rectal Risk of EPS increased with metoclopramide

    Reglan- 10–20 mg IV/orally every 6 hours

    May be given orally, SQ pump, IV (SLOWLY)

    in pill form 5-10 MG 1-4 X a day

    In IV piggy backed for 15 minutes on IV fluids

    Promethazine

    12.5–25 mg IVP/orally, IM/PR every 4-6 hours

    *IV dose contains sulfite

    NEW Research Warning from HELP HER: IV or injected doses can cause tissue damage. More info available on fda.gov. GIVE IV dose SLOWLY to avoid contractions.

    Side-effects of anxiety, sedation, and restlessness common and may limit use.

    Thorazine

    (Chlorpromazine)

    Oral/IM 12.5–25mg every 4–6 hours

    Rectal 50–100 mg every 6–8 hours May increase risk of fetal malformations.

    May cause muscle spasms in neck/face and/or difficulty with speech. Research articles on PubMed.

    Haldol

    (Haloperidol) 1–2 mg orally/IM every 8 hours Extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) more common. May cause constipation. Research articles on PubMed.

    ANTIHISTAMINES

    Bonine, Antivert, Marezine

    (Meclizine/Buclizine/Cyclizine)

    Follow directions on the label.

    Dramamine

    (Dimenhydrinate)

    -50-100 mg every 4-6 hours Used for motion sickness.

    Unisom

    -25 mg orally at bedtime,

    1/2 tablet every 6 hours as needed Component of Diclegis/Diclectin.

    UNISOM is often taken with

    vitamin B6 they now have it as a pill combined as a pill and gos by the names

    Diclectin, Diclegis

    Doxylamine plus pyridoxine

    Average dose is 1 tablet in morning, one in afternoon and two at night. May be given in higher doses up to 12 tablets daily – see research links on right. Differs from Unisom/B6 combo because it isa delayed release formula.

    Ondansetron also known as Zofran works for some HG mothers compared to Doxylamine andpyridoxine (Diclegis/Diclectin) for treatment of nausea in pregnancy the return to the USA of doxylamine-pyridoxine delayed release combination Diclegis® was made for morning sickness and morning sickness and HG are NOT one and the same and many medical doctors are still learning this. For some women this works and some it doesn’t . They took the B6 and Unisom and made it into one pill called Diclegis . Some HG mothers that have light HG said it helped and mothers with severe HG nothing helps.

    Benadryl

    (Diphenhydramine or Gravol) 25 mg IVP/orally every 4–6 hours

    Benadryl and Phenergan combined in an IV helps many HG mothers relax and sleep for a short time to have a reprieve, or Zofran and Benadryl both at the sametime.

    Tigan

    (Trimethobenzamide) 25 mg orally every 6-8 hours

    200 mg IM every 6-8 hours

    Vistaril, Atarax

    (Hydroxyzine) 25 mg orally every 6 hours Syrup available

    Helpful for insomnia

    Benadryl and Zofran combo : Sometime the two medications together can help a HG mother fall asleep for a bit to stop the vomiting.

    25-50 mg of IV Benadryl slow push or piggy back it hanging with hydration.

    4 -8 ml of Zofran

    When treatment fails …..

    alternative medication has helped so many moms this blog post I really like I know the mom who wrote it off Twitter

    Click Below :

    /http://www.scarymommy.com/treated-hyperemesis-gravidarum-with-marijuana/

    This news story is a great one too ! https://www.circa.com/story/2017/03/21/scitech/pregnant-women-are-smoking-weed-to-fight-a-rare-condition-whether-you-like-it-or-not

    Hyperemesis Gravidarum, All Day And Night Sickness, this is not just Morning Sickness it’s beyond ……….

    If you need a list to more medications please let me know and I’ll do my best to help you !

    Sister Starr Andrews Strong HG Activist

    ____________________________________________

    List Courtesy of http://www.helpher.org more information on the Her Foundation visit HelpHer.Org

    Do I have Postpartum Depression(PPD) ? Postpartum Anxiety (PPA) what about Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) , Postpartum POCD after Hyperemesis Gravidarum ? Please help me …..

    I Run a volunteer based organization that focuses on all 3 aspects of HG means everything to us at HGBDATA ( HG before during and the aftermath) Most of you that follow me have Hyperemesis Gravidarum or are in the aftermath of it and wonder if you have PPD ( postpartum depression) or PPA ( postpartum anxiety).

    Having HG already throws all the cards out the window in pregnancy because HG is not a normal part of pregnancy. Having a happy healthy pregnancy, if you suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum your pregnancy is anything but happy . More like I want to kill myself I can not handle the pain and the sickness . There may be times you pray for a miscarriage. HG takes you in to the deepest darkest place of where your alone and isolated. HG changes you and scars you so to speak forever . Overcoming it can be very hard , I am still mentally scarred and emotionally get defensive on the subject when I have to put someone in there place laughing about HG . The pain the sickness I will never forget, I am still sick in the aftermath daily . I look in the mirror and see the physical change on my body and think what the hell happen to me? Where is the women I was ? I was beautiful, I was skinny , I was healthy . Being healthy and getting pregnant and not being able to go back to your old life or missing it can hit you hard and that’s when PPD and PPA take over even PTSD All are common in Hyperemesis Gravidarum , welcome to the aftermath.

    My hair is falling out , my skin rough as sand paper and , my body is in starvation mode, no matter how I eat . I hate Food the smell of it , I don’t drink fluids because I start vomiting . I have chronic nausea and vomiting called Cyclic vomiting Syndrome and Gastroparesis and a severe mast cell Activation I’m allergic to everything now. My husband is my care taker , he does all of my IV care . From dressing changes , giving me IV hydration 24/7 and IV meds around the clock . I have anaphylactic reasons daily and Benadryl is what keeping me alive .

    My hair when my roots are growing out are grey . My smile lines are deepen and of course all my teeth rotted from vomiting. This was so hard , when I was young in beauty pageants I always won best smile , everyone would call me miss million dollar smile, No one knew me by my first name just “ Hi Miss Million Dollar Smile “

    I am still sick and reminded daily of what Hyperemesis Gravidarum has done to me and my child . I have a picc line and have to give myself Zofran in my iv and other medications , daily hydration and TPN . I don’t Have to worry about my teeth falling out because dentures are not real teeth it changes your life when you lose you teeth .

    Having PPD /PPA / PTSD after Hyperemesis Gravidarum is real. Please know each of us suffer differently some symptoms can be different in each of you . People expecting for you to be well and get over what you just survived are not helping you in anyway . You can not snap your fingers and be well it doesn’t work that way .

    PTSD after Hyperemesis Gravidarum is real . Flashbacks , constantly thinking it and it replays over and over again in your head . It’s vivid it’s scary and It can consume you so much you don’t want to get out of bed or care for your baby or even leave your home ! You start questioning why you did not die and guilt if you thought of having a therapeutic termination can be hard . I would look at my daughter and the guilt ate me up so badly . The doctors would not give me proper care , they don’t offer it. They want you to go away .

    I vomited over 100+ times a day my eyes would bleed .

    I had PTSD it consume me so much to a point I had a mental breakdown. The first time I got sick with the flu and wasn’t sure if it’s was that or food poisoning , I had a break down . I couldn’t do Hyperemesis Gravidarum again ….. it just to much ! I was on my knees screaming to god I can’t do this again ! Your not crazy to feel this way, By any means , do not let anyone question your feelings because they are real . It’s super important to see a doctor and start meds asap . PPD /PPA/PTSD can get really bad and go downhill fast like a run away train .

    If You can’t sleep your mind is racing over and over . You don’t want to be touch by your husband/Boyfriend and fear to have sex because you don’t want to get pregnant and battle what you just survived . You may be all over the place one minute “ don’t touch my baby “ I went through hell not you ! At first I wouldn’t let anyone hold her we went though hell together she was mine .

    If anyone touches your baby you may freak out and go postal. You may have days you don’t want to care for your baby because you don’t have the energy too and feel as if your not even the babies mother . You hear your baby cry but can’t pick your own child up because your a hot mess .

    Even questioning why you lived and why you got such horrible medical care .

    You feel like your scatterbrained , your hearts is racing , you hot your cold your shaking and can’t think . You are trying to push on but all of these symptoms are making you feel sick to your stomach .

    Some PPD and PPA symptoms you can be feeling overwhelming

    gulit , sadness , losing touch with who you are and even with reality. looking at your baby and either crying of overwhelming thoughts and not feeling like your the babies mother to hurting yourself or baby . Wishing you never got pregnant and wanting your old life back , every thought you question and feel no one understands how your feeling and by this you are isolating yourself even more and question would your baby be better off without you .

    *** Seek help if you need help finding a doctor please reach out to me I want to help you ***

    Please reach out to us at Hyperemesis Gravidarum Before During And The Aftermath ( HGBDATA) we like to support you and help you find the help and support you need . I run a support group on line on Facebook with the same name please find my group ! I am very blessed to have a team of moms who help me with HGBDATA as I vomit and are sick daily .

    I did a medical conference where I talk about how mental health is so important during and in the aftermath of Hyperemesis Gravidarum you can find that video here : Hyperemesis Gravidarum and the aftermath mental health is so important

    I had to do a video presentation because my illness is attacking and destroying my brain ☹️ multi system degeneration of the autonomic nervous system

    I am going to share this other blog I really like and feel it’s important to share because this information can save a life with or without Hyperemesis Gravidarum many times when a mom is searching they don’t see this website, please read it over and remember everyone suffers differently.

    One of my favorite websites and person on this subject is Katherine Stone who has changed the world on mental illness for mothers . I’m going to share her information from her website below . This is not my website that I am talking about, full credit of just plain mama english all goes too Katherine Stone who has changed the pathway for people to take this seriously.

    Many websites will explain it in doctor terms , however Katherine way of addressing it I love .

    This blog is awesome and explains it where you can understand the symptoms in detail . I feel this blog is so important for moms to read so I wanted to share what she explains about it . Now most of you who read my blog or follow my work , or getting support from my organization. I help mothers with Hyperemesis Gravidarum. I had such severe Hyperemesis Gravidarum that me and my baby almost died .

    On Facebook I am known as a hardcore advocate and HG activist for Hyperemesis Gravidarum and the aftermath . Many of these same symptoms happen after Hyperemesis Gravidarum too , comment if you have a question or email me or find me on Facebook so I can help you find the right answer to your questions and get you help and support !! If wanting to reach out to Katherine Stone please contact me .

    Below you will find Katherine Stone explain it in good old mama English.

    To visit Katherine website please go to:

    http://www.postpartumprogress.com/the-syof-postpartum-mptoms-depression-anxiety-in-plain-mama-english

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    PPD DO I HAVE IT OR AM I JUST CRAZY STARR ?

    ———————————You are not crazy this is not all in your head so to speak this subject is so taboo and shouldn’t be .

    -What does it feel like to have postpartum depression or postpartum anxiety? 

    -What are the signs or symptoms? 

    -How do you know when you have it? And if you do have it, what should you do?

    Below we will explain the signs of postpartum depression and anxiety, but in what she calls “plain mama English.” She won’t use words like hypomania or dysthymia—the kind of confusing terms you might see elsewhere. She will use the words thousands of other moms have used who have already been through this. Words that make sense. After that, we’ll give you some links to some really helpful resources she has and information. You are not alone. At Postpartum Progress they are great because they understand and we’re happy to help promote their website as it will save moms lives .

    When you read the two different symptoms lists below, one for postpartum depression and the one after it for postpartum anxiety and OCD, please remember a few very important things:

    1. You may not be experiencing all of the symptoms listed below or even most of them. Postpartum depression and anxiety are not “one-size-fits-all” illnesses. Your experience may include just a few of the symptoms and you may not have others at all.

    2. Many people have a feeling like the ones listed below every now and then, for a day or two. We all have bad days. Postpartum depression and anxiety are not just bad days. Women with PPD or anxiety have symptoms like these most of the time, for a period of at least 2 weeks or longer, and these symptoms make it feel very hard to live your life each day.

    3. Postpartum depression and anxiety are sometimes “comorbid.”  This means you can have a bit of both, or all of both. If you have symptoms on both lists, that’s not unusual.

    Postpartum Depression Symptoms

    Okay.  Here we go. You may have postpartum depression if you have had a baby within the last 12 months and are experiencing some of these symptoms:

    You feel overwhelmed. Not like “hey, this new mom thing is hard.” More like “I can’t do this and I’m never going to be able to do this.” You feel like you just can’t handle being a mother. In fact, you may be wondering whether you should have become a mother in the first place.

    You feel guilty because you believe you should be handling new motherhood better than this. You feel like your baby deserves better. You worry whether your baby can tell that you feel so bad, or that you are crying so much, or that you don’t feel the happiness or connection that you thought you would. You may wonder whether your baby would be better off without you.

    You don’t feel bonded to your baby. You’re not having that mythical mommy bliss that you see on TV or read about in magazines. Not everyone with postpartum depression feels this way, but many do.

    You can’t understand why this is happening. You are very confused and scared.

    You feel irritated or angry. You have no patience. Everything annoys you. You feel resentment toward your baby, or your partner, or your friends who don’t have babies. You feel out-of-control rage.

    You feel nothing. Emptiness and numbness. You are just going through the motions.

    You feel sadness to the depths of your soul. You can’t stop crying, even when there’s no real reason to be crying.

    You feel hopeless, like this situation will never ever get better. You feel weak and defective, like a failure.

    You can’t bring yourself to eat, or perhaps the only thing that makes you feel better is eating.

    You can’t sleep when the baby sleeps, nor can you sleep at any other time. Or maybe you can fall asleep, but you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t go back to sleep no matter how tired you are. Or maybe all you can do is sleep and you can’t seem to stay awake to get the most basic things done. Whichever it is, your sleeping is completely screwed up and it’s not just because you have a newborn.

    You can’t concentrate. You can’t focus. You can’t think of the words you want to say. You can’t remember what you were supposed to do. You can’t make a decision. You feel like you’re in a fog.

    You feel disconnected. You feel strangely apart from everyone for some reason, like there’s an invisible wall between you and the rest of the world.

    Maybe you’re doing everything right. You are exercising. You are taking your vitamins. You have a healthy spirituality. You do yoga. You’re thinking “Why can’t I just get over this?” You feel like you should be able to snap out of it, but you can’t.

    You might be having thoughts of running away and leaving your family behind. Or you’ve thought of driving off the road, or taking too many pills, or finding some other way to end this misery.

    You know something is wrong. You may not know you have a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder, but you know the way you are feeling is NOT right. You think you’ve “gone crazy.”

    You are afraid that this is your new reality and that you’ve lost the “old you” forever.

    You are afraid that if you reach out for help people will judge you. Or that your baby will be taken away.

    Postpartum Anxiety & OCD

    You may have postpartum anxiety or postpartum OCD if you have had a baby within the last 12 months and are experiencing some of these symptoms:

    Your thoughts are racing. You can’t quiet your mind. You can’t settle down. You can’t relax.

    You feel like you have to be doing something at all times. Cleaning bottles. Cleaning baby clothes. Cleaning the house. Doing work. Entertaining the baby. Checking on the baby.

    You are worried. Really worried. All. The. Time. Am I doing this right? Will my husband come home from his trip? Will the baby wake up? Is the baby eating enough? Is there something wrong with my baby that I’m missing? No matter what anyone says to reassure you, it doesn’t help.

    You may be having disturbing thoughts. Thoughts that you’ve never had before. Scary thoughts that make you wonder whether you aren’t the person you thought you were. They fly into your head unwanted and you know they aren’t right, that this isn’t the real you, but they terrify you and they won’t go away. These thoughts may start with the words “What if …”

    You are afraid to be alone with your baby because of scary thoughts or worries. You are also afraid of things in your house that could potentially cause harm, like kitchen knives or stairs, and you avoid them like the plague.

    You may feel the need to check things constantly. Did I lock the door? Did I lock the car? Did I turn off the oven? Is the baby breathing?

    You may be having physical symptoms like stomach cramps or headaches, shakiness or nausea. You might even have panic attacks.

    You feel like a captive animal, pacing back and forth in a cage. Restless. On edge.

    You can’t eat. You have no appetite.

    You’re having trouble sleeping. You are so, so tired, but you can’t sleep.

    You feel a sense of dread, like something terrible is going to happen.

    You know something is wrong. You may not know you have a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder, but you know the way you are feeling is NOT right. You think you’ve “gone crazy.”

    You are afraid that this is your new reality and that you’ve lost the “old you” forever.

    You are afraid that if you reach out for help people will judge you. Or that your baby will be taken away.

    Now that you’ve gone through these lists, are you thinking, “How the heck does this lady know me? Is there a hidden camera in here?” Nope. What this should tell you is that you are not alone and you are not a freak and you are not highly unusual. If you are having these feelings and symptoms then it is possible you are experiencing common illnesses that 15 to 20% of new mothers have, and they are completely treatable. We’re happy to be here to support you.

    Postpartum Depression Help

    Postpartum Progress is a nonprofit created by moms for moms with maternal mental illness. We know what it’s like and we know how hard it is. Here are some of our best resources for moms with postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety and related illnesses:

    List of postpartum depression treatment specialists and programs. We find that if possible it helps to see someone who has more experience treating women with these illnesses.

    List of postpartum depression support groups.

    Our description of the six stages of postpartum depression, or what it feels like as you progress through this illness.

    A list of some of our top postpartum depression stories, organized in categories so you can find and read stories about moms just like you.

    What recovery from PPD does NOT look like, so you know what to focus on and what not to focus on as you get better.

    To learn more about how Postpartum Progress can help you, click here.

     Other Things You Should Know

    If you are pregnant and are having symptoms similar to those listed above, you should know that you aren’t unusual either. You may have depression or anxiety during pregnancy, which is just as common.

    If you are having the symptoms listed above, call your doctor. There is no need to suffer alone. Don’t try to wait this out. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are temporary and treatable with professional help.

    If you are already past the first year postpartum and still suffering, you could still have postpartum depression or anxiety. Perhaps you never reached out for help in the first year and you are still struggling. Call your doctor. You can still get help for this.

    One last but very important thing: If you are having moments where it seems like you can see or hear things no one else does, if you are feeling paranoid as if others are out to get you, if you are feeling that you or your baby are somehow related to the devil or God in some way, or if you are having thoughts of harming yourself or others, it’s important to reach out for help right now. These symptoms require immediate attention as they could be signs of postpartum psychosis. If you have these symptoms, your illness has the potential to take over and lead you to do things that you wouldn’t normally do. In order to avoid that it is important to reach out for help right away so that trained professionals can help you get stabilized and healthy.

    Please visit her website at :

    http://www.postpartumprogress.com/the-syof-postpartum-mptoms-depression-anxiety-in-plain-mama-english

    Please know you are not alone , it can be scary , everyone suffers differently so no one is textbook !

    You can find our website , my blog here and my videos on YouTube . I run a support group on Facebook and we have one for us that covers the before the During and aftermath . One for the aftermath of our children with aftermath issues , and a group for all the Dad’s out there !

    Sister Starr Andrews Strong HG Activist

    Founder of HG Before During And The Aftermath

    You can find my website at : Hyperemesis Gravidarum Before During And The Aftermath

    You can google search my name or organization name Hyperemesis Gravidarum Before During And The Aftermath to find all of my awareness on Hyperemesis Gravidarum in the before the during and the aftermath .

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    *The website I speak of that is not my website or written work all that Credit is to : Courtesy of :

    Katherine Stone

    http://www.postpartum process.com

    Katherine has change the views of mental illness with mothers and has won many awards and been on TV along with being recognize by webMD and more . I encourage you after reading this blog to visit her website at : http://www.postpartum process.com

    HG Dad’s speaks out on seeing his wife sick

    Most of the time men will not speak out about Hyperemesis Gravidarum and just try to bury it away ! I got the privilege to see his story as his wife had Hyperemesis Gravidarum and I know her . To all the fathers out there , their is hope if your a HG dad needing help please reach out to us at Hyperemesis Gravidarum before during and the aftermath (HGBDATA)

    We have a Hyperemesis Gravidarum group just for fathers .

    Starr Andrews Strong

    This may be my favorite photo ever taken. I’d never felt more relieved in my entire life… I had spent most of the previous 38 weeks trying not to think about her. Trying not to get attached to her… at some point maybe I even felt some resentment. I watched my wife struggle to make it Day to day… poking herself with needle after needle just to get any sort of relief. I watched her go days without eating or drinking because it immediately came right back up. She actually lost weight during this time. I felt guilty, I still do. I watched as she passed out cold and slam her head on the ground… as several people tried to bring her back to consciousness, we eventually, like every week, ended up in the hospital. During all this… we knew there was a strong chance Audrey might not make it. She almost came at 22 weeks so Shelby had to get steroid shots to help her grow. I knew that losing her would break her after all she had gone through… I knew that I had to be the strong one if it happened, for her, for Wade, and for myself. So I mentally prepared myself, as if it had already happened. I grew very depressed during this time… but I didn’t talk about it. I had to be strong.

    When she was born, it was surreal. It was days before I really started to believe it. She was so beautiful. I was so prepared for her not to make it that When she did I realized… I hadn’t prepared for if she did make it. It took some time, her colic didn’t help. I felt like I was being punished, it was an awful time. I cried the first night she slept through the night for us. 9 months of a terrible pregnancy, 11 months of hell, And yet, I wouldn’t trade that time for anything. I love this beautiful baby girl more than I ever thought possible. I love her smile and her laugh, I love watching her eat French fries and i love how she watches the Eagles games with me. It’s been a crazy year, but the ups were worth the Downs. Being a parent is hard, harder than anyone ever told me it would be. But it’s also the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done.Fight for your wife’s girlfriends care and seek help to do whatever it takes to keep them alive ! I am a HG dad and want the rest of the fathers out there to know their is light at the end of the tunnel !

    My name is Michael Worley And my wife suffered from Hyperemesis Gravidarum and we did it we over came the odds.

    If you are looking for help with understanding Hyperemesis Gravidarum and need help to advocate please reach out to us we are here to help .

    RELEASE DATE 9/15/17 “This Ain’t Morning Sickness ” Debut Single Hit Song , on Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) written for Starr and the HG Moms who come to my organization.

    In the HG community , I am very well known as an aggressive hardcore HG Activist , advocate , support sister and the HG fairy godmother . My closest sisters in my Facebook group call me Mama Bear because I will not let anyone bully you , belittle you or judge you . I am their voice , your voice I protect all of my HG moms . I give a safe haven for all of them . I am so honored to have had this song written for me .

    In 2011 after having my daughter I didn’t fit in any “HG Group” no one cared about the aftermath, I did not fit into what others wanted me to be . I tried , really hard . However everyone seemed threatened by me and I did not understand why ? All I wanted to do is tell my story and save mothers and their babies .

    When you come into a world of women who have marked their Territory, and your the new kid on the block and many saw me as a threat . Jealously is a very ULGY thing . I am going to speak my mind and I refuse to censer myself . Like me or hate me , your talking about me .

    Rewind 8 years ago , I felt what would I of wanted during HG? What would of help helped me? Why did I get such poor shitty care for me and my baby. Why did these doctors who take a oath do no harm and they did not uphold the oath . THEY DID DUE HARM!

    I utilize what I would of wanted during HG to build my organization on . The 3 aspects of HG the before ,during and the aftermath.

    HG hits you in every way . Emotionally , mentally , and physically takes such a toll on you . Thank you , thank you Hyperemesis Gravidarum for the gift that keeps on giving . 😭

    Having my huge volunteer base organization and network of HG Crisses Support team members and volunteers is everything I wanted during my pregnancy.

    HG is draining physically , mentally and emotionally and takes such a toll on your body , your health and your mind.

    it’s imperative to have an inner circle of support from your family , friends , spouse , and HG Sisters.

    HGBDATA we enjoy helping mothers who need help with preparing for an HG pregnancy and trying to conceive after having Hyperemesis Gravidarum in a pervious pregnancy.

    Please read my blog post here : https://hgbeforeduringandtheaftermath.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/how-do-i-decide-to-get-pregnant-again-after-having-hyperemesis-gravidarum/

    Being a Hyperemesis Gravidarum activist and advocate, I have dedicated my life to helping mothers who suffer from a life threatening pregnancy condition called Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) check out my website on What is HG?

    Most people , think HG sounds like a spell from Harry Potter even doctors and nurses are uneducated when it comes to HG .

    Nearly 80% of women suffer from Morning Sickness , this is common with pregnancy.

    However 2%-4% end up with a deadly form of pregnancy sickness called Hyperemesis Gravidarum ( HG for short )

    I have been looking and tried to work with many artist in the past and know one understood the emotion I wanted with the song I wanted to educate the world on HG! I was not a song writer by any means . I did use an app that I did make up a few that sound good for a white girl lol . I will have to link it in here at a later time .

    I was blessed to find Maximum Art Productions .

    Mark Arterbury Who writes his own music and sings with the most powerful inspirational voice I have heard . Mark is talented , he is blessed by the holy sprit and can take what you say and the meaning of it and tell a story with his voice . I cried when I heard it , it’s sung in such a way that is majestic while including and preaching the word of god at the same time .

    I had the pleasure of having Mark /Maximum art productions make this song for me and it is such a blessing . His beautiful wife Jolyn is the videographer behind this song .

    This song was written for me and all the Hyperemesis Gravidarum moms out there. Please help share this song with the world. click the highlighted part below to hear and see the video. This Ain’t Morning Sickness by maximum art productions. Really hits home with a Hyperemesis Gravidarum mom. Please share and help us get this to go viral!

    To watch one of the medical conferences I did click here https://youtu.be/vHtpsfR7z7g

    You can learn about HG and the aftermath. Or my video of HG VS morning sickness.click here : https://youtu.be/EkGKEKhS3vga

    It’s so important to fight for your care .

    This video I talk about

    Hyperemesis Gravidarum and the aftermath . I also talk about Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome from a patient’s perspective here ! You can read my story of my nine months of hell , remember your never alone !

    If you need help with HG crisis support please reach out to me on Facebook or via my website to get HG crisis support on my blog. You can visit My website for more information and support ! I also run a Facebook group and pages as well under the same name Hyperemesis Gravidarum before during and the aftermath.

    Remember sharing is caring . This is my hit single click on this to see the video and hear the song This Ain’t Morning Sickness

    This song tells the truth on the dark side of Hyperemesis Gravidarum pregnancy it’s a real eye opener !

    Let me know your thoughts !

    Sister Starr Andrews Strong HGactivist

    Founder of Hyperemesis Gravidarum Before During And The AfterMath

    #HGSong #HGBeforeDuringAndTheAftermath

    #HGIsNotMorningSickness

    #MaximumProductions

    Please click the link below , the debut single “This Ain’t Morning Sickness ”

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    This Ain’t Morning Sickness this is Hyperemesis Gravidarum

    How Do I Decide to Get Pregnant Again After Having Hyperemesis Gravidarum ? 

      Here is my bucket full of my IV medication . I could fill 100 of these . This is the life of a HG mom.
    – Starr Andrews Strong HG Activist

    How do I decide to get pregnant again after having Hyperemesis Gravidarum ? 

    I have been a hardcore volunteer for the HER Hyperemesis Education Research Foundation for years.

    The HER Foundation has such good information on their website and many moms do not even know are there . The information I have gathered myself over the years , is a collaboration of tips from moms I have supported , in my Facebook group HG before during and the aftermath. Many have shared with me that may just be super helpful if you are wanting to go down this road again. If you and your husband have baby fever , it is super important to talk and brainstorm . You need to plan the worst hope for the best . I get asked daily , on Facebook or via email from my website . I love all the Inspirational messages from moms all over the world that follow me , thank you it keeps me going .

    If you have any input please comment so I can add it to my website, blog and my HG book .

    The burning question how do I do this again ? Am I crazy or could I really have another baby ?

    1. How do I know if I will have HG next time?
    If you have had severe HG more than once, you have a very high probability of having HG again. Recent research by the HER Foundation finds over half of women (about 2/3rds) will have HG in every pregnancy. Your chances are greater if you have a relative with a history of HG, especially a sister. Health professionals often underestimate the recurrence rate of HG.

    2. Are you willing and able to endure what you did in your previous pregnancy or worse ?

    Don’t assume your next pregnancy will be different. Subsequent pregnancies are often similar though sometimes they vary – either better or worse. For some women, each pregnancy gets more severe. Hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst.  Having a support system in place is important I run a support group in Facebook groups called Hyperemesis Gravidarum before during and the aftermath
    Click Here To Request In . Please answer all questions :

    FYI: Myself and my team screen every mother’s request so memberships can pend for a long time. If you need in sooner message me or my organization public page . Hyperemesis Gravidarum before during and the aftermath.

    We Focus on all three aspects of hyperemesis. The before ,during and the aftermath. Find my group or reach out if you need help to plan a HG care plan or a TTC plan . If your already pregnant and need HG crisis support your not alone. Myself and team will help you ! You can always text my Crisis line .

    3. Did you try all of the medication options available including Zofran and steroids?

    If yes, and they did not work, know that there are few other options available currently and you may be limited to those treatment options. For some women, starting treatment earlier in pregnancy – at the onset of HG rather than after symptoms are severe, makes surviving HG possible. Also, for some, trying medications via an IV or special pump ( A PCA ) that offers continuous dosing, may be very beneficial. For a small but significant number of women, treatments are not tolerated or have no beneficial effect in any combination. These women will likely find future pregnancies to be just as resistant to treatment. Other options besides pregnancy are likely better choices.

    HGBDATA we offer support and help you put a care plan action in place and have support sisters for one on one support and HG crisis support. I also have a team of women that help with HG Crisis support and ongoing support. Each moms needs are different. To get set up for this is not hard just a few forms and guidelines in place for us to help you.

    4. Is your doctor or midwife willing to set up a plan for your treatment and offer all options? Will they follow a care plan you make up by speaking to one of us at my organization? Home health care and IV hydration at home ?

    Normally I am the one that does this but my Director Yeni does if I’m not available, she can start your treatment plan . At HGBDATA our HG Crisis volunteers are here to help . If you feel you need more then one on one support , you have group support ! My groups are very tight knit and we keep it small and screen each member that wants in . For the safety of the group and my moms who are in my group . You can reach out to my self or my Director Yeni and we will set in place a team for you.

    If your next pregnancy is similar or worse, you may face a great deal of suffering. Having at least one if not two health professionals, and a perinatologist, prepared to care for you is important to ensure you get the care you need. One may be unavailable during the time you most need medical care or may be uncomfortable treating severe HG. A Hyperemesis Gravidarum care plan and speaking with them going over in great detail what the plan is and make sure it’s in your medical record ! Print out the care plan bring a copy. I do write the care plans myself and they can range from 2-22 pages . I am very sick in the aftermath, however I do everything for the moms who come to me . Two nicknames I am called in the HG community is Mama Bear 🐻 and the HG Fairy 🧚‍♂️ Godmother. I will help you through this !

    5. Are you willing or unwilling to take medication or do you have serious concerns over safety?

    Considering most pregnancies are similar if not worse, medication is often necessary to avoid therapeutic termination or miscarriage. Review the medication page on the HER Foundation site to be informed of the risks to you and your baby. All medications carry risk, but the risks are often outweighed by the benefits they offer in managing the symptoms of HG.

    6. Would you be willing to have a special IV (PICC) inserted for nutrition if needed?

    Sometimes women require IV nutrition (TPN) which means you will need help at home daily, home health care nurses, and careful monitoring by health care staff to avoid infection and other complications. It is also expensive but can be life-saving. If you are unwilling due to cost, discomfort, or concerns over safety, please read up on it to be informed. There is always the possibility you will be faced with severe HG and even the choice between losing your baby or IV nutrition. IV fluids and medicine at home instead of the hospital! You have options! They may not tell you your options but you have many .

    7. Did you require numerous medications and invasive treatments like a PICC line in your previous pregnancy?

    Each medication carries some potential for risk to your baby, and introduces the possibility of side-effects or medication interactions. PICC lines (or other central lines) are risky and not to be taken lightly. I have a blog on it here For those very ill, they can be life-saving and necessary, however, avoiding them is ideal.

    but HG is life threatening so the benefit outweigh the risk . However not all PICC LINES and veins are created equal. Check out my blog on SECURACATH you got questions on IV treatment please reach out to me. If you feel that no matter what, you will require extensive medical care, remember these present risks that you cannot always control or prevent.

    8. Did you terminate your previous pregnancy due to the severity of HG?

    Know that the severity often repeats in future pregnancies. Proactive, aggressive care that is planned in advance is critical to surviving more severe cases of HG. Sometimes each pregnancy will be worse than the previous even with good care. This could be due to the brain becoming more sensitive to the vomiting stimulus, thus making the brain less able to control the vomiting. If you would not terminate again and enter unto pregnancy without a plan, you are taking a significant risk. Get tested for the MTHER gene mutation.

    IMPORTANT IF YOU TERMINATED

    You should avoid intercourse, at any rate, during the first two weeks after a termination to decrease your chance of a post-abortion infection and a pregnancy if you are not yet on birth control. Avoid getting pregnant during the first month after an abortion to give your uterine lining time to heal to accept another pregnancy. Your uterine lining begins to heal right after an uncomplicated abortion. In case you really want to conceive after an abortion, doctors recommend you use contraception and wait until after you have at least one normal period before trying to conceive again.

    After terminating a pregnancy, it is possible to get pregnant as soon as you ovulate if you have unprotected sex. This can happen within two weeks, even if you are still bleeding. Based on a 2014 review in the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 83 percent of women ovulate in the first cycle following an abortion, and this can occur as soon as eight days after the procedure. The statistics are similar for first trimester surgical abortions and medical abortions. You are at higher risk for pregnancy complications and miscarriage if you don’t at least wait 1-2 months to get pregnant ! Having Hyperemesis Gravidarum you need to prepare your body before jumping into rushing to get pregnant ! This applies to having a miscarriage as well.

    9. Do you have good social support and adequate help at home?

    This is something that is very important to all pregnancies, but more so for surviving HG, especially if you have children to care for already or get very sick. Women with very high stress levels have higher rates of postpartum depression, and increase the risk of emotional and behavioral disorders in their child.  We have a support group on Facebook and there quite a few other groups we can send you their way if you like so you have more then one support group each offer great support. Most of us in the HG community all know each other and each of our groups are different, but in a good way . If you like a list let me know .

    10. Do you have children at home that will require your care? 

    It will be difficult if not impossible to maintain a normal routine for your children.  You may need to depend on family, friends or day care in order to care for your child(ren) during the worst of HG.  This can vary from a few weeks to the entire pregnancy. Contrary to popular belief, HG does not end at 13 weeks. It often eases by mid-pregnancy, ( FOR SOME but NOT ALL symptoms may last until delivery. The longer HG lasts, the greater your fatigue and debility, and the longer your recovery.

    11. Do twins or multiples run in your family, or do you require fertility treatments that increase the risk of multiples?

    Multiple pregnancies have a higher risk of HG due to the higher level of hormones in their body.

    12. Are you back to normal health?

    Try to be in the best physical and mental health possible before pregnancy. Some women lose a lot of weight and plan to be about 10 pounds over their normal (healthy for their height) weight at conception, so they have some weight to lose and additional stores of vitamins. Before TTC a TTC plan is important to prepare your body for Hyperemesis Gravidarum contact us and we can help.

    13. Do you have money saved up to pay for assistance at home, co-pays and out of pocket expenses, including childcare and non-covered treatments?

    Surviving HG can be expensive if your insurance coverage is limited, you have severe symptoms, become debilitated, experience complications during or after pregnancy, or you lose your income. You can decrease the stress of HG by having extra money available for unexpected expenses. This will also prevent you from having to make choices in your care based on your finances and not your needs.

    14. Do you have insurance coverage for medications like Zofran and treatments like home IV and nutritional (TPN) therapy?

    One month of medications like Zofran can cost approximately $3000 (USD), and TPN at home costs upwards of $500 per day (USD). Without insurance, needed treatments may be too costly, leaving you to suffer unnecessarily. Ensure you have a plan that will cover all possible treatment options and make sure you have waited the required time period for eligibility. Also check to see if HG would be excluded for some reason. It is also very helpful to know the process for seeing a specialist (e.g. if your insurance requires you to get a referral). Be sure that your preferred doctors and hospital are covered by your insurance, or that you have the extra money required to see doctors outside of your network.

    15. Do you have to work or can you take a leave of absence from employment?

    Review your finances closely and determine if you could live without all or part of your income, and for how long. There is no guarantee that you will be able to take a leave from work or be able to return quickly. Alternatively, explore medical disability options and ask your health professional what criteria is used to determine when you would be placed on disability. Also, be familiar with your employer’s policies on taking a leave of absence or your vacation time. If your HG symptoms are not severe, consider part-time or flex hours. Finally, know that physical work is not recommended during pregnancy and practically impossible with HG. If this is part of your job, other options will need consideration. Recovering from HG and a complicated pregnancy can take months, not just weeks and planning ahead for this is crucial, especially if you have HG beyond mid-pregnancy.

    16. Did you have complications other than HG like gestational diabetes, thyroid disease, clotting disorders, or high blood pressure (i.e. preeclampsia, hypertension)?

    These complications may return in future pregnancies and present significant risks to the baby if not controlled. The risk of harm to you and baby is high if you do not respond to the treatments offered or cannot tolerate the treatments. The more complicated the pregnancy, the more difficult it is to manage, and the higher the probability you will have an early delivery or other adverse event.

    17. Has your health care professional suggested that another pregnancy could be dangerous or pose significant risk to your health now or in the future?

    Some women have long-term health issues due to HG including heart or brain damage, gall bladder disease, extensive damage to teeth, hernias, stomach ulcers, bone loss, depression, and joint damage (esp. jaw – TMJ). Pregnancy and delivery alone present many risks that can be life-threatening. These risks may be too great for you, especially if you have children at home that depend on you. This is something you will need to discuss in depth with your family and medical professionals before deciding. There are other options such as adoption and surrogacy, which are chosen by women with HG who desire to continue their family despite HG. It is very important to understand the risks to you and your child so you can make an informed decision.

    18. Is your partner or spouse willing to support you through another pregnancy?

    You will need as much support as possible to endure HG. Without a supportive person around you, it will be difficult to ensure you get the care you need. When you are ill, it’s difficult to advocate for yourself. Since many women with HG go on to experience postpartum depression and anxiety due to trauma, it is critical that you have support beyond pregnancy. Physical recovery can take several months, and emotional recovery much longer. If your partner or spouse is not supportive of another pregnancy or had great difficulty coping with previous pregnancies, ensure you have alternate support systems in place and think carefully about your decision. If you become too ill to care for yourself, you will need someone close by to advocate and care for you. Remember there are many Facebook groups for Hyperemesis Gravidarum online I run one !

    19. Do you have flashbacks, severe anxiety or nightmares about HG?

    HG is often very traumatic. The thought of enduring it again often creates a great deal of anxiety for women. If you are still suffering from the trauma of HG, professional help is needed to help you prepare for another pregnancy. Some areas have groups that specialize in women’s health during and after pregnancy. Your OB may be able to offer referrals. It is not uncommon for women to feel anxious when trying to conceive, knowing that HG lies ahead. Being prepared and informed about managing HG will ease the anxiety.
    Going through Hyperemesis Gravidarum is forever changing and can leave a everlasting impach on you mentally emotionally and physically.

    Your not alone ,

    Starr Andrews Strong HG Activist

    HG Fairy 🧚‍♂️ Godmother

    Starr Andrews Strong HG Activist

    HG Before During And The Aftermath

    FOUNDER OF HGBDATA

    HER VOLUNTEER

    #HGMovement

    information courtesy of The Her Foundation.

    Source : HER Foundation

    Starr What Is CVS Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome ? 

    Today’s Question of The Day is What is CVS ? A.K.A Cyclical ( Cyclic ) Vomiting Syndrome.

    I Get Ask This Question Daily . Starr is HG actually CVS ?

    Starr I had Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) while pregnant . I read that you know about the two and how they are the same like a sisterhood disease. I’m still sick but I heard you get CVS too in the aftermath?

    Every time my period comes I get hit with HG symptoms. It is just like HG. I’m overwhelmed please help explain what CVS is and how you say the word Cyclic does this mean cycle like a period or bike ? Sorry for the stupid questions but your the only one I know of that can answer these questions to educate and not belittle me for not knowing 😉

    My family thinks I am going to die …..

    ~ Anonymously Crazy


    What a great question! I get asked this daily .

    I have had CVS since I was younger it was triggered from my periods it was so bad, I would end up every month in the hospital due to dehydration it was bad and no one understood me .

    I didn’t know for a very long time that it was CVS. Intractable nausea and vomiting they call it in medical terms .

    I had my gallbladder removed when I was 22 because they were not sure that was the reasoning why I had intractable nausea and vomiting , sadly just made everything worse .

    WHAT IS CVS ?

    CVS stands for Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome . Most that don’t suffer or don’t know how to pronounce it. Many suffers will call it cycle but that what Cyclic means . To pronounce it the best way I remember that stuck in my head of a CVS sister Coleen Rice that wrote a book on CVS . I love her , it was the first CVS book I read , before she started CVS Speaks.

    I was so happy when I found her book it kept me sane . Rare but not alone you can get on Amazon.

    I enjoyed her book , it’s a good book to know your not alone . It has been many years since I read it however a part in her book has happened to myself trying to explain to a nurse how to say it.

    If your trying to teach someone how to say the word Cyclic ( Sike Lic ) you would think 🤔 Is this how you say it ? NOPE !!The C is silent! Like physh lick . Some people will say SICK LICK , I had many nurses do this to me saying your sick and you licked what that led to vomiting . Insert eye roll 🙄 here . Tomato tomatoe however try to say it correctly . Otherwise you may get punched in the face .

    Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, also referred to as CVS in short , is an severe nausea and vomiting disorder with sudden, repeated attacks—also called episodes—of severe debilitating nausea, vomiting, and physical exhaustion that occur with no apparent cause. Many CVSer fall into a conscious coma where they can not speak just lay there still and only enough strength to vomit. These episodes can last from a few hours to several days or months at a time or longer! Episodes can be so severe that a person has to stay in bed for days, unable to go to school or work or care for their children let alone themselves . A person with CVS and this can be women, men ,boys or girls including children as CVS doesn’t discriminate .

    CVS can get bad , real bad and if you or someone’s out know and love have a attack that won’t stop , you should seek treatment at an ER or a hospital during episodes if they can not abort it in what I call the

    Golden Window of time”

    The golden window is a short period that the suffers has to get medicine to abort the attack ASAP. Everyone is different in what works to abort their attacks may not help you as we are all different.

    After having HG during my pregnancy my abortive medications changed. I had to have Zofran shot by I.M. Injection which is a muscle injection of the medication to try to prevent me having to go in for IV hydration and IV medication to stop the nausea and vomiting . Others have only pills like Zofran , Ativan, Imtrex pills or injections can sometimes abort an attack . For many of us we don’t want to go to the ER because we are patient profiled. What are we profiled as ?

    A drug seeker and not taking seriously about our symptoms. For myself and countless others with CVS get extreme stomach pain in the upper part of our stomach that can leave the sufferer curl into a ball on the floor . Because for this we need pain medication at times and very sadly someone with CVS are often labeled as just wanting drugs and a frequent flyer . Yes the ER will flag you , I have seen it , experience it , and watched this young mom be told as she lied in room 11 crying. I walked in and said sweetie I believe you here is my business card for my organization, I’m here reach out .

    You may not here them say it to your face , however you are in their eyes. When I was in the ER for my daughter for 13 days ( yes 13 days in a little ER room 8 will haunt me for life , it was a nightmare for my six year old and us to be locked in a prison , (another story another time ) you will hear people talking about how bad they are treated in an ER with CVS , my daughter was resting and I was walking to the bathroom and this nurse is trying to chase the doctor down to ask for medication consent and I actually heard and saw with my own eyes the doctor say “she faking the vomiting and pain” she was just here a few days ago . “I will not give her pain medication, discharge her NOW!” She a junkie get her out of here . My heart sank because I been there I had to go to her room and say “I believe you”

    I wanted to see if this person had CVS or Gastroparesis. Pain is part of what makes CVS unbearable because on top of the nausea it’s so bad you can’t eat or drink. Some with CVS experiences symptom-free periods lasting a few days , weeks to several months depends on the CVS sufferer . To people who have the disorder, as well as their family members and friends, cyclic vomiting syndrome can be disruptive and frightening.

    Intensity of symptoms will vary as a person cycles through four distinct phases of an episode: Below are the phases they may vary from person to person but usually go in this order ! HOWEVER , NOT ALL CVS SUFFERER HAVE CYCLES THEY CAN BE IN A CONSENT ONGOING CYCLE THAT WONT END! Any doctor tells you otherwise they don’t know what the hell they are talking about . Chronic nausea that is debilitating and consumes you .

    For the sufferer , depending when and how your body triggers CVS your symptoms can vary and change over time :

    This is a real problem , CVS doesn’t have a one size fit all diagnosis. if you have CVS and know it but because you really haven’t felt well the doctor will say it’s not CVS and making the suffer feel lost crazy and no valuation. Not all , but many CVSer that have CVS do have Gastroparesis that can makes it more likely of being ” Stuck in a cycle “

    I personally like to say attack or episode I don’t like saying cycle even though that what it is. I have some CVS brothers that will not say cycle because they been look at as crazy at the hospital and made fun of being on there man period but it’s not a laughing matter.
    If you had semi text book CVS that come and go they usuallly go like this but vary……

    Prodrome phase. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    The first phase, the person feels that an episode of nausea and vomiting is about to start. Often marked by intense sweating and nausea—with or without abdominal pain—this phase can last from a few minutes to several hours or longer. The person may appear unusually pale.

    It can go from just nausea then hit hard into the vomiting in a blink of a eye!

    Vomiting phase. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    Intense nausea, vomiting, and retching and pain. Periods of vomiting and retching can last 20 to 30 minutes at a time or longer. For myself when it bad it’s just non stop and I can not speak or move and I lay on my side with my face in my bucket! The person may be subdued and responsive, immobile and unresponsive, or writhing and moaning with intense abdominal pain. An episode can last from hours to days.

    Recovery phase. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    When the vomiting and retching stop and the nausea subsides. Improvement of symptoms during the recovery phase can vary. Healthy color, appetite, and energy return gradually or right away.
    When no symptoms are present . CVS is a disorder that can affect a person for months, years, or decades or forever. Each episode of cyclic vomiting syndrome is usually similar to previous ones, meaning that episodes tend to start at the same time of day, last the same length of time, and occur with the same symptoms and level of intensity however this can change . Sometimes a CVS sufferer can get stuck in a cycle that is just daily with only short breaks then the nausea and vomiting come back. I hate the smell of food.
    If I smell food it will make me deadly sick just from the smell . I have a very high level of being able to smell anything , I hate it ! CVS before HG was different for me ! Once I was well I could eat and drink and smell food and it was okay . Sadly this has changed as I use to be able to drink so much water in one day and now I hardly can or I vomit it all back up ! I do IV hydration at home and meds in my picc line so I don’t have to be away from my little one . Being on home health care been a saving grace .
    A CVSer they can be sick daily as in ongoing and doctors will “claim” this can not be CVS if you have no break , this is false ! Most cvs suffers have Gastroparesis on top of CVS so it mask the two illnesses into one and as why many are left sick and doctors throw their hands up saying “I don’t know what’s wrong with you” . This makes it even more depressing for the sufferer .

    A suffer easily can be labeled a frequent flyer at a ER because once we get sick it can last a long time ! For many of us dehydration and malnutrition can be deadly ! Within the last two years in the CVS community we have lost a minimum of 15 CVS brothers and sisters due to CVS that led to serious illness and organ failure ! CVS is no laughing matter ! How many more have to die before CVS is taken seriously!
    it’s not like CVS won’t kill you” these doctors need to learn that CVS can kill you.
    can happen by CVS are as followed .
    Complications
    of CVS you must replace fluids that were lost because of vomiting and diarrhea. When dehydrated, the body lacks enough fluid and electrolytes—minerals in salts, including sodium, potassium, and chloride—to function properly. Severe dehydration may require intravenous (IV) fluids and
    rritation of the esophagus—can result from the stomach acid that exits through the esophagus during Vomiting. Vomiting blood can cause a tear in the lower end of the esophagus—is caused by severe vomiting. A person with bloody vomit and stool should see a health care provider right away. I have in my medical records Mallory Weiss Syndrome because it happens often , during pregnancy with Hyperemesis Gravidarum it was worse .

    Tooth decay or corroding tooth enamel is damage caused by stomach acid. Once you lose the enamel your teeth are not savable. I had all my teeth rot due to Chronic CVS after having a very high risk pregnancy known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum . HG and CVS mimic each other with HG two lives are at stake in less your pregnant with more then one baby . Many moms in the aftermath of HG get CVS.
    Anyone anytime and is not rare by any means . If you are unable to get treatment or delaying treatment can cause irreversible damage to your organs and this can kill a person with CVS. As dehydration is hand and hand with CVS. Septic shock is a serious medical condition that occurs when sepsis, which is organ injury or damage in response to infection, leads to dangerously low blood pressure and abnormalities in cellular metabolism. … It can cause multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (formerly known as multiple organ failure) and death. CVS causes extreme nausea and vomiting that can lead to dehydration and malnutrition. However many CVS suffer in silence because we are label drug seekers and some CVS treatment includes pain medications so the medical community points fingers and saids ( nope just wants drugs ) All we want is to be out of pain and to help the Sickness , nausea and vomiting to stop. many with CVS that get Hyperemesis Gravidarum it’s Severe and needs to be treated aggressively many like my CVS brother Dave pictured in this blog , dehydration can lead to serious complications, such as coma and death, particularly if untreated. … ( Dave overcame the odds and is still here praise god but he still sick and fighting the battle every day and refuses to let CVS win !

    Anyone with CVS needs to have valuation and good medical treatment.
    Dave is a inspiration to me . I am proud of him speaking up about it and being a man it’s not easy . I have another CVS brother Stephen who is awesome too !

    Here is his YouTube video

    #CVSTRUTH from him . It always makes me cry

    Stephan CVS Truth

    As men with CVS most of them suffer in silence. More men need to speak out to show it’s just not in our heads .

    Our body needs many things to stay alive . However the lack of aggressive treatment for Cyclic Vomiting syndrome, organs including the kidneys, liver, and brain are often damaged due to severe dehydration. Confusion and coma are often signs of brain damage from dehydration. You may here this is very rare but sadly it’s not.
    Get checked to see if you have Gastroparesis because having this on top of CVS is debilitating.

    It’s possible to have periods of wellness, but it’s hard on many CVSer. So many things trigger CVS and it’s very hard to pinpoint ones triggers at times even someone who has had CVS for years ! CVS can lead to other life-threatening complications . CVS doesn’t discriminate, it mimics Hyperemesis Gravidarum so if your in the aftermath of your pregnancy and suffered from HG you could have CVS. If your a CVSer and get pregnant and become very ill frequently you could have Hyperemesis Gravidarum . If you have HG you can have a child born with CVS . CVS and Hyperemesis Gravidarum are related by our DNA more research needs to be done on the RYR2 FACTOR to know does everyone have this Gene mutation or only women.
    If you need help to explain what CVS is and if you have any questions at all please comment or reach out ! The picture below is someone I know in my CVS groups and survived however he battles CVS as many of us do !

    This photo speaks volumes and is a wake up call !

    Medication can’t kill CVS nothing will there are vitamins that you can take to help make CVS a bit better . My problem is I can’t take the Mitochondrial cocktail I try and always get nauseated.
    CVS on a daily basis keep fighting . CVS is a real thing , don’t discredit someone suffering if they have CVS or have symptoms of CVS and are undiagnosed. Many doctors sadly are not educated on #CyclicVomitingSyndrome as they are uneducated on Hyperemesis Gravidarum . It’s about raising awareness , sharing this post and getting the word out that #CVSIsARealThing. CVS doesn’t Discriminate men get CVS too , I know quite a few men who do and it’s so hard on them too ! This picture below is of a CVS brother Dave ! Please know you are not alone , would you want to see your loved one in the hospital in a coma like this photo ?Because this is the #CVSTruth THIS IS our #CVSReality

    Sister Starr Andrews Strong 💕.Founder of Hyperemesis Gravidarum Before During And The Aftermath CVS Truth is a division of HG Before During And The Aftermath http://www.hg-before-during-and-the-aftermath.com#CVSTruth #AreYouCVSAware CVS Is A Real #HGAndCVS

    Sign the petition to make hyperemesis national priority

    Mothers and babies are dying due to incompetent doctors ! When Is Hyperemesis Gravidarum going to be a National priority? How many mothers and babies have to die before this is taken seriously? Hyperemesis Gravidarum is not rare anymore and I’m sick of it , I’m sick of losing mothers to a pregnancy illness that uneducated doctors nurses medical staff dismiss . This is not morning sickness this is Hyperemesis Gravidarum , HG will kill you , morning sickness will not ! This is the official Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) Petition on the White House Website. We need your help to get the United States Congress to make Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) a National Priority! We need to get 100,000 Signatures in 30 Days in order to get an official update from the White House within 60 days. Your signanture will help us save lives; thank you so much for your support! #HyperemesisGravidarum 
    I urge you to please sign this petition and share it on your status publicly! The White House one we had was under Obama care administration and after the Ayden Rae Foundation calling the while house they said that site wasn’t working ! Here is the new link ! 

     Thank you , 

     Starr Andrews Strong❤💙 

    Hyperemesis Gravidarum Before During And The Aftermath 

    #HGMovement 

    https://www.change.org/p/donald-trump-hyperemesis-gravidarum-hg-must-become-a-priority

    Proud to be an Hyperemesis Gravidarum and CVS advocate 

    Being a survivor of Hyperemesis Gravidarum has made me the advocate and activist I am today ! I have suffered from CVS -Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome since I was young I still pushed through life as best as I could . I had a few years of remission of CVS after Oxygen Therpy for a clinical trial ! I wasn’t suppose to get pregnant and I did and ended up with severe Hyperemesis Gravidarum . What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum ? Hyperemesis Gravidarum is a life threatening pregnancy condition that can kill a mother and her baby at any point during pregnancy ! It’s not morning sickness and calling it that is a slap to a #HGMoms face ! I survivered 9 months of hell and god put me on this journey because he feels I’m strong enough to live it ! I wouldn’t be the advocate and activist I am today , if I had not went through Hyperemesis Gravidarum . In the aftermath I was hit with CVS badly , people do not understand CVS as they don’t understand Hyperemesis Gravidarum , CVS there is no cure for and the cycles of nausea and vomiting are endless . CVS is so poorly understood by the medical community as it is to everyone else ! When someone with Hyperemesis Gravidarum or CVS tells you they are sick , believe them and listen and try to help them instead of trying to Cracker them , we are dehydrated crackers when you can’t even swallow you choke ! Ginger is so gross the smell the taste it makes you even more sick . GINGER DOESNT HELP SO STOP SAYING TO TRY IT ! Sea bands are an insult and telling us well try to eat and drink ….. Don’t you think we want too , if only we could just eat and drink but we can’t andyou need to start educating yourself if you have a loved one with Hyperemesis Gravidarum during pregnancy or suffering from Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) 

    We want to be well , we want to not be sick , but this is not the way it works in real life . 

    Learn about HG and CVS and be aware 
    For more information please visit my website at http://www.hg-before-during-and-the-aftermath.com 
    Starr Andrews StrongHGactivist 

    Hyperemesis Gravidarum before during and the aftermath 

    #HGMovement 

    #CVSMovement 

    #CVSTruth 

    #HGReality 

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