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Don’t know what to do anymore

Answered 1 year ago

Hi ladies,
I’m in a bit of a mess and don’t know what to do. I’m currently 7 weeks pregnant, have awful morning sickness, dizziness (sometimes with fainting) anemia and horribly depressed.
I’m in a fairly new relationship and have a 6 year old daughter from my previous marriage.
Being so unwell I’ve been taking a fair amount of time off work, I’m in management and have approached my higher ups about possibly reducing my hours as I feel terrible calling in sick all the time, but they would rather not do that apparently until my contract is up (in around 6 weeks) and then if I choose not to sign another I could cut down my hours and go back to casual, but I honestly don’t know how I’m going to get through the next 6 weeks. I had HG with my first and can feel myself getting sicker every day. I feel so miserable and stressed and honestly some days just feel like quitting. I don’t know what to do or what my options are really, I can’t really afford not to bring some money in but I physically can’t drag myself away from the toilet some days.


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1 year ago
What medication are you on? I've had HG 4 times (3 babies) and getting on right medication can help. Not cure it but help.

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1 year ago
I’m on ondansetron, I didn’t find it helped that much last time and am finding the same this time

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1 year ago
You should try restavit.
Theres also maxalon, stemetil, Mirtazapine, Phenergan, steroids etc
Restavit helps majority of women who have HG and it's just over the counter :)

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1 year ago
Get a medical certificate and apply for centre link sicknesses benefit

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1 year ago
Could you take a few weeks leave without pay then go back to work the 6 remaining weeks in your current contract?

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1 year ago
I’m hoping they may agree to that, it’s getting to the point where I physically can not do it

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1 year ago
Sorry babe, I have no advice but I'm sending you love and well wishes. I hope things look up for you soon xxxx

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1 year ago
Thankyou so much x

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1 year ago
Is working from home an option for you? Doesn’t solve all your issues, the work still needs to be done, but the added flexibility would help ease some of the stress. Even if you worked at home 2-3 days a week and went into the office the other days.
I’m not sure what industry you work in, is there a union rep you could speak to for advice?
What about leave without pay for a month or 2 until the morning sickness passes? At least that way you’ll know you have a job to go back to when you’re feeling up to it rather than quitting.

Good luck Hun, I hope this stage of pregnancy passes quickly for you.

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1 year ago
Unfortunately I work in retail so working from home is not possible, I’m considering asking to take leave without pay for the remainder of my first trimester at least and seeing how I go.