I Have Morning Sickness PTSD

I threw up every day for 9 months when I was pregnant with my daughter six years ago. The medical term for severe morning sickness is "hyperemesis-gravidarum" and until Princess Kate made it evening news, many people didn't understand how incapacitating it is. For the first three months, I was bedridden and every morning felt like Groundhog's Day meets The Hangover. Everyone marveled at my growing bump and glowing skin; I was supposed to be euphoric but I existed in a torturous, alienating sick twilight zone where every morning felt like the worst hangover of all time. My 5am alarm clock was a combination of barfing and diarrhea at once and the first few months I used the bathroom garbage pan as my secondary receptacle. Most books predicted the morning sickness would end by week 14. By week 15, I scoured the Internet for stories of how it would end by 20 weeks and when I was still throwing up at week 30, it had become part of my routine. I hurled all over New York City; behind a dumpster behind the Rockefeller Christmas tree, in Central park on St. Patrick's Day, and in a cab on the way to my sister's apartment uptown. I ended up in the ER several times for IV fluids and an overpriced prescription for the overpriced anti-nausea medicine, Zofran, which replaced the nausea with blinding migraines which led to nausea. No matter what I ate, it made me nauseated. If something worked to appease me once, it rarely worked a second time. Medical professionals reassured me...
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