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hyperemesis gravidarum as TMS?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by fishy, Jul 8, 2020.

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  1. fishy

    fishy New Member

    Anyone know if this condition has been discussed in terms of TMS or psychogenic causation?
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  2. miffybunny

    miffybunny Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hmm I think that is hormonal. It's awful but with pregnancy it all passes! I honestly don't think it is TMS. If the preens is also under a lot of stress, that could aggravate the situation of course.
     
  3. Lizzy

    Lizzy Well known member

    I don't know of course, but I have often wondered about this because I was very sick my entire first pregnancy and had to to take meds for vomiting. My second pregnancy I only took meds until 5 months. After learning about mindbody syndromes, I have thought about it lasting until my first was born. Also, I realize 30 years later, that it stopped when I was able to feel my second kicking consistently enough to know she was okay. Certainly this is only one story, but I do wonder.
     
  4. fishy

    fishy New Member

    I wonder also. I almost died from it almost 30 years ago. My liver shut down, etc. I remember being so scared of having a child at that time and wonder if it was TMS. I am a barfy sort of gal anyway, with a stressy stomach, so it would fit. I remember the doctors in the hospital telling me they didn't know what caused HG, just that some women don't react well to the hormonal changes. This seems like a TMS red flag, though my understanding of the disorder is 30 years out of date now.
    I am not looking for blame, just trying to understand my history better. It was very traumatic and very mysterious.
     
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  5. miffybunny

    miffybunny Beloved Grand Eagle

    Yes what you wrote makes sense! My guess would be that it is triggered by a cascade of hormones but there can also be a strong emotional overlay. There is a psychological component to EVERY medical issue because the brain and body are inseparable. You see this with conditions like MS for ex. Too much stress will certainly aggravate the condition.
     
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