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Extreme fatigue in mid-first trimester - normal?

(17 Posts)
somewherewest Sun 27-Oct-13 14:53:22

Its an utter bone weariness that really hits around lunchtime and lasts through the rest of the day (I often have an hour or two's sleep around 1-3). It's a combination of extreme tiredness and feeling weak, light-headed and generally grotty. This is my second pregnancy and I vaguely remember feeling like this with DS, but only right at the end of the pregnancy and only occasionally. Anyone want to tell me I'm normal grin

Slainte Sun 27-Oct-13 14:57:33

Completely normal in my experience. Congratulations flowers

AndIFeedEmGunpowder Sun 27-Oct-13 14:58:38

I don't think I have ever felt tiredness like it. Congratulations!

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 27-Oct-13 15:04:46

Yes totally normal I was so unbelievably tired I would literally come home from work, have shower, eat tea and be in bed by 7 every night

jaykay987 Sun 27-Oct-13 15:15:04

Im 5w + 2 - and Im feeling exactly the same at the moment. Unfortunately Im at work all afternoon.....so Im very envious of your sleep! I've been doing the same this weekend and Ive felt so much better for it.

Xenadog Sun 27-Oct-13 15:46:59

I have never felt exhaustion like it. Mine lasted until about 14 weeks. It never truly went away though.

Congratulations on the pregnancy!

SharpLily Sun 27-Oct-13 15:48:41

Hey, at least you get until midday! I feel like I've had a hangover for ten weeks, it's awful and it feels soooooooo much better that I know it's completely normal - not!

3xM Sun 27-Oct-13 15:49:08

Yep, completely normal and horrible. It will soon pass. Congratulations!

Meglet Sun 27-Oct-13 15:51:44

yes, when I was pregnant with DC1. I spent a few days flat out on the sofa / bed, didn't even have the energy to watch TV. It's like being drugged.

TownhouseMummy Sun 27-Oct-13 16:27:59

Yes this is my main pregnancy symptom. Lasted all the way through with ds and now 14 weeks pregnant and a sahm so I nap with ds. It has eased over the past few weeks so I don't feel quite as rotten as I did! But I have to eat by 5pm and in bed by 8pm. Carry snacks around when I go out because I get so lightheaded.

jammiecat Sun 27-Oct-13 17:19:23

Yes completely normal, I ended up with a fit note from the Dr for reduced hours as I couldn't stay awake. But then I am expecting twins wink

RaRa1988 Sun 27-Oct-13 17:30:42

I'm 6+6 and I sleep 12-16hours most nights when not on shift [hmm0

Lvcat Sun 27-Oct-13 18:03:04

Congrats to you!
I'm around the 6/7 week mark and I'm exhausted from about 3pm onwards. Currently in the pjs in bed trying to keep down some ginger biscuits and its only 6pm! So I would say your tiredness is normal grin

heidihole Sun 27-Oct-13 18:07:19

Absolutely normal.

Jorior Sun 27-Oct-13 18:52:06

Totally normal. But, it's likely to disappear as suddenly as it hit you so fingers crossed you have a wonderful surge of energy to look forward to. My husband said it's like living with someone on Valium!

MrsPatMustard Sun 27-Oct-13 19:32:58

Totally normal (and ghastly), you have my complete sympathies. Three weeks before I fell pregnant I did a 15 mile sponsored walk. By the time I was 8 weeks pregnant I was so knackered I walk upstairs to the bathroom without pausing for breath halfway up. It does pass. I found by about 15 weeks I started to feel more like my old self. hang on in there.

bludgerwitch Mon 28-Oct-13 10:14:16

This is my first pregnancy but I think it's quite normal, I'm wk 9 and I've had it for the last 4-5 weeks, it's horrid. Dizziness and queasiness until mid-day, then the tiredness hits - makes full-time hours really tricky.

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