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Second trimester-feeling run down and exhausted

(8 Posts)
Katiebee123 Fri 22-Jan-16 21:51:34

Hi ladies this is my first ever post and just looking for Some advice.
I'm 16 wks 4ds and I am feeling so run down and exhausted all the time! I work in a busy salon 41 hours a week where I'm always on the go, I try to eat well and get plenty fluids but I am feeling really fatigued and sore throat/ears/leg ache etc Is this normal for anyone else? I know a little tiredness is to be expected but I just want to go to my bed as soon as I get home so have no motivation. Feeling a bit sorry for myself I think xx

Doublebubblebubble Fri 22-Jan-16 22:08:03

2nd trimester is usually the easy bit lol - have you had your iron levels checked??... You can feel quite run down if they are low x it's alright to feel a bit sorry for yourself, it's perfectly normal. X

Katiebee123 Fri 22-Jan-16 22:15:47

That's what everyone has told me lol still waiting to feel normal again 😂No I've not had them checked I'm due back to the midwife on 25th so will ask her then, thanks. Think my boyfriend thinks I'm probably being a drama queen but I'm past the point of caring lol xx

Doublebubblebubble Fri 22-Jan-16 22:18:14

You get like that with pregnancy lol x just try eating green leafy veg and making sure you're properly hydrated - I know it's cliché but honestly it does help your energy levels x

Snoopysimaginaryfriend Sat 23-Jan-16 10:15:03

Hi katie I'm 24 weeks tomorrow and I feel exactly the same way. I'm exhausted and run down yet when I try to sleep I get hip pain and restless legs. I get breathless at the slightest exertion and the crappy office chairs at work make me feel like I've been kicked in the groin.

I eat at least five portions of fruit and veg everyday as well as having spinach everyday. Apparently my iron levels are 'amazing' but I'm so exhausted sometimes it makes me
tearful

Katiebee123 Sat 23-Jan-16 12:41:01

Snoopy this is exactly the way I feel too. I went to bed last night but tossed and turned all night! I'm hoping things will improve a wee bit as time goes on a bit. I cried for about an hour last night too think just a mixture of everything!

cantbelieveImquittingcoffee Sat 23-Jan-16 15:10:58

Poor you! Your work schedule sounds knackering, I'm not surprised you are exhausted! For me it went in cycles and I think around 16 weeks I was really tired too. It picked up a bit after that though at 23 weeks I stopped sleeping properly, had to start walking more slowly and started taking time off work as I couldn't keep going at my "normal" pace anymore. I'm just over 25 weeks now and energy seems to have picked up again, but this might be because I'm actually taking the effort to rest a bit more!

Katiebee123 Sat 23-Jan-16 16:05:39

That's reassuring to know things picked up. I think I need to take that approach aswell and listen to my body a bit more. Thanks- feel much better about things today x

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