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4th pregnancy feel awful please help?

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threecurrantbuns Wed 31-Aug-11 13:32:29

Iam only six weeks but feel sooo awful i feel sick, dizzy and severe headache, it is constant only not feeling the symptoms when asleep.

There must be some sort of solution?? please tell me there is? I am struggling to look after my other three.

Haribojoe Wed 31-Aug-11 13:37:26

Haven't got much in the way of practical advice but wanted to sympathise.

I'm nearly 10 weeks with DC4 and true to form am feeling ghastly.

Wanted to vomit all the way round Sainsburys this morning, goodness knows how I'm managing nappy changes and I just want to sleep all day.

I'm trying to eat regularly, even though the thought of it makes me want to vomit and DH has had to accept that things around the house aren't getting done as quickly or as well as usual, there's only so much I can manage.

Also for me I find I feel worse if I don't get up and get on IYSWIM, so I think that the start of school on Monday and having to be up and out in the morning will help.

I really feel for you currantbuns fingers crossed you'll feel better soon.

mumnosbest Wed 31-Aug-11 14:31:26

Sympathise with both of you. I'm almost 17Wks now but remember how horrible it feels. This is my 4th pg and right up to 12wks I felt terrible (worse than the last 3 by far). It may have been coincidence but worth a try, at 12 wks I bought travel sick wrist bands from Asda and have been fine since. Hope you both feel better soon!

Loopymumsy Wed 31-Aug-11 15:03:33

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threecurrantbuns Wed 31-Aug-11 19:13:49

Thank you my other 3 are 5,3 and 17months so don't get much chance to rest looking forward to school starting. Just another question how quickly did you show fourth time. I feel like I'm showing already can't be possible surely. I want showing until 5months with first and second

Loopymumsy Wed 31-Aug-11 20:17:33

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lollystix Wed 31-Aug-11 20:47:07

Hi threecurrants. Mine are same age as yours and on my 4th. 32 weeks and SO bored of it. At work still - so much easier than being at home with them. Unlike you I didn't feel sick though - didn't realise was pregs for first 15 weeks blush

Fresh01 Thu 01-Sep-11 13:28:08

Hi threecurrants, I am in the same boat as you with kids of the same ages as yours although I am now 24 weeks. This was the first pregnancy where I was actually sick although have felt sick previously. All I managed to work out was if I was tired the sickness and headaches were much much worse, so had to resort to going to bed early as often as possible also DH got up with the kids at weekends so I got a lie-in.

About the dizziness, I had that on and off for 20 weeks this time round. GP said it was due to low blood pressure and suggested I wear support socks or tights (stopped wearing them by 20 weeks), these definitely helped. Apparently the blood is taking to long to get back from your feet to your heart as even your veins are looser with repeated pregnancies! I put baby gates on our playroom, most toddler proof room, so that when I felt dizzy I could sit in there with DS (19 months now) or strap him in his highchair till it passed as I was scared of passing out whilst holding him. As it was school hols (they get 8.5 weeks here and went back today) I made sure DD1 could use my iPhone to call DH or another person living nearby just in case and so she knew not to panic if I keeled over.

Re. showing, this time round I am very small still at 24 weeks but I think that it because school hols have meant we have been busy. I showed a lot early with DS - child no 3, people were saying was I pregnant again by 10 weeks! First two were girls so my doctor said it was likely I was very bloated due to the different hormones rather than actually showing. Though once I hit 14 weeks, I didn't change in size till around 20 weeks.

Good luck it is a horrible feeling esp when you have the other kids to look after.

mumnosbest Thu 01-Sep-11 20:42:47

4th pg and was showing by 8-9 wks! 17 wks now and thankfully slowed down a bit

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