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Anyone else pregnant and feeling like crap?

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Alisonjayjay Fri 23-Sep-11 09:49:30

I am just about five weeks pregnant with my 2nd baby. My older child is 7. Today I feel awful. I'm really excited about the pregnancy and DP is over the moon. I have tender, sore breasts, a headache, aching legs, really tired, feeling sick but also sooo hungry. When I try to eat I only manage a little and then have to stop eating because I feel nauseous and the smell of food/coffee/fruit juice is making me ill. The only thing that doesn't seem to affect me is water! I remember morning sickness with my eldest but I don't remember it starting this early. Is anyone else feeling like this? Is it even possible to feel this sick so early on?

melliebobs Fri 23-Sep-11 11:04:13

Week 4/5 when i found out all the way to week 16 were bloomin' awefull for me. No sickness but constant nausea, feeling hungry but not being able to eat anything and then when i could stomach something only managing mouthfulls at a time. Constant banging headaches, falling asleep in the middle of the afternoon. God it was a long slog!

Now at week 18 almost 19 and if it wasn't for the wriggling inside me i wouldn't know I was pregnant!

halecromp Fri 23-Sep-11 11:16:52

I am 7+6 and for the last 3 weeks have felt exhausted, shaky and so, so sick. Have been sick about 10 times but feel nauseous constantly and doing the school run with my dd makes me so anxious as I am scared I will throw up on the way there or back or on the playground. Hope you start feeling better soon xxx

Mikocat Fri 23-Sep-11 11:45:20

Oh god yes! When you stop feeling blooming awful and start blooming? That's what I want to know.

I'm off work at the moment as I had a touch of food poisoning earlier in the week and it's just turned me into a mess. I feel constantly tired, I'm weepy at the slightest thing, nauseous and headachy and full of trapped wind. Oh and constipated. I'm seven weeks tomorrow.

The doc took me off of my Antidepressants nearly two weeks too and I don't think that's helping!

I am happy about this baby believe it or not! I just can't believe pregnancy is this rubbish! smile

RubyLovesMayMay Fri 23-Sep-11 12:23:09

Approx 10+4 here and everyday is a struggle. I had two weeks off sick when I was pg with DD when I was in the early stages with her but have worked through it all this time around, God knows how.

Sickness subsided at around 14 weeks with DD so this one BETTER do the same grin

Im my experience:

1st trimester - you feel like shit, but as your baby is so tiny you feel all the sickness is unwarranted because it doesnt feel real yet. Especially if you havent told anyone.

2nd trimester - after you've had the scan and you see theres actually a baby in there, and if your sickness goes, your energy comes back and you're "blooming" (whatever that means) I started to think pregnancy aint that bad. Hence be having a 2nd DC. Hair/nail grow loads, cute little bump, first flutters, then full on kicks, interacting with your baby. Love this bit actually.

3rd trimester - bump gets bigger and starts to actually get in the way physically. Every one comes out with their "you sure you're not having twins?" "you not dropped yet?" "you're having a boy/girl, I just know it" nonsense. The constant toilet visits return because your baby thinks your bladder is a trampoline and your ribs are for football practice. You've done the whole pregnancy malarky and the impatience kicks in, you just want your child. All the while everyone will try and give you their over exaggerated horror stories of birth/surgery/blood/guts and glory. I got fed up and miserable at this point, if you cant tell grin

But hey, you've just got to focus on what its all in aid of and play the long game which I am not good at and cant wait for anything Cliche alert: it really is worth it in the end though

LoveInAColdClimate Fri 23-Sep-11 12:29:56

I felt frickin' awful from 4 weeks to 13 weeks. Now 15+1 and sickness has all but gone, as has the dreadful, soul-crushing tiredness. Still don't feel totally normal but the improvement is amazing. Hang in there, it's normal but will hopefully end...

hairylights Fri 23-Sep-11 16:18:19

I was super tired in 1st trimester, then had a couple of weeks feeling great. Now 23 weeks and my back aches like mad - I'm still waiting to "bloom"!

GwendolineMaryLacey Fri 23-Sep-11 16:20:42

25+3 here and am absolutely shattered, can't lift my arms up sort of shattered. I went out to get DH some birthday presents earlier, spent roughly 30 mins max at the shops and was crawling back to the car at the end, knackered and back was killing me. Have been flaked on the sofa ever since. When's the 2nd trimester bloom then? hmm

BellaCB Fri 23-Sep-11 16:35:44

Gwendoline - I'm entirely with you. 23w here, have only just finished throwing up every day but am still exhausted, still drained, feel rotten AND have developed constipation and the beginnings of carpal tunnel syndrome to replace the hypermesis. Oh, and possible high blood/high pulse rate smile

So, OP, you're not the only one feeling like crap! And my sickness kicked in about week 6, so it can start very early. Just start experimenting with whatever food you think you can get down (and if you end up only living on Weetabix for the next 3 months, so be it!) Hope you start to feel better soon x

rimmer08 Fri 23-Sep-11 16:51:27

am about 6/7 weeks and pregnancy is amplifying my ibs symptoms- fed up of having appaling stomach pains. had to have an early internal two weeks ago to make sure it was not ectopic (it wasnt smile ) and another scan due this thursady to make sure the pregnancy is 'viable' .

Cheaptrick Fri 23-Sep-11 16:53:24

I'm nearly 30 weeks pg and feel like crap today and i have had morning sickness today as well sad

Alisonjayjay Sat 24-Sep-11 10:03:23

I just can't believe how quickly its all started. Can't remember feeling this ill with DS! I can't sleep at night and spend .the full day yawning and wanting to curl up and sleep. My head hurts and I feel like I'm forgetting everything already!

Dorris83 Tue 27-Sep-11 14:04:13

Ruby thank you for your summary of the 3 trimesters, it is reassuring to hear that it does get better!

I am 8 weeks and feeling rubbish. Nausea, vomiting, indegestion, and shattering tiredness...

Could anyone give me some advice? I am going on a work trip tomorrow until Friday night and I will be in all day meetings followed by dinner/networking things in the evening. I will need to be all jolly and energetic, when I just feel dull and grey.

Also I am really worried I will need to be sick somewhere really innappropriate like the airport and not be able to find anywhere to get to.

help?!

Spellcheck Tue 27-Sep-11 14:20:34

Dorris - take some crisps in your handbag! Don't let yourself get hungry. And drink as much water as you can. You will, of course, be weeing for England but it helps with the tiredness and stops headaches, which is what I suffered with. Flat shoes only, and take a plastic bag for emergency sick moments... Good luck!

pregnantmimi Thu 29-Sep-11 00:08:29

the worse part of the pregnancy the first 3 months hun and its horrible cause people dont realise

Midgetm Thu 29-Sep-11 06:15:50

I started to feel like crap about 2 DPO. My husband said he knew becasue i was a moody cow pretty much instantly from getting out of the bed. When I don't feel like crap I worry myself that I should feel like crap and that something may be wrong so they I embrace feeling like crap again until I realise it is crap and so the cycle continues. Agree with the poster above - first trimester sucks, pretty much all of it. 2nd is lovely and you look all gorgeous and pregnant and feel nice (if you are lucky), third - ok till the end and then you just want it to end and have the baby on the outside. I love being pregnant though (my husband says I have selective memory - perhaps we all do and that is why we do it again). Anyway - rest assured you are not the only one feeling like crap. Have I said crap enough in this email? I am currently awake becasue DD kicked me out of my own bed and my headacheand hunger has made me feel like crap and I can't get back to sleep. No really, I do love it

m1nn1em0u5e Thu 29-Sep-11 19:23:44

Me too....had hyperemesis until week 18, im now 23 weeks & have started with SPD....by 6pm im walking/hobbling around like an 80 year old!..soooo tired & fed up! Got so much to do to the house before ds3 arrives in January too!....Plus my husband works away approximately half of the month & I work part time as well as the usual school run, judo, football, swimming lessons etc....my youngest has just started school, so I have 3 days a week, but as yet I seem to spend this time cooking, shopping, cleaning, ironing, trying to study for my degree!....Roll on December & mat leave!

m1nn1em0u5e Thu 29-Sep-11 19:24:05

Oh yes, & sleep?? What is sleep??

madmomma Thu 29-Sep-11 21:34:27

Well I saw the thread title and nearly burst into tears, so that should answer the question. I wanted to start a thread like this but was too scared of getting flamed in a 'you don't know how lucky you are' kind of way. 26 weeks with no 3, and I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of days I've felt human in this pregnancy. Every movement feels like an enormous effort, I am constantly tired, legs aching all the time... just usual shit, but am finding it really depressing. I just want some energy, and when I think that there are another 14 weeks (at least- as other 2 went to 42 wks) to go, I just don't know where to put myself. Sorry, rant over smile

pregnantmimi Thu 29-Sep-11 23:19:42

my sister asked me come for a walk and i said i couldnt cause too much pain in pelvis bump heavy no energy and she said enjoy it when the baby here you wont have the energy so sick of hearing this i dont have energy now cause never sleep for more than a hour need a wee all night or feel uncomfortable but i obviously happy to be pregnant but looking forward to him being here.xx

buonasera Fri 30-Sep-11 07:50:28

I'm 8w following IVF/PGD for recurrent miscarriage, never had much morning sickness in my previous unsuccessful pregnancies, sick as a dog now. You would think I'd be grateful for the reassurance that this time things seem to be progressing but really you can have too much of a good thing. Feel nauseous from morning till night and don't really have the stomach for anything except rice krispies and super noodles. And I'm knackered as well - I sleep about 10 hours a day. Just as well as I still retain fluid following the IVF, so I'm supposed to keep my feet up so it will drain away... after a week on my feet my abdomen's so swollen I look about 6 months pregnant. At least, it's getting me offers of a seat on the train...

Alisonjayjay Sun 02-Oct-11 10:06:18

Aw I hope everyone feels better soon. Of course I realise how lucky I am to be pregnant and I know it'll all be worth it in the end when we get our beautiful babies but I forgot how debilitating it can be to be so ill in pregnancy. I am now 6 weeks. Yesterday I went to the supermarket and felt really dizzy and weak walking around. The smell and look of some things were making me want to throw up and by the time I got home I was exhausted. My legs felt like jelly. I managed a few sips of fruit juice and half a sandwich and had to throw the rest away. Walking upstairs felt like climbing a mountain. Fighting my instinct to curl up on the bed and go to sleep I had the bright idea to decide to change the bed sheets and by the time I had stripped the bed I was lying on the floor on top of the pillows I had just thrown off. Maybe I'm just being over dramatic but I just feel so unbelievably tired that I could just stay in bed the whole day!

mildertduck Mon 03-Oct-11 20:59:13

Most days I feel like I have been hit by a train. Today is better: I only feel like I've been hit by a bus.

Naff all sympathy from my parents, which makes it even worse (I cried at my husband last night because it's so clear they think I'm putting it on) though at least my mother-in-law is being lovely. Guess who got morning sickness and who didn't...

GreenandBlacksAddict Sun 09-Oct-11 16:35:21

Snap, it took me 6 years to get round to number 2 as feel horrific during pregnancy with MS all the time, acne , bloated, tired and size of a ship in full sail already at 12 weeks !

blueskydrinking Sun 09-Oct-11 16:42:29

oh yeah, me too.

I do think in the big scheme of things I get off quite lightly with my pregnancies but god it's hard work.

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