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So tired I'm struggling to function - 35 weeks

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FruitSaladIsNotPudding Fri 19-Oct-12 11:15:37

I know this has probably been done to death, but I cannot believe how completely wiped out I am now. I don't remember feeling this bad in my first pregnancy!

Seriously, is this normal? I had to lie down for an hour just to summon the energy to get me a dd dressed this morning. Poor child, I'm really letting her down as well - she goes to pre school but I'm barely managing any outings at all.

Don't think I'm anaemic, although I am taking floradix tablets just in case.

Sorry for self indulgent post, I just don't know how I'm going to stagger through the next month or so!

Anyone else?

Nicknamenotavailableeither Fri 19-Oct-12 11:21:24

Yes! I am 35+5 with my second dc and absolutely bloody knackered!! Having almost daily naps now. I slept from 12 to 4.15 yesterday (dsm was picking dd up from school to take to swimming lessons, thankfully!!).

I too don't remember being this tired first time round!

I was a bit anemic, but have been on various iron tablets since about 12 weeks and most recent iron levels came back normal, so I too know it is not that!

So...I've not been any help but I share your pain! smile

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Fri 19-Oct-12 11:25:53

No, it helps to know I'm not the only one! I honestly feel like I've been drugged. I can't believe I was pretty fit when I got pregnant - I have to stop and rest halfway up the stairs!

Cupcakemummy85 Fri 19-Oct-12 13:53:14

Hey, exactly the same. In fact I was looking for a post like this or about to post something myself. I've just had two blood tests done to see if I'm anemic or have a thyroid problem. I'm too taking daily naps when my dd naps and I'm not getting anything done. Again, not much help but I'm exactly the same.

weeblueberry Fri 19-Oct-12 16:05:22

I'm really sorry to hear how tired you are.

But I absolutely love your username and just wanted to tell you that. grin (Apologies for the weirdly creepy smilie...)

glendathegoodwitch Fri 19-Oct-12 16:18:04

hi fruit i'm 36+7 and am cream crackered constantly!!!! had my Hb done yesterday and its been creeping down to 9.8 so ive got to get it boosted back up - will try floradix.

ive been having really bad headaches too - though my BP is perfectly fine!!!

is this your 1st pregnancy??? its my 3rd and at 37 its definitely my last!!!!

are you sleeping well?? im gonna try porridge of a morning see if it gives me any uuuumph!!!

issimma Fri 19-Oct-12 16:34:13

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NerdAmigo Fri 19-Oct-12 16:42:25

If you have headaches as well you should be aware of the other symptoms of PE.

It can present atypically and come on very suddenly

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Fri 19-Oct-12 16:48:27

Thanks weeblue!

This is my second, which is probably part of the problem. But honestly, my dd is a fairly easy toddler and my dh is doing loads and loads with her, so could be a lot worse.

I'm actually sleeping really well, which I realise is very lucky at this stage. Obviously have to get up to wee, but only once a night. Others seem to be suffering a lot worse on the sleeping front. God knows how awful I would be feeling if I wasn't.

I guess it's like morning sickness - not much we can do except grit our teeth and wait for the weeks to pass!

blackcurrants Fri 19-Oct-12 17:03:09

I came on here looking for THIS very thread- thank you! I'm 31 weeks and DS is 2 (not presently sleeping much) and I am physically so very, very tired it's actually embarrassing. Barely getting any work done, it's awful. I am going to get some floradix.

chipsandmushypeas Fri 19-Oct-12 17:07:17

I'm also knackered but only 31 weeks, feel really guilty whenever I take a nap blush I'm working a really physical job only 3 times a week now after reducing hours but could easily sleep all day like an old man.

DyeInTheEar Fri 19-Oct-12 17:18:41

Oh me too. 35 weeks with DC3. Afternoons are a total write off - all I can manage is the school run and DD2 running rings around me as I'm too weak and pathetic and tired to put up any resistance.

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Fri 19-Oct-12 17:21:40

Seems I've struck a chord! Well, that's reassuring in a way!

The scary thing is, it's been so long, I can't actually remember what it's like to have energy and a small part of me wonders if I will feel better after the birth. What if I don't? (Obviously will be sleep deprived but that is a different feeling ime.)

snowchick1977 Fri 19-Oct-12 17:26:49

I'm 39+2 and feel fab! However I felt rubbish in weeks 32-34. Had my iron levels checked and they were low and as soon as I had the iron tablets my energy returned.

glendathegoodwitch Sat 20-Oct-12 20:54:32

That's good to hear snow chick - got some floradix today so will take them more regularly than I did the drs tablets and maybe some energy will return!!!

Anyone else feeling incredibly emotional? Hubbie sent me a cutesy video link from the bbc news website about a baby elephant getting stuck in a well and then getting out - I was in floods of tears!!!! And today we had to get one of our chooks put down as she was really poorly and I was in bits - yet my 6 yr old DD was fine and even helped daddy take her to the vet!!!! I'm restless and impatient and have a very short attention span at the moment!!!

Am hoping baby comes sooner rather than later so I can get off this roller coaster lol

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Mon 22-Oct-12 12:53:21

I'm definitely teary. And incredibly irritable as well. A joy to be around!

Might ask the midwife to check my iron this week just to make sure. It was 11.3 last time, which apparently is ok for a pregnant woman.

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Tue 30-Oct-12 15:40:27

Well, it's not iron, it's low blood pressure which is apparently making me feel so crap. Anyone else have this?

Apparently it's fine and not a problem (well, unless i want to DO anything!) so that's reassuring. Just need to get this baby out and all will be well.

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