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Can't believe the change in me in just a week....

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Writerwannabe83 Wed 26-Feb-14 14:39:37

Hi everyone, I'm feeling pretty low and sorry for myself today and just wanted to know if what I'm experiencing is normal really.

I'm 35wk+5 and up until about 7-10 days ago I felt fantastic, had bags of energy, was able to socialise and function as normal and generally felt really well.

However, I feel like I've taken 10 steps back as every day now I just feel shattered and trying to find the energy to do anything is hard work!! Even just popping to the supermarket for a very quick shop drains me. I'm sleeping much more too. I've been unwell for a few days with a bad cold and a cough and I just feel so run down. I've recently had my iron levels re-checked and they are on the rise since starting treatment so I know it's not that. I was told my platelets were low though and that my white blood cell count was high and have to have repeat bloods in a few weeks to check them again.

I just don't feel like myself. I'm actually still in my dressing gown at 14.40pm and the thought of getting up, dressed and going out just makes me want to hide under my quilt.

Do I just feel like this because of how far into the pregnancy I am and it's normal to suddenly feel this knackered?

ChicaMomma Wed 26-Feb-14 14:45:07

I know people who've been like that from 6 weeks - 40 weeks!
I'm 23 weeks on my first so have no real indication of when i'll run out of steam, but if i get to 35 weeks i'll be reasonably happy i guess..

Aaliyah1 Wed 26-Feb-14 14:51:32

I can totally sympathise. I do think it's normal pregnancy symptoms. I'm a but up and down. Yesterday I was totally exhausted, getting dressed was a chore and all I wanted to do was go back to bed. Today I've woken up with loads of energy! Cleaned, cooked and done a bit of shopping.
When I first started feeling exhausted I felt like a failure and really pushed myself to keep going. Now I take each day as it comes and have accepted that I need lazy days and stopped feeling guilty about it!

mrsmugoo Wed 26-Feb-14 15:00:56

Yeah I think 34 weeks was when I totally hit the wall but if it's any consolation I'm 37 now and I actually feel a bit better - I think it's because I'm on Mat Leave now and I can rest when I need to.

Hang on in there, not long to go!

CrispyFB Wed 26-Feb-14 16:19:03

You're very lucky - we're a similar gestation and I have felt that way for months thanks to various physical issues!

For a pregnancy with no complications it's normal to feel this way at the end regardless.

DearTeddyRobinson Wed 26-Feb-14 16:24:22

I think that's normal, I felt fine till 33 weeks (well energy-wise) then it suddenly felt like I had been unplugged! Same sort of deterioration at 35 weeks, I was crying with tiredness as I dragged myself into work (stopped work at 36 weeks thank god!). Just take it very easy and try to get out for a little stroll if the weather is nice

Writerwannabe83 Wed 26-Feb-14 18:20:13

I just fell asleep for another two hours hmm

I'm seeing my Consultant tomorrow so will discuss it with her and my GP has given me a print-off of all my recent blood test results so she can have a nose through them. I just have a feeling she will want to increase my heart medication dosage if she thinks my heart is getting over-tired again, and I really don't want this. She has also previously said that if I start getting symptomatic again of cardiac issues then they may bring forward my C-section. Fingers crossed it's nothing too sinister and I'm just shattered smile

rachyconks Wed 26-Feb-14 18:22:48

Sounds normal. I'm the same but still at work full time and have a 15 month old to run after. Finishing next week thank god.

Writerwannabe83 Wed 26-Feb-14 18:23:46

I only said to my DH last night that I have NO idea how women who have other children manage to cope with pregnancy smile

Writerwannabe83 Thu 27-Feb-14 20:39:05

Well my C-section has been bought forward, only by 4 days though, so 3 weeks tomorrow is D-Day!!! So excited!!!!

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