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What are your more uncommon symptoms?

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Tory79 Thu 17-Jul-14 17:02:23

We all know the regular ones, swelling, heartburn, sickness etc etc etc just wondering who is suffering from less usual side effects and would be interested to see if any if them are more common than you might think.

So, I'm 29 weeks now and have noticed the following...

Dandruff hmm not something I normally get, but pregnancy seems to set it off

Skin tags and swollen moles, more moles/freckles and general little bits of skin discolouration (had this when pregnant with ds as well so not worried it's something more sinister!)

Nose bleeds and bleeding gums

Anyone else experiencing any of these or care to share their own more unusual experiences?

DearDinah Thu 17-Jul-14 17:13:27

Yes to dandruff, yes to skin tags/moles mostly around my breasts.
Acne was horrendous for 1st trimester & left me with terrible marked skin which I'm quite unhappy about.

GingerRodgers Thu 17-Jul-14 18:01:45

Got all the usual plus confused breast tissue under my arms so my armpits swell and darken shockhmm
It's mortifying and I have to cover up in this heat because of it.
I'm dreading when my milk comes in, I'll not be able to put my arms down properly! Yuck.

Heatherbell1978 Thu 17-Jul-14 18:34:04

Had none of the common ones to be honest, mine are all uncommon! Bleeding gums, skin tags in my cleavage, never have to wash my hair as it doesn't get greasy, blocked ears and for some reason loads of freckles on my face!

nyldn Thu 17-Jul-14 18:36:35

I never have to wash my hair and got a billion freckles too!!! that's so weird!

Rivercam Thu 17-Jul-14 18:36:39

I got more moles on my arms, which several years lasted have faded to white marks.

Depression - my sister suffered pregnancy depression

Pico2 Thu 17-Jul-14 18:38:02

When I was pregnant with DD, if I drank really fizzy drinks I would get tunnel vision and nearly pass out. It was a bit scary when driving on the motorway, but with a fairly simple solution.

Loveallmyboys Thu 17-Jul-14 18:40:28

Skin tag on my groin!! So glad I'm not the inly one! Didn't fancy getting that out at the doctors!

Eastwiththem Thu 17-Jul-14 19:02:41

Another one with nosebleeds and magical self-cleaning hair.

Also total loss of appetite. Normally I eat very healthily and a very varied diet, even when sick/hungover I eat like a horse. Since about 8 weeks I just want toast and chocolate in tiny quantities.

Pegglebot Thu 17-Jul-14 19:15:24

Watery mouth and sleep orgasms!

lilyblue5 Thu 17-Jul-14 19:17:54

Another with the nose bleeds, also bleeding gums sad
Heart palpitations early on, now just a racing heartbeat and I can feel it everywhere in my body!!!! (There is nothing wrong with it, had ultrasound etc)
No spots what so ever, my body hair is hardly growing but on my head looks fab... I think that's it but I will probably think of more so I'll comeback!!! ;)

Squeakyheart Thu 17-Jul-14 19:18:30

Spots, skin tags and at the end a heart murmur. Hence the name, lying in bed listening to your heart squeak is weird and googling it was a mistake!

lilyblue5 Thu 17-Jul-14 19:18:40

Oooo - sleep orgasms... I don't get those, shame sad

Pegglebot Thu 17-Jul-14 19:37:09

Yes it is pretty interesting but some of the accompanying dreams are a bit gross (I'll spare you the details!)

miraculous2 Thu 17-Jul-14 19:45:49

Lots of tiny red splotches on my arms, chest and face - looks like burst capillaries.

ameliarose2012 Thu 17-Jul-14 19:47:36

In the first trimester I used to get REALLY itchy ankles! It was so bad that the only way I could sleep was to smother myself in germolene to numb them! I've never heard of that anywhere else

vallinnapod Thu 17-Jul-14 19:51:08

Hairloss. For all of my second trimester with DS...going the same way this time too sad Even my eyebrows shed hmm

confusedgirlfromtheShire Thu 17-Jul-14 19:53:01

I got a single large freckle on my left palm at about 30 weeks with DS1, which has never gone away.

Now 33 weeks pregnant with DC2, I have just noticed a new dark freckle has come up on my right palm, in a similar place.


OurMiracle1106 Thu 17-Jul-14 20:00:46

My now ex husband suffered morning sickness, dizziness, heartburn indigestion etc throughout. Mine was much less severe than his grin and received much less sympathy.

I don't think its common for the dad to feel the effects.

oif Thu 17-Jul-14 20:09:23

In both my pregnancies I got a random bit of hair growing straight up from my forehead like a unicorn horn; would not flatten whatever I did.

Shooting pains in one nipple when out in cold weather was am odd and very painful one!

Also had a weird post-pregnancy thing called trigger thumb where my thumb clicked to a bent position but would not go back without me manually straightening it with the other hand. Freaked me out but went away in the end

squizita Thu 17-Jul-14 20:16:27

Lots of very hard bogies which actually scratch my nose!

Very, very dry skin on my feet and upper arms.

TwigletFiend Thu 17-Jul-14 20:35:38

Another one with sleep orgasms here! Glad it's not just me! DP is very put out that he is now superfluous grin

time2deal Thu 17-Jul-14 20:38:55

I've got terrible carpel tunnel pain in both hands. On my right hand it goes all the way from the wrist to half way up my middle finger. Plus nosebleed from just one side.

Paisleychick Thu 17-Jul-14 20:44:19

I think bleeding gums is common, I think it's to do with the build up of plaque because of the hormones, we get free dental care because of it. I think people just don't talk about it.
I had itchy ears. In the canal bit.

BalloonSlayer Thu 17-Jul-14 20:52:14

I used to get a sudden hot feeling on the inside of one of my thighs and down that leg. It felt as if I had pissed myself. But I hadn't.

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