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lowra Fri 31-Oct-14 20:05:32

I feel constantly nauseous, have lower back ache, and stomach cramps, both tummy and uterus related. I am bone achingly tired, bloated and need to eat constantly or I feel like I might die. I am suffering with both insomnia and anxiety dreams, my hair is greasy, I can't stop farting and I'm irrationally angry at everything and everyone.

Would anyone else like to join me in a little moan? smile

Mummywithlove Fri 31-Oct-14 21:18:34

welcome to pregnancy grin it will get better, how far gone are u? x x

leanne963 Fri 31-Oct-14 21:36:11

Haha Aw bless you OP, I too am wondering when I will get this 'glow!!" Spotty skin and gregreasy hair isn't doing anything for me.
I think the constipation and cramps are my favourite thing especially when the pharmacy won't sell me syrup of figs cause I am pregnant lol!

Fingers crossed it gets better for you!

Loiterer Fri 31-Oct-14 22:05:26

Wow op I could have typed that post word for word. I've also got a lot of just general discomfort in the uterus area, usually at night. How many weeks are you? Then if I notice I feel better for half an hour, I panic that something bad is happening!

lowra Sat 01-Nov-14 07:38:44

I'm 7ish weeks. This is my fourth pregnancy, I have a DS. I felt horrible during my last pregnancy too then lost it at 12 weeks. I couldn't bare for this to be all for nothing again. Whatever happens, I'm never getting pregnant again!

Emus Sat 01-Nov-14 08:31:51

I'm 6+1 and hardly have any symptoms, including cramping so I'm not hopeful hmm Early pregnancy is stressful isn't it?!

VirtualPointyHat Sat 01-Nov-14 08:33:43

Lowra -are you me?

Except I am only 4 weeks hmm

AnythingNotEverything Sat 01-Nov-14 08:36:29

I'm 7 ish weeks too Lowra. It's an awful combination of fatigue and sickness and worrying there's nothing in there and you're making it all up. It does get better!

Come join us on the June 2015 antenatal thread. It's nice to moan in company smile

Melodygrace Sat 01-Nov-14 08:46:02

I'm so glad someone else is feeling the same. I feel dreadful. The sickness is making me so miserable. I can't do anything my house is a tip I can't cook it makes me sick. I can't drive without stopping to be sick. I'm hating every second of this pregnancy so far. My stomach hurts from wretching so much. Can't stop crying I wish I hadn't got pregnant. sad my face is covered in spots and my hair is greasy at the top and bone dry at the ends.
I'm fat from eating constantly to keep the sickness away. Food I do not enjoy. I wouldn't mind gaining a stone if it was from alcohol and yummy takeaways. Not bloody plain crisps and crackers! I'm only 7 weeks and 1 day.

Tryingreallyhard84 Sat 01-Nov-14 15:12:14

I feel you. I've never had great skin but I'd just gotten it under control until I got pregnant. Pfft. grin

I feel so sick and when I do want to eat, it's stuff I'm ashamed of (McDonald's, takeaways, etc), add to that the tiredness, headaches and backache and you do start to wonder how anyone can say they enjoyed being pregnant. Still I'm only 6+5 so there's many steps to go before I actually tell people why I'm being a ratty cow.

Lizzy86 Sat 01-Nov-14 15:29:37

Oh ladies, i feel your pain. I'm 14 weeks and ive been very lucky in that i dont get any morning sickness in the morning, but blimey, by 3pm onwards i'm a mess. I've been struggling mostly with acid reflux, i'm basically swigging on gaviscon everyday to settle it. The nausea is rank, just the thought of food some days make me sick. I'm so emotional, everythings the end of the world, my dreams arent helping. But if it's any consolation.... it's now 3.30, and i dont have any nausea. So heres to hoping haha

lilmisslibrarian Sat 01-Nov-14 15:52:47

I am exactly the same ( I am 8 weeks +1) and the thought of doing anything makes me want to cry. I'm working 12.5 hour shifts and spend the majority of them trying not to vomit everywhere!! And the crabbiness! I am normally so laid back and chilled but all it takes is for someone to even look at me funny and I get all tetchy!
Bring on week 12! Apparently it gets better then! smile

lowra Sat 01-Nov-14 17:03:10

It's good to hear from others in the same boat. Glad its not just me grin

I have just had a meltdown in front of DS and now I feel worse, poor little mite doesn't deserve a crazy mother.

MrsPopple29 Sat 01-Nov-14 17:15:22

I'm 7 weeks today and have spent the last week on the sofa or in bed, feeling terrible and getting cabin fever but too sick to actually leave the house!

My nausea normally starts at 3am, sometimes with a migraine, sometimes with throwing up. Then it's constant nausea til about 5pm, when I usually feel better for a few hours. Dread going to bed every night as I know I'll wake up to groundhog day again!

I've given up keeping it a secret. Have been signed off work and have got to the stage where I feel so ill and miserable that I don't care who knows it! And instead of being relieved that I don't have to work next week, I'm dreading another 7 days doing nothing but eating hula hoops and crying!

We'd been trying for a while, so desperately wanted to get pregnant and now it's happened I'm acting like it's the worst thing ever! Very hypocritical of me as I was always jealous of the morning sickness complainers when TTC and didn't get why they were so miserable when they got to be pregnant.

i just want to 'glow' and float around being all pregnant and lovely.


lowra Sat 01-Nov-14 19:00:11

Ah the mythical 'pregnancy glow'.

fattycow Sat 01-Nov-14 19:06:05

I feel your pain! Nausea, sore boobs, tired, some cramps... I'm at 5+2 today and feel so rough...

hazelnutlatte Sat 01-Nov-14 19:12:47

There is no glow! In my last pregnancy I vomited every time I smelled something bad. As I worked in a hospital ward this was quite often! I threw up in front of a patient once, resulting in everyone finding out I was pregnant far earlier than I wanted them to.
I'm 5 weeks pg now and just waiting for the nausea to start again. Already feeling weak as a kitten - went to my usual exercise class at the gym this morning and couldn't do half of it!

Bustherb Sun 02-Nov-14 09:25:44

I'm 5 + 1 and I've just gotten over a lovely kidney infection, have had a disgusting cold and now a cough that keeps me up all night and chest hurts , face full of spots, mouth full of ulcers, I'm tired and my cat has just clawed me which has made me cry hysterically confusedconfused xx

SuperGlue Sun 02-Nov-14 14:33:50

Oh! Can I join in? I am 8+4 today and I we waited 7 years for this bfp and endured many treatments along the way. Had given up hope altogether and then totally out of the blue - bfp! Incredible. Except I feel like shite. Boobs are agony. Nauseous a lot of the time (though no actual throwing up so far) bone weary, cranky and irrational with poor dh, and zippo interest in getting out of bed or off the sofa to do anything. I am also not interested in food unless it is bad for me - mcdonalds, chinese, chips etc etc. I can't believe it! I have a very pressured job which I was enjoying immensely for the greater part prior to the bfp and now I am dreading work every day.

I too want to waft about enjoying this time seeing has how I longed for this for so long.

I spend a LOT of my time worrying everytime a symptom eases off a little in case it is bad news. I begged for an early scan and due to my age (44) I am scheduled for one next week when I will be 9+1 approx and now I am dreading it in case it is bad news.

I have one dd who us is 8 and I don't remember this level of worry at this stage with her, though I was very ill then too....

So glad to know I am not alone and I am clinging onto the hope that it will all improve at 12 wks!

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