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In need of some serious cheering up!

(13 Posts)
zannary Thu 18-Dec-14 07:49:05

I'm currently 24+3 wks with my 1st, still suffering with morning sickness and generally just feel naff!

it seems everyone else I know is enjoying their pregnancy's and I'm wondering why everyone says it's so wonderful.

I wake up at 5:30am for work feeling like I have the biggest hangover, battle through the first couple of hours trying not to be sick. my quality of sleep is awful so I'm exhausted. I ache all over. my boobs have gone from a 32D to a 34G already and nipples are so sore I have to wear nipple pads to stop clothes from rubbing. I have a UTI that I've had for 18 weeks now, taken several courses of antibiotics (resulting in recurring thrush) and the UTI it's still not gone. I'm constipated so no have piles and my midwife is awful and has only seen and spoken to me once at 10 wks.

Please don't think I have not done everything I am suppose to throughout my pregnancy to avoid these things, I eat/drink ginger, drink prune juice and cranberry, take pregnacare every day. I don't smoke, or drink alcohol, I don't eat anything I'm not suppose to. I follow all the advice I find online or from parents who can speak from experience.

everyone keeps saying "it could be worse" and "it gets easier" but right now I'm wondering how that is possible!

in need of reassurance or the truth about whether or not this is going to get any easier sad

icklekid Thu 18-Dec-14 07:54:21

So much sympathy I wouldn't want to promise it will get better but I'm sure you will adjust/cope. I was sick until 39 weeks pregnant and had awful spd as well. Sleep didn't happen although I'm afraid post baby was worse! flowers

piglet81 Thu 18-Dec-14 07:58:03

You poor thing, it sounds like you're having a miserable time. Worrying that you've only seen the midwife once though - do you have any appointments booked? I saw mine at 8 and 16 weeks and will again at 24 (am 20 weeks now). Would it be worth trying to see a different GP about the recurring UTI and thrush? Or to get signed off work for a bit so you can rest and try to restore yourself a bit? Sorry l, probably not much help but I do hope things get better for you soon flowers

Sophieelmer Thu 18-Dec-14 07:58:14

It sounds like you could be dehydrated. It is a likely cause for all you are experiencing. Could that be it?
Also pregnancy sucks!

zannary Thu 18-Dec-14 08:11:16

Thank you for your messages.

I have seen another midwife at the doctors because mine is so useless. I've just changed to a new midwife who I see tomorrow, fingers crossed she will be better.

I have seen my gp regarding UTI , he has now referred me to see a consultant tomorrow as he's concerned that if it's not dealt with I could go into premature labour. I feel like I'm banging my head against a wall as most of the time I'm sorting this stuff myself (getting forms for urine samples, sending them to get tested myself, chasing results myself) it feels like I've been left on my own and I'm worrying as I'm clueless.

I try to drink lots but being/feeling sick doesn't help, any suggestions to help with dehydration?

I would love to take time off work but I'm a carer so if I don't work I don't get paid.

juneavrile Thu 18-Dec-14 09:55:41

Another thought -are you having too much sugar? What with the prune and cranberry...I found excess sugar made my sickness worse. And sugar is what thrush feeds on too.

Half a teaspoon of bicarbonate soda in water is what I drink if I have a uti. I think it's ok in pregnancy and really works. Might have to drink it with nose pinched.

Hope you get some joy with new MW.

zannary Thu 18-Dec-14 11:45:54

I was told to eat more sugar to keep my sugar levels up to stop myself being sick. helped a little at the beginning but may be it's causing problems now! I'll give it a go. Thank you.

joycep Thu 18-Dec-14 12:01:36

Zannary - I was going to say exactly the same thing about you having too much sugar. It's the devil for thrush. Also have you tried eating more protein to help with sickness. My midwife said protein keeps sugar levels balanced which helps with Sickness. I have noticed that if I eat carbs and sugar I feel sick and start retching. Of course everyone is different though so not saying this is the case for everyone. I hope everything gets better for you soon .

juneavrile Thu 18-Dec-14 13:48:32

I think that keeping your blood sugar levels steady does not mean eating lots of sugar - I think it's more to do with steady consumption throughout the day. Fruit juice - especially prune - causes a big sugar spike because it enters the system so fast and intensely.
You might try eating the fruit itself - the fibre stops the sugar entering the system so quickly and will also help with your constipation.
As joycep says, protein can be kinder and if you can't face many things you could try blander stuff like babybel cheese or some nuts both of which are nutritious too.
BTW some people find pregnacare makes them feel a bit sick and constipated. I did, and started to take it every other day, but then I was able to eat a pretty healthy diet so could think of them as a top up.

catnip85 Thu 18-Dec-14 16:05:38

Sending hugs yr way zannary have you tried taking a probiotic supplement for the thrush? Its the only thing ive found that gets rid of it properly after antibiotics. It wont solve all yr problems but could be one less thing to worry about. Hope you start feeling better soon x

zannary Thu 18-Dec-14 16:30:34

Thanks for the advice, I'm willing to try anything so I will give all of your suggestions a go. hopefully at least one will work!

HaPPy8 Thu 18-Dec-14 16:35:42

Sucking ice cubes can help with hydration if you are finding it hard to keep water down, might be worth a try!

zannary Thu 18-Dec-14 16:52:31

That's one thing that has saved me, ice! I have ice whenever I can just can't have it at work when I suffer the most!

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