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I'm just so unbelievably tired - where you tired in early pregnancy?

(29 Posts)
Olbersparadox Thu 11-Feb-16 23:16:23

So DH and I decided we are going to start trying for DC3 in a couple of months but we've been practising and now I think I may be pregnant. I usually get very exhausted at the time of missing my period.

Last week I was falling asleep while typing at work or while sitting and doing some work. I just can't seem to keep my eyes open long enough. I've also developed some headaches and bloating and I guess what feels like period pains (I hardly ever notice my period arriving).

I have negative pregnancy test - but may be too early.

How tired were you and did you have any other significant early pregnancy symptoms?

Olbersparadox Thu 11-Feb-16 23:17:15


Bluecarrot Thu 11-Feb-16 23:41:22

I'm about 5 weeks pregnant and def feel more tired. By 1pm I can barely keep my eyes open and have resorted to cuddling on sofa with toddler for just a few mins shut eye.
I did cut out caffeine altogether once I tested positive so that could also be a part of it!
I got an early positive from a super drug test with previous pregnancy so they might be worth a try if you would be expecting period in next 3-4 days?

Bluecarrot Thu 11-Feb-16 23:42:24

And reading other comments in the October antenatal club thread, all your symptoms sound normal ( but could also be just coincidence!)

CityMole Thu 11-Feb-16 23:46:00

I didn't feel tired until I was about 5 or 6 weeks. Argh, the agony of waiting to test! When are you due?

Paddletonio Thu 11-Feb-16 23:46:09

Ridiculous tiredness def a thing in early preg but I only had around 6-7 weeks not appoint of missing period, though may be different for each person

nearlyhellokitty Thu 11-Feb-16 23:46:12

Yup. In fact that's how I guessed I was pregnant with #2

Xmasbaby11 Thu 11-Feb-16 23:48:00

Bone shatteringly tired immediately until 12 weeks. Jet lag and hangover combined.

Fingers crossed for you!

Olbersparadox Fri 12-Feb-16 02:26:59

My period is a few days late and I have been tired with dc1 and 2 but sleeping at work is a new thing. I'm just wondering if it's just taking it's time to come this month or if I've become irregular without knowing. I will have to test by end of next week. By then I will be nearly 2 weeks late.

I need to be at work for the next 5 months at least - I can't be this exhausted.

sizethree Fri 12-Feb-16 08:40:28

I was so exhausted in the first trimester I'd come home on my lunch break for a nap. So lucky I live close to my work. I couldn't have got through the days without it.

Olbersparadox Fri 12-Feb-16 09:17:17

We'll see what next week brings. I think going home for a nap may be the best idea.

sleepanywhere Fri 12-Feb-16 20:42:49

I'm 4 weeks pregnant and crashingly tired. Poor DH has been doing everything.

fruityb Fri 12-Feb-16 20:45:00

It's just worn off and I'm 12 weeks now. Went from about 5 to 11 weeks needing a nap almost daily. Or going to bed at 9 and sleeping right through. I'm just feeling normal again!

acsec Fri 12-Feb-16 20:46:35

I am ALL of the tired! And the new trend of waking at 3am for a wee isn't helping!

absolutelynotfabulous Fri 12-Feb-16 20:52:44

Absolutely knackered! I'd get in from work and couldn't stand up. Towards the end (long hours, knackering job, on feet all the time) I don't know how I managed to drive home, and would literally collapse on the sofa.

Good luck to yougrin.

thenightsky Fri 12-Feb-16 21:22:07

knackered before I even tested positive.

I got to know I was pregnant within DAYS by the crushing tiredness, ability to sleep anywhere anytime and overwhelming thirst.

iwasyoungonce Fri 12-Feb-16 21:24:51

I remember nodding off in the car one afternoon when my DH went into a shop, and I couldn't understand why I was SOOOOO tired. Literally couldn't keep my eyes open. Found out just a few days later I was pg. So definitely can be a very early symptom.

DramaAlpaca Fri 12-Feb-16 21:25:18

With each pregnancy I was utterly exhausted between about 9 & 13 weeks.

heavenlypink Fri 12-Feb-16 21:29:02

Many many years ago for me but yes - extreme tiredness, sore boobs and nausea all showed up before a positive test!

WhoHasACrystalBall Fri 12-Feb-16 21:32:52

It's to do with your body adjusting to the increased blood volume I think

suz1rr Fri 12-Feb-16 21:59:46

From 5 weeks until 12 weeks I was absolutely knackered every day, was very strange for me as normally in bed late and up early each day, I cope very well on 6 hours sleep usually, and during those weeks I'd be in bed about 9pm each night, and at weekends when I wasn't working, I'd often have 2 naps during the day! Thankfully it passed and now I'm 22 weeks, I feel normal again. smile

Luckygirlcharlie Fri 12-Feb-16 22:47:37

Yes both times. It's a tiredness that you cannot explain to anyone who hasn't been pregnant! Slept 20 hours and woke up feeling like i hadn't slept at all. Also how I knew early that I was pg the second time. it's come back for me at 36 wks. Ugh.

Luckygirlcharlie Fri 12-Feb-16 22:52:40

Meant 10 hours - but 20 wouldn't have made any difference!

RoobyTuesday Sat 13-Feb-16 06:41:41

Yes! With ds3 I was so tired for the first few weeks there were times I wanted to pull over in the car to have a nap (I managed not to) and would sit in my office at work desperately trying to stay awake. I also had a terribly flat mood and just felt really miserable. At 10 weeks it all just stopped though and I suddenly felt full of energy and my mood lifted completely.

Afreshstartplease Sat 13-Feb-16 06:46:39

I'm five weeks with DC4

I'm not any more tired than usual TBH, I'm always tired though

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