Fed up of feeling rotten(6 Posts)
I'm only 8 +3 and I have been feeling terrible for the last 3 weeks. This is my first pregnancy and I don't know what I was expecting but this wasn't it. I have nausea without vomiting from the second I wake up to the second I go to sleep and am so exhausted that any movement is major effort. I am normally very active but I feel so weak at the moment and it is really impacting my mood.
I also think I may had pregnancy rhinitis as I get so congested at night and can't stop coughing which isn't helping the exhaustion. I managed a nap yesterday afternoon as I had a day of work due to our house getting burgled on Friday. Wasn't the most refreshing of naps though as I woke from an extremely vivid dream that all my teeth were falling out!
I haven't told work yet and don't feel good about phoning in sick because of tiredness. I feel like if I was vomiting non stop then I could justify it but this extreme tiredness makes me feel worse than vomiting would.
Sorry for the moan. Just need to know I'm not the only one
Around 8 weeks is when I felt worst in both pregnancies.
You just have to ride it to a certain extent and look after yourself as much as possible. Eat what you fancy and try and make sure you don't get hungry as that seems to make the nausea worse.
I had glucose tablets to suck on which made me feel better and I kept jelly babies next to the bed to eat as soon as I woke up. Lots of crispy apples and crackers and cheese through the day.
For most people it passes after about 12 - 14 weeks, and you do sometimes get a little bit of respite around week 9 -10 when your body gets used to some of the hormones and the symptoms die down a bit temporarily (which you then worry about and wish you felt sick again!!!) but then you often get another last surge of hormones before it settles down and the placenta takes over.
I felt like this early on too. I've only puked twice in the pregnancy so far, but dear god I felt so nauseous and tired in the first trimester. I hated needing naps, I felt weak.
Good news: the exhaustion and nausea passed for me, and it very well may for you too.
I'm 11 weeks now. It's grim, I don't remember my last pregnancy being this bad. One thing I would say is to get your iron levels checked. I was barely functioning over Christmas as the tiredness was so bad, I was also struggling to walk as I was so out of breath (I'm very fit usually). Turns out I'm badly anaemic, I'm like a new person now that's being sorted
I think if you are feeling this bad it's worth going to the doctor. I was prescribed anti sickness/nausea meds and it allowed me to function. Everyone is different but I felt awful from 4w to 10w when it started to ease off a bit.
Extreme tiredness is horrible, and if you aren't well enough to work please don't feel guilty about it, being pregnant can be tough.
I mentioned possible anaemia to midwife yesterday because of my tiredness and being really pale but she didn't seem interested. Had my bloods taken for my booking appt so hopefully anaemia gets tested for.
I don't expect the doc would give me medication if I am not actually vomiting as I am not getting dehydrated?
I may tell my boss today as I just want to crawl into bed and not get out for the rest of the week!
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