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First trimester pity party

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Lemondrop09 Thu 16-Mar-17 12:15:24

I'm 11 weeks and feeling very sorry for myself today. Anyone want to join me?

I've been signed off work for the last 5 weeks with HG (although it's not half as bad as some poor women, thankfully). I've got the vomiting under control with pills but I still feel nauseous all the time, dry wretching and beyond exhausted. I've barely got out of bed, let alone left the house in weeks. However I think I'm lucky and the sickness looks like it might ease with the end of the first trimester.

Today is my first day back at work, as while I still feel like a bus has run over me, I don't feel sick enough to ask to be signed off any more. Luckily I can WAH. My PC is hooked up next to my bed, I'm still in my PJs and mostly just staring at the screen in a daze. I don't know how I'm going to do this as my work requires quite a bit of brain power confused

I'm so, so constipated. I was to hot and bloated to sleep last night, so I'm even more exhausted today (which I didn't think was possible). I could nap right now, I really really want to. In summary, I just feel crap! I had no idea the first trimester would be so friggin hard.

So anyone else feeling the same?

Anyone want to reassure me that this will actually pass and I might feel half human for at least the second trimester?

Lemondrop09 Thu 16-Mar-17 12:48:21

Oh and I forgot to mention the raging heartburn and boobs that are so sore they feel like they are going to explode shock

Man I feel sick today. Work is not happening, productivity is through the floor. How does anyone manage to do this, function and actually have a life?! Couldn't imagine doing this with a toddler running around...

mummabubs Thu 16-Mar-17 17:03:43

I'll join Lemondrop!! I'm 11+2, also at home from work and also being sick, retching/heaving and feeling nauseous 24/7. I was so excited to get pregnant (first time for me) and I ended up crying last night in front of a slightly bewildered husband just saying that it's not what I thought it would be! I'm really hoping that it fizzles out soon, I'm ignoring the horror stories of people who have this the whole way through. I'm just bored of constantly feeling sick and exhausted, but equally feel guilty for complaining when I feel really lucky to still be pregnant. It's a rollercoaster of emotions eh(!) Hope you start to feel better soon xx

Ps 🎈🎈 here are balloons for our pity party!

mummabubs Thu 16-Mar-17 17:04:32

And with you too on the constipation/ouch boobs line. It's so glamorous!

19thJuly2017 Thu 16-Mar-17 17:30:42

I was nauseous, tired and headachy throughout the first trimester - I felt like I had a constant hangover. I could honestly have fallen asleep at my desk and yet I couldn't sleep for more than a few hours. I was bloated, felt enormous and would happily spend all weekend in my pjs in front of the telly (not me at all).

At about week 15 everything changed, no sickness, no bloating, no headaches, still tired sometimes but nowhere near as bad and before.

I'm now 22 weeks and have felt like a new woman for the last few weeks, even had enough energy to go for a walk before work every morning (not quite the same as my 4 mile runs, but better than nothing!)

Hope you feel better really soon.

Tigger83 Thu 16-Mar-17 17:41:15

I'll join! I feel bloody awful, nauseous all day long, exhausted, constipated, so so bloated (up a dress size already!) emotions all over the place and just rubbish.

Oh and only 7weeks and 3 days!!!!

confusedat23 Thu 16-Mar-17 18:10:34

Can I join? I just want to moan about the sheer exhaustion i feel!!! Going to bed at 7.30pm each night is not helping and just making me reakly depressed!!!


Lemondrop09 Thu 16-Mar-17 18:49:02

Yay! Welcome to the club. Thought it was just me for a bit there, being particularly pathetic/whiny! Sorry you're all feeling rubbish too, but glad I'm not alone. Can't wait for this mythical wondrous second trimester (I hold no such illusions about the third!)

PlayOnWurtz Thu 16-Mar-17 19:40:54

Take some lactulose. You may find some of the nausea is linked to the constipation

Lemondrop09 Thu 16-Mar-17 20:24:35

Thanks Play, I'm already on lactulose and that grim fibre drink, which helps a little bit

PlayOnWurtz Thu 16-Mar-17 20:25:43

Drink lots of water. Have you upped the lactulose? I find the highest dose works in 4 hours blush

Lemondrop09 Thu 16-Mar-17 20:27:56

Yeah, water is an issue because of it the vomiting, but have been making an active effort to drink as much as I can.

Not glamorous, this pregnancy thing, is it?! grin

mummabubs Fri 17-Mar-17 19:28:27

Just to spread some cheer at the pity party: saw this and made me laugh (despite my heavily nauseous state!) This feels so true right now and I'm pretty sure will be accurate come the end!!

Lemondrop09 Fri 17-Mar-17 19:45:36

Ha ha, brilliant! Looking forward to the second.....the third, not so much!

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