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If I list the symptoms, can someone tell me what is wrong?

(101 Posts)
NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Mon 13-Oct-08 16:23:50

I have a MW apointment tomorrow anyway, but am going around in circles in my head.

I am 29+ weeks, I am as grumpy as grumpy can be, I feel really really tired all the time, even when I have just woken up, I'm sleeping all night, either laying on the sofa or actually sleeping on it when I get the chance, I'm in bed for 9 o'clock most nights and sleep all night again, and yet I still am soooo tired, I feel sick with it. I know this all sounds so over the top, but I seriously can't do a thing without feeling sick from sheer exhaustion, yet with all the rest/sleep I am having it can't be tiredness, can it?

I am eating well, drinking like there is tomorrow though still feeling thirsty, all bodily functions (hmm) are working fine.

Other symptoms include getting really breathless for no apparent reason, (baby isn't pressing into my lungs yet, so not lack of space) I feel like I can't just settle, even when I am sleeping I am constantly twitching about and tossing and turning. I constantly feel like I am either going to be sick, or it is going to come out of the other end, but it never actually happens, and as I said it is normal when it does... IYKWIM?

Shitty shit shit, am I just a moaner? I just feel so wiped out, to the point where I even had to stop half way to school to get my breath and stop myself feeling sick, the school is across the road, not an hours walk away.

luvaduck Mon 13-Oct-08 16:29:38

you need the midwife to check your blood glucose and your haemoglobin to look for diabetes and anaemia.

good luck

hanaflower Mon 13-Oct-08 16:31:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FreeCodwitheverypacketofchips Mon 13-Oct-08 16:31:55

That sounds like how I felt both times. I was low on iron. Take some spatone and don't bother with the constipating yuck tablets they'll dole out because they're cheap.

Spatone is much quicker and you should feel better soon. smile

lulumama Mon 13-Oct-08 16:33:32

i would also guess at a combo of aneamia and GD... grin

do we get a prize if we are right?

aneamia can make you breathless, i;d get going iwth the spatone anyway

ajm200 Mon 13-Oct-08 16:34:02

You are pregnant! wink

As luvaduck says, lack of iron would explain the tiredness and breathlessness and drinking lots of water can be a sign of gestational diabetes.. the rest just sounds like all the pregnancy stuff they don't warn you about.

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Mon 13-Oct-08 16:35:40

No, no prizes today, I am too chuffing grumpy to even think of a fun prize, sorry! And I never say chuffing, is that a symptomas well? hmm

Where do I get this spatone from? (am hoping Tesco or something so DH can get it on his way home!)

castille Mon 13-Oct-08 16:37:05

Gosh yes when I was pregnant and severely anaemic I felt truly awful all the time - breathless, dizzy, exhausted, anxious, blood pressure so low they couldn't believe their readings, etc etc.

My sympathies, I hope they sort you out fast!

ajm200 Mon 13-Oct-08 16:37:56

Boots and larger chemists sell it.
Spatone in orange juice is great, tastes odd but really works.

Much better than taking the tablets the Dr gives you - they'll have you pooing bullets.

lulumama Mon 13-Oct-08 16:37:58

most chemists sell it

ajm200 Mon 13-Oct-08 16:38:25

sorry lulumama - we keep x-posting

CantSleepWontSleep Mon 13-Oct-08 16:38:37

Another one who was going to suggest diabetes or anaemia (or both!).

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Mon 13-Oct-08 16:39:24

Ajm, what is this 'pregnant' you speak of? Never heard of it wink

Have never felt like this before, have been exhausted through the 7 weeks of labour (!!) last time, and the new born stages, but this is like, my body is tired, it takes such an effort just to move my arm, this is my first MNing adventure since before the weekend, and that says a lot in itself!

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Mon 13-Oct-08 16:41:14

Sorry x posts with a few then...

Will get DH onto the spatone hunt.

I really hope she doesn't send me for another GTT, how long would it take for this spatone to make a difference if it is going to?

ajm200 Mon 13-Oct-08 16:43:37

I felt like you do last time round... it was horrible. Everyone kept telling me how easy their pregnancies were just to make it worse..

Hope you start to feel a bit better soon.

lulumama Mon 13-Oct-08 16:52:21

s'alright ajm !

nat, get a chuffing grip ! grin
<<runs>>

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Mon 13-Oct-08 16:57:22

I seem to get worse with each pregnancy (oh god help you all when it gets to the business end of this one!) DS1 you'd never have even known I was pregnant, DS2, well, you did know I was pregnant, this one, it's just been one thing after another!

T'is a very good job this is the last one (said that last tme as well....!)

ajm200 Mon 13-Oct-08 17:06:51

Hopefully a difficult pregnancy will mean an easy birth for you.. it did for me. You can always let off steam on here..

I've spent the last 2-3 weeks moaning about BHs so I'm sure I'm driving everyone on here mad. lunchtime was plagued with BHs 4.5 long and 10 mins apart.. I was a right grumpy cow.. Feel sorry for the MWs who attend my homebirth as they've rationed the G&A.. just 60 mins shock

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Mon 13-Oct-08 17:11:52

shock 60 minutes? Can you go to your GP and ask for a prescription for more before the event? (I also have a HB planned, if they refuse to book me in for an induction, another thing to sort out with her tomorrow)

kimberbilly Mon 13-Oct-08 17:38:29

hi i'm new to this but have a question,i'm 39weeks today,last tuesday i was havin contractions from 8pm,got them 2 3mins apart lastin 1min then they stopped! I've had a few shows,little bits each time,but last nite started with contractions again which stopped AGAIN! Been to see midwife today who was very unhelpful,says she would'nt look to see if i was dialating,says they do nothin till i'm 41weeks,i'm very crampy backache and havin regular braxton hicks at 10mins apart,this is my 3rd baby belive it or not but when i was pregnant with girls i had no problems,you can probably guess this is a boy,can ANYONE tell me if they think labour could start soon or could i be goin through this for another couple weeks! Need tips on how to get things movin aswell,i've had raspberry leaf tea,pinapple,hot curry,sex and evening primrose oil to soften my cervix but still nothing!! plz help!!

mabanana Mon 13-Oct-08 17:41:11

You (OP) sound anaemic - typical symptoms tiredness and breathlessness. Eat steak, broccoli, apricots and orange juice all together (well, OK eat the apricots afterwards) and take Spatone or Pregnacare and see your GP.

lulumama Mon 13-Oct-08 17:42:10

kimberilly, your baby will come when ready. it sounds like pre labour and i would think things will get moving soon, you are doing all the right natural things to help get things moving,but babies come when they are ready.. you might find after all the practice contractions your labour is really quick

ajm200 Mon 13-Oct-08 17:46:19

The only prescription I can ask for is pethidine and I don't really want that. Heard too many bad things about it and I really don't want to take anything that will get through to the baby...

I'll just have to be brave, use my hypnobirthing and keep the G&A until near the end..

kimberbilly Mon 13-Oct-08 17:59:36

Thanks for that lulumama,he been such a pain all the way through now i just want him here,he bloody killin me little monkey,just hope all these pains will start something soon,i love the way my midwife put in my notes wait for out come,yep i know that 1!!

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Mon 13-Oct-08 18:04:05

DH is at the chemist as I speak getting the spatone, do I just follow what it says?

AJM, I had pethadine with DS1, would never ever touch it again, although others swear by it.

Kimberbilly, agree with Lulu, your baby will come when ready (and if I know boys, that is likely to be at least a week over dates!) there is nothing else to do but bunker down and be ready to be in it for the long haul, then at least if your little man makes an earlier appearance you'll be pleasently surprised! Hope all goes well when it comes to the time

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