Anyone else suffering bad fatigue
Only 6 weeks
, Dec 10 2012 06:33 PM
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:33 PM
I am ionly six weeks pregnant but very tired. I had 12 hours sleep last night and still struggled to stay awake today. Had anyone else suffered from this.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:46 PM
I never had any MS with DD but think the hormones were directed to the fatigue department instead. I would somehow struggle along til lunchtime (at work), then sleep my 45min break, get home and sleep again. Wake up for dinner and back to sleep.
I was lucky with my job being in childcare, so a lot of the day I could be sitting down to interact with the kids. I honestly don't know how I made it through those 7 weeks but somehow I did.
My only tips...try and eat something before you sleep and brush your teeth, that way you don't wake up with that awful taste in your mouth from a nap and feel groggy.
Apples are meant to give you more of an energy hit than caffeine. Even so I was drinking a 600mL bottle of coke a day (don't drink coffee).
Hope it passes quickly for you
Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:53 PM
I found the first trimester the hardest with both of my pregnancies.
I was constantly tired and napped through the day. Once I was half way through my second trimester I was a lot more energetic.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:09 PM
I'm almost 8 weeks. I went to bed on Friday night at about 9 and slept until 8. Went back to bed at 12 for an hour. Then again at 3:30. Managed to stay up later that night to wrap all our christmas gifts, and went to bed at 10:30, and slept until about 8. Went back to bed at 10, slept until 12 and then fell asleep on the couch at 3:30 for an hour. Slept from 9 to 7 this morning. It's a miracle I made it through work today.
So in answer to your question, yes, I'm suffering badly at the moment. Bring on 2nd Trimester
Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:17 PM
Absolutely feeling it. 6 weeks was probably around the time it really hit hard. I'm just over 10 weeks now, and today was my best day at work for weeks, so I'm hoping that's the start of it passing, and my energy returning!
It's been horrendous. I told work about my pregnancy just on 9 weeks, partly because I felt I was slacking off, and I wanted to explain my tiredness
Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:21 PM
Up till about 10 weeks I was absolutely exhausted, it made getting through the end of uni absolute hell. The last 5 weeks haven't been as bad, but I'm still tired all the time, I just don't need to sleep 8-8 everyday + want naps now.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:49 PM
Glad its not just me, hope it passes soon
Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:00 PM
Thank god I am not the only one suffering this. I sleep well at night and wake up just as tired as I went to bed. Been like this since about 4 to 5 weeks. Now I'm 7.5 weeks. I work in a nursing home so on my feet all day and run off my feet. Don't know how I get through the day sometimes. Exhausted when I get home. the couch is my new best friend. My dog misses his walks.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:41 PM
Yes I was that exhausted, I felt like just collapsing, even managed to give myself an exhaustion induced migraine (i had never had a migraine) and ended in hospital for 3 days as they thought I had a mini stroke ... However once 14 weeks hit I feel normal again thank goodness so there is hope
Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:49 PM
I am also really, really tired (7 wks now) and the ms has been really kicking in the last couple of days.
I tried to have a nap this afternoon but the kids were being noisy as they were having lots of fun with DH, finally fell asleep but then was literally woken up after 1 minute as one of my kids jumped on the bed!
Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:32 AM
I was really tired up until about 14 weeks - seriously I got so sick of the couch and bed because I was always just flopped around snoozing! I found that after this time my nausea went away and a bit of the fatigue as well.
Now (25wks) I'm still tired but it's different - not so much mind-numbing fatigue as a combination of being short of breath/not able to do as much physically, and the fact that I don't get more than 3-4 hours uninterrupted sleep any more.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:00 PM
Totally normal. I was so tired at that point. My fatigue got better a about 10 weeks. Make sure you can nap when you can. I'm 20 weeks now and have been feeling tired again where I need to nap during the day.
Edited by Koobie83, 11 December 2012 - 01:01 PM.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:10 PM
I have been exhausted since 6 weeks now 31 weeks. I do have two other young kids so could be due to lack of sleep.
Today I am so tired I can't do anything
Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:55 PM
The first trimester was a huge struggle for me, initially from exhaustion, later from morning sickness which unfortunately is continuing.
Fatigue was one of my first pregnancy symptoms, I had this from before my period was late. I found it a struggle to get up each morning and my walk to work was a real drag. I felt like I was wading through quicksand constantly, or that my legs were made of concrete. I woke up exhausted, stumbled through the day, walked home in a daze and then fell asleep in front of the telly. I had to be in bed by 9pm every night because I was just so tired.
The fatigue is totally and completely normal. I expressed frustration to my Ob that I couldn't get anything done, I was just so tired. She told me to leave everything, I could catch up in the second trimester, but in the meantime it was much better for me to listen to my body and rest where possible, because a lot was going on inside and I needed to sleep. She was right - I got a lot of my energy back after the 12 week mark, though my morning sickness continued.
I found in the first trimester that if I didn't listen to my body and rest up, I got horribly sick - exhaustion made my morning sickness much worse.
Hang in there! Sleep now, you'll feel much better in a month or so.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:42 PM
Yep - exhaustion definitely made my morning sickness worse too. I was asleep by 6:30pm one nights and then would have to get up and cook dinner for DH at 7:30. Was horrible!
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