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    Default Coping with lack of energy?

    Just wondering how others manage to keep up with everything during the first trimester energy drain?

    I'm working two part time jobs (35 hours/wk) and really struggling with low energy at the moment. I haven't had much MS at all but I think the exhaustion is possibly on the more extreme end of the scale.

    My house is a tip at the mo lol. I have today off but I do like 5 mins of tidying then sleep ugh not very efficient. On work days forget it! DH is a chef and it's busy until after Xmas for him. He's doing like 6 14 hour days/wk up until Xmas.

    I need some tips!!!!

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    Default Coping with lack of energy?

    Congratulations!!!!

    My tip is: listen to your body, forget everything else, and SLEEP!!!!!!

    It will get better xxx

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    It's hard isn't it? Here is what I have been doing:
    • go to bed at 9pm (as opposed to my usual 11:30pm)
    • cut as many extra social/volunteering/family commitments as possible
    • make sure you eat super healthy foods - lots of iron, protein, fresh fruit and vegies and low-fat dairy. If you don't eat enough iron and protein you can get more tired.
    • try to keep exercising
    • stretch every night before bed
    • I have been driving to work instead of catching public transport
    I am still exhausted though! Very hard working full-time, especially when you can't tell people in the first trimester.

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    I am in the same boat! I also have hypothyroidism so I am even more tired from that and am working fulltime. Its so exhausting. I am taking tablets now which makes it slightly better, but I take them at night so it doesnt help much during the day. My house is so messy too, but on my days off when we dont have things planned I normally dont do much and have a nanna nap as well. Work days I dont stop yawning all day its so exhausting and hard because the older ladies keep telling me to suck it up and stop acting tired (they dont know Im pregnant yet).


 

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