First time posting on the site, and could really do with some advice. I'm 9 weeks pregnant and struggling at the moment with extreme tiredness and nausea. I've read that everything is supposed to go away once I hit the second trimester, I'm just struggling to see things getting any better at the moment. The nausea appears to have gotten worse over the last few weeks, smells are triggering me off and sending me running. All the normal nausea remedies work to an extent, but I still have this general feeling of being "off" colour.
The thought of getting up and going to work is all a bit overwhelming when i'm feeling like this. I'm seriously thinking of calling it quits on my job. I recently got a promotion (about a week after I found out I was pregnant - the timing was not the best!) and it's a job that I do enjoy when I'm feeling ok. It is however quite intense and I often have to work from 8:00am to 6:00pm so this doesn't make it easy to manage the tiredness . I just don't feel like I'm doing myself or the little one any good, the way that I'm currently feeling and when I'm at work I don't get the time to stop and have a breather.
I don't know what to do to get me through the next few weeks...Help!
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22-06-2014 15:56 #1Junior Member
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nausea/ms/tiredness .... this is too hard!
22-06-2014 16:10 #2
I felt like this and it was such a shock in my first pregnancy. I was ready for nausea - hell, I'd had enough hangovers in my life and I still got through my work day after.
I was not ready for opening my eyes each morning and my limbs feeling like lead, nor laying down at night and my stomach churning away like I was on a boat at sea.
With my first and second pregnancies, I also suffered from ante-natal depression. I really didn't want to get out of bed, face the world, it all just seemed way too hard. I even caught myself thinking that it might be easier just to end it all. This is NOT normal to feel like this.
My recent pregnancy, the fatigue and 24/7 nausea were just as bad. But I didn't get the AND, so coped better. There were still days where I felt that if one more person asks me to do one more thing I will just burst into tears and collapse like jelly. But I still felt hopeful and positive about things in general.
If you think you are actually slipping into depression, see your doctor as you may need some antidepressants to get you through.
If not, then there's a very good chance it will get better. For me the fog lifted around 13-14 weeks and the nausea started to ease around 16 weeks. You'll still feel tired, but just normal tired, not the extreme you are feeling now. So hang in there!
03-07-2014 19:55 #3Senior Member
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03-07-2014 22:51 #4
Stay strong!! I felt exactly the same when preg with DS, and even more so with this pregnancy. The nausea and tiredness ended up making me feel so miserable and depressed....Its REALLY hard.... I totally feel for you. With this pregnancy my nausea completely suddenly disappeared at about 16 weeks. I couldn't believe it once i realised it had finally gone... it felt like the day would never come and I was destined to feel like death for the whole pregnancy.
Just stay focused, remind yourself of the precious little person you're growing and why you're going through this... its all worth it i can promise you that! And another thing as a positive, nausea is actually a good sign for you pregnancy wise Of course there are many successful pregnancies without any nausea (damn those lucky women!!) but nausea is definitely a positive sign.
Making myself think of the positives is what got me through it.
Do you have any rec leave? If you do - maybe use it while you're coping with this rough stage. If you're really bad some days, then call in sick. They can't fire you - you make sure you have med certs. Don't push yourself, because your and your babies health and well being is most important.
If you feel its best to resign from your job, then do what you feel you need to do. But just keep in mind this tough stage is likely to pass, and then you will start to feel pretty damn good in second tri.
Gingler beer is what really got me through my terrible nausea. So if youre at work and having a real bad time with it, crack open a can.... its amazing, really settles the belly and by the time you have finished the can the nausea should be gone. I found this is what happened to me. Yes it does return though...
Stay strong!! Hope you're feeling better now since making this post.
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